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      Michael Rennie

      Michael Rennie

      Highest Rated: 100% Five Fingers (1952)

      Lowest Rated: 20% Desiree (1954)

      Birthday: Aug 25, 1909

      Birthplace: Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK

      Best known for his role as Klaatu in the sci-fi classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still," actor Michael Rennie's path to Hollywood stardom was a slow, unique one. Beginning as a car salesman and factory manager, Rennie first worked as a stand-in before putting his career on hold to gain acting experience, studying at repertory theaters throughout Britain. Rennie appeared in numerous minor and uncredited roles throughout the early '40s before proving his acting talent working with one of England's favorite actresses, Margaret Lockwood, on two films: the musical "I'll Be Your Sweetheart" and the period drama "The Wicked Lady." Both films were successful in Britain and led Rennie to Hollywood a few years later. Rennie appeared in numerous films, but none of them nearly achieved the impact of his 1951 film, "The Day the Earth Stood Still," which is considered to be a science-fiction classic. Following his role as the peaceful alien ambassador Klaatu, Rennie appeared in an adaptation of the musical "Les Miserables," although it was not as well-received by critics. With offers for starring roles beginning to dwindle, Rennie seamlessly began to work as a supporting actor throughout the 1950s, appearing in the war film "Sailor of the King" and the drama "The Robe." In the late stages of his career Rennie did extensive work on television, most notably appearing on the popular mystery series "The Third Man." Rennie died from emphysema at age 61.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Hotel
      100% Five Fingers
      95% The Day the Earth Stood Still
      86% The 13th Letter
      80% Caesar and Cleopatra
      75% Demetrius and the Gladiators
      57% The Devil's Brigade
      38% The Robe

      Photos

      LES MISERABLES, Michael Rennie, Robert Newton, 1952, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, Harry Lauter (left), Michael Rennie (in space suit), 1951, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. THE WICKED LADY, Michael Rennie, 1945 SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, Michael Rennie, 1955 THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, Gort, Michael Rennie, 1951, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THIRD MAN ON THE MOUNTAIN, James MacArthur, Michael Rennie, 1959 THE 13TH LETTER, Michael Rennie, 1951, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved THE 13TH LETTER, Michael Rennie, 1951. ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright, I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU, Michael Rennie, 1951, TM and copyright ©20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved LES MISERABLES, James Robertson-Justice, Michael Rennie, 1952, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright LES MISERABLES, Michael Rennie, Elsa Lanchester, 1952, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright TEENAGE REBEL, from left, Michael Rennie, Ginger Rogers, 1956, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright LES MISERABLES, Sylvia Sidney, Michael Rennie, Robert Newton, 1952, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, 1951, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. DANGEROUS CROSSING, from left, Michael Rennie, Jeanne Crain, 1953, TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, Michael Rennie, 1951, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. HOTEL, Merle Oberon, Michael Rennie, 1967 PHONE CALL FROM A STRANGER, Shelley Winters, Michael Rennie, 1952, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright TEENAGE REBEL, Ginger Rogers, Michael Rennie, 1956, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, 1951. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved..

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment Terror Dr. Odo Warnoff (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle of the V-1 (Missiles from Hell) Unknown (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 18% Dracula vs. Frankenstein Dr. Odo Warnoff (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Surabaya Conspiracy Harvey Ward (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 25% The Battle of El Alamein General Bernard Law Montgomery (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deadly Game Harvey Ward (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldseekers Harvey Ward (Character) - 1969
      57% 68% The Devil's Brigade Lt. Gen. Mark Clark (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 38% The Power Arthur Nordlund (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Subterfuge Goldsmith (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 47% The Young, the Evil and the Savage Inspector Durand (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Chance George McConnell (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Commando Attack Blynn (Character) - 1967
      100% 43% Hotel Geoffrey (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 50% Cyborg 2087 Garth A7 (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bersaglio mobile Major Worthington Clark (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Moving Target Major Worthington Clark (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 32% Ride Beyond Vengeance Brooks Durham (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 33% Mary, Mary Dirk Winston (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Missile From Hell Stefan (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 21% The Lost World Lord John Roxton (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 72% Third Man on the Mountain Captain John Winter (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Missiles From Hell Stefan Nowak (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 33% Omar Khayyam Hasani Sabah (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 57% Island in the Sun Hilary Carson (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 33% Teenage Rebel Jay Fallon (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 31% The Rains of Ranchipur Lord Albert Esketh (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 50% Seven Cities of Gold Father Junipero Serra (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 61% Soldier of Fortune Inspector Merryweather (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 60% Mambo Enrico Marisoni (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Princess of the Nile Rama Khan (Character) - 1954
      20% 68% Desiree Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte (Character) - 1954
      75% 65% Demetrius and the Gladiators Peter (Character) - 1954
      38% 69% The Robe Peter (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 52% Dangerous Crossing Dr. Paul Manning (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 50% Sailor of the King Lt. Richard Saville (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 43% King of the Khyber Rifles Brig. Gen. J. R. Maitland (Character) - 1953
      100% 90% Five Fingers Colin Travers (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 49% Phone Call From a Stranger Dr. Robert Fortness (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 43% Les Misérables Jean Valjean (Character) - 1952
      95% 87% The Day the Earth Stood Still Klaatu/Carpenter (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Never Forget You Roger Forsyth (Character) - 1951
      86% 33% The 13th Letter Dr. Pearson (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 45% The Black Rose King Edward (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Body Said No! Self - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Madonna Mike Christie (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet White Cradle Inn Rudolph (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Uneasy Terms Slim Callaghan (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Idol of Paris Unknown (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Root of All Evil Charles Mortimer (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 88% Root of All Evil Charles Mortimer (Character) - 1947
      38% 78% The Wicked Lady Kit Locksby (Character) - 1946
      80% 55% Caesar and Cleopatra Quayside Centurion (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Be Your Sweetheart Bob Fielding (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 60% Dangerous Moonlight Kapulski (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tower of Terror Anthony Hale (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ships With Wings Lt Maxwell (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Patient Vanishes Inspector (Character) - 1941

      TV

      Credit
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      72% 78% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1966
      No Score Yet 73% Lost in Space The Keeper (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train John Cameron (Guest Star) 1957 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Michael O'Rourke (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Prof. Edward Lindley (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1962
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Allen Bliss (Character) 1958 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre Unknown (Character) 1958-1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Unknown (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955 1957-1958