John Saxon

Biography: John Saxon never intentionally set out to be a Brando clone, but his resemblance to Marlon Brando was something he was born with, so what was there to do? A student of Stella Adler at the Actor's Studio, Saxon's first film was Running Wild (1955). Thanks to "hunk" assignments in films like The Restless Years (1957), The Reluctant Debutante (1958), and Summer Youth (1958), Saxon was briefly the object of many a teenage crush. He shed himself of his heartthrob image in the early '60s with a string of unsympathetic roles, making a leading man comeback of sorts as Bruce Lee's co-star in the immensely popular Enter the Dragon (1973). Fans could watch Saxon's expertise as an actor increase (and his hairline recede) during his three-year (1969-1972) stint as Dr. Ted Stuart on the NBC television series The Bold Ones. He later appeared as a semiregular on the prime-time TV soaper Dallas. In 1988, John Saxon made his directorial debut with the low-budget feature Death House.

John Saxon's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 83 Tenebrae
Lowest Metascore: 19 Outta Time
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
14 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
19 Outta Time Apr 12, 2002 James Darabont / James Darabont tbd
48 From Dusk Till Dawn Jan 19, 1996 FBI Agent Stanley Chase / FBI Agent Stanley Chase tbd
49 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Feb 27, 1987 Thompson / Thompson tbd
25 Fever Pitch Nov 22, 1985 Sports Editor tbd
76 A Nightmare on Elm Street Nov 16, 1984 Lt. Thompson 8.8
83 Tenebrae Feb 17, 1984 Bullmer tbd
50 Wrong Is Right May 14, 1982 Homer Hubbard tbd
64 The Electric Horseman Dec 21, 1979 Hunt Sears / Hunt Sears tbd
63 Fast Company Aug 17, 1979 Phil Adamson tbd
65 Black Christmas Dec 20, 1974 Lt. Ken Fuller 6.6
83 Enter the Dragon Aug 19, 1973 Roper 7.6
52 Joe Kidd Jul 19, 1972 Luis Chama 6.1
69 Death of a Gunfighter May 8, 1969 Lou Trinidad tbd
46 The Appaloosa Sep 14, 1966 Chuy 8.5