Charles Durning

Known For
Acting

Genre
Man

Birthday
1923-02-28

Place of Birth
Highland Falls, New York, USA

Aslo Known As
Charles Edward Durning
Charles Durnham

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Charles Durning

Charles Durning | Profile and Movies

WWII veteran, dance instructor and diversely talented stage & screen actor are all inclusions on the resume of this perpetually busy US actor who didn't get in front of the cameras until around the time of his fortieth birthday. The stockily built Charles Durning is one of Hollywood's most dependable and sought after supporting actors who first got his start in guest appearances in early 1960's TV shows. He scored minor roles over the next decade until he really got noticed by film fans as the sneering, corrupt cop "Lt. Snyder" hassling street grifter 'Robert Redford' in the multi award winning mega-hit The Sting (1973). Durning was equally entertaining in the Billy Wilder production of The Front Page (1974), he supported screen tough guy Charles Bronson in the suspenseful western Breakheart Pass (1975) and featured as "Spermwhale Whalen" in the story of unorthodox police behavior in The Choirboys (1977).

The versatile Durning is equally adept at comedic roles and demonstrated his skills as "Doc Hopper" in The Muppet Movie (1979), a feisty football coach in North Dallas Forty (1979), a highly strung police officer berating maverick cop Burt Reynolds in Sharky's Machine (1981), and a light footed, dancing Governor (alongside Burt Reynolds once more) in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). Durning continued a regular on screen association with Burt Reynolds appearing in several more feature films together and as "Dr. Harlan Elldridge" in the highly popular TV series Evening Shade (1990). On par with his multitude of feature film roles, Durning has always been in high demand on television and has guest starred in Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Monk (2002) and Rescue Me (2004). Plus, he has appeared in the role of "Santa Claus" in five different television movies.

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Dark Night of the Scarecrow
1981
Dark Night of the Scarecrow
6.5
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The Golden Boys
2008
The Golden Boys
5.8
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The Choirboys
1977
The Choirboys
5.7
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It Nearly Wasn't Christmas
1989
It Nearly Wasn't Christmas
6.0
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The Butter Battle Book
1989
The Butter Battle Book
6.1
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The Best Little Girl in the World
1981
The Best Little Girl in the World
5.0
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The Rosary Murders
1987
The Rosary Murders
5.3
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The Connection
1973
The Connection
0.0
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Stand Alone
1985
Stand Alone
5.0
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Special Olympics
1978
Special Olympics
6.0
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Death and Texas
2004
Death and Texas
0.0
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An Affirmative Act
2010
An Affirmative Act
3.0
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When a Stranger Calls Back
1993
When a Stranger Calls Back
5.9
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A Boyfriend for Christmas
2004
A Boyfriend for Christmas
5.8
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Kinky Killers
2007
Kinky Killers
3.5
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Ballet
1989
Ballet
6.0
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When a Stranger Calls
1979
When a Stranger Calls
6.3
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The Great Fight
2011
The Great Fight
0.0
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An Enemy of the People
1978
An Enemy of the People
6.6
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Far North
1988
Far North
7.0
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Happy New Year
1987
Happy New Year
3.8
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Hard Time
1998
Hard Time
5.6
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Lakeboat
2000
Lakeboat
5.0
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Crisis at Central High
1981
Crisis at Central High
0.0
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Attica
1980
Attica
5.4
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Justice
1999
Justice
4.7
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Where the River Runs Black
1986
Where the River Runs Black
5.5
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Hard Time: Hostage Hotel
1999
Hard Time: Hostage Hotel
7.1
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Bleeding Hearts
2013
Bleeding Hearts
3.8
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Rogue Assassin
2012
Rogue Assassin
3.0
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Naked Run
2011
Naked Run
0.0
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The Waiter
2010
The Waiter
0.0
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Case Closed
1988
Case Closed
0.0
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Dog Day Afternoon
1975
Dog Day Afternoon
7.8
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Desperation
2006
Desperation
5.2
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Spy Hard
1996
Spy Hard
5.1
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Tough Guys
1986
Tough Guys
5.9
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Sisters
1973
Sisters
6.7
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Cop
1988
Cop
6.7
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True Confessions
1981
True Confessions
6.1
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Two of a Kind
1983
Two of a Kind
5.3
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Tilt
1979
Tilt
5.2
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The Fury
1978
The Fury
6.2
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Cat Chaser
1989
Cat Chaser
4.4
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V.I. Warshawski
1991
V.I. Warshawski
5.0
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North Dallas Forty
1979
North Dallas Forty
6.6
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The Water Engine
1992
The Water Engine
6.0
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Twilight's Last Gleaming
1977
Twilight's Last Gleaming
6.4
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Mass Appeal
1984
Mass Appeal
7.1
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Queen of the Stardust Ballroom
1975
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom
8.0
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Die Laughing
1980
Die Laughing
7.0
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Hard Time: The Premonition
1999
Hard Time: The Premonition
2.0
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Scavenger Killers
2013
Scavenger Killers
2.0
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The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains
1987
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains
6.6
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L.A.P.D.: To Protect And To Serve
2001
L.A.P.D.: To Protect And To Serve
9.0
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Deadhead Miles
1972
Deadhead Miles
5.0
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Unholy Matrimony
1988
Unholy Matrimony
0.0
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The Autopsy
2004
The Autopsy
0.0
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Sticky My Fingers... Fleet My Feet
1970
Sticky My Fingers... Fleet My Feet
7.0
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The Man with One Red Shoe
1985
The Man with One Red Shoe
5.7
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To Be or Not to Be
1983
To Be or Not to Be
7.0
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The Hudsucker Proxy
1994
The Hudsucker Proxy
7.1
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Stick
1985
Stick
5.5
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Home for the Holidays
1995
Home for the Holidays
6.3
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The Sting
1973
The Sting
8.1
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Hi, Mom!
1970
Hi, Mom!
6.2
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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
1982
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
6.1
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The Music of Chance
1993
The Music of Chance
7.0
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Starting Over
1979
Starting Over
6.9
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Big Trouble
1986
Big Trouble
5.7
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A Tiger's Tale
1987
A Tiger's Tale
5.7
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Mother Ghost
2002
Mother Ghost
7.7
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The Judge
2001
The Judge
5.5
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Never Look Back
2000
Never Look Back
0.0
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Roomates
1994
Roomates
5.0
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The Last Producer
2000
The Last Producer
4.5
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Forget About It
2006
Forget About It
5.3
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Hadley's Rebellion
1983
Hadley's Rebellion
0.0
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The Secret Life of Algernon
1997
The Secret Life of Algernon
0.0
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A Chance of Snow
1998
A Chance of Snow
3.8
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One Fine Day
1996
One Fine Day
6.3
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Death of a Salesman
1985
Death of a Salesman
6.7
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Tootsie
1982
Tootsie
7.2
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Dirty Deeds
2005
Dirty Deeds
5.6
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Mr. St. Nick
2002
Mr. St. Nick
5.8
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Miracle Dogs Too
2006
Miracle Dogs Too
5.7
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Jerry and Tom
1998
Jerry and Tom
6.5
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Harry and Walter Go to New York
1976
Harry and Walter Go to New York
6.4
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Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues
1987
Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues
0.0
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The Trial of Chaplain Jensen
1975
The Trial of Chaplain Jensen
10.0
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I Walk the Line
1970
I Walk the Line
5.7
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Mister Roberts
1984
Mister Roberts
6.5
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Tales from Hollywood
1992
Tales from Hollywood
0.0
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Descansos
2006
Descansos
0.0
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A Perfect Match
1980
A Perfect Match
0.0
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Dinner at Eight
1989
Dinner at Eight
0.0
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Doomsday Voyage
1972
Doomsday Voyage
0.0
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Tall Tales and Legends: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
1985
Tall Tales and Legends: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
4.0
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The Muppet Movie
1979
The Muppet Movie
7.1
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The Final Countdown
1980
The Final Countdown
6.3
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Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues
1972
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues
6.0
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The Life Zone
2011
The Life Zone
1.6
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Shelter
1998
Shelter
7.0
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The L.A. Riot Spectacular
2005
The L.A. Riot Spectacular
3.0
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Prime Target
1989
Prime Target
5.0
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iMurders
2008
iMurders
3.4
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The Making of Dog Day Afternoon
2006
The Making of Dog Day Afternoon
9.5
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Deal
2008
Deal
5.3
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Sharky's Machine
1981
Sharky's Machine
6.2
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The Hindenburg
1975
The Hindenburg
6.2
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Hi-Life
1998
Hi-Life
5.0
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The Pursuit of Happiness
1971
The Pursuit of Happiness
5.8
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O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2000
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
7.3
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A Bunch of Amateurs
2008
A Bunch of Amateurs
6.0
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The Front Page
1974
The Front Page
7.3
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State and Main
2000
State and Main
6.5
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Breakheart Pass
1975
Breakheart Pass
6.7
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Brenda Starr
1989
Brenda Starr
5.3
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Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas
1997
Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas
5.6
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Local Color
2006
Local Color
6.7
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Good Dick
2008
Good Dick
6.2
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Very Mean Men
2000
Very Mean Men
5.0
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Mrs. Santa Claus
1996
Mrs. Santa Claus
5.0
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Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman
1996
Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman
0.0
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The Last Supper
1995
The Last Supper
6.7
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The Grass Harp
1995
The Grass Harp
6.0
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A Woman of Independent Means
1995
A Woman of Independent Means
10.0
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Unbeatable Harold
2006
Unbeatable Harold
0.0
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I.Q.
1994
I.Q.
6.0
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Solarbabies
1986
Solarbabies
5.1
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Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular
1994
Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular
9.0
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Turn of Faith
2002
Turn of Faith
0.0
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LA DA Story
1970
LA DA Story
0.0
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Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There
2003
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There
5.7
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The Password Is Courage
1962
The Password Is Courage
7.0
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Jesus, Mary and Joey
2006
Jesus, Mary and Joey
4.7
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Working
1982
Working
6.0
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The World of Jim Henson
1994
The World of Jim Henson
8.0
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Dick Tracy
1990
Dick Tracy
6.1
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Scarface
1983
Scarface
8.1
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