Paul Guilfoyle

Biography: American actor Paul Guilfoyle was a familiar Broadway presence in the years 1928 through 1934, most often seen in musicals and comedies. Switching his activities to filmmaking in 1935, Guilfoyle continued playing comedy relief roles, often as the best friend and severest critic of the hero. In the 1940s, Guilfoyle began settling into villainy; his furtive features made him the "perfect" gangland hanger-on or snivelling stoolie. In this latter characterization, Guilfoyle was most memorable as the prison informer who is "ventilated" by James Cagney in White Heat (1949) and as the communist party flunkey who is deep-sixed by cell leader Thomas Gomez in I Married a Communist (1949). In the 1950s, Guilfoyle turned to directing, helming such programmers as Captain Scarface (1953) and Tess of the Storm Country (1961). Paul Guilfoyle's son, also named Paul, went on to become an actor, as well.

Paul Guilfoyle's Scores

Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 93 Spotlight
Lowest Metascore: 18 Company Man
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
18 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
47 Pandemic Apr 1, 2016 Doctor Greer 3.8
93 Spotlight Nov 6, 2015 Peter Conley 8.1
58 Session 9 Aug 10, 2001 Bill Griggs 7.0
tbd A Question of Faith May 4, 2001 Francis tbd
18 Company Man Feb 16, 2001 Officer Hickle 7.2
38 Random Hearts Oct 8, 1999 Dick Montoya / Dick Montoya tbd
70 Primary Colors Mar 20, 1998 Howard Ferguson 8.4
90 L.A. Confidential Sep 19, 1997 Mickey Cohen 8.9
61 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Chief Of Staff Lloyd 'Shep' Shepherd / Chief Of Staff Lloyd 'Shep' Shepherd 8.6
58 Night Falls on Manhattan May 16, 1997 McGovern / McGovern tbd
60 Ransom Nov 8, 1996 Wallace / Wallace 7.1
37 Striptease Jun 28, 1996 Malcolm Moldovsky tbd
62 Little Odessa May 19, 1995 Boris Volkoff tbd
92 Quiz Show Sep 14, 1994 Lishman / Lishman tbd
50 Hoffa Dec 25, 1992 Ted Harmon 8.3
50 Cadillac Man May 18, 1990 Little Jack Turgeon 5.8
64 The Serpent and the Rainbow Feb 5, 1988 Andrew Cassedy tbd
48 Beverly Hills Cop II May 20, 1987 Nikos Thomopolis 6.6
28 Howard the Duck Aug 1, 1986 Lieutenant Welker / Lieutenant Welker tbd