Andy Samuel Griffith was an American actor who first rose to prominence with his role in Elia Kazan's film ‘A Face in the Crowd’ (1957), regarded by critics as one the best roles of his early career. A veteran actor with an extensive career, his filmography includes many successful movies and television films, such as ‘The Strangers In 7A’ (1972), ‘Deathwatch’ (1972), ‘Go Ask Alice’ (1973), and ‘Savages’ (1974). Hailed for his poignant portrayal of character roles on screen, he actually began his acting career as a comedian!
He was primarily an actor on television and his filmography includes miniseries, such as ‘From Here to Eternity’ (1979), ‘Roots: The Next Generations’ (1979), ‘Centennial’ (1978), and ‘Washington: Behind Closed Doors’ (1977). Having gained popularity as a television actor, he ventured into films as well. The list of the best Andy Griffith includes ‘A Face in the Crowd’ and ‘Waitress.’ Alongside his successful movies, he also had to endure a few failures like the comedy ‘Hearts of the West’ (1975) which flopped at the box office.
Andy Griffith Awards
|Winner||Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program||1987|