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Burgess Meredith is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 16 november 1907 at Cleveland (USA)

Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith
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Birth name Oliver Burgess Meredith
Nationality USA
Birth 16 november 1907 at Cleveland (USA)
Death 9 september 1997 (at 89 years) at Malibu (USA)

Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997), known professionally as Burgess Meredith, was an American actor, director, producer, and writer in theater, film, and television. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called "a virtuosic actor" and "one of the most accomplished actors of the century". A life member of The Actors Studio by invitation, he won several Emmys, was the first male actor to win the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice, and was nominated for two Academy Awards.

Meredith was known later in his career for his appearances on The Twilight Zone and for portraying arch-villain the Penguin on the 1960s TV series Batman and boxing trainer Mickey Goldmill in the Rocky film series. "Although those performances renewed his popularity," observed Mel Gussow in The New York Times, "they represented only a small part of a richly varied career in which he played many of the more demanding roles in classical and contemporary theater—in plays by Shakespeare, O'Neill, Beckett and others."

Biography

In 1994, Meredith published his autobiography, So Far, So Good. In the book he confessed that he suffered from violent mood swings caused by cyclothymia, a form of bipolar disorder.

Meredith was married four times. His first wife, Helen Derby Merrien Burgess, was the daughter of the president of American Cyanamid. She took her life after their divorce. His next two wives were actresses, Margaret Perry and Paulette Goddard; Goddard suffered a miscarriage in 1944. His last marriage (to Kaja Sundsten) lasted 46 years, and produced two children, Jonathon (a musician) and Tala (a painter).

Best films

Rocky III (1982)
(Actor)
Rocky V (1990)
(Actor)
Rocky (1976)
(Actor)
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
(Actor)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
(Actor)
The Hindenburg (1975)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Burgess Meredith (96 films)

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Actor

Rocky Balboa, 1h42
Directed by Sylvester Stallone
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Milo Ventimiglia, Geraldine Hughes, Tony Burton, Geraldine Hughes
Roles Rocky's deceased trainer Mickey Goldmill, who appears in flashbacks to previous films in the franchise.
Rating70% 3.5479953.5479953.5479953.5479953.547995
In 2006, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) has been retired from boxing for twenty years and lives a quiet life as a widower. His wife Adrian Pennino Balboa (Talia Shire) had died from cancer four years earlier. He runs a small but very successful Italian restaurant named after her, where he regales his patrons with stories of his past. He also battles personal demons involving his grief over Adrian's death, the changing times, and his eroding relationship with his son Robert (Milo Ventimiglia), a struggling corporate employee. Paul "Paulie" Pennino (Burt Young), Rocky's brother-in-law and best friend, continues to keep by his side, but is tired of reliving the past.
Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes, 1h40
Directed by Michel Viotte
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about animals, Films about spiders, Batman films, Hulk (comics) films, Spider-Man films, Superman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Stan Lee, Tim Burton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder
Roles Le Pingouin
Rating67% 3.354533.354533.354533.354533.35453
Ce documentaire est consacré à l'histoire des super-héros américains depuis leur apparition dans les années 1930. Il présente de nombreux dessins issus des comics originaux, des extraits de leurs adaptations en films et dessins animés, ainsi que des entretiens avec des auteurs importants du genre.
Grumpier Old Men, 1h41
Directed by Howard Deutch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Sophia Loren, Kevin Pollak
Roles Grandpa Gustafson
Rating66% 3.349433.349433.349433.349433.34943
The lifelong feud between Max (Walter Matthau) and John (Jack Lemmon) has cooled. (They continue to call each other "moron" and "putz," but now with affection.) Their children, Melanie (Daryl Hannah) and Jacob (Kevin Pollak), who grew up together, have become engaged after a brief relationship. Meanwhile, John is enjoying his marriage to new wife Ariel (Ann-Margret).
Tall Tale
Tall Tale (1995)
, 1h38
Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors Patrick Swayze, Nick Stahl, Oliver Platt, Roger Aaron Brown, Scott Glenn, Catherine O'Hara
Roles Old Man (uncredited)
Rating59% 2.95332.95332.95332.95332.9533
In 1905, Daniel Hackett (Nick Stahl), a young farmer from the western town of Paradise Valley, is unhappy with his life as a farmer and dreams of life in New York City. His father, Jonas (Stephen Lang), likes to tell Daniel tall tales about Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan and John Henry to which Daniel has heard many times leading him to doubt their existence. Meanwhile, Paradise Valley is being coveted by a greedy developer, J.P. Stiles (Scott Glenn). Stiles attempts to convince area farmers to sell their land to him, most notably Jonas as his farm lies in the center of where he wants to develop. However, when Jonas refuses to hand up his deed, Stiles hunts him down and shoots him, but not before Jonas hands the deed off to Daniel for safe keeping.
Camp Nowhere, 1h36
Directed by Jonathan Prince
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Christopher Lloyd, Jonathan Jackson, Wendy Makkena, Thomas F. Wilson, Andrew Keegan, Marnette Patterson
Roles Fein
Rating60% 3.0493253.0493253.0493253.0493253.049325
Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem – his parents want to send him away to a summer computer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realizes that they are all facing the same sentence: a boring summer camp. Together with them, he hatches a plan to create their own summer camp with no parents, no counselors, and no rules. They blackmail former drama teacher Dennis Van Welker into helping. He had bought an AMC Gremlin and failed to make most of the payments and is being pursued by soon-to-retire collector T.R. Polk, and agrees to help them in return for $1,000.
La Classe américaine, 1h10
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Dustin Hoffman, Burt Lancaster, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Lana Turner
Roles the helicopter man
Rating80% 4.035574.035574.035574.035574.03557
The film begins with the following lines appearing on screen, complete with deliberate spelling mistakes: "Attention! Ce flim n'est pas un flim sur le cyclimse. Merci de votre compréhension." ("Attention! This flim is not a flim about cyclign. Thank you for your understanding.")
Grumpy Old Men, 1h43
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak
Roles Grandpa Gustafson
Rating69% 3.4986753.4986753.4986753.4986753.498675
Retired school teacher and divorcee John Gustafson (Lemmon) and former TV repairman and widower Max Goldman (Matthau), are former childhood friends and longtime next-door neighbors in Wabasha, Minnesota. Their rivalry began decades earlier when John had "stolen" Max's high school sweetheart, May, with whom John went on to marry and have two children: daughter Melanie (Daryl Hannah), who is mother to his granddaughter Allie and who is separated from her husband Mike (Christopher McDonald), and son Brian, who was killed in the Vietnam War. Max went on to marry a woman named Amy and have one child: son Jacob (Kevin Pollak), who is a Wabasha politician who is running for (and eventually becomes) mayor of the town. Although John and Max agree that Amy was the best person for him in the end, and that John was unhappily married to May, Max still manages to harbor the grudge.
State of Grace, 2h14
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright, John C. Reilly, John Turturro
Roles Finn
Rating71% 3.598813.598813.598813.598813.59881
Terry Noonan (Penn) returns to Hell's Kitchen in New York City after a 10-year absence, where his unpredictable childhood friend Jackie Flannery (Oldman) is involved in an Irish crime organization (based on The Westies) run by his older brother Frank/Frankie (Harris). Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen (Wright).
Rocky V
Rocky V (1990)
, 1h51
Directed by Sylvester Stallone, John G. Avildsen
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone, Richard Gant, Burgess Meredith
Roles Mickey Goldmill
Rating53% 2.652132.652132.652132.652132.65213
Shortly after Rocky Balboa's victory over Ivan Drago in Moscow, he, his wife Adrian, his brother-in-law Paulie, and his trainer Tony "Duke" Evers return to the U.S., where they are greeted by Rocky's son Robert. At a press conference, boxing promoter George Washington Duke attempts to goad Rocky into fighting his boxer Union Cane for the World Heavyweight Championship in Tokyo, but Rocky declines the offer. Upon returning home, it is discovered that Paulie unknowingly had Rocky sign a "power of attorney" over to Rocky's accountant, who had squandered all of his money on real estate deals gone sour; in addition, the accountant had failed to pay Rocky's taxes over the past six years, and the mansion is discovered to be unpaid by $400,000.
Oddball Hall, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Don Ameche, Burgess Meredith, Bill Maynard
Roles Ingersol
Rating44% 2.217912.217912.217912.217912.21791
A duo of elderly jewel thieves, on the run from the law, disguise themselves as wizards in order to hide out at an African village.
Full Moon in Blue Water, 1h35
Directed by Peter Masterson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Gene Hackman, Teri Garr, Burgess Meredith, Elias Koteas, Kevin Cooney, Becky Ann Baker
Roles The General
Rating56% 2.8073552.8073552.8073552.8073552.807355
Floyd owns a bar called the Blue Water Grill in a town of that name on an island off the gulf coast of Texas. He has lost interest in almost everything in the year since the mysterious disappearance of his wife, neglecting his business and staying home to watch old home movies of their life.
Hot to Trot, 1h28
Directed by Michael Dinner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Horse sports in film
Actors Bobcat Goldthwait, John Candy, Dabney Coleman, Virginia Madsen, Jim Metzler, Cindy Pickett
Roles Don's Dad (voice) (uncredited)
Rating44% 2.209862.209862.209862.209862.20986
Simpleton bachelor Fred Chaney (Goldthwait) inherits a buck-toothed horse named Don and one half of a stock brokerage firm from his dead mother. He discovers Don is a talking horse (who can also speak the language of several other animals) that belonged to his deceased father. His stepfather Walter Sawyer (Coleman) offers to buy out Chaney's share of the business for a paltry sum, but Chaney refuses. Instead Chaney returns Don to his talking-horse family in the countryside and claims his place as partner at the firm. Chaney takes over an office and begins working as a broker, much to the chagrin of Sawyer. Don the horse overhears a stock tip and calls Chaney, presumably using his teeth to dial the phone. Chaney acts on the investment advice and becomes wealthy overnight.
King Lear
King Lear (1987)
, 1h30
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Films about royalty
Actors Burgess Meredith, Molly Ringwald, Woody Allen, Leos Carax, Julie Delpy, Jean-Luc Godard
Roles Don Learo (uncredited)
Rating57% 2.8565052.8565052.8565052.8565052.856505
L'écrivain Norman Mailer doit écrire une nouvelle version du Roi Lear de William Shakespeare. L'histoire se déroule après la catastrophe survenue à Tchernobyl, la vie est revenue à la normale, mais l'art n'existe plus. William Shakespeare junior, cinquième du nom, se lance alors à la recherche d'oeuvres disparues. Il découvre un ponte de la mafia, Don Learo, et sa fille, Cordelia, qui entretiennent des rapports conflictuels.
G.I. Joe: The Movie, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Animation
Actors Don Johnson, Burgess Meredith, Charles Adler, Jack Angel, Jackson Beck, Bill Ratner
Roles Golobulus
Rating70% 3.5465053.5465053.5465053.5465053.546505
While Cobra Commander and Serpentor blame each other's stewardship of Cobra as the root cause of the organization's failures, Pythona, a woman from the secret civilization Cobra-La, infiltrates the Terror Drome. While there, she reveals to Serpentor that Cobra-La was responsible for inspiring Doctor Mindbender to create Serpentor through dream manipulation. At her urging, Serpentor plans to capture G.I. Joe's latest weapon, the Broadcast Energy Transmitter (BET).
Outrage!
Outrage! (1986)
, 2h
Directed by Walter Grauman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Robert Preston, Beau Bridges, Burgess Meredith, Linda Purl, Mel Ferrer, Anthony Newley
Roles Judge Aaron Klein
Rating67% 3.3644953.3644953.3644953.3644953.364495
Dennis Riordan tue un criminel relâché pour vice de procédure par un juge trop conciliant pour le viol et le meurtre de sa fille. Son avocat, Brad Gordon veut le faire passer pour fou afin qu'il évite la peine de mort. Ce dernier refuse et met l'avocat dans une fâcheuse posture. Finalement Riordan veut attaquer en justice le système tout entier pour ce qui est arrivé à sa fille et lui-même.