Walter Matthau

Biography

Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon, as well as his role as Coach Buttermaker in the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears. He won an Academy Award f...

64 titles Acting Directing

4.8

Hanging Up

2000 · Lou Mozell

6.5

The Marriage Fool

1998 · Frank Walsh

6.4

The Odd Couple II

1998 · Oscar Madison

6.1

Out to Sea

1997 · Charlie Gordon

6.6

I'm Not Rappaport

1996 · Nat Moyer

7.0

The Grass Harp

1995 · Judge Charlie Cool

6.6

Grumpier Old Men

1995 · Max Goldman

6.2

I.Q.

1994 · Albert Einstein

6.4

Incident in a Small Town

1994 · Harmon Cobb

5.5

Dennis the Menace

1993 · Mr. George Wilson

7.0

Grumpy Old Men

1993 · Max Goldman

7.9

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

1992 · Narrator (voice)

8.0

JFK

1991 · Senator Long

6.5

Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love

1991 · Clifford Pepperman

7.0

The Incident

1990 · Harmon Cobb

5.7

The Couch Trip

1988 · Donald Becker

7.0

The Little Devil Il piccolo diavolo

1988 · Maurice

6.1

Pirates

1986 · Captain Thomas Bartholomew Red

4.3

Movers & Shakers

1985 · Joe Mulholland

5.8

The Survivors

1983 · Sonny Paluso

6.1

I Ought to Be in Pictures

1982 · Herbert Tucker

6.6

Buddy Buddy

1981 · Trabucco

6.4

First Monday in October

1981 · Dan Snow

7.2

Hopscotch

1980 · Miles Kendig

6.3

Little Miss Marker

1980 · Sorrowful Jones

6.5

Actor

1978 · Boris Thomashevsky

6.0

Casey's Shadow

1978 · Lloyd Bourdelle

6.8

House Calls

1978 · Dr. Charley Nichols

6.2

California Suite

1978 · Marvin Michaels

7.3

The Bad News Bears

1976 · Coach Morris Buttermaker

7.2

The Sunshine Boys

1975 · Willy Clark

7.7

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

1974 · Lt. Zachary Garber

5.8

Earthquake

1974 · Drunk

7.3

The Front Page

1974 · Walter Burns

7.5

Charley Varrick

1973 · Charley Varrick

6.4

The Laughing Policeman

1973 · Sgt. Jake Martin SFPD

7.3

Awake and Sing!

1972 · Moe Axelrod

6.2

Pete 'n' Tillie

1972 · Pete Seltzer

7.4

A New Leaf

1971 · Henry Graham

6.7

Kotch

1971 · Joseph P Kotcher

6.6

Plaza Suite

1971 · Roy Hubley / Jesse Kiplinger / Sam Nash

7.2

Hello, Dolly!

1969 · Horace Vandergelder

7.2

Cactus Flower

1969 · Dr. Julian Winston

7.7

The Odd Couple

1968 · Oscar Madison

5.9

The Secret Life of an American Wife

1968 · The Movie Star

5.4

Candy

1968 · Gen. R.A. Smight

6.7

A Guide for the Married Man

1967 · Paul Manning

7.3

The Fortune Cookie

1966 · William H. "Whiplash Willie" Gingrich

7.4

Mirage

1965 · Ted Caselle

5.9

Ensign Pulver

1964 · Doc

6.3

Goodbye Charlie

1964 · Leo Sartori

8.0

Fail-Safe

1964 · Prof. Groeteschele

8.0

Charade

1963 · Hamilton Bartholemew

5.2

Island of Love

1963 · Tony Dallas

5.8

Who's Got the Action?

1962 · Tony Gagouts

7.7

Lonely Are the Brave

1962 · Sheriff Morey Johnson

7.1

Strangers When We Meet

1960 · Felix Anders

4.8

Gangster Story

1959 · Jack Martin

6.7

Ride a Crooked Trail

1958 · Judge Kyle

6.0

Onionhead

1958 · 'Red' Wildoe

7.0

King Creole

1958 · Maxie Fields

6.9

Voice in the Mirror

1958 · Dr. Leon Karnes

8.2

A Face in the Crowd

1957 · Mel Miller

7.0

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

1957 · Al Dahlke

7.6

Bigger Than Life

1956 · Wally Gibbs

6.4

The Indian Fighter

1955 · Wes Todd

6.3

The Kentuckian

1955 · Stan Bodine

1 titles Acting Directing

4.8

Gangster Story

1959 · Director