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      Timothy Carey

      Timothy Carey

      Highest Rated: 96% The Killing (1956)

      Lowest Rated: 61% One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

      Birthday: Mar 11, 1929

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      One of the most eccentric characters to ever wind up in Hollywood, tough guy actor Timothy Carey rarely had more than bit roles, yet over the course of his career, he crossed paths with an astonishing number of iconic artistic figures. At 6'4," Carey was cast for his imposing presence, and in uncredited early roles, he roughed up both Marlon Brando and James Dean. Two of his most substantial roles came in the early works of Stanley Kubrick, playing a man who shoots a race horse in Kubrick's 1956 heist drama, "The Killing," and playing a soldier unfairly singled out for execution in Kubrick's '57 anti-war film, "Paths of Glory." He cavorted with Frankie and Annette in two of the '60s "Beach Party" sequels and also appeared in The Monkees' big screen vehicle, "Head." Carey appeared in Elvis Presley's last film as an actor, '69's "Change of Habit." Carey's likeness was amongst the faces gracing the cover artwork of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" LP, but George Harrison stood in front of his image in the final shot. In the '70s, Carey's most substantial work was in two films by independent director John Cassavetes: '71's "Minnie and Moskowitz" and '76's "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie." Carey died of a stroke in '94, leaving behind only one starring role: as the rocker-turned-preacher in his self-directed '62 satire, "The World's Greatest Sinner," featuring a soundtrack by fellow iconoclast Frank Zappa.

      Highest rated movies

      Paths of Glory poster Paths of Glory The Killing poster The Killing East of Eden poster
      East of Eden
      Minnie and Moskowitz poster
      Minnie and Moskowitz
      The Killing of a Chinese Bookie poster
      The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
      Echo Park poster
      Echo Park
      Beach Blanket Bingo poster
      Beach Blanket Bingo
      Head poster




      78% 39% Echo Park Vinnie (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Speedtrap Loomis (Character) - 1978
      79% 83% The Killing of a Chinese Bookie Flo (Gangster) (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bait Big Mike (Character) - 1972
      81% 85% Minnie and Moskowitz Morgan Morgan (Character) - 1971
      71% 71% Head Lord High 'n Low (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 38% A Time for Killing Billy Cat (Character) - 1967
      73% 52% Beach Blanket Bingo South Dakota Slim (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 60% The World's Greatest Sinner Clarence Hilliard (Character),
      - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mermaids of Tiburon Milo Sangster (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 75% The Second Time Around Bonner (Character) - 1961
      61% 72% One-Eyed Jacks Howard Tetley (Character) - 1961
      96% 95% Paths of Glory Pvt. Maurice Ferol (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 71% The Last Wagon Cole Harper (uncredited) (Character) - 1956
      96% 92% The Killing Nikki Arcane (as Tim Carey) (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 50% Francis in the Haunted House Hugo (Character) - 1956
      86% 90% East of Eden Joe (uncredited) (Character) - 1955
      70% 72% Crime Wave Johnny Haslett (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 12% White Witch Doctor Jarrett (Character) - 1953


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