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List of Anthony Perkins Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Psycho (1960)
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Psycho
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Based on the 1959 novel by Robert Bloch, the movie follows the story of a secretary Marion Crane, who, frustrated with her life, steals $40,000 cash from her employer and leaves Phoenix, Arizona. She checks in at Bates Motel owned by friendly Norman Bates who appears to have a dominating mother.

Role:
Norman Bates
Starring:
Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, John Gavin
Directed By:
2. Le procès (1962)
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Le procès
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Le procès is a mystery drama film which tells the story of a man Josef K, who lives in a shared apartment. His life turns upside down one day, when detectives enter his room and put him under arrest. The problem is that he is not even told what his charges are.

Role:
Josef K.
Starring:
Directed By:
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
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Friendly Persuasion
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Friendly Persuasion is a Western war drama film which revolves around the Quaker family in 1862. Since their religious sect is strongly opposed to violence and war, they have always held a pacifist attitude. However, with the arrival of the Southern troops during the American Civil War, they find themselves in real trouble, and their pacifism is tested. 

Role:
Josh Birdwell
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Middleton, Richard Eyer
Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Male
4. On the Beach (1959)
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On the Beach
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On the Beach is a science fiction film which takes us to 1964, where a third World War has caused total destruction of the World’s Northern Hemisphere, where nuclear fallout has eliminated the life of all humans. Meanwhile, survivors in Australia detect a signal coming from the West Cost of the US.  

Role:
Lt. Peter Holmes
Starring:
Directed By:
Stanley Kramer
5. The Tin Star (1957)
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The Tin Star
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Role:
Sheriff Ben Owens
Starring:
Henry Fonda, Betsy Palmer, Neville Brand, Michel Ray
Directed By:
Anthony Mann
10. Phaedra (1962)
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Phaedra
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Role:
Alexis
Starring:
Raf Vallone, Melina Mercouri, Elizabeth Ercy, Tzavalas Karousos
Directed By:
Jules Dassin
11. Pretty Poison (1968)
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Pretty Poison
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Role:
Dennis Pitt
Starring:
Beverly Garland, Tuesday Weld, Dick O'Neill, John Randolph
Directed By:
Noel Black
12. Violent Journey (1965)
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Violent Journey
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Role:
Milo Bogardus
Starring:
Henry Hull, Dana Elcar, Salome Jens, Yvonne Gilbert
Directed By:
Servando González
13. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
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Shortly after he rides into a West Texas border town named Vinegaroon, he is beaten up by the customers in a saloon and left to die. However, a young girl named Maria finds him and helps him, after which returns to town and shoots the three men who had wronged him. Seeing that the town is without law and order, he appoints himself as the judge, and decides to deliver justice in his own way.

Starring:
Paul Newman, John Huston, Jacqueline Bisset, Ava Gardner, Richard Farnsworth, Gary Combs
Directed By:
14. Fear Strikes Out (1957)
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Fear Strikes Out
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Role:
Jim Piersall
Starring:
Edd Byrnes, Karl Malden, Adam Williams, Norma Moore, Perry Wilson
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan
15. The Matchmaker (1958)
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The Matchmaker
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Set in 1884 USA, The Matchmaker is the story about a widow who supports herself primarily by matchmaking. But when a wealthy merchant from New York hires her to find him a wife she decides to marry him. Will she succeed? 

Role:
Cornelius Hackl
Starring:
Shirley MacLaine, Shirley Booth, Robert Morse, Paul Ford
Directed By:
Joseph Anthony
16. Is Paris Burning? (1966)
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Is Paris Burning?
PG-13
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Starring:
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Leslie Caron, Alain Delon, George Chakiris, Glenn Ford, Charles Boyer, Kirk Douglas
Directed By:
René Clément
17. Play It As It Lays (1972)
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Play It As It Lays
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Role:
B.Z.
Starring:
Ruth Ford, Tuesday Weld, Adam Roarke, Tammy Grimes
Directed By:
Frank Perry
18. Desire Under the Elms (1958)
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Desire Under the Elms
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Ephraim Cabot, the old owner of the New England farm, is hated by his three sons from two previous marriages. He has made them work really hard without any promise of a bright future. So when he marries for the third time, two of them leave, while the third, Eben, begins an illicit relationship with Anna, the new bride. 

Role:
Eben Cabot
Starring:
Sophia Loren, Pernell Roberts, Burl Ives, Frank Overton
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
19. Psycho II (1983)
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Psycho II
R
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Role:
Norman Bates
Starring:
Vera Miles, Robert Loggia, Dennis Franz, Meg Tilly
Directed By:
Richard Franklin
20. Remember My Name (1978)
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Remember My Name
R
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Construction worker, Neil Curry, is now a happy man, leading a contented life with his second wife Barbara. But it all comes to end with the arrival of Emily, his chain-smoking first wife, who wants her husband back. Recently been released from prison after serving a twelve-year sentence for murdering his ex-girlfriend, she also seeks revenge. 

Role:
Neil Curry
Starring:
Geraldine Chaplin, Alan Autry, Jeff Goldblum, Moses Gunn, Berry Berenson
Directed By:
Alan Rudolph
21. Le glaive et la balance (1963)
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Le glaive et la balance
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Role:
Johnny Parsons
Starring:
Renato Salvatori, Jean-Claude Brialy, Pascale Audret, Anne Tonietti
Directed By:
André Cayatte
22. The Actress (1953)
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The Actress
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Teenager Ruth Gordon Jones wants to drop out of school and move to New York City to pursue a career as a theater actress. However, her father, a former sailor working a menial job, who was once forced to leave school to seek work, wants her to become an instructor and marry handsome Harvard student Fred Whitmarsh.

Role:
Fred Whitmarsh
Starring:
Mary Wickes, Teresa Wright, Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Ian Wolfe
Directed By:
23. The Lonely Man (1957)
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The Lonely Man
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Gunfighter Jacob Wade tries to find and make peace with his estranged son Riley, who hates Jacob for deserting his mother. Meanwhile his old enemy King Fisher and his gang are on Jacob’s trail, but Jacob’s eyesight is diminishing with age. After a friend clears Riley’s misunderstanding about his father, Riley becomes Jacob’s eyes as he takes on King and his men.

Role:
Riley Wade
Starring:
Claude Akins, Jack Palance, Denver Pyle, Lee Van Cleef, Neville Brand, Robert Middleton
Directed By:
Henry Levin
24. The Sea Wall (1957)
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The Sea Wall
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Based on a novel of the same name, this drama film revolves around a widow who attempts to build a barrier against the sea, in order to protect her crops.

Role:
Joseph Dufresne
Starring:
Richard Conte, Silvana Mangano, Guido Celano, Jo Van Fleet
Directed By:
René Clément
25. North Sea Hijack (1980)
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North Sea Hijack
PG
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Role:
Kramer
Starring:
Roger Moore, James Mason, Michael Parks, David Hedison
Directed By:
Andrew V. McLaglen
26. Le couteau dans la plaie (1962)
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Le couteau dans la plaie
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Also known as Five Miles to Midnight, the movie follows Lisa Macklin who intends to leave her abusive husband, Robert. Soon Robert is reported dead in a plane crash but is alive and wants to collect his life insurance. He convinces Lisa to help but when he refuses to leave her alone, she takes desperate measures. 

Role:
Robert Macklin
Starring:
Sophia Loren, Gig Young, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Yolande Turner
Directed By:
Anatole Litvak
27. Crimes of Passion (1984)
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Crimes of Passion
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Bobby Grady is a thirty year old married man with two children. He is invited to work at a fashion-design studio, where he meets designer Joanna Crane. He soon discovers that Joanna has a double-life, as she also works as a prostitute in the red light district. He becomes obsessed with her, and thinks that he is in love, after having sex with her. Meanwhile, a preacher is obsessed with Joanna as well, and he stalks her everywhere, believing that her soul needs to be saved.

Starring:
Kathleen Turner, Bruce Davison, Gordon Hunt, Dan Gerrity
Directed By:
28. La décade prodigieuse (1971)
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La décade prodigieuse
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Based on an eponymous novel, this English language French murder mystery is the story of Charles Van Hom, who wakes up in a hotel room with a blank memory and bloodied hand.  Confused, he asks Paul Regis, a university professor for help. The duo then travels to the country house of Charles eccentric father. 

Role:
Charles Van Horn - le fils déséquilibré de Théo
Starring:
Orson Welles, Michel Piccoli, Marlène Jobert, Guido Alberti
Directed By:
Claude Chabrol
29. Winter Kills (1979)
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Winter Kills
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Role:
John Cerruti
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Eli Wallach, Toshiro Mifune, Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Sterling Hayden, John Huston
Directed By:
William Richert
30. Quelqu'un derrière la porte (1971)
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Quelqu'un derrière la porte
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Neurosurgeon Dr. Laurence Jeffries, being engrossed in his research, neglects his wife Frances, who develops a relationship with a French journalist named Paul Damien. When Laurence learns about this, he brings home one of his patients, an amnesiac, and brainwashes him to think of Frances as his own unfaithful wife so that he exacts revenge on her.

Role:
Laurence Jeffries
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Henri Garcin, Jill Ireland, Adriano Magistretti
Directed By:
Nicolas Gessner
31. Mahogany (1975)
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Mahogany
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Role:
Sean McAvoy
Starring:
Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Beah Richards
Directed By:
32. Tall Story (1960)
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Tall Story
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June Ryder is bent on marrying college basketball star, Ray Blent, eventually making him fall for her. He finally proposes to her; but they do not have money to set up a home. At this juncture, he receives an offer via radio message from a gambling syndicate to lose a key game. Because he does not want to lose the game deliberately he must find other ways out.     

Role:
Ray Blent
Starring:
Ray Walston, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Anne Jackson, Marc Connelly
Directed By:
Joshua Logan
33. Twice a Woman (1979)
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Twice a Woman
R
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A middle-aged divorced woman, who is a museum director, falls in love with a young woman. Things get complicated when her ex-husband also begins a relationship with the same girl.

Role:
Alfred
Starring:
Bibi Andersson, Kitty Courbois, Sandrine Dumas, Tilly Perin-Bouwmeester
Directed By:
George Sluizer
34. The Champagne Murders (1967)
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The Champagne Murders
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Role:
Christopher Belling
Starring:
Yvonne Furneaux, Maurice Ronet, Stéphane Audran, Annie Vidal
Directed By:
Claude Chabrol
35. The Black Hole (1979)
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The Black Hole
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The Black Hole is a science fiction action film which revolves around a research vessel that finds a missing spaceship, which is being commanded by a mysterious scientist.

Role:
Dr. Alex Durant
Starring:
Maximilian Schell, Ernest Borgnine, Slim Pickens, Yvette Mimieux
Directed By:
Gary Nelson
36. Lovin' Molly (1974)
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Lovin' Molly
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Based on Larry McMurtry's 1962 novel, Leaving Cheyenne, the story is spread over a period of forty years. At the centre are two farm boys, who are good friends; but compete for the love of the rancher’s daughter. She on her part cares for both of them; but finally marries a third man, having three sons from her three suitors. 

Role:
Gid Frye
Starring:
Blythe Danner, Susan Sarandon, Edward Binns, Beau Bridges
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet
37. Green Mansions (1959)
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Green Mansions
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Role:
Abel
Starring:
Audrey Hepburn, Sessue Hayakawa, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Silva
Directed By:
38. Une ravissante idiote (1964)
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Une ravissante idiote
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A Soviet Spy is sent on a mission to obtain important information from NATO. However, he is quite clumsy, and therefore has to rely on his partner and love interest Penelope.

Role:
Harry Compton / Nicolas Sergueievitch Miloukne
Starring:
Brigitte Bardot, Grégoire Aslan, Jean-Marc Tennberg, Hans Verner
Directed By:
Édouard Molinaro
39. WUSA (1970)
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WUSA
GP
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Rheinhardt, an alcoholic wanderer, accepts an announcer’s job at WUSA, a New Orleans right-wing radio station, although he doesn’t agree with the station’s political views. When friend Geraldine and activist neighbor Rainey question him about WUSA’s involvement in hate propaganda and conspiracy to instigate a riot at a planned rally, Rheinhardt realizes that he can’t insulate himself, and needs to take a stand.

Role:
Rainey
Starring:
Diane Ladd, Wayne Rogers, Joanne Woodward, Cloris Leachman, Laurence Harvey, Paul Newman, Pat Hingle
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg
40. Psycho III (1986)
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Psycho III
R
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The second sequel to the popular 1960 film Psycho, this film tells the story of Norman Bates, who runs the Bates Motel. When the people who had visited the Bates Motel start to disappear, suspicions fall on Norman.

Role:
Norman Bates
Starring:
Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell, Hugh Gillin
Directed By:
Anthony Perkins
41. Edge of Sanity (1989)
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Edge of Sanity
R
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Role:
Dr. Henry Jekyll / Jack 'The Ripper' Hyde
Starring:
David Lodge, Glynis Barber, Sarah Maur Thorp, Ben Cole
Directed By:
Gérard Kikoïne
42. Double Negative (1980)
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Double Negative
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Double Negative is a thriller film which tells the story of a mentally tortured photojournalist, who attempts to track down the person who killed his wife, along with his lover.

Role:
Lawrence Miles
Starring:
John Candy, Eugene Levy, Howard Duff, Kate Reid
Directed By:
George Bloomfield
43. The Naked Target (1992)
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The Naked Target
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Starring:
Roddy McDowall, José Luis López Vázquez, Clayton Rohner, Rossy de Palma
Directed By:
Javier Elorrieta
44. A Demon in My View (1991)
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A Demon in My View
R
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2
Role:
Arthur Johnson
Starring:
Stratford Johns, Sophie Ward, Brian Bovell, Uwe Bohm
Directed By:
Petra Haffter
45. Destroyer (1988)
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Destroyer
R
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Role:
Robert Edwards
Starring:
Deborah Foreman, Lyle Alzado, Clayton Rohner, Tobias Anderson
Directed By:
Robert Kirk
46. Lucky Stiff (1988)
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Lucky Stiff
PG
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2
Starring:
Donna Dixon, Fran Ryan, Jeff Kober, Joe Alaskey, William Morgan Sheppard
Directed By:
Anthony Perkins

TV Movie(s)

1. Evening Primrose (1966)
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Evening Primrose
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Role:
Charles Snell
Starring:
Dorothy Stickney, Larry Gates, Charmian Carr, Margaret Bannerman
Directed By:
Paul Bogart
2. Les Miserables (1978)
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Les Miserables
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3
Role:
Javert
Starring:
Ian Holm, John Gielgud, Claude Dauphin, Celia Johnson, Cyril Cusack
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
3. First, You Cry (1978)
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First, You Cry
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2
Role:
Arthur Heroz
Starring:
Mary Tyler Moore, Don Johnson, Richard Dysart, Jennifer Warren
Directed By:
George Schaefer
4. How Awful About Allan (1970)
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How Awful About Allan
PG
13
2
Role:
Allan
Starring:
Kent Smith, Robert H. Harris, Julie Harris, Joan Hackett
Directed By:
Curtis Harrington
5. The Sins of Dorian Gray (1983)
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The Sins of Dorian Gray
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2
Role:
Henry Lord
Starring:
Joseph Bottoms, Olga Karlatos, Belinda Bauer, Michael Ironside
Directed By:
Tony Maylam
6. Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
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Psycho IV: The Beginning
R
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Role:
Norman Bates
Starring:
Olivia Hussey, Henry Thomas, CCH Pounder, Warren Frost
Directed By:
Mick Garris
7. The Ghost Writer (1990)
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The Ghost Writer
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2
Role:
Anthony Strack
Starring:
Leigh Taylor-Young, Juliet Sorci, Joshua John Miller, Pam Matteson
Directed By:
Alan Rafkin
8. Daughter of Darkness (1990)
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Daughter of Darkness
R
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3
Role:
Anton / Prince Constantine
Starring:
Mia Sara, Robert Reynolds, Dezsö Garas, Jack Coleman
Directed By:
Stuart Gordon
9. In the Deep Woods (1992)
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In the Deep Woods
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2
Role:
Paul Miller, P.I.
Starring:
Rosanna Arquette, D.W. Moffett, Will Patton, Christopher Rydell
Directed By:
Charles Correll
10. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
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I'm Dangerous Tonight
R
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Starring:
R. Lee Ermey, Natalie Schafer, Dee Wallace, Corey Parker
Directed By:
Tobe Hooper

TV Shows and Videos

Kraft Television Theatre (1947)
Kraft Television Theatre
Starring:
Rod Steiger, George Peppard, Lee Grant, Sal Mineo, Milton Berle, Lillian Gish, Jack Lemmon
Directed By:
William A. Graham, Stanley Quinn, Paul Bogart, Harry Herrmann, Richard Dunlap
Front Row Center (1955)
Front Row Center
Starring:
Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, John Carradine, Harry Belafonte, Lloyd Bridges, Marion Ross, James Arness
Directed By:
Ralph Nelson, Fletcher Markle, Russell Stoneham
Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950)
Armstrong Circle Theatre
Starring:
Ed Asner, Peter Falk, Walter Matthau, Jackie Cooper, Julie London, Jack Klugman, Sorrell Booke
Directed By:
William Corrigan, Paul Bogart, Ted Post, Garry Simpson, James Sheldon
Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951)
Goodyear Television Playhouse
Starring:
Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Inger Stevens, Judy Holliday, Leslie Nielsen, Eva Gabor, John Forsythe
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Robert Mulligan, Jack Smight, Herbert Hirschman, Delbert Mann
Studio One (1948)
Studio One
Starring:
Natalie Wood, Charlton Heston, Elizabeth Montgomery, Abe Vigoda, Jerry Stiller, Anne Bancroft, Warren Beatty
Directed By:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan
ABC Stage 67 (1966)
ABC Stage 67
Starring:
Dustin Hoffman, Olivia de Havilland, Connie Stevens, Geraldine Page, Dina Merrill, Cliff Robertson, Richard Pryor
Directed By:
Ted Kotcheff, Stanley Prager
BBC Play of the Month (1965)
BBC Play of the Month
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen, Jeremy Irons, Vincent Price, Patrick Stewart, Ronnie Barker, Timothy Dalton
Directed By:
Cedric Messina, Rudolph Cartier, John Gorrie, Waris Hussein, Alan Cooke
The Man Behind the Badge (1953)
The Man Behind the Badge
Starring:
Carolyn Jones, Jason Robards, Leon Askin, Charles Bronson, Leslie Nielsen, Paul Newman, Denver Pyle
Directed By:
John Peyser, Anton Leader, Paul Landres, Harold Daniels, Gilbert Kay
The Big Story (1949)
The Big Story
Starring:
James Dean, Martin Landau, Steven McQueen, Sydney Pollack, Jack Klugman, Leslie Nielsen, Diane Ladd
Directed By:
Lawrence Doheny, Robert Gordon, David Lowell Rich, Stuart Rosenberg, Leonard Valenta
Mistress of Suspense (1990)
Mistress of Suspense
Role:
Himself - Host (12 episodes, 1990-1992)
Starring:
Ian Richardson, Ian McShane, Ian Holm, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Assumpta Serna
Directed By:
Damian Harris
General Electric Theater (1953)
General Electric Theater
Starring:
Louis Jourdan, Jack Benny, Ryan O'Neal, Joan Fontaine, Sid Caesar, Gena Rowlands, Joyce Bulifant
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen

Anthony Perkins Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Friendly Persuasion Most Promising Newcomer - Male 1957