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Norman Alden is a Actor American born on 13 september 1924 at Fort Worth (USA)

Norman Alden

Norman Alden
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Birth name Norman Adelberg
Nationality USA
Birth 13 september 1924 at Fort Worth (USA)
Death 27 july 2012 (at 87 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Norman Alden (born Norman Adelberg; September 13, 1924 – July 27, 2012) was an American character actor who performed in television programs and motion pictures. He first appeared on television on The 20th Century Fox Hour in 1957. He provided the voice of Kay in The Sword in the Stone (1963), and had a notable role in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. His acting career began in 1957 and lasted nearly 50 years. He retired from acting in 2006.

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The Sword in the Stone (1963)
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Filmography of Norman Alden (36 films)

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K-PAX
K-PAX (2001)
, 2h1
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard, David Patrick Kelly, Celia Weston
Roles Babbling Man
Rating73% 3.69933.69933.69933.69933.6993
After claiming he is an extraterrestrial from the planet 'K-PAX', 1,000 light years away in the Lyra constellation, prot (uncapitalized and pronounced with a long O) is committed to the Psychiatric Institute of Manhattan. There, psychiatrist Dr. Mark Powell attempts to cure him of his apparent delusions. However, prot is unwavering in his ability to provide cogent answers to questions about himself, K-PAX and its civilizations. Dr. Powell introduces him to a group of astrophysicists, to whom prot displays a level of knowledge that puzzles them.
Patch Adams, 1h55
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about suicide
Actors Robin Williams, Daniel London, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter, Daniel London, Bob Gunton
Roles Truck Driver
Rating67% 3.352913.352913.352913.352913.35291
A suicidal Hunter "Patch" Adams (Robin Williams) commits himself into a mental institution. Once there, he finds that using humor to help his fellow patients gives him a purpose in life. Because of this he wants to become a medical doctor and two years later enrolls at the Medical College of Virginia (now known as VCU School of Medicine) as the oldest first year student. He questions the school's soulless approach to medical care and clashes with the school's Dean Walcott (Bob Gunton), who believes that doctors must treat patients as patients and not bond with them as people. Because of this and incidents such as setting up a giant pair of legs during an obstetric conference, he is expelled from the medical school, although he is later reinstated due to his methods actually helping patients improve. Adams encourages medical students to work closely with nurses, learn interviewing skills early, and argues that death should be treated with dignity and sometimes even humor.
Ed Wood
Ed Wood (1994)
, 2h7
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Patricia Arquette, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeffrey Jones, Lisa Marie
Roles Cameraman Bill
Rating78% 3.948323.948323.948323.948323.94832
In 1952, Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) is struggling to join the film industry. Upon hearing of an announcement in Variety magazine that producer George Weiss (Mike Starr) is trying to purchase Christine Jorgensen's life story, Ed is inspired to meet Weiss in person. Weiss explains that Variety‍ '​s announcement was a news leak, and it is impossible to purchase Jorgensen's rights. The producer decides to "fictionalize" the film, titled I Changed My Sex!. Ed tries to convince Weiss that he is perfect to direct I Changed My Sex! because he is a transvestite, but is unsuccessful since Weiss wants a director with experience. One day, Ed meets his longtime idol Bela Lugosi (Martin Landau), after spotting him trying out a casket. Ed drives Bela home and the two become friends. Later, Wood persuades Weiss to let him direct I Changed My Sex! by convincing him that having a star in the film would sell tickets, and they could sign Bela for a low price.
Cutting Class, 1h31
Directed by Rospo Pallenberg
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Brad Pitt, Roddy McDowall, Jill Schoelen, Donovan Leitch, Martin Mull, Nancy Fish
Roles Officer Fondulac
Rating42% 2.106582.106582.106582.106582.10658
The plot revolves around the return of Brian Woods (Leitch), a "problem teen." He has just been released from a mental hospital; he was admitted after the suspicious death of his father, who crashed and died while driving a car with cut brakes. He falls in love with classmate Paula Carson (Jill Schoelen), but the local basketball star Dwight Ingalls (Brad Pitt) is already Paula's boyfriend. Meanwhile, the lecherous school principal also seeks Paula's affections. Then horrible murders start happening with no one certain of the identity of the culprit. The main suspects are Dwight, whose control of his anger has never been perfect; Woods, who may not have been fully cured at the sanitarium; and the principal, who seems to stop at nothing in his attempts to bed Paula.
They Live
They Live (1988)
, 1h33
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films
Actors Keith David, Meg Foster, Raymond St. Jacques, George Buck Flower, Peter Jason, Sy Richardson
Roles Foreman
Rating72% 3.649393.649393.649393.649393.64939
An unemployed drifter named John Nada (Roddy Piper) finds construction work in Los Angeles, and befriends fellow construction worker Frank Armitage (Keith David), who leads him to a local shantytown soup kitchen. There, Nada encounters strange activity around the church: a blind preacher (Raymond St. Jacques) loudly chastising others to wake up, a police helicopter scouts them overhead, and a drifter (George Buck Flower) complains that his TV signal is continually interrupted by a man warning everyone about those in power. Nada discovers the nearby church is a front; the choir heard outside is an audio recording and the building is filled with scientific equipment and cardboard boxes. Nada finds a box hidden in the wall, but flees when the preacher notices him. That night, the police attack and bulldoze the shantytown. Nada returns in the morning to find the church empty, but with the hidden boxes still in the wall. He takes one of the boxes and in an alley, he opens the box and finds it filled with sunglasses. Taking a pair, he hides the box in a garbage can.
The Transformers: The Movie, 1h24
Directed by Nelson Shin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Jeu, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about toys, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Eric Idle, Norman Alden, Judd Nelson, Jack Angel, Leonard Nimoy, Michael Bell
Roles Kranix/Arblus (voice)
Rating72% 3.648963.648963.648963.648963.64896
In 2005, Unicron, a roaming artificial planet, devours robot planet Lithone. Elsewhere, the evil Decepticons control the Transformers' homeworld, Cybertron. The heroic Autobots are using two of Cybertron's moons as staging areas, preparing to strike against the Decepticons. In need of energon cubes, an Autobot shuttle is readied for launch to Autobot City on Earth. The Decepticons ambush the shuttle, killing Brawn, Prowl, Ratchet and Ironhide, intending to use the ship to infiltrate Autobot City.
Back to the Future, 1h56
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Transport films, Time travel films, Films about automobiles, Comedy science fiction films, Alternate history films, Teen movie
Actors Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Marc McClure
Roles Lou
Rating84% 4.248384.248384.248384.248384.24838
Teenager Marty McFly is an aspiring musician dating girlfriend Jennifer Parker in Hill Valley, California. His father George is bullied by his supervisor, Biff Tannen, while his mother Lorraine is an overweight, depressed alcoholic. Whilst expressing disapproval of Marty's relationship with Jennifer, Lorraine recounts how she met George when her father hit him with a car.
California Girls
Origin USA
Actors Robby Benson, Martin Mull, Charles Rocket, Ernie Hudson, Tawny Kitaen, Doris Roberts

A Jersey City, New Jersey auto mechanic travels to California in search of his dream girl, the "California Girl", a girl he saw in cosmetics commercials.
Victor Victoria, 2h12
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, John Rhys-Davies
Roles Man in Hotel with Shoes (uncredited)
Rating75% 3.7973153.7973153.7973153.7973153.797315
Set in 1934 Paris, the film opens with Richard Di Nardo, a young hustler, emerging from the bed of middle-aged Carroll Todd (Robert Preston), aka Toddy; Richard dresses, takes money from Toddy's wallet and leaves Toddy's apartment. Going about his day, Toddy, a performer at Chez Lui in Paris, sees Labisse, the club owner, auditioning a frail, impoverished soprano, Victoria Grant (Julie Andrews). After the audition, Labisse drily writes her off, and she responds by sustaining a pitch to shatter his wine glass using resonant frequency. That night, Richard comes to Chez Lui as part of a straight foursome and Toddy incites a brawl by insulting Richard and the women in his group. Labisse fires Toddy and bans him from the club. Walking home, he spots Victoria dining at a restaurant, and she invites him to join her. As neither of them can pay for the meal, she dumps a cockroach in her salad to avoid paying their check, but it escapes and the whole place breaks out in havoc.
Desperate Lives, 1h36
Directed by Robert Michael Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Tom Atkins, Diane Ladd, Helen Hunt, William Windom, Diana Scarwid, Art Hindle
Roles Coach
Rating59% 2.960332.960332.960332.960332.96033
The Cameron family seems, on the surface, to be the perfect family, but things are not as they seem. Their two teenage children, Scott and Sandy, fall in with the wrong crowds at their high school and eventually become involved with drug experimentation. Sandy, after ingesting angel dust made by her boyfriend in the school's chemistry lab, jumps through a glass window of the school (purposely cutting her arms with the cut glass in the process) and is subsequently paralyzed from the fall. A caring guidance counselor, Eileen Phillips, sees the problem that is going on in the school and, after other tragic incidents involving two other students (one of which involves Scott and his girlfriend smoking drugs and crashing their car off a cliff) and when no one else on the staff is willing to do anything about it, takes the steps to deal with and confront the problem. The aftermath of this tragedy makes Scott and Sandy's parents realize that even their "perfect" kids can be affected by drugs, especially after Scott has a violent reaction and goes into the hospital. At a school assembly, Eileen Phillips storms in and confronts the students about the increasing drug use, sending a message to the crowd about the effects of what the drug problem is doing to the kids and the tragedies that resulted because of it.
Borderline
Borderline (1980)
, 1h39
Directed by Jerrold Freedman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Films about immigration
Actors Charles Bronson, Ed Harris, Bruno Kirby, Michael Lerner, Kenneth McMillan, Bert Remsen
Roles Willie Lambert
Rating61% 3.0501053.0501053.0501053.0501053.050105
The film follows a United States Border Patrol Agent in Charge, Jeb Maynard (Bronson), who is forced to track down the killers of a young Mexican boy and his colleague and friend, a veteran Senior Patrol Agent, "Scooter" Jackson, portrayed by (Wilford Brimley). Jeb Maynard is the Patrol Agent in Charge of the "fictional" Otay Border Patrol Station, located in the hills east of San Diego, CA. Otay Station is a composite of the actual El Cajon, CA and Brown Field, CA Border Patrol Stations. He is helped by the young boy's mother, Elena Morales, (Karmin Murcelo) and a rookie Border Patrol Agent, Jimmy Fantes, (Kirby).
Cloud Dancer, 1h44
Directed by Barry Brown
Origin USA
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors David Carradine, Jennifer O'Neill, Joseph Bottoms, Colleen Camp, Norman Alden, Albert Salmi
Roles Dr. Putnam
Rating57% 2.8679152.8679152.8679152.8679152.867915
Brad Randolph (Carradine) is the World Champion aerobatic pilot but now, in his early 40s, he faces many challenges to maintain his position. His physical struggles are heightened by the presence of a youthful competitor, Tom Loomis (Bottoms). Intertwined with Brad's professional struggles is his relationship with Helen St. Clair (O'Neil).
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, 1h36
Directed by Anthony Page
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Bibi Andersson, Lorraine Gary, Ben Piazza, Sylvia Sidney, Martine Bartlett
Roles McPherson
Rating65% 3.2982053.2982053.2982053.2982053.298205
The film was directed by Anthony Page. It follows a girl who is ill with schizophrenia. A doctor is asked to help her out of her state.
Semi-Tough
Semi-Tough (1977)
, 1h48
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, American football films, Buddy films
Actors Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Robert Preston, Lotte Lenya, Bert Convy
Roles Coach Alvin Parks
Rating59% 2.9504152.9504152.9504152.9504152.950415
Wide receiver Marvin "Shake" Tiller and running back Billy Clyde Puckett are football buddies who play for a Miami pro team owned by Big Ed Bookman (Preston). Bookman's daughter Barbara Jane is roommates with both men, and the film depicts a subtle love triangle relationship between Barbara Jane and her two friends. She initially has romantic feelings for Shake, who has become more self-confident after taking self-improvement training from seminar leader Friedrich Bismark. The program is called Bismark Earthwalk Action Training, or B.E.A.T. After Shake completes his course, he and Barbara Jane sleep together and start a relationship. Barbara Jane is not a follower of B.E.A.T., and Shake is warned by his leader Bismark that "mixed marriages don't work.