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Walter Matthau

Walter Matthau

Born in New York City, New York, USA on 1st October 1920. Died in 2000 aged 79 years old.
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Walter Matthau was an Oscar and Bafta winning actor with a career spanning 60 years, from 1954 to 2014, starting at the age of 34. His first film was The Kentuckian and his last film was And the Oscar Goes To.... A lot of his work was in the Comedy and Drama genres.

Known For


Film Film Year Runtime Rating Streaming Options
And the Oscar Goes To... poster And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 1h 40m NR
Hanging Up poster Hanging Up 2000 1h 34m PG-13
The Marriage Fool poster The Marriage Fool 1998 1h 25m
The Odd Couple II poster The Odd Couple II 1998 1h 37m PG-13
Out to Sea poster Out to Sea 1997 1h 46m PG-13
I'm Not Rappaport poster I'm Not Rappaport 1996 2h 15m PG-13
Grumpier Old Men poster Grumpier Old Men 1995 1h 41m PG-13
The Grass Harp poster The Grass Harp 1995 1h 47m PG
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies poster The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995 1h 30m
I.Q. poster I.Q. 1994 1h 40m PG
Incident in a Small Town poster Incident in a Small Town 1994 -
Grumpy Old Men poster Grumpy Old Men 1993 1h 43m PG-13
Dennis the Menace poster Dennis the Menace 1993 1h 34m PG
How The Grinch Stole Christmas poster How The Grinch Stole Christmas 1992 12m G
Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore poster Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore 1992 2h
JFK poster JFK 1991 3h 9m R
Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love poster Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love 1991 -
The Incident poster The Incident 1990 1h 40m PG-13
The Little Devil poster The Little Devil 1988 1h 39m
The Couch Trip poster The Couch Trip 1988 1h 37m R
Pirates poster Pirates 1986 2h 4m PG-13
Movers & Shakers poster Movers & Shakers 1985 1h 20m PG
The Survivors poster The Survivors 1983 1h 43m R
I Ought to Be in Pictures poster I Ought to Be in Pictures 1982 1h 48m
Buddy Buddy poster Buddy Buddy 1981 1h 36m R
First Monday in October poster First Monday in October 1981 1h 38m
Hopscotch poster Hopscotch 1980 1h 44m R
Little Miss Marker poster Little Miss Marker 1980 1h 43m PG
The Stingiest Man in Town poster The Stingiest Man in Town 1978 51m
California Suite poster California Suite 1978 1h 43m PG
House Calls poster House Calls 1978 1h 38m
Actor poster Actor 1978 1h 45m
Casey's Shadow poster Casey's Shadow 1978 1h 57m
The Gentleman Tramp poster The Gentleman Tramp 1976 1h 18m
The Bad News Bears poster The Bad News Bears 1976 1h 42m PG
The Sunshine Boys poster The Sunshine Boys 1975 1h 51m PG
The Front Page poster The Front Page 1974 1h 45m
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three poster The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974 1h 44m R
Earthquake poster Earthquake 1974 2h 3m PG
The Laughing Policeman poster The Laughing Policeman 1973 1h 52m R
Charley Varrick poster Charley Varrick 1973 1h 51m PG
Pete 'n' Tillie poster Pete 'n' Tillie 1972 1h 40m PG
Awake and Sing! poster Awake and Sing! 1972 1h 35m
Kotch poster Kotch 1971 1h 53m
Plaza Suite poster Plaza Suite 1971 1h 54m PG-13
A New Leaf poster A New Leaf 1971 1h 42m G
Cactus Flower poster Cactus Flower 1969 1h 43m PG
Hello, Dolly! poster Hello, Dolly! 1969 2h 26m G
Candy poster Candy 1968 2h 4m R
The Secret Life of an American Wife poster The Secret Life of an American Wife 1968 1h 32m
The Odd Couple poster The Odd Couple 1968 1h 46m
A Guide for the Married Man poster A Guide for the Married Man 1967 1h 29m
The Fortune Cookie poster The Fortune Cookie 1966 2h 5m
Mirage poster Mirage 1965 1h 48m
Goodbye Charlie poster Goodbye Charlie 1964 1h 56m
Fail Safe poster Fail Safe 1964 1h 52m
Ensign Pulver poster Ensign Pulver 1964 1h 44m
Charade poster Charade 1963 1h 53m
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Island of Love poster Island of Love 1963 1h 53m
Who's Got the Action? poster Who's Got the Action? 1962 1h 33m
Big Deal in Laredo 1962 1h
Lonely Are the Brave poster Lonely Are the Brave 1962 1h 47m PG
Strangers When We Meet poster Strangers When We Meet 1960 1h 57m NR
Gangster Story poster Gangster Story 1959 1h 5m
Onionhead poster Onionhead 1958 1h 51m
Ride a Crooked Trail poster Ride a Crooked Trail 1958 1h 27m
Voice in the Mirror poster Voice in the Mirror 1958 1h 43m NR
King Creole poster King Creole 1958 1h 56m
Slaughter on 10th Avenue poster Slaughter on 10th Avenue 1957 1h 43m NR
A Face in the Crowd poster A Face in the Crowd 1957 2h 5m
Bigger Than Life poster Bigger Than Life 1956 1h 35m NR
The Indian Fighter poster The Indian Fighter 1955 1h 28m
The Kentuckian poster The Kentuckian 1955 1h 44m NR
Atomic Attack 1954 50m

Regularly Credited With

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4 films together
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4 films together
William Schallert
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4 films together
Felicia Farr
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4 films together
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Jane Fonda
3 films together


His Top Genres 1
26% Comedy
+ 169 more
His Top Years
7% 1978
+ 39 more
Top Character Types
100% CIA Administrator
Hero or Villain?
50% Good
+ 1 more
Role Type
75% Lead
+ 1 more

1 Genres are counted according to total films, not total genres, as such the overall total of all genress will be more than 100%.

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Walter Matthau FAQ

How old was Walter Matthau when he died?

79 years old.

When was Walter Matthau born?

1st October 1920

Where was Walter Matthau born?

New York City, New York, USA

Has Walter Matthau won an Oscar?

Yes, he won an Oscar for the film The Fortune Cookie (1966)

Has Walter Matthau won a BAFTA?

No, he never won an BAFTA.

What ethnicity is Walter Matthau?

He was Caucasian.