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List of Jason Robards Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. C'era una volta il West (1968)
21
4
C'era una volta il West
PG-13
21
4

Jill McBain becomes the owner of a prime railroad land after her new husband and his children are assassinated by gunman Frank who works for the crippled railroad baron Morton. To protect Jill from Frank, a fugitive Cheyenne and a cryptic Harmonica unite. However, Harmonica also has a personal score to settle with Frank.

Role:
Manuel 'Cheyenne' Gutiérrez
Starring:
Directed By:
2. All the President's Men (1976)
16
5
All the President's Men
PG
16
5

Two young reporters, Bon Woodward and Carl Bernstein, from The Washington Post are assigned to cover what seems to be a small story of a failed break-in at the Democratic Party Headquarters at the Watergate apartment complex in 1972. But they uncover a nationwide conspiracy that ultimately, ends with President Nixon’s resignation. 

Directed By:
Alan J. Pakula
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
3. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
17
3
Long Day's Journey Into Night
17
3
Role:
Jamie Tyrone (as Jason Robards Jr.)
Starring:
Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Dean Stockwell, Jeanne Barr
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet
4. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
13
6
Johnny Got His Gun
PG
13
6

Johnny Got His Gun is a war drama film which tells the story of a patriotic young American soldier, who loses his eyesight, his hearing ability, his speech and also his limbs after a horrible artillery shell attack. He attempts to communicate with his doctors, asking them to relieve him of his suffering by euthanizing him.

Role:
Joe's Father
Starring:
Donald Sutherland, Marsha Hunt, Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields
Directed By:
Dalton Trumbo
5. A Thousand Clowns (1965)
16
4
A Thousand Clowns
16
4
Role:
Murray
Starring:
Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, Gene Saks, William Daniels
Directed By:
Fred Coe
6. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
14
4
Tora! Tora! Tora!
G
14
4

The film illustrates the American and Japanese perspectives about the events leading up to the Japanese air-raid on the Pearl Harbor naval base in 1941. US economic embargo results in strained relations with Japan, which leads the Japanese to plot an early morning surprise air-strike on Pearl Harbor. Though US intelligence succeeds in intercepting the Japanese messages, they are dismissed as implausible. 

Role:
General Walter C. Short
Starring:
James Whitmore, Joseph Cotten, Martin Balsam, E.G. Marshall, Tatsuya Mihashi
Directed By:
Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda
7. Julia (1977)
14
2
Julia
PG
14
2

Julia is a drama film which revolves around two friends Julia and Lillian, living during the time of the Second World War. After they meet in Russia after a long time, they plan to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany, to aid the anti-Nazi movement.

Role:
Hammett
Directed By:
Fred Zinnemann
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
8. Isadora (1968)
13
5
Isadora
PG
13
5
Role:
Singer
Starring:
Vanessa Redgrave, John Fraser, James Fox, Zvonimir Crnko
Directed By:
Karel Reisz
9. Magnolia (1999)
12
5
Magnolia
R
12
5

The film narrates the significance of chance and coincidence in the different yet intertwined stories of nine characters on a rainy day in Los Angeles: a dying game-show host, his estranged drug-addicted daughter, dying former producer, his trophy wife and estranged misogynist son, an ex-quiz-champion and a boy genius, a caring nurse and a police officer in love.

Directed By:
10. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
14
5
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
R
14
5

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid is a western drama film which tells the story of Pat Garrett, an honest lawyer, who is hired by a group of wealthy cattle barons to deal with Billy the Kid, a notorious outlaw. However, Pat and Billy are childhood friends.

Directed By:
Sam Peckinpah
11. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
16
5
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
R
16
5

After being double-crossed, Cable Hogue is left stranded in the middle of the desert. Struggling for water, he is about to give up,  but things take a turn when he stumbles across a spring. Eventually, he decides to turn it into a profitable station in the middle of the desert. Eventually, he is joined by a sex worker named Hildy, from the nearest town.

Role:
Cable Hogue
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Strother Martin, Stella Stevens, David Warner
Directed By:
Sam Peckinpah
12. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)
11
4
A Big Hand for the Little Lady
11
4
Role:
Henry Drummond
Starring:
Joanne Woodward, Henry Fonda, Charles Bickford, Paul Ford
Directed By:
Fielder Cook
13. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
20
2
Something Wicked This Way Comes
PG
20
2

Mr. Dark, a villainous carnival owner, preys upon oblivious townsfolk by concurring wishes. But all wishes come with a price.

Role:
Charles Halloway
Starring:
Pam Grier, Diane Ladd, Jonathan Pryce, Royal Dano
Directed By:
Jack Clayton
14. Philadelphia (1993)
12
4
Philadelphia
PG-13
12
4

One of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia, Philadelphia is a gripping tale of a homosexual senior associate at a large corporate law firm who gets fired due to his sexuality, and his fight to get justice. 

Starring:
Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Antonio Banderas, Mary Steenburgen, Roger Corman, Joanne Woodward, Roberta Maxwell
Directed By:
15. The Journey (1959)
13
2
The Journey
13
2
Role:
Paul Kedes (as Jason Robards Jr.)
Starring:
Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Ron Howard, Robert Morley
Directed By:
Anatole Litvak
16. Melvin and Howard (1980)
10
2
Melvin and Howard
R
10
2
Role:
Howard Hughes
Starring:
Mary Steenburgen, Paul Le Mat, Chip Taylor, Elizabeth Cheshire
Directed By:
17. Max Dugan Returns (1983)
17
2
Max Dugan Returns
PG
17
2
Role:
Max Dugan
Starring:
Matthew Broderick, Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Marsha Mason
Directed By:
Herbert Ross
18. Enemy of the State (1998)
12
3
Enemy of the State
R
12
3

A videotape of the political assassination of a Congressman by corrupt NSA official, Reynolds, is passed on to an unsuspecting lawyer Robert Dean. Soon Dean is targeted by Reynolds’ men and is framed in another murder. As Dean’s life falls apart, he seeks help of ex-intelligence operator Brill to get to the bottom of this case. 

Starring:
Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Gabriel Byrne, Seth Green
Directed By:
19. Hour of the Gun (1967)
13
2
Hour of the Gun
13
2
Role:
Doc Holliday
Starring:
James Garner, Jon Voight, Robert Ryan, Charles Aidman
Directed By:
John Sturges
20. Crimson Tide (1995)
10
3
Crimson Tide
R
10
3

The film revolves around an incident that takes place on a ballistic missile submarine assigned to launch its missile on a Russian nuclear installation. But when the time comes only a part of the order can be decoded, resulting in a conflict between its Commanding Officer, a war veteran and his Executive Officer, a military tactic expert.  

Starring:
Viggo Mortensen, George Dzundza, James Gandolfini, Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Matt Craven
Directed By:
21. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
11
3
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
11
3

Based on real events, this crime drama film shows us the events that lead to an infamous shootout, between rival gangs that were led by Al Capone and George Moran.  In order to claim his status as the most powerful mobster of his time, Capone had ordered his men to disguise themselves as cops and murder all the important men in Moran’s gang, which eventually resulted in immense bloodshed.  

Role:
Al Capone
Starring:
Gus Trikonis, Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, George Segal, Ralph Meeker, Jean Hale
Directed By:
22. A Boy and His Dog (1975)
10
3
A Boy and His Dog
R
10
3

After an apocalyptic event, Vic, a young boy wanders across the desert along with his dog who possesses telepathic powers. Things take an interesting turn when they encounter an underground community, but the daughter of their leader, Quilla, seduces Vic and tries to separate him from his dog.

Role:
Lou Craddock
Starring:
Don Johnson, Alvy Moore, Tim McIntire, Susanne Benton
Directed By:
L.Q. Jones
23. Mr. Sycamore (1975)
11
2
Mr. Sycamore
G
11
2

A middle-aged mailman longs for peace and serenity, but he doesn’t find it due to his nagging wife. Eventually, he tries to turn into a tree, thinking that life would be much better that way.

Role:
John Gwilt
Starring:
Jean Simmons, Robert Easton, Mark Miller, Sandy Dennis
Directed By:
Pancho Kohner
24. Parenthood (1989)
10
3
Parenthood
PG-13
10
3

This family comedy drama film is about the life of Gil Buckman who has to work hard to balance his personal and professional life, while also dealing with the problems of his three children. His life gets even more complicated after he discovers that his wife is pregnant again. 

Role:
Frank
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Rick Moranis, Dianne Wiest, Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard, Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen
Directed By:
25. Jud (1971)
10
2
Jud
GP
10
2
Starring:
Joseph Kaufmann, Robert Deman, Alix Wyeth, Norman Burton
Directed By:
Gunther Collins
26. Quick Change (1990)
10
3
Quick Change
R
10
3

Quick Change is a comedy crime film which tells the story of Grimm, who along with his girlfriend and best friend, decide to rob a bank in Manhattan dressed as a clown. However, making their escape from the city seems to be next to impossible, as they face one mishap after another.   

Starring:
Phil Hartman, Stanley Tucci, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray, Dale Grand, Bob Elliott, Geena Davis
Directed By:
27. Divorce American Style (1967)
10
3
Divorce American Style
10
3
Role:
Nelson Downes
Starring:
Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Doris Roberts, Tom Bosley, Lee Grant, Jean Simmons, Van Johnson
Directed By:
Bud Yorkin
28. Comes a Horseman (1978)
10
2
Comes a Horseman
PG
10
2
Role:
Jacob 'J.W.' Ewing
Starring:
Mark Harmon, Jane Fonda, James Caan, Jim Davis, George Grizzard
Directed By:
Alan J. Pakula
29. Any Wednesday (1966)
9
2
Any Wednesday
9
2

A successful businessman with his office in New York City goes home six days a week; but spends the Wednesday night with his mistress in the executive suit he maintains in the city.  Trouble starts, when his secretary goofs up and sends an out-of-town client looking for a room to the suit. Meanwhile, on hearing about it from the secretary, the boss’s wife decides to visit the suit. 

Role:
John Cleves
Starring:
Jane Fonda, Dean Jones, Rosemary Murphy, Ann Prentiss
Directed By:
Robert Ellis Miller
30. Act One (1963)
9
2
Act One
9
2

This biographical drama film revolves around the life of American playwright and theater director Moss Hart. The film shows us how he worked hard during the summer so that he had time to write plays during the winter season. Meanwhile, he is also supported and encouraged by his friend Joe Hyman.

Role:
George S. Kaufman
Starring:
Bert Convy, Jack Klugman, Eli Wallach, Sam Levene, Ruth Ford
Directed By:
Dore Schary
31. Julius Caesar (1970)
9
2
Julius Caesar
G
9
2
Role:
Brutus
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Christopher Lee, Richard Chamberlain, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson
Directed By:
Stuart Burge
32. Tender Is the Night (1962)
11
3
Tender Is the Night
11
3

Based on an eponymous novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the film focuses on the relation between a distinguished psychiatrist and his wife, who is suffering from many emotional issues.  She was his patient and he married her against the advice of his mentor and spends the next couple of years indulging in her whims.  But that does not make them happy. 

Role:
Dr. Richard 'Dick' Diver (as Jason Robards Jr.)
Starring:
Joan Fontaine, Bea Benaderet, Jennifer Jones, Tom Ewell
Directed By:
Henry King
33. The War Between Men and Women (1972)
9
3
The War Between Men and Women
PG
9
3

Peter Wilson, a sarcastic near-sighted cartoonist-cum-author, is going blind. Averse to commitment, he finally falls for Terri, a single mother of three and reluctantly marries her when she refuses have sexual relationship with him. But it will take a lot more for him to change his misanthropic nature and realize that his new family needs him. 

Role:
Stephen Kozlenko
Starring:
Jack Lemmon, Barbara Harris, Herb Edelman, Lisa Gerritsen
Directed By:
Melville Shavelson
34. The Paper (1994)
9
3
The Paper
R
9
3

Henry is an editor working for a tabloid. His job keeps him extremely busy, which is why he is unable to spend any time with his wife. He soon decides to change his job, but is forced to question his decision, when a gripping story comes his way.

Starring:
Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Gary Dourdan, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Jason Alexander, Randy Quaid
Directed By:
35. The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
9
3
The Night They Raided Minsky's
M
9
3
Role:
Raymond Paine
Starring:
Britt Ekland, Forrest Tucker, Harry Andrews, Norman Wisdom
Directed By:
William Friedkin
36. Tod eines Fremden (1976)
9
3
Tod eines Fremden
PG
9
3

This drama film tells the story of a European businessman who falls for a pretty woman, but things get ugly when her terrorist associates mistake him for the spy whom they have been hunting for. This mistaken identity leads to a trail of broken lives and even multiple deaths.  

Role:
Inspector Barkan
Starring:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hardy Krüger, Gila Almagor, Haim Bashi
Directed By:
Reza Badiyi, Uri Massad
37. Fools (1970)
13
3
Fools
GP
13
3

Fools is a drama film which revolves around the story of an aging actor, Matthew South, who used to star in horror movies. His life takes a turn when he meets the beautiful and much younger runaway wife of an attorney, and starts developing feelings for her.

Role:
Matthew South
Starring:
Mako Iwamatsu, Katharine Ross, Scott Hylands, Roy Jenson, Mark Bramhall
Directed By:
Tom Gries
38. The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
10
3
The Adventures of Huck Finn
PG
10
3

Huckleberry Finn, whose father is an abusive drunkard, decides to run away from his home, after faking his death. He is soon accompanied by Jim, a runaway slave. They travel together and follow the Mississippi River to Cairo, Illinois, so that Jim can evade arrest and escape to freedom. They soon learn that Jim has become a wanted man now, falsely accused of murdering Huck.

Role:
The King
Starring:
Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Anne Heche, Robbie Coltrane, Ron Perlman
Directed By:
Stephen Sommers
39. Caboblanco (1980)
9
4
Caboblanco
R
9
4

Giff Hoyt is a café owner in Cabo Blanco, Peru who finds himself in a cat-and-mouse game between escaping Nazis and their enemies. When a sea explorer is murdered and the corrupt police get involved, intimidating newcomer Marie Claire Allesandri, Hoyt starts suspecting Nazi Beckdorff who is looking for a sunken treasure. 

Role:
Gunther Beckdorff
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Fernando Rey, Dominique Sanda, Simon MacCorkindale
Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
40. By Love Possessed (1961)
9
3
By Love Possessed
9
3

The film, set in small eastern town, follows lives of three prominent law-firm partners, Julius Penrose, Arthur Winner and Noah Tuttle. Marjorie Penrose gets involved in a love-affair with Arthur Winner, after a car crash leaves her husband Julius sexually disabled. Arthur Winner has difficulties with unruly behavior of his insolent son, because of whom all associated people have to face problems.

Role:
Julius Penrose (as Jason Robards Jr.)
Starring:
Lana Turner, Barbara Bel Geddes, George Hamilton, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Susan Kohner
Directed By:
John Sturges
41. Little Big League (1994)
9
3
Little Big League
PG
9
3

This comedy sports film tells the story of Billy, who becomes the owner of a baseball team, as per his grandfather’s will. Billy fires the manager, whom everyone dislikes, but he has trouble finding another one, as no one wants to listen to a kid.

Starring:
Timothy Busfield, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Luke Edwards
Directed By:
Andrew Scheinman
42. A Thousand Acres (1997)
9
2
A Thousand Acres
R
9
2

A Thousand Acres is a drama film which revolves around a farmer in Iowa, named Larry Cook, who feels that it is time for him to retire. Therefore, he decides to split his land among his three daughters, Ginny, Rose and Caroline. Although Ginny and Rose happily agree to live and work on their family farm, Caroline decides to go for a law career instead. This tears apart the relationship between father and daughter.  

Role:
Larry Cook
Starring:
Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Elisabeth Moss, Colin Firth, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Directed By:
Jocelyn Moorhouse
43. The Trial (1993)
8
2
The Trial
PG-13
8
2
Role:
Doctor Huld
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Kyle MacLachlan, Jean Stapleton, Alfred Molina, Juliet Stevenson, Polly Walker
Directed By:
David Hugh Jones
44. Dream a Little Dream (1989)
10
2
Dream a Little Dream
PG-13
10
2

Bobby is a mischievous high school student who is obsessed with Lainie, his school friend, although she has a boyfriend.  Meanwhile, an elderly professor named Coleman Ettinger has been performing a meditation exercise along with his wife Gena, to enter a different state of consciousness. Due to an accident, Coleman’s consciousness ends up in Bobby’s body, while Gena ends up inside Lainie’s.

Role:
Coleman Ettinger
Starring:
Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Harry Dean Stanton, Piper Laurie, Meredith Salenger
Directed By:
Marc Rocco
45. Beloved (1998)
8
2
Beloved
R
8
2

Beloved is a horror drama film which tells the story of Sethe, a former slave, who lives with her daughter. Her life takes a turn when she is visited by the spirit of a young woman, which starts bringing back her past fears to life.

Starring:
Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Beah Richards, Oprah Winfrey
Directed By:
46. The Good Mother (1988)
8
2
The Good Mother
R
8
2
Role:
W. O. Muth
Starring:
Diane Keaton, Teresa Wright, Katey Sagal, Liam Neeson, Matt Damon, Diane Keaton
Directed By:
47. Black Rainbow (1989)
8
2
Black Rainbow
R
8
2
Role:
Walter Travis
Starring:
Rosanna Arquette, Tom Hulce, Mark Joy, Ron Rosenthal
Directed By:
Mike Hodges
48. Rosolino Paternò, soldato... (1970)
8
2
Rosolino Paternò, soldato...
8
2

During the Second World War, a group of American soldiers enter Sicily on a secret mission. They first intend to seize German arms supply. But they are surprised to see that there is not a single gun in sight. They soon meet an Italian POW, who agrees to help them.

Role:
Sam Armstrong
Starring:
Martin Landau, Peter Falk, Slim Pickens, Nino Manfredi
Directed By:
Nanni Loy
49. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
9
2
Murders in the Rue Morgue
PG-13
9
2

A theatre producer decides to prepare a gruesome stage version of ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’, a play by Edgar Allan Poe. Due to the creepy nature of the production, his wife starts getting terrible nightmares. Things get complicated when his actors begin to turn up dead one by one. He suspects that Rene Marot, his rival may be behind this, but it turns out that Marot is dead too.

Role:
Cesar Charron
Starring:
Christine Kaufmann, Herbert Lom, Lilli Palmer, Maria Perschy
Directed By:
Gordon Hessler
50. Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
8
2
Bright Lights, Big City
R
8
2

Bright Lights, Big City is a drama film which tells the story of a young aspiring writer living in New York, who is forced to turn to drugs and drinking, in order to forget his dead mother as well as his wife who has left him. Meanwhile, he also struggles to deal with his unfulfilling job at a magazine.

Starring:
Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan, Swoosie Kurtz, Dianne Wiest, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Frances Sternhagen
Directed By:
James Bridges
51. The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)
9
2
The Legend of the Lone Ranger
PG
9
2
Starring:
Christopher Lloyd, Matt Clark, Klinton Spilsbury, Michael Horse
Directed By:
William A. Fraker
52. Raise the Titanic (1980)
8
1
Raise the Titanic
PG
8
1
Role:
Admiral James Sandecker
Starring:
Alec Guinness, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer
Directed By:
Jerry Jameson
53. Hurricane (1979)
7
1
Hurricane
PG
7
1

Hurricane is a romantic adventure film which tells the story of a desperate love affair, between a Navy captain’s daughter and a young native. As tensions begin to boil, as her father is against their love, disaster strikes in the form of a big hurricane. 

Role:
Capt. Bruckner
Starring:
Trevor Howard, Max von Sydow, Mia Farrow, Timothy Bottoms
Directed By:
Jan Troell
54. Follow That Music (1947)
13
3
Follow That Music
13
3
Starring:
Phil Warren, Gene Krupa, Nan Leslie, William Trenk
Directed By:
Arthur Dreifuss
55. Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (1991)
11
2
Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio
TV-G
11
2
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Norman Corwin, Red Barber, Erik Barnouw, Ken Bilby
Directed By:
Ken Burns
56. Deceptions (1992)
10
2
Deceptions
10
2
Role:
Clay (voice)
Starring:
Brian Cox, Fred Williamson, Ian McKay, Nigel Pratt
Directed By:
L.J. Munkler
57. Reunion (1989)
10
2
Reunion
PG-13
10
2
Role:
Henry Strauss
Starring:
Françoise Fabian, Maureen Kerwin, Christien Anholt, Samuel West
Directed By:
Jerry Schatzberg
58. Square Dance (1987)
8
2
Square Dance
PG-13
8
2
Role:
Dillard
Starring:
Rob Lowe, Trace Adkins, Winona Ryder, Jane Alexander, Deborah Richter
Directed By:
Daniel Petrie
59. Storyville (1992)
8
2
Storyville
R
8
2
Role:
Clifford Fowler
Starring:
James Spader, Joanne Whalley, Charlotte Lewis, Michael Warren
Directed By:
Mark Frost
60. The Real Macaw (1998)
8
2
The Real Macaw
G
8
2
Role:
Grandpa Girdis
Starring:
John Goodman, Joe Petruzzi, Jamie Croft, Deborra-Lee Furness
Directed By:
Mario Andreacchio
61. Heartwood (1998)
8
2
Heartwood
PG-13
8
2
Role:
Logan Reeser
Starring:
Hilary Swank, John Terry, Randall Batinkoff, Eddie Mills
Directed By:
Lanny Cotler

TV Movie(s)

1. A Moon for the Misbegotten (1975)
13
3
A Moon for the Misbegotten
13
3
Role:
James Tyrone Jr.
Starring:
Colleen Dewhurst, John O'Leary, Ed Flanders, Edwin McDonough
Directed By:
José Quintero, Gordon Rigsby
2. Addie and the King of Hearts (1976)
12
2
Addie and the King of Hearts
12
2
Starring:
Diane Ladd, Mildred Natwick, Richard Hatch, Lisa Lucas
Directed By:
Joseph Hardy
3. The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972)
13
2
The House Without a Christmas Tree
13
2
Role:
Jamie Mills
Starring:
Mildred Natwick, Lisa Lucas, Kathryn Walker, Alexa Kenin
Directed By:
Paul Bogart
4. The Thanksgiving Treasure (1973)
13
3
The Thanksgiving Treasure
13
3
Role:
James Mills
Starring:
Mildred Natwick, Barnard Hughes, Lisa Lucas, Kathryn Walker
Directed By:
Paul Bogart
5. The Iceman Cometh (1960)
12
2
The Iceman Cometh
12
2
Role:
Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman
Starring:
Sorrell Booke, Robert Redford, Myron McCormick, Tom Pedi, James Broderick
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet
6. The Easter Promise (1975)
12
2
The Easter Promise
12
2
Role:
Jamie
Starring:
Jean Simmons, Mildred Natwick, Lisa Lucas, Frannie Michel
Directed By:
Paul Bogart
7. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1964)
11
2
Abe Lincoln in Illinois
11
2
Role:
Abraham Lincoln
Starring:
James Broderick, Burt Brinckerhoff, Kate Reid, Jack Bittner
Directed By:
George Schaefer
8. A Doll's House (1959)
11
2
A Doll's House
11
2
Starring:
Christopher Plummer, Hume Cronyn, Julie Harris, Eileen Heckart
Directed By:
George Schaefer
9. F.D.R.: The Last Year (1980)
12
2
F.D.R.: The Last Year
12
2
Role:
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Starring:
Edward Binns, Augusta Dabney, Olympia Dukakis, Laurinda Barrett
Directed By:
Anthony Page
10. The Day After (1983)
13
2
The Day After
13
2
Role:
Dr. Russell Oakes
Starring:
Wayne Knight, John Lithgow, John Cullum, JoBeth Williams
Directed By:
Nicholas Meyer
11. Haywire (1980)
11
2
Haywire
11
2
Role:
Leland Hayward
Starring:
Lee Remick, Christopher Guest, Dianne Hull, Deborah Raffin
Directed By:
Michael Tuchner
12. A Christmas to Remember (1978)
10
2
A Christmas to Remember
10
2
Role:
Daniel Larson
Starring:
Eva Marie Saint, Joanne Woodward, George Parry, Bryan Englund
Directed By:
George Englund
13. Sakharov (1984)
10
2
Sakharov
10
2
Role:
Andrei Sakharov
Starring:
Glenda Jackson, Frank Finlay, Michael Bryant, Nicol Williamson
Directed By:
Jack Gold
14. The Country Girl (1974)
10
2
The Country Girl
10
2
Starring:
John Lithgow, Shirley Knight, George Grizzard, Christopher Murney
Directed By:
Paul Bogart
15. The Perfect Tribute (1991)
11
3
The Perfect Tribute
11
3
Role:
President Abraham Lincoln
Starring:
Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ed Flanders, Katherine Helmond, Lukas Haas
Directed By:
Jack Bender
16. Thomas Hart Benton (1988)
10
2
Thomas Hart Benton
TV-PG
10
2
Starring:
Burl Ives, Henry Adams, Thomas Hart Benton, Arthur Danto
Directed By:
Ken Burns
17. The Long Hot Summer (1985)
10
2
The Long Hot Summer
10
2
Role:
Will Varner
Starring:
Ava Gardner, Don Johnson, Judith Ivey, Cybill Shepherd
Directed By:
Stuart Cooper
18. Breaking Home Ties (1987)
10
2
Breaking Home Ties
PG
10
2
Role:
Lloyd
Starring:
Eva Marie Saint, Claire Trevor, Erin Gray, Doug McKeon
Directed By:
John Wilder
19. Lincoln (1992)
10
2
Lincoln
10
2
Role:
President Abraham Lincoln (voice)
Starring:
Richard Dreyfuss, Jill Clayburgh, Rod Steiger, Ossie Davis, Frank Langella, Blythe Danner, Cliff Robertson
Directed By:
Peter W. Kunhardt, James A. Edgar
20. Mark Twain and Me (1991)
10
2
Mark Twain and Me
10
2
Role:
Mark Twain
Starring:
Talia Shire, Fiona Reid, Chris Wiggins, R.H. Thomson
Directed By:
Daniel Petrie
21. Inherit the Wind (1988)
10
2
Inherit the Wind
10
2
Role:
Henry Drummond
Starring:
Kirk Douglas, Jean Simmons, Darren McGavin, John Harkins, Megan Follows
Directed By:
David Greene
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
22. Going Home (2000)
9
2
Going Home
9
2
Role:
Charles Barton
Starring:
Christopher Rich, Ashley Crow, Sherry Stringfield, Clint Black
Directed By:
Ian Barry
23. The Christmas Wife (1988)
10
2
The Christmas Wife
10
2
Role:
John Tanner
Starring:
Julie Harris, Don Francks, Patricia Hamilton, James Eckhouse
Directed By:
David Hugh Jones
24. My Antonia (1995)
9
2
My Antonia
PG
9
2
Role:
Josea Burden
Starring:
Neil Patrick Harris, Eva Marie Saint, Jan Tríska, Norbert Weisser
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
25. Journey (1995)
10
2
Journey
PG
10
2
Role:
Marcus
Starring:
Eliza Dushku, Meg Tilly, Brenda Fricker, Max Pomeranc
Directed By:
Tom McLoughlin
26. The Roots of Roe (1993)
9
2
The Roots of Roe
9
2
Starring:
Joanne Woodward, James Whitmore, Drew Barrymore, Sharon Stone, Brooke Shields, Katharine Hepburn
Directed By:
Andie Haas
27. Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991)
9
2
Chernobyl: The Final Warning
9
2
Role:
Dr. Armand Hammer
Starring:
Ian McDiarmid, Jon Voight, Annette Crosbie, Sammi Davis
Directed By:
Anthony Page
28. The Last Frontier (1986)
10
2
The Last Frontier
10
2
Starring:
Linda Evans, Peter Billingsley, Tony Bonner, Beth Buchanan
Directed By:
Simon Wincer
29. Johnny Bull (1986)
9
2
Johnny Bull
9
2
Role:
Stephan Kovacs
Starring:
Kathy Bates, Peter MacNicol, Colleen Dewhurst, Suzanna Hamilton
Directed By:
Claudia Weill
30. The Enemy Within (1994)
8
2
The Enemy Within
8
2
Role:
General R. Pendleton Lloyd
Starring:
Forest Whitaker, Sam Waterston, George Dzundza, Dana Delany, Josef Sommer
Directed By:
Jonathan Darby
31. Laguna Heat (1987)
7
1
Laguna Heat
R
7
1
Role:
Wade Shephard
Starring:
Anne Francis, Rip Torn, Harry Hamlin, Catherine Hicks
Directed By:
Simon Langton

Animation(s)

Rabbit Ears: Jonah and the Whale (1992)
Rabbit Ears: Jonah and the Whale
Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Dennis Hopper, Dennis Hopper

TV Shows and Videos

Omnibus (1952)
Omnibus
Starring:
Nanette Fabray, Buddy Ebsen, Jack Benny, William Shatner, George C. Scott, Patricia Neal, Orson Welles
Directed By:
Andrew McCullough, Norman Lloyd, Charles S. Dubin, Harry Horner, Delbert Mann
The Case of the Dangerous Robin (1960)
The Case of the Dangerous Robin
Starring:
George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Werner Klemperer, George Kennedy, Walter Reed, Rick Jason, Susan Cummings
The Civil War (1990)
The Civil War
TV-14
Role:
Ulysses S. Grant (9 episodes, 1990)
Starring:
Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Paul Roebling
Directed By:
Ken Burns
Star Tonight (1955)
Star Tonight
Starring:
Joanne Woodward, Nancy Coleman, Kathleen Comegys, Doreen Lang, Dennis Patrick, Charles Aidman
Directed By:
Harry Herrmann
Playhouse 90 (1956)
Playhouse 90
Starring:
Paul Newman, Leslie Nielsen, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Andy Griffith, Anne Bancroft, Mickey Rooney, Burt Reynolds
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer, Franklin J. Schaffner, Ralph Nelson, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Hiller
Mr. Broadway (1964)
Mr. Broadway
Starring:
Tina Louise, Barbara Feldon, Larry Hagman, Art Carney, Lauren Bacall, Liza Minnelli, Horace McMahon
Directed By:
Alex March, Herschel Daugherty
Justice (1954)
Justice
Starring:
Ray Walston, Ben Gazzara, Jackie Cooper, Eva Gabor, Walter Matthau, Rod Steiger, Leslie Nielsen
Directed By:
Robert Stevens, Daniel Petrie, William Corrigan
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977)
Washington: Behind Closed Doors
Role:
President Richard Monckton (6 episodes, 1977)
Starring:
Andy Griffith, Cliff Robertson, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn
Directed By:
Gary Nelson
Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950)
Armstrong Circle Theatre
Starring:
Anthony Perkins, Julie London, Cloris Leachman, Gena Rowlands, Inger Stevens, Charles Grodin, Martin Sheen
Directed By:
William Corrigan, Paul Bogart, Ted Post, Garry Simpson, James Sheldon
Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (1960)
Dow Hour of Great Mysteries
Role:
Detective Anderson (1 episode, 1960)
Starring:
Alice Ghostley, Telly Savalas, Rex Harrison, Helen Hayes, Eva Gabor, Barbara Bel Geddes, George C. Scott
Directed By:
Paul Nickell
The Philco Television Playhouse (1948)
The Philco Television Playhouse
Starring:
John Carradine, Lillian Gish, Geraldine Page, Anthony Quinn, Ernest Borgnine, Adam West, Audra Lindley
Directed By:
Delbert Mann, Fred Coe, Gordon Duff, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Penn
Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951)
Goodyear Television Playhouse
Starring:
Jessica Tandy, Judy Holliday, Celeste Holm, Sal Mineo, John Forsythe, Grace Kelly, Eddie Albert
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Robert Mulligan, Jack Smight, Herbert Hirschman, Delbert Mann
The Bell Telephone Hour (1959)
The Bell Telephone Hour
Starring:
Helen Hayes, Groucho Marx, John Raitt, Telephone Orchestra The Bell
American Experience (1988)
American Experience
Starring:
Matthew Modine, Hal Linden, Andre Braugher, Len Cariou, Laura Linney, Danai Gurira, Holly Hunter
Directed By:
David Grubin, Stephen Ives, Barak Goodman, Ric Burns, Adriana Bosch
Ghost Story (1972)
Ghost Story
Starring:
Eleanor Parker, Leif Garrett, Janet Leigh, Carolyn Jones, James Franciscus, Angie Dickinson, Rory Calhoun
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Don McDougall, Robert Day, Walter Doniger, Daryl Duke
Studio One (1948)
Studio One
Starring:
Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Montgomery, Lee Marvin, Abe Vigoda, Jerry Stiller, Warren Beatty, James Dean
Directed By:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan
American Playhouse (1981)
American Playhouse
Starring:
Megan Mullally, Ian McShane, Keith David, Esther Rolle, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Isaac Hayes
Directed By:
Kirk Browning, Jack O'Brien, Jeff Bleckner, Bill Duke, Michael Roemer
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Starring:
Bobby Darin, Jack Lord, Robert Reed, Robert Wagner, Dina Merrill, Broderick Crawford, David Carradine
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg, Sydney Pollack, Ron Winston, David Butler, Lawrence Dobkin
ABC Stage 67 (1966)
ABC Stage 67
Starring:
Ingrid Bergman, Olivia de Havilland, Connie Stevens, John Huston, Alan Arkin, James Mason, Diahann Carroll
Directed By:
Ted Kotcheff, Stanley Prager
Great Performances (1971)
Great Performances
Starring:
Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Dennehy, Ian McKellen, James Earl Jones, Marilu Henner, Patrick Stewart, Faye Dunaway
Directed By:
Brian Large, David Horn, Kirk Browning, Gary Halvorson, Matthew Diamond
Metallica: 2 of One (1989)
Metallica: 2 of One
Starring:
Metallica, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Jason Newsted
Directed By:
Steven Goldmann, Bill Pope, Michael Salomon
Metallica: One (1989)
Metallica: One
Role:
Joe's Father
Starring:
Timothy Bottoms, Metallica
Directed By:
Bill Pope, Michael Salomon
American Masters (1985)
American Masters
Starring:
Kevin Spacey, Steven Spielberg, Bruce Willis, Victor Garber, Martin Scorsese, Kathleen Turner, John Amos
Directed By:
Susan Lacy, Robert Trachtenberg, Susan Steinberg, Catherine Tatge, Michael Epstein
The Man Behind the Badge (1953)
The Man Behind the Badge
Starring:
Denver Pyle, Claude Akins, Leon Askin, Charles Bronson, Leslie Nielsen, Paul Newman, Carolyn Jones
Directed By:
John Peyser, Anton Leader, Paul Landres, Harold Daniels, Gilbert Kay
The Big Story (1949)
The Big Story
Starring:
Steven McQueen, Sydney Pollack, Jack Klugman, Leslie Nielsen, Diane Ladd, James Dean, Martin Landau
Directed By:
Lawrence Doheny, Robert Gordon, David Lowell Rich, Stuart Rosenberg, Leonard Valenta
The DuPont Show of the Month (1957)
The DuPont Show of the Month
Starring:
Shelley Winters, Mike Nichols, Dick Van Patten, Fredric March, Anne Meara, Elaine Stritch, Richard Burton
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Ralph Nelson, Alex Segal, Sidney Lumet, Daniel Petrie
Appointment with Adventure (1955)
Appointment with Adventure
Starring:
Eva Gabor, Tina Louise, Elaine Stritch, Elizabeth Montgomery, Christopher Plummer, Jack Lord, Gena Rowlands
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Robert Stevens
The Alcoa Hour (1955)
The Alcoa Hour
Starring:
Vincent Price, Lloyd Bridges, Mary Wickes, Diane Cilento, George Peppard, Lorne Greene, Laurence Harvey
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Herbert Hirschman, Norman Felton, Sidney Lumet, Kirk Browning
The Magnavox Theater (1950)
The Magnavox Theater
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Cecil Kellaway, David Bruce, John Hubbard, Clem Bevans
Directed By:
Richard L. Bare, Budd Boetticher, Byron Paul, Carl Beier
Play of the Week (1959)
Play of the Week
Starring:
Jane Wyatt, Ed Asner, Paul Lynde, Joyce Bulifant, Gene Wilder, Charles Grodin, Larry Hagman
Directed By:
Marc Daniels, Henry Kaplan, Ralph Nelson, Don Richardson, Paul Bogart
Heidi (1993)
Heidi
G
Role:
Grandfather (2 episodes, 1993)
Starring:
Jane Seymour, Patricia Neal, Lexi Randall, Siân Phillips
Directed By:
Michael Ray Rhodes
The Seven Lively Arts (1957)
The Seven Lively Arts
Starring:
Bea Arthur, Eli Wallach, Steven Hill, John Crosby
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet, Mel Ferrer
Aimee Mann: Save Me (1999)
Aimee Mann: Save Me
Starring:
Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tom Cruise, William H. Macy, Jim Beaver, Jeremy Blackman
Directed By:
Paul Thomas Anderson
The Atlanta Child Murders (1985)
The Atlanta Child Murders
Role:
Alvin Binder (2 episodes, 1985)
Starring:
Bill Paxton, Martin Sheen, Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, Rip Torn
Directed By:
John Erman
Sunday Showcase (1959)
Sunday Showcase
Starring:
Milton Berle, Lucille Ball, Jimmy Durante, Buster Keaton, Bob Hope, Edward G. Robinson, George C. Scott
Directed By:
Alex March, Alex Segal, John Frankenheimer, Delbert Mann, Jack Smight

Jason Robards Awards

Academy Awards
Julia Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1978
All the President's Men Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1977
Primetime Emmy Awards
Inherit the Wind Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special 1988