Walter Matthau was an American actor and comedian. Matthau was a popular, award-winning stage actor before his debut for the big screen in ‘The Kentuckian’. His obvious talent and success landed him more popular roles and he starred in hit movies such as ‘King Creole’, ‘Ride a Crooked Trail’, ‘A Face in the Crowd’, and ‘Charade’. Most of his early movies were massive hits. He also appeared for TV series and acted in plays, including Neil Simon’s hit ‘The Odd Couple’. His most popular role was often said to be detective Ted Casselle in Hitchcock’s ‘Mirage’. Very few films starring Matthau failed at the box office.
Matthau’s streak of success continued well into the 1960s. His role in ‘The Fortune Cookie’ won him an Oscar. He continued starring in hits like ‘Hello, Dolly’, ‘Cactus Flower’, ‘Plaza Suite’, and ‘California Suite’. Despite an overall successful career, Matthau decided to take the backseat as he aged and only appeared in select movies such as ‘I.Q’, ‘Dennis the Menace’, and ‘Grumpy Old Men’. His final onscreen appearance was in the movie ‘Hanging Up’ in 2000.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Walter Matthau Awards
|The Fortune Cookie||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||1967|
|The Sunshine Boys||Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1976|
|Charley Varrick||Best Actor||1974|
|Pete 'n' Tillie||Best Actor||1974|