William Holden

William Holden

Highest Rated: 100% Executive Suite (1954)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Apr 17, 1918

Birthplace: O'Fallon, Illinois, USA

Few Hollywood actors have conveyed spiritual and physical pain with the charismatic authority of William Holden. This scion of a wealthy family in the chemical business first registered in films as a clean-cut, affably handsome lead in the 1940s and he matured into more rough and tumble roles. Along the way his earnest qualities yielded to cynicism, perhaps most notably for writer-director Billy Wilder in "Sunset Boulevard" (1950) and in his Oscar-winning performance in "Stalag 17" (1953). Over the years, the rigors of life and drink re-sculpted his features into an expressive leather that gave testimony to the ravages of the moral ambiguity that had characterized many of his best roles. This quality may have been most eloquently expressed by his central performance as the desperado cowboy Pike in Sam Peckinpah's violent autumnal Western classic, "The Wild Bunch" (1969).

Highest rated movies

Executive Suite
Sunset Blvd.
Stalag 17
Born Yesterday
The Bridge on the River Kwai Sabrina
Network
The Wild Bunch

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 63% S.O.B. Tim Culley (Character) - 1981
0% 20% When Time Ran Out Shelby Gilmore (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 87% The Earthling Patrick Foley (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 27% Ashanti Jim Sandell (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 33% Escape to Athena Prisoner smoking a cigar in prison camp (Character) - 1979
44% 49% Damien: Omen II Richard Thorn (Character) - 1978
71% 62% Fedora Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 55% 21 Hours at Munich Chief of Police Manfred Schreiber (Character) - 1976
92% 93% Network Max Schumacher (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Open Season Hal Wolkowski (Character) - 1974
70% 72% The Towering Inferno Jim Duncan (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Bumper Morgan (Character) - 1973
57% 66% Breezy Frank Harmon (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 20% The Revengers John Benedict (Character) - 1972
57% 44% Wild Rovers Ross Bodine (Character) - 1971
90% 90% The Wild Bunch Pike Bishop (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 81% The Christmas Tree Unknown (Character) - 1969
60% 68% The Devil's Brigade Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick (Character) - 1968
25% 34% Casino Royale Ransome (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 48% Alvarez Kelly Alvarez Kelly (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 67% The 7th Dawn Major Ferris (Character) - 1964
50% 66% Paris When It Sizzles Richard "Rick" Benson (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 84% The Counterfeit Traitor Eric Erickson (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lion Robert Hayward (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 33% Satan Never Sleeps Father O'Banion (Character) - 1962
38% 67% The World of Suzie Wong Robert Lomax (Character) - 1960
85% 75% The Horse Soldiers Maj. Henry Kendall (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 58% The Key Capt. David Ross (Character) - 1958
95% 93% The Bridge on the River Kwai Commander/Major Shears (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Proud and Profane Lt. Col. Colin Black (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% Toward the Unknown Maj. Lincoln Bond (Character) - 1956
50% 55% Picnic Hal Carter (Character) $24.0K 1955
53% 57% Love Is a Many Splendored Thing Mark Elliott (Character) - 1955
93% 89% Sabrina David Larrabee (Character) - 1954
80% 61% The Bridges at Toko-Ri Lt. Harry Brubaker (Character) - 1954
100% 73% Executive Suite McDonald Walling (Character) - 1954
86% 77% The Country Girl Bernie Dodd (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 55% Escape From Fort Bravo Capt. Roper (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 22% Forever Female Stanley Krown (Character) - 1953
44% 54% The Moon Is Blue Donald Gresham (Character) - 1953
97% 93% Stalag 17 Sgt. J.J. Sefton (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boots Malone Boots Malone (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 42% The Turning Point Jerry McKibbon (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 30% Submarine Command Lt. Cmdr. Ken White (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 44% Force of Arms Sgt. Joe "Pete" Peterson (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Is a Bachelor Johnny Rutledge (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 65% Union Station Lt. William Calhoun (Character) - 1950
97% 85% Born Yesterday Paul Verrall (Character) - 1950
99% 95% Sunset Blvd. Joe Gillis (Character) - 1950
50% 48% The Dark Past Al Walker (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 67% Miss Grant Takes Richmond Dick Richmond (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Wife Bill Seacroft (Character) - 1949
57% 75% Streets of Laredo Jim Dawkins (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 30% The Man From Colorado Capt. Del Stewart (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 67% Apartment for Peggy Jason Taylor (Character) - 1948
67% 63% Rachel and the Stranger David Harvey (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 25% Variety Girl Unknown (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blaze of Noon Colin McDonald (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 100% Dear Ruth Lt. William Seacroft (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young and Willing Norman Reese (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 45% The Fleet's In Casey Kirby (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 40% Meet the Stewarts Michael Stewart (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew Andrew Long (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 52% Texas Dan Thomas (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Wanted Wings Unknown (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 55% Arizona Peter Muncie (Character) - 1940
86% 46% Our Town George Gibbs (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Were the Days P.J. "Petey" Simmons (Character) - 1940
80% 47% Golden Boy Joe Bonaparte (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 55% Invisible Stripes Tim Taylor (Character) - 1939

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 99% Knight Rider Unknown (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Cavett Show Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program Guest 1956
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lux Radio Theatre Unknown (Character) 1951