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Cliff Robertson is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer American born on 9 september 1923 at La Jolla (USA)

Cliff Robertson

Cliff Robertson
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Birth name Clifford Parker Robertson III
Nationality USA
Birth 9 september 1923 at La Jolla (USA)
Death 10 september 2011 (at 88 years) at Stony Brook (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor

Clifford Parker "Cliff" Robertson III (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011) was an American actor with a film and television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young John F. Kennedy in the 1963 film PT 109, and won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie Charly. On television, he portrayed retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the 1976 adaptation of Aldrin's autobiographic Return to Earth, played a fictional character based on Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms in the 1977 miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors, and portrayed Henry Ford in the 1987 Ford: The Man and the Machine. His last well-known film appearances were in 2002 through 2007 as Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man film trilogy.

Biography

In 1957, Robertson married actress Cynthia Stone, the former wife of actor Jack Lemmon. They had a daughter, Stephanie, before divorcing in 1959; he also had a stepson by this marriage, Chris Lemmon. In 1966, he married actress and Post Cereals heiress Dina Merrill, the former wife of Stanley M. Rumbough, Jr.; they had a daughter, Heather (1969-2007), before divorcing in 1989. By this marriage, he also had stepchildren Stanley Hutton Rumbough, David Post Rumbough, and Nedenia (Nina) Colgate Rumbough.


Aviation
One of Robertson's main hobbies was flying and, among other aircraft, he owned several de Havilland Tiger Moths, a Messerschmitt Bf 108, and a genuine World War II - era Mk.IX Supermarine Spitfire MK923. His piloting skills helped him get the part as the squadron leader in the British war film 633 Squadron. He entered balloon races, including one in 1964 from the mainland to Catalina Island that ended with him being rescued from the Pacific Ocean. Robertson's first plane ride was in a Lockheed Model 9 Orion. As a 13-year-old he would clean hangars for airplane rides. He met Paul Mantz, Art Scholl, and Charles Lindbergh while flying at local California airports.

A certified private pilot, Robertson was a longtime member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, working his way through the ranks in prominence and eventually co-founding the EAA's Young Eagles program, which he chaired from its 1992 inception to 1994 (succeeded by former test pilot Gen. Chuck Yeager). The initial goal of the program was to fly one million children (many of them never having flown before) prior to the 100th Anniversary of Flight celebration on Dec. 17, 2003. That goal was achieved on November 13, 2003.

Robertson was flying a private Beechcraft Baron directly over New York City on the morning of September 11, 2001. He was directly over the World Trade Center, climbing through 7,500 feet, when the first Boeing 767 struck. He was ordered by air traffic control to land immediately at the nearest airport following a nationwide order to ground all civilian and commercial aircraft following the attacks.

Best films

Spider-Man (2002)
(Actor)
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
(Actor)
Obsession (1976)
(Actor)
Charly (1968)
(Actor)

Usually with

Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(3 films)
Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi
(3 films)
Samuel Fuller
Samuel Fuller
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Cliff Robertson (55 films)

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Actor

Spider-Man 3, 2h19
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about computing, Films about spiders, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Cyberpunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Daniel Gillies
Roles Ben Parker
Rating61% 3.0992153.0992153.0992153.0992153.099215
Peter Parker plans to propose to Mary Jane Watson, who has just made her Broadway musical debut. A meteorite crashes near the two in Central Park, and an extraterrestrial symbiote attaches itself to Peter's moped. While fleeing police, escaped prisoner Flint Marko falls into a particle accelerator that fuses his DNA with surrounding sand, allowing him to shapeshift at will as the Sandman. Peter's best friend, Harry Osborn, who blames him for his father's death, attacks Peter using weapons based on his father's Green Goblin technology. Harry injures his head and suffers partial amnesia, forgetting that Peter is Spider-Man and his desire for revenge. During a festival honouring Spider-Man, Marko robs an armored car. NYPD Captain George Stacy tells Peter and Aunt May that Marko was Uncle Ben's killer, and Dennis Carradine was only an accomplice. While a vengeful Peter sleeps, the symbiote bonds with him. Peter wakes up hanging from a skyscraper. His costume becomes black and his powers increase, but the symbiote brings out Peter's dark side. Wearing the new suit, Spider-Man locates Marko and battles him in a subway tunnel, reducing him to mud using water.
Spider-Man 2, 2h8
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about computing, Films about spiders, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Cyberpunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, J. K. Simmons, Rosemary Harris
Roles Ben Parker
Rating72% 3.647543.647543.647543.647543.64754
Peter Parker struggles to balance his crime-fighting duties as Spider-Man with the demands of his normal life. He loses a job, faces financial difficulties, and struggles to attend his physics lectures at Columbia University on time. Estranged from both love interest Mary Jane Watson and best friend Harry Osborn, who intends to seek revenge on Spider-Man for his father Norman's death, Peter additionally discovers his Aunt May is facing foreclosure.
Riding the Bullet, 1h38
Directed by Mick Garris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Transport films, Ghost films, Road movies
Actors Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Cliff Robertson, Barbara Hershey, Erika Christensen, Nicky Katt
Roles Farmer
Rating52% 2.6007352.6007352.6007352.6007352.600735
Set in 1969, Alan Parker (Jonathan Jackson) is a young artist, studying at the University of Maine. He becomes obsessed with death, and believing he is losing his girlfriend, Jessica (Christensen), he tries to commit suicide on his birthday. His friends surprise him and he cuts himself sending him to the hospital. He eventually recovers and decides to go with them to a John Lennon concert.
Spider-Man
Spider-Man (2002)
, 2h1
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about animals, Films about education, Films about children, Films about computing, Films about spiders, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, L'enfance marginalisée, Cyberpunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, J. K. Simmons
Roles Ben Parker
Rating72% 3.648423.648423.648423.648423.64842
High-school senior Peter Parker visits a genetics laboratory with his friend Harry Osborn and love interest, Mary Jane Watson for a school field trip. There, Peter is bitten on the hand by a genetically engineered "super spider". Shortly after arriving home to his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, he goes unconscious. Meanwhile, Harry's father, scientist Norman Osborn, owner of Oscorp, is attempting to preserve his company's critically important military contract. He experiments on himself with a new but unstable performance-enhancing chemical vapor that increases his speed, strength, and stamina. However, it also drives him insane and he kills his assistant, Mendel Stromm. The next morning, Peter finds that his previously impaired vision has improved and his body has metamorphosized into a more muscular physique. At school, he finds that his body can produce webs and his quickened reflexes let him avoid injury during a confrontation with bully Flash Thompson. Peter discovers he has developed superhuman speed, strength, the ability to stick to surfaces, and a heightened ability to sense danger.
13th Child
13th Child (2002)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Cliff Robertson, Lesley-Anne Down, Christopher Atkins, Robert Guillaume, Peter Jason
Roles Mr. Shroud
Rating31% 1.5791651.5791651.5791651.5791651.579165
This script must be run from the command line
Falcon Down
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors William Shatner, Dale Midkiff, Judd Nelson, Jennifer Rubin, Cliff Robertson, William Zabka
Roles Buzz Thomas
Rating32% 1.6351.6351.6351.6351.635
Une journaliste est contactée par un technicien disant avoir découvert une arme secrète développée par les États-Unis. Parallèlement, le capitaine Hank Thomas, qui a perdu son coéquipier dans un accident d'avion de chasse inexpliqué dû à une arme à impulsion électromagnétique désormais installée sur un prototype, le Falcon, est contacté pour le récupérer et le mettre à l'abri de ses propriétaires irresponsables sur le point de le vendre aux Chinois... complot ou salut pour son pays ?
Mach 2
Mach 2 (2001)
, 1h34
Directed by Fred Olen Ray
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Cliff Robertson, Shannon Whirry, Bruce Weitz, Robert Pine, Andrew Stevens, Michael Dorn
Roles Vice President Pike
Rating28% 1.4421951.4421951.4421951.4421951.442195
Stuart Davis (David Hedison), running against the Vice-President, plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage by terrorists. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been trying to revive the American economy by causing a war in the Balkans. He announces his plans at Washington Dulles International Airport to show it to both sides in the hopes of ending the situation. He boards Concorde flight 209 to Paris along with some Air Force Officers and news employees. Unexpected Secret Service agents turn up and board the Concorde. After takeoff, the secret service agents led by Barry Rogers (Michael Dorn) shoot an Air Force officer and his men hijack the Concorde in mid-flight. Rogers takes Stuart Davis and the others hostage and forces him to hand over the disk in order to prevent the war being averted. In the cockpit, Rogers announces to the Dulles International Airport air traffic controller that the agents are armed with a nuclear device and threaten to crash the Concorde into Paris.
Escape from L.A., 1h41
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Kurt Russell, Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, Georges Corraface, Cliff Robertson
Roles President
Rating57% 2.8505952.8505952.8505952.8505952.850595
In 2000, an earthquake strikes Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley floods, and California turns into an island from Malibu to Anaheim. An American presidential candidate who is also an outspoken theocrat has been saying that L.A. is sinful and has been punished by God.
Renaissance Man, 2h8
Directed by Penny Marshall
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Military humor in film, Films about education, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Ed Begley Jr., Lillo Brancato, Stacey Dash
Roles Colonel James
Rating61% 3.099563.099563.099563.099563.09956
Bill Rago (DeVito) is a divorced advertising executive down on his luck. When he loses his job in Detroit, the unemployment agency finds him a temporary job: teaching a class at a nearby U.S. Army training base, Fort McClane.
Wind
Wind (1992)
, 2h6
Directed by Carroll Ballard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films
Actors Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Cliff Robertson, Jack Thompson, Stellan Skarsgård, James Rebhorn
Roles Morgan Weld
Rating64% 3.249143.249143.249143.249143.24914
The film is centered on the America's Cup series of yachting races and uses them as a backdrop for both an action/adventure and a romantic storyline. It is inspired by real events, starting from the loss of the 1983 America's Cup through the events of the 1987 America's Cup. Several of the 12-metre class yachts that participated in the Cup races were repainted and used in the movie. The boat and team representing the US to win used the name Geronimo in their comeback and take back the cup from Australia. Added authenticity was provided by New Zealand's long time America's Cup commentator Peter Montgomery.
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, 1h28
Directed by Steve Miner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Sports films, Films about horses, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Horse sports in film
Actors Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson, Kathleen York, Dylan Kussman, Frank Renzulli
Roles Dr. W.F. Carver
Rating71% 3.599263.599263.599263.599263.59926
Sonora Webster is an orphan living with her aunt during the Great Depression. Sonora learns that because of the family's financial difficulties, her treasured horse Lightning will be sold and she will be placed in an orphanage. Instead, Sonora slips out of the house during the night.
Malone
Malone (1987)
, 1h32
Directed by Harley Cokeliss
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Burt Reynolds, Cliff Robertson, Lauren Hutton, Kenneth McMillan, Cynthia Gibb, Scott Wilson
Roles Charles Delaney
Rating57% 2.85482.85482.85482.85482.8548
A floatplane navigates through the Pacific Northwest, landing in Puget Sound. As the well-dressed passenger emerges, CIA hitman Richard Malone targets him in his crosshairs, but he is unable to pull the trigger. He burns his Maryland driver's license and heads inland. His Mustang breaks down in a rural Oregon valley. He manages to push it to Mountain Service station, owned by Paul Barlow who runs the station with his 17-year-old daughter Jo. Barlow suggests the fastest way to repair the car is to tow it 60 miles to a larger service station. Malone opts to stay and wait for the necessary parts to arrive. Paul invites Malone to stay in the spare room.
Class
Class (1983)
, 1h38
Directed by Lewis John Carlino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about virginity
Actors Andrew McCarthy, Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Cliff Robertson, John Cusack, Alan Ruck
Roles Mr. Burroughs
Rating59% 2.950692.950692.950692.950692.95069
When Jonathan Ogner (Andrew McCarthy) first shows up to prep school, he is laughed at for wearing his school uniform. He then goes up to his dorm and meets his new roommate (Rob Lowe), who introduces himself as Squire Franklin Burroughs IV but tells Jonathan to call him "Skip." Skip then takes off his trench coat and is shown to be wearing a red bra and girls' underwear. He explains to the shocked Jonathan that it isn't what it looks like and that it's a tradition for the seniors to parade around campus wearing only girls' underwear. When Jonathan doesn't have any, Skip gives him a set that he had in his dresser. Skip and Jonathan travel out of the dorm together until they get to the final door where Skip stays behind and locks the door. The other students begin to laugh and mock Jonathan for wearing girls' underwear. Mortified, Jonathan attempts to flee the scene. After discovering that Skip has locked all the doors, Jonathan climbs a trellis that leads into his dorm where he finds Skip lying on the floor laughing hysterically.