Ed Asner is best known for playing the fictional character 'Lou Grant' in the sitcom ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and its spin-off, ‘Lou Grant,’ in the 1970s and early 1980s.
He guest-starred in the sixth season of the series ‘The Good Wife’ (2015). Asner has lent his voice to several projects, and received positive reviews for his work in ‘Freakazoid’ (1995 – 1997) and ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ (1992 – 1995). His performance in the series ‘Ask Harriet’ (1998) and ‘Men at Work’ (2014) failed to impress the audience.
Asner appeared as Dr. Cleary in the movie ‘The Garden Left Behind’ and received positive reviews for his work. His other highly rated performances on the big screen include ‘El Dorado’ (1967), ‘Up’ (2009), ‘Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg’ (2009), and ‘Casting By’ (2013). His films ‘Change of Habit’ (1969) and ‘The Bachelor (1999) failed at the box office.
Based on the assassination of the former U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, JFK centres around a New Orleans lawyer, Jim Garrison, who sets about investigating the mystery behind the assassination while battling opposition from the government. Widely acclaimed as well as heavily criticized, this political drama stars Kevin Costner as Garrison and delves deeper into the assassination of the former president.
E.L. Doctorow’s 1971 novel The Book of Daniel—which itself was inspired by the controversial Rosenberg case—is the basis of this fictional movie. It follows Daniel Isaacson whose parents were executed for anti-American spying in the 1950s. Now, a married adult, Daniel attempts to figure out what really happened and what was his parent’s role in it.
A baby boy accidentally lands up with the elves at the North Pole and grows up with them as Buddy. When he realises that he is not one of them, he sets out to meet his biological father, Walter, in New York who has no idea about his existence. As Buddy tries to figure out his place in world, he also spreads Christmas happiness amongst the New Yorkers.
Gunn tells the story of private detective Peter Gunn, who is investigating the murder of Scarlotti, a mobster who once saved the detective’s life. The prime suspect appears to be a mob kingpin named Fusco. But eventually Fusco gives Gunn a deadline to prove his innocence, or else Gunn will be killed.
Due to a court order, an all-black inner city school is to become an integrated school. Few dozen white kids are transferred there, but the black students oppose this vehemently. Therefore the school brings a tough black teacher to handle the situation.
Hard Rain is an action thriller film, which revolves around the story of an armored truck driver who tries to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a rival gang, during a catastrophic flooding caused by heavy rainfall and a severe storm.
This comedy film tells the story of a man Marvin Mange, who gets injured critically, but unknown to him, he is put back together by a mad scientist. However, the scientist transplanted animal parts, due to which Marvin discovers that he has developed animal-like instincts and abilities.
Aspiring explorers Carl and Ellie Fredricksen dreamed of travelling to and living in Paradise Falls, South America, but after marriage they got busy with life until they grew old. Now, with Ellie dead, retired balloon salesman Carl transforms his house into a makeshift airship and flies towards new adventures, only to find a young stowaway scout onboard.
Ed Asner Awards
|Lou Grant||Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama||1980|
|Lou Grant||Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama||1978|
|Rich Man, Poor Man||Best Supporting Actor - Television||1977|
|Mary Tyler Moore||Best Supporting Actor - Television||1976|
|Mary Tyler Moore||Best Supporting Actor - Television||1972|
|Lou Grant||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||1980|
|Lou Grant||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||1978|
|Roots||Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series||1977|
|Rich Man, Poor Man||Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series||1976|
|Mary Tyler Moore||Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||1975|
|Mary Tyler Moore||Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy||1972|
|Mary Tyler Moore||Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy||1971|