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James Whitmore is a Actor American born on 1 october 1921 at White Plains (USA)

James Whitmore

James Whitmore
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Birth name James Allen Whitmore, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 1 october 1921 at White Plains (USA)
Death 6 february 2009 (at 87 years) at Malibu (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

James Allen Whitmore, Jr. (October 1, 1921 – February 6, 2009) was an American film, theatre and television actor. He won a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award, and was nominated for two Academy Awards.


Acteur de théâtre à ses débuts, il obtient un Tony Award en 1947. Il est surtout connu pour ses nombreux seconds rôles dans des productions hollywoodiennes qui lui valurent notamment deux nominations aux Oscars, en 1950 pour Battleground, puis en 1976 pour Give 'em Hell, Harry!.
En 2007, il joue le rôle de Milton dans l'épisode 21 (Un homme au tapis) de la saison 7 des Experts.

Marié quatre fois, il a été l'époux des actrices Audra Lindley et Noreen Nash. Il est le père de trois enfants, dont l'acteur et réalisateur James Whitmore Jr.

Best films

The Relic (1997)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Battleground (1949)
The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)
Chato's Land (1972)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Whitmore (62 films)

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Fun with Dick and Jane, 1h27
Directed by Dean Parisot
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni, Alec Baldwin, Richard Jenkins, Gloria Garayua, Angie Harmon
Rating61% 3.0994153.0994153.0994153.0994153.099415
In January 2000, Dick Harper (Jim Carrey) has just been promoted to Vice President of Communications for the large media corporation Globodyne. The next day, he is asked to appear on the show Money Life, where host Sam Samuels and independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader dub him and all the company's employees as "perverters of the American dream" and claim that Globodyne helps the super rich get even wealthier. As they speak, the company's stock goes into a free-fall and is soon worthless, along with all the employees' pensions, which are in Globodyne's stock. Dick arrives home to find his excited wife Jane (Téa Leoni), who informs him that she took his advice and quit her job as a travel agent after his promotion in order to spend more time with their son Billy. Dick has to break the news over dinner, instantly alarming Jane. Dick tries to think positively, and tries for a few months to get a Vice Presidency at other corporations. After getting no job anywhere, Jane reveals that they'll end up declaring bankruptcy in the next couple of months due to their assets being made up entirely of now-worthless Globodyne stock.
A Ring of Endless Light, 1h28
Directed by Greg Beeman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Mischa Barton, Ryan Merriman, Jared Padalecki, Scarlett Pomers, Soren Fulton, James Whitmore
Roles Grandfather
Rating61% 3.054773.054773.054773.054773.05477
When sixteen-year-old Vicky Austin, her sister Suzy and little brother Rob visit their grandfather on Seven Bay Island, Vicky faces several unexpected challenges. Her beloved grandfather, retired Reverend Eaton, seems to be seriously ill, but tries to pretend that nothing is wrong. Vicky met the rich but emotionally troubled Zachary Gray the previous summer, and he reappears to renew the acquaintance. Another boy, 17-year-old Adam Eddington, recruits Vicky to help him with a research project, working with a dolphin called Basil. Vicky discovers she can communicate telepathically with the dolphin and his mate - and possibly with Adam as well.
The Majestic, 2h32
Directed by Frank Darabont
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films
Actors Jim Carrey, Laurie Holden, Martin Landau, Hal Holbrook, David Ogden Stiers, James Whitmore
Roles Stan Keller
Rating68% 3.4489953.4489953.4489953.4489953.448995
In 1951 in the midst of the Second Red Scare, Peter Appleton is an up-and-coming young screenwriter in Hollywood. He learns from studio lawyer Leo Kubelsky and his own attorney Kevin Bannerman that he has been accused of being communist because he attended an antiwar meeting in college years before, a meeting he claims he only attended to impress a girl. In an instant, his new film "Ashes to Ashes" is pushed back for a few months, the credit is given to someone else, his movie star girlfriend Sandra Sinclair leaves him, and his contract with the studio is dropped. Peter gets drunk and goes for a drive, where he accidentally drives his car off a bridge to avoid an opossum.
The Relic
The Relic (1997)
, 1h50
Directed by Peter Hyams
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore, Clayton Rohner, John Kapelos
Roles Dr. Albert Frock
Rating58% 2.90072.90072.90072.90072.9007
John Whitney (Lewis Van Bergen), an anthropologist for the Museum of Natural History in Chicago, is studying a newly discovered tribe in South America, and drinks a soup made for him by the tribesmen. A short time later, he is seen accosting the captain of a merchant ship, asking that the shipment he has sent back to Chicago be unloaded from the ship. When the captain informs him that it's too late because the ship is about to leave, Whitney sneaks aboard. As the ship leaves the dock, Whitney searches through the cargo hold for his crates, crying out in despair when he does not find what he's looking for.
The Shawshank Redemption, 2h22
Directed by Frank Darabont
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films, Évasion, Films about capital punishment, Buddy films
Actors Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, James Whitmore, Clancy Brown
Roles Brooks Hatlen
Rating87% 4.383354.383354.383354.383354.38335
In 1947 Portland, Maine, banker Andy Dufresne is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences at the fictional Shawshank State Penitentiary in rural Maine. Andy befriends prison contraband smuggler, Ellis "Red" Redding, an inmate serving a life sentence. Red procures a rock hammer and later a large poster of Rita Hayworth for Andy. Working in the prison laundry, Andy is regularly assaulted by the "bull queer" gang "the Sisters" and their leader, Bogs.
Glory!  Glory!, 2h32
Directed by Lindsay Anderson
Themes Films about religion, Films about television
Actors Ellen Greene, Richard Thomas, James Whitmore, Barry Morse, Winston Rekert, George Buza
Roles Lester Babbitt
Rating71% 3.5735053.5735053.5735053.5735053.573505
A radio preacher's operation is controlled by his honest but bland son. When the preacher is made a media superstar by a savvy huckster, the son is left behind. Everything changes when the son wanders into a bar and witnesses the performance of a woman rock and roll singer and he realizes she is just what he needs to rise to the top of the world of televanglism.
Nuts (1987)
, 1h55
Directed by Martin Ritt
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Films based on plays, Erotic thriller films
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton, Eli Wallach, Barbra Streisand, Karl Malden, Leslie Nielsen
Roles Judge Stanley Murdoch
Rating65% 3.2984953.2984953.2984953.2984953.298495
When call girl Claudia Draper kills client Allen Green in self-defense, her mother Rose and stepfather Arthur attempt to have her declared mentally incompetent by Dr. Herbert Morrison in order to avoid a public scandal. Realizing if her parents succeed she will be remanded to a psychiatric facility for an indefinite period of time, strong-willed Claudia is determined to prove she is sane enough to stand trial.
The Adventures of Mark Twain, 1h26
Directed by Will Vinton
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors James Whitmore, Dal McKennon, Will Vinton, Craig Bartlett
Roles Mark Twain (voice)
Rating73% 3.690713.690713.690713.690713.69071
After having a bout of one-upmanship, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and Becky Thatcher sneak aboard an airship piloted by Mark Twain in an attempt to become famous aeronauts. Upon discovery, they find that Mark Twain intends to pilot the airship to meet Halley's Comet. Worried that this goal will end in their deaths, the trio learn to fly the ship while conspiring to sabotage the voyage.
The First Deadly Sin, 1h52
Directed by Brian G. Hutton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Frank Sinatra, Faye Dunaway, David Dukes, George Coe, Brenda Vaccaro, James Whitmore
Roles Dr. Sanford Ferguson
Rating58% 2.9499652.9499652.9499652.9499652.949965
New York police Captain Edward X. Delaney is at the scene of a brutal murder when news comes that his hospitalized wife's kidney illness has worsened after an operation. Approaching retirement, with a growing depression in the face of his wife's condition, Delaney throws himself into the murder case. He is fascinated by a crime committed with what seems to be a very unusual weapon.
The Serpent's Egg, 2h
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors David Carradine, Christian Berkel, Gert Fröbe, Liv Ullmann, Heinz Bennent, James Whitmore
Roles Priester
Rating66% 3.3476453.3476453.3476453.3476453.347645
Abel Rosenberg is an American Jew in Berlin after World War I. Poverty and inflation have destroyed the German economy at the time. He lives with his sister-in-law Manuela, a prostitute and cabaret performer. The story takes place in the week following his brother's death. Abel takes a job offered by an acquaintance, Professor Hans Vergerus.
Give 'em Hell, Harry!, 1h44
Directed by Peter H. Hunt, Steve Binder
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors James Whitmore
Roles Harry S. Truman
Rating75% 3.777323.777323.777323.777323.77732
I Will Fight No More Forever, 1h40
Directed by Richard T. Heffron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Western
Themes Political films
Actors James Whitmore, Sam Elliott, Emilio Delgado, Nick Ramus
Roles General Oliver O. Howard
Rating73% 3.686323.686323.686323.686323.68632
Set in 1877, the story follows Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe, who lived in the border area of Idaho and Oregon. As President Ulysses S. Grant permits white settlers to come to both territories, the native Nez Perce fight back and defy the order from Grant to leave their home ground. The U.S. Army, commanded by General Oliver Howard (a Civil War Veteran) is then sent out to push the tribe out, leading to war. The fight between whites (both soldiers and settlers) and tribe members increases, leading Joseph to try for an escape to Canada, but deep down he fears a long, costly fight with a tough enemy. As he says to one tribesmen who killed a white man for another tribe member's murder on the eve of war, "You have had your revenge. Now the white man will have his".