Glenn Ford

Biography: Although the son of a Canadian railroad executive, his family moved to Santa Monica, California when he was eight years old. His acting career began with plays at high school, followed by acting in West-Coast, a travelling theater company. In 1939 he got a screen test for Columbia who gave him a contract, although he debuted in 20th-Century-Fox' Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939). Columbia. His rise to stardom was interrupted by military service during WWII. After the war he jumpstarted his career with Gilda (1946). His career during the 1940s and 1950s showed that his talent were extensive, playing film noir in The Big Heat (1953), westerns like 3:10 to Yuma (1957) and comedies like The Gazebo (1959) or The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956). He has usually been cast as a calm and collected everyday-hero, showing courage under pressure as in Blackboard Jungle (1955). Since the 1970s he has mainly done supporting roles in mini-series.

Glenn Ford's Scores

  • Movies
Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 80 Superman
Lowest Metascore: 24 Happy Birthday to Me
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
5 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
24 Happy Birthday to Me May 15, 1981 Dr. David Faraday 5.3
65 The Visitor Nov 21, 1980 Det. Jake Durham / Det. Jake Durham tbd
80 Superman Dec 15, 1978 Pa Kent / Pa Kent tbd
48 Midway Jun 18, 1976 Rear Adm. Raymond A. Spruance tbd
tbd A Time for Killing Nov 1, 1967 Maj. Tom Wolcott tbd
67 Blackboard Jungle Mar 25, 1955 Richard Dadier tbd