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HONORARY ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATION
RICHARD WIDMARK

NOMINATION SUBMITTED BY: Amy K. Greaves (AmyKGreaves@yahoo.com)
DATE ORIGINALLY POSTED: 8/20/2001 12:08:29 PM
CURRENT NUMBER OF SUPPORTING COMMENTS: 246

REASON THIS PERSON SHOULD RECEIVE THIS HONOR:
This actor has achieved soo much in the film industry and has been way overlooked by the academy awards.
What he has brought to the screen is truly classic, and I believe it would be a shame to let this man pass by
unnoticed and unrewarded for his great work as a very great actor. I think it is high time that he be noticed for
all his efforts and great contributions as an artist in our time.

SUPPORTING POSTINGS
Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Kelly Bailey (Twofree@aol.com)
Date Posted: 8/20/2001 12:36:17 PM

Mr. Widmark's contribution to film, stage and radio is an example of what an artist can accomplish when he is doing something he truly loves. He carries on year after year with heartfelt dedication, always giving his very best and never becoming less than what he means to be...the consumate professional.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Dana (dviney2000@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 8/20/2001 1:52:17 PM

I have always thought that Richard Widmark was an outstanding actor. I think he should receive more recognition for what he does, because he isn't one to brag about himself, so we must do it for him!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Daniel Camargo (dgcamargo@uol.com.br)
Date Posted: 8/20/2001 2:24:01 PM

Since 1948's Kiss of Death, dircted by Henry Hathaway, Richard Widmark has been proving he deserves such prize.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Brian W. Fairbanks (bwaynef@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 8/20/2001 4:44:21 PM

Although he was not a "Method" actor in the strictest sense of the work, Richard Widmark brought a more naturalistic acting style to the movies, and was a forerunner of sorts to Marlon Brando, James Dean, Robert DeNiro, Jack Nicholson, and others who have followed him into stardom. As Tommy Udo in "Kiss of Death," he not only made what may be the most stunning film debut of all time, but offered a landmark performance that was widely imitated, but never duplicated, for years afterward. Richard Widmark has also been recognized by French film critics as that rare film star who has appeared in every genre except the musical, and has made himself at home in each of them. He has made particularly impressive contributions to the Western, and no actor, not even Robert Mitchum, has made such a mark in film noir. "Night and the City" and "Pickup on South Street" alone would ensure his unique standing in that genre. On top of all that, Richard Widmark is very much a star, one of the few film actors who managed to remain a top star, with top billing in lead roles, for a stretch of 30 years. He deserves recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his accomplishments.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Flora Robison (frobison@uniserve.com)
Date Posted: 8/20/2001 6:50:03 PM

Mr. Widmark is a consumate artist who is identified more strongly with the film noir genre than any other actor. His contribution to the history of cinema in have gone unrecognized and this oversight needs to be corrected. His career in noir is proof alone that his talent should be honoured. But his work throughtout his life, especially in noir, westerns, drama, needs to be rewarded.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jan Little (jklrd@fast.net)
Date Posted: 8/20/2001 8:22:53 PM

Richard Widmark's portrayals of complex and morally indecisive characters
made the viewer watch his intriguing face and athletic movements for clues as to his past and just what he would
do next. His starring roles in film noir had many characteristics of the supporting
roles of the genre: the bizarre laugh, insecurity with women, high level of energy, and gleeful brutality.
But Richard Widmark's ability to simultaneously project both the boyish and mature quatilites of these characters
in unexpected ways that made you care about them was what made him
a great actor and star right from the beginning of his long career.
Please consider Mr. Widmark for an Honorary Academy Award.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: n_oflash@juno.com (Michael T. Fisher)
Date Posted: 8/20/2001 11:27:38 PM

I've always felt that Mr. Widmark has deserved an Oscar due to the outstanding performances he has given over the years.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Lee (chips76309@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 8/21/2001 7:13:53 AM

Mr. Widmark's versatility is unquestionable and he is long overdue for recognition.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Griff Nelson (iskywatch51@gopbi.com)
Date Posted: 8/22/2001 12:17:02 AM

As a youth, Richard Widmark influanced me in more ways than I can name. He was the best bad guy Hollywood has ever seen, as well as the most heroic of good guys. He played each and every role to the hilt, yet never went too far by making his characters unbelievable. He acted by putting all of himself into each and every role, and it showed. If everyone worked at his craft as well, or as hard, as he did, then the world would be a better place.
And let us not forget his off-screen actions. Here was a man who would go out with his friends, but would only drink milk. He was never a party animal, even when it was considered a good thing. He was a good husband, and never let his fame go to his head. He was what every actor should have been, but which most weren't.
Here is a man who has long been overlooked for this award, and no one deserves it more.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Daniel Wilton (dygwidmark@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 8/22/2001 4:07:17 AM

Richard Widmark's contribution to peoples enjoyment of the cinema is enormous and staggering.His ability to play characters that everyone can identify with shows his commitment to his craft.This actor,who for versatility,individualism and integrity knows few equals,deserves to be recognised.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Alison Rooney (arrawa@msn.com)
Date Posted: 8/22/2001 9:06:51 PM

I can't think of a more deserving honoree than the wonderful Richard Widmark. In a career spanning 4 decades, he unobtrusively yet charismatically turned himself into a kaleidoscope of morally ambiguous, cheekily snivelling, heroically professional brutish yet faltering Men! Whether it was cranking out product for the studios in the 50s or hiring himself out in the 70s and 80s he's been both a movie star and a thinking actor all the way. He's 86 or so, so please don't wait!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Dionne Fry (dygsgirl@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 8/22/2001 9:49:11 PM

I came upon Richard Widmark late in game compaired to most fans and I now know what I've been missing! If it wasn't for the person who introduced me to such an amazing actor, I'm sure I would never have had the chance to say that he truely deserves to be given this award. He is so very talented and his portrayals of real-life characters are so rare in film, both then and nowadays.He deserves more recognition so that others can have the chance to discover his talents.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Dr. Lincoln Hurst (ldhurst@ucdavis.edu)
Date Posted: 8/26/2001 4:35:35 PM

Richard Widmark is exactly what the Academy is looking for when it is chooses an honoree for the special academy award. His extraordinary body of work speaks for itself. It is hard to think of another actor who is so adept at playing in one film the scoundrel you love to hate, and in another the stalwart leading man who radiates integrity and compassion. He is also one of the nicest people who has ever worked in Hollywood. The Academy would do itself credit by honoring this fine gentleman, hard-working craftsman, and exceedlingly gifted actor.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Ingeburg Kanzler (scar_zie_2000@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 8/26/2001 5:38:52 PM

This vote is from a long time fan in Germany to one of the greatest actors of all time!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Alecia Thomas (silvermorr1@earthlink.net)
Date Posted: 8/29/2001 12:35:37 AM

Mr. Widmark is one of the most unique and passionate actors in Hollywood history. He leaves an impression, a memory and a mark on every role he has ever played. He has been in my opinion unfairly overlooked, as far as awards and recognition goes, and I think its time that changed! When you see him in ANYTHING you forget you are seeing acting - he BECOMES the character. And he has contributed SO much to so many memorable films especially in the catagory of Noir, that uniqually American film form. He has worked along side the true icons of Hollyood:Marilyn Monroe,John Wayne, Spencer Tracy and Henry Fonda just to name a few, yet he brings such a truly amazing presence and ability that makes him stand out even from the likes of them when he is in a co starring role. To me,he is in a class by himself, there is no one else like him, and there never will be, and he should know how much he is appreciated for all he has given. He is a legend and a treasure.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Beverly DeHeer (beverly@tunesrn.com)
Date Posted: 8/30/2001 9:52:36 PM

Richard Widmark has given so many excellent performances. He deserves the recognition of his peers.
He also has never been the subject of gossip, living his life quietly with his family. The Hollywood community should be very proud to have this wonderful actor in their circle, and accord him the honor he so richly deserves, and which is way overdue, an honorary Academy Award.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Theresa Gardner (theresa85035@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 9/2/2001 2:48:04 AM

I feel that Richard Widmark should receive the honorary academy award of all the films that he has done over the years.He has acheived excellent performances in all his films-he has made you feel that he was the person he was portraying.(how many stars have done that)You have never heard anything bad of his character & I honestly feel he deserves this.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Franka Miriam Brueckler (bruckler@math.hr)
Date Posted: 9/6/2001 6:54:53 AM

Richard Widmark definitely deserves to finally get a recognintion for so many first class performances throughout the years. And also for his life - keeping his private life private and doing his work so professionaly and well - which could be an example for many.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: R. Collins (subo@subo.screaming.net)
Date Posted: 9/8/2001 11:17:40 AM

Richard Widmark is always entirely watchable and believable whenever he is on screen. He has featured in some of the real classic films, such as Judgement at Nuremburg, Gathering of Old Men, Madigan and Alvarez Kelly, yet even in The Swarm the scenes in which he featured stood out as something special. Most of his contemporaries, in time and stature have already been honoured... Douglas,Stewart, Peck,Tracey,Mitchum,Wayne and Bogart. As an actor he was their equal. He has contributed much more than supposed icons like Dean and Brando and it is high time that the industry gave him appropriate credit. Apart from his starring quality he has been a model professional demonstrating that actors can set an example and don't have to live life to excess. Don't wait. Act now.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Bob Engesser (Erw4)
Date Posted: 9/9/2001 10:42:03 PM

I agree that Richard Widmark should receive the honorary academy award.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Stephen Scott Clothier (raphael65@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 9/24/2001 1:17:05 AM

Richard Widmark is a great actor -- IS...while that tense can still be present, let the Academy do what it has so many times failed to do: honour an outstanding actor for the indelible screen images that he or she has brought to life. As a child, after I saw "Murder on the Orient Express," in which he appeared as Ratchett, the cold-blooded kidnapper, I couldn't sleep for weeks. As I grew older, while other vacuous kids were going on about the latest heavy metal band, I was watching old movies and learning what great scripts and good acting were all about. I have enjoyed watching Mr. Widmark in all his roles (he was particularly memorable in "Coma"), and feel that he is among the many "greats" whom the Academy has failed to recognize. Let's get off our duffs and give him the award now rather than later!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Ian Walters (kik@hawaii.rr.com)
Date Posted: 9/30/2001 2:37:00 AM

Think about it. There just isn't anyone more worthy of an Honorary Academy Award than Mr. Widmark. I looked through the list of other "nominees" here. Some already have an Oscar. Some must be on the list for some kind of joke. Richard Widmark is one of a kind. He is very special, and America should honour the fact.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Pat Ryan (tap_49@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 11/19/2001 8:50:31 AM

Definitely one of the best actors of the 40s, 50s, 60s, and so on, thoroughly deserves the honour.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Randal Gist (randal.gist@att.net)
Date Posted: 11/25/2001 4:14:56 PM

Richard Widmark is the epitome of the professional Hollywood actor; he never gave less than his all--whether in a "B-film noir" like "Pickup on South Street", a big prestige picture like "Judgement at Nuremberg or a piece of pure hokum like "The Long Ships." He along with the likes of Robert Mitchum and Robert Ryan never got the roles or respect they deserved for their ability and work. The other two are now gone and it is too late to recognize their work while they were living. Mr. Widmark has never been listed among the "Great Stars" but should be. His work encompassed film noir, the western, social drama, comedy and pretty much any "genre" you wish to name and he did it all equally well. Please consider Richard Widmark for this honorary award. (Also he happens to be one of my favorite actors.) Thank you.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Scarlett Ziemba (scarzie@netscape.net)
Date Posted: 12/16/2001 9:52:33 AM

Richard Widmark should finally get the recognition he deserves for being one of the finest character actors I ever watched while growing up in Germany - thanks to my mom for introducing me to all these great classic movies!
Please recognize him while there is time to let him know what a great impact he had on 2 and 3 Generations!

Happy 86th Birthday to Mr. Widmark!
from my mother Ingeburg in Germany
and Scarlett in Florida, USA



Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Bill Akins (bill_akins@b-f.com)
Date Posted: 12/16/2001 10:30:45 AM

Mr. Widmark has long been one of the actors during the golden age that the academy let pass by. As good wine ages, his films are vintage, and I have rarely seen a performance that has not moved me in some way. Richard Widmark, in my estimation, was the finest actor that graced the screen based on his virtuality, natural appeal, charisma, and, of course, excellent performances. He should not continue to be unnoticed any longer, and deserves the recognition that has been neglected.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Barbara McGahan (bbmcgahan@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 12/16/2001 2:00:41 PM

It is amazing what different types and age groups of people Richard Widmark appeals to. He has always given a top-notch performance in any type of role. There was no one better at being bad than Richard. But he was a marvelous "good guy" as well. We would like him to know in what high regard his fans still hold him. This Award would help to do that.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Alan Rode (arode1@san.rr.com)
Date Posted: 12/27/2001 8:14:35 PM

Richard Widmark's body of work as a film actor clearly merits serious consideration for a Special Academy Award. Mr. Widmark distinguished himself throughout many different genres of American film. His groundbreaking portrayal of a psycopathic thug in "Kiss of Death" established a new apogee for screen villainy. This epochal performance was recognized by the Academy with a nomination for best supporting actor for 1947. Widmark expanded that portrayal into a pathetic small time loser in "Night and the City"(1950), the racist character in "No Way Out"(1950) and a streetwise grifter "Pick-up on South Street" Refusing to be typecasted, Mr. Widmark moved seamlessly into notable dramatic roles in such films as, "The Cobweb", The Law and Jake Wade, Judgment at Nuremburg", "The Bedford Incident", "Madigan" , "Murder on the Orient Express" among many other distinguished performances. Mr. Widmark's well-deserved reputation for integrity, dedication to his craft and his support of his fellow actors (notably his friendship with a young and inexperienced Sidney Poitier) bespeak a man of considerable breadth and depth. Richard Widmark is truly Hollywood's "last man standing" and merits a Special Academy Award for his life's work.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: schultz éric (ivanetflorian@evhr.net)
Date Posted: 12/30/2001 9:10:11 AM

Richard Widmark is one of the last géant of the movie. Bertrand tavernier citation : the american cinéma is a little bit him . For me the cinéma is a great art because actors like Richard Widmark exist. He merits a Special Academy Award.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Lee Hatfield Sr. (lehat1@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 12/31/2001 11:46:13 PM

I agree wholeheartedly that Richard Widmark has been passed over in the past and must now be recognized for the great achievements he has made as an actor and in his personal life and he must recieve an Oscar, which he truly deserves.
Sincerely, Lee Hatfield

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jill Adams (Mafhoney@aol.com)
Date Posted: 1/18/2002 12:12:03 AM

I support any and all campaigns to give Mr. Widmark and HONORARY ACADEMY AWARD for his lifetime of wonderful work to film.

If "Don't Bother To Knock Co-Star" Marilyn Monroe thought him the finest actor around then who can argue with that!

Consider my name signed, Jill Adams

www.MarilynRemembered.com
www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn/

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: James M Sandbrook (jms@sandbrooksoftware.com)
Date Posted: 1/18/2002 7:10:34 AM

I have always enjoyed watching Richard Widmark in movies and I believe he has put
his mark on the film industry forever.

Richard has played many interesting roles in movies and you can tell he really puts
his heart into the parts he has played, you have to admire his ability to play parts like
a 'nice guy' to a 'mean bad guy' and be convincing in these roles.
A true entertainer.

I hope he gets this award because it is long overdue.
Some actors missed out on the big awards and as time has passed many have received awards, an example is John Wayne.

It is time we honored Richard Widmark for his great work that has entertained millions
of people for many years.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Debi Watson (debidoy@bellsouth.net)
Date Posted: 1/18/2002 10:35:42 AM

I belieive Richard was truly one of the best actors of all time, and he, more than anyone else, deserves it.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Crystal Burke (forever_marilyn@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 1/18/2002 10:42:12 AM

Richard Widmark was a very fine actor and a great person! He should definetly get this award :-)
Crystal Burke
www.angelfire.com/my/forevermarilyn

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: James Clift (marilynmonroe_1926@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 1/18/2002 2:15:52 PM

Richardo Widmark is one of the finest out there. He has given us so many memorable performances. He really deserves this award.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Lydia E. Harris (lidiful82@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 1/18/2002 2:47:14 PM

Please reward Richard Widmark with the honary Academy Award. He deserves it more than anyone.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jennalyn (jennalynmonroe@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 1/18/2002 3:53:46 PM

Marilyn loved him and so do I.He should really have this,I think it's already been too long.So give him the award!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Sandra Pisani (msramacieri@sympatico.ca)
Date Posted: 1/18/2002 5:22:28 PM

I think Richard Widmark is a truly talented actor. He deserves this award!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Roksana Bahram (Roksana@aol.com)
Date Posted: 1/20/2002 10:41:21 PM

I think Richard Widmark is an outstanding actor. I particulary like his performance in "Don't Bother to Knock" with Marily Monore. I think he has been overlooked by Hollywood and it's time that he is given recognition for all of his talents.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Lucille Haycox (Lucille41@aol.com)
Date Posted: 1/21/2002 1:45:15 AM

I have always enjoyed Richard Widmark's movies.....especially the one with Marilyn Monroe! It's long overdue....this gentleman deserves recognition

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Gia (_ClaraBow_@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 1/22/2002 2:59:55 PM

I believe Richard Widmark deserves an Honorary Academy Award because he is a much
overlooked talent. He may not have a name like Bogart, Dean or even Brando. But he was
an incredible presence onscreen and truly deserves some recognition.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Diane Jones (dyj@mindspring.com)
Date Posted: 1/28/2002 9:36:45 PM

What a great actor/comedian. He was the type that could play most any role, and do it well.

The 7 Year Itch is one of my favoriate movies of all time, and he was the perfect compliment to Marilyn's talents.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: M.T. Fisher (n_oflash@juno.com)
Date Posted: 1/29/2002 7:16:14 PM

Mr. Widmark was one of those who could fit into any genre. He has been overlooked by Hollywood historians due to the fact that, "It's Widmark. Of COURSE he's good." What a pity. He needs to get the honor he so richly deserves.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Gregory Trotter (grabitquick@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 4/5/2002 6:59:36 PM

These messages say it all. For 55 years, Richard Widmark has provided consistently outstanding, multi-layered performances, and is arguably the best of his generation. It frankly boggles my mind that he has not received the recognition he deserves. The man is now 87. Get your act together, Academy!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Elsie Davidson (davidson375@freeuk.com)
Date Posted: 4/14/2002 6:35:24 AM

Richard Widmark deserves recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his dedication to acting. He never gave a bad performance,is a lovely person,a true gentleman,indeed someone yery special.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Dave Thwaites (DDAVETHWAITES@aol.com)
Date Posted: 6/9/2002 11:51:30 AM

Richard Widmark always gave value for money over a long period and has been a credit to his craft, both on and off the screen. It would be nice to see him receive recognition for a job well done

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Robert Ortolano (bortolano@earthlink.net)
Date Posted: 6/19/2002 9:16:54 AM

Richard Widmark is perhaps the last of a not to be repeated glorious age of film technique,
style, and dedication. He is one of the most underrated, and unheralded stars of our time.
Every performance, every role, every nuance was measured, and exactly what the frame called
for. He cannot, should not be forgotten by the Academy. He is quite simply a treasure,
a cultural artist that has provided hours and hours of expert entertainment in the most
understated of ways. He is the best, and should be recognized as such by everyone, including the
academy!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: jake martens (jmartens@shaw.ca)
Date Posted: 6/22/2002 11:19:43 PM

i first saw the movie take the high ground and later i saw the halls of montezuma and i was hooked on this actor seen every one of his films since he is one man who should be rewarded for all his outstanding performancise

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Bill Doyle (billdoyle!@sympatico.ca)
Date Posted: 7/5/2002 1:45:22 PM

Richard Widmark has given a lifetime of screen memories, now is the time that he should receive a memorable night by being honoured by the Academy. His natural acting style has stood the test of time. His performances are strong by any standard: past or present. Good Luck and I hope to see Mr. Widmark on stage delivering his speech in his own modest and appreciated manner.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: KE Zahirsky (KamiahKath@aol.com)
Date Posted: 7/25/2002 12:57:47 PM

I am thankful that personalities such as Robert DeNiro and Jane Fonda have recommended Richard Widmark for the Academy of Motion Pictures' Lifetime Achievement Award. Maybe now Mr. Widmark's brilliance as an actor and gentleman-- his 'strength of character' will be rewarded. It is long overdue.

He has been recognized by millions of filmgoers for 40+ years as a classic, vivid and memorable actor in most film genre-- but especially noir, Westerns, and dramas. Who could forget his work in Pickup on South Street, Kiss of Death, The Beford Incident, The Cobwell, The Frogemen and Panic in the Streets? Ah, but Westerns: Yellow Sky, Two Rode Together, Broken Lance, Garden of Evil, Mr. Horn, Cheyenne Autum, Death of a Gunfighter, Warlock, and on and on. The National Western Heritage Museum recently recognized Mr. Widmark's work in Westerns with an award.

Pleae Board of Governors, let us all reward brilliance when we see it.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jerry Robbina (captfitzg@aol.com)
Date Posted: 7/28/2002 6:26:18 PM

It's simple. He is one of the last true legends of Hollywood - and his films speak for themselves.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Dianne Kochenburg (editor@clevermag.com)
Date Posted: 8/4/2002 11:50:00 AM

When I was a little kid in the 1950s, I always looked forward to seeing any movie starring Richard Widmark. I just knew it would be a treat. I even loved Run for the Sun! I guess you could call me a true fan. I can't imagine a more deserving recepient of a lifetime achievement award than Richard Widmark. Wouldn't it be great for him to receive it while he's still alive? Wake up, Academy! Don't blow your opportunity.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Ray Gaucher Jr. (ray_goshay@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 10/28/2002 3:09:45 AM

Richard Widmark has been my favorite all-time actor for as long as I can remember. He had consistency in the level of his performances - nearly always excellent, whether hero, anti-hero or villian. I maintain that his portrayals display a timeless quality rarely attained by other actors. His initial characterizations are fresh and vibrant. Regardless of genre he never seems camp or dated. The impressive weight of his performances, one after another, should convince any objective viewer that he deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Peter Sands (petersands@attbi)
Date Posted: 11/9/2002 2:45:48 PM

Richard Widmark is truly long overdue for an Academy honor. I give as evidence: Kiss of Death, Road House, Yellow Sky and Broken Lance to name but a few. Even when the movie he was in was not the best, he seemed to elevate the entire production (including the script) with his considerable talent. I tried email on the Academy website to the Board of Governors but so far no responce.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Ryan Brennan (edenell@aol.com)
Date Posted: 11/27/2002 11:32:30 PM

Richard Widmark was a rare actor who combined physical grace with psychological intensity. In a career spanning nearly 50 years (and who's to say it's over even now?)Mr. Widmark has played gangsters, war heroes, weaklings, cynics, cowboys and more. With apparent ease he has matched the formidable presences of co-stars such as James Stewart, Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy,Gregory Peck, Gary Cooper, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Yul Brynner, William Holden, Burt Lancaster, and John Wayne. Only three of these actors still live and they have their Oscars. Isn't it time that Richard Widmark join the pantheon of Oscar winners who were his peers?

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: stone wallace (crobin@res1.mts.net)
Date Posted: 12/23/2002 9:43:46 AM

There is no actor more worthy to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from A.A.M.P.A.S. than Richard Widmark. He comes from the era of Mitchum, Lancaster and Douglas, with talents steeped in the tradition of Cagney, Bogart and Edward G. Robinson. Whether playing pure evil ("Kiss of Death", where he exploded onto the screen and into public consciousness in his film debut!), or essaying a character of heroic qualities ("Cheyenne Autumn"), Mr. Widmark's versatility and honesty of portrayal have enhanced ever film in which he has appeared.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Aleck Grishkevich (varonson@sbcglobal.net)
Date Posted: 12/30/2002 1:40:36 AM

Richard Widmark has in fact been nominated for the Honorary Award (otherwise known as a special Oscar or Lifetime Achievement Award) by Peter Bogdanovich upon which the Academy's board of governors will be voting when they met on January 23, 2003.

(If they vote to bestow it, it will be done at the 75th Academy Awards held to be held on March 23, 2003.)

According to the 75th Academy Award Rules, the nomination must be made by a member of the Academy.

For it to be bestowed a nominee, and there are many others this year as there are in others, must receive either two-thirds or three-quarters of the 42 governor's votes depending on whether they decide to bestow one or two.

(Up to, but no more than, two may be bestowed + it may not be bestowed posthumously.)

If an Academy members read this: Perhaps they would make their support known to the governors either directly or through me.

(I drafted the nominating letter.)

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: LeAnn (jjdl4outdrs@aol.com)
Date Posted: 1/20/2003 6:01:11 PM

Alot can be said about Richard Widmark's style, ability, personality, etc...., but next to Robert DeNiro in Cape Fear, NO ONE can scare you more than Tommy Udo. On a personal note - Richard couldn't be farther from that type of person. Isn't that what makes a great actor? Someone who pulls you in with their performances good or bad and makes you feel something, anything?
He deserves and Honorary Oscar preferrably while he's still around to accept it and show his gratitude.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: jessica (jessicatitou@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 1/24/2003 5:10:18 PM

he's the best!!!!I've met him once and had a great time with him and all his movies are great and he's sooo good,the best

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Pat (billyed@aol.com)
Date Posted: 2/3/2003 2:02:03 PM

I've enjoyed Richard Widmark's work for years...from Tommy Udo to I Love Lucy. He was great in dramas, Westerns, comedy and noir. He deserved to be recognized by the Academy while he can still enjoy it. Peter O'Toole turned his down..please put Richard Widmark in his place. And while you're at it, include Doris Day, too!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jesus Maria Larrea (jeslarry@terra.es)
Date Posted: 2/6/2003 12:53:14 PM

Sorry, I am from Spain and I don´t speak english, but...I want to say NOBODY deserbes more an honorary oscar than Richard Widmark. He is an american LEGEND, a true GIANT of the best cinema during more than 40 years, a wonderful actor with an incredible talent who has worked with the best actors (Tracy,Cooper,Monroe,Wayne,Stewart,Dietrich,...and Widmark had their SAME TALENT)and directors (Ford,Kazan,Kramer,Minnelli,Hathaway,...).What is waiting for the Academy? I like very,very much Richard Widmark, he is marvelous and I think all the movie lovers in the world must to e-mail to the Academy (ampas@oscars.org) to make this petition.
We love you, Richard.(You are very,very better than Peter O´Toole,who says he is too young to receive an honorary oscar,and Widmark is 88...it is not RIDICULE?)

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: martin gallagher (mapgallagher@eircom.net)
Date Posted: 2/7/2003 1:05:41 PM

peter o'toole is an irish actor and has opted to receive his honorary oscar in 10 years I say give it to richard widmark now whilst we share this world with him. he is long admired and respected by all artistes

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jennifer Prowell (jenjun66@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 2/18/2003 1:40:33 PM

I have been a fan of Mr. Widmark's since 1960 and think that this award is long overdue him. He is well admired and respected by actors, directors and fans alike. He is a true icon of the American cinema and as such, should receive an Honorary Academy Award. There is no one more deserving.
Please correct this oversight as soon as possible while he is still with us.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Gobind Tanaka (gtanaka@unex.ucla.edu)
Date Posted: 4/1/2003 3:11:35 PM

I love so many of Richard Widmark's performances, including "The Bedford Incident" and countless westerns. However, it seems that some people are crediting Mr. Widmark with Tom Ewell's performance as Richard Sherman in "The Seven Year Itch." Let's give Mr. Ewell his due. Mr. Widmark did star opposite Marilyn in "Don't Bother to Knock" and in a romantic comedy with Doris Day, "Tunnel of Love" - maybe this confused some people.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Kelli N. (snoops71@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 4/1/2003 5:07:44 PM

I just became an admirer of Richard Widmark a few weeks ago after seeing "The Bedford Incident" on cable late one night. His performance was excellent. He should have won the Oscar for that one. I hope he finally gets the recognition he deserves next year!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Robbie Robson (wjrobbie@aol.com)
Date Posted: 5/14/2003 1:17:16 PM

There is no more deserving actor in the World to be given an Honorary Oscar than Richard Widmark. His tremendous body of work and the talent he displayed therein, make this honor long overdue. Add to that his exemplar life, and one wonders just what is the Academy waiting for. One thing for sure,for Richard it wont make a damn bit of difference either way.Even so, lets all pray the Academy does the right thing and comes through for this truly great actor.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Ken Dobie (maakdob@attbi.com)
Date Posted: 6/12/2003 8:38:41 PM

He's been a damn good actor, he's up there in years nows the time.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: loraine wood (loraine777@bigpond.com.au)
Date Posted: 7/2/2003 8:35:07 AM

Richard widmark . has been an outstanding actor . his portrayal in every character he has played has been real and convincing . he has not always had the roles which would endure him to the movie going public but all have been played with sincerity and superb acting ability which not many could pull off . He also has been a quiet achiever . he needs recognition for his years of entertaining the movie public . I remember his role in "No Way Out" when I was just a young girl and from then on I was a R. Widmark fan forever , his demeaning laugh would scare anyone . give him his due while we still have him please .. .

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Theresa Gardner (theresa85035@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 7/2/2003 3:49:26 PM

As I have posted before-Richard Widmark is an outstanding actor & have never appeared bad in the publics eye-lets honor this man while he's still with us!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Peter Sands (petersands@comcast.net)
Date Posted: 7/5/2003 1:46:37 AM

Richcrd Widmark is truly long overdue for such an honor by the Academy. I deeply hope they will not wait to long for such recognition.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Robert Cochran (bmkaburl@interl.net)
Date Posted: 7/7/2003 8:37:57 AM

Mr. Widmark co-starred with Stewart, Taylor, Wayne, Fonda, Malden and many other superstars and he upstaged all of them with his great acting abilities....He deserves the Honorary Academy Award as much or more than the many other great actors of our day....I am 48 years old and I cannot observe very many actors of his caliber in todays films....This much overdue award should be awarded now while he can recognize how well respected that he still is....

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Alfreda (amh773@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 7/21/2003 1:45:10 PM

Mr. Widmark is long overdue with recognition for his acting abilities. I hope he is awarded the recogintion by the Academy this time, because this capable and private man has deserved it many times before.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Manuel Varea (mvarea@mi.madritel.es)
Date Posted: 8/11/2003 6:08:56 AM

Richard Widmark no ha recibido aún el premio que se merece como uno de los más grandes actores del mundo. Su presencia ante las cámaras es abrumadora y su vida particular ha sido siempre un ejemplo a seguir.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Michele (shoozmd@aol.com)
Date Posted: 10/15/2003 2:01:59 PM

Give Mr. Widmark the award. One letter can make a difference. Anyone who feels so strongly about the honorary award to be given to Richard Widmark, write to AMPAS 8949 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, Ca. 90211 Be heard. I have written to them. Let AMPAS have it. He is long overdue, and should never be forgotten. He has worked so hard to make an impact. He is a great talent and he should be the 2004 honory oscar award winner.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jana Molinaro (janamolinaro@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 11/9/2003 8:59:01 AM

Richard Widmark is an excellent actor, who always plays his roles with honesty and integrity. For me, Richard Widmark always dominates the screen and commands my attention. He certainly deserves to be recognized by the Academy in his lifetime. NOW is the time! As KE Zahirsky said,"Maybe now Mr. Widmark's brilliance as an actor and gentleman-- his 'strength of character' will be rewarded. It is long overdue".

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: gerry stonestreet (gerry@stonestreet13.freeserve.)
Date Posted: 11/11/2003 1:50:03 PM

It's a scandal that Richard Widmark has not yet been honoured by the Academy. From his earliest roles as villains, through his years as morally ambivalent heroes right up to his impressive gallery of character roles in old age, he has never failed to produce a convincing performance. The Academy should put matters right NOW

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Gregory Trotter (gregory.trotter@gte.net)
Date Posted: 11/16/2003 7:36:01 PM

The man will be 89 in less than a month. I can't add more than what you've already read here. Mr. Widmark may be the best pure film actor of the second half of the 20th Century, not to mention his previous achievements as one of the most successful radio actors, etc. Get on board and vote, while there's still time!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Samuel Robert Dunn (SamuelD@vmh.com)
Date Posted: 11/16/2003 10:11:36 PM

Richard Widmark is living proof that "Minnesota Swede" and "scary guy" can go together. It's high time that he receives the Special Oscar recognition he so vastly deserves--and I don't mean posthumously.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: le magueresse (tanambao@aol.com)
Date Posted: 12/4/2003 1:09:02 PM

R.Widmark est un des derniers grands acteurs des années 50 .Sa filmographie couvre 50ans de cinéma et contient d'excellents films noirs , de très bons westerns ainsi que des films d'aventure réussis .Il a partagé la scène avec des stars incomparables (Gary Cooper; Spencer Tracy;J.Wayne;G.Peck;B.Lancaster....).Il est vraiment temps de le récompenser

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Barbara A. Cantor (bacantor@insight.rr.com)
Date Posted: 12/30/2003 9:01:29 AM

I just finished watching, "Kiss Of Death." It is hard to imagine that Richard Widmark has given so many wonderful performances and never received recognition from the Academy. Please don't wait until it is too late to honor this man. The Academy has to do the right thing and do it soon. Let Mr. Widmark know that his peers and fans appreciated his work. If this turns out to be a posthumous award, what good will that do? Let him know NOW how much his work has meant to the industry and the fans. Sincerely, Barb Cantor

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Bert Slifko (bslifko@msn.com)
Date Posted: 1/13/2004 5:04:15 PM

It's time for Hollywood to wake up and honor Richard Widmark.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Roberta (BertDirsch@aol.com)
Date Posted: 1/22/2004 8:31:19 PM

Give Richard Widmark the award. He's a great actor....please don't wait until he's dead.

He was a handsome man and he still is.


Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: JOEL GARYN (ASEMEMBER@AOL.COM)
Date Posted: 2/20/2004 6:10:26 PM

Mr Widmark deserves the recognition and the honor of being considered for this honorary award.His talent and character has earnedhim this recognition. Am sure the many many people he has worked with through the years will support this endevour in Mr widmarks behalf.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Alan Clark (asclark@tyler.net)
Date Posted: 2/23/2004 2:07:12 AM

Richard Widmark represents one of the last remaining icons from the earlier days of cinema. He embodies all that characterizes an american hero. The Academy should not miss this opportunity to honor this great actor.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: OSAKA, Go (vz6h-nk@asahi-net.or.jp)
Date Posted: 3/30/2004 11:39:06 PM

Yes, he deserves duly the honorary award of Academy!
I have been his mad fan for forty-five years and the passion has not been lost at all. Academy Committee (I don't know if any) MUST give him duly appreciation during his life. If not, I will give him in place of Academy! I am only a innocent Japanese movie fan, but I blow the whistle on Hollywood people for ignoring Mr. Richard Widmark.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Adelina (misswriter@wanadoo.es)
Date Posted: 4/7/2004 3:16:07 AM

I think Richard Widmark is an excepcional actor. His characters, his performers are magistral. I think will never have another actor like him. And it´s incredible that this GREAT ACTOR haven´t got an Oscar. I can´t believe this. Mr Widmark deserves this honor.
And from Spain, I support this recognition. The Movie would not be the same without Richard Widmark.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Linda McClure (lmcclure@btopenworld.com)
Date Posted: 4/17/2004 3:01:41 PM

Richard Widmark is one of the all time greats and should be recognised for his achievements in the film industry. He is now an old man. Please honour his work while he is still with us. It would be wonderful to see him at the Oscars.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Chuck Madere (smad1809@aol.com)
Date Posted: 4/17/2004 11:02:16 PM

Some great actors never get the awards they deserve.It is time Richard Widmark got his. He was a great actor.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Reagan McLane (rmclane@charter.net)
Date Posted: 5/22/2004 2:26:51 PM

From an early age, I have been a fan of Richard Widmark's. Westerns are truly my favorite genre he has acted in. He deserves an oscar for so many roles. Just to look back at a few, considering all that went into his portrayal of Jim Bowie in John Wayne's "The Alamo", his anger, his anquish, his sorrow shown in that; "Two Rode Together", "The Way West", "Cheyenne Autumn," "Warlock", to name a few, and of course his roles in "Madigan" and "Murder on the Orient Express" and "Coma" all qualify him for an oscar. Let us finally recognize a true craftsman. Reagan McLane

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Hernán Gonzalo Carrillo (hernangcarrillo@yahoo.com.ar)
Date Posted: 5/22/2004 8:06:10 PM

Este hombre,este formidable actor, merece el reconocimiento por su talento actoral, por la dicha que nos ha brindado con sus interpretaciones, que nos han hecho reír y llorar, y a veces sufrir...aún es tiempo de demostrarle que su trabajo ha sido reconocido.-

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Seamus Ryan/Liela Keating (seamusliela@onetel.com)
Date Posted: 6/8/2004 7:05:55 PM

Just where does one begin to even try to Pay Honour and Praise to such a GIANT of the Cinema.
I grew up with Richard Widmark, I'm 67yrs. old now and I feel that out of all the good things I have seen in this Life..he has been one of them.
He certainly deserves every Award Hollywood can bestow upon him, first because of his Personal Life and most of all his Acting Ability, one could write reams about him , so where does one stop writing..NEVER.
I'm only sorry that we Irish can not claim him as one of ours, God Bless You Richard...for All Time.
Seamus Ryan.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Rupert Smith (rupertsmith@msn.com)
Date Posted: 6/22/2004 12:24:04 PM

I just like to say I love all his movies

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jerry Neel (neelje@cox.net)
Date Posted: 6/23/2004 1:37:02 AM

Wake up and recognize this great talented actor who never turned in a bad performance regardless of the role he was playing. Time is running out to do the right thing. An honorary Oscar seems the least we could do to recognize this fine actor.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Sandra L. Kleinschmit (alicesnightmare@msn.com)
Date Posted: 7/11/2004 3:32:14 AM

Everyone talks about Richard Widmark being Film Noir. Fine. The problem with this is that he is so much more than that. He has worked in nearly every genre of film,but in my opinion,it´s the westerns that are the best. Yes,I am a Tommy Udo fan.(Who isnt?)and I enjoyed Madigan,..but,I love Tom Lassiter in Alvarez Kelly,or Tom King in How the West Was Won,..etc. So many great characters created by a timeless actor.
I wish he´d do more,but as he ages,perhaps he just wishes to rest on his laurels,which he so richly deserves.
Still we have a huge filmography to enjoy. More films that I can name here,..73 I believe.
To Richard,..
You´re the best. Simply the best.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Masonique Westmorland (islademuerto@msn.com)
Date Posted: 7/11/2004 4:00:19 AM

I believe that an Honorary Academy Award is the least Richard Widmark deserves. He should have won an Oscar so many years ago. Please consider him before he too leaves us,as others here has indicated before me. Hopefully he'll stay with us for many long years yet. Dont let him and us wait. He's been in so many great films,some westerns,some bordering on horror,mysteries and detective stories,even war movies. His repertoir is incredibly well rounded,starring and co-starring with the biggest names in the film world. John Wayne,James Stewart,William Holden,Kirk Douglas,Robert Michum,Marilyn Monroe,..and a huge list of others.
I was so small when I saw Tommy Udo working his magic.Scared the tar out of me. Since that time I was hooked. I think everyone remembers Tommy. His twisted character was something one never forgets. It is the same with "The Alamo". He stood out so much,even next to John Wayne. Also in Alvarez Kelly as Col. Tom Rossiter. I,too,like the Westerns. They remind me of a finer time in this world. In any case,his works truly deserve an Honorary Academy Award.
C'mon,..why would you hesitate in this? Isnt it obvoius by all the people here who love this actor(plus all those who havent found this website,as I did surfing)that it's only right to give him this award?
After reading all these posts,I think it might be possible that the list of posts and seconds will just keep continuing.
Give in,..>:)

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: JOE WINNARD (joewinnard@tiscali.co.uk)
Date Posted: 7/19/2004 12:41:55 PM

RICHARD WIDMARK IS ONE OF THE ALL TIME GREATS OF THE CINEMA, AND OF COURSE SHOULD HAVE BEEN RECOGNISED BY THE ACADEMY YEARS AGO!!
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER GIVE HIM THE SPECIAL AWARD HE SO RICHLY DESERVES

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Michael A. Ashton (mikeashton@tinyonline.com.hk)
Date Posted: 7/25/2004 7:32:23 AM

I regret Richard Widmark never got an Oscar for a specific performance for he has served the film industry with enduring merit. He was also, like many players, handicapped in the 50s by old fashioned criteria that influenced Hollywood judgement eliminating many great performances from Oscar consideration in those Widmark peak times. The role of his career which didn't even get an Oscar nomination (for best actor) was that of Captain Eric Finlander in the tense cold war drama "The Bedford Incident" in which he was nothing short of magnificent. Unfortunately this relatively obscure but excellent film (which Widmark co-produced) just would not have attracted the Hollywood politics then, and also, villains were seldom given Oscars in those shortsighted times. (There have been many disgraceful oversights like this - Robert Mitchum's superb Max Cady from the original "Cape Fear" being another example). I, from Hong Kong and Wales, wish you well Mr. Widmark - you deserve your honorary Oscar - and with a lot of love for having given us so much pleasure in our simple lives.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: victor tumilty (v.tumilty@ntlworld@com)
Date Posted: 7/25/2004 7:43:16 AM

I have long admired Mr Widmark as one of the all time greats, he may have well been overlooked by the acting profession, that is their loss and our gain, people who watch his films get what we pay for value for money and all round family entertainment, who gives that to-day?. its all foul mouthed dross part 1.2.3 etc. Long may you continue.

Best wishes. English Film Fan

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Mary Casey (mccaseymi@aol.com)
Date Posted: 7/28/2004 11:40:14 AM

I don't know what the Acadeny is waiting for? Whoever decides these things needs to wake up and realize that time goes by quickly. I don't want to see "in memoriam" for Richard Widmark before he is at long last recognized and appreciated for his great contribution. Please don't let this great man go unrewarded.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Judith Stellmach (pandajfs@bvillemn.net)
Date Posted: 8/2/2004 8:10:09 PM

When Richard Widmark played a role he was that person, not just an actor pretenting to be someone else, that is the mark of an actor, not just a movie star like so many of the stars now. He should be honored for being a real actor.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Sonia Condax Schaeffer (SSosew@aol.com)
Date Posted: 8/7/2004 12:25:57 AM

I became aware of Richard Widmark when I was a kid and saw DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS and wanted to be the stowaway Dean Stockwell. It was a great fantasy that lasted for years and I loved Mr Widmark so much that my first boyfriend looked like him. Needless to say that I've been a fan ever since and watch his films whenever they come on TV.I thought the Academy should have given him an award years ago. He will be 90 in 2005...now is the time...although I hope he lives to be 100. I think he is fiesty enough to do it! God bless him.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Paul Kryder (utahlover@comcast.net)
Date Posted: 8/15/2004 2:58:38 PM

Dick Widmark is one of the finest actors of all time.
I believe that both he and Karl Malden richly deserve
lifetime achievement oscars while they are still with us. And who better to present the award to Richard than his lifelong friend Sidney Poitier?

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: James Russo (dog907@aol.com)
Date Posted: 9/6/2004 3:15:59 PM


There is and should be no other actor to receive this award. It is long over due. As a member of the academy
I will try to do what I can to help this along.
James Russo

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: eddy (eddy.vangenechten@telenet.be)
Date Posted: 9/6/2004 4:01:36 PM

i'm from belgie europa and a like the movies of richard widmark special the movie " the alamo" he was great . it's so bad that richard widmark never won a oscar its a great shame . I give mr. widmark an oscar for his moviecareer and a thank him for the pleasure he give to me

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: merrill c prime (msprime@alltel.com)
Date Posted: 9/6/2004 5:16:46 PM

I have watched this fine actor since the early 1950's and have seen all his movies. I know he is a great actor and love this man for it. i pray tommorrow this great man will be recognised for what he has given us all as an actor and a great american citizen of this great country of ours the USA.if i had the power i would nominate this great actor today for an award honoring all his life work.mr. Widmark happens to live in a small New England town where my daughter and so ion law live. i am 67 years old man and some day soon i hope god lets me meet him in person.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Joseph S. Heemels (Jos.Heemels@akzonobel.com)
Date Posted: 9/8/2004 5:57:58 AM

An outstanding actor who will be ninety whitin a few months. I'm from The Netherlands and I've always been a great fan of mr. Widmark as an actor, beginning with his great performance in 'Kiss of Death'. I hope mr. Widmark will receive the Academy Award soon. He really deserves it! Could somebody give me his adress so I can sent him best wishes for his 90th birthday?

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Sharon Oswald (sbookwoman@sbcglobal.net)
Date Posted: 9/11/2004 12:08:45 PM

I have always thought of Richard Widmark as one of the all time greats of Hollywood. Just today, I sat and watched "The Last Wagon" on American Movie Classics again. He was always a natural. I would like to see him honored with an Oscar to remind the world of all the roles he has played so well. What a wonderful film legacy! I hope Mr Widmark knows he still has many fans. This honor is long overdo!!!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: H. Swartz (mo_1@webtv.net)
Date Posted: 9/18/2004 3:12:16 PM

Richard Widmark is one of the film's greatest. He has been overlooked way too long. no other actor has excited and scared me to death as he has. I have been a fan of his for many many years. He should have had more awards then most. he has been, and still is my favorite actor of all times. I.ve watched him go from comedy, to murder, and my favorites, the westerns.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: michael malizia (michaeljmalizia@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 9/20/2004 6:21:46 AM


Richard Widmark is one of the finest actors in the world. His body of work,ignited by his incredible Oscar nominated screen debut as the psychotic Tommy Udo in 1947's Kiss of Death,is without peer. Definitly the last of the all-time greats, we ( I was an actor, now serving our nation in Iraq) need to honor this fine craftman, who infused his roles with a truth and energy not found even today. Offscreen, a private family man who prefered to have his work speak for itself, he is still with us today, I believe in his 89th year. Whoever can make this happen, it would be one of the highlights of the Academy's history, and an Award that truly deserves to be given. Make it happen!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Lee Anders (lee.anders@erac.com)
Date Posted: 9/21/2004 11:11:41 AM

Ditto, Ditto, Ditto to all of the above. He was my first crush on a movie star! I saw him in Prize of Gold and thought he was the most handsome man I had ever seen and romantic. I was in 8th grade and it was 1955. I have always had a special place in my heart for him and have seen almost all of his movies many times. Hope somebody remembers Hell and High Water and The Gazebo/Doris Day. What a contrast in acting ability!! He has to be recognized by the Academy and soon. God love you, Richard Widmark.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Rilla (rillabye@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 9/22/2004 6:24:19 AM

He was my first crush on an actor also, and I doubt that I've missed any film he appeared in, however briefly, over the years. Now a 67-year-old from Down Under, I hope the Academy does the right thing by this fine actor soon.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Nigel Kelly (webmaster@nigelkelly.com)
Date Posted: 9/22/2004 6:31:08 AM

I whole heartedly agree with this.
He was one of the screens best actors, who never gave a bad performance - ever.
I hope this will be a reality while he is still with us, as he is now 90!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Sandita (Scorpio4112@msn.com)
Date Posted: 9/23/2004 8:46:52 PM

Incredible-devoted to his craft!!!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Dale Alpert (MadPert@aol.com)
Date Posted: 9/26/2004 11:34:19 PM

Mr. Widmark has demonstrated an incredible diversity in his roles. Certainly in film noir with Pickup on South Street and Kiss of Death. He gave us a hero with a hard edge in The Last Wagon, a reluctant hero in Garden of Evil, and a villain with overlays of charm in The Law and Jake Wade. He demonstrated wonderful comedic timing as part of his performance in the western Two Rode Together. It would be fitting to acknowledge his talent and craft with an honorary oscar in his 90th year with us.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Karen Marty (karen.marty@legis.state.wi.us)
Date Posted: 9/28/2004 2:25:53 PM

Richard Widmark has been first and foremost my favorite actor since I saw him in the Frogmen. I was a kid and saw all of his movies from then on, including many years later when he played the part of Tommy Udo.

What a wonderful actor and man. No gossip about this man who did his work wonderfully and left it when he went home to reality. I believe he is one of the few most stable people in this Industry.

Let's not wait until he gone before he is remembered, as he should be.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Lee Phillips (LeePhillipsDel@aol.com)
Date Posted: 10/3/2004 2:30:37 AM

I am now 50 years old and Widmark is the one actor that immediately comes to mind when I think of films that made an impact upon my youth. I think it was NBC which ran "Saturday Night at the Movies" back in the '60's. It seemed Richard was in a film featured on it every other week. Whether it was Garden of Evil, Halls of Monezuma, Hell and High Water, Red Skies of Montana it seemed this guy could do it all effectively as protagonist, antagonist, or supporting actor. I shall never forget his small but mightly role as the railroad construction boss in How the West Was Won and as the hunted murderer of Murder on the Orient Express.His role as Jim Bowie in 1960's The Alamo was vintage as was the Bedford Incident in 1965.All of us Boomers love this guy--give him the Oscar--please!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Valerie Tomlinson (nee Kellett (val @vincot.f9.co.uk)
Date Posted: 10/9/2004 10:01:54 AM

An Oscar would certainly be a great formal recognition of this great actor, but even if not forthcoming it can never express the heartfelt admiration,respect, dare I say affection felt for him by fans across the entire world!

For anyone wishing to send birthday greetings for Mr. Widmark's 90th birthday on December 26th 2004 please either visit the Yahoo Fan Club website and post them or send straight to me. The message will be included in a special website soon to be uploaded to the web in honour of the occasion www.richardwidmarksbirthday.com

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Ed Duplissie (ejduplissie@shaw.ca)
Date Posted: 10/12/2004 9:56:25 PM

Good guy, bad guy, it doesn't matter, Richard Widmark is a wonderful actor. He should have received an Oscar a long time ago but he should at least receive an Honorary Award.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Peter Sands (petersands @comcast.net)
Date Posted: 10/14/2004 12:05:43 PM

If ever there was an oversight by the Academy Board of Governors for its betowing of an Honorary Oscar it was for Ricard Widmark.

His performances have been extraordinarily good in a large number of his films. From Kiss of Death (as Tommy Udo),Yellow Sky, Road House, Night and the CIty, Panic in the Streets, Halls of Montezuma, Garden of Evil,Broken Lance, Last Wagon, Warlock to Judgment at Nuremberg.

It would make a very wonderful birthday present as he will celebrate his 90th year this December.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Carl Taylor (oldgringo@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 10/22/2004 7:08:51 PM

Ditto all of the above and add that the viewer rarely sees Mr. Widmark teamed with a major star more than once. He simply steals every scene. It's too bad that he is such a private person. His intellegence that registers on the screen should be shared with his fans. I'v thrilled to his performances for all of my 57 years and look forward to enjoying them for 57 more!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Philip Yates (pfyates@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 10/23/2004 7:40:44 PM

Richard Widmark is long overdue for an honorary Oscar. From his terrifying portrayal of evil personified in Kiss of Death to his gritty work in Madigan, Widmark personified the tough guy with a heart of gold. He deserves the honorary Oscar. Why is Oscar waiting so long?

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: cindie taylor-pamula (ctaycin@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 10/29/2004 7:28:01 PM

richard widmark stays in my heart. many other actors come and go. but r.w. has never been a more worthy candidate. i'll be 50 in 7 weeks and since i was about 9 he has been my favorite. i try to pin point why. and there are so may great movies . many different roll's . he fit right in. some young friend of mine some times say who is richard widmark. and i tell them.
please let his family and friends and fans all have a chance for the world to see him honored . ..NOW..

let him feel all the love that is out there and have him know that he is the best in manys eyes.


Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Beverly Barnett (Foggiebottomgirl@aol.com)
Date Posted: 11/8/2004 12:33:29 AM

Richard Widmark has played in movies with the very best of them, and has held his own....be it Tracy, Holden, Monroe, Wayne,just to name a few. Mr Widmark has played every character there is to play, and played them well. He has acted in parts sometimes better, than some who have already received this award.... and a few Many people think should not have received this award. It would be most fitting to at last Honor Richard Widmark with the HONORARY ACADEMY AWARD, for the awards which he hasn't received for performaces he has played starting with his very first film...KISS OF DEATH.. Give a great Actor, his just reward.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Natasha Rogai (n_rogai@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 11/8/2004 2:48:04 AM

One of the finest and most under-rated screen actors of all time, with a range encompassing comedy, tragedy (if Night and the City isn't a tragedy, what is?)and action.

He had a rare capacity to be equally truthful and convincing whether he was playing a good man( Panic in the Streets, Cheyenne Autumn), an embodiment of evil (Kiss of Death, No Way Out) or - perhaps best of all - a weak, tarnished anti-hero (Pickup on South Street, Night and the City, When the Legends Die).

What is more, he appears to be an extremely decent, humane and intelligent man, much loved and respected by those who worked with him.

The long overdue Oscar would be a great way to honour him on his 90th birthday.

Natasha Rogai



Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Oscar Segovia (segovia.oscar@sbcglobal.net)
Date Posted: 11/12/2004 1:55:33 AM

A TRUE Actor, from the 40's through the 60's an accomplished actor, continued working in the 70's, 80's & 90's, 1984 "Against All Odds" & 1991 "True Colors". Please honor him for the great movies he made in the 40's & 50's, such as "Panic in the Streets" and "Kiss of Death" my favorite. He turns 90 years old the day after Christmas, what a birthday present that would be. He will get an Honorary Oscar someday, let's give it to him while he's still living, I believe that's what Hollywood was about during the Golden Era and that's what they woul have done. Richard Widmark was married to his wife for 55 years until her death, his only daughter married Sandy Koufax, he is truly a fine person. God Bless Him, and do the right thing.

Amy Greaves thanks for creating this web page.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Sadegh Radjai (sradjai@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 11/15/2004 11:49:09 AM

Mr Widmarks contribution to movie industry is unquestionable.
He has come close to getting an Oscar in a couple of ocassions ....and now while he is still alive, the Academy has to recognize his contributions to the film industry over the past 50 years...
He is long overdue to recive the honorary Oscar...





Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Ralph C. Leckie, USMC, (RET) (rcleckie@bellsouth.net)
Date Posted: 11/20/2004 6:30:43 PM

richard widmark was fantastic in kiss of death, as tommy udo, toying with victor mature....i thought then he was great, but he only got better as he matured. he is hard to beat!!! let no man, that recognizes talent, ever say that he was not a truly remarkable and talented man. i sincerely hope that his remaining years give him peace and comfort and all things that he deserves warm him in the cold and all he desires are made realities to him.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Julia Vandermark (julievandermark@msn.com)
Date Posted: 12/2/2004 4:59:29 AM

Richard Widmark surely should get an Honorary Acadamy Award. He justly deserves it. What a star he's been over the years and such a gentleman

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Chet Simpson (chuddavis@aol.com)
Date Posted: 12/4/2004 5:36:19 AM

I watched a television special on Spencer Tracy narrated by Katherine Hepburn in the 1980's. Richard Widmark was one of a large group of admirerers of Spence. His commentary on that occasion about Tracy's grace and perfection in acting, most appropriately summarizes Widmark himself. The absolute height of perfection and grace in his art and a seemingless ease in every role he undertook. Bravo Mr. Widmark and bring on the honorary oscar!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Gregory Trotter (grabitquick@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 12/4/2004 9:22:29 PM

Third time I've posted here. Widmark will be 90 the day after Christmas. Enough said. Ask Sidney Poitier. Ask Karl Malden. Ask Faye Dunaway. Ask anyone else who is still alive who has worked with him. But don't ask him, because he won't try to sell himself. The Academy can either cast a light upon itself, along with a glowing light on Widmark, or it can continue to wallow in wretched mediocrity.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Crystal Arbogast (crystalarbogast@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 12/8/2004 6:49:43 AM

What a wonderful thing it would be indeed for Hollywood to honor this man. I wish I could tell him personally how much I've enjoyed his movies. My favorite has always been "The Longships". I refer to him lovingly as "Dickie boy" and when my husband catches a movie on the television with him in it, we find ourselves watching it on the sofa, popcorn and all. Maybe all of us could never put our finger on why we liked you so much, Mr. Widmark, but after reading what I could about you, it comes to me. You're a really nice man. It's time for Hollywood to give you the attention you deserve. It's time for a nice guy to finish last.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: michael richardson (mrgolf145@comcast.net)
Date Posted: 12/18/2004 12:20:53 PM

I agree with all of the above comments. The time to Honor this man is while he is still with us instead of showing his picture to the audience at the Academy Awards after he is gone. His body of work is more impressive than probably 99% of the so-called stars given awards over the years by the Academy. My two personal favorites are his performances in Broken Lance and A Prize of Gold.

Subject: RE: Richard WidmarkEND END
Posted By: Onolee duPont (odupont@snet.net)
Date Posted: 12/31/2004 8:19:45 PM

I HAVE BEEN A FAN SINCE MY 20'S...NOW IN MY 50'S! I BELIEVE MR. WIDMARK WILL ALWAYS BE A TRUE , HUMBLE AND FABULOUS LEGEND ..iN THIS ERA ..HE IS ONE OF THE LAST GENTLEMAN OF TALENT ,GRACE AND HUMILITY IN THE HISTORY OF ENTERTAINMENT..

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Rodney Meredith (rcm50 @hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 1/2/2005 5:36:38 PM

I have watched Richard Widmark movies and television work over the years and found his acting very rewarding. He certainly exudes a talent for getting into his characters. The many wide ranging films and roles are a testament to a remarkable actor/man. He was obviously born to act and as such at this late stage in his life it would be entirely fitting for him to be considered for an Honorary Academy Awards Nomination.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Stephen Hinchliffe (Hinchliffe@eggbacon.com)
Date Posted: 1/9/2005 7:04:05 PM

I agree with all those who have put Mr.Widmark's performance up there with the best.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Vincent M. Shade (themasterprinter@sbcglobal.net)
Date Posted: 1/11/2005 3:05:24 AM

Many a Saturday afternoon would be spent in the Palace
Theatre in Mason City, Iowa during the 1950's. Who did I go
to see. Who else, but Richard the Great. Whether it was
"No Way Out," "Kiss of Death," "Run For The Sun," "St, Joan,"
it didn't matter. I told all my friends that they could have their
wonderful reality; I would be watching a master. Quite frankly,
Richard is beyond any type of award. He just stands out, way
out. But if one were to get an award, no one merits it more
than Richard. He is simply, the greatest to have ever read
his lines. He does it with class also. Today's young actors
could receive a good "Acting 101A" from the man who
changed acting the moment he made his debut. Thank you
Richard for the escape from a boring reality, and no doubt
the best rendition of realistic pretending. Thank you from
the bottom of my heart.


Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: spike (veldt_5@hotmail.co)
Date Posted: 1/11/2005 2:19:01 PM

Mr. Shade's email on Richard the Great is very to the point! No one comes close to this man when he is on the screen. I wonder tho' at soliciting support from those outside of the academy. I thot the academy members are the ONLY one to decide on liftime achievement awards, the public really havin' no say in such. Just as the Academy awards are decided by Academy members and their lack of aesthetic sensibilities(Shakespear in Love and Chicago, two very big TURDS). Good luck Richard Widmark!!!
SPIKE!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jack Sorrell (sirjack10@aol.com)
Date Posted: 1/18/2005 4:03:40 PM

I just finished watching "The Last Wagon", from 1956, and I was reminded how good Richard Widmark is at portraying toe anti-hero type that was so popular in the 1950s and 60s. Nobody, except Robert Mitchum can pull off the menacing, raw, cynical, character type like Widmark. His embodyment of the unrelenting and uncaring railroad boss in "How the West Was Won" was perfect. Of course he hit the ground running with his chilling debut portrayal of Tommy Udo in "Kiss of Death" which gave me the creeps long after the final credits rolled. As a youngster, I enjoyed his action scenes opposite Sidney Potier in "The Vikings". All around, Richard Widmark delivers the goods weather it calls for hard boiled noir characters or rawhide riding cowboys. I think he should be recognized for his body of work that always seemed to bring a sense of reality based skepticism to the character that audiences could always relate to.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: LINDA LEVEN (LINDALEVEN@YAHOO.COM)
Date Posted: 1/20/2005 4:11:50 PM

I JUST FINISHE PICKUP ON SOUTHSTREET! GREAT. WIDMARK IS MESMERIZING ... AND SEXY!!!
HE DESERVES GREAT RECOGNITION!!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Paul Stokes (arcn95@dsl.pipex.com)
Date Posted: 1/20/2005 8:20:22 PM

Come on Hollywood Guys and the rest of the world, give Richard Widmark the bigger Awards in the world a number one, simple the best in the whole world a great guy. Richard you are the best number one that anyone's in the rest of the world.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Chuck Bordogna (Chubord@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 1/27/2005 11:22:30 PM

One of the greatest actors of our time. He should be honored!!!!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Kay Robertson (katherineabm@aol.com)
Date Posted: 2/6/2005 10:55:51 AM

I'm watching 'Cheyenne Autumn' on UK TV now and I was curious to know if this long-admired actor was still with us. I am very pleased to find this wonderful site and the applause for his acting skills.

I do so support his nomination for an Honorary Academy Award; why has it taken so long?

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: shoumojit banerjee (shoumojit1@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 2/8/2005 1:44:11 AM

Mr. Widmark will be turning 90 this year and it's a shame that one of the greatest survivors of the Golden age has been ignored for a mere honorary oscar this long.
I am from India and unfortunately at 21 live in an era where most people of my age seem to have forgotten the true meaning of art in films.The other day , I was watching one of my favourite classics "Judgement at Nuremberg(1961)" starring Tracy,Lancaster,Widmark,Schell,Clift and even in this case I feel that all actors connected with this masterpiece received accolades in some review or the other apart from Mr.Widmark.His performance as the idealistic prosecuting attorney Col.Lawson just reminds us the transformation that he has achieved from "Kiss of Death","Pickup on south Street" to "Nuremberg".It demonstrates his wide ability to tackle complex roles.But apart from his illustrious career what I admire most is stable personal life which should serve as an apt example in a world often filled with squalid scandals.I passionately feel,as do most other admirers, that Mr.Widmark's not receiving an oscar is a heinous aberration and the academy should promptly correct it at once.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Joe Pascal (pascalamb@aol.com)
Date Posted: 2/8/2005 9:51:37 PM

Richard Widmark was described by one critic as "the face of film noir." No actor, alive or dead, epitomized that very important genre more than Mr. Widmark. Over the years he took on a wide variety of distinguished roles.

Today he is one of the icons of his generation of Hollywood stars. For Richard Widmark not to get an honorary Academy Award is an intolerable injustice--not just to him, but to his millions of fans around the world.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jubin K. (Mkalantary@aol.com)
Date Posted: 2/10/2005 12:53:43 PM

I'm sure Mr. Widmark will be considered for an honorary Award very soon. He was one of a kind.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: William (Bill) Bertossi (wmb@lakesnet.net)
Date Posted: 2/14/2005 7:17:05 PM

I feel Richard Widmark is long overdue for an honorary Oscar Nomination....My wife and I were priviledged this past weekend to have visited his hometown and birth place (which we found quite by accident). He truely is a unique actor. He deserves to be recognized !

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: George Finn (creekside@ozemail.com.au)
Date Posted: 2/24/2005 10:42:14 PM

I don't normally watch daytime TV but today I made an exception, because I noticed a movie staring Richard Widmark. The 1985 movie Blackout was about an ex-cop trying to clear up an unresolved murder. As usual his character was spot on.
Then I got to thinking "Whateve happened to this fine actor?" and ran accross this sight in my effort to find out. For what it's worth I certainly give my support to this nomination. Let's not wait until it's too late.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Martin Macdonald (martym@telus.net)
Date Posted: 2/26/2005 5:11:28 AM

I remember scenes, particularly from the Bedford Incident and How the West Was Won, and the shooting off of William Holden's finger. Scenes I haven't seen for thirty years or more. A significant honor is due this actor who never seems to be an actor or a "character" but a real person.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Robert C. Cochran (bmkaburl@650dialup.com)
Date Posted: 3/7/2005 4:55:08 PM

I am 50 years old and I have admired Mr. Widmark's work since I was a child. He stared in films with hollywoods greatest actors such as Stewart,Taylor,Wayne and Cooper and he was never once upstaged. Usually the opposite occurred. He was and is one of the greatest and he should be recognized as such.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Shirley Sewitsky (roundancer3@aol.com)
Date Posted: 3/10/2005 2:03:51 AM

I have admired Richard Widmark since I was a young girl and I have always appreciated his acting ability, definitly the absolute "greatest". I am constantly searching for his movies on TV. I am so happy to learn that he is still with us. And, to discover his having been married to his wife for 55 years. He should be admired for his humble lifestyle. He certainly deserves an award for his very diverse work. And, I hope and pray that he will be recognized for his talent while he is still with us. I hope he lives for many many more years.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: susie darlene bence (sbence@verizon.net)
Date Posted: 3/14/2005 7:00:19 PM

I demand that Richard Widmark finally gets life time achievement award that he more than richly deserves! He's a servivor, one of a kind, Mr. Class, OVERDUE,HE'S the scoundrel you love to hate & the leading man who radiates integrity & compassion. He always leaves the impression and a memory; I personally know many people like me 56yrs. old who LOVE him and wonder why?-too? I LOVED HIM WHEN I WAS 10,MAYBE THAT'S WHY I'M A SURVIVOR TOO!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Phil LeDuc (pgleduc1@msn.com)
Date Posted: 3/21/2005 11:46:52 PM

I just finished watching "Judgment at Nuremburg", and am again reminded of what a fine actor Richard Widmark is. In a truly star-studded film, he takes a back seat to no one with the intensity of his performance. I'd love to see him honored before we have to see him in the "In Memoriam" part of the broadcast.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: paul croker (crokerbernie@aol.com)
Date Posted: 3/22/2005 3:47:00 PM

Hollywood, just do it!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Ralph Rodway (brutis@maine.rr.com)
Date Posted: 4/1/2005 9:33:16 PM

Richard Widmark is truly one of the great all time actors. Any recognition he can receive is richly deserved. I just watched one of his great movies "Down To The Sea In Ships " I hope he gets the award.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Patricia BaynesW (patriciabaynes@yahoo.co.uk)
Date Posted: 4/9/2005 5:54:48 AM

Why has this great Actor not been given the recognition he deserves? Actors come and go but this great man has stayed throughout the decades with such great performances. I have admired him all of my life Please give him the award he deserves abd has earned
Patricia Baynes.England.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Patricia BaynesW (patriciabaynes@yahoo.co.uk)
Date Posted: 4/9/2005 6:07:23 AM

Why has this great Actor not been given the recognition he deserves? Actors come and go but this great man has stayed throughout the decades with such great performances. I have admired him all of my life Please give him the award he deserves abd has earned
Patricia Baynes.England.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Timarie Bixler (tjseneca@msn.com)
Date Posted: 4/24/2005 5:44:24 AM

Richard Widmark deserves to be specially recognized for his acting career. Always believeable in any role, his talents have made him a favorite of mine my entire life. His films are classics and I hope they all will be televised for years to come as well as released on DVD . He deserves to be recognized

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Michael A Watkins (poppyspike@yahoo.com.au)
Date Posted: 4/27/2005 9:14:29 AM

Richard Widmark was born in 1914 so it would be a tragedy if his great work, particularly in film noir were to continue to be passed over for a lifetime achievement award. What sticks out about Widmark is his lack of respect for posture and humbug especially in the film 'Pick Up on South Street' when he jeers at the FBI "Don't you Wave that flag at me'.

I believe that his screen presence is the greatest in the history of the English speaking cinema and I too support his being granted an honorary Oscar as recognition of his fine talent.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Hans Mathes (rchmathes@aol.com)
Date Posted: 5/4/2005 8:37:28 PM

Hello Richard Widmark Fans!
Sorry for my bad grammer. I write from Germany. I am an old man(61)and a big, big RICHARD WIDMARK fan
during over 40 Years. My first meeting in the cinema was 1957 "Backlash" and 8 weecks later "The last wagon". That Movie was so very wonderful for my.
I lost my father in this time - and Richard was in this movie a new hope and ideal for me.
In March 29.03.1958 (i never forgott this day) was Mr. Widmark personallity in a Cinema in my hometown Karlsruhe and give an opening from her first own production "Time limit". My Mother and i bekam a smile, a touch and a authograph from Richard.
So i am a livelong fan from Richard. I like his wunderful plays in all his films. I have tousend of pictures and most the films on Video or DVD.
This wonderful Man must by have the OSCAR for his wunderful Play in the Cinema and for the greatest privat live.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Fanny A. Mercado (fannymerc@sbcglobal.net)
Date Posted: 5/9/2005 9:25:42 PM

Mr. Richard Widmark deserves Oscar recognition. I had always remembered him in some movies that I had seen when I was a teensger in the Phikippines. I do not miss some of his movies shown on cable here in the states. There were some of his movies that I have not seen on television for a long time and last year I was able to buy his movies on either dvd or vhs through ebay.
I love this movie actor. Hope to hear his latest whereabouts. How are you doing Mr. Widmark?

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jean Gardner (anguisola10@comcast.net)
Date Posted: 5/19/2005 11:07:59 AM

I have always admired Mr. Widmark's acting talent. I loved him in "Death of a Gunfighter" with Lena Horne. All of the old, surviving, actors deserve Oscars when you think about it...just look at the filmsy talented actors getting Oscars.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Liz Addington (laddin8663@aol.com)
Date Posted: 5/24/2005 10:28:35 PM


This website is a revelation to me. People have been writing e-mails for the last 4 years asking that Richard Widmark be honored for his contribution to the film industry. He is a wonderful actor and a joy to watch today on the movie reruns. I certainly hope that whoever decides these things will consider his filmography. I'm glad I found this website by accident because I want to add my name to the list of people who would like to see Mr. Widmark receive a Life Time Achievement Award.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Eileen Wall (ewall_1@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 5/29/2005 1:12:19 PM

It is time to honor this very unique actor before it is too late. Today honors are bestowed upon actors who haven't had half the careers that this gentleman has had. This should be the year he gets his honorary Oscar.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Onolee duPont (onolee@sbcglobal.net)
Date Posted: 6/5/2005 2:19:40 PM

This gentleman is one of the greats in acting history.I have been a devoted fan since my teens. My brother and I have a ongoing laugh about his role in Coma as the nasty Dr. George. He did a fabulous job! Last year I broke my ankle and had emergency surgery.When I called my brother and told him, he kiddingly said "At least you didn't go to OR8". I told him that indeed I had been taken to OR8 for real! I know Mr. Widmark will be 91 this year and I would love to see him with his well deserved honorary Oscar.Thank you Mr. Widmark from the bottom of my heart.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Joe McCarthy (jlmcc05@verizon.net)
Date Posted: 6/7/2005 7:29:20 PM

I always felt that Richard Widmark was one of the most
talented actors in films. I also feel he was one of the most overlooked and under-appreicated actors in
the film community. His body of work and outstanding
performances speak for themselves. He NEVER gave a
bad performance. It's time the academy give this long
overdue honor and give Mr. Widmark the honory award
he so richly deserves.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: SABINO LAUCIRICA (lauzi@euskalnet.net)
Date Posted: 6/10/2005 5:24:51 PM

I belive is one of the best actors alive.
He is the last of the great actors.
Nobody cought smile like he.
The best wishes and long life to Mrs. Widmark. I feel him like a family member.
From Spain.
Sabino Laucirica

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: michael mayo (mchma367@aol.com)
Date Posted: 6/11/2005 7:55:28 PM

Richard Widmark certainly deserves an Oscar for the body of work in cinema and radio and I hope that the Academy will award Mr. Widmark this honor.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Erik (erik@addresscity.org)
Date Posted: 6/13/2005 1:51:44 AM

Night and the City alone should have earned Richard Widmark an Oscar.

Give the man a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Hadi Homami (h_homami@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 6/20/2005 11:50:27 PM

It is a pity that such a great actor han not earned oscar but lesser ones got it. Woodt ,Mitchum. Clift, were not enough for gentle men?

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Joyce West (LghWes@netscape.net)
Date Posted: 6/22/2005 12:52:55 PM

I HAVE BEEN A DEVOTED FAN EVER SINCE I CAN REMEMBER. RICHARD WIDMARK NEVER DISAPPOINTED ME IN EITHER HIS GREAT WORK IN TV OR MOVIES. YOU NEVER HEAR ANYONE PRINT OR SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT HIM. HE HAS BEEN A TRUE GENTLEMAN. I BELIEVE HE SHOULD GET AN OSCAR AND HAS BEEN GREATLY OVERLOOKED IN HIS ACTING CAREER.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Derek Estes (devospartacus@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 6/25/2005 3:40:57 AM

Richard Widmark is one of the most unique and induring actors of the American Screen. From Kiss of Death and Yellow Sky, to Pick up on South Street and Night and the City, No Way Out and The Law and Jake Wade. It is time that we honor this unique talent while we are given the chance!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Eric Uster (mikya86@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 7/1/2005 11:56:31 PM

Another vote for an Honorary Oscar for Widmark. He helped define the film noir genre -- a genre that still resonates today. With the growth of DVD, more and more young people are discovering this fine actor for the first time. Make no mistake, time is running out for this. Do it next year; it's the right and proper thing to do.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Joe Brown (badlandsracing1@msn.com)
Date Posted: 7/9/2005 7:04:04 PM

Watching his movies reminds me of going to the movies with my dad, as a kid, in the fifties. Seen all of his films, loved him as Jim Bowie and just watched him again in the Far West with Mitchum and Douglas. To not recognize him with the Honorary Oscar truly tarnishs the Acadamy's credability. They don't come much better...

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: tina zaleski (czaleski@slantfin.com)
Date Posted: 8/25/2005 2:53:03 PM

Mr. Widmark most defintely should receive an honorary
Oscar. His career has been etched with outstanding performances; be it as a villian or hero. He is truly remarkable and must be rewarded by the Academy for all his acting endeavors.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Michael Gordon (coredemar@imagina.com)
Date Posted: 9/9/2005 6:05:59 PM

There is absolutely no doubt about the award should be presented to Richard Widmark. Perhaps its delay is due to his non-involvement in the Hollywood establishment". Far lesser people (never mind actors) have been recipients. The little I have perceived, the more I would assume he would turn it down.
Hope his health is "ok"
michael gordon

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Ann Hall (amruhall@yahoo.ca)
Date Posted: 9/16/2005 8:17:43 PM

His body of work says it all. He deserves the recognition. I hope it is given to him soon.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Ken Chard (kenw@blackpool.net)
Date Posted: 10/26/2005 3:39:05 PM

Richard Widmark,------- One of the last few remaining Hollywood convincing actor greats (Glenn Ford another),no special affects ,or computer enhanced scenes for them ,just their own brilliant natural acting talent.
They are old now and out of the limelight ,but recognise the contribution that they both made to movies before its too late

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Maureen Lawrence (mostew60@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 10/31/2005 2:58:30 AM

Richard Widmark is a great actor and my favourite baddie of all time, what a smile. Please give him an award while hes still here to receive it.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jeffrey & Judith Schoner (jschoner@nagv.org)
Date Posted: 11/2/2005 8:33:15 PM

Mr. Richard Widmark, one of our finest actors,
deserves the honory award.

In respect to a great and unusual Hollywood
personality, also best known in Europe.

Judith from GERMANY.


Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Christoph Koest - Stuttgart (lukika1@yahoo.de)
Date Posted: 11/2/2005 8:38:41 PM

IT IS TIME TO GIVE THIS BRILLIANT ACTOR
THE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


christoph from "germany"

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Raelene Liljeberg (rlcitycat@aol.com)
Date Posted: 11/11/2005 3:02:09 PM

I have long admired and enjoyed Richard Widmark on the silver screen and on television. "The Long Ships" has always been my favorite. He deserves as many awards that can be given a great actor. I wish him many years of good health and happiness.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Bill Richards (Billtaff@blueyonder.co.uk)
Date Posted: 11/20/2005 6:01:47 PM

What an impact on the screen. Menacing, agressive, compassionate. Fantastic actor. Honour him before it's too late.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Judy Antonucci (judytvl@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 11/30/2005 1:52:25 PM

Delighted to find this website. Mr. Widmark has been my favorite actor since I was 10 years old. It would be lovely for him to recieve the recognition he deserves

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Darryl (darrylsplace@msn.com)
Date Posted: 12/3/2005 2:06:07 PM

Would you also love to join me in throwing Mr Widmark a luncheon where we all told him how wonderful an actor he is and how positively he effected our lives? Few people will come ot this planet as wonderful as he is..


Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jill V Carter (LPSA1@caomcast.net)
Date Posted: 12/4/2005 2:00:18 AM

Richard Widmark has been my favorite actor for as long as I can remember knowing who they even were. Who is in charge of these choices. Is there a way of getting the attention, so many of us think Mr. Widmark should have, from those in his industry. You would expect those Academy bigwigs to grab the chance to honor someone with the class he has shown both personally and professionally for his entire career. As mentioned, he spans an era of Hollywood history that just doesn't have many remaining actors of his stature around any longer. The fabulous performances he has given and the amazing people he worked with alone makes if a natural choice. One of my favorites is an obscure movie, Run for the Sun, with Jane Greer. Not available on Video anywhere. The Long Ships, Halls of Montezuma and all the Westerns, all memorable because he was in them.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Patricia Alexandra Spangler (spangpc@bay.k12.fl.us)
Date Posted: 12/6/2005 4:00:08 PM

Mr. Widmark is a man and an actor who commands our utmost respect. He could play any part from comedy to tragedy. Bravo! He deserved an Oscar a long time ago. Add Glenn Ford to that list too.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: tony boucher (abouc1@msn.com)
Date Posted: 12/26/2005 8:29:34 AM

richard widmark has been one of my favorite actors since i was a kid in his movies he played a range of people good and bad he always potrayed each and everyone of them with such grace and feeling that he should have been given an oscar years ago his acting is honest he goes to every extreme to give us a truthful rendition of the roles he plays my hat is off to you sir and thank you for all the years of entertainment you have given me

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Gregory Trotter (grabitquick@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 12/26/2005 4:17:19 PM

I have posted in this thread before, but since today is Richard Widmark's 91st birthday, it seems appropriate to once again express my admiration and respect for his acting genius. Each year, I wait for the honorary Oscar announcement, and each year so far, the Academy has awarded it to someone else. I sincerely hope this changes, THIS YEAR. Mr. Widmark would certainly not promote himself--it is up to the Academy and the rest of us to take note.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Laurie and Mark Keys (dinosnatra@aol.com)
Date Posted: 1/3/2006 9:42:54 PM

Mr Widmark is a wonderful, talented actor that has been overlooked. We stop our scanning the channels on any movie he is in...even in the middle of it. He is a damn good actor and deserves an Oscar. Please give him one before it is too late!!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Gill Fenwick (zendarc@aol.com)
Date Posted: 1/7/2006 11:49:04 AM

Take a good, long, hard look at his body of work. Then look again. Study the range, the depth, the ease and complexity of portrayal. The deftness, the underplay, the use of body as well as voice, the timing, beat and tone. At the disparate directors, the differing genres, the relative merits of the material... and then back to Richard Widmark's part within each film.

There are no flashy 'look-at-me's', no short-cuts. This is craft. Is, was, and always has been. Craft at the highest level. The very highest. Take any single character he's played, and suddenly you're peeling back layer after layer of complexity. Mr Widmark has always made it appear so easy, so seamless, so believable. It requires intelligence, thought, appreciation, hard work and innate talent... and that is extremely rare on the ground.

I have watched films pretty much my whole life. I drank in the silents, gloried at the Golden Age, endured the dips in the 60s and 70s, revelled in the 80s revival, and watch with interest the current experimental approaches. Through all of this, tastes change, and points of view differ...

But there are constants. Pure class shines through despite the era, the fashions, the experimentation. Pure class covers a very select bunch of individuals. In terms of acting, that's a very exclusive club: James Stewart, Ronald Colman, Sigourney Weavey, a few others...

And Richard Widmark.

Talent deserves recognition, no matter how belated. That talent of this calibre has been ignored so long... sadly indicative of a situation where true merit is rarely recognised, or even appreciated. Where the subtleties that raise an individual's work far above the norm, are ignored.

Surely the Academy has the ability to remedy the situation.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Debbie Fleming (df9332@SBCGlobal.net)
Date Posted: 1/10/2006 8:38:09 PM

I remember as a kid watching him in the the 60's
I was not born until 1963 but, my parents always
watched his movies the one I remember so well he
portrayed that part which such art and grace was the
movie "Two Rode Together" and of cource with Jimmy
Stewart was a great cast. Thanks for the memories
Richard and god bless you and your family.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Debbie Fleming (df9332@SBCGlobal.net)
Date Posted: 1/10/2006 8:46:26 PM

I forgot to mention I feel Richard Widmark deserves
this award. I feel it is a shame he had not earned
a oscar because I feel we should honor him with this
award how much his fans appreciate him with love and
loyality he is such a icon from earlier days. I don't
understand how Hollywood can deny him of this award
Shame, Shame on hollywood. I demand he get this award
let us not recognize him until after he is gone let it
be now to see that smile on his face is worth it.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Russ Hawkins (russ2133@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 1/13/2006 12:13:13 AM

In a time that Hollywood continually congratulates itself, now is the time to recognize one of the true legends in the industry and honor Richard Widmark with an award. It is a travesty that he has not already recieved this recognition.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: anne russell (princess@wccs.net)
Date Posted: 1/16/2006 9:22:06 PM

I always failed to understand why this great actor formany years..was never the recipient of an academy award...his body of work, in the movies, series etc...is awesome!!! yes, lets recognize him this year...he is a man of great character, a great quiet man!!!!! let's give this gentle, great man, the applause he deserved for so long...his beloved Jean is gone, but he is still with us, thank you GOD FOR THIS!!!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Lola Hernández Morera (lolahm@fastwebnet.it)
Date Posted: 1/18/2006 8:30:33 AM


Cinema?. E’ sognare.

Richard Widmark?. E’ IL SOGNO.

Personalità, intelligenza, forza, seduzione, stile, padronanza, eleganza, intelligenza, carisma.
RICHARD WIDMARK E’ PASSIONE. Passione allo stato puro che oltrepassa lo schermo per colpire dritto nel cuore. Non c’è altro che si possa pretendere da un attore.

Certo, non c’è obbiettività nel mio giudizio, perchè signori miei, sto parlando di UN GRAN MITO !!!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: miriam (gionanelli@yahoo.es)
Date Posted: 1/19/2006 6:10:04 PM

He really deserves the award.Es un actor irrepetible y sus películas son obras maestras de la historia del cine

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Sharon Booker (sbooker@novafactor.com)
Date Posted: 1/30/2006 4:19:39 PM

I second the nomination and agree that Richard Widmark should receive a honorary oscar.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Martin Bradley (martin.bradley413@ntlworld.com)
Date Posted: 2/6/2006 12:08:33 PM

I cannot believe that such a versatile and long lived actor has not already been honoured by the academy. I am from England and have been watching this actor since the forties. Why is it that this man along with actors like Glen Ford are so often overlooked. Come on Academy, get your act together.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Sgt. Santiago Enriquez Jr. (santi3116920022000@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 2/7/2006 1:23:09 AM

I second the nomination for Mr. Widmark. He has been a great actor and has always brought realism to the movies and inspired some of the troops. He really deserves the award for his dedication to film ad movies.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: John Lawrence (lawrenlaw@aol.com)
Date Posted: 2/9/2006 10:18:17 PM

This GENTLEMAN is one of the finest, and most self-effacing, actors of all time, much less of the 20th Century. Deservedly a multiple Oscar-winner, the Acadamy owes Mr. Widmark his due.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Alan Perry (alan@perry.ac)
Date Posted: 2/26/2006 10:54:31 AM


The trouble with most award winning actors is that they are only as good as a good script, but there are a few that transend their scripts and make you look at them, even when saying nothing, and their co-stars are in full flow. Richard is one of that elite band. He has played every type of hero and villan, even made ladies in my cinema cry, and as a kid made me feel I could handle whatever the world threw at me. Look at his body stance in "How the west was won", his eye contact in "The long Ships", his knowing male and female unsaid statements in a range of great westerns. The camera loved him as Tony Curtis would say and the public young and old did as well. The fact that the films were not liked by the Academy is a reflection on them not on Richard. For heavens sakes give him the award he so rightly deserves - before it is done postumusly.

Alan Perry

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Enid Pennington (enidpennington@blueyonder.co.u)
Date Posted: 2/27/2006 12:01:38 PM

I wholeheartedly support a nomination that Mr Widmark
be given a Lifetime Achievement Award for his great
acting in a variety of roles. He is equally at home
whether playing the hero or the villain and even in a
recent film I saw with Karl Malden he played a hard
bitten drill Sergeant with a twinkle in his eye and a heart of gold. Come on Academy, don't let us down. We want him to receive this Award wile he is still alive to collect it. I would love to see his face
if he is offered one.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Edna King-Miller (kingmiller@tcsn.net)
Date Posted: 3/2/2006 8:42:59 PM

Not only is Richard Widmark a very talented actor, he can play all kinds of roles: Cheyenne Autumn is one of his best characterizations. In Halls of Montezuma, he was a Marine captain, a good leader with compassion for his men. He was Jim Bowie and died nobly. Besides his acting talent, he is a sexy man. Who's George Clooney? Widmark has it all over him. They don't make actors like Richard Widmark anymore. No one will ever equal his all-round versatility. He's not getting any younger. He deserves recognition while he's still here for us to honor in person. What's wrong with those people who make the Oscar decisions in Hollywood? Most of these new actors can't hold a candle to the shining talent of the 40's, and 50's. Honor him before he's gone from us, like so many others.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Janice Land (justjan_374@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 3/6/2006 1:13:39 PM

I have always enjoyed Mr. Widmark's movies. He is so versitial and beleivable. I really miss seeing him on the big screen. He was great in the westerns and then he played the meanest, physco killer and he was thrilling! He should have been recognized many years ago by the film industry for all the wonderful pictures he has made. I hope he sees this web page and knows how much we all love him. Jan

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Elsa Franke (ewfanke@speedy)
Date Posted: 3/17/2006 6:46:20 AM

Being a longtime fan or Mr. Widmark, I feel it is most unfair of te Academy not to have nominated him FOR the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS AWARD, I cannot name one actor to-day to have led a career of acting with the charm, class and skill he has up to this day. Not only is he an excellent actor, also he has led an exemplary life without scandals . I BEG THE ACADEMY TO CONSIDER CHOOSING HIM WITH THIS WELL DESERVED AWARD.
I HAVE admired him since 1950, and will continue to do so. Best luck. Elsa.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Judy Santeford (JBabyjud@aol.com)
Date Posted: 3/18/2006 11:21:40 PM

I agree. Let's honor him now before we lose him. I have been a lifelong fan. No matter what stars there were in the picture, Mr. Widmark was the one I long remembered.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: walter t gluck (wtgluck@optonline.net)
Date Posted: 3/20/2006 9:12:24 AM

If the Academy can give Oscars to a group singing about pimps, they surely should be preparing to give one to a great actor and American, who probably didn't understand a word, like most of us, the group was mouthing, Richard Widmark. Richard Widmark, the Gil Hodges of the silver screen. Regards, WTG.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Andrew POOL (Poolwater@aol.com)
Date Posted: 3/20/2006 8:36:53 PM

I was at the Alamo set when I was a kid and was always impresed with the acting of Richard Widmark. His body of work more than deserves an honary award. I have hoped for years for him to make an appearance at the awards and allow his fans the chance to honor him.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: elizabeth schumann (havana.brown@orange.fr)
Date Posted: 3/22/2006 7:09:31 PM

YESSSSS... to all of the above,and more!Richard Widmark doesn't need all that guilty, gushing, glitzy, self-congratulating isplay of ostentatiousness which is an Academy Award. He is above that in a class of his own, and the preceding comments show that people who matter (i.e. the fee-paying Joe Public)know that.
Kudos and eternally grateful thanks to you, Mr. Widmark, for providing SO MANY unforgettably human (the dime for the phone call in Madigan - or was it a nickel?-) or hilariously funny moments, great moments in art which are deeply felt by all of us, deeply meaningful in our everyday life. Thanks. Richard Widmark FOREVER (alongside Buster Keaton, the two greatest figures in the history of the cinema).

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jan Wahlbeck (jwahlbeck@thenia.org)
Date Posted: 3/23/2006 1:19:35 PM

Whenever asked who my favorite "movie star" is, I respond with the usual list of current day stars. But then I always pause and say "but my most favorite would have to be Richard Widmark". I have been watching movies for over 50 years and he remains at the top of my list. His great talent combined with an unusual charisma allow him to be "memorable" long after the fact that he no longer works in his craft. To me this is the benchmark of a great actor worthy of an academy award.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Horst Maggard (maggardh@bellsouth.net)
Date Posted: 3/26/2006 2:07:49 AM

The first movie I saw in my life, "The Trap", 1959
with Richard Widmark and Tina Louise attracted me to
him. He had this certain look for the type of movie
in which he was casted. He portrayed it well enough
to leave a permanent impression on you.
I started to then watch for any movies he played in.
"Warlock", 1959 a rugged western which also starred
Henry Fonda and Anthony Quinn were also very impressive. The list goes on and on. In my opinion
Hollywood is missing out on not having recognized
this man's talent. I think he's still alive and
91 years old and Hollywood needs to wake up. Recognize
this fine actor for his past performances and attractions.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: susan alleluia (sudom@sbcglobal.net)
Date Posted: 3/29/2006 10:18:21 PM

I can't beleive Richard Widmark has not received a Academy Award for his great performances. I'm sure I saw the Academy use his image this last awards show in the tribute to Film Noir.
How can this message get to the Academy, that this legend should be honored now.
Susan and Dominic Alleluia

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: simon harris (simon@simon85.wanadoo.co.uk)
Date Posted: 4/2/2006 11:48:57 AM

'from a teacher to the roll of laughing hysterically and shoving a little old lady down a flight of stairs namely kiss of death' "well executed" in a manner of speaking! have seen in my view enough of his work to appreciate the raw talent,and sheer variety of parts called upon this man to portray with such,elegance,realism,dare i say jaw dropping cinematic expression only to be kept waiting for what must seem like and in fact is his life time for true recognition!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: BT (roxburg@gmail.com)
Date Posted: 4/4/2006 1:41:07 PM

YES, please give Richard WIdmark his due. This wonderful actor has made his many fans hate him for playing such mean characters. That is a sign of a truly great actor.
Also he did comedy. His "Tunnel of Love:" with Doris Day is a gem. He carried that movie. Oh how we love Westport and Richard Widmark. He will be 93 years old. Pls honor this great actor until it is too late.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: J.Arthur Siordia (siordia@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 4/4/2006 6:06:50 PM

Seems like the Academy just wants to let time pass by and let Mr. Widwark pass away.
So many letters have apparantly done little to move the Academy in order to consider what is obvious to most: the recognition of a professional lifetime full of great performances and contribution to films.
For whatever it's worth, my humble and personal recognition to one of the great film actors. Here's to you, Richard Widmark!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Craig D. Sullivan (cdsddspa@aol.com)
Date Posted: 4/4/2006 11:13:49 PM

A movie fanatic my entire 56 years, I have admired the work of Richard Widmark. Steady, believable, inspired, he could draw you in to his character. He could make you hate him, like him, or feel uneasy.
His was not a flashy career. His performances ran the gamut. On of my favorites was Garden of Evil with Gary Cooper and Susan Hayward. Not a big film, but one I remember well. He could work with the Coop, the Duke (Alamo), or any "legend" and not be dimmed.
In addition, if you are familiar with his life behind the screen, and how his fellow actors, such as Sidney Poiter feel about him, you should look into it. What a solid citizen, and great human being. Anyone would like to have called this man "friend." As an actor, your greatest reward is the love of your public, and Mr. Widmark has that. It would be a fitting tribute to the Man as well as the Actor to bestow upon him one of his profession's highest honors. Regardless, Richard Widmark's life story, not just his performances on screen, will have touched my life.
Bravo, Mr. Widmark!!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Mike DeSantis (mdesantis@rcn.com)
Date Posted: 4/8/2006 12:26:24 AM

By all means, give this man an honorary oscar already!
His body of work with actors such as Cornell Wilde, Sydney Poitier, Michael Douglas and so many more should be honored. He has played villain and hero with equal aplomb. His body of work over a lengthy career should be ore than sufficent to bestow a lifetime achievment oscar to him. Like Karl Malden, his supporting roles over the years have stood the test of time. If Mr. Widmark is not worthy of this honor, who is?

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: martine lambe (mbg@hotmail.co.uk)
Date Posted: 4/17/2006 9:31:29 AM

ichard widmark is one of hollywoods most versatile actors. The academy should not let 2007 pass without giving this man an honarary oscar! He has never been one to play the hollywood scene. A respected and dignified man he deserves to know how much he was appreciated and how his movies entertained us. Hes truly a fine example of the wonderful hollywood era that has long passed.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: gail (Bussssss69@aol.com)
Date Posted: 4/17/2006 4:40:36 PM

I thought he was kinda cute, but that giggle/laugh in that movie. was really scary hugs gail

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Maurice Barringer (mauricebarringer@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 4/17/2006 5:01:32 PM

I first saw Richard Widmark on screen in 1960 in "The Alamo." I had just entered my teens and was fascinated by his performance. He became my all-time favorite actor and still is. I can't think of any actor or actress who is more deserving of an honorary Academy Award than he.

In a career of major stardom that lasted 40 years, he has given some of the great performances in screen history such as: "Kiss of Death," "Road House," "Night in the City," "The Bedford Incident," and "Where the Legends Lie." Ironically he, like Robert Mitchum was only once nominated for an Academy Award.

Widmark has demonstrated range that few actors have. He has portrayed soldiers, statesmen, sheriffs, historic figures, military officers and enlisted men, villains, gangsters, hustlers, pickpockets, sociopaths, psychiatrists, medical doctors, lawyers, FBI agents and fugitives running from the FBI. He even shifted twice in his career to play comedic roles.

In the 1940s Widmark gave classic performances in " Kiss of Death," "Road House," "The Street with no Name" and "Yellow Sky."

In the 1950s Widmark's career flourished with great performances in "No Way Out, ""Night and the City," "The Halls of Montezuma," "Pickup on South Street," "The Garden of Evil" and "Warlock."

During the 1960s, Widmark continued his great career with "The Alamo," in which he broke down and cried when he learned that his wife had died, which was unusual for a male actor to do at that time. He also performed brilliantly in "How the West was Won," "The Bedford Incident" and "Madigan" and "Death of a Gunfighter."

Widmark continued his outstanding career with superb performances in the 1970s with "Where the Legends Die" "Murder on the Orient Express" and "Coma."

Widmark's performance in "Night and the City," 1950, was one of the greatest acting performances in screen history, but this British released film got only a minor distribution in the USA and wasn't seen by the masses at its release time. That same year he played a bigot who menaced Sidney Poitier in "No Way Out." His performance was so intense as the racist thug. that it wasn't shown in Los Angeles on television for over a decade between the mid 1960s and the mid 1970s.

Widmark has a career that ranks with the all-time greats. He has demonstrated tremendous acting range, played an exceptionally wide variety of characters, has given great performances for over a 40 year period and has the skill to portray unsympathetic characters, even sociopaths, as well as heroes.

No one is more deserving of an honorary Academy Award. Let's not let Widmark die without an honorary Academy Award the way Robert Mitchum did.

If Robert DeNiro and Jane Fonda, two of our best actors ever, say they are fighting mad that Richard Widmark has not received one, that is good enough for me.

Maurice Barringer



Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Liz Addington (laddin8663@aol.com)
Date Posted: 4/22/2006 8:42:57 PM



Please consider Richard Widmark for an honorary Academy Award. I have always thought of him as one of the best, most believeable actors in the last 50 years. God bless him in his retirement and let him know that there are still many who remember him and his excellence in his craft.

Liz Addington

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Peter J. Falloon (pjf1205@webtv.net)
Date Posted: 4/29/2006 11:38:21 PM

Quite simply, no one ever did it better. Never underplayed or overplayed but was totally believable in any character he portrayed. His body of work speaks for itself. Put Widmark and Cagney as my two favorite actors ( and individuals ) of all time. The Academy members need to take an IQ test for ignoring his talent for so long!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Georgia (madcat@gesmart.co.uk)
Date Posted: 5/6/2006 5:24:06 PM

I fell in love with Richard Widmark when I was 8 years old and I saw a poster advertising some movie in 1971- it was so serious my parents used to let me stay up to see him in films on late night TV - GIVE HIM AN HONOURARY AWARD

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Rita K Fazande (Rits28@msn.com)
Date Posted: 5/14/2006 12:35:47 PM

I first saw Richard Windmark in the movie the "Long Ship" in Belize (my country of birth) when I was a child. Although, I did not know much about what makes a great actor at the time, I fell in love with his acting and it stuck with me to this day and always
wondered what became of him. I am now 54 yrs.ee

I always wondered why he is seldom mentioned in the movie industry.

Please recognize Richard Windmark. That's the least the Academy can do. It is long overdue.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Rita K Fazande (Rits28@msn.com)
Date Posted: 5/14/2006 12:41:32 PM

I first saw Richard Widmark in the movie the "Long Ship" in Belize (my country of birth) when I was a child. Although, I did not know much about what makes a great actor at the time, I fell in love with his acting and it stuck with me to this day and always
wondered what became of him. I am now 54 yrs.

I always wondered why he is seldom mentioned in the movie industry.

Please recognize Richard Windmark. That's the least the Academy can do. It is long overdue.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Theresa Edwards (tedwards46@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 5/20/2006 10:26:08 AM

I second all the reasons why he should be nominated. Great actor.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Margaret Bond (margaret.bond4@ntlworld.com)
Date Posted: 5/25/2006 4:36:49 AM

Having recently watched and enjoyed one of Richard Widmark's old films I was prompted to search the net to tell me whether he was still alive!
I was amazed to read all the various emails from fans but even more amazed to realise that his wonderful acting had never been recognised.
At 66 years of age I am a long term fan! As other fans have said, recognition goes to all sorts of people, none of whom can hold a candle to Richard Widmark.

COME ON, GIVE HIM THE RECOGNITION HE DESERVES!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: jim (goldman@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 6/12/2006 7:04:49 AM

Just watched Frogmen(1951) and was wondering how old some of these actors are these days. Funny to see them so young knowing that now they are so old -wish them all well.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Carey D'Arcy, Pinner, England (cjmdarcy@msn.com)
Date Posted: 6/14/2006 10:42:24 AM

I'd like to thank Richard Widmark for the pleasure he has given thousands of filmgoers with his wonderful, riveting performances. Has that quality that all great cinematic actors have - watchability. When he's on you can't take your eyes off him. That craggy, handsome face with the twinkling eyes was made for the screen. Throw into the mix charismatic, empathetic performances of both heroes and villains then you've got what he's always been - A STAR! Come on Academy do the right thing and give one of your best an honorary award. He deserves it. Do it before it's too late.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: C Decroote (CDegr1942@aol.com)
Date Posted: 6/19/2006 5:06:15 PM

I watch his old films whenever I can. He never, ever, disappoints. He is a very fine actor who has put all his talents into providing the public with class entertainment rather than pursue celebrity for its own sake. I can't thank him enough for the enjoyment which his acting has given me.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Deborah Dawit (curlie_d@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 6/20/2006 8:44:27 AM

As much as I love Richard Widmark's movies, there is no bigger fan of him tahn my father. He admires him and and his movies to great lengths. He has been colecting pictures, poster and anything of the sort he could get a hold of for years. His biggest dream is to someday meet the man himself...oh what a dream :)

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Carol (CcOoKy@aol.com)
Date Posted: 6/22/2006 8:17:36 AM

Richard has been long time actor, he is good actor in old movies.He should be honored for what he had done acted excellent, and also he has good looking features.
Please give him big honor

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Patrick McCarthy (patrunr@aol.com)
Date Posted: 6/27/2006 3:42:53 AM

Honor him.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark my favourite actor
Posted By: brendan kinsella (khb@eircom.net)
Date Posted: 7/6/2006 5:31:07 PM

all my life i have tried to find out about mr widmark he has always been my favourite actor but i could never find out anything about him so now this is my chance to say to the world that this wonderful man and wonderful actor should have many honour;s including an academy award i am just an ordinary guy living here in dublin ireland god bless mr richard widmark.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Bill Engleman (werocky@sbcglobal.net)
Date Posted: 7/13/2006 2:35:48 AM

I HAVE ENJOYED RICHARD WIDMARK'S
WORK FOR YEARS IN ALL HIS MANY ROLES.
TRULY ONE OF THE FINEST AND VERSITILE
OF ACTORS! SEEMS A NICE GUY AS WELL AS WE
EXCHANGED- HOW ARE YA"S ON SANTA MONICA
BLVD BY CENTURY CITY A FEW YEARS AGO.
BEST WISHES RICHARD,
AND SO GLAD TO ADD SOME NICE
COMMENTS..HOPE YOU GET
A WELL DESERVED ACADAMY AWARD,YOU ARE THE BEST!
Bill Engleman 7/11/2006 L.A. Calif.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jos Heemels (jos.heemels@akzonobel.com)
Date Posted: 7/18/2006 5:10:37 AM

A few years ago I already mailed to this site pleading for at least an Academy Award for Mr. Widmark. Still nothing has happened. Shame on you Hollywood! Mr. Widmark was such a fine actor. He could play every role in such an intelligent an convincing way, like nearly nobody else could. Richard Widmark is an icon in American movie history and should be honored now for his life work. Mr.Widmark is already 91 and time is pressing. Mr. Widmark, if you read this, you still have a lot of fans in the whole world, and also in The Netherlands, where I live. God bless you and your family.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Gary Fritzges (wjhs@webtv.net)
Date Posted: 7/20/2006 8:40:22 PM

I Am 55 Years Old An Have Watched Mr. Widmark My Entire Life. He Was A Mesmerizing Actor In Films To Numerous To Mention, And For Many Decades! I Think He Should Have Won Best Actor Outright For The Bedford Incident!! Among Other Many Great Roles. He Deserves To Be Honered , NOW!!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Joseph Sabeeney (joesab@tstt.net.tt)
Date Posted: 7/23/2006 3:44:42 PM

I reside in Trinidad in the West Indies. Since I was a little boy I have seen movies with Richard Widmark. He has been and still is awesome. To look at movies as The Alamo and How The West Was Won to name just 2 of his movies. This man was gifted by the Almighty and
he surely used his talents on the screen. He brought so much enjoyment to millions around the world . He more than deserves that award.

I truly wish I can get an email address for him. I would love nothing more than this.


Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Edward Greenberg (edward.greenberg@netzero.com)
Date Posted: 7/28/2006 10:36:11 PM

Richard Widmark -- a truly great artist and American icon! I admired his work from my youth and hope that Hollywood will finally give him a much deserved Lifetime Achievement Award. However, even if it doesn't, his greatness will be forever etched in our collective memories. Best to you Richard!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Bobbi jean lowry (boojean1127@aol.com)
Date Posted: 8/3/2006 1:10:12 AM

Big fan, love his comic timing with Lucy and Doris day.
great cowboy, and best villian I've ever seen.
deserves an nomination, please

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: James E. Brentt, Ph.D. (drjamesbrentt@yahoo.com)
Date Posted: 9/1/2006 12:24:48 PM

I cannot think another actor that so deserves this award.
His films have entertained and inspired people for over 50 years. His 'The Bedford Incident' was a political statement against the insanity of the cold war and is a stark reminder the desasterous and often capricious nature of war, cold or hot. He has been an artist to emulate, humble, courageous, competent and honest. I would encourage the motion picture industry to honor his achievements.
jeb

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Peggy Bainbridge (nova1942@comcast.net)
Date Posted: 9/27/2006 8:29:32 PM

I could not add to the comments above. My only comment are questions. For Heaven's sake what are you all waiting for? For him to die so that it will somehow cost less? Be less meaningful? Didn't you like his contribution to the entertainment field? Do you need a reason to honor the actors who built the industry to what it is today? You could go down the list and honor one each year and still not touch on all of them!!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Kath Driver (kathyruth22@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 9/28/2006 11:18:55 AM

Simply the best - probably too good for 'glittery' accolades. Superb actor with the most beautiful eyes in the world!

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jarri A Parker Jr (jarriaparkerjr@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 10/7/2006 7:18:34 PM

Given his range as an actor I cannot understand why he has never received acknowledgement as the great actor he is. John Wayne was a good working actor but not equal to Mr. Widmark and he received acknowledgement. All I can say is that while I have not seen all of his roles I have enjoyed all of his work that I have seen.

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Jim Lovell (terrlyn@earthlink.net)
Date Posted: 10/23/2006 12:49:21 PM

I guess maybe he'll be acknowledged after he's gone. What a shame..........a great actor and an honorable man........he deserves so much better.....

Subject: RE: Richard Widmark
Posted By: Patrick Van Cleef (patrickvancleef@hotmail.com)
Date Posted: 12/23/2006 1:34:01 PM

a true original and, in THE NAKED KISS , the scariest psychopath EVER portrayed on screen. I can hardly believe he's never been nominated or more to the point RECEIVED an Oscar.


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