Wallace Beery

Wallace Beery

Highest Rated: 100% Old Ironsides (1926)

Lowest Rated: 57% A Date With Judy (1948)

Birthday: Apr 01, 1885

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Wallace Beery gradually progressed from theatre to film and starred in a multitude of comedic shorts during the silent era before becoming one of the biggest and most improbable stars of the 1930s. Imposing and not traditionally handsome, Beery was highly proficient at both comedy and menace, sometimes even mixing the two quite superbly. Feature assignments soon came in such notable productions as "The Last of the Mohicans" (1920), "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" (1921), "Robin Hood" (1922) and "The Lost World" (1925). For a time, his career seemed doomed by the arrival of sound, but MGM recognized his innate abilities and Beery's performance as a murderous thug in "The Big House" (1930) netted him an Oscar nomination. He won the coveted statue a year later for his turn as an over-the-hill prizefighter in "The Champ" (1931), which became the actor's signature role. Further impressive work followed in "Treasure Island" (1934) and "Viva Villa" (1934), and Beery found himself an in-demand talent with a highly lucrative contract. However, in contrast to many of the congenial miscreants he played, Beery was a highly disagreeable man completely lacking in basic social graces and a less than favorite co-star for many of his MGM colleagues. One of the few character players to attain major A-list stardom, Beery's power to both intimidate and amuse was matched by few.

Highest rated movies

Treasure Island
Old Ironsides
The Lost World
The Three Ages
Robin Hood
The Champ
Dinner at Eight
Grand Hotel

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Jack Big Jack Horner (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias a Gentleman Jim Breedin (Character) - 1948
57% 51% A Date With Judy Melvin R. Foster (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mighty McGurk Roy "Slag" McGurk (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 33% Bad Bascomb Zeb Bascomb/Ezekiel "Zeke" Smith (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Man's Navy Ned Trumpet (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rationing Ben Barton (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barbary Coast Gent Honest Plush Brannon (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salute to the Marines Sgt. Maj. William Bailey (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bugle Sounds Sergeant Patrick Aloysius "Hap" Doan (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackass Mail Marmaduke "Just" Baggot (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bad Man Pancho Lopez (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnacle Bill Bill Johansen (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Dakota Sgt. "Bar" Barstow (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Man of Wyoming "Reb" Harkness (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20 Mule Team Skinner Bill Bragg (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wyoming "Reb" Harkness (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stand Up and Fight Captain Boss Starkey (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder Afloat John Thorson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sergeant Madden Sgt. Shaun Madden (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Port of Seven Seas Cesar (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stablemates Doc Thomas `'Tom'` Terry (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bad Man of Brimstone "Trigger" Bill (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Old Soak Clem Hawley (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slave Ship Jack Thompson (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Old Hutch `'Hutch'` Hutchins (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Message to Garcia Sergeant Dory (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet O'Shaughnessy's Boy Captain Michael `'Windy'` O'Shaughnessy (Character) - 1935
80% 72% China Seas Jamesy MacArdle (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 64% Ah, Wilderness! Sidney "Sid" Miller (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet West Point of the Air Sgt. `'Big Mike'` Stone (Character) - 1935
60% 50% Viva Villa! Pancho Villa (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mighty Barnum Phineas T. Barnum (Character) - 1934
100% 74% Treasure Island Long John Silver (Character) - 1934
90% 75% Dinner at Eight Dan Packard (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 90% Tugboat Annie Terry Brennan (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 42% The Bowery Chuck Connors (Character) - 1933
86% 77% Grand Hotel Preysing (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flesh Polakai (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell Divers CPO H.W. `'Windy'` Riker (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 30% The Secret Six Louis 'Louie' Scorpio (Character) - 1931
95% 75% The Champ Champ (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 62% The Stolen Jools Police Sergeant (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Highwayman Rides Garrett (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lady's Morals P.T. Barnum (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Way for a Sailor Tripod (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Billy the Kid Garrett (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 42% Min and Bill Bill (Character) - 1930
75% 69% The Big House 'Machine Gun' Butch Schmidt (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chinatown Nights Chuck Riley (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 82% Beggars of Life Oklahoma Red (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Now We're in the Air Wally (Character) - 1927
100% 60% Old Ironsides Bos'n (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Front Riff Swanson (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coming Through Joe Lawler (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rugged Water Capt. Bartlett (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pony Express Rhode Island Red (Character) - 1925
100% 69% The Lost World Professor Challenger (Character) - 1925
86% No Score Yet So Big Klaus Poole (Character) - 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Signal Tower Joe Standish (Character) - 1924
No Score Yet 55% The Red Lily Bo-Bo (Character) - 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eternal Struggle Barode Dukane (Character) - 1923
100% 76% The Three Ages The Villain (Character) - 1923
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drifting Jules Repin (Character) - 1923
100% 71% Robin Hood Richard the Lion-Hearted (Character) - 1922
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Round-Up Buck McKee (Character) - 1920
No Score Yet 62% The Last of the Mohicans Magua (Character) - 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virgin of Stamboul Sheik Achmet Hamid (Character) - 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mollycoddle Henry von Holkar (Character) - 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Door Lt. Brandt (Character) - 1920
No Score Yet 50% Victory August Schomberg (Character) - 1919
29% No Score Yet Unpardonable Sin Unknown (Character) - 1919
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teddy at the Throttle Henry Black, Her Rascally Guardian (Character) - 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Clever Dummy Unknown (Character) - 1917

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