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Charles Durning

Charles Durning

Birthdate: February 28, 1923

?From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Charles Durning  (born February 28, 1923) is an American actor. With appearances in over 100 films, Durning's memorable roles include police officers in the Oscar-winning The Sting (1973) and crime drama Dog Day Afternoon (1975), along with the comedies Tootsie and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (both 1982), the latter of which earned him an Academy Award nomination fo... ...detailed bio


The Final Countdown (1980)

In 1980, the USS Nimitz takes on a civilian observer, Warren Lasky (Martin Sheen), at the orders of his reclusive and mysterious employer, Mr. Tideman (who helped design much of the ship), just before it departs Pearl Harbor for a training mission in the Pacific Ocean. Out in the Pacific, the shi...

The Muppet Movie (1979)

The Muppets have gathered in a movie theatre to screen their new biopic The Muppet Movie. As the film-within-the-film opens, Kermit the Frog enjoys a relaxing afternoon in a Florida swamp, singing "Rainbow Connection" and strumming his banjo, when he is approached by an agent named Bernie who enc...

Starting Over (1979)

Phil Potter splits with his wife, Jessica. She wants to begin a singing and songwriting career and she also has been having an affair. Phil moves from New York to Boston, where his brother Mickey and sister-in-law Marva live. Against his wishes, they set up Phil with a blind date, Marilyn Holmber...

North Dallas Forty (1979)

Wide receiver Phil Elliott plays for a 1970s era professional football team based in Dallas, Texas named the North Dallas Bulls, which closely resembles the Dallas Cowboys. The aging Elliott is struggling to stay competitive and relies heavily on painkillers. Elliott and popular quarterback Seth ...

Tilt (1979)

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When a Stranger Calls (1979)

Jill Johnson (Carol Kane) is babysitting the children of Dr. Mandrakis (Carmen Argenziano) at their home. When the children are asleep, Jill receives a telephone call from a man who asks her if she has checked the children. At first, Jill dismisses the telephone calls as a practical joke; however...

The Greek Tycoon (1978)

The film focuses on the courtship and marriage of aging Greek Theo Tomasis, who rose from his humble peasant roots to become an influential mogul who owns oil tankers, airlines, and Mediterranean islands and longs to be elected President of Greece, and considerably younger Liz Cassidy, the beauti...

The Fury (1978)

The plot combines elements of horror and the spy thriller. A teenage girl, Gillian Bellaver (Amy Irving), discovers that she possesses psychic powers, including telekinesis and extra-sensory perception, but that other people suffer bleeding if they touch her. She volunteers to attend the Paragon ...

An Enemy of the People (1978)

A small forest town is trying to promote itself as a place for tourists to come enjoy the therapeutic hot springs and unspoiled nature. Dr. Stockmann, however, makes the inconvenient discovery that the nature around the village is not so unspoiled. In fact, the runoff from the local tanning mill ...

The Choirboys (1977)

The Choirboys is a 1977 American comedy-drama film directed by Robert Aldrich, written by Christopher Knopf and Joseph Wambaugh based on Wambaugh's novel. It features an ensemble cast including Charles Durning, Louis Gossett, Jr., Randy Quaid and James Woods. The film was released to theaters by ...

Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)

After escaping from a military prison, rogue Air Force general Lawrence Dell (Burt Lancaster) and accomplices Powell and Garvas infiltrate an ICBM complex and gain launch control over its nine nuclear missiles. They then make direct contact with the US government (avoiding any media attention) an...

The Hindenburg (1975)

Kathie Rauch from Milwaukee, Wisconsin sends a letter to the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. claiming the Hindenburg zeppelin will explode after flying over New York. In the meantime, Luftwaffe Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott) boards with the intention of protecting the Hindenburg as var...

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

First-time crook Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino), his friend Salvatore "Sal" Naturile (John Cazale), and Stevie (Gary Springer) attempt to rob the fictitious First Brooklyn Savings Bank. The plan immediately goes awry when Stevie loses his nerve shortly after Sal pulls out his gun, and Sonny is forced ...

Breakheart Pass (1975)

In the 1870s, residents of the garrison at the Fort Humboldt Army outpost are supposedly suffering from a diphtheria epidemic. A train is heading towards the fort filled with reinforcements and medical supplies. There are also civilian passengers on the train – Nevada governor Fairchild (Richard ...

The Front Page (1974)

Chicago Examiner reporter Hildebrand "Hildy" Johnson (Jack Lemmon) has just quit his job in order to marry Peggy Grant (Susan Sarandon) and start a new career when, shortly prior to his scheduled execution, convicted revolutionary Earl Williams (Austin Pendleton) escapes from death row in the Coo...

Sisters (1973)

Danielle Breton (Margot Kidder) is a model and would-be actress hired to play a blind-woman on a TV show. She meets a contestant on the show, an advertising salesman named Philip Woode (Lisle Wilson), and the two hit it off. He invites her to dinner. At the restaurant, they are interrupted by Da...

The Sting (1973)

Johnny Hooker, a grifter from Depression-era Joliet, Illinois, cons $11,000 in cash from an unsuspecting victim, with the aid of his partners Luther Coleman and Joe Erie. Buoyed by the windfall, Luther announces his retirement and advises Hooker to seek out an old friend, Henry Gondorff, in Chica...

Deadhead Miles (1972)

The story of a long-distance trucker and his experiences on the road.

Hi, Mom! (1970)

Hi, Mom! (1970) is a black comedy film by Brian De Palma, and is one of Robert De Niro's first movies. De Niro reprises his role of Jon Rubin from Greetings (1968). In this film, Rubin is a fledgling "adult filmmaker" who has an idea to post cameras at his window and video tape his neighbors.