George Kennedy Movies List

George Kennedy
George Kennedy
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Actor George Kennedy Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 72 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 72 movies
Another Happy Day
Another Happy Day ( English )
Artist: Ellen Barkin , Ezra Miller , Kate Bosworth , Demi Moore , George Kennedy
Director: Sam Levinson
Music Director: Ólafur Arnalds
Release date: 18-11-2011
The Man Who Came Back
The Man Who Came Back ( English )
Artist: Eric Braeden , Billy Zane , James Patrick Stuart , George Kennedy , Carol Alt
Director: Glen Pitre
Music Director: Phil Marshall
Release date: 08-02-2008
Sands of Oblivion
Sands of Oblivion ( English )
Artist: Adam Baldwin , Morena Baccarin , George Kennedy , Azie Tesfai , Richard Kind
Director: David Flores
Music Director: Ludek Drizhal
Release date: 28-07-2007
Armed and Deadly: The Making of 'The Dirty Dozen'
Artist: George Kennedy , Ernest Borgnine , Leo Braudy , Alain Silver , Dr. Lawrence H. Suid
Director: Constantine Nasr
Release Year: 2006
Don't Come Knocking
Don't Come Knocking ( English )
Director: Wim Wenders
Music Director: T-Bone Burnett
Release date: 19-05-2005
View from the Top
View from the Top ( English )
Director: Bruno Barreto
Music Director: Theodore Shapiro
Release date: 21-03-2003
Small Soldiers
Small Soldiers ( English )
Director: Joe Dante
Music Director: Jerry Goldsmith , Petra Bach , Thom Brennan , Hilda Hodges , John Roesch , John Pospisil , Julia Evershade , Susan Dudeck
Release date: 10-07-1998
Dallas - War of The Ewings
Release date: 23-04-1998
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
Director: Peter Segal
Music Director: Ira Newborn
Release date: 18-03-1994
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
Director: David Zucker
Music Director: Ira Newborn
Release date: 28-06-1991
Showing 1 to 10 of 72 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 72 movies

George Kennedy Biography

Sandy-haired, tall and burly George Harris Kennedy, Jr. was born in New York City, to Helen A. (Kieselbach), a ballet dancer, and George Harris Kennedy, an orchestra leader and musician. He had German, Irish, and English ancestry. A World War II veteran, Kennedy at one stage in his career cornered the market at playing tough, no-nonsense characters who were either quite crooked or possessed hearts of gold. Kennedy notched up an impressive 200+ appearances in both TV and film, and was well respected within the Hollywood community. He started out in TV westerns in the late 1950s and early 1960s: Have Gun - Will Travel (1957), Rawhide (1959), Maverick (1957), Colt .45 (1957), among others; before scoring minor roles in films including Lonely Are the Brave (1962), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) and The Flight of the Phoenix (1965). The late 1960s was a very busy period for Kennedy, and he was strongly in favor with casting agents, appearing in Hurry Sundown (1967), The Dirty Dozen (1967) and scoring an Oscar win as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Cool Hand Luke (1967). The disaster film boom of the 1970s was kind to Kennedy, too, and his talents were in demand for Airport(1970) and the three subsequent sequels, as a grizzled cop in Earthquake (1974), plus the buddy/road film Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) as vicious bank robber Red Leary. The 1980s saw Kennedy appear in a mishmash of roles, playing various characters; however, Kennedy and Leslie Nielsen surprised everyone with their comedic talents in the hugely successful The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), and the two screen veterans hammed it up again in, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991), plus Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994). Kennedy remained busy in Hollywood and lent his distinctive voice to the animated Cats Don't Dance (1997) and the children's action film Small Soldiers (1998). A Hollywood stalwart for nearly 50 years, he is one of the most enjoyable actors to watch on screen. His last role was in the film The Gambler (2014), as Mark Wahlberg's character's grandfather. George Kennedy died on February 28, 2016 in Middleton, Idaho.

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