Widmark, Richard

 Richard-Widmark Name: Richard Widmark

Born: December 26, 1914

Strengths: Range, Presence

Weakness: Depth

Best Role: Night and the City

Rating:    rating-153609_640 4.5

Profile:

  • Was particularly adept at playing bad and/or deranged personalities.
  • Had the uncommon ability to be both detestable or highly likable depending on the requirements of the role.
  • Was good friends with Sidney Poitier whom he co-starred in three movies with.
  • When playing a psychopathic racist in 1950’s No Way Out, he profusely apologised to Sidney Poitier for the dialogue and actions of his character. They would go on to be very good friends.
  • Was chiefly responsible for the delivery of one of the most powerful and damning movie monologues on the Holocaust in Judgement in Nuremberg.
  • Liberal in political outlook, he was an early advocate for gun control in the US.
  • Intellectual and articulate.
  • Brave in choice of role.
  • Forthright, modest, and self-deprecating in speaking about his acting career and acting ability.

Rate this Actor:

Range
1
Depth
1
Presence
1
Charisma
1
Chemistry
1
Vocalisation
1
Facial Expressions
1
Body Awareness
1
Average
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