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George Kennedy

FULL NAME George Harris Kennedy, Jr.
BORN 18 February 1925, New York City, NY, USA
ASSOCIATION Actor
NATIONALITY American
HEIGHT 193 cm
REVIEWED ENTRIES 7 (6)
MAX. RATING

MIN. RATING

AVERAGE RATING 3.25

 

ACTOR FILMOGRAPHY (REVIEWED ENTRIES ONLY)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION

RATING

1967 Cool Hand Luke Dragline

1970 Airport Joe Patroni

1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Red Leary

1974 Earthquake Sgt. Lew Slade

1977 Airport '77 Joe Patroni  
1987 Creepshow 2 Ray Spruce  
1988 The Naked Gun Capt. Ed Hocken

1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Capt. Ed Hocken

 

PORTRAIT

Rugged character actor who often played simple-minded, tough-beyond-reason characters who either befriended or opposed the leading man in numerous films during the 1960s and 1970s. He worked his way up through a number of western roles on TV, before his big breakthrough in 1967, when he landed parts as Paul Newman's jovial protector in Cool Hand Luke and as Major Armbruster in The Dirty Dozen. In the 1970s he starred in a number of disaster movies, starting with Airport in 1970, before joining Leslie Nielsen in mocking himself in the Naked Gun series. Has kept doing movies well into his 80s, albeit not as prolific as in his heyday.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

1967

Best Supporting Actor for Cool Hand Luke

 

CHARACTER QUOTES

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