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      Jack Palance

      Jack Palance

      Highest Rated: 100% Attack! (1956)

      Lowest Rated: 13% The Silver Chalice (1954)

      Birthday: Feb 18, 1919

      Birthplace: Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania, USA

      Possessing a face seemingly carved out of granite and a voice filled with equal parts gravel and menace, actor Jack Palance was an easy choice to play the heavy, but it was his underutilized intelligence and humor that allowed him to occasionally break free from Hollywood typecasting, with wonderfully unpredictable results. Following an auspicious Broadway debut, the young actor burst onto the screen with deliciously nasty performances in "Panic in the Streets" (1950), "Sudden Fear" (1952) and "Shane" (1953). However, despite having already garnered a pair of Academy Award nominations, Palance soon found himself being pigeon-holed as either a crook or a killer. Well regarded projects like "The Big Knife" (1955) and "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (CBS, 1956) gave audiences a glimpse of Palance's versatility. Seeking out work in Europe, the ex-pat actor took part in such diverse efforts as the cut-rate adventure "Sword of the Conqueror" (1961) and the French New Wave drama "Le Mepris" ("Contempt") (1963). With rewarding film roles becoming sparse, Palance found a modicum of success on television with endeavors such as a chilling adaptation of "Dracula" (CBS, 1974) and as the host of "Ripley's Believe It or Not" (ABC, 1982-86). Palance bookended his expansive résumé with a late-career comeback when he parodied his own villainous persona in the comedy feature "City Slickers" (1991), a performance that won the veteran actor his only Academy Award. Long regarded as the quintessential movie bad guy, Palance had the last laugh when his impromptu, one-handed push-up demonstration during his Oscar acceptance became one of the most iconic and hilarious moments in the televised ceremony's broadcast history.

      Highest rated movies

      Attack!
      Shane
      Panic in the Streets
      Contempt
      Sudden Fear
      The Big Knife
      The Professionals
      City Slickers

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 50% Back When We Were Grownups Paul "Poppy" Davitch (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 62% Prancer Returns Old Man Richards (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 49% Treasure Island Long John Silver (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 72% Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End John Witting (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 33% Marco Polo Beelzebub (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 20% I'll Be Home for Christmas Bob (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 33% Ebenezer Ebenezer Scrooge (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 68% Buffalo Girls Bartle Bone (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics Dr. Jeremy Wheaton (Character) - 1994
      50% 66% The Swan Princess Lord Rothbart (Voice) $9.8M 1994
      15% 31% City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Duke Washburn (Character) $43.4M 1994
      18% 22% Cops and Robbersons Jake Stone (Character) $10.5M 1994
      No Score Yet 20% Cyborg 2 Mercy (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 60% Keep the Change Overstreet (Character) - 1992
      89% 64% City Slickers Curly Washburn (Character) $119.8M 1991
      No Score Yet 18% Solar Crisis Travis (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 12% Outlaw of Gor Xenos (Character) - 1989
      31% 52% Tango & Cash Yves Perret (Character) $61.8M 1989
      76% 84% Batman Boss Carl Grissom (Character) $250.7M 1989
      No Score Yet 6% Gor Xenos (Character) - 1988
      43% 76% Young Guns Lawrence G. Murphy (Character) $43.4M 1988
      81% 88% Bagdad Cafe Rudi Cox (Character) $17.9K 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Haunted Stokes (Character) - 1985
      69% 40% Alone in the Dark Frank Hawkes (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Evil Stalks This House Stokes (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 40% Without Warning Joe Taylor (Character) - 1980
      40% 57% Hawk, the Slayer Voltan (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story Whitey Robinson (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien Warning Joe Taylor (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 0% Angels' Brigade Mike Farrell (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Unknown Powers Unknown (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 14% The Shape of Things to Come Omus (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 29% Cocaine Cowboys Raphael (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sensuous Nurse Mr. Kitch (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 0% One Man Jury Lt. Wade (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 27% Welcome to Blood City Frendlander (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Scarface 'Scarface' Manzari (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 34% God's Gun (A Bullet from God) (Diamante Lobo) Unknown (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Hitman Jim Buck (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 17% Safari Express van Daalen (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 15% Black Cobra Judas Carmichael (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet God's Gun Sam Clayton (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 20% The Cop in Blue Jeans Norman Shelley/Richard J. Russo (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Africa Express Robert Preston/Willaim Hunter (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Adventure William Bates (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 17% The Four Deuces Vic Morono (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 83% The Hatfields and the McCoys Devil Anse Hatfield (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Lt. Alex Bronkov (Character) - 1975
      60% 42% Dracula Dracula (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 10% Craze Neal Mottram (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Godchild Rourke (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 32% Oklahoma Crude Hellman (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 46% It Can Be Done, Amigo Sonny Bronston (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pozo del Odio Hellman (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Imagine Self - 1972
      No Score Yet 57% Chato's Land Capt. Quincey Whitmore (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Jack-Leg Buck Santini (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Short and Happy Life of the Brothers Blue Hillman (Character) - 1971
      30% 57% The Horsemen Tursen (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 41% Deadly Sanctuary Antonin (Character) - 1970
      89% 66% Monte Walsh Chet Rollins (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 87% Companeros John (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The McMasters Kolby (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 19% Che! Fidel Castro (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 0% They Came to Rob Las Vegas Douglas (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 27% The Desperados Parson Josiah Galt (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle of the Commandos Col. Charley MacPherson (Character) - 1969
      80% 76% The Mercenary Ricciolo (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 57% Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 45% Torture Garden Ronald Wyatt (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 33% Kill a Dragon Rick Masters (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spy in the Green Hat Louis Strago (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 52% Alice Through the Looking Glass Jabberwock (Character) - 1966
      90% 81% The Professionals Jesus Raza (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Train to Milan Herr Bauer/Schneider (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 55% Once a Thief Walter Pedak (Character) - 1965
      92% 85% Contempt Jeremy Prokosch (Character) $247.8K 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sword of the Conqueror Alboino (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Warriors Five Jack (Character) - 1962
      89% 67% Barabbas Torvald (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Judgment Matteoni (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barbarians Revak (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mongols Ogatai (Character) - 1960
      40% 60% Battle of Austerlitz General Weirother (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 36% Ten Seconds to Hell Eric Koertner (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond All Limits Jim Gatsby (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Inside Milo March (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 18% The Lonely Man Jacob Wade (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 33% House of Numbers Arnie Judlow/Bill Judlow (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flor de Mayo Unknown (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Requiem for a Heavyweight Harlan "Mountain" McClintock (Character) - 1956
      100% 78% Attack! Lt. Joe Costa, Fox Co. (Character) - 1956
      91% 60% The Big Knife Charles Castle (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 60% I Died a Thousand Times Roy Earle/Roy Collins (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss of Fire El Tigre (Character) - 1955
      13% 17% The Silver Chalice Simon The Magician (Character) - 1954
      43% 33% Sign of the Pagan Attila (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 41% Arrowhead Toriano (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 28% Man in the Attic Slade (Character) - 1953
      97% 81% Shane Jack Wilson (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 38% Second Chance Cappy Gordon (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight to Tangier Gil Walker (Character) - 1953
      92% 84% Sudden Fear Lester Blaine (Character) - 1952
      97% 77% Panic in the Streets Blackie (Character) - 1950
      88% 48% Halls of Montezuma Pigeon Lane (Character) - 1950

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Visions Unknown (Character) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Buffalo Girls Bartle Bone (Character) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Lt. Alex Bronkov (Character) 1975-1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1955 1964 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1968
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lights Out Unknown (Character) 1950