Ned Beatty

Ned Thomas Beatty (July 6, 1937 – June 13, 2021) was an American actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and won a Drama Desk Award. These nominations stemmed from his performances in films and TV series like Network (1976), Friendly Fire (1979), Last Train Home (1990), Hear My Song (1991) and the adaptation movie "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (2004). He had great commercial success in memorable roles such as the executive Bobby Trippe in Deliverance (1972), Tennessee lawyer Delbert Reese in Nashville (1975), general attorney Dardis in All the President's Men (1976), the priest Edwards in Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), Lex Luthor's henchman Otis in Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980), Bates' right hand man Sydney Morehouse in The Toy (1982), twice characters Borisov and Pavel Petrovic in The Fourth Protocol (1987), TV presenter Ernest Weller in Repossessed (1990), Rudy Ruettiger's father in Rudy (1993), detective McNair in Just Cause (1995), Ray and Claude's warden/employer Dexter Wilkins in Life (1999), the simple sheriff in Where the Red Fern Grows (2003), the corrupt Senator Charles F. Meachum in Shooter (2007), United States Congressman Doc Long in Charlie Wilson's War (2007) and the voice of antagonist Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear in Toy Story 3 (2010). Description above from the Wikipedia article Ned Beatty, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Network (1976)

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When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. Network executives rethink their decision when his fanatical tirade results in a spike in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Faye Dunaway  •  William Holden  •  Peter Finch  •  Robert Duvall

When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. Network executives rethink their decision when his fanatical tirade results in a spike in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Faye Dunaway  •  William Holden  •  Peter Finch  •  Robert Duvall

Rango (2011)

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When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Isla Fisher  •  Ned Beatty  •  Bill Nighy

When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Isla Fisher  •  Ned Beatty  •  Bill Nighy

1941 (1979)

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Ned Beatty  •  John Belushi  •  Lorraine Gary

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Ned Beatty  •  John Belushi  •  Lorraine Gary

All the President's Men (1976)

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During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Richard Nixon to resign from his post.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Robert Redford  •  Jack Warden  •  Martin Balsam

During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Richard Nixon to resign from his post.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Robert Redford  •  Jack Warden  •  Martin Balsam

Back to School (1986)

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Self-made millionaire Thornton Melon decides to get a better education and enrolls at his son Jason's college. While Jason tries to fit in with his fellow students, Thornton struggles to gain his son's respect, giving way to hilarious antics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Metter
CAST:  Rodney Dangerfield  •  Keith Gordon  •  Burt Young  •  Robert Downey Jr.

Self-made millionaire Thornton Melon decides to get a better education and enrolls at his son Jason's college. While Jason tries to fit in with his fellow students, Thornton struggles to gain his son's respect, giving way to hilarious antics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Metter
CAST:  Rodney Dangerfield  •  Keith Gordon  •  Burt Young  •  Robert Downey Jr.

Chattahoochee (1989)

In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Frances McDormand  •  M. Emmet Walsh

In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Frances McDormand  •  M. Emmet Walsh

Deliverance (1972)

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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Ned Beatty  •  Ronny Cox

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Ned Beatty  •  Ronny Cox

Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator and a hypnotic research specialist free her from its grasp?  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Linda Blair  •  Richard Burton  •  Louise Fletcher  •  Max von Sydow

Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator and a hypnotic research specialist free her from its grasp?  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Linda Blair  •  Richard Burton  •  Louise Fletcher  •  Max von Sydow

Gator (1976)

After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky moves in with his father in a cabin in the Okefenokee Swamp. His bootlegging plans are cut short, however, when a federal agent tells McKlusky that he will lose custody of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Reynolds
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Jack Weston  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Jerry Reed

After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky moves in with his father in a cabin in the Okefenokee Swamp. His bootlegging plans are cut short, however, when a federal agent tells McKlusky that he will lose custody of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Reynolds
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Jack Weston  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Jerry Reed

He Got Game (1998)

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Ray Allen  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Rosario Dawson

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Ray Allen  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Rosario Dawson

Hopscotch (1980)

When CIA operative Miles Kendig deliberately lets KGB agent Yaskov get away, his boss threatens to retire him. Kendig beats him to it, however, destroying his own records and traveling to Austria where he begins work on a memoir that will expose all his former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Sam Waterston  •  Herbert Lom  •  Ned Beatty

When CIA operative Miles Kendig deliberately lets KGB agent Yaskov get away, his boss threatens to retire him. Kendig beats him to it, however, destroying his own records and traveling to Austria where he begins work on a memoir that will expose all his former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald Neame
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Sam Waterston  •  Herbert Lom  •  Ned Beatty

Life (1999)

Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Obba Babatundé  •  Nick Cassavetes

Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Obba Babatundé  •  Nick Cassavetes

Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006)

The history of the comic book superhero, Superman, in his various media incarnations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Richard Donner  •  Bryan Singer  •  Stan Lee

The history of the comic book superhero, Superman, in his various media incarnations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Richard Donner  •  Bryan Singer  •  Stan Lee

Mikey and Nicky (1976)

In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elaine May
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  John Cassavetes  •  Ned Beatty  •  Rose Arrick

In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elaine May
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  John Cassavetes  •  Ned Beatty  •  Rose Arrick

Nashville (1975)

The intersecting stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress— connect to the music business in Nashville, Tennessee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  David Arkin  •  Barbara Baxley  •  Ned Beatty  •  Karen Black

The intersecting stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress— connect to the music business in Nashville, Tennessee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  David Arkin  •  Barbara Baxley  •  Ned Beatty  •  Karen Black

Radioland Murders (1994)

In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and a soon-to-be ex-husband who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Brian Benben  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Ned Beatty  •  George Burns

In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and a soon-to-be ex-husband who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Brian Benben  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Ned Beatty  •  George Burns

Repossessed (1990)

It's been some time since Father Jebedaiah Mayii exorcised the Devil from little Nancy Aglet, who is now grown up with a husband and two children of her own. But the prince of darkness wants to go a second round and has returned to repossess her! With Father Mayii ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Logan
CAST:  Linda Blair  •  Ned Beatty  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Anthony Starke

It's been some time since Father Jebedaiah Mayii exorcised the Devil from little Nancy Aglet, who is now grown up with a husband and two children of her own. But the prince of darkness wants to go a second round and has returned to repossess her! With Father Mayii ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Logan
CAST:  Linda Blair  •  Ned Beatty  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Anthony Starke

Silver Streak (1976)

A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes is to get the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Richard Pryor  •  Patrick McGoohan

A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes is to get the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Richard Pryor  •  Patrick McGoohan

Superman (1978)

Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Marlon Brando  •  Gene Hackman

Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Marlon Brando  •  Gene Hackman

Superman II (1980)

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Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by General Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Gene Hackman  •  Jackie Cooper

Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by General Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Gene Hackman  •  Jackie Cooper
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