Timothy Bottoms

Timothy Bottoms

Highest Rated: 100% The Last Picture Show (1971)

Lowest Rated: 0% Top Dog (1994)

Birthday: Aug 30, 1951

Birthplace: Not Available

The oldest of three sons of a high school art teacher, Timothy Bottoms was 17 when he toured Europe as a member of the Santa Monica Madrigal Society. Enjoying the "rush" of appearing before live audiences, Bottoms pursued a theatrical career. While playing the lead in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet, he was selected by writer/director Dalton Trumbo to play the blind, deaf, armless, and legless protagonist in the 1971 film version of Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun. That same year, Bottoms was tapped by Peter Bogdanovich to star as Texas teenager Sonny Crawford in the award-winning The Last Picture Show (1971), which featured Tim's younger brother Samuel. Bottoms followed these triumphs by creating the role of harried first-year law student Hart in the 1973 sleeper The Paper Chase. Thereafter, his film roles seemed haphazardly selected. On TV, Bottoms was given an opportunity to age nearly 30 years as Adam Trask in the 1981 miniseries version of East of Eden; he also co-starred with brothers Joseph and Sam in the feature-length TV pilot Favorite Son (1987). Again appearing opposite younger sibling Joseph, Tim made his Broadway bow in The 5th of July (1951). Bottoms surprised no one when he balked at the opportunity of re-creating his Sonny Crawford characterization in Texasville, the 1991 sequel to Last Picture Show. Eventually he not only agreed to co-star in Texasville, but also served as executive producer of a documentary on the making of that film, Picture This (1990).


Highest Rated Movies



62% The Shed Grampa Elias 2019
No Score Yet Welcome to the Men's Group Larry 2018
No Score Yet How Not to Propose Rick 2015
No Score Yet Sweet Surrender Actor 2014
No Score Yet 1 Nighter (The One Nighter) Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Land That Time Forgot Captain Burroughs 2009
No Score Yet Call of the Wild 3D Heep 2009
No Score Yet Bound By A Secret (The Glass Seagull) Will 2009
No Score Yet An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong Actor 2009
No Score Yet Lone Rider Gus 2008
No Score Yet Deadly Suspicion Actor 2008
No Score Yet Parasomnia Dr. Corso 2008
No Score Yet Chinaman's Chance (I Am Somebody) Thomas 2008
No Score Yet Holiday in Handcuffs Dad Chandler 2007
No Score Yet Deceit Martin Ford 2007
No Score Yet Shanghai Kiss Actor 2007
No Score Yet Paradise Texas Actor 2007
No Score Yet Vampire Bats Hank Poelker 2005
No Score Yet Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't Clarence 2005
No Score Yet Paradise, Texas Mack Cameron 2005
No Score Yet Ike: Countdown to D-Day Gen. Walter Bedell `Beetle' Smith 2004
56% The Girl Next Door Mr. Kidman $14.6M 2004
No Score Yet Illusion Infinity Francis Hiller/Alan/Henry/Douglas 2004
73% Elephant Mr. McFarland $1.2M 2003
No Score Yet The Hiding Place Actor 2003
No Score Yet Rehenes Equivocados Fred Donavan 2000
No Score Yet Along the Way Trevor's Dad 2000
No Score Yet Lone Tiger Marcus 1999
No Score Yet The Prince and the Surfer Johnny Canty 1999
No Score Yet The Boy with the X-Ray Eyes (X-Ray Boy) (X-Treme Teens) John Carver 1999
No Score Yet Spoiler Actor 1998
No Score Yet Diamondbacks Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask Fouquet 1998
No Score Yet The Waterfront Actor 1998
56% Uncle Sam Mr. Crandall 1997
No Score Yet Mr. Atlas Actor 1997
No Score Yet Personal Vendetta Actor 1996
No Score Yet Mortal Challenge Actor 1996
No Score Yet The Prince John 1996
No Score Yet Hourglass Jurgen Brauner 1995
No Score Yet Digger Sam Corlett 1994
No Score Yet Ava's Magical Adventure Slayton 1994
0% Top Dog Nelson Houseman 1994
94% King of the Hill Actor 1993
No Score Yet Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich Actor 1991
No Score Yet A Case of Honor Actor 1991
55% Texasville Sonny 1991
No Score Yet Istanbul Frank Collins 1990
No Score Yet Return From The River Kwai Actor 1989
No Score Yet The Drifter Arthur 1988
No Score Yet Case of Honor Sgt. Joseph 'Hard' Case 1988
No Score Yet Mio in the Land of Faraway The King 1987
33% Invaders from Mars George Gardner 1986
No Score Yet In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro Jack Ringtree 1986
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun Father Thomas O'Neil 1986
No Score Yet Husbands, Wives, Money & Murder Actor 1986
No Score Yet The Fantasist Danny Sullivan 1986
No Score Yet What Waits Below Maj. Elbert Stevens 1985
No Score Yet Serpiente de mar (Hydra-Monster of the Deep) Sea Serpent Capt. Pedro Barrios 1985
No Score Yet Hambone and Hillie Michael Radcliffe 1984
No Score Yet Love Leads the Way Morris Frank 1984
No Score Yet Tin Man Casey 1983
No Score Yet High Country Jim 1981
38% Hurricane Jack Sanford 1979
No Score Yet The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 John Boothe 1978
No Score Yet The Gift of Love Rudy 1978
58% Rollercoaster Young Man 1977
No Score Yet A Small Town in Texas Poke Jackson 1976
No Score Yet The Story of David Actor 1976
No Score Yet Operation: Daybreak Jan Kubis 1976
No Score Yet The White Dawn Daggett 1974
86% The Paper Chase James T. Hart 1973
No Score Yet Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing Walter Elbertson 1973
100% The Last Picture Show Sonny Crawford 1971
67% Johnny Got His Gun Joe Bonham 1971


52% Private Practice
Irwin 2010
37% Dirt
Gibson Horne 2007
81% Grey's Anatomy
Mr. Murphy 2005
No Score Yet NCIS
Ritt Everett 2004
No Score Yet That '70s Show
Vice Principal Cole 2002
50% Gideon's Crossing
Rev. Chuck Reverend Chuck 2000
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
No Score Yet East of Eden
Adam Trask 1981


Hart says: It was the genius who told me about Kingsfield. First guy to tell me all about Kingsfield. He read an article about him in Life or Time. Something about a book he wrote. It was called Contracts in Our Daily Lives.

Hart says: Maybe I better start studying then.

Hart says: We're gonna have to get up so early to keep up with him(Kingsfield).

Hart says: We're gonna have to get up so early to keep up with him.

Sonny Crawford says: "He was sweepin you sons-a-bitches! He was sweepin!"

Sonny Crawford says: He was sweepin you sons-a-bitches! He was sweepin!