Walter Matthau - Actor. Best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon, as well as his role as Coach Buttermaker in the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie.
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Walter MATTHAU (1920-2000) [Filmsite] > Notable Films Part 1 of 3 - 1950s & 60s: The Odd Couple (1968); The Fortune Cookie (1966); A Face in the Crowd (1957); Lonely Are the Brave (1962); Charade (1963); Fail-Safe (1964); Mirage (1965); The Secret Life of an American Wife (1968); Cactus Flower (1969); Hello, Dolly! (1969)...
Born this day, WALTER MATTHAU ~ (Oct. 1, 1920) Matthau received an Academy Award for The Fortune Cookie (1966) and Oscar nominations for Kotch (1971) and The Sunshine Boys (1975). He rose to fame in the Broadway hit The Odd Couple, which he reprised in the film co-starring Jack Lemmon. They costarred together in 10 films. Matthau became a box office favorite in The Bad News Bears, Hopscotch, Charade, House Calls, Charley Varrick, The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3, Dennis the Menace and Grumpy Old Men.