Ned Beatty

1937 - Today

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Ned Thomas Beatty (born July 6, 1937) is a retired American actor. He has appeared in more than 160 films and has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain and a Golden Globe Award; he also won a Drama Desk Award. These nominations stemmed from his performances in films and television series, such as Network (1976), Friendly Fire (1979), Hear My Song (1991), and Toy Story 3 (2010). He has had great commercial success in roles such as executive Bobby Trippe in Deliverance (1972), lawyer Delbert Reese in Nashville (1975), investigator Martin Dardis in All the President's Men (1976), undercover federal agent Bob Sweet in Silver Streak (1976), the priest, Father Edwards in Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), Lex Luthor's bumbling henchman Otis in Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980), as a millionaire's right-hand man in The Toy (1982), Pavel Borisov in The Fourth Protocol (1987), TV presenter Ernest Weller in Repossessed (1990), Rudy Ruettiger's father in Rudy (1993), attorney McNair in Just Cause (1995), Dexter Wilkins in Life (1999), the simple sheriff in Where the Red Fern Grows (2003), the corrupt Senator Charles F. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ned Beatty has received more than 3,012,128 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Ned Beatty is the 1,592nd most popular actor (down from 1,351st in 2019), the 2,807th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,464th in 2019) and the 786th most popular American Actor.

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  • 5.08

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Among actors, Ned Beatty ranks 1,592 out of 10,030Before him are Dilip Kumar, Mary Wickes, Patrick Dewaere, Cameron Mitchell, Martin Weinek, and Michael Jai White. After him are Daniel Brühl, Mario Brega, Chazz Palminteri, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Megan Fox, and Tom Hiddleston.

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Among people born in 1937, Ned Beatty ranks 142Before him are Eduard Streltsov, Alberto Spencer, Joseph Estrada, Lusine Zakaryan, Luciana Paluzzi, and Giorgi Shengelaia. After him are Anna Hazare, Aslan Usoyan, Amos Tversky, Aleksandr Medved, Waylon Jennings, and Olusegun Obasanjo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ned Beatty ranks 2,807 out of 15,968Before him are George William Hill (1838), Mary Wickes (1910), Lyman Spitzer (1914), Cameron Mitchell (1918), Michael Jai White (1967), and Martha Chase (1927). After him are Susannah Mushatt Jones (1899), Dick Wolf (1946), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Chazz Palminteri (1952), James W. Christy (1938), and John Basilone (1916).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ned Beatty ranks 786Before him are Julie Newmar (1933), John de Lancie (1948), Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Mary Wickes (1910), Cameron Mitchell (1918), and Michael Jai White (1967). After him are Chazz Palminteri (1952), Megan Fox (1986), Gloria Grahame (1923), David Huddleston (1930), Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977), and Octavia Spencer (1972).

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