Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992) was an American actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and his Oscar-nominated role in Friendly Persuasion (1956). He made his film debut in The Actress (1953) directed by George Cukor before experiencing success on Broadway with Elia Kazan’s production of Tea and Sympathy (1955). He quickly became one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, working alongside actors such as Henry Fonda (The Tin Star), Sophia Loren (Desire Under the Elms), Shirley MacLaine (The Matchmaker), Audrey Hepburn (Green Mansions), and Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire, and Ava Gardner (On the Beach). He left Hollywood in 1960 and had a successful career in Europe, where he co-starred with Ingrid Bergman (Aimez-vous Brahms?), Melina Mercouri (Phaedra), Brigitte Bardot (Une ravissante idiote), and Romy Schneider, Jeanne Moreau, Elsa Martinelli, and Orson Welles (Le procès). He returned to Hollywood in 1968 with Pretty Poison, which became a cult classic. In the decades that followed, his career continued to flourish alongside personalities like Diana Ross (Mahogany), Jeff Goldblum (Remember My Name), Elizabeth Taylor (Winter Kills), John Candy (Double Negative), and Lauren Bacall (Murder on the Orient Express). In 1973, he co-wrote The Last of Sheila with Stephen Sondheim. During his career, he won a Golden Globe, a Cannes Award, and a David di Donatello Award, and was nominated for two Tony Awards and one ...

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Psycho (1960)

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When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Vera Miles  •  John Gavin  •  Janet Leigh

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Vera Miles  •  John Gavin  •  Janet Leigh

Catch-22 (1970)

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Martin Balsam  •  Richard Benjamin  •  Art Garfunkel

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Martin Balsam  •  Richard Benjamin  •  Art Garfunkel

Double Negative (1980)

Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Bloomfield
CAST:  Michael Sarrazin  •  Susan Clark  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Howard Duff

Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Bloomfield
CAST:  Michael Sarrazin  •  Susan Clark  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Howard Duff

Destroyer (1988)

A prison riot breaks out at the moment of a serial murderer's execution by electrocution, and his fate becomes indeterminate when the prison is shut down. 18 months later, a team of filmmakers converge on the prison to film a women-in-prison exploitation flick, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Kirk
CAST:  Lyle Alzado  •  Deborah Foreman  •  Clayton Rohner  •  Anthony Perkins

A prison riot breaks out at the moment of a serial murderer's execution by electrocution, and his fate becomes indeterminate when the prison is shut down. 18 months later, a team of filmmakers converge on the prison to film a women-in-prison exploitation flick, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Kirk
CAST:  Lyle Alzado  •  Deborah Foreman  •  Clayton Rohner  •  Anthony Perkins

Friendly Persuasion (1956)

The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religious sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern troops pass the area they are in real trouble. Should ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Richard Eyer

The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religious sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern troops pass the area they are in real trouble. Should ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Richard Eyer

North Sea Hijack (1980)

When terrorists take over two oil rigs, and threaten to blow them up if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew V. McLaglen
CAST:  Roger Moore  •  James Mason  •  Anthony Perkins  •  David Hedison

When terrorists take over two oil rigs, and threaten to blow them up if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew V. McLaglen
CAST:  Roger Moore  •  James Mason  •  Anthony Perkins  •  David Hedison

Phaedra (1962)

A retelling of the Greek myth of Phaedra. In modern Greece, Alexis's father, an extremely wealthy shipping magnate, is married to the younger, fiery Phaedra. When Alexis meets his stepmother, sparks fly and the two begin an affair. What will the Fates bring this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Dassin
CAST:  Melina Mercouri  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Raf Vallone  •  Elizabeth Ercy

A retelling of the Greek myth of Phaedra. In modern Greece, Alexis's father, an extremely wealthy shipping magnate, is married to the younger, fiery Phaedra. When Alexis meets his stepmother, sparks fly and the two begin an affair. What will the Fates bring this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Dassin
CAST:  Melina Mercouri  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Raf Vallone  •  Elizabeth Ercy

Psycho II (1983)

After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by 'her' demands and begins to question ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Franklin
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Vera Miles  •  Meg Tilly  •  Robert Loggia

After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by 'her' demands and begins to question ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Franklin
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Vera Miles  •  Meg Tilly  •  Robert Loggia

Psycho III (1986)

Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls 'mother'. One day a nosey journalist comes to see him to ask questions about his past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Perkins
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Diana Scarwid  •  Jeff Fahey  •  Roberta Maxwell

Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls 'mother'. One day a nosey journalist comes to see him to ask questions about his past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Perkins
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Diana Scarwid  •  Jeff Fahey  •  Roberta Maxwell

The Tin Star (1957)

An experienced bounty hunter helps a young sheriff learn the meaning of his badge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Betsy Palmer  •  Michel Ray

An experienced bounty hunter helps a young sheriff learn the meaning of his badge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Betsy Palmer  •  Michel Ray

The Trial (1962)

Josef K wakes up in the morning and finds the police in his room. They tell him that he is on trial but nobody tells him what he is accused of. In order to find out about the reason for this accusation and to protest his innocence, he tries to look behind the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Romy Schneider  •  Orson Welles

Josef K wakes up in the morning and finds the police in his room. They tell him that he is on trial but nobody tells him what he is accused of. In order to find out about the reason for this accusation and to protest his innocence, he tries to look behind the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Romy Schneider  •  Orson Welles

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1969)

Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, the documentary follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement. Rare footage of King's speeches, protests, and arrests ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet  •  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Coretta Scott King  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Ralph Abernathy

Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, the documentary follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement. Rare footage of King's speeches, protests, and arrests ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet  •  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Coretta Scott King  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Ralph Abernathy

The Black Hole (1979)

The explorer craft USS Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the USS Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled by Dr. Hans Reinhardt and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Nelson
CAST:  Maximilian Schell  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Robert Forster  •  Joseph Bottoms

The explorer craft USS Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the USS Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled by Dr. Hans Reinhardt and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Nelson
CAST:  Maximilian Schell  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Robert Forster  •  Joseph Bottoms

Lovin' Molly (1974)

Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Beau Bridges  •  Blythe Danner  •  Edward Binns

Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Beau Bridges  •  Blythe Danner  •  Edward Binns

Mahogany (1975)

Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring a choice between the man she loves or her newfound success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson  •  Berry Gordy
CAST:  Diana Ross  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Marisa Mell

Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring a choice between the man she loves or her newfound success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson  •  Berry Gordy
CAST:  Diana Ross  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Marisa Mell

WUSA (1970)

Rheinhardt, a cynical drifter, gets a job as an announcer for right-wing radio station WUSA in New Orleans. Rheinhardt is content to parrot WUSA's reactionary editorial stance on the air, even if he doesn't agree with it. Rheinhardt finds his cynical detachment ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Laurence Harvey

Rheinhardt, a cynical drifter, gets a job as an announcer for right-wing radio station WUSA in New Orleans. Rheinhardt is content to parrot WUSA's reactionary editorial stance on the air, even if he doesn't agree with it. Rheinhardt finds his cynical detachment ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Laurence Harvey

Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)

Norman Bates recalls his childhood with his abusive mother on a radio show about boys who commit matricide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Henry Thomas  •  Olivia Hussey  •  CCH Pounder

Norman Bates recalls his childhood with his abusive mother on a radio show about boys who commit matricide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Henry Thomas  •  Olivia Hussey  •  CCH Pounder

The Lonely Man (1957)

Aging gunslinger Jacob Wade hopes to settle down with his estranged son, but his old enemies have other plans for him. Gunslinger Jacob Wade finds his long-abandoned son Riley, now a young man who hates his father but has nowhere else to go. Hoping to settle down, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Levin
CAST:  Jack Palance  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Neville Brand  •  Robert Middleton

Aging gunslinger Jacob Wade hopes to settle down with his estranged son, but his old enemies have other plans for him. Gunslinger Jacob Wade finds his long-abandoned son Riley, now a young man who hates his father but has nowhere else to go. Hoping to settle down, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Levin
CAST:  Jack Palance  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Neville Brand  •  Robert Middleton

The Fool Killer (1965)

After the Civil War, a southern boy, aged 12, runs away from his foster home, wanders the countryside, and meets various odd characters along the way, including Milo, a mysterious drifter who may or may not be the vengeful "Fool Killer" of folklore.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Servando González
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Edward Albert  •  Dana Elcar  •  Henry Hull

After the Civil War, a southern boy, aged 12, runs away from his foster home, wanders the countryside, and meets various odd characters along the way, including Milo, a mysterious drifter who may or may not be the vengeful "Fool Killer" of folklore.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Servando González
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Edward Albert  •  Dana Elcar  •  Henry Hull

The Champagne Murders (1967)

A champagne tycoon's partner suspects his partner's gigolo husband of murders he's been framed for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Chabrol
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Maurice Ronet  •  Yvonne Furneaux  •  Suzanne Lloyd

A champagne tycoon's partner suspects his partner's gigolo husband of murders he's been framed for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Chabrol
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Maurice Ronet  •  Yvonne Furneaux  •  Suzanne Lloyd
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