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William Sylvester

Highest Rated:   94% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Lowest Rated:   40% The Hindenburg (1975)
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American-born actor William Sylvester relocated to England just after World War II. For the next quarter of a century, Sylvester was a fixture in British radio, TV and films, graduating from roles of the "two-bit hood" variety to full-leading man status. His most famous movie assignments included the lead in the ventriloquist-controlled-by-dummy yarn The Devil Doll (1964), and the crucial expository role of Dr. Heywood Floyd in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Returning to the U.S. in the late 1970s, William Sylvester continued essaying secondary character parts in films, and was seen as Dr. Leonard Driscoll on the 1976 TVer Gemini Man.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
89% Heaven Can Wait
  • Nuclear Reporter
1978
No Score Yet Riding with Death
  • Actor
1976
40% The Hindenburg
  • Luftwaffe Colonel
1975
No Score Yet Busting
  • Weldman
1974
67% Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
  • Tom Henderson
1973
No Score Yet Devils of Darkness
  • Paul Baxter
1968
94% 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Dr. Floyd
$0.2M 1968
No Score Yet Kenya: Country of Treasure
  • Burt Hickey
1968
No Score Yet Gorgo
  • Sam Slade
1961
No Score Yet Postmark for Danger
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet High Tide at Noon
  • Alec Douglas
1957
No Score Yet Postmark for Danger
  • Dave Forrester
1956
No Score Yet The Unholy Four (The Stranger Came Home)
  • Philip Vickers
1954
No Score Yet Appointment In London
  • Mac
1953
No Score Yet The Yellow Balloon
  • Len
1953
No Score Yet Christ in Concrete
  • Giovanni
1949

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