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Robert Ryan is a Actor and Director American born on 11 november 1909 at Chicago (USA)

Robert Ryan

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Birth name Robert Bushnell Ryan
Nationality USA
Birth 11 november 1909 at Chicago (USA)
Death 11 july 1973 (at 63 years) at New York City (USA)

Robert Bushnell Ryan (November 11, 1909 – July 11, 1973) was an American actor who often played hardened cops and ruthless villains.


On March 11, 1939, he married Jessica Cadwalader. They had two sons—Cheyney, a research fellow at Oxford University and a Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Oregon, his oldest son, Walker T, a bluesman—and one daughter, Lisa. They lived in the Manhattan co-op The Dakota at 72nd and Central Park West and eventually sublet the apartment to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, according to The Lives of Robert Ryan, a biography of the actor by J.R. Jones published in 2015.

In the fall of 1951, a progressive school by the name of Oakwood was opened in Jessica and Robert Ryan's backyard, founded by a small group of parents who decided to create a school based on their views of education and child-rearing. Three years later, those parents, including the Ryans, Sidney Harmon and Elizabeth Schappert, Wendy and Ross Cabeen, and Charles and Emilie Haas bought and built the elementary school campus on Moorpark Street in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles.

Robert and Jessica remained married until her death from cancer in 1972. He died from lung cancer in New York City the following year at age 63.

Best films

The Longest Day (1962)
The Professionals (1966)
King of Kings (1961)
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
And Hope to Die (1972)

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Filmography of Robert Ryan (81 films)

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Executive Action, 1h31
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about families, Political films
Actors Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green, John Anderson, Paul Carr
Roles Foster
Rating66% 3.3472253.3472253.3472253.3472253.347225
A narrator states that when President Lyndon Johnson was asked about the Kennedy Assassination and the Warren Commission report, he said he doubted the findings of the Commission. The narration ends with the mention that the segment did not run on television and was cut from a program about Johnson. The narration does not actually include the quote: "Kennedy was trying to get Castro, but Castro got to him first."
The Iceman Cometh, 3h59
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges, Bradford Dillman, Sorrell Booke
Roles Larry Slade
Rating72% 3.638843.638843.638843.638843.63884
Un vendeur avec une passion soudaine pour la réforme a une idée de vendre à ses copains Barfly: jetez vos chimères. Les ivrognes, vivant dans un flophouse dessus d'un salon, choqués par l'idée.
Lolly-Madonna XXX, 1h43
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jeff Bridges, Rod Steiger, Robert Ryan, Scott Wilson, Season Hubley, Katherine Squire
Roles Pap Gutshall
Rating64% 3.242583.242583.242583.242583.24258
Two families in rural Tennessee, headed by patriarchs Laban Feather (Rod Steiger) and Pap Gutshall (Robert Ryan) are at odds with each other. The sons of the two families play harmless tricks on each other but soon the Feather boys decide to kidnap a girl, escalating the rivalry. She turns out to be innocent bystander Roonie Gill (Season Hubley), not the made-up girlfriend "Lolly Madonna." As events escalate, Zack Feather (Jeff Bridges) and Roonie fall in love and try to bring the others to their senses.
The Outfit
The Outfit (1973)
, 1h43
Directed by John Flynn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Mafia films, L'Outfit de Chicago, Gangster films
Actors Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Joe Don Baker, Robert Ryan, Timothy Carey, Sheree North
Roles Mailer
Rating69% 3.497313.497313.497313.497313.49731
Two hitmen drive to Eddie Macklin's house to assassinate him as he builds a brick wall in his backyard. Meanwhile, Eddie's brother Earl (Robert Duvall) is released from prison in Illinois after a 27-month term for carrying a concealed weapon. His girlfriend Bett (Karen Black) picks him up and takes him to a motel. She informs Earl of his brother's execution by the Outfit. Earl deduces that the motel stay is a setup, and when one of the hitmen who killed his brother bursts into the room, Earl ambushes him and tortures him for information.
And Hope to Die, 2h30
Directed by René Clément
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Children's films
Actors Jean-Louis Trintignant, Robert Ryan, Lea Massari, Aldo Ray, Jean Gaven, Tisa Farrow
Roles Charley
Rating67% 3.393093.393093.393093.393093.39309
Pour échapper aux gitans qui le traquent, Tony se réfugie à Montréal. Là, il est témoin d'un règlement de comptes entre truands. Ces derniers l'enlèvent dans l'intention de le supprimer, mais peu à peu, ils intègrent le jeune homme à leur bande.
Lawman (1971)
, 1h39
Directed by Lee J. Cobb, Robert Duvall, Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Duvall, John Beck, Sheree North
Roles Sabbath Marshal Cotton Ryan
Rating69% 3.4956753.4956753.4956753.4956753.495675
The film starts with a scene common to many Westerns, cowboys in a drunken state shooting up a town and wreaking havoc. The rowdies are from the town of Sabbath and are visiting the town of Bannock for a little recreation that gets out of hand.
The Love Machine, 1h48
Directed by Jack Haley Jr.
Genres Drama
Actors John Phillip Law, Dyan Cannon, Robert Ryan, Jackie Cooper, David Hemmings, Maureen Arthur
Roles Gregory 'Greg' Austin
Rating48% 2.4252852.4252852.4252852.4252852.425285
Robin Stone works at a powerful TV network doing the news. He encounters an array of women, among them Judith Austin, the wife of a network executive. Judith asks her husband Greg to promote Robin and he does so. Robin and Judith then get into an extramarital affair while her husband is in the hospital for cardiac care.
The Love Machine
Directed by Jack Haley Jr.
Genres Drama
Actors John Phillip Law, Dyan Cannon, Robert Ryan, Jackie Cooper, David Hemmings, Edith Atwater
Roles Gregory 'Greg' Austin
Rating48% 2.4252852.4252852.4252852.4252852.425285
Robin Stone a d'autres ambitions que de présenter le JT. Beau gosse auquel nulle femme ne résiste, c'est sur Judith Austin qu'il jette son dévolu. Pour sa beauté bien sûr, mais surtout parce qu'elle est la femme du président d'une chaîne de télévision. Il espère bien qu'elle va l'aider à faire s'envoler sa carrière.
The Wild Bunch, 2h25
Directed by Sam Peckinpah, Howard Kazanjian
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Political films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson
Roles Deke Thornton
Rating78% 3.9488253.9488253.9488253.9488253.948825
In 1913 Texas, Pike Bishop (William Holden), the leader of a gang of aging outlaws, is seeking retirement with one final score: the robbery of a railroad office containing a cache of silver. They are ambushed by Pike's former partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan), who is leading a posse of bounty hunters hired and deputized by the railroad. A bloody shootout kills several of the gang. Pike uses a serendipitous temperance union parade to shield their getaway, and many citizens are killed in the crossfire.
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City, 1h45
Directed by James Hill (réalisateur britannique), James Hill
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Submarine films, Pirate films, Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Robert Ryan, Chuck Connors, Nanette Newman, Luciana Paluzzi, Bill Fraser, Kenneth Connor
Roles Captain Nemo
Rating56% 2.849892.849892.849892.849892.84989
The film opens with a mid nineteenth century cargo liner sinking in a storm at sea, in what is presumed to be an Atlantic Gale. As the vessel begins to founder the crew muster the passengers to the lifeboats, one of which capsizes as it is launched, and its passengers are thrown out into the overwhelming seas. Swept below the waves and on the point of drowning, they are rescued by a group of divers who swim up to them to give them air and lead them to the submarine Nautilus.
Anzio (1968)
, 1h57
Directed by Duilio Coletti, Edward Dmytryk
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Peter Falk, John Arthur Kennedy, Earl Holliman, Mark Damon
Roles Gen. Carson
Rating59% 2.9992.9992.9992.9992.999
After meeting a general, war correspondent Dick Ennis (Robert Mitchum) is assigned to accompany US Army Rangers for the upcoming attempt to outflank the tough enemy defenses. The amphibious landing is unopposed, but the bumbling American general, Jack Lesley (Arthur Kennedy) is too cautious, preferring to fortify his beachhead before advancing inland. Ennis and a Ranger drive in a jeep through the countryside, discovering there are few Germans between the beachhead and Rome, but his information is ignored. As a result, the German commander, Kesselring (Wolfgang Preiss), has time to gather his forces and launch an effective counterattack.
A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die
Genres Drama, Action, Crime, Western
Actors Alex Cord, John Arthur Kennedy, Robert Ryan, Enzo Fiermonte, Mario Brega, Nicoletta Machiavelli
Roles New Mexico Gov. Lem Carter
Rating62% 3.149323.149323.149323.149323.14932
McLord is a wanted criminal. He frequently suffers with fits which hinder him to defend himself. His condition seems to deteriorate continuously. Seeking shelter he enters the lawless town Escondido although it is currently under siege by a high-ranked law enforcement officer. There he gets to know the young Laurinda and finds a doctor who discovers the reason for his fits. Unlike he feared he's not epileptic and can be cured for good. Yet he's still an outlaw and that is in the end his downfall.
The Dirty Dozen, 2h23
Directed by Robert Aldrich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films
Actors Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy
Roles Col. Everett Dasher Breed
Rating76% 3.8492053.8492053.8492053.8492053.849205
In Britain, in the spring of 1944, Allied forces are preparing for the D-Day invasion. Among them are Major John Reisman (Lee Marvin), an OSS officer; his commander, Regular Army Major General Sam Worden (Ernest Borgnine); and his former commander Colonel Everett Dasher Breed (Robert Ryan). Early in the film, the personalities of the three men are shown to clash and the characters of the individualistic Reisman and the domineering Breed are established. Reisman is aided by his friend, the mild-mannered Major Max Armbruster (George Kennedy).
Hour of the Gun, 1h41
Directed by John Sturges
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Actors James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan, Albert Salmi, Charles Aidman, Steve Ihnat
Roles Ike Clanton
Rating66% 3.3487353.3487353.3487353.3487353.348735
Outnumbered but determined, Wyatt Earp (James Garner), his brothers Virgil (Frank Converse) and Morgan (Sam Melville) and ally Doc Holliday (Jason Robards) confront and clearly get the best of the Ike Clanton gang in a violent shootout at the O.K. Corral in the Arizona town of Tombstone.
The Busy Body, 1h41
Directed by William Castle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Dom DeLuise, Sid Caesar, Robert Ryan, Anne Baxter, Kay Medford, Jan Murray
Roles Charley Barker
Rating56% 2.816312.816312.816312.816312.81631
George Norton is a low-level bumbler who works for Chicago crime boss Charley Barker. A well-dressed mama's boy, George is in good standing with Barker, even gaining a promotion, until an incident that costs the mob a million dollars.