Walter Matthau

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Walter Matthau was an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his film roles opposite Jack Lemmon, playing Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple, (1968) and its 1998 sequel, The Odd Couple II, and Max Goldman in Grumpy Old Men (1993) and its sequel, Grumpier Old Men (1995). Matthau also appeared opposite Audrey Hepburn in Charade (1963), and won... read more

Walter Matthau was an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his film roles opposite Jack Lemmon, playing Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple, (1968) and its 1998 sequel, The Odd Couple II, and Max Goldman in Grumpy Old Men (1993) and its sequel, Grumpier Old Men (1995). Matthau also appeared opposite Audrey Hepburn in Charade (1963), and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie. Besides the Oscar, he was the winner of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony awards. On Broadway, Matthau originated the role of Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple play by playwright Neil Simon in 1965.

Birth Name

Walter Jake Matthow

Born

Friday, 01 October 1920

Died

Saturday, 01 July 2000

Actor Filmography

The Orson Bean Show Himself (archive footage) 2022
The History of Comedy Himself (archive footage) 2017
Hollywoods Spaßfabrik - Als die Bilder Lachen lernten Himself (archive footage) 2014
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself (archive footage) 2014
Billy Wilder Speaks Himself (archive footage) 2006
The Last Mogul Himself 2005
Battleground Himself 2004
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years Horace Vandergelder (archive footage) 2003
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Himself (archive footage) 2003
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part I: 1956-1961 Himself (archive footage) 2002
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Actor Filmography

The Orson Bean Show Himself (archive footage) 2022
The History of Comedy Himself (archive footage) 2017
Hollywoods Spaßfabrik - Als die Bilder Lachen lernten Himself (archive footage) 2014
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself (archive footage) 2014
Billy Wilder Speaks Himself (archive footage) 2006
The Last Mogul Himself 2005
Battleground Himself 2004
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years Horace Vandergelder (archive footage) 2003
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Himself (archive footage) 2003
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part I: 1956-1961 Himself (archive footage) 2002
The Life And Times Of Hank Greenberg Himself - interviewee 2000
Hanging Up Lou Mozell 2000
The Odd Couple II Oscar Madison 1998
Out To Sea Charlie Gordon 1997
I'm Not Rappaport Nat Moyer 1996
Grumpier Old Men Max Goldman 1995
The Grass Harp Judge Charlie Cool 1995
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Himself 1995
I.Q. Albert Einstein 1994
Grumpy Old Men Max Goldman 1993
Dennis The Menace Mr. Wilson 1993
Laurel & Hardy: A Tribute to the Boys Himself 1992
Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy Himself 1992
JFK Senator Long 1991
Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love Clifford Pepperman 1991
The Incident Harmon Cobb 1990
The Little Devil Maurice 1988
The Couch Trip Donald Becker 1988
American Masters Himself, Narrator, Pete (archive footage) 1986
Pirates Captain Thomas Bartholomew Red 1986
Movers & Shakers Joe Mulholland 1985
The Survivors Sonny Paluso 1983
Portrait of a '60% Perfect Man': Billy Wilder Himself 1982
I Ought to Be in Pictures Herbert Tucker 1982
Buddy Buddy Trabucco 1981
First Monday In October Dan Snow 1981
Hopscotch Leonard Ross 1980
Little Miss Marker Sorrowful Jones 1980
The Stingiest Man in Town Ebenezer Scrooge (voice) 1978
California Suite Marvin Michaels 1978
Casey's Shadow Lloyd Bourdelle 1978
House Calls Dr. Charley Nichols 1978
Actor Boris Thomashevsky 1978
The Barbara Walters Summer Special Himself 1976
The Gentleman Tramp Narrator 1976
The Bad News Bears Coach Morris Buttermaker 1976
Live from Lincoln Center Himself 1976
The Sunshine Boys Willy Clark 1975
Saturday Night Live Himself - Host, Various 1975
The Front Page Walter Burns 1974
Earthquake Drunk (as Walter Matuschanskayasky) 1974
Dinah! Himself 1974
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Police Lt. Zachary Garber 1974
The Laughing Policeman Jake Martin 1973
Charley Varrick Charley Varrick 1973
The Vin Scully Show Himself 1973
Pete 'N' Tillie Pete 1972
Awake and Sing Moe Axelrod 1972
Kotch Joseph P Kotcher 1971
Plaza Suite Sam Nash 1971
A New Leaf Henry Graham 1971
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Himself 1970
Hello, Dolly! Horace Vandergelder 1969
Cactus Flower Dr. Julian Winston 1969
The David Frost Show Himself 1969
Candy Gen. R.A. Smight 1968
The Secret Life of an American Wife The Movie Star 1968
The Odd Couple Oscar Madison 1968
The Joey Bishop Show Himself 1967
A Guide for the Married Man Paul Manning 1967
The Fortune Cookie Willie Gingrich 1966
Mirage Ted Caselle 1965
Goodbye Charlie Sir Leopold Sartori 1964
Profiles in Courage Andrew Johnson, Gov. John Slaton 1964
Fail-Safe Dr. Groeteschele 1964
The Rogues Aram Rodesko 1964
Ensign Pulver Doc 1964
Charade Hamilton Bartholomew 1963
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Tom Gregory 1963
Island of Love Tony Dallas 1963
Who's Got the Action? Tony Gagouts 1962
The Eleventh Hour Charles Thatcher 1962
The Merv Griffin Show Himself 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
Lonely Are the Brave Sheriff Morey Johnson 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961
Target: The Corruptors! Martin 'Books' Kramer, Michael Callahan 1961
Dr. Kildare Franklin Gaer 1961
The DuPont Show of the Week Narrator, Harley Downing, Martin Pitt, Meredith, Tony Maruzella 1961
Great Ghost Tales Defago 1961
Tallahassee 7000 Lex Rogers 1961
Route 66 Sam Keep 1960
Strangers When We Meet Felix Anders 1960
Gangster Story Jack Martin 1959
Our American Heritage John Overton 1959
Play of the Week James Hyland, Joxer Daly 1959
Ride a Crooked Trail Judge Kyle 1958
Onionhead 'Red' Wildoe 1958
Naked City Dr. Max Lewine, Peter Kanopolis 1958
Voice in the Mirror Dr. Leon Karnes 1958
King Creole Maxie Fields 1958
Slaughter on 10th Avenue Al Dahlke 1957
A Face In The Crowd Mel Miller 1957
Bigger Than Life Wally Gibbs 1956
The Indian Fighter Wes Todd 1955
The Alcoa Hour Bill Egan, George Barry 1955
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Harry Wade, Off. Pete Chandler, Moran, Phil 1955
The Kentuckian Stan Bodine 1955
Climax! Charlie Mapes 1954
Center Stage 1954
Justice 1954
The Motorola Television Hour Dr. Spinelli 1953
The United States Steel Hour Gordon Wagner 1953
Ponds Theater 1953
General Electric Theater Tom Dutton 1953
Omnibus (segment "One Nation Indivisible"), (segment "The Abracadabra Kid") 1952
Campbell Summer Soundstage 1952
Goodyear Playhouse Major Hunter, Julian 1951
Lux Video Theatre Extra, Inspector, Intermission Guest, 1st Coastguardsman, Cop Number One, Craig 1950
Danger 1950
Armstrong Circle Theatre Corliss Price 1950
Robert Montgomery Presents The Bartender 1950
The Big Story 1949
Suspense Lawrence Stevens 1949
Studio One in Hollywood Jacobs 1948
Repertory Theatre Iago, Stuart Benson 1948
Kraft Theatre Harry 1947

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1982 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1981 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1976 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1976 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Won
1975 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1973 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1972 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1972 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1969 Golden Globe Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1967 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won
1967 Golden Globe Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1963 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
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