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Walter Matthau

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 32 films, with $1,034,484,064 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,479)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Sen. Russell Long (JFK), Lou Mozell (Hanging Up), Drunk (Earthquake), Oscar Madison (The Odd Couple II), Marvin Michaels (California Suite)
Most productive collaborators: Jim Garrison, Kevin Costner, Oliver Stone, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones

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  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting1$70,405,498$134,994,502$205,400,000
Lead Ensemble Member1$42,913,571$0$42,913,571
Leading1$29,000,000$0$29,000,000
(Unclassified)29$675,340,679$81,829,814$757,170,493

Featured TV on DVD Review: The Odd Couple: The Complete Collection

June 10th, 2015

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple is a TV show based on the award-winning movie of the same name that was based on the award-winning play of the same. The movie starred Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, who are inarguably one of the top ten comedy duos of all time. That sets a really high bar, one that is nearly impossible to match. Does it get there? And is The Complete Series worth picking up? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Hello, Dolly!

April 18th, 2013

Hello, Dolly! was one of the biggest films that came out in 1969, both in terms of box office numbers and Oscar glory. Unfortunately, it was also one of the biggest films in terms of production budget, so it was not a financial success at the time. In fact, it helped kill the major movie musical and nearly killed the studio. Did it fail to live up to expectations because of when it was released? (Not only was the Broadway show still a major hit, movie musicals were waning in popularity.) Or would it have struggled no matter what? Does it work today? More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/18/2000 Hanging Up Lou Mozell  $36,037,909 $15,829,814 $51,867,723
4/10/1998 The Odd Couple II Oscar Madison  $18,912,328 $0 $18,912,328
7/2/1997 Out to Sea Charlie Gordon  $28,985,323 $0 $28,985,323
12/25/1996 I'm Not Rappaport Nat Moyer  $222,525 $0 $222,525
10/11/1996 The Grass Harp Judge Charlie Cool  $493,007 $0 $493,007
12/22/1995 Grumpier Old Men Max Goldman  $71,518,503 $0 $71,518,503
12/25/1994 I.Q. Albert Einstein  $26,265,119 $0 $26,265,119
12/25/1993 Grumpy Old Men Max  $70,172,621 $0 $70,172,621
6/25/1993 Dennis the Menace Mr. Wilson  $51,270,765 $66,000,000 $117,270,765
12/20/1991 JFK Sen. Russell Long  $70,405,498 $134,994,502 $205,400,000
1/15/1988 The Couch Trip Donald Becker  $11,005,304 $0 $11,005,304
5/3/1985 Movers and Shakers Joe Mulholland  $311,321 $0 $311,321
6/22/1983 The Survivors Sonny Paluso  $14,000,000 $0 $14,000,000
3/26/1982 I Ought to be in Pictures Herbert Tucker  $6,968,359 $0 $6,968,359
12/11/1981 Buddy Buddy Trabucco  $5,299,037 $0 $5,299,037
8/21/1981 First Monday in October Justice Dan Snow  $12,000,000 $0 $12,000,000
3/21/1980 Little Miss Marker Sorrowful Jones  $6,321,392 $0 $6,321,392
1/1/1980 Hopscotch Miles Kendig  $13,000,000 $0 $13,000,000
12/15/1978 California Suite Marvin Michaels  $42,913,571 $0 $42,913,571
1/1/1978 House Calls Dr. Charley Nichols  $29,000,000 $0 $29,000,000
1/1/1978 Casey's Shadow Lloyd Bourdelle  $8,000,000 $0 $8,000,000
4/7/1976 The Bad News Bears Coach Morris Buttermaker  $42,349,782 $0 $42,349,782
12/17/1974 The Front Page Walter Burns/Otto Fishbine  $15,000,000 $0 $15,000,000
1/1/1974 Earthquake Drunk  $79,700,000 $0 $79,700,000
12/15/1972 Pete 'n' Tillie Pete Seltzer  $14,999,969 $0 $14,999,969
12/16/1969 Cactus Flower Dr. Julian Winston  $25,889,208 $0 $25,889,208
12/16/1969 Hello, Dolly Horace Vandergelder  $33,208,099 $0 $33,208,099
12/31/1968 Candy General R.A. Smight  $16,408,286 $0 $16,408,286
5/2/1968 The Odd Couple Oscar Madison  $44,527,234 $0 $44,527,234
1/1/1966 The Fortune Cookie Willie Gingrich  $6,000,000 $0 $6,000,000
1/1/1965 Mirage Ted Caselle  $3,000,000 $0 $3,000,000
12/5/1963 Charade Hamilton Bartholomew  $13,474,588 $0 $13,474,588
Movies: 32Totals:$817,659,748$216,824,316$1,034,484,064
  Averages:$25,551,867$6,775,760$32,327,627