Wallace Shawn

Biography: Short, frazzle-haired character actor with blubbery lower lip and distinctive lisp, who frequently plays nervous, untrustworthy characters (usually for laughs). He's also a talented writer with several plays to his credit, as well as the script for My Dinner With Andre (1981), a partially autobiographical film he penned with costar Andre Gregory. The son of longtime "New Yorker" editor William Shawn, he made his stage debut in 1977 in a self-translated production of Machia velli's "The Mandrake," and broke into films two years later with supporting roles in Bob Fosse's All That Jazz and Woody Allen's Manhattan

OTHER FILMS INCLUDE: 1979:Starting Over 1980: Atlantic City, Simon 1982: The First Time, A Little Sex 1983: Deal of the Century, Lovesick 1984: The Bostonians, Crackers, The Hotel New Hampshire, Micki + Maude 1985: Heaven Help Us 1986: Head Office 1987: The Bedroom Window, Nice Girls Don't Explode, Prick Up Your Ears, Radio Days, The Princess Bride (a wonderful role as
an unlikely fairy-tale villain); 1988: The Moderns 1989: Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, She's Out of Control We're No Angels 1992: Shadows and Fog, Mom and Dad Save the World 1993: Unbecoming Age, The Cemetery Club, The Meteor Man. Expand

Wallace Shawn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 92 Toy Story
Lowest Metascore: 20 Vegas Vacation
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
26 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
92 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Rex 9.0
92 Toy Story 3 Jun 18, 2010 Rex 9.1
90 The Incredibles Nov 5, 2004 Gilbert Huph 8.7
88 Toy Story 2 Nov 24, 1999 Rex The Green Dinosaur 8.6
77 The Princess Bride Sep 25, 1987 Vizzini 8.1
74 Teacher's Pet Jan 16, 2004 Principal Crosby Strickler 8.3
70 The Double May 9, 2014 Mr. Papadopoulos / Mr. Papadopoulos tbd
70 Personal Velocity: Three Portraits Nov 22, 2002 Mr. Gelb 7.3
70 Strange Culture Oct 5, 2007 Himself 9.0
68 Clueless Jul 19, 1995 Mr. Wendell Hall 8.0
67 A Late Quartet Nov 2, 2012 Gideon Rosen 7.8
66 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Nov 23, 1994 Horatio Byrd 6.0
63 Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner Apr 3, 2013 Himself tbd
63 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Jun 20, 2008 Mr. Gibson 8.6
61 Capitalism: A Love Story Sep 23, 2009 Himself 6.7
59 The Bostonians Aug 2, 1984 Mr. Pardon 4.0
57 Vamps Nov 2, 2012 Dr. Van Helsing 7.1
54 Melinda and Melinda Mar 18, 2005 Sy 6.1
52 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Aug 24, 2001 George Bond 6.5
50 Duplex Sep 26, 2003 Herman 6.5
48 Chicken Little Nov 4, 2005 Principal Fetchit 5.2
48 Admission Mar 22, 2013 Clarence 6.1
34 The Haunted Mansion Nov 26, 2003 Ezra 4.9
30 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Jul 30, 2010 Calico 5.2
28 Happily N'Ever After Jan 5, 2007 Munk 3.5
20 Vegas Vacation Feb 14, 1997 Marty 6.5