Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1932-04-04
Deathday: 1992-09-12 (60 years old)

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Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992) was an American actor, director, and singer. Perkins is best remembered for his role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller Psycho, which made him an influential figure in pop culture and in horror films. He often played distinctive villainous roles in film, though he was most renowned for his romantic leads. Perkins represented an era of vulnerable actors who straddled the line between masculinity and femininity, and he distinguished himself by playing unconfident characters.

Born in New York City, Perkins got his start as an adolescent in summer stock programs, although he acted in films before he set foot on a professional stage. His first film, The Actress, costarring Spencer Tracy and Jean Simmons and directed by George Cukor, was a disappointment save for an Oscar nod for its costumes, and Perkins returned to the boards instead. He made his Broadway debut in the Elia Kazan-directed Tea and Sympathy where he played Tom Lee, a "sissy" cured by the right woman. He was praised for the role, and after it closed, he turned to Hollywood once more, starring in Friendly Persuasion (1956) with Gary Cooper and Dorothy McGuire, which earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best New Actor of the Year and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Rushes of the film led to Perkins landing a seven-year, semi-exclusive contract with Paramount Pictures. He was their last matinee idol.

Although Friendly Persuasion earned him much praise, Perkins solidified himself as a powerful actor in Fear Strikes Out the following year, which caused many to name him "the next James Dean" and "the greatest American actor under thirty." However, Paramount was more concerned with heterosexualizing Perkins's image, which led to a string of romantic roles alongside Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, and Shirley MacLaine. He was able to score the occasional serious role in the Broadway play Look Homeward, Angel (for which he was nominated for a Tony Award) and the 1959 film On the Beach with Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire, and Ava Gardner. Although he was once again cast as a romantic lead in Jane Fonda's film debut, Tall Story, he was shortly thereafter cast as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), which established him as a horror icon and garnered him a Bambi Award nomination for Best Actor, as well as both a Best Actor nomination and a win from the International Board of Motion Picture Reviewers. His acclaimed work in the 1960 horror-thriller also led to his being typecast, and in order to escape the same villainous roles, as well as the brutal homophobia he was being subjected to, Perkins bought himself out of his Paramount contract and fled to France, where he debuted in European film with Goodbye Again (1961). Even when paired with Oscar-winning actress Ingrid Bergman, he still distinguished himself as a talented performer, and the film earned him a Best Actor Bravo Otto nomination, a second career Bambi nomination, as well as his winning the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and a Best Actor David di Donatello award.

After a string of European films featuring the likes of Sophia Loren, Orson Welles, Melina Mercouri, and Brigitte Bardot, Perkins returned to America in 1968 with his first American film after an eight-year hiatus, Pretty Poison. He costarred with Tuesday Weld, and the film became a cult classic. In the film's wake, he starred in numerous commercially and critically successful films, such as Catch-22 (1970), Play It as It Lays (1972), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), and Mahogany (1975), the latter of which broke box-office attendance records. During this time, Perkins went through conversion therapy and married Berry Berenson in 1973. He also conceded to typecasting, starring in Psycho II (1983), Psycho III (1986) and Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990). His turn in the 1986 entry of the anthology earned Perkins a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actor. Additionally, he was involved in numerous television excursions. His last film, In the Deep Woods, was a television film broadcast a month after his death in September 1992 from AIDS-related causes.

Filmography

All 100

Movies 76

Self 30

TV Shows 24

Director 1

Writter 1

Himself
Making I'm Dangerous Tonight

Making I'm Dangerous Tonight (2022)

Movie
Norman Bates
Psycho Tom

Psycho Tom (2017)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
78/52

78/52 (2017)

Movie
Fifty Shades of Erotica

Fifty Shades of Erotica (2015)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Tab Hunter Confidential

Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)

Movie
Self - Actor (archive footage)
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

Movie
Himself (archive footage)
Fallout

Fallout (2013)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
The Psycho Legacy

The Psycho Legacy (2010)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
The Cockettes

The Cockettes (2002)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
The Making of 'Psycho'

The Making of 'Psycho' (1997)

Movie
Paul Miller, P.I.
In the Deep Woods

In the Deep Woods (1992)

Movie
El Mecano
The Naked Target

The Naked Target (1992)

Movie
Host
Patricia Highsmith's Tales

Patricia Highsmith's Tales (1992)

TV Show
Arthur Johnson
A Demon in My View

A Demon in My View (1991)

Movie
Norman Bates
Psycho IV: The Beginning

Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)

Movie
5.35
Anthony Strack
The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer (1990)

Movie
Buchanan
I'm Dangerous Tonight

I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)

Movie
Self - Host
A Curious Suicide

A Curious Suicide (1990)

Movie
Self - Host
Chillers

Chillers (1990)

TV Show
Self
With Orson Welles: Stories from a Life in Film

With Orson Welles: Stories from a Life in Film (1990)

Movie
Anton / Prince Constantine
Daughter of Darkness

Daughter of Darkness (1990)

Movie
Dr. Henry Jekyll / Jack 'The Ripper' Hyde
Edge of Sanity

Edge of Sanity (1989)

Movie
Director
Lucky Stiff

Lucky Stiff (1988)

Movie
Robert Edwards
Destroyer

Destroyer (1988)

Movie
Talleyrand
Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story

Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (1987)

TV Show
6
Self
King Kong! The Living Legend

King Kong! The Living Legend (1986)

Movie
Norman Bates
Psycho III

Psycho III (1986)

Movie
5.31
Peter Shayne
Crimes of Passion

Crimes of Passion (1984)

Movie
6
Jimmy
The Glory Boys

The Glory Boys (1984)

TV Show
Norman Bates
Psycho II

Psycho II (1983)

Movie
5.25
Henry Lord
The Sins of Dorian Gray

The Sins of Dorian Gray (1983)

Movie
Rev James North
For the Term of His Natural Life

For the Term of His Natural Life (1983)

TV Show
Self
Night of 100 Stars

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

Movie
Self
Wanna Bet?

Wanna Bet? (1981)

TV Show
Lawrence Miles
Double Negative

Double Negative (1980)

Movie
Kramer
North Sea Hijack

North Sea Hijack (1980)

Movie
Dr. Alex Durant
The Black Hole

The Black Hole (1979)

Movie
4.62
Alfred
Twice a Woman

Twice a Woman (1979)

Movie
John Cerruti
Winter Kills

Winter Kills (1979)

Movie
Self
NDR Talk Show

NDR Talk Show (1979)

TV Show
Self - Host
The Horror Show

The Horror Show (1979)

Movie
Javert
Les Misérables

Les Misérables (1978)

Movie
Arthur Heroz
First, You Cry

First, You Cry (1978)

Movie
Neil Curry
Remember My Name

Remember My Name (1978)

Movie
Self
Bitte umblättern

Bitte umblättern (1977)

TV Show
Self - Host / Norman Bates / Various
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV Show
6.36
Sean
Mahogany

Mahogany (1975)

Movie
Hector MacQueen
Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Movie
6
Gid
Lovin' Molly

Lovin' Molly (1974)

Movie
Writer
The Last of Sheila

The Last of Sheila (1973)

Movie
Self
The Last of Sheila Featurette

The Last of Sheila Featurette (1973)

Movie
Reverend LaSalle
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

Movie
B.Z.
Play It as It Lays

Play It as It Lays (1972)

Movie
Charles Van Horn - le fils déséquilibré de Théo
Ten Days Wonder

Ten Days Wonder (1971)

Movie
Laurence Jeffries
Someone Behind the Door

Someone Behind the Door (1971)

Movie
Self
V.I.P. Schaukel

V.I.P. Schaukel (1971)

TV Show
Allan
How Awful About Allan

How Awful About Allan (1970)

Movie
Rainey
WUSA

WUSA (1970)

Movie
Chaplain Capt. A.T. Tappman
Catch-22

Catch-22 (1970)

Movie
1.5
Self (archive footage)
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

Movie
Tommy Turner
The Male Animal

The Male Animal (1968)

Movie
Dennis Pitt
Pretty Poison

Pretty Poison (1968)

Movie
Self - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show (1968)

TV Show
Christopher Belling
The Champagne Murders

The Champagne Murders (1967)

Movie
Charles Snell
Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose (1966)

Movie
Sgt. Warren
Is Paris Burning?

Is Paris Burning? (1966)

Movie
Charles Snell
ABC Stage 67

ABC Stage 67 (1966)

TV Show
Milo Bogardus
The Fool Killer

The Fool Killer (1965)

Movie
Harry Compton / Nicolas Sergueievitch Miloukne
A Ravishing Idiot

A Ravishing Idiot (1964)

Movie
Johnny Parsons
The Sword and the Balance

The Sword and the Balance (1963)

Movie
Josef K.
The Trial

The Trial (1962)

Movie
6
Robert Macklin
Five Miles to Midnight

Five Miles to Midnight (1962)

Movie
Self
The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show (1962)

TV Show
Alexis
Phaedra

Phaedra (1962)

Movie
Philip Van der Besh
Goodbye Again

Goodbye Again (1961)

Movie
Self
Treffpunkt New York

Treffpunkt New York (1961)

TV Show
Norman Bates
Psycho

Psycho (1960)

Movie
6.09
Ray Blent
Tall Story

Tall Story (1960)

Movie
Self
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood

Hedda Hopper's Hollywood (1960)

Movie
Lt. Peter Holmes
On the Beach

On the Beach (1959)

Movie
4
Abel
Green Mansions

Green Mansions (1959)

Movie
Self
Discorama

Discorama (1959)

TV Show
Cornelius Hackl
The Matchmaker

The Matchmaker (1958)

Movie
Eben / Ephraim's youngest son
Desire Under the Elms

Desire Under the Elms (1958)

Movie
Joseph Dufresne
This Angry Age

This Angry Age (1957)

Movie
Sheriff Ben Owens
The Tin Star

The Tin Star (1957)

Movie
Riley Wade
The Lonely Man

The Lonely Man (1957)

Movie
Jim Piersall
Fear Strikes Out

Fear Strikes Out (1957)

Movie
Josh Birdwell
Friendly Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Movie
Self - Singer
The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show (1956)

TV Show
Self
Cinépanorama

Cinépanorama (1956)

TV Show
Stars of Cabaret

Stars of Cabaret (1956)

Movie
Benji
Windows

Windows (1955)

TV Show
Pedro
The Man Behind the Badge

The Man Behind the Badge (1953)

TV Show
Fred Whitmarsh
The Actress

The Actress (1953)

Movie
West Wind
General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater (1953)

TV Show
Joey
Goodyear Television Playhouse

Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951)

TV Show
Self - Mystery Guest / Self - Panelist
What's My Line?

What's My Line? (1950)

TV Show
Clyde Smith
Studio One

Studio One (1948)

TV Show
Self
The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)

TV Show
6

Ratings

Average 5.89
Based on 1.05 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1948
1961
1973
1964
2022
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1932-04-04

Deathday
1992-09-12 (60 years old)

Place of birth
New York City, United States of America

Height

Relationships
Berry Berenson (1973-01-01 - 1992-01-01)

Children
Oz Perkins, Elvis Perkins

Father
Osgood Perkins

Mother
Janet Esselstyn Rane

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Tony Perkins, Энтони Перкинс, Антони Перкинс

Awards
Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor, Theatre World Award, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Golden Globe Award, Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor, Palme d'Or, Donostia Award, Edgar Awards


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