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Joseph Cotten

1905-05-15 Petersburg, Virginia, USA

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Joseph Cheshire Cotten (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1994) was an American actor of stage and film. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original productions of The Philadelphia Story and Sabrina Fair. He is associated with Orson Welles, leading to appearances in Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Journey into Fear (1943), for which Cotten was also credited with the screenplay, and The Third Man (1949). He was a star in his own right with films such as Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Love Letters (1945), Portrait of Jennie (1948), and The Third Man (1949).


They'll Love Me When I'm Dead Self (archive footage) 2018-08-31
Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock's Favorite Film 2000-01-03
Churchill and the Generals Gen. George C. Marshall 1981-03-05
The House Where Death Lives Ivar Langrock 1981-01-23
The Survivor Priest 1981-07-09
Heaven's Gate The Reverend Doctor 1980-11-19
The Hearse Walter Prichard 1980-06-01
Casino Ed Booker 1980-08-01
Concorde Affaire '79 Milland 1979-03-23
L'isola degli uomini pesce Prof. Ernest Marvin 1979-01-18
Guyana: Crime of the Century Richard Gable 1979-09-20
Tales of the Unexpected: Edward the Conqueror Edward 1979-05-05
L'Ordre et la sécurité du monde Foster Johnson 1978-08-30
Caravans Crandall 1978-11-02
Return to Fantasy Island Simon Grant 1978-01-20
Indagine su un delitto perfetto Sir Arthur Dundee 1978-11-24
Airport '77 Nicholas St. Downs III 1977-03-11
Twilight's Last Gleaming Arthur Renfrew - Secretary of State 1977-02-09
Un sussurro nel buio The Professor 1976-08-12
Botschaft der Götter Narrator 1976-03-17
F for Fake Trailer Self (archive footage) 1976-01-01
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Dr. Joseph Francis Condon 1976-02-26
Timber Tramps Greedy sawmill mogul 1975-12-31
Il giustiziere sfida la città Paternò 1975-08-16
A Delicate Balance Harry 1973-11-12
The Devil's Daughter Judge Weatherby 1973-01-09
Vérités et Mensonges Self 1973-09-01
Soylent Green William R. Simonson 1973-04-18
The Screaming Woman George Tresvant 1972-01-29
Lo scopone scientifico George 1972-08-28
Doomsday Voyage Captain Jason 1972-02-01
Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga Baron Otto von Kleist / Alfred Becker 1972-02-25
La figlia di Frankenstein Baron Frankenstein 1971-10-22
The Abominable Dr. Phibes Dr. Vesalius 1971-05-18
City Beneath the Sea Dr. Ziegler 1971-07-16
Assault on the Wayne Admiral 1971-01-12
Do You Take This Stranger? Dr. Robert Carson 1971-01-17
Tora! Tora! Tora! Henry L. Stimson, U.S. Secretary of War 1970-01-26
The Grasshopper Richard Morgan 1970-05-27
Cutter's Trail General Spalding 1970-02-10
緯度0大作戦 Capt. Craig McKenzie / Cmdr. Glenn McKenzie 1969-07-26
The Lonely Profession Martin Bannister 1969-10-21
Comanche blanco Sheriff Logan 1968-12-23
Split Second to an Epitaph Dr. Ben Stern 1968-09-26
Alexander The Great Antigonus 1968-01-26
Petulia Mr. Danner 1968-06-10
Gangsters '70 Destil 1968-04-29
Some May Live 1967-01-01
I crudeli Colonel Jonas 1967-02-02
Jack of Diamonds Ace 1967-11-10
Brighty of the Grand Canyon Jim 1966-11-24
The Oscar Kenneth Regan 1966-03-04
The Money Trap Dr. Horace Van Tilden 1965-09-07
Gli uomini dal passo pesante Edith Wickett 1965-12-31
The Great Sioux Massacre Major Marcus A. Reno 1965-04-25
Hollywood and the Stars Narrator 1964-05-04
Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte Drew Bayliss 1964-12-15
Hollywood: The Selznick Years Self (uncredited) 1961-12-31
The Last Sunset John Breckenridge 1961-06-08
The Angel Wore Red Hawthorne 1960-04-14
Touch of Evil Coroner (uncredited) 1958-03-30
From the Earth to the Moon Victor Barbicane 1958-11-26
The Edge of Innocence Robert Rainey 1957-10-31
The Halliday Brand Daniel Halliday 1957-01-01
The Killer Is Loose Detective Sam Wagner 1956-02-03
The Bottom of the Bottle Pat 'P.M.' Martin 1956-02-01
Vom Himmel gefallen John Adams 1955-04-07
"General Electric Theater" High Green Wall 1954-10-03
Egypt by Three Narrator 1953-03-31
Niagara George Loomis 1953-01-26
A Blueprint for Murder Whitney 'Cam' Cameron 1953-07-24
The Steel Trap Jim Osborne 1952-11-12
Untamed Frontier Kirk Denbow 1952-07-23
Othello Senator (uncredited) 1951-11-27
Peking Express Michael Bachlin 1951-08-01
Half Angel John Raymond Jr. 1951-05-05
The Man with a Cloak Dupin 1951-11-27
September Affair David Lawrence 1950-10-18
Two Flags West Col. Clay Tucker 1950-10-12
Walk Softly, Stranger Chris Hale aka Steve 1950-10-14
Beyond the Forest Doctor Louis Moline 1949-10-21
The Third Man Holly Martins 1949-08-31
Under Capricorn Sam Flusky 1949-09-08
Portrait of Jennie Eben Adams 1948-12-25
The Farmer's Daughter Glenn Morley 1947-03-26
Our American Heritage Narrator 1947-08-01
Duel in the Sun Jesse McCanles 1946-12-31
Love Letters Allen Quinton 1945-10-26
Since You Went Away Lieutenant Tony Willett 1944-06-30
I'll Be Seeing You Zachary Morgan 1944-12-31
Gaslight Brian Cameron 1944-05-04
Shadow of a Doubt Uncle Charlie Oakley 1943-01-15
Journey into Fear Howard Graham 1943-01-07
Hers to Hold Bill Morley 1943-07-16
The Magnificent Ambersons Eugene Morgan 1942-07-10
Citizen Kane Jedediah Leland 1941-04-17
Lydia Michael Fitzpatrick 1941-09-18
Too Much Johnson Augustus Billings 1938-08-16
Seeing the World, Part One: A Visit to New York, N.Y. 1937-12-31