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

Actor Filmography

The Orson Bean Show Self 8696
Dolemite Is My Name Walter Burns 2019
The History of Comedy Self 2017
Everything Is Copy Lou 2016
Hollywoods Spaßfabrik - Als die Bilder Lachen lernten Self 2014
And the Oscar Goes to... Self 2014
Phantom of the Opera: Behind the Mask Self - attends premiere 2006
Billy Wilder Speaks Self 2006
The Last Mogul Self 2005
Battleground Self 2004
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years Horace Vandergelder 2003
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Self 2003
The Kid Stays in the Picture Self 2002
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part I: 1956-1961 Self 2002
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards Self - Memorial Tribute 2001
Hanging Up Lou Mozell / Lou 2000
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg Self - interviewee 1998
The Marriage Fool Frank Walsh 1998
The Odd Couple II Oscar Madison 1998
The 70th Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1998
Out to Sea Charlie Gordon 1997
Walter Matthau: Diamond in the Rough Self 1997
I'm Not Rappaport Nat Moyer 1996
Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman Self / Himself 1996
Jack Lemmon Self 1996
Grumpier Old Men Max Goldman 1995
The Grass Harp Judge Charlie Cool 1995
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Self 1995
I.Q. Albert Einstein 1994
Barbra: The Concert Self - Concert Conductor 1994
Grumpy Old Men Max Goldman 1993
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame Self - Inductee 1993
Dennis the Menace Mr. Wilson / George Wilson 1993
Chaplin Self - Oscar Sequence 1992
Laurel & Hardy: A Tribute to the Boys Himself / Self 1992
Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy Himself / Self 1992
JFK Senator Long 1991
Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love Clifford Pepperman 1991
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1990
The Incident Harmon Cobb 1990
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self 1990
The 61st Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1989
The Little Devil Maurice / Padre Maurizio 1988
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards Self - Presenter 1988
The Couch Trip Donald Becker 1988
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala Self - Performer 1987
The 41st Annual Tony Awards Self - Presenter 1987
One Voice Self - Audience Member 1986
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self 1986
American Masters Narrator / Self, Pete 1986
Pirates Captain Thomas Bartholomew Red 1986
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special Self 1986
Movers & Shakers Joe Mulholland 1985
The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team Self - Performer 1984
The Survivors Sonny Paluso 1983
The 55th Annual Academy Awards Self - Co-Host 1983
Portrait of a '60% Perfect Man': Billy Wilder Himself / Self 1982
The 54th Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1982
I Ought to Be in Pictures Herbert Tucker 1982
I Love Liberty Self 1982
Buddy Buddy Trabucco 1981
First Monday in October Dan Snow 1981
Hopscotch Miles Kendig 1980
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1980
Little Miss Marker Sorrowful Jones 1980
The Stingiest Man in Town Ebenezer Scrooge (voice) / Ebenezer Scrooge 1978
California Suite Marvin Michaels 1978
The 50th Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1978
House Calls Dr. Charley Nichols 1978
Actor Boris Thomashevsky 1978
Casey's Shadow Lloyd Bourdelle 1978
The Barbara Walters Summer Special Self 1976
The George Burns Special Walter Matthau 1976
The Gentleman Tramp Narrator 1976
The Bad News Bears Coach Morris Buttermaker 1976
The 48th Annual Academy Awards Self - Nominee 1976
Live from Lincoln Center Self 1976
The Sunshine Boys Willy Clark 1975
Saturday Night Live Various / Self - Host 1975
The Front Page Walter Burns 1974
Earthquake Drunk 1974
Dinah! Self 1974
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Lt. Garber / Lt. Zachary Garber 1974
The Laughing Policeman Jake Martin / Sgt. Jake Martin SFPD 1973
Charley Varrick Charley Varrick 1973
The Vin Scully Show Self 1973
Pete 'n' Tillie Pete / Pete Seltzer 1972
The 44th Annual Academy Awards Self - Nominee 1972
Awake and Sing Moe Axelrod 1972
Kotch Joseph P Kotcher / Joseph P. Kotcher 1971
Plaza Suite Sam Nash / Roy Hubley / Jesse Kiplinger 1971
A New Leaf Henry Graham 1971
Cactus Flower Dr. Julian Winston 1969
Hello, Dolly! Horace Vandergelder 1969
The David Frost Show Self 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 Self 1967
A Guide for the Married Man Paul Manning 1967
The Fortune Cookie Willie Gingrich / William H. "Whiplash Willie" Gingrich 1966
Mirage Ted Caselle 1965
Goodbye Charlie Sir Leopold Sartori / Leo Sartori 1964
Profiles in Courage Andrew Johnson, Gov. John Slaton 1964
Fail Safe Dr. Groeteschele / Prof. Groeteschele 1964
The Rogues Aram Rodesko 1964
Ensign Pulver Doc 1964
Charade Hamilton Bartholomew / Hamilton Bartholemew 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 Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
The Merv Griffin Show Himself 1962
Lonely Are the Brave Sheriff Morey Johnson 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961
Target: The Corruptors! Martin 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 Ben Alexander / Philip Judah, 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, Moran, Off. Pete Chandler, Phil 1955
The Kentuckian Stan Bodine 1955
Climax! Charlie Mapes 1954
The Motorola Television Hour Dr. Spinelli 1953
The United States Steel Hour Gordon Wagner 1953
General Electric Theater Tom Dutton 1953
Omnibus (segment "One Nation Indivisible"), (segment "The Abracadabra Kid") 1952
Goodyear Playhouse Major Hunter, Julian 1951
Lux Video Theatre Extra, 1st Coastguardsman, Cop Number One, Craig, Inspector, Intermission Guest 1950
Armstrong Circle Theatre Corliss Price 1950
Robert Montgomery Presents The Bartender 1950
Suspense Lawrence Stevens 1949
Studio One Jacobs 1948
Repertory Theatre Iago, Stuart Benson 1948
Kraft Theatre Harry 1947

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1982Golden GlobeBest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1981Golden GlobeBest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1976OscarBest Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1976Golden GlobeBest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Won
1975Golden GlobeBest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1973Golden GlobeBest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1972OscarBest Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1972Golden GlobeBest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1969Golden GlobeBest Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1967OscarBest Actor in a Supporting Role Won
1967Golden GlobeBest Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1963EmmyOutstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
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