George Segal

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At one time in the early 1970s, it seemed like George Segal would have a career like that enjoyed by his contemporary Jack Nicholson, that of an actor's actor equally adept at comedy and drama. Segal never made the leap to superstar status, and surprisingly, has never won a major acting award, the latter phenomenon being particularly surprising when viewed from the period 1973-4, when he reached the height of his career, appearing in A Touch of Class (1973) and Robert Altman's California Split (1974). It was at this point that Segal's career went awry, when he priced himself as a superstar with a seven-figure salary, but failed to come through at the box office. For example, The Black Bird (1975) was a failure, but, ironically, at the end of the decade, he dropped out of a movie that would have burnished his tarnished lustre as a star: Blake Edwards' 10 (1979). 10 (1979) made Dudley Moore a star, while Arthur (1981) made him a superstar in the 1980s, a lost decade for Segal. It was an example of a career burnout usually associated with the "Oscar curse" (his No Way to Treat a Lady (1968) co-star Rod Steiger, for example, was a great character actor whose career was run off the rails by the expectations raised by the Academy Award). George Segal has never won an Oscar, but more surprisingly, has only been nominated once, for Best Supporting Actor of 1966 for his role as "Nick" in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). George Segal was born on February 13, 1934 in Great Neck, Long Island, New York. After a stint in the military, he made his bones as a stage actor before being cast in his first meaty film role in The Young Doctors (1961). His turns in Ship of Fools (1965) and the eponymous King Rat (1965) in 1965 heralded the arrival of a major talent. He followed it up with his Oscar-nominated performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), in which he more than held his own against Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) was a cultural phenomenon, the film that wrecked the MPDDA censorship code that had been in place since 1934, and a huge box office success to boot. He had arrived in the major leagues. By the early 1970s, appearances in such films as The Owl and the Pussycat (1970), Blume in Love (1973), Born to Win (1971) and The Hot Rock (1972) had made him a major star with an enviable reputation, just under the heights of the superstar status enjoyed by the likes of Paul Newman. He followed up A Touch of Class (1973) (a hit film for which his co-star Glenda Jackson won an Oscar) and his brilliant performance as the out-of-control gambler in California Split (1974) with a co-starring turn opposite of Jane Fonda in Fun with Dick and Jane (1977), a big hit that revitalized Jane Fonda's film carer. He gave a deft comic performance in Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978) with Jacqueline Bisset and Robert Morley, which proved a modest box office success. For all practical purposes, even after the failures of The Black Bird (1975), "Lucky Lady" and The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976), it seemed like Segal, with a few deft career choices, could reorient his career and deliver on the promise of his early period. That he didn't may be the unintended consequence of his focusing on comedy to the detriment of drama. The comedy A Touch of Class (1973) made him a million dollar-per-film movie star, and that's what he concentrated on. Segal began relying on his considerable charm to pull off movies that had little going for them other than their star, and it backfired on him. These films weren't infused with the outrageously funny, subversive comedy of Where's Poppa? (1970), a success from his first period that he enjoyed along with co-star Ruth Gordon and director Carl Reiner. When Segal first made it in the mid-1960s, he established his serious actor bona fides with a deal he cut with ABC-TV that featured him in TV adaptations of Broadway plays. He also played a very memorable "Biff Loman" in Death of a Salesman (1966) (TV), shining in performance in counterpoint to the vital presence that was Lee J. Cobb's "Willy Loman". It was a good life for an actor, and he took time to show off his banjo-playing skills by fronting the "Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band", with which he cut several records. While the 1980s were mostly a career wasteland for Segal, he came back in the 1990s, using his flair for comedy as part of the ensemble cast of "Just Shoot Me!" (1997).

Most Popular George Segal Trailers

Total trailers found: 70

2012 Trailer (2009)

10 October 2009

Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up.

Love & Other Drugs Trailer (2010)

22 November 2010

Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales.

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Trailer (2013)

23 November 2013

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady.

Look Who's Talking Now! Trailer (1993)

05 November 1993

When Samantha LeBon hatches a scheme to spend a romantic Christmas with her new employee -- the unsuspecting, blithesome James -- his wife, their kids and their two dogs, Rocks and Daphne, must rescue him before he makes a terrible mistake.

The Cable Guy Trailer (1996)

10 June 1996

When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up -- and doesn't let go.

The Mirror Has Two Faces Trailer (1996)

15 November 1996

Rose Morgan (Barbara Streisand), who still lives with her mother (Lauren Bacall), is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life.

Joshua Tree Trailer (1993)

04 August 1993

Wellman Santee (Dolph Lundgren) a former race car driver, whose livelihood is transporting exotic stolen super cars, is involved, with his partner Eddie, in shoot out, resulting in the deaths of his friend and a highway cop.

Look Who's Talking Trailer (1989)

12 October 1989

Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy.

The Longest Day Trailer (1962)

25 September 1962

The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, the US, Britain, and the Free French.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Trailer (1966)

21 June 1966

Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally attack one another when they see how boring their naïve newlywed guests have made their night.

King Rat Trailer (1965)

27 October 1965

When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison.

Three Days To Vegas Trailer (2008)

22 April 2008

Four grumpy old men go on a road trip from their retired life in Florida to the excitement of Las Vegas in order to stop one of their daughters from marrying the wrong guy.

No Way to Treat a Lady Trailer (1968)

20 March 1968

Christopher Gill is a psychotic killer who uses various disguises to trick and strangle his victims. Moe Brummel is a single and harassed New York City police detective who starts to get phone calls from the strangler and builds a strange alliance as a result.

Elsa & Fred Trailer (2014)

07 March 2014

Aged, embittered widower, Fred learns to enjoy life thanks to his elderly yet vibrant neighbor, Elsa.

The Bridge at Remagen Trailer (1969)

25 June 1969

In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.

Flirting with Disaster Trailer (1996)

22 March 1996

Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them.

Blume In Love Trailer (1973)

17 June 1973

Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a paradoxical situation when, having his own marriage break up, is still in love with his ex-wife.

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Trailer (1967)

30 June 1967

Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime.

Fun with Dick and Jane Trailer (1977)

18 March 1977

When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.

Rollercoaster Trailer (1977)

10 June 1977

The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters.

The Quiller Memorandum Trailer (1966)

10 November 1966

Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate.

Heights Trailer (2005)

01 January 2005

'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer.

The Hot Rock Trailer (1972)

26 January 1972

Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it.

The Babysitter Trailer (1995)

17 October 1995

Jennifer (Alicia Silverstone) is a lovely teen who has been hired to baby-sit the kids of Harry Tucker (J.

Lost Command Trailer (1966)

01 May 1966

The film begins with the final moments of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, when the final assault of Viet Minh is imminent.

It's My Party Trailer (1996)

22 March 1996

A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.

Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure Trailer (2007)

30 March 2007

When the Boogey Man causes Grim to lose his powers, rank, and title in the Underworld Court for misusing his powers, he plots to seek out Horror's Hand and take over the world.

Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone Trailer (2005)

17 May 2005

An Orphaned Boy sets out in search of adventure, but when a shipwreck lands him on an island where Dinosaurs and Humans coexist, he finds not only adventure but a family as well.

Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? Trailer (1978)

06 October 1978

Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed.

Ship of Fools Trailer (1965)

29 July 1965

Passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Europe in the 1930s represent society at large in that era.

For the Boys Trailer (1991)

22 November 1991

With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard US-Entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II.

Where’s Poppa? Trailer (1970)

10 November 1970

When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother, even though he promised his late father that he'd always take care of her.

Carbon Copy Trailer (1981)

25 September 1981

A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.

A Touch of Class Trailer (1973)

01 January 1973

Steve, a happily married American man living in London meets Vicki, an English divorcée and run off to Marbella for a rollicking week of sex.

Lost and Found Trailer (1979)

13 July 1979

While visiting Switzerland, an American college professor, Adam, keeps running into a divorced British secretary, Patricia, wherever they go.

The Cold Room Trailer (1984)

27 September 1984

A girl brought to modern Germany experiences events that occurred during the World War II era.

Houdini Trailer (1998)

06 December 1998

The life and times of escape artist/magician Harry Houdini.

Invitation to a Gunfighter Trailer (1964)

01 January 1964

When Confederate soldier Matt Weaver returns to town after the Civil War, he finds that his home has been sold by town boss Sam Brewster.

Ollie Klublershturf vs. the Nazis Trailer (2010)

14 September 2010

An off-the-wall comedy set around the dinner table. What at first glance seems like an awkward 'meet the parents' situation for Dade Klublershturf quickly turns into a game of cat and mouse between Nazis, his boy genius younger brother, Ollie, and a time machine (disguised as an Atari joy stick) the Nazis are trying to capture from him.

The Terminal Man Trailer (1974)

19 June 1974

As the result of a head injury, brilliant computer scientist Harry Benson begins to experience violent seizures.

Born to Win Trailer (1971)

01 December 1971

The film follows Jay Jay, a former hair dresser who has become a drug addict. He lives his new life by doing deals for Vivian from time to time.

The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox Trailer (1976)

01 April 1976

A female hustler is chasing after rich men, but becomes repeatedly mixed up with a suave con man and card shark through a series of misadventures before falling in love with him.

Act One Trailer (1963)

26 December 1963

Story of the life of writer/playwright Moss Hart.

California Split Trailer (1974)

07 August 1974

A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana.

All's Fair Trailer (1989)

01 January 1989

To relax, a group of stressed-out executives go to the country for a weekend to play war games.

The Owl and the Pussycat Trailer (1970)

01 January 1970

Meek, owlish Felix (George Segal) and strident, catty Doris (Barbra Streisand) live in the same apartment building.

Not My Kid Trailer (1985)

15 January 1985

A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings.

Russian Roulette Trailer (1975)

20 August 1975

An RCMP officer is ordered to discreetly take a Russian immigrant into custody in advance of a state visit by the Soviet premier.

Stick Trailer (1985)

26 April 1985

Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed.

Bye Bye Braverman Trailer (1968)

21 February 1968

Friends gather for the funeral of a friend. Sub-plots unfold as the group attempts to link-up to attend the funeral of their friend, Braverman.

The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood Trailer (1984)

22 May 1984

The evil brother of Richard the Lionheart is holding the king for ransom, and only Robin Hood and his band of merry men can save him.

The New Interns Trailer (1964)

01 June 1964

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The Southern Star Trailer (1969)

04 March 1969

Comedy adventure based on a Jules Verne novel about the ups and downs of jewel thieves in the wilds of Africa circa 1900.

The Young Doctors Trailer (1961)

23 August 1961

An aging doctor's resentment of his young assistant could lead to tragedy.

Tenderly Trailer (1968)

26 September 1968

Childhood friends Franco and Jolanda accidentally meet again after 15 years and both know it is love.

Me, Myself and I Trailer (1992)

01 January 1992

Me, Myself & I is a 1992 dark romantic comedy starring JoBeth Williams and George Segal. The movie is the directorial debut of editor and producer Pablo Ferro.

Fielder's Choice Trailer (2005)

18 June 2005

Phillip Fielder is a man who is struggling to rise up in his competitive career. Then his sister passes away leaving him custody of her 8 year old autistic son.

Deep Down Trailer (1994)

26 March 1994

A young musician with a talent for all things electrical spies on his sexy neighbor with a penchant for skinny dipping in the pool in broad daylight and her obviously violent husband.

The Black Bird Trailer (1975)

25 December 1975

The son of famous detective Sam Spade carries on the family tradition of getting involved with the Maltese Falcon - and with the people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to get it.

The Electric Piper Trailer (2003)

02 February 2003

Based on the classic tale of the Pied Piper, this Rock-Opera themed cartoon tells the tale of the 1960s small suburban town of Hamlin, which has been infested with rats.