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Lionel Stander is a Actor and Dialogue Coach American born on 11 january 1908 at New York City (USA)

Lionel Stander

Lionel Stander
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Nationality USA
Birth 11 january 1908 at New York City (USA)
Death 30 november 1994 (at 86 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Lionel Jay Stander (January 11, 1908 – November 30, 1994) was an American actor in films, radio, theater and television.


Early life and career
Lionel Stander was born in The Bronx, New York, to Russian Jewish immigrants, the first of three children. According to newspaper interviews with Stander, as a teenager he appeared in the silent film Men of Steel (1926), perhaps as an extra, since he is not listed in the credits. During his one year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he appeared in a student production of "The Muse and the Movies: A Comedy of Greenwich Village".

Stander's professional acting career began in 1928, as Cop and First Fairy in "Him" by e.e. cummings, at the Provincetown Playhouse. He claimed that he got the roles because one of them required shooting craps, which he did well, and a friend in the company volunteered him. He appeared in a series of short-lived plays through the early 1930s, including The House Beautiful, which Dorothy Parker famously derided as "the play lousy".

Best films

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Wet Blanket Policy (1948)

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Filmography of Lionel Stander (88 films)

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The Last Good Time, 1h30
Directed by Bob Balaban
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Armin Mueller-Stahl, Olivia D'Abo, Maureen Stapleton, Lionel Stander, Adrian Pasdar, Zohra Lampert
Roles Howard Singer
Rating65% 3.290853.290853.290853.290853.29085
The film opens showing a small New York City apartment building at night, where a young couple
Wicked Stepmother, 1h30
Directed by Larry Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film
Actors Bette Davis, Barbara Carrera, Colleen Camp, Lionel Stander, David Rasche, Tom Bosley
Roles Sam
Rating39% 1.9620651.9620651.9620651.9620651.962065
The original plot cast Davis as the title character, a chain smoking witch named Miranda, who has married Sam while his vegetarian daughter Jenny and son-in-law Steve are on vacation. They return to find their new stepmother has filled their refrigerator with meat and played havoc with their collection of herbs. To explain Davis' absence, the script was rewritten to introduce Miranda's daughter Priscilla, who takes on a human form while her mother's spirit inhabits the body of a cat. Priscilla then sets out to get Jenny who has figured out that there is something going on. She accuses her of messing up the kitchen while Jenny's on a bike ride. Priscilla ends up sleeping with Jenny's husband. The entire time she refuses to switch bodies with Miranda. Jenny then figures out that they're witches and tries to stop them from ruining her family.
Cookie (1989)
, 1h34
Directed by Susan Seidelman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Peter Falk, Dianne Wiest, Michael Vincenzo Gazzo, Emily Lloyd, Jerry Lewis, Bob Gunton
Roles Enzo Della Testa
Rating54% 2.7026752.7026752.7026752.7026752.702675
Cookie Voltecki (Emily Lloyd) is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco (Peter Falk), who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost time with his daughter.
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 Kup (voice)
Rating71% 3.599373.599373.599373.599373.59937
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.
1941 (1979)
, 1h58
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Action
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Christmas films, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Christopher Lee
Roles Angelo Scioli
Rating58% 2.9003452.9003452.9003452.9003452.900345
On Saturday, December 13, 1941 at 7:01 a.m., a woman goes swimming somewhere on the California coast, only to find a Japanese submarine surfacing beneath her. The submarine crew believes they have arrived in Hollywood, and the vessel submerges while the woman swims to safety.
The Squeeze, 1h40
Directed by Antonio Margheriti
Genres Action
Themes Heist films, Gangster films
Actors Lee Van Cleef, Karen Black, Robert Alda, Edward Albert, Lionel Stander, Angelo Infanti
Roles Sam
Rating53% 2.6613552.6613552.6613552.6613552.661355
Retired safe-cracker Chris Gretchko is coaxed out of comfortable retirement by Jeff Olafson, the impulsive son of a former accomplice, who begs him to help steal an undocumented shipment of diamonds to satiate Van Stratten, a New York City crime boss whose mistress, Jessica, has been seeing Jeff on the side. Chris subsequently recruits his old friend, pawn shop owner Sam, who agrees to fence the diamonds afterward. When they learn Van Stratten intends to cut them out of the deal, Chris and Jeff plot a countermeasure, resulting in Jeff getting thrown in jail to give him plausible deniability, and Chris convalescing in a safe house after getting shot during the heist. Clarisse, an eccentric neighbor in the building, discovers Chris, and agrees to help tend his injuries and lie to police who come looking for him. However, Captain Donati begins to piece together the events, and all the involved parties find their lives in danger.
Cyclone (1978)
, 1h40
Directed by René Cardona Jr.
Genres Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors John Arthur Kennedy, Carroll Baker, Lionel Stander, Andrés García, Hugo Stiglitz, Mario Almada
Roles Taylor
Rating48% 2.415442.415442.415442.415442.41544
An airplane goes down in the Caribbean Ocean during a storm and a few survivors find refuge on a small tour boat. Swept out to sea, these people slowly starve to death in the hot sun with barely any food or clean water. With no place to turn, the boat survivors resort to cannibalism to stay alive...that is, until the rescue planes come to pick them up and the man-eating sharks decide it's time to eat as well.
New York, New York, 2h35
Directed by Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films
Actors Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus, Mary Kay Place, Frank Sivero
Roles Tony Harwell
Rating65% 3.2996353.2996353.2996353.2996353.299635
The story opens on V-J Day in 1945. A massive celebration in a New York City nightclub is underway, music provided by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. While there, selfish and smooth-talking saxophone player Jimmy Doyle, meets small-time singer Francine Evans, who, although lonely, still wants nothing to do with Jimmy, who keeps pestering her for her phone number.
The Cassandra Crossing, 2h9
Directed by George Cosmatos
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Disaster films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Burt Lancaster, Martin Sheen, Lee Strasberg, Ava Gardner
Roles Max, the Train Conductor
Rating62% 3.148853.148853.148853.148853.14885
When the existence of a strain of plague (vaguely identified as pneumonic) is revealed at the U.S. mission at the International Health Organization, three terrorists seek to blow up the U.S. mission. Two of them are shot, one mortally, by security personnel but one escapes. The surviving terrorist is hospitalized and quarantined and identified as Swedish. Dr. Elena Stradner (Ingrid Thulin) and U.S. Colonel Stephen Mackenzie (Burt Lancaster) (Military Intelligence assigned to the IHO) argue over the nature of the strain, which Stradner suspects is a biological weapon but which Colonel Mackenzie claims was in the process of being destroyed.
Red Coat
Red Coat (1975)
, 1h28
Directed by Joe D'Amato
Origin Italie
Genres Adventure, Western
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Wolves in film
Actors Fabio Testi, Lynne Frederick, Lionel Stander, Guido Mannari, Geoffrey Copleston, Robert Hundar
Roles Docteur Higgins
Rating58% 2.910432.910432.910432.910432.91043
Un officier de la police montée canadienne Bill Cormack part à la recherche de son fils Jimmy enlevé par Cariboo dans le but de se venger d'une vieille histoire entre les deux hommes.
The Black Bird, 1h50
Directed by David Giler
Genres Comedy
Actors George Segal, Stéphane Audran, Lionel Stander, Lee Patrick, Elisha Cook, Jr., Felix Silla
Roles Gordon Immerman
Rating54% 2.706432.706432.706432.706432.70643
When San Francisco private detective Sam Spade dies, his son, Sam, Jr., inherits his father's agency, including the sarcastic secretary, Effie Perine (also known as "Godzilla"). He must also continue his father's tradition of "serving minorities." When Caspar Gutman is killed outside Spade's building, his dying words are, "It's black and as long as your arm."
The Novice
The Novice (1975)

Genres Drama, Erotic, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Femi Benussi, Lionel Stander, Gloria Guida, Maria Pia Conte
Roles Don Nini
Rating44% 2.212442.212442.212442.212442.21244
Vittorio, un beau jeune homme, retourne dans sa Sicile natale à cause de la mauvaise santé de son oncle Don Ninì. Il pense le trouver mourant, mais finalement son état n'est pas bien grave. Don Ninì convainc Vittorio de se montrer décontracté avec tous les habitants du village, en particulier entreprenant avec les femmes, afin de démontrer le prestige et la virilité du nom de famille...
Who's Afraid of Zorro, 1h37
Directed by Franco Lo Cascio
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Western, Spaghetti Western
Themes Medical-themed films, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Personne sourde ou muette, Zorro
Actors George Hilton, Lionel Stander, Charo López, Antonio Pica, Gino Pagnani, Franca Scagnetti
Roles Father Donato
Rating58% 2.9122052.9122052.9122052.9122052.912205
Dans une Espagne occupée par les Français, Zorro se blesse. Le Père Donato doit lui trouver un remplaçant.
The Stranger and the Gunfighter, 1h45
Directed by Lee Van Cleef, Antonio Margheriti
Origin Italie
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Western, Spaghetti Western, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Lee Van Cleef, Lo Lieh, Patty Shepard, Femi Benussi, Lionel Stander, Erika Blanc
Rating57% 2.8989952.8989952.8989952.8989952.898995
Martial arts expert Ho Chiang journeys to America's Wild West in order to retrieve his late uncle Wang's missing fortune. Ho must free his uncle's murderer, Dakota (frequent Spaghetti Western star Lee Van Cleef), the only man who knows Wang's final resting place. Upon recovering the body, the pair discovers clues pointing to buried treasure. Notes on the dead man's body promise that the location of the treasure will be illuminated by a map, divided for security into four segments, each one tattooed on the buttocks of one of the uncle's four mistresses. Armed with photographs of the women, Ho and Dakota form an uneasy alliance and set out in search of the map tattoos and the promised riches.