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William Collier Jr.

Highest Rated:   100% Street Scene (1931)
Lowest Rated:   53% Cimarron (1931)
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The son of famed theatrical personality William Collier, William H. Collier Jr. made his acting debut at age four in his dad's vehicle Caught in the Rain. The younger Collier appeared in his first movie in 1914. Nicknamed "Buster," Collier was a lifelong pal of another celebrated Buster whose last name was Keaton. Gaining a bon vivant reputation in the 1920s, Collier made headlines for his New Year's Eve marriage to Ziegfeld girl Marie Stevens (the best man was none other than William Randolph Hearst). A successful screen leading man of the silent era, Collier made a smooth talkie transition in the Frank Capra-directed The Donovan Affair (1929). His best-remembered talkie role was as the stool pigeon who is gunned down on steps of a church in 1930's Little Caesar. After his film career petered out in the early 1930s, Buster Collier went to work as an actor's agent for the William Morris Agency; throughout the 1940s, Collier was a principal conduit between Hollywood and radio, coaxing several mike-shy movie stars to appear on such airwaves anthologies as Lux Radio Theatre.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Phantom Express
  • Bruce Harrington
2032
No Score Yet The Donovan Affair
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet The Story of Temple Drake
  • Toddy Gowan
1933
No Score Yet After Tomorrow
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet His Guiding Destiny
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet The Big Gamble
  • Johnnie Ames
1931
53% Cimarron
  • The Kid
1931
100% Street Scene
  • Sam Kaplan
1931
No Score Yet The Secret Witness
  • Arthur Jones
1931
No Score Yet Reducing
  • Johnnie Beasley
1931
No Score Yet New Movietone Follies of 1930
  • Conrad Sterling
1930
No Score Yet So This Is Love?
  • Jerry McGuire
1928
No Score Yet The Lighthouse by the Sea
  • Albert Dom
1924
No Score Yet Everybody's Sweetheart
  • John
1920
No Score Yet The Soul of Youth
  • Dick Armstrong
1920

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