6.9/10
15
1 user

Walter Matthau: Diamond in the Rough (1997)

A profile of the life of actor Walter Matthau.
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A man, his wife, and their friend, stage a bloody bank robbery, unaware they are stealing money from the Mob.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

John and Max resolve to save their beloved bait shop from turning into an Italian restaurant, just as its new female owner catches Max's attention.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Ann-Margret
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III, was born on February 8, 1925. An only child, he was raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and was that rarity among Hollywood stars, a man with affectionate ... See full summary »

Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter
Stars: Charles Durning, Betty Garrett, Garson Kanin
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Caine ... Himself
Ossie Davis ... Himself
Edward Dmytryk ... Himself
Julie Harris ... Herself
Jack Lemmon ... Himself
Charles Matthau ... Himself
Walter Matthau ... Himself
Roddy McDowall ... Himself
Herbert Ross ... Himself
Neil Simon ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

A profile of the life of actor Walter Matthau.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wombat Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Roddy McDowall is credited but never appears in the biography. It is suspected he was given credit for the photographs used of Walter Matthau in the production. See more »

Connections

Features Charade (1963) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good Documentary
18 January 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Walter Matthau: Diamond in the Rough (1997)

*** (out of 4)

Entertaining look at the career of Walter Matthau. This 51 minute documentary isn't ground-breaking and it doesn't go into any great detail but it's a good overview of the legendary actor's career. Neil Simon, Ossie Davis, Jack Lemmon, director Herbert Ross. Charles Matthau and Julie Harris are on hand offering up stories on the actor but the best part is that Matthau himself is here to give a first-hand account.

There's no question that getting to hear from the likes of Lemmon and Ross is great but the highlight is without question hearing Matthau talk about how and why he got into the business and his thoughts on Hollywood as he went from a character actor to a leading man. We get to see clips from some of his better known movies like THE ODD COUPLE and CACTUS FLOWER and hear various stories about them. If you a fan of Matthau then you'll enjoy this.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed