• Walter  Matthau

    Walter Matthau

    Born on October 1st, 1920

    From New York, New York

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First Monday in October Poster

First Monday in October

The Supreme Court's first woman (Jill Clayburgh), a conservative, debates and dates her grumpy colleague (Walter Matthau), a liberal.

Golden Globe (1982)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Hopscotch Poster

Hopscotch

When CIA operative Miles Kendig (Walter Matthau) deliberately lets KGB agent Yaskov (Herbert Lom) get away, his boss (Ned Beatty) 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 agency's covert practices. The CIA catches wind of the book and sends other agents after him, initiating a frenetic game of cat and mouse that spans the globe.

Golden Globe (1981)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
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The Sunshine Boys

Al Lewis (George Burns) and Willy Clark (Walter Matthau) are a pair of feuding vaudeville comedians (Lewis and Clark, naturally) who performed together for 47 years before finally calling it quits. A network genius then has the brilliant idea of reuniting the duo for a TV special about the history of comedy. Once the reunion is on, the sparks and one-liners start to fly with equal speed. But can Lewis and Clark put aside their differences long enough to collect one last paycheck?

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)
Nominated
Actor
Golden Globe (1976)
Won
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated
Actor