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Timothy Bottoms

Highest Rated:   100% The Last Picture Show (1971)
Lowest Rated:   0% Top Dog (1994)
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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).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet How Not to Propose
  • Rick
2015
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
55% The Girl Next Door
  • Mr. Kidman
2004
No Score Yet Illusion Infinity
  • Francis Hiller/Alan/Henry/Douglas
2004
72% Elephant
  • Mr. McFarland
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
97% 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
36% 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
50% 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
57% 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
85% 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
70% Johnny Got His Gun
  • Joe Bonham
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Mr. Murphy
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Ritt Everett
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Irwin
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor

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