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      Cornel Wilde

      Cornel Wilde

      Highest Rated: 93% The Big Combo (1955)

      Lowest Rated: 18% Forever Amber (1947)

      Birthday: Oct 13, 1912

      Birthplace: Prievidza, Hungary

      Handsome leading men were hardly in short supply in Hollywood during the 1940s, but Cornel Wilde was a unique specimen. Fluent in several languages and good with accents, he was also highly athletic and often emphasized physicality in his performances. As a former member of the U.S. fencing team, he was able to utilize skills that made him a desirable lead for period swashbucklers, a la Errol Flynn. It also did not hurt that he was an effective dramatic performer and proved it when he earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for "A Song to Remember" (1945) early on in his career. He also did laudable work in successful productions like "Leave Her to Heaven" (1945), "Forever Amber" (1947), and "Road House" (1948) during his tenure at 20th Century Fox. Wilde also carved out a successful second career behind the camera as a producer, director and sometime screenwriter. His later credits in this vein included such graphic, groundbreaking films as the jungle adventure "The Naked Prey" (1966), the Vietnam drama "Beach Red" (1967), and the post-apocalyptic thriller "No Blade of Grass" (1970). An intelligent and able performer, Wilde was a solid actor and also an unfairly overlooked directorial talent of that era.

      Highest rated movies

      93% The Big Combo
      92% High Sierra
      86% The Naked Prey
      86% Hot Blood
      86% Road House
      85% Leave Her to Heaven
      82% Shockproof
      67% The Comic

      Photos

      CONSTANTINE AND THE CROSS, Cornel Wilde, 1962 IT HAD TO BE YOU, Cornel Wilde, 1947 HOT BLOOD, from left: Jane Russell, Cornel Wilde, 1956, hotblood-fsc06, Photo by: (hotblood-fsc06) WINTERTIME, Cornel Wilde, 1943, TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE WALLS OF JERICHO, Cornel Wilde, 1948, ©20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, TM & Copyright BEACH RED, Cornel Wilde, 1967 TREASURE OF THE GOLDEN CONDOR, from left, Cornel Wilde, Constance Smith, 1953, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, Cornel Wilde, Evelyn Keyes, Phil Silvers, 1945 A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, Cornel Wilde, Adele Jergens, 1945 A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, Cornel Wilde, Evelyn Keyes, Adele Jergens, 1945 IT HAD TO BE YOU, Cornel Wilde, working out on-set, 1947 BEACH RED, Cornel Wilde, 1967 WOMAN'S WORLD, from left: Clifton Webb, Arlene Dahl, Van Heflin, Fred MacMurray (rear), Lauren Bacall, Cornel Wilde (rear), June Allyson, 1954, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. THE WALLS OF JERICHO, Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, 1948, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright THE WALLS OF JERICHO, Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, 1948, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright THE PERFECT SNOB, Cornel Wilde, 1941, TM and ©20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved THE PERFECT SNOB, Cornel Wilde, 1941, TM and ©20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, James Stewart, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, 1952 TREASURE OF THE GOLDEN CONDOR, Constance Smith, Finley Currie, Cornel Wilde, 1953 THE HOMESTRETCH, Cornel Wilde, Helen Walker, 1947, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 42% The Fifth Musketeer D'Artagnan (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 9% The Norseman Ragnar (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 43% Sharks' Treasure Jim Carnahan (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1975
      33% 41% Gargoyles Dr. Mercer Boley (Character) - 1972
      29% 42% No Blade of Grass Director - 1970
      67% 57% The Comic Frank Powers (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 37% Beach Red Capt. MacDonald/Narrator (Character),
      Director,
      Producer
      - 1967
      86% 79% The Naked Prey The Man (Character),
      Director,
      Producer
      - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Doesn't Anyone Know Who I Am? George Press (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 38% Sword of Lancelot Sir Lancelot (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1963
      No Score Yet 45% Constantine and the Cross Constantine (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Costantino il grande Constantine (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 62% Edge of Eternity Les Martin (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maracaibo Vic Scott (Character),
      Director
      - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Mombasa Matt Campbell (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 33% Omar Khayyam Omar Khayyam (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Hairpin Nick Jargin (Character),
      Director
      - 1957
      No Score Yet 54% Storm Fear Charlie (Character),
      Director
      - 1956
      86% 43% Hot Blood Stephano Torino (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Star of India Unknown (Character) - 1956
      93% 79% The Big Combo Police Lt. Leonard Diamond (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 40% The Scarlet Coat Maj. John Boulton (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 64% A Woman's World Bill Baxter (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 50% Passion Juan Obregon (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Saadia Si Lahssen (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure of the Golden Condor Jean-Paul (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet California Conquest Don Arturo Bordega (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Secret Peter Forrester (Character) - 1952
      50% 53% The Greatest Show on Earth The Great Sebastien (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 60% At Sword's Point D'Artagnan Jr. (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 22% Two Flags West Capt. Mark Bradford (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Days Leave Stanley Robin (Character) - 1950
      82% 49% Shockproof Griff Marat (Character) - 1949
      86% 70% Road House Pete Morgan (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 60% The Walls of Jericho Dave Connors (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Homestretch Jock Wallace (Character) - 1947
      18% 52% Forever Amber Bruce Carlton (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 67% It Had to Be You George McKesson/Johnny Blaine (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 0% The Bandit of Sherwood Forest Robert of Nottingham (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Centennial Summer Philippe Lascalles (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 53% A Song to Remember Frédéric Chopin (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 46% A Thousand and One Nights Aladdin (Character) - 1945
      85% 85% Leave Her to Heaven Richard Harland (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wintertime Freddy Austin (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Manila Calling Jeff Bailey (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Begins at 8:30 Robert Carter (Character) - 1942
      92% 78% High Sierra Louis Mendoza (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kisses for Breakfast Chet Oakley (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 44% Knockout Tom "Tommy" Rossi (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Snob Mike Lord (Character) - 1941

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Duncan Barnett (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1958
      No Score Yet 97% I Love Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1955