Andy Samuel Griffith was an American actor who first rose to prominence with his role in Elia Kazan's film ‘A Face in the Crowd’ (1957), regarded by critics as one the best roles of his early career. A veteran actor with an extensive career, his filmography includes many successful movies and television films, such as ‘The Strangers In 7A’ (1972), ‘Deathwatch’ (1972), ‘Go Ask Alice’ (1973), and ‘Savages’ (1974). Hailed for his poignant portrayal of character roles on screen, he actually began his acting career as a comedian!
He was primarily an actor on television and his filmography includes miniseries, such as ‘From Here to Eternity’ (1979), ‘Roots: The Next Generations’ (1979), ‘Centennial’ (1978), and ‘Washington: Behind Closed Doors’ (1977). Having gained popularity as a television actor, he ventured into films as well. The list of the best Andy Griffith includes ‘A Face in the Crowd’ and ‘Waitress.’ Alongside his successful movies, he also had to endure a few failures like the comedy ‘Hearts of the West’ (1975) which flopped at the box office.
A Face in the Crowd is a musical drama film which revolves around Marcia, a radio producer, who decides to give exposure to a folk singer named Larry Rhodes. Over time, Larry gains a lot of popularity, but decides to use it for personal gains.
Waitress is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Jenna, whose life fells apart after she discovers that she must deal with her marital woes as well as with an unwanted pregnancy. To make matters worse, she falls in love with a doctor.
A widow with two children leaves New York City to territorial Arizona. She becomes a ranch hand and eventually also manages to get herself elected sheriff. Eventually, she also attracts the romantic interests of a rancher and a gambler, who compete for her affection.
This comedy film takes us to 1941, during the time of the Second World War. It revolves around the life of an irresponsible college graduate, who joins the US Coast Guard, and starts working as a cook on a ship based in Boston.
General Rancor is planning to destroy the world using a missile which he has hid in his secret base. Special agent, Dick Steele, is assigned to stop him once and for all. Steele eventually teams up with a KGB Agent named Veronique and they work together to find the General.
Andy Griffith Awards
|Winner||Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program||1987|