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Karl Malden is a Actor and Director American born on 22 march 1912 at Chicago (USA)

Karl Malden

Karl Malden
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Birth name Mladen George Sekulovich
Nationality USA
Birth 22 march 1912 at Chicago (USA)
Death 1 july 2009 (at 97 years) at Brentwood, Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Karl Malden (born Mladen George Sekulovich; March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009) was an American actor. Malden was primarily a character actor who "for more than 60 years brought an intelligent intensity and a homespun authenticity to roles in theater, film and television", especially in such classic films as A Streetcar Named Desire, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, On the Waterfront, and One-Eyed Jacks. Malden later played in high-profile Hollywood movies such as Baby Doll, How the West Was Won, and Patton as well as appearing on U.S. television as Lt. Mike Stone on the 1970s crime drama, The Streets of San Francisco and as the spokesman for American Express. Film and culture critic Charles Champlin described Malden as "an Everyman, but one whose range moved easily up and down the levels of society and the IQ scale, from heroes to heavies and ordinary, decent guys just trying to get along", and at his death Malden was described as "one of the great character actors of his time" who created a number of "powerhouse performances on screen". Malden was also President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1988 to 1993.


On December 18, 1938, Malden married Mona Greenberg (born 1918), who survives him. Their marriage was one of the longest in Hollywood's history, lasting nearly 71 years. In addition to his wife, Malden is survived by daughters Mila and Carla; his sons-in-law; three granddaughters, Alison, Emily and Cami; plus four great-grandchildren, Mila, Stella, Charlie and Thomas Karl. In 2008 the year before Karl died he and Mona celebrated their platinum (70th) wedding anniversary

In 1997, Malden published his autobiography, When Do I Start?, written with his daughter Carla.

Best films

Patton (1970)
How the West Was Won (1962)
On the Waterfront (1954)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Nevada Smith (1966)
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

Usually with

Thomas Little
Thomas Little
(6 films)
Ben Nye
Ben Nye
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Karl Malden (62 films)

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Back to the Streets of San Francisco
Directed by Mel Damski
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Karl Malden, Darlene Carr, Darleen Carr, Debrah Farentino, Conor O'Farrell, Carl Lumbly
Roles Mike Stone
Rating62% 3.1422353.1422353.1422353.1422353.142235
Mike Stone enquête sur deux affaires distinctes : un meurtre atroce et la disparition de Steve Keller, son ancien partenaire.
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 Arthur Kirk
Rating65% 3.2974253.2974253.2974253.2974253.297425
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.
Alice in Wonderland, 3h7
Directed by Harry Harris
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films
Actors Natalie Gregory, Red Buttons, Anthony Newley, Sheila Mathews Allen, Jayne Meadows, Carol Channing
Roles Walrus
Rating77% 3.8995353.8995353.8995353.8995353.899535
The first part opens with Alice (Natalie Gregory) helping Mother (Sheilla Allen) set the table for tea time. Although thankful for her daughter's help, Mother tells Alice that she is still not grown-up enough to join the adults at tea. Alice goes outside to see her sister (played by Gregory's real-life older sister Sharee Gregory), but gets bored of reading a book with no pictures. Her sister tells her that she will understand when she grows up, but Alice thinks she is already grown up (after all, she's seven and a half).
The Sting II, 1h42
Directed by Jeremy Kagan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Jackie Gleason, Teri Garr, Karl Malden, Oliver Reed, Mac Davis, Larry Bishop
Roles Gus Macalinski
Rating49% 2.452272.452272.452272.452272.45227
The Great Depression is over. King of the con men Fargo Gondorff is released from prison and reassembles his cronies for another con, out to avenge the murder of his lifelong pal Kid Colors.
Twilight Time, 1h42
Directed by Goran Paskaljević
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Karl Malden, Jodi Thelen, Pavle Vuisić, Dragan Maksimović, Stole Aranđelović, Peter Carsten
Roles Marko Sekulović
Rating60% 3.001933.001933.001933.001933.00193
An elderly man, returning to Yugoslavia after 20 years in America, is saddled with the upbringing of his two grandchildren in a small farming village.
Word of Honor
Directed by Mel Damski
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Karl Malden, Rue McClanahan, Ron Silver, Alexa Kenin, Jacqueline Brookes, Jeffrey DeMunn
Roles Mike McNeill
Rating64% 3.2315753.2315753.2315753.2315753.231575
A reporter refuses to reveal his source in the case of the murder of a young girl. As a result, he and his family are shunned by the residents of the small town in which they live. Virtually no one comes to his daughter's wedding, and at his office, the police search his desk, and his boss threatens to fire him.
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, 1h54
Directed by Irwin Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Michael Caine, Telly Savalas, Sally Field, Karl Malden, Peter Boyle, Shirley Jones
Roles Wilbur Hubbard
Rating47% 2.3554852.3554852.3554852.3554852.355485
The capsized luxury liner, S.S. Poseidon is still afloat after six survivors have been rescued via helicopter.
Meteor (1979)
, 1h47
Directed by Ronald Neame
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Space opera, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Henry Fonda, Martin Landau
Roles Harry Sherwood
Rating50% 2.501842.501842.501842.501842.50184
After the asteroid Orpheus is hit by a comet, a five-mile chunk of Orpheus is sent on a collision course towards Earth, which will cause an extinction-level event. While the United States government engages in political maneuvering, smaller asteroid fragments precede the main body, wreaking havoc on the planet. The United States has a secret orbiting nuclear missile platform satellite named Hercules, which was designed by Dr. Paul Bradley (Sean Connery). It was intended to defend Earth against a massive space rock, but instead was demoted to become an orbiting super weapon now aimed at Russia. However, its fourteen nuclear missiles are not enough to stop the meteor.