Karl Malden

Karl Malden

  • Born on
    • March 22nd, 1912
  • Died on
    • July 1st, 2009
Karl Malden (born Mladen George Sekulovich; Serbian Cyrillic: Младен Секуловић; March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009) was an Serbian-American actor. He was primarily a character actor who for more than 60 years brought an intelligent intensity and a homespun authenticity to roles in theater, film and television, especially in such classic films as A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) — for which he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor — On the Waterfront (1954), Pollyanna (1960), and One-Eyed Jacks (1961). Malden also played in high-profile Hollywood films such as Baby Doll (1956), The Hanging Tree (1959), How the West Was Won (1962), Gypsy (1962) and Patton (1970). From 1972 to 1977, he portrayed Lt. Mike Stone in the prime time television crime drama The Streets of San Francisco. He was later the spokesman for American Express. Malden was President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1989 to 1992.

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Acting (48 Credits)

1987Nuts as Arthur Kirk
1984Fatal Vision as Freddy Kassab
1983The Sting II as Gus Macalinski
1981Miracle on Ice as Herb Brooks
1979Meteor as Harry Sherwood, NASA
1979Beyond the Poseidon Adventure as Wilbur Hubbard
1972The Streets of San Francisco as Mike Stone
1971Wild Rovers as Walter Buckman
1971The Cat o' Nine Tails as Franco Arnò
1970Patton as Gen. Omar N. Bradley
1968Hot Millions as Carlton J. Klemper
1968Blue as Doc Morton
1967The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin as Judge Higgins
1967Hotel as Keycase Milne
1967Billion Dollar Brain as Leo Newbigen
1966Nevada Smith as Tom Fitch
1966Murderers' Row as Julian Wall
1965The Cincinnati Kid as Shooter
1964Dead Ringer as Sergeant Jim Hobbson
1964Cheyenne Autumn as Captain Wessels
1963Come Fly with Me as Walter Lucas
1962Birdman of Alcatraz as Harvey Shoemaker
1962Gypsy as Herbie Sommers
1962All Fall Down as Ralph Willart
1962How the West Was Won as Zebulon Prescott
1961One-Eyed Jacks as Sheriff Dad Longworth
1961Parrish as Judd Raike
1960The Great Impostor as Father Devlin
1960Pollyanna as Reverend Paul Ford
1959The Hanging Tree as Frenchy Plante
1957Bombers B-52 as MSgt. Chuck V. Brennan
1957Fear Strikes Out as John Piersall
1957Time Limit as Prisoner (uncredited)
1956Baby Doll as Archie Lee Meighan
1954Phantom of the Rue Morgue as Dr. Marais
1954On the Waterfront as Father Barry
1953Take the High Ground! as Sgt. Laverne Holt
1953I Confess as Inspector Larrue
1952Ruby Gentry as Jim Gentry
1952Diplomatic Courier as Sgt. Ernie Guelvada
1952The Sellout as Capt. Buck Maxwell
1951A Streetcar Named Desire as Harold Mitchell
1951Halls of Montezuma as C.E. "Doc" Jones
1950The Gunfighter as Mac
1950Where the Sidewalk Ends as Det. Lt. Thomas
1947Kiss of Death as Sgt. William Cullen
1947Boomerang! as Det. Lt. White (uncredited)
194613 Rue Madeleine as Jump Master (uncredited)

Director (1 Credits)



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