Bo Hopkins

Biography: Bo Hopkins has spent most of his career playing character roles, but he occasionally gets leading roles. Tall, light-haired, and possessing a distinctive drawl, he made his film debut in The Thousand Plane Raid (1969) following studies with drama instructor Uta Hagen in New York and training at the Desilu Playhouse school in Hollywood. He next appeared in Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969). Hopkins went on to work with the director in two more films, including The Getaway (1972). Hopkins specializes in action features and Westerns and is often cast as a redneck. Some of his notable leading roles include that of a gunfighter whose best friend of 30 years turns out to be a woman in The Ballad of Little Joe (1993). Hopkins also appears frequently on television in films and as a series guest star.

Bo Hopkins' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 97 The Wild Bunch
Lowest Metascore: 22 South of Heaven, West of Hell
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
12 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
38 Hillbilly Elegy Nov 11, 2020 Papaw 7.5
40 Shade Apr 9, 2004 Executive Producer 5.8
22 South of Heaven, West of Hell Dec 15, 2000 Doc Angus Dunfries 5.7
54 U Turn Oct 3, 1997 Ed / Ed tbd
44 More American Graffiti Aug 3, 1979 Little Joe tbd
59 Midnight Express Oct 6, 1978 Tex / Tex 8.3
57 The Killer Elite Dec 19, 1975 Jerome Miller tbd
61 The Day of the Locust May 7, 1975 Earle Shoop tbd
97 American Graffiti Aug 11, 1973 Joe / Joe tbd
60 White Lightning Aug 8, 1973 Roy Boone 7.8
55 The Getaway Dec 13, 1972 Frank Jackson 8.5
97 The Wild Bunch Jun 18, 1969 Crazy Lee 7.4