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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 3, 2012|
|Born:||August 28, 1930||Cause of Death:||Pancreatic Cancer|
|Birth Place:||New York, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
First professional stage appearance in "Jezebel's Husband" at Pennsylvania's Pocono Playhouse
Early TV appearances include episodes of "Danger" (CBS) and "Kraft Television Theatre" (NBC)
Made Broadway debut with lead role as a psychopathic sadist in the play "End as a Man"
Starred on Broadway in original production of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"; played the alcoholic son Brick to Burl Ives¿s Big Daddy and Barbara Bel Geddes as Maggie
Received a Tony nomination for his portrayal of Johnny Pope in "A Hatful of Rain" on Broadway
Film debut in bit role as a card player in "I'll Cry Tomorrow"
First substantial film role, "The Strange One," an adaptation of "End as a Man"
Gained wide acclaim for his role opposite Jimmy Stewart in Otto Preminger's "Anatomy of a Murder"
Debut as TV series regular, "Arrest and Trial" (ABC)
Portrayed Fred Grudge, the idealistic nephew of modern-day isolationist Daniel Grudge (Sterling Hayden) in the ABC special "Carol for Another Christmas," a contemporary version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Starred as the terminally ill Paul Bryan and directed episodes of "Run for Your Life" (NBC); earned two Emmy nominations as Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Made cameo appearance with John Cassavetes as card players in "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium"
First collaboration with Cassavetes as director, "Husbands"; co-starred with Peter Falk as unhappily married men out for a drunken night on the town
TV-movie debut, "When Michael Calls" (ABC)
Played crime syndicate chief Eddie Rico in CBS movie "The Family Rico," adapted from the novel <i>The Brothers Rico</i> by Georges Simenon
Starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in the ABC miniseries "QB VII" (based on the Leon Uris novel) as a writer being sued for libel for what he wrote about a Polish doctor at Auschwitz
Received second Tony nomination for his work in "Hughie" and "Duet"
Directed episodes of "Columbo" (NBC), starring Falk as the titular detective
Essayed the title role of "Capone," which featured Cassavetes as an actor
Reteamed with Cassavetes for "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie"; played a strip-club owner in debt to the mob
Headed the Jewish agency trying to find sanctuary for the German Jews aboard the St. Louis in Stuart Rosenberg's "Voyage of the Damned"; Rosenberg previously directed episodes of "Run for Your Life"
Starred opposite Colleen Dewhurst in the Broadway revival of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"; received Tony nomination
Tried to get a psychologically fraught Gena Rowlands back on stage in Cassavetes' "Opening Night"; Falk also in cast; film received a limited release in Los Angeles
Portrayed the father of a drug-addicted teenager (Robby Benson) in NBC movie "The Death of Richie"
Played title role of an American who operates a brothel in Singapore in Peter Bogdanovich's drama "Saint Jack"
Starred opposite Audrey Hepburn in the disappointing "Bloodline"
Reteamed with Hepburn in Bogdanovich's "They All Laughed"; film bombed at the box office
Acted in Italian movies ("Tales of Ordinary Madness," 1981; "The Girl from Trieste," 1982; "Uno Scandalo Perbene," 1984; "Il proessore, Il Camorrista," 1985)
Received an Emmy nomination as Rowlands' husband in the NBC TV-movie "An Early Frost"
Played Captain Tom Wright in the NBC movie "Police Story: The Freeway Killings"
Acted the part of the evil and eccentric town patriarch in "Road House"
Feature directorial debut, "Beyond the Ocean"; also co-wrote screenplay
Appeared in the short-lived Broadway play "Shimada"
Returned to the NY stage in "Chinese Coffee"
Portrayed Mafia boss Joseph Bonanno in TV-movie "Love, Honor and Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage" (NBC), based on the book by Rosalie Bonanno
Played the Warden in Western prison drama "Convict Cowboy" (Showtime), starring Jon Voight
Acted in straight-to-video release "Scene of the Crime" as police lieutenant Jack Lasky
Landed featured role in David Mamet's "The Spanish Prisoner"
Portrayed a pornographer in the Coen Brothers' cult film "The Big Lebowski"
Played a famous artist squiring a much younger Korean girlfriend in Wonsuk Chin's "Too Tired to Die"
Acted the role of a disgruntled husband who decides to chuck 40 years of marriage in Todd Solondz's "Happiness"
Played the father of Vincent Gallo's character in "Buffalo 66"; Gallo reportedly cast him based on his moving performance in the 1977 TV-movie "The Death of Richie"
Appeared in Spike Lee's crime drama "Summer of Sam"
Cast as Coach Halas in the ABC remake of "Brian's Song"
Co-starred with Rowlands and Uma Thurman in Mira Nair directed "Hysterical Blindness" (HBO)
Toured the country with one-man show about Yogi Berra titled "Nobody Don¿t Like Yogi"
Cast in Lars von Trier's experimental drama "Dogville" alongside Nicole Kidman and Lauren Bacall
Portrayed Italian priest turned Cardinal Secretary of State Agostino Casaroli in the CBS miniseries "Pope John Paul II"; Voight played the titular Pope
Directed by Gérard Depardieu and acted with Rowlands in the "Quartier Latin" segment of the anthology film "Paris, je t'aime"
Co-starred with David Moscow and Talia Shire in the comedy "Looking for Palladin"
Acted in the foreign-produced films "RIstabbanna" (Italy) and "Chez Gino" (France)
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