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Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau in Charade 2.jpg
Walter in the movie Charade (1963)
Born
Walter John Matthow

October 1, 1920
Died July 1, 2000 (age 79)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1966 The Fortune Cookie
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1974 Pete 'n' Tillie ; Charley Varrick
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1976 The Sunshine Boys
Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
1962 A Shot in the Dark
Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play
1965 The Odd Couple

Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920–July 1, 2000) was an American comedy actor, most famous for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his many collaborations with fellow Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon. He won the Oscar in 1966 for his role in The Fortune Cookie.

movies

  • Atomic Attack (1950) (short subject)
  • The Kentuckian (1955)
  • The Indian Fighter (1955)
  • Bigger Than Life (1956)
  • A Face in the Crowd (1957)
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1957)
  • King Creole (1958)
  • Voice in the Mirror (1958)
  • Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)
  • Onionhead (1958)
  • Gangster Story (1960) (also director)
  • Strangers When We Meet (1960)
  • Lonely are the Brave (1962)
  • Who's Got the Action? (1962)
  • Island of Love (1963)
  • Charade (1963)
  • Ensign Pulver (1964)
  • Fail-Safe (1964)
  • Goodbye Charlie (1964)
  • Mirage (1965)
  • The Fortune Cookie (1966)
  • A Guide for the Married Man (1967)
  • The Odd Couple (1968)
  • The Secret Life of an American Wife (1968)
  • Candy (1968)
  • Hello, Dolly! (1969)
  • Cactus Flower (1969)
  • A New Leaf (1971)
  • Plaza Suite (1971)
  • Kotch (1971)
  • Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)
  • The Laughing Policeman (1973)
  • Charley Varrick (1973)
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
  • Earthquake (1974) (credited as "Walter Matuschanskayasky")
  • The Front Page (1974)
  • The Lion Roars Again (1975) (short subject)
  • The Gentleman Tramp (1975) (documentary)
  • The Sunshine Boys (1975)
  • Bad News Bears (1976)
  • Casey's Shadow (1978)
  • House Calls (1978)
  • California Suite (1978)
  • Portrait of a 60% Perfect Man (1980) (documentary)
  • Little Miss Marker (1980)
  • Hopscotch (1980)
  • First Monday in October (1981)
  • Buddy Buddy (1981)
  • I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
  • The Survivors (1983)
  • Movers & Shakers (1985)
  • Pirates (1986)
  • The Little Devil (1988)
  • The Couch Trip (1988)
  • JFK (1991) as Senator Russell B. Long
  • Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy (1992) (documentary)
  • Dennis the Menace (1993)
  • Grumpy Old Men (1993)
  • I.Q. (1994)
  • The Grass Harp (1995)
  • Grumpier Old Men (1995)
  • I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
  • Out to Sea (1997)
  • The Odd Couple II (1998)
  • The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998) (documentary)
  • Hanging Up (2000)

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