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Zero Mostel

Zero Mostel

Highest Rated: 97% Panic in the Streets (1950)

Lowest Rated: 69% The Front (1976)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1915

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

This volatile, stage-trained comic actor made his film debut playing dual roles in "Du Barry Was a Lady" (1943). Mostel's solid, bulky build and heavy-lidded eyes made him a convincing heavy, but his promising film career (e.g., "Panic in the Streets" 1950) was cut short when he was blacklisted following his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951. His fortunes revived in the early 1960s with his maniacally comic Broadway performance in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (1962) and, as Tevye, in "Fiddler on the Roof" (1964). Mostel turned in a landmark screen performance as bamboozling Broadway producer Max Bialystock in Mel Brooks' "The Producers" (1967), and continued making regular film appearances into the late 1970s. One of his most notable later roles was in the Martin Ritt drama, "The Front" (1976), as a man facing the blacklist.

Highest rated movies

97% Panic in the Streets
91% The Producers
89% The Enforcer
83% A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
78% The Hot Rock
69% The Front

Photos

Zero Mostel THE PRODUCERS, Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Andreas Voutsinas, 1968 THE PRODUCERS, Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel, 1968 DU BARRY WAS A LADY, boxer Joe Louis, Zero Mostel, on-set, 1943 DU BARRY WAS A LADY, boxer Joe Louis, Zero Mostel, Lena Horne, clowning around on-set, 1943 DU BARRY WAS A LADY, Zero Mostel, 1943 FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, A, Zero Mostel, 1966 MR. BELVEDERE RINGS THE BELL, Zero Mostel, 1951. ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright, PANIC IN THE STREETS, Zero Mostel, Jack Palance, 1950, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright PANIC IN THE STREETS, Jack Palance, Zero Mostel, 1950. TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. PANIC IN THE STREETS, Zero Mostel, Jack Palance, 1950. TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE PRODUCERS, Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, 1968 THE PRODUCERS, Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel, 1968 THE PRODUCERS, Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, 1968 THE PRODUCERS, Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, 1968 THE GREAT BANK ROBBERY, Zero Mostel, Kim Novak, (far right), 1969 THE GREAT BANK ROBBERY, Zero Mostel, Kim Novak, 1969 A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Jack Gilford, Zero Mostel, 1966 A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Jack Gilford, Zero Mostel, 1966 A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, 1966

Filmography

Movies

Credit
79% 86% Watership Down Kehaar (Voice) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood on Trial Unknown (Character) - 1976
69% 74% The Front Hecky Brown (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Drummer Boy: Book II Brutus (Voice) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foreplay President/Don Pasquale (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Into Fear Kopelkin (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 51% Rhinoceros John (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Upon a Scoundrel Carlos del Refugio (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marco Kublai Khan (Character) - 1973
78% 69% The Hot Rock Abe Greenberg (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 52% The Angel Levine Morris Mishkin (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mastermind Inspector Hoku Ichihara (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 29% The Great Bank Robbery Rev. Pious Blue (Character) - 1969
91% 85% The Producers Max Bialystock (Character) $111.9K 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Catherine Potemkin (Character) - 1968
83% 77% A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Pseudolus (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet World of Sholom Aleichem Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell Emmett (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 25% Sirocco Balukjiaan (Character) - 1951
89% 71% The Enforcer Big Babe Lazick (Character) - 1951
97% 77% Panic in the Streets Raymond Fitch (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 48% Du Barry Was a Lady Rami the Swami/Taliostra (Character) - 1943

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1970