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Richard Farnsworth is a Actor and Stunts American born on 1 september 1920 at Los Angeles (USA)

Richard Farnsworth

Richard Farnsworth
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Nationality USA
Birth 1 september 1920 at Los Angeles (USA)
Death 6 october 2000 (at 80 years) at Lincoln (USA)

Richard W. Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 – October 6, 2000) was an American actor and stuntman. His film career began in 1937; however, he achieved his greatest success for his performances in The Grey Fox (1982) and The Straight Story (1999), for which he received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Best films

Misery (1990)
Red River (1948)
(Stunt Double)
The Straight Story (1999)

Usually with

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Matt Clark
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Howard Hawks
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Filmography of Richard Farnsworth (53 films)

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The Straight Story, 1h52
Directed by David Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Transport films, Vieillesse, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton, Everett McGill, Kevin P. Farley, John P. Farley
Roles Alvin Straight
Rating79% 3.9988453.9988453.9988453.9988453.998845
Alvin Straight has not shown up to his regular bar meeting with his friends. He is eventually found lying on his floor at home, although he insists that he "just needs a bit of help getting up". His daughter Rose takes her reluctant father to see a doctor, who sternly admonishes Alvin to give up tobacco. He also tells Alvin that he should start using a walker. Alvin refuses, and does not tell Rose. Alvin then learns that his brother Lyle has suffered a stroke. Longing to visit him, but unable to drive, Alvin gradually develops a plan to travel to Mount Zion on his "ancient" riding lawn-mower and towing a small homemade travel-trailer, to the consternation of his family and friends.
The Getaway, 1h55
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Michael Madsen, James Woods, Jennifer Tilly, Richard Farnsworth
Roles Slim
Rating57% 2.898842.898842.898842.898842.89884
Carter "Doc" McCoy (Baldwin) and his wife Carol (Basinger) are taking target practice with pistols when Rudy (Madsen) arrives to propose they break a Mexican drug lord's nephew out of jail for a $300,000 payment. The job is successful, but it turns out the drug lord wanted his nephew free only in order to kill him.
Lassie (1994)
, 1h34
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tom Guiry, Helen Slater, Jon Tenney, Frederic Forrest, Richard Farnsworth, Michelle Williams
Roles Len Collins
Rating59% 2.9517452.9517452.9517452.9517452.951745
The Turner family moves from the big city (Baltimore, Maryland) to the rural countryside in Tazewell County, Virginia, hoping to start a new life. The move creates problems for everyone, especially 13-year-old Matt (Tom Guiry), who feels lost and alone in his new surroundings. But with the help of a stray Collie dog named Lassie that the family takes in, Matt learns to adjust and the two form an unbreakable bond.
Highway to Hell, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Demons in film, Zombie films, Road movies, Comedy horror films
Actors Patrick Bergin, Chad Lowe, Kristy Swanson, Adam Storke, Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller
Roles Sam
Rating60% 3.001153.001153.001153.001153.00115
Charlie Sykes and Rachel Clark are a young all-American couple that decide to run away and elope in Las Vegas. On the road to Vegas, they ignore the warning of a local gas station attendant named Sam. They take an abandoned backroad where Rachel is kidnapped by a zombie Hell Cop who takes her to hell. Charlie goes back to Sam, and Sam explains what the Hellcop is and how to save her. Sam then gives Charlie a shotgun with special ammo and a car that holds a special attribute. On the highway, Charlie meets other dead people that live in Hell and even a motorcycle gang. On the road, he meets a mechanic named Beezle, with his young apprentice. Beezle gives him tips on how to save his girlfriend and even brings him back to life. After Charlie rescues Rachel, Beezle reveals himself to be Satan and proposes a deal to let them, and his apprentice, go free if they can defeat the Hell Cop in a race to the portal that connects Earth and the backroads of Hell.
Misery (1990)
, 1h47
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about pigs, Films about psychiatry, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, Graham Jarvis
Roles J.T. "Buster" McCain
Rating77% 3.8991853.8991853.8991853.8991853.899185
Famed novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) is the author of a successful series of Regency romance novels featuring a character named Misery Chastain. Wanting to focus on more serious stories, he writes a manuscript for the final Misery novel. While traveling from Silver Creek, Colorado to his home in New York City, he is caught in a blizzard and his car goes off the road, rendering him unconscious. Paul is rescued by a nurse named Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), who brings him to her remote home. When Paul regains consciousness he finds himself bedridden, with both his legs broken as well as a dislocated shoulder. Annie claims she is his "number one fan" and talks a lot about him and his novels. As a reward for saving him, Paul gives Annie his new manuscript which she saved from the wreckage. While feeding him, she is angered and spills soup on him but regains control and apologizes. She buys a copy of Paul's most recently published book, Misery's Child, giving glowing praise to Paul as she progresses through the book. However, when Annie discovers that Misery dies at the end of the book she flies into a rage, almost smashing a table on Paul's head. She reveals that she lied about calling his agent and the authorities; nobody knows where he is. Annie leaves and Paul tries to escape from his room, but she has locked the door.
Havana (1990)
, 2h20
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Jeu, Seafaring films, Transport films, Poker, Political films
Actors Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Raúl Juliá, Alan Arkin, Tomás Milián, Daniel Davis
Roles Professor
Rating60% 3.048663.048663.048663.048663.04866
The film is set on the eve of the Cuban Revolution's victory on January 1, 1959.
The Two Jakes, 2h17
Directed by Jack Nicholson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe, Jack Nicholson, Eli Wallach, Rubén Blades
Roles Earl Rawley
Rating61% 3.099623.099623.099623.099623.09962
In Los Angeles in 1948, Julius "Jake" Berman (Keitel) hires private investigator J. J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson) to catch his wife, Kitty, in the act of committing adultery. During the sting, Berman kills his rival, who also happens to be his business partner in a real estate development company. Gittes, not having known this, suddenly finds himself under scrutiny for his role in the possible crime, all of which centers around a wire recording that captured the illicit love meeting, the confrontation, and the killing of Mark Bodine. It calls into question if Berman knew and killed his partner to wrest control of the partnership, making it murder, or was an act of jealousy, which may qualify as "temporary insanity" and be permitted as a defense to a charge of murder.
Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel, 2h35
Directed by Kevin Sullivan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Wendy Hiller, Patricia Hamilton, Frank Converse, Jonathan Crombie
Roles Matthew Cuthbert
Rating83% 4.1968054.1968054.1968054.1968054.196805
The film resumes the story of Anne Shirley, who at 16 had chosen to study for her college degree by correspondence in order to remain at Green Gables to help an aging Marilla, who has eyesight problems, look after the house and farm. Anne now holds a Teacher's Licence after completing the two-year post-secondary course at Charlottetown's Queens Academy in only one year.
Space Rage
Space Rage (1985)
, 1h17
Directed by Conrad E. Palmisano
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Western
Themes Space opera
Actors Richard Farnsworth, John Laughlin, Michael Paré, Lee Purcell, William Windom, Frank Doubleday
Roles Colonel
Rating40% 2.0082752.0082752.0082752.0082752.008275
Two centuries in the future, a dangerous lunatic named Grange (Paré) is sentenced to a penal colony, Botany Bay, on the planet Proxima Centauri 3. There, a bounty hunter (Laughlin) and an ex-policeman (Farnsworth) team up to prevent him from escaping.
Sylvester (1985)
, 1h44
Directed by Tim Hunter
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about horses
Actors Richard Farnsworth, Melissa Gilbert, Michael Schoeffling, Constance Towers, Arliss Howard, Shizuko Hoshi
Roles John Foster
Rating65% 3.2936153.2936153.2936153.2936153.293615
A young woman called Charlie cares for a captured wild horse and helps turn him into a champion jumper.
Anne of Green Gables, 3h20
Directed by Kevin Sullivan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton, Marilyn Lightstone, Schuyler Grant
Roles Matthew Cuthbert
Rating91% 4.577284.577284.577284.577284.57728
11 year old orphan Anne Shirley is living in servitude with the cruel Hammond Family in Nova Scotia. However, when Mr. Hammond dies, Anne is sent to an orphanage where she eventually receives the wonderful news that she has been adopted by a couple on Prince Edward Island.
Into the Night, 1h55
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Farnsworth, Dan Aykroyd, David Bowie, David Cronenberg
Roles Jack Caper
Rating65% 3.250313.250313.250313.250313.25031
Upon discovering that his wife is having an affair, depressed insomniac Ed Okin (Jeff Goldblum) drives to LAX on his friend Herb's (Dan Aykroyd) suggestion. There he is surprised by a beautiful jewel smuggler, Diana (Michelle Pfeiffer), who lands on his car and begs him to drive her away from four Iranians who are chasing her. She persuades him to drive her to various locations, and he becomes embroiled in her predicament. After becoming increasingly exasperated with her demands, he discovers that Diana has smuggled priceless emeralds from the Shah of Iran's treasury into the country, and is being pursued by various assorted assailants, including the aforementioned agents of a criminal Iranian expatriate and a British hitman (David Bowie).
The Natural, 2h14
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Robert Prosky
Roles Red Blow
Rating74% 3.7479053.7479053.7479053.7479053.747905
Roy Hobbs is a boy who is a skilled baseball player, often playing catch with his father Ed (Alan Fudge). One day, his father suffers a fatal heart attack and drops dead near a tree on the family property. When the same tree is later struck by lightning, Hobbs considers this a sign and fashions the heart of the tree's trunk, seen glowing after the trunk is split in two by the lightning, into a bat, which he dubs "Wonderboy" and carves a lightning bolt into the bat.
Rhinestone (1984)
, 1h52
Directed by Bob Clark
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Dolly Parton, Richard Farnsworth, Ron Leibman, Tim Thomerson, Ritch Brinkley
Roles Noah Ferris
Rating39% 1.9582351.9582351.9582351.9582351.958235
Jake Farris (Dolly Parton), a country singer stuck in a long-term contract performing at a sleazy urban cowboy nightclub in New York City, boasts to the club's manager, Freddie (Ron Leibman), that she can make anybody into a country sensation, insisting that she can turn any normal guy into a country singer in just two weeks. Freddie accepts Jake's bet, putting up the remainder of Jake's contract (if she wins the bet, the contract becomes void; if she loses, another five years will be added). He then ups the ante: if Jake loses, she must also sleep with him. The problem is that Freddie can select the man, and he selects an obnoxious New York cabbie named Nick Martinelli (Sylvester Stallone). Nick not only has no musical talent whatsoever, he claims to hate country music "worse than liver". Realizing she is stuck with Nick, Jake takes him back to the hills of Tennessee for a two-week crash course in how to walk, talk, and sing like a genuine country star.