Zero Mostel

Zero Mostel

Highest Rated: 97% Panic in the Streets (1950)

Lowest Rated: 72% The Front (1976)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1915

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

This volatile, stage-trained comic actor made his film debut playing dual roles in "Du Barry Was a Lady" (1943). Mostel's solid, bulky build and heavy-lidded eyes made him a convincing heavy, but his promising film career (e.g., "Panic in the Streets" 1950) was cut short when he was blacklisted following his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951. His fortunes revived in the early 1960s with his maniacally comic Broadway performance in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (1962) and, as Tevye, in "Fiddler on the Roof" (1964). Mostel turned in a landmark screen performance as bamboozling Broadway producer Max Bialystock in Mel Brooks' "The Producers" (1967), and continued making regular film appearances into the late 1970s. One of his most notable later roles was in the Martin Ritt drama, "The Front" (1976), as a man facing the blacklist.

Highest rated movies

Panic in the Streets
The Producers
The Enforcer
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The Hot Rock
The Front

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% 86% Watership Down Kehaar (Voice) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood on Trial Unknown (Character) - 1976
72% 74% The Front Hecky Brown (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foreplay President/Don Pasquale (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Into Fear Kopelkin (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 52% Rhinoceros John (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Upon a Scoundrel Carlos del Refugio (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marco Kublai Khan (Character) - 1973
78% 68% The Hot Rock Abe Greenberg (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 60% The Angel Levine Morris Mishkin (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mastermind Inspector Hoku Ichihara (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 29% The Great Bank Robbery Rev. Pious Blue (Character) - 1969
90% 85% The Producers Max Bialystock (Character) $111.9K 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Catherine Potemkin (Character) - 1968
86% 77% A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Pseudolus (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet World of Sholom Aleichem Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell Emmett (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 26% Sirocco Balukjiaan (Character) - 1951
89% 71% The Enforcer Big Babe Lazick (Character) - 1951
97% 78% Panic in the Streets Raymond Fitch (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 47% Du Barry Was a Lady Rami the Swami/Taliostra (Character) - 1943

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Cavett Show Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1970