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Sterling Hayden

Sterling Hayden

Birthdate: March 26, 1916

Deathdate: May 23, 1986

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sterling Hayden (March 26, 1916 – May 23, 1986) was an American actor and author. For most of his career as a leading man, he specialized in westerns and film noir, such as Johnny Guitar, The Asphalt Jungle and The Killing. Later on he became noted as a character actor for such roles as Gen. Jack D. Ripper in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bo... ...detailed bio


Venom (1981)

A maid (Susan George), a psychotic chauffer (Oliver Reed) and an international terrorist (Klaus Kinski) attempt to kidnap a wealthy ten-year-old boy from his elegant London townhouse. However, a Black Mamba is loose in the house and upsets their plans.

Gas (1981)

A small Midwestern town is thrown into chaos when the local oil tycoon (Sterling Hayden) orchestrates a phony oil shortage in order to increase profits. A news reporter (Susan Anspach) tries to uncover the plot, and a radio DJ in a helicopter (Donald Sutherland) reports on the craziness caused by...

Cipolla Colt (1980)

Cipolla Colt (also known as The Smell of Onion and Cry, Onion!) is a 1975 comedy western film directed by Enzo G. Castellari. It is openly comic and parodic.

9 to 5 (1980)

Judy Bernly (Jane Fonda) is forced to find work after her husband, Dick (Lawrence Pressman), squanders their savings, loses his job and runs off with his secretary. Judy finds employment as a secretary at Consolidated Companies, a very large corporation. The senior office supervisor is the feisty...

The Outsider (1980)

Michael Flaherty (Craig Wasson), an American Vietnam veteran of Irish descent, returns to Belfast to join the cause of his grandfather, Seamus (Sterling Hayden). Soon he finds that he is not as welcomed in his home country as he imagined he would be. Even worse, he's the target of an IRA assassin...

Winter Kills (1979)

Winter Kills is a 1979 film based on the novel by Richard Condon. Its cast includes Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Richard Boone, Toshir? Mifune, Sterling Hayden, Dorothy Malone, Ralph Meeker, Elizabeth Taylor, Berry Berenson and Susan Walden. Most of the film was lensed...

King of the Gypsies (1978)

King of the Gypsies deals with the criminal ways and violent lives of a group of modern-day Gypsies based in New York City. Whilst on his deathbed their "king", Zharko Stepanowicz (Sterling Hayden), passes his position of leadership on to his unwilling grandson, Dave (Eric Roberts). In spite of D...

1900 (1976)

Born the same day at the start of the 20th century, 27 January 1901, Alfredo Berlinghieri and Olmo Dalcò come from opposite ends of the social spectrum. Alfredo is from a family of landowners led by his abusive but populist grandfather (also called Alfredo), while Olmo is an illegitimate peasant....

Deadly Strangers (1976)

A lunatic is on the loose as a salesman. Steven Slade (Simon Ward) picks up a young lady, Belle Adams, (Hayley Mills) in a blue Austin Maxi car after she is nearly raped by a lorry driver. Adams wishes to catch a train at a nearby station and Slade in wishing to take her there (really wishing to ...

The Final Programme (1973)

The story starts with the funeral of Jerry Cornelius's father, a Nobel-prize-winning scientist who has developed the "Final Programme"—a design for a perfect, self-replicating human being. A group of scientists including Dr. Smiles and the formidable Miss Brunner (who consumes her lovers) try to ...

The Long Goodbye (1973)

Late one night, private investigator Philip Marlowe is visited by his close friend, Terry Lennox, who asks for a lift from Los Angeles to the California–Mexico border at Tijuana. He obliges. On returning home, Marlowe is met by two police department detectives, who accuse Lennox of having murdere...

The Godfather (1972)

On the day of his only daughter's wedding, Vito Corleone hears requests in his role as the Godfather, the Don of a New York crime family. Vito's youngest son, Michael, in a Marine Corps uniform, introduces his girlfriend, Kay Adams, to his family at the sprawling reception. Vito's godson Johnny F...

Loving (1970)

Brooks Wilson (George Segal) is a busy man, juggling his work as a commercial artist with a marriage to Selma (Eva Marie Saint) and two young children. He also has a girlfriend on the side named Grace (Janis Young) who wants him to commit to her, but he cannot do this. Brooks is trying very hard...

Hard Contract (1969)

CIA assassin John Cunningham, a cold-blooded killer with nerves of steel and no conscience, kills a man on election day, votes in the local election and spends the rest of the afternoon with Ellen, a prostitute. The next day, Cunningham goes to see James Ramsey, his mobilizer, a CIA man whose cov...

A Carol for Another Christmas (1964)

Carol for Another Christmas is a 1964 American television movie, scripted by Rod Serling as a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and a plea for global cooperation between nations, was telecast only once—December 28, 1964. The only TV movie ever directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, t...

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

United States Air Force Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) is commander of Burpelson Air Force Base, which houses the SAC 843rd Bomb Group equipped with B-52 bombers. The 843rd is currently on airborne alert, in flight just hours from the Soviet border. Ripper orders his execut...

Terror in a Texas Town (1958)


Zero Hour! (1957)

During the closing days of World War II, six members of pilot Ted Stryker's squadron are killed due to a command decision made by him. Years later, in civilian life in Ottawa, Canada, a guilt-stricken Stryker goes through many jobs and his marriage is in trouble. Stryker finds a note at home: His...

Crime of Passion (1957)

Kathy Ferguson (Stanwyck) is a San Francisco newspaper advice columnist. One day, Bill Doyle (Hayden), a Los Angeles police detective, and his partner Charlie Alidos (Royal Dano) travel to "Frisco" to arrest a fugitive wanted for murder. He meets Kathy and they fall in love. Kathy had been offere...

Valerie (1957)

Rancher John Garth is arrested for critically wounding his wife Valerie and killing her parents. During the trial, we flashback to the lead up to the incident.