Joseph Cotten

Screenwriter / Radio Personality | * 05/15/1905 († 88, 02/06/1994) | Petersburg, Virginia (United States of America (USA))
Joseph Cheshire Cotten Jr. (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1994) was an American film, stage, radio and television actor. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original stage productions of The Philadelphia Story and Sabrina Fair. He then gained worldwide fame in three Orson Welles films: Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), and Journey into Fear (1943), for which Cotten was also credited with the screenplay. Cotten went on to become one of the leading Hollywood actors of the 1940s, appearing in films such as Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Gaslight (1944), Love Letters (1945), Duel in the Sun (1946), Portrait of J..."> ()
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Joseph Cheshire Cotten (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1994) was an American actor of stage and film. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original productions of The Philadelphia Story and Sabrina Fair. He is associated with Orson Welles, leading to appearances in Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Journey into Fear (1943), for which Cotten was also credited with the screenplay, and The Third Man (1949). He was a star in his own right with films such as Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Love Letters (1945), Portrait of Jennie (1948), and The Third Man (1949).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Joseph Cotten

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Movies with Joseph Cotten as Actor(96)

as Himself (archive footage)2018 They'll Love Me When I'm Dead
as Ivar Langrock1981 The House Where Death Lives
as Gen. George C. Marshall1981 Churchill and the Generals
as Priest1981 The Survivor
as Walter Prichard1980 The Hearse
as Ed Booker1980 Casino
as The Reverend Doctor1980 Heaven's Gate
as Richard Gable1979 Guyana: Crime of the Century
as Prof. Ernest Marvin1979 Island of the Fishmen
as Milland1979 Concorde Affair
as Sir Arthur Dundee1978 The Perfect Crime
as Foster Johnson1978 Last In, First Out
as Crandall1978 Caravans
as Simon Grant1978 Return to Fantasy Island
as Nicholas St. Downs III1977 Airport '77
as Arthur Renfrew - Secretary of State1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming
as Dr. Joseph Francis Condon1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case
as The Professor1976 A Whisper in the Dark
as Narrator1976 Mysteries of the Gods
as Greedy sawmill mogul1975 Timber Tramps
as Paternò1975 Syndicate Sadists
as William R. Simonson1973 Soylent Green
as himself1973 F for Fake
as Harry1973 A Delicate Balance
as Judge Weatherby1973 The Devil's Daughter
as Baron Otto von Kleist / Alfred Becker1972 Baron Blood
as George Tresvant1972 The Screaming Woman
as George1972 The Scopone Game
as Captain Jason1972 Doomsday Voyage
as Dr. Ziegler1971 City Beneath the Sea
as Baron Frankenstein1971 Lady Frankenstein
as Dr. Vesalius1971 The Abominable Dr. Phibes
as Admiral1971 Assault on the Wayne
as Dr. Robert Carson1971 Do You Take This Stranger?
as Richard Morgan1970 The Grasshopper
as Henry L. Stimson, U.S. Secretary of War1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!
as General Spalding1970 Cutter's Trail
as Capt. Craig McKenzie / Cmdr. Glenn McKenzie1969 Latitude Zero
as Martin Bannister1969 The Lonely Profession
as Mr. Danner1968 Petulia
as Destil1968 Gangsters '70
as Dr. Ben Stern (archive footage)1968 Split Second to an Epitaph
as Antigonus1968 Alexander The Great
as Sheriff Logan1968 White Comanche
as Colonel Jonas1967 The Hellbenders
as Ace1967 Jack of Diamonds
as Kenneth Regan1966 The Oscar
as Edith Wickett1965 The Tramplers
as Dr. Horace Van Tilden1965 The Money Trap
as Major Marcus A. Reno1965 The Great Sioux Massacre
as Drew Bayliss1964 Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
as John Breckenridge1961 The Last Sunset
as Hawthorne1960 The Angel Wore Red
as Coroner (uncredited)1958 Touch of Evil
as Victor Barbicane1958 From the Earth to the Moon
as Robert Rainey1957 The Edge of Innocence
as Daniel Halliday1957 The Halliday Brand
as Pat 'P.M.' Martin1956 The Bottom of the Bottle
as Detective Sam Wagner1956 The Killer Is Loose
as John Adams1955 Special Delivery
as George Loomis1953 Niagara
as Narrator1953 Egypt by Three
as Whitney 'Cam' Cameron1953 A Blueprint for Murder
as Kirk Denbow1952 Untamed Frontier
as Jim Osborne1952 The Steel Trap
as John Raymond Jr.1951 Half Angel
as Michael Bachlin1951 Peking Express
as Senator (uncredited)1951 Othello
as Chris Hale aka Steve1950 Walk Softly, Stranger
as Col. Clay Tucker1950 Two Flags West
as David Lawrence1950 September Affair
as Doctor Louis Moline1949 Beyond the Forest
as Sam Flusky1949 Under Capricorn
as Holly Martins1949 The Third Man
as Eben Adams1948 Portrait of Jennie
as Glenn Morley1947 The Farmer's Daughter
as Jesse McCanles1946 Duel in the Sun
as Allen Quinton1945 Love Letters
as Brian Cameron1944 Gaslight
as Zachary Morgan1944 I'll Be Seeing You
as Lieutenant Tony Willett1944 Since You Went Away
as Howard Graham1943 Journey into Fear
as Uncle Charlie Oakley1943 Shadow of a Doubt
as Bill Morley1943 Hers to Hold
as Eugene Morgan1942 The Magnificent Ambersons
as Jedediah Leland1941 Citizen Kane
as Michael Fitzpatrick1941 Lydia
as Augustus Billings1938 Too Much Johnson

TV Shows/Series with Joseph Cotten as Actor(28)

Movies with Joseph Cotten as Crew(1)

Writing/Screenplay1943 Journey into Fear

Full Name: Joseph Cotten
Born: Monday, 05/15 1905 (May) in Petersburg, Virginia (United States of America (USA))
Died: Sunday, 02/06 1994 (February) in Palm Springs (aged: 88)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Employer: Federal Theatre Project
Spouses (current/former): Patricia Medina
Other names for Joseph Cotten (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr."
"Джозеф Коттен"
"Joseph Cheshire Cotten"
Joseph Cotten frequently works together with these people:
Orson Welles (42x, Actor)
Barbara Stanwyck (37x, Actress)
Don Taylor (12x, Crew)
James Gregory (12x, Actor)
Parley Baer (11x, Actor)
Edward Binns (11x, Actor)
Alfred Hitchcock (10x, Crew)
Marion Ross (10x, Actress)
Steve Forrest (10x, Actor)
Stephen McNally (10x, Actor)
Virginia Gregg (10x, Actress)
Paul Carr (10x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2935, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/14/2023