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Richard A. Dysart is a Actor American born on 30 march 1929 at Augusta (USA)

Richard A. Dysart

Richard A. Dysart
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Birth name Richard Allen Dysart
Nationality USA
Birth 30 march 1929 at Augusta (USA)
Death 5 april 2015 (at 86 years)

Richard Allen Dysart (March 30, 1929 – April 5, 2015) was an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Leland McKenzie on the NBC legal drama L.A. Law.


Richard A. Dysart a servi durant quatre ans dans l'US Air Force durant la guerre de Corée. Il débute au cinéma en 1979, en 1982 il joue dans The Thing de John Carpenter et en 1985 dans Pale Rider, le cavalier solitaire de et avec Clint Eastwood.

Il est marié à l'artiste Kathryn Jacobi depuis 1987.

Best films

Pale Rider (1985)
Being There (1979)
The Hospital (1971)

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Filmography of Richard A. Dysart (32 films)

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Hard Rain
Hard Rain (1998)
, 1h37
Directed by Mikael Salomon
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes La fin du monde, Météorologie, Catastrophe climatique, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver, Edward Asnere, Mark Rolston
Roles Henry Sears
Rating57% 2.899182.899182.899182.899182.89918
During the worst recorded rainstorm in the history of the Midwestern United States, armored truck drivers Tom (Christian Slater) and his uncle Charlie (Edward Asner) collect the money from local banks affected by the rising flood waters. In the small town of Huntingburg, Indiana, which has been evacuated, Tom and Charlie drive into a ditch and become stuck, and Charlie calls dispatch to alert the National Guard. They are then ambushed by Jim (Morgan Freeman) and his gang of armed robbers, Kenny (Michael Goorjian), Mr. Mehlor (Dann Florek) and Ray (Ricky Harris). Kenny accidentally shoots Charlie dead, as Tom gets away with the $3 million in cash and hides it in a cemetery.
Panther (1995)
, 2h3
Directed by Mario Van Peebles
Genres Drama
Themes Films about racism
Actors Kadeem Hardison, Bokeem Woodbine, Wesley Jonathan, Joe Don Baker, Courtney B. Vance, Marcus Chong
Roles J. Edgar Hoover
Rating63% 3.199723.199723.199723.199723.19972
The film focuses on the rise and decline of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, known as the Black Panthers, during the era of Black Power and disenchantment with passive resistance as a tool in the civil rights movement. It explores the FBI's COINTELPRO program, which was a farflung effort to track and disrupt African-American political movements.
Truman (1995)
, 2h15
Directed by Frank Pierson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Political films
Actors Gary Sinise, Diana Scarwid, Tony Goldwyn, Richard A. Dysart, Colm Feore, James Gammon
Roles Henry L. Stimson
Rating71% 3.5971153.5971153.5971153.5971153.597115
Back to the Future Part III, 1h58
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Transport films, Time travel films, Films about automobiles, Rail transport films, Comedy science fiction films, Alternate history films
Actors Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson, Lea Thompson, Elisabeth Shue
Roles Barbwire Salesman
Rating73% 3.6999653.6999653.6999653.6999653.699965
On November 12, 1955, Marty McFly discovers that his friend, Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown, had become trapped in 1885. Marty, with the 1955 Doc, uses the information in Doc's 1885 letter to locate and repair the DeLorean. He spots a tombstone with Doc's name, dated six days after the letter. Learning that Doc was killed by Biff Tannen's great-grandfather, Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen, Marty travels back to 1885 to save Doc.
Day One
Day One (1989)
, 2h21
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Environmental films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Documentary films about environmental issues, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about nuclear technology, Documentary films about technology, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn, Michael Tucker, Hume Cronyn, Richard A. Dysart, Hal Holbrook
Roles President Harry S. Truman
Rating76% 3.8258053.8258053.8258053.8258053.825805
When Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe he eventually arrives in the United States where, with the help of Albert Einstein, he persuades the Federal government to build an atomic bomb. General Leslie Groves selects physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to head the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, where the bomb is built. As World War II draws to a close, Szilard (whose idea was responsible for the progress made) has second thoughts about atomic weapons and debates how and when to use the bomb.
Mickey's 60th Birthday
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Wayne Allwine, Carl Reiner, Meredith Baxter, Russi Taylor, Tony Anselmo, Charles Fleischer
Roles Leland McKenzie
Rating73% 3.6614153.6614153.6614153.6614153.661415
Mickey Mouse's 60th Birthday special is being taped and as his appearance in the show draws to a close, Mickey finds himself trying to decide how he should present himself to his audience. Rummaging through an old trunk, he finds the magic hat from The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment of Fantasia and considers using it, but he is warned by the sorcerer who owns the hat (who was not Yen Sid) that he shouldn't be using other people's magic when he has his own, which Mickey initially doesn't understand. With that in mind, Mickey goes out on stage along with his birthday cake, provided by Roger Rabbit, who realizes that he placed a stick of dynamite on the cake instead of a candle. In his attempt to put the dynamite out, Roger ends up destroying the set, which prompts Mickey to use the magic from the hat to repair the damage. The audience screams for more and Mickey agrees to do so, but when he does, he suddenly vanishes.
Wall Street, 2h1
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Lauren Tom, Franklin Cover
Roles Cromwell
Rating73% 3.69893.69893.69893.69893.6989
In 1985, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is working as a junior stockbroker at Jackson Steinem & Co. He wants to work with his hero, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), a legendary Wall Street player. After calling Gekko's office 59 days in a row trying to land an appointment, Bud visits Gekko on his birthday with a box of Gekko's favorite, contraband Cuban cigars. Impressed at his sheer boldness, Gekko grants Bud an interview. Bud pitches him stocks, but Gekko is unimpressed. Desperate, Bud provides him some inside information about Bluestar Airlines, which Bud learned in a casual conversation from his father, Carl (Martin Sheen), the union leader for the company's workers. Intrigued, Gekko tells Bud he will think about it, but also that he "[looks] at a hundred deals a day," but "[chooses] one." A dejected Bud returns to his office. However, Gekko places an order for Bluestar stock and becomes one of Bud's clients. Gekko gives Bud some capital to manage, but the other stocks Bud selects lose money.
Blood & Orchids, 4h
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Origin USA
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Kris Kristofferson, Jane Alexander, Madeleine Stowe, José Ferrer, Sean Young, Susan Blakely
Roles Harvey Koster
Rating67% 3.383233.383233.383233.383233.38323
In 1937 Hawaii, four native Hawaiian men find a white woman, beaten nearly to death, and take her to a hospital—only to be charged later with her rape and assault. During their trial, the woman's husband, a lieutenant in the US Navy, fatally shoots one of them and later stands trial himself. The trial brings into stark relief the racial tensions that tear at the social fabric of Territorial Hawaii in the years prior to World War II.
The Last Days of Patton, 2h26
Directed by Delbert Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography
Themes Political films
Actors George C. Scott, Eva Marie Saint, Murray Hamilton, Ed Lauter, Richard A. Dysart, Kathryn Leigh Scott
Roles General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower
Rating62% 3.149293.149293.149293.149293.14929
As a result of General George S. Patton's (George C. Scott) decision to use former Nazis to help reconstruct post-World War II Germany (and publicly defending the practice), General Dwight Eisenhower (Richard Dysart) removes him from that task and reassigns him to supervise "an army of clerks" whose task is to write the official history of the U.S. military involvement in World War II.
Castle in the Sky, 2h6
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Themes Environmental films, Feminist films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Steampunk films, Children's films, Robot films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Keiko Yokozawa, Mayumi Tanaka, Minori Terada, Ichirō Nagai, Yoshito Yasuhara, Ryūji Saikachi
Roles Uncle Pom (voice)
Rating80% 4.0492354.0492354.0492354.0492354.049235
In the film's backstory, human civilizations built flying cities, which were later destroyed by an unspecified catastrophe, forcing the survivors to live on the ground. The only remaining flying city, Laputa, still floats in the sky, concealed by a permanent powerful thunderstorm that surrounds it.
Pale Rider
Pale Rider (1985)
, 1h55
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Romance, Western
Actors Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Richard A. Dysart, Chris Penn, John Russell
Roles Coy LaHood
Rating72% 3.648963.648963.648963.648963.64896
The film opens in the countryside outside the fictional town of Lahood, California, and takes place sometime in the 1870s or early 1880s (based on remarks in the film about outlawing hydraulic mining). Thugs working for big-time miner Coy LaHood ride in and destroy the camp of a group of struggling miners and their families who have settled in nearby Carbon Canyon and are panning for gold there. In leaving, they also shoot the little dog of fourteen-year-old Megan Wheeler. As Megan buries it in the woods and prays for a miracle, we see a stranger heading to the town on horseback.
Warning Sign, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Sam Waterston, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Yaphet Kotto, Jeffrey DeMunn, Richard A. Dysart, G. W. Bailey
Roles Dr. Nielsen
Rating61% 3.0990653.0990653.0990653.0990653.099065
The movie tells about the outbreak of a virulent bacteria in a secret military laboratory operating under the guise of a pesticide manufacturer. During routine work a sealed tube is broken, releasing the secret biological weapon. Where upon detecting the release of the agent, one of the plant's security officers activate "Protocol One", a procedure sealing all of the workers inside from the outside world and they are left to wait out the deadly effects. A local County Sheriff whose pregnant wife, the security officer, is trapped inside, and with the help of a past employee who is a known alcoholic, must fight through a government agency and the chemically affected workers to find his wife and put a stop to the spread of the lethal weapon. The former employee had started creating an antidote to the weapon, which the sheriff and his wife create and deploy.