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List of Walter Matthau Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Charley Varrick (1973)
34
6
Charley Varrick
TV-14
34
6
Role:
Charley Varrick
Starring:
Sheree North, Felicia Farr, Joe Don Baker, Andrew Robinson
Directed By:
Don Siegel
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actor
2. The Odd Couple (1968)
27
5
The Odd Couple
G
27
5

Just separated from his wife, Felix Ungar unsuccessfully tries to commit suicide. Perceiving his despondent mood, his divorced best friend Oscar invites Felix to share his apartment till he feels fine. But the two and their house-keeping styles are poles apart; homebody Felix is neat-freak, while fun-loving Oscar is slovenly. Before long, neurotic, obsessively tidy Felix drives sloppy Oscar up the wall.

Role:
Oscar Madison
Starring:
Jack Lemmon, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman, David Sheiner
Directed By:
Gene Saks
3. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
26
4
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
R
26
4

In New York City, four armed men hijack a subway car and hold all the passengers hostage. They demand a ransom amount of $ 1 million and threaten to kill one passenger for every minute it is late.  

Role:
Police Lt. Zachary Garber
Starring:
Doris Roberts, Jerry Stiller, Earl Hindman, Martin Balsam, Robert Shaw
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
5. Charade (1963)
21
6
Charade
21
6

Reggie meets Peter Joshua on a skiing holiday and decides to divorce her husband Charles. Upon returning to Paris, she finds her apartment stripped bare and learns that Charles has been murdered while trying to leave Paris. She later learns about his sordid past and with Peter by her tries to sort things out.  But why is Peter changing his name constantly?

Role:
Hamilton Bartholomew
Directed By:
Stanley Donen
6. Fail-Safe (1964)
16
4
Fail-Safe
16
4

Fail Safe is a drama thriller film which revolves around the American Air Force, where due to electronic malfunctioning, an incorrect message is sent to their pilots, and they launch an attack on Russian. Now, an all-out war seems inevitable.

Role:
Dr. Groeteschele
Starring:
Henry Fonda, Sorrell Booke, Larry Hagman, Dan O'Herlihy, Edward Binns, Fritz Weaver
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet
7. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
14
7
A Face in the Crowd
14
7

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.

Role:
Mel Miller
Directed By:
8. Hopscotch (1980)
27
3
Hopscotch
R
27
3

Hopscotch is an adventure comedy film which tells the story of a CIA agent Miles Kendig, who retires after being tired of a desk job under incompetent superiors. He journeys to Australia, where he writes a memoir that is sure to embarrass his superiors. Within some time, the CIA is out to nab him, which forces him to go on the run.

Role:
Miles Kendig / James Butler / Mr. Hannaway / Leonard Ross
Starring:
Directed By:
Ronald Neame
9. Cactus Flower (1969)
25
3
Cactus Flower
PG
25
3

Cactus Flower is a romantic comedy film which revolves around Julian, a dentist who pretends to be married in order to avoid commitment. When he decides to get serious with his girlfriend Toni, she insists on first meeting his wife. Therefore, Julian asks his long-time nurse and receptionist Stephanie to pretend to be his wife.

Role:
Dr. Julian Winston
Starring:
Goldie Hawn, Ingrid Bergman, Rick Lenz, Jack Weston
Directed By:
Gene Saks
10. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
16
4
Lonely Are the Brave
TV-PG
16
4

Jack Burns, an independent cowboy, feels out of place in the modern world. He purposely gets into a brawl and gets himself arrested to be with Paul, a friend who has been imprisoned for helping illegal aliens. Jack wants Paul to flee with him, but Paul has too much at stake.

Role:
Sheriff Morey Johnson
Starring:
Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Michael Kane, Carroll O'Connor
Directed By:
David Miller
11. The Fortune Cookie (1966)
22
5
The Fortune Cookie
22
5

The Fortune Cookie is a black comedy film which tells the story of Harry Hinkle, a cameraman who gets injured by a football player Luther Jackson. Although his injuries are mild, his cunning brother-in-law William convinces him to pretend that he has been paralyzed, so that they can receive a significant sum of money from the insurance company.

Role:
Willie Gingrich
Starring:
William Christopher, Jack Lemmon, Cliff Osmond, Ron Rich
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
12. The Bad News Bears (1976)
22
4
The Bad News Bears
PG
22
4
Role:
Coach Morris Buttermaker
Starring:
Vic Morrow, Ben Piazza, Joyce Van Patten, Tatum O'Neal
Directed By:
Michael Ritchie
13. The Front Page (1974)
17
3
The Front Page
PG
17
3

Hildy Johnson is a successful reporter working for a newspaper in Chicago. However, he decides to leave his career behind and get married to a woman named Peggy. However, when his editor finds out, he decides to go to great lengths to make Hildy continue working in his newspaper.

Role:
Walter Burns
Starring:
Susan Sarandon, Charles Durning, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon, David Wayne, Vincent Gardenia
Directed By:
14. JFK (1991)
12
4
JFK
R
12
4

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.

Starring:
Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Bacon, Donald Sutherland, Gary Oldman, Sissy Spacek, Wayne Knight
Directed By:
15. Grumpy Old Men (1993)
30
2
Grumpy Old Men
PG-13
30
2

Two former best friends, Max and John, who are now rivals, live in the same neighborhood. Their rivalry escalates even further, when a woman moves into the house across the street and they both start to like her. 

Role:
Max Goldman
Starring:
Daryl Hannah, Ann-Margret, Kevin Pollak, Ossie Davis, Jack Lemmon, Burgess Meredith
Directed By:
Donald Petrie
16. Bigger Than Life (1956)
10
4
Bigger Than Life
10
4

Ed, a schoolteacher, has been suffering from bouts of severe pain and blackouts. After collapsing at his home one night, he is hospitalized. He is diagnosed with a disease named polyarteritis nodosa, a rare inflammation of the arteries. After learning from doctors that he has only months to live, he agrees to an experimental treatment, which involves doses of the cortisone hormone. Although he makes a remarkable recovery, he soon begins to show some unusual side effects. Soon, it seems that his mental health may be declining.

Role:
Wally Gibbs
Starring:
Jerry Mathers, James Mason, Barbara Rush, Robert F. Simon
Directed By:
Nicholas Ray
17. Hello, Dolly! (1969)
16
5
Hello, Dolly!
G
16
5

Dolly is a matchmaker who is currently searching for a wife for Horace, a grumpy man who is a “half-millionaire”. However, soon it seems that she wants to marry him herself, and eventually, she travels to Yonkers to pay him a visit. However, she is met with surprise when she learns that Horace loves a woman named Irene. However, Irene doesn’t love Horace, but is only interested in financial security.

Role:
Horace Vandergelder
Starring:
Barbra Streisand, Michael Crawford, Scatman Crothers, Marianne McAndrew, Danny Lockin
Directed By:
18. Mirage (1965)
10
4
Mirage
10
4
Role:
Ted Caselle
Starring:
Gregory Peck, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Diane Baker, Kevin McCarthy, Jack Weston
Directed By:
Edward Dmytryk
19. The Sunshine Boys (1975)
14
5
The Sunshine Boys
PG
14
5

Lewis and Clark were both famous comedians at a time during the vaudeville era. However, off-stage they immensely dislike each other. Although they have not spoken to one another for around twenty years, they are forced to put their differences aside and work together, when a producer wants a reunion of the duo for a TV special.

Role:
Willy Clark
Starring:
George Burns, Phyllis Diller, F. Murray Abraham, Steve Allen, Richard Benjamin
Directed By:
Herbert Ross
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
20. A Guide for the Married Man (1967)
20
3
A Guide for the Married Man
PG
20
3
Role:
Paul Manning
Starring:
Jayne Mansfield, Inger Stevens, Carl Reiner, Art Carney, Majel Barrett, Sid Caesar, Jack Benny
Directed By:
21. Strangers When We Meet (1960)
11
4
Strangers When We Meet
11
4
Role:
Felix Anders
Starring:
Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Ernie Kovacs, Barbara Rush
Directed By:
Richard Quine
22. King Creole (1958)
8
3
King Creole
PG
8
3
Role:
Maxie Fields
Starring:
Carolyn Jones, Dean Jagger, Dolores Hart, Elvis Presley
Directed By:
23. Plaza Suite (1971)
15
2
Plaza Suite
PG-13
15
2
Role:
Roy Hubley / Jesse Kiplinger / Sam Nash
Starring:
Lee Grant, Barbara Harris, Maureen Stapleton, Louise Sorel
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
24. House Calls (1978)
12
3
House Calls
PG
12
3
Role:
Dr. Charley Nichols
Starring:
Glenda Jackson, Art Carney, Richard Benjamin, Candice Azzara
Directed By:
Howard Zieff
25. Kotch (1971)
13
2
Kotch
PG
13
2
Role:
Joseph P. Kotcher
Starring:
Jack Lemmon, Felicia Farr, Charles Aidman, Deborah Winters
Directed By:
26. Slaughter on 10th Avenue (1957)
8
4
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
8
4

Solly, a longshoreman is shot and wounded by several thugs working for a union boss. Solly is wounded and hospitalized, and his wife starts taking care of him. Meanwhile, an assistant DA searches hard for witnesses against the criminals.

Role:
Al Dahlke
Starring:
Hedy Lamarr, Richard Egan, Jan Sterling, Dan Duryea, Julie Adams
Directed By:
Arnold Laven
27. Grumpier Old Men (1995)
22
2
Grumpier Old Men
PG-13
22
2

Max and John are two friends who like to go fishing together. They attempt to save their favorite bait shop from turning into a restaurant.

Role:
Max Goldman
Starring:
Sophia Loren, Daryl Hannah, Jack Lemmon, Ann-Margret, Kevin Pollak, Burgess Meredith
Directed By:
Howard Deutch
28. Voice in the Mirror (1958)
7
3
Voice in the Mirror
7
3

Voice in the Mirror is a romantic drama thriller film, which tells the story of a man, who falls into severe despair, after his daughter passes away. His doctor warns him that he is on the brink of mental illness. Unable to quit his compulsive drinking, he eventually turns to faith, and tries to create a support group.

Role:
Dr. Leon Karnes
Starring:
Julie London, Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Egan, Troy Donahue
Directed By:
Harry Keller
29. Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)
11
4
Ride a Crooked Trail
11
4
Role:
Judge Kyle
Starring:
Audie Murphy, Gia Scala, Joanna Moore, Henry Silva
Directed By:
Jesse Hibbs
30. The Grass Harp (1995)
10
2
The Grass Harp
PG
10
2
Role:
Judge Charlie Cool
Starring:
Mary Steenburgen, Charles Durning, Doris Roberts, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Edward Furlong, Piper Laurie
Directed By:
Charles Matthau
31. Little Miss Marker (1980)
15
2
Little Miss Marker
PG
15
2
Role:
Sorrowful Jones
Starring:
Julie Andrews, Brian Dennehy, Bob Newhart, Tony Curtis, Lee Grant
Directed By:
Walter Bernstein
32. Buddy Buddy (1981)
10
5
Buddy Buddy
R
10
5
Role:
Trabucco
Starring:
Ed Begley Jr., Klaus Kinski, Jack Lemmon, Paula Prentiss, Dana Elcar
Directed By:
33. The Laughing Policeman (1973)
12
3
The Laughing Policeman
R
12
3
Role:
Jake Martin
Starring:
Bruce Dern, Albert Paulsen, Louis Gossett Jr., Anthony Zerbe
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg
34. First Monday in October (1981)
12
3
First Monday in October
R
12
3
Role:
Dan Snow
Starring:
Jill Clayburgh, Jan Sterling, Barnard Hughes, James Stephens
Directed By:
Ronald Neame
35. Il piccolo diavolo (1988)
7
2
Il piccolo diavolo
7
2
Role:
Maurice
Starring:
Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Stefano Antonucci, Paolo Baroni
Directed By:
36. The Kentuckian (1955)
12
2
The Kentuckian
12
2
Role:
Stan Bodine
Starring:
Burt Lancaster, John Carradine, Donald MacDonald, Dianne Foster
Directed By:
37. Goodbye Charlie (1964)
12
2
Goodbye Charlie
12
2
Starring:
Debbie Reynolds, Pat Boone, James Brolin, Tony Curtis, Joanna Barnes, Ellen Burstyn
Directed By:
38. I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
12
2
I Ought to Be in Pictures
PG
12
2

Libby is a 19 year old girl who impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, California, to visit her estranged father who is a screenwriter. She wants to be an actress, and hopes that her father can help her in becoming a star. However, it soon turns out that her father is not doing too well in his career, and is not in a position to help anyone else.

Role:
Herbert Tucker
Starring:
Ann-Margret, Lance Guest, Dinah Manoff, Calvin Ander
Directed By:
Herbert Ross
39. Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)
12
2
Pete 'n' Tillie
PG
12
2

Pete and Tillie, both in their middle-age, have their own sets of problems. Pete is constantly telling jokes to hide his insecurity while Tillie is still a virgin, too edgy to let herself go.  Yet they meet, marry and have a son called Robbie. But there is a long way to go and tragedies to surmount before they can actually be together. 

Role:
Pete
Starring:
Geraldine Page, Carol Burnett, Barry Nelson, Rene Auberjonois
Directed By:
Martin Ritt
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actor
40. The Indian Fighter (1955)
8
2
The Indian Fighter
8
2
Role:
Wes Todd
Starring:
Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Diana Douglas, Walter Abel
Directed By:
André De Toth
41. California Suite (1978)
12
3
California Suite
PG
12
3
Role:
Marvin Michaels
Starring:
Maggie Smith, Richard Pryor, Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, James Coburn, Elaine May
Directed By:
Herbert Ross
42. I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
9
2
I'm Not Rappaport
PG-13
9
2
Role:
Nat Moyer
Starring:
Amy Irving, Bobby Cannavale, Marin Hinkle, Craig T. Nelson, Ossie Davis, Boyd Gaines
Directed By:
Herb Gardner
43. The Odd Couple II (1998)
13
3
The Odd Couple II
PG-13
13
3

It has been seventeen years since Oscar and Felix saw each other. Things take a turn when they bump into each other at the airport and travel together in a rented car, for the wedding of their children. However, nothing goes as expected as their journey gets filled with misadventures.

Role:
Oscar Madison
Starring:
Christine Baranski, Jean Smart, Alice Ghostley, Jack Lemmon
Directed By:
Howard Deutch
44. Casey's Shadow (1978)
8
2
Casey's Shadow
PG
8
2

Casey, a young boy in a family that trains racehorses, befriends a foal who becomes his constant companion. The film revolves around the duo's attempt to win the All America Futurity at Ruidoso Downs, a horse race. 

Role:
Lloyd Bourdelle
Starring:
Alexis Smith, Murray Hamilton, Robert Webber, Andrew Rubin
Directed By:
Martin Ritt
45. Onionhead (1958)
8
2
Onionhead
8
2

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. 

Role:
'Red' Wildoe
Starring:
Claude Akins, Andy Griffith, Felicia Farr, Erin O'Brien, Joe Mantell
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
46. I.Q. (1994)
13
2
I.Q.
PG
13
2

This romantic comedy film tells the story of a young mechanic who falls for a young mathematician who is the niece of the renowned scientist Albert Einstein. Soon, Einstein helps the young man in winning his niece’s heart.  

Role:
Albert Einstein
Starring:
Meg Ryan, Stephen Fry, Timothy Francis Robbins, Charles Durning, Tim Robbins, Lou Jacobi
Directed By:
Fred Schepisi
47. Out to Sea (1997)
16
3
Out to Sea
PG-13
16
3

Charlie convinces his widowed brother-in-law to join him on a cruise ship, without revealing that they will need to pose as dance instructors. Instead, he promises that there will be many available and lonely women on the ship. Eventually, his promise turns out to be true, as Herb meets and falls for a woman named Vivian, while Charlie begins a romance with Liz, a wealthy widow.

Role:
Charlie Gordon
Starring:
Elaine Stritch, Hal Linden, Jack Lemmon, Gloria DeHaven, Dyan Cannon
Directed By:
Martha Coolidge
48. Ensign Pulver (1964)
10
3
Ensign Pulver
10
3
Role:
Doc
Starring:
Jack Nicholson, Larry Hagman, Kay Medford, Millie Perkins, Burl Ives
Directed By:
Joshua Logan
49. Earthquake (1974)
10
2
Earthquake
PG
10
2

Stuart manages to resolve his marital woes with his wife Remy, but things turn worse when the city is hit by a series of devastating earthquakes. The rest of the story revolves around how common people are affected by this.

Starring:
Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Lorne Greene, Victoria Principal, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Geneviève Bujold
Directed By:
Mark Robson
50. The Survivors (1983)
10
3
The Survivors
R
10
3
Role:
Sonny Paluso
Starring:
Robin Williams, John Goodman, Jerry Reed, James Wainwright
Directed By:
Michael Ritchie
51. The Secret Life of an American Wife (1968)
7
3
The Secret Life of an American Wife
7
3
Role:
The Movie Star
Starring:
Anne Jackson, Patrick O'Neal, Edy Williams, Richard Bull
Directed By:
George Axelrod
52. Who's Got the Action? (1962)
8
5
Who's Got the Action?
8
5

Melanie, who initially suspects that her preoccupied husband, Steve Flood, is having an affair, discovers that he is losing money on horse-betting. Concocting a plan, she persuades Steve’s associate Clint to set her up as Steve’s bookie, to save his losses. Instead, Steve starts winning, which makes the syndicate boss search for the mysterious bookie, landing Melanie in a hot spot. 

Role:
Tony Gagouts
Starring:
Eddie Albert, Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Paul Ford
Directed By:
Daniel Mann
53. Pirates (1986)
9
3
Pirates
PG-13
9
3

In the year 1659, Thomas Bartholomew, also known as Captain Red, the infamous pirate, is stuck with Jean, his ship’s cabin boy on a raft without any supplies in the ocean. However, fortunately, they are picked up by a Spanish galleon en route to Spain. Eventually, he starts a mutiny and takes over the ship. He also kidnaps the niece of the governor of Maracaibo.

Role:
Captain Thomas Bartholomew Red
Starring:
David Kelly, Ferdy Mayne, Damien Thomas, Cris Campion
Directed By:
54. Candy (1968)
6
2
Candy
R
6
2
Starring:
Anita Pallenberg, Charles Aznavour, John Huston, Richard Burton, Marlon Brando, James Coburn
Directed By:
Christian Marquand
55. Dennis the Menace (1993)
13
2
Dennis the Menace
PG
13
2

Dennis the Menace is a comedy-drama film which revolves around a mischievous child who wreck havoc on his next door neighbor, George Wilson, after his parents leave him with Mr and Mrs Wilson, while they have to go out of town.   

Role:
Mr. Wilson
Starring:
Christopher Lloyd, Ben Stein, Paul Winfield, Natasha Lyonne, Mason Gamble, Joan Plowright
Directed By:
56. Island of Love (1963)
6
2
Island of Love
6
2
Role:
Tony Dallas
Starring:
Robert Preston, Betty Bruce, Tony Randall, Giorgia Moll
Directed By:
Morton DaCosta
57. The Couch Trip (1988)
7
2
The Couch Trip
R
7
2

John Burns is a mental patient who manages to break out from the hospital, after which he pretends to be psychiatrist Lawrence Baird. He replaces Dr Maitlin for a radio show. Things get hilarious when his show turns out to be a huge hit.

Role:
Donald Becker
Starring:
Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Charles Grodin, Richard Romanus, Mary Gross
Directed By:
Michael Ritchie
58. Gangster Story (1959)
5
3
Gangster Story
5
3

Jack Martin, a mobster, robs a bank in a small town to earn some quick money, which makes him the target of the local police, as well as a local crime boss. 

Role:
Jack Martin
Starring:
Bruce MacFarlane, Garry Walberg, Carol Grace, Raikin Ben-Ari
Directed By:
Walter Matthau
59. Hanging Up (2000)
9
4
Hanging Up
PG-13
9
4

Hanging Up is a comedy drama film which revolves around three sisters Georgia, Eve, and Maddy, who are all doing quite well in their careers. They are forced to unite when their father falls ill all of a sudden.

Role:
Lou Mozell
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Diane Keaton, Lisa Kudrow, Tracee Ellis Ross, Meg Ryan
Directed By:
60. Movers & Shakers (1985)
5
2
Movers & Shakers
PG
5
2
Role:
Joe Mulholland
Starring:
Gilda Susan Radner, Steve Martin, Charles Grodin, Tyne Daly, Vincent Gardenia
Directed By:
William Asher

TV Movie(s)

1. Awake and Sing (1972)
10
3
Awake and Sing
10
3
Role:
Moe Axelrod
Starring:
Felicia Farr, John Myhers, Leo Fuchs, Robert Lipton
Directed By:
Norman Lloyd, Robert Hopkins
2. Actor (1978)
8
2
Actor
8
2
Starring:
Howard Duff, Herschel Bernardi, Georgia Brown, Harold Gould
Directed By:
Norman Lloyd
3. Juno and the Paycock (1960)
8
2
Juno and the Paycock
8
2
Starring:
Hume Cronyn, Luella Gear, Pauline Flanagan, Liam Clancy
Directed By:
Paul Shyre
4. The Incident (1990)
11
3
The Incident
PG
11
3
Role:
Harmon Cobb
Starring:
Robert Carradine, Barnard Hughes, Peter Firth, Susan Blakely
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
5. Incident in a Small Town (1994)
14
2
Incident in a Small Town
PG
14
2
Role:
Harmon Cobb
Starring:
Harry Morgan, Bernard Behrens, Stephanie Zimbalist, Nick Stahl
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
6. Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore (1992)
12
2
Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore
PG
12
2
Role:
Harmon Cobb
Starring:
Harry Morgan, Susan Blakely, Brian Kerwin, Ariana Richards
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
7. The Marriage Fool (1998)
10
2
The Marriage Fool
10
2
Role:
Frank Walsh
Starring:
John Stamos, Carol Burnett, Teri Polo, Steve Behal
Directed By:
Charles Matthau
8. Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love (1991)
8
2
Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love
8
2
Role:
Clifford Pepperman
Starring:
William Schallert, Ellen Burstyn, Kathleen Garrett, Ryan Todd
Directed By:
Charles Matthau

Animation(s)

The Stingiest Man in Town (1978)
The Stingiest Man in Town
Role:
Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
Starring:
Tom Bosley, Paul Frees, Dennis Day, Theodore Bikel, Robert Morse
Directed By:
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

TV Shows and Videos

Omnibus (1952)
Omnibus
Starring:
Fredric March, Christopher Plummer, Buddy Ebsen, Jessica Tandy, George C. Scott, James Dean, Elsa Lanchester
Directed By:
Andrew McCullough, Norman Lloyd, Charles S. Dubin, Harry Horner, Delbert Mann
Profiles in Courage (1964)
Profiles in Courage
Role:
Andrew Johnson / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Barbara Feldon, David McCallum, Ed Asner, Leonard Nimoy, Tom Bosley, Michael Constantine
Directed By:
Michael Ritchie, Sherman Marks, Lamont Johnson, Robert Gist, José Quintero
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
TV-14
Starring:
Mary Wickes, Steven McQueen, Elizabeth Montgomery, George Peppard, William Shatner, Keenan Wynn, Burt Reynolds
Directed By:
Robert Stevens, Paul Henreid, Herschel Daugherty, Norman Lloyd, Alfred Hitchcock
Kraft Television Theatre (1947)
Kraft Television Theatre
Starring:
Rod Steiger, Cliff Robertson, Sal Mineo, Sessue Hayakawa, Ben Gazzara, Milton Berle, Shelley Winters
Directed By:
William A. Graham, Stanley Quinn, Paul Bogart, Harry Herrmann, Richard Dunlap
Naked City (1958)
Naked City
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Telly Savalas, Leslie Nielsen, Jon Voight, Cicely Tyson, Robert Duvall, Dustin Hoffman
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg, John Brahm, William A. Graham, David Lowell Rich, Elliot Silverstein
The Rogues (1964)
The Rogues
Starring:
Charles Boyer, John Banner, Dina Merrill, Barbara Eden, James Doohan, Broderick Crawford, Raquel Welch
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Don Taylor, Robert Ellis Miller, Hy Averback, Lewis Allen
Robert Montgomery Presents (1950)
Robert Montgomery Presents
Starring:
Roger Moore, Don Knotts, Grace Kelly, David Niven, Vincent Price, Barbara Bel Geddes, Lloyd Bridges
Directed By:
John Newland, James Sheldon, Norman Felton, James P. Yarbrough, Vincent J. Donehue
Justice (1954)
Justice
Starring:
Jackie Cooper, Eva Gabor, Jack Klugman, Ray Walston, Jason Robards, Ben Gazzara, Rod Steiger
Directed By:
Robert Stevens, Daniel Petrie, William Corrigan
Suspense (1949)
Suspense
Starring:
Anne Bancroft, Paul Newman, Bela Lugosi, Lee Marvin, Abe Vigoda, Otto Preminger, Jack Palance
Directed By:
Robert Stevens, Robert Mulligan, John Peyser
Mister Peepers (1952)
Mister Peepers
Starring:
Inger Stevens, Rex Marshall, Wally Cox, Marion Lorne, Tony Randall
The United States Steel Hour (1953)
The United States Steel Hour
Starring:
Betty White, Gene Hackman, John Forsythe, Peter Lorre, Jane Wyatt, Florence Henderson, Dick Van Dyke
Directed By:
Alex Segal, Paul Bogart, Tom Donovan, Daniel Petrie, Bruce Minnix
Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950)
Armstrong Circle Theatre
Starring:
Anthony Perkins, Joanne Woodward, Peter Falk, Martin Sheen, Eli Wallach, Jack Lord, Sydney Pollack
Directed By:
William Corrigan, Paul Bogart, Ted Post, Garry Simpson, James Sheldon
Tallahassee 7000 (1961)
Tallahassee 7000
Role:
Lex Rogers (26 episodes, 1961)
Starring:
Robert Reed, Gene Hackman
Directed By:
Lawrence Doheny, Harmon Jones
The Philco Television Playhouse (1948)
The Philco Television Playhouse
Starring:
Audra Lindley, Vivian Vance, James Whitmore, Eva Marie Saint, Jean Stapleton, Lillian Gish, Sidney Poitier
Directed By:
Delbert Mann, Fred Coe, Gordon Duff, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Penn
Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951)
Goodyear Television Playhouse
Role:
Julian / ... (7 episodes, 1952-1957)
Starring:
Ernest Borgnine, Judy Holliday, Celeste Holm, Don Ameche, Werner Klemperer, Eddie Albert, Rod Steiger
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Robert Mulligan, Jack Smight, Herbert Hirschman, Delbert Mann
Insight (1960)
Insight
Starring:
Jeanne Crain, Melissa Sue Anderson, Elinor Donahue, Meredith Baxter, Paul Sorvino, Brian Keith, Cindy Williams
Directed By:
Richard C. Bennett, Paul Stanley, Hal Cooper, Ralph Senensky, Michael Ray Rhodes
The Eleventh Hour (1962)
The Eleventh Hour
Starring:
Kurt Russell, Richard Chamberlain, Angela Lansbury, Katy Jurado, George Takei, Marion Ross, Frankie Avalon
Directed By:
Jack Arnold, Richard Donner, Paul Nickell, Don Medford
Danger (1950)
Danger
Starring:
Carroll Baker, Anthony Quinn, John Forsythe, Lorne Greene, Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Paul Newman
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet, John Frankenheimer, Yul Brynner, John Peyser, Ted Post
Target: The Corruptors (1961)
Target: The Corruptors
Starring:
Barbara Eden, Gena Rowlands, Jack Klugman, Keenan Wynn, Peter Falk, Cloris Leachman, Ray Walston
Directed By:
William Conrad, John Peyser, Arthur Hiller, Don Medford, Walter Doniger
Studio One (1948)
Studio One
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Warren Beatty, Natalie Wood, Yul Brynner, Louis Jourdan, Alan Young, Dennis Hopper
Directed By:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Starring:
Eric Braeden, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Nanette Fabray, Jimmy Durante, Fred Astaire, Arthur Godfrey, Janet Leigh
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg, Sydney Pollack, Ron Winston, David Butler, Lawrence Dobkin
Route 66 (1960)
Route 66
Starring:
Robert Redford, Veronica Cartwright, Peter Graves, Ron Howard, Joan Crawford, Denver Pyle, Buster Keaton
Directed By:
David Lowell Rich, Arthur Hiller, James Sheldon, Alvin Ganzer, Philip Leacock
Lux Video Theatre (1950)
Lux Video Theatre
Starring:
Bing Crosby, Alfred Hitchcock, Rock Hudson, Janet Gaynor, Arlene Francis, Carl Switzer, Edward G. Robinson
Directed By:
Richard Goode, Fielder Cook, Buzz Kulik, Earl Eby, Norman Morgan
Kraft Television Theatre (1953)
Kraft Television Theatre
Starring:
Joel Grey, Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Joanne Woodward, Audra Lindley, Lee Grant, Eli Wallach
Directed By:
Maury Holland, Fred Carney, Fielder Cook, George Roy Hill
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1992)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Directed By:
Ray Messecar
The Big Story (1949)
The Big Story
Starring:
Martin Landau, Diane Ladd, Jack Klugman, Steven McQueen, Lee Marvin, Jason Robards, Sydney Pollack
Directed By:
Lawrence Doheny, Robert Gordon, David Lowell Rich, Stuart Rosenberg, Leonard Valenta
The Motorola Television Hour (1953)
The Motorola Television Hour
Starring:
Christopher Walken, Helen Hayes, Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, Hume Cronyn, Jackie Cooper, Eddie Albert
Directed By:
Ralph Nelson, Don Richardson
Dr. Kildare (1961)
Dr. Kildare
Starring:
James Earl Jones, Lauren Bacall, Teri Garr, Lesley Ann Warren, James Franciscus, Linda Evans, Gavin MacLeod
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Corey Allen, John Newland, Jack Arnold, Paul Stanley
Climax! (1954)
Climax!
Starring:
Sterling Holloway, Tina Louise, Dorothy McGuire, John Drew Barrymore, Anna May Wong, Rita Moreno, Raymond Burr
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik, Allen Reisner, John Frankenheimer, Paul Nickell, Jack Smight
The Alcoa Hour (1955)
The Alcoa Hour
Starring:
Laurence Harvey, Teresa Wright, Diane Cilento, Anne Bancroft, Vincent Price, Lee Grant, Eddie Albert
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Herbert Hirschman, Norman Felton, Sidney Lumet, Kirk Browning
Campbell Playhouse (1952)
Campbell Playhouse
Starring:
Barbara Bel Geddes, Carl Reiner, Lillian Gish, Jack Lemmon, Art Carney, James Dean, Parker Fennelly
Directed By:
Garry Simpson, Alex Segal, Don Appell, Marc Daniels
Play of the Week (1959)
Play of the Week
Starring:
Joyce Bulifant, Paul Lynde, Gene Wilder, Celeste Holm, Lillian Gish, Larry Hagman, Eli Wallach
Directed By:
Marc Daniels, Henry Kaplan, Ralph Nelson, Don Richardson, Paul Bogart
Center Stage (1954)
Center Stage
Starring:
Lee Marvin, Luther Adler, Robert Barrat, Vivian Blaine, Alonzo Bozan, Joseph Buloff
Shadow of the Cloak (1951)
Shadow of the Cloak
Starring:
Ernest Borgnine, Helmut Dantine, Ernest Borgnine
General Electric Theater (1953)
General Electric Theater
Starring:
Mel Blanc, Ray Milland, Michael Landon, Amanda Blake, Ethel Barrymore, Anne Baxter, Bud Abbott
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen
The DuPont Show of the Week (1961)
The DuPont Show of the Week
Role:
Narrator / ... (8 episodes, 1962-1964)
Starring:
Rod Taylor, Sir John Mills, Ron Leibman, Greer Garson, Sorrell Booke, Edward G. Robinson, Bing Crosby
Directed By:
Franklin J. Schaffner, Jack Smight, Fielder Cook, James Elson, Fred Freed

Walter Matthau Awards

Academy Awards
The Fortune Cookie Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1967
Golden Globe Awards
The Sunshine Boys Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1976
BAFTA Awards
Charley Varrick Best Actor 1974
Pete 'n' Tillie Best Actor 1974