James Garner

Biography: To the viewing public James Garner is James Rockford, the aimiable, human, often smart, often cool, but not infallible detective of the American television series 'The Rockford Files". It is that role above any others that has established him as one of the most popular film and television personalities in America. And indeed many of his film characters are variations of this street-wise, inventive, sometimes devious character, as shown in movies like 'The Americanization of Emily',"The Skin Game' and 'Support Your Local Sheriff'. Garner had his first chance to act when he appeared in a minor role in 'The Caine Mutiny Court Martial' on Broadway, having previously sampled various occupations, as well as serving in Korea(for which he received the Purple Heart). It was the original television series "Maverick" that initially brought him recognition. His film career then suffered in the early Sixties when, as Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild, he fought the studios over a contracts dispute. But, like Rockford, having endured some setbacks, Garner pulled through, beat the studios and went on to become a top star. Expand

James Garner's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 73 Space Cowboys
Lowest Metascore: 19 The Ultimate Life
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
8 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
19 The Ultimate Life Sep 6, 2013 Red Stevens 4.8
54 Battle for Terra May 1, 2009 Doron 7.3
49 The Ultimate Gift Mar 9, 2007 Howard 'Red' Stevens 8.9
61 Dust to Glory Apr 1, 2005 Himself 8.8
53 The Notebook Jun 25, 2004 Duke 8.0
48 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Jun 7, 2002 Shepard James 'Shep' Walker 5.6
52 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Jun 8, 2001 Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke 8.0
73 Space Cowboys Aug 4, 2000 Tank Sullivan 5.7

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