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Cort in 2008
Walter Edward Cox
March 29, 1948
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Walter Edward Cox (born March 29, 1948), known professionally as Bud Cort, is an American actor and comedian, known for his portrayals of Harold in Hal Ashby's film Harold and Maude (1971) and the eponymous hero in Robert Altman's film Brewster McCloud (1970).
William Hal Ashby was an American film director and editor associated with the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking.
Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic black comedy drama directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama. The plot revolves around the exploits of a young man named Harold Chasen who is intrigued with death. Harold drifts away from the life that his detached mother prescribes for him, and slowly develops a strong friendship, and eventually a romantic relationship, with a 79-year-old woman named Maude who teaches Harold about living life to its fullest and that life is the most precious gift of all.
Robert Bernard Altman was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, Altman was considered a "maverick" in making films with a highly naturalistic but stylized and satirical aesthetic, unlike most Hollywood films. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in American cinema.
Cort was born in New Rochelle, New York, and grew up in Rye, New York. His father, Joseph Parker Cox, was a bandleader and pianist, as well as a World War II veteran and merchant. His mother, Alma Mary (née Court), was a reporter and a merchant, who also worked in MGM studios. Cort has four siblings—three younger sisters and one older brother. His parents ran a clothing business in downtown Rye from the 1950s until the mid-1980s.
New Rochelle is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States, in the southeastern portion of the state.
World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. The major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease, and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs. One of the world's oldest film studios, MGM's headquarters are located at 245 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, California.
Cort was discovered in a revue by director Robert Altman, who subsequently cast him in two of his movies, MASH and Brewster McCloud , in which he played the title role. Cort next went on to his best-known role as the suicide-obsessed Harold, in Harold and Maude . Though the film was not particularly successful at the time of its release, it later gained international cult status and now is acclaimed as an American film classic.
MASH is a 1970 American black comedy war film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner Jr., based on Richard Hooker's novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The picture is the only theatrically released feature film in the M*A*S*H franchise, and it became one of the biggest films of the early 1970s for 20th Century Fox.
Brewster McCloud is a 1970 American experimental comedy film directed by Robert Altman. It concerns a young recluse who lives in a fallout shelter of the Houston Astrodome, where he is building a pair of wings so he can fly. He is helped by his comely and enigmatic "fairy godmother", played by Sally Kellerman, as he becomes a suspect in a series of murders. The film was shot on location in Houston, Texas. During the opening credits, shots of the downtown Houston skyline zoom toward the Houston Astrodome and Astrohall, with the emerging Texas Medical Center in the background. It was the first film shot inside the Astrodome.
In 1979, Cort nearly died in a car accident on the Hollywood Freeway where he collided with an abandoned car blocking a lane into which he was turning. He broke an arm and a leg and sustained a concussion and a fractured skull. His face was severely lacerated and his lower lip nearly severed. Years of plastic surgery, substantial hospital bills, a lost court case, and the disruption of his career ensued.
The Hollywood Freeway is one of the principal freeways of Los Angeles, California and one of the busiest in the United States. It is the principal route through the Cahuenga Pass, the primary shortcut between the Los Angeles Basin and the San Fernando Valley. It is considered one of the most important freeways in the history of Los Angeles and instrumental in the development of the San Fernando Valley. It is the second oldest freeway in Los Angeles. From its southern end at the Four Level Interchange to its intersection with the Ventura Freeway in the southeastern San Fernando Valley, it is signed as part of U.S. Route 101. It is then signed as State Route 170 north to its terminus at the Golden State Freeway.
Cort has since appeared in a number of film, stage and TV roles: Endgame , He Who Gets Slapped , Sledge Hammer! , The Chocolate War , The Big Empty , Theodore Rex , Dogma , But I'm A Cheerleader , Pollock , The Twilight Zone , The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou . Cort lent his voice to Edgar the computer in the movie Electric Dreams .
Endgame, by Samuel Beckett, is a one-act play with four characters. It was originally written in French ; Beckett himself translated it into English. The play was first performed in a French-language production at the Royal Court Theatre in London, opening on 3 April 1957. The follow-up to Waiting for Godot, it is commonly considered to be among Beckett's best works.
He Who Gets Slapped is a 1924 American silent film starring Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, and John Gilbert, and directed by Victor Sjöström. The film is based on the Russian play Тот, кто получает пощёчины by playwright Leonid Andreyev, which was published in 1914 and in English, as He Who Gets Slapped, in 1922. The Russian original was made into a Russian movie in 1916.
Sledge Hammer! is an American satirical police sitcom produced by New World Television that ran for two seasons on ABC from 1986 to 1988. The series was created by Alan Spencer and stars David Rasche as Inspector Sledge Hammer, a caricature of the standard "cop on the edge" character.
Cort voiced Toyman, a Superman villain, over the course of various DCAU series including Superman: The Animated Series , Static Shock , and Justice League Unlimited , as well as the character Josiah Wormwood in an episode of the earlier DCAU production Batman: The Animated Series .
The Toyman is the name of three fictional supervillains and one adolescent superhero appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, mostly as an adversary for Superman.
Superman is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, and first appeared in Action Comics #1, published on April 18, 1938.
Superman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics's flagship character, Superman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on Kids' WB from September 6, 1996 to February 12, 2000. The series was the first of several followups of the acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, and was equally praised for its thematic complexity, quality animation, maturity and modernization of its title character.
On the November 8, 2007, episode of Ugly Betty , Cort made a guest appearance as the priest officiating at Wilhelmina Slater's ill-fated wedding. In 2010, he guest-starred on Criminal Minds in the episode "Mosley Lane". Cort played an elderly pedophile Roger Roycewood, who along with his wife, kidnapped and killed young children. In 2012, he appeared as the artist "Gleeko" in the episode "Exit Wound the Gift Shop" in the second season of Eagleheart .
Cort's voice can be heard as The King in the English-language version of The Little Prince (2015). The film premiered out of competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festivaland won the César Award for Best Animated Film in February 2016. It was made available to U.S. audiences through Netflix in 2016.
|1967||Up the Down Staircase||Student||Uncredited|
|1970||MASH||Pvt. Lorenzo Boone|
|The Strawberry Statement||Elliot—Coxswain|
|The Traveling Executioner||Jimmy Croft|
|Brewster McCloud||Brewster McCloud||Nominated—Laurel Award for Male Star of Tomorrow|
|Harold and Maude||Harold Parker Chasen||Nominated—BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer |
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
|1973||Columbo||Milt (the police photographer)||Episode: "Double Exposure"; uncredited|
|1975||Hallucination Strip||Massimo Monaldi|
|1976||Bernice Bobs Her Hair||Warren (cousin Marjorie's boyfriend who befriends Bernice)||PBS TV movie short production of an F. Scott Fitzgerald story|
|1977||Why Shoot the Teacher?||Max Brown|
|1978||Son of Hitler||Willi Hitler|
|1980||Brave New World||Bernard Marx|
|1981||She Dances Alone||Director|
|1984||The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud||Sigmund Freud|
|Love Letters||Danny De Fronso|
|Electric Dreams||Edgar, the Computer||Voice|
|Invaders from Mars||Mark Weinstein|
|1987||Bates Motel||Alex West|
|1988||Love at Stake||Parson Babcock|
|The Chocolate War||Brother Jacques|
|1989||Out of the Dark||Doug Stringer|
|Brain Dead||Jack Halsey|
|1991||Ted & Venus||Ted Whitley|
|1992||Batman:The Animated Series||Josiah Wormwood||Voice|
|1995||Girl in the Cadillac||Bud|
|The Mask: The Animated Series||Fritz Drizzle/The Tempest||Voice|
|Heat||Solenko, Restaurant Manager||Uncredited|
|Superman: the Animated Series||Toyman||Voice|
|1998||I Woke Up Early the Day I Died||Shopkeeper||(as Lord Heinrich "Binky" Alcoa III)|
|Sweet Jane||Dr. Geiler|
|1999||Dogma||John Doe Jersey (aka God)|
|But I'm a Cheerleader||Peter Bloomfield|
|2000||South of Heaven, West of Hell||Agent Otts|
|The Million Dollar Hotel||Shorty|
|2001||Made||Bernardo, Gay House Owner||Uncredited|
|2003||The Big Empty||Neely|
|2004||The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou||Bill Ubell||Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast|
|2007||The Number 23||Dr. Sirius Leary||Uncredited|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Roger Roycewood|
|2014||Dream Corps LLC||Carl Kwartz|
|2015||The Little Prince||The King||Voice|
Matthew George Frewer is a Canadian - US actor, singer, voice artist and comedian. Acting since 1983, he is best known for portraying the 1980s icon Max Headroom and Doctor Leekie in the Canadian science fiction drama Orphan Black (2013–2017).
Charles Henry Selick is an American stop motion director, producer, and writer who is best known for directing the stop-motion animation films The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), James and the Giant Peach (1996), and Coraline (2009). He studied at the Program in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts, under the guidance of Jules Engel.
Kevin Conroy is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his voice role as the DC Comics character Batman on the 1990s Warner Bros. television show Batman: The Animated Series, as well as various other TV series and feature films in the DC animated universe. Due to the popularity of his performance as Batman, Conroy went on to voice the character for multiple films under the DC Universe Animated Original Movies banner and the acclaimed Batman: Arkham video games.
Kenneth Mars was an American actor and voice actor, who specialized in comedic roles. He had roles in two Mel Brooks films: as the Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind in The Producers (1968) and Police Inspector Hans Wilhelm Friedrich Kemp in Young Frankenstein (1974).
Clarence John "Clancy" Brown III is an American actor and voice actor known for his roles as the Kurgan in the fantasy film Highlander (1986), Byron Hadley in the prison drama The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Charles Zim in the sci-fi film Starship Troopers (1997) and Brother Justin Crowe in the HBO series Carnivàle (2003–2005). He has provided voice acting to roles as Mr. Krabs in SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–present), Lex Luthor in various media, Doctor Neo Cortex in the Crash Bandicoot series (1997–2003), Surtur in Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Lt. Hank Anderson in Detroit: Become Human (2018).
Shelley Alexis Duvall is an American former actress, producer, writer and singer. Over the duration of her career, Duvall garnered critical acclaim for her portrayals of various eccentric characters.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed, co-written, and co-produced by Wes Anderson. It is Anderson's fourth feature-length film and was released in the United States on December 25, 2004. It was written by Anderson and Noah Baumbach and was filmed in and around Naples, Ponza, and the Italian Riviera.
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Lennie Weinrib, also known as Lenny Weinrib, Leonard Weinrib, and Len Weinrib, was an American actor, voice actor, comedian and writer. He is best known for playing the title role in the children's television show H.R. Pufnstuf, Grimace in McDonaldland Commercials, the title role in Inch High, Private Eye, the original voice of Scrappy-Doo on Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, Hunk and Prince Lotor on Voltron, and Bigmouth on The Smurfs. He also was the voice for Timer in the "Time for Timer" ABC public service announcements in the early 1970s.
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