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Sterling Hayden
Birthday: March 26, 1916

Birth Place: Upper Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Height: 6' 5"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Sterling Hayden. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



The archetypal B-movie actor, Sterling Hayden was never the superstar many projected him to be; a handsome, gritty performer, at first glance he enjoyed an erratic career, yet on closer inspection his lengthy list of credits contains a number of classic films made with many of the most celebrated filmmakers in cinema history. Born March 26, 1916, in Montclair, NJ, he quit school at the age of 16 to become a mate on a schooner, beginning a lifelong love affair with the sea; indeed, it was often suggested that he was never particularly enamored of the acting life, instead preferring to sail. By age 22, Hayden was a ship's captain, but a desire to buy his own boat prompted him to begin modeling, and in 1940 he landed a movie contract at Paramount. With no previous acting experience, he starred in 1941's Virginia, followed a year later by Bahama Passage. The pictures' successes made him a star, and he also grabbed headlines by marrying actress Madeleine Carroll. Paramount began trumpeting Hayden as both "the Most Beautiful Man in the Movies" and "the Beautiful Blond Viking God," but his career ground to a halt when he joined the Marines to serve in World War II, resulting in a five-year absence from the screen. Upon returning from duty, he continued acting with Blaze of Noon, but after half a decade away from the screen, his career stalled, and apart from a brief appearance later that year in Variety Girl, no other offers came his way for some time. Finally, in 1949, Hayden resurfaced in a John Wayne Western, El Paso, and a film noir, Manhandled. The following year, he starred in John Huston's classic noir The Asphalt Jungle, portraying an ill-fated small-time hood — a career-defining role. Still, he spent the majority of the early decade in a variety of other genre outings, many of them Westerns (including the 1953 Nicholas Ray cult classic Johnny Guitar). In 1956, Hayden teamed for the first time with director Stanley Kubrick, headlining the oft-imitated and widely acclaimed crime story The Killing. Hayden's career flagged during the years to follow, however. Saddled with a series of lackluster films, he finally left acting in 1958 to return to the sea, and spent the next six years away from Hollywood. In 1963, he even published an autobiography, Wanderer, detailing his ocean adventures as well as his regret for cooperating with the House Un-American Activities Commission during the McCarthy era. Finally, Hayden returned to film in 1964 to reunite with Kubrick on the brilliant satire Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Apart from the television feature Carol for Another Christmas, however, he again quit acting to sail, and did not return prior to 1969's Cipolla Colt. He enjoyed another career resurrection with Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 classic The Godfather, and a year later co-starred in Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye. In 1976, Hayden appeared in Bernardo Bertolucci's Novecento, and also published the historical epic Voyage: A Novel of 1896. After working infrequently over the course of the following decade, he died in Sausalito, CA, on May 23, 1986, at the age of 70.

Movie Credits
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992)
[ Robert De Niro ][ Al Pacino ][ Marlon Brando ][ Robert Duvall ][ Francis Ford Coppola ]
Venom (1981)
[ Oliver Reed ][ Klaus Kinski ][ Tobe Hooper ][ Michael Gough ]
Gas (1981)
[ Donald Sutherland ][ Howie Mandel ][ Chuck Berry ]
Nine to Five (1980)
[ Dabney Coleman ]
The Starlost: The Beginning (1980)
[ Keir Dullea ]
Winter Kills (1979)
[ Jeff Bridges ][ Eli Wallach ][ Anthony Perkins ][ John Huston ][ Toshirô Mifune ]
The Outsider (1979)
[ Craig Wasson ]
King of the Gypsies (1978)
[ Eric Roberts ][ Judd Hirsch ][ Matthew Laborteaux ]
1900 (1976)
[ Robert De Niro ][ Donald Sutherland ][ Burt Lancaster ][ Bernardo Bertolucci ]
Cipolla Colt (1976)
[ Martin Balsam ][ Franco Nero ][ David Warbeck ]
Is It Any Wonder? (1975)
Deadly Strangers (1974)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
[ Arnold Schwarzenegger ][ David Carradine ][ Robert Altman ][ Elliott Gould ][ John Williams ]
The Final Programme (1973)
[ Jon Finch ]
The Godfather (1972)
[ Al Pacino ][ Marlon Brando ][ Robert Duvall ][ James Caan ][ John Cazale ]
Grand départ, Le (1972)
Saut de l'ange, Le (1971)
Loving (1970)
[ Roy Scheider ][ George Segal ][ Keenan Wynn ]
Hard Contract (1969)
[ Burgess Meredith ]
Ternos Caçadores (1969)
Carol for Another Christmas (1964)
[ Peter Sellers ][ Peter Fonda ][ Robert Shaw ][ Ben Gazzara ][ Pat Hingle ]
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
[ Stanley Kubrick ][ Peter Sellers ][ James Earl Jones ][ George C Scott ][ George C. Scott ]
The Long March (1958)
[ Rod Taylor ]
The Last Man (1958)
Ten Days to Tulara (1958)
Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
[ Robert Urich ]
The Iron Sheriff (1957)
5 Steps to Danger (1957)
[ Ken Curtis ][ Werner Klemperer ]
Crime of Passion (1957)
[ Raymond Burr ]
A Sound of Different Drummers (1957)
Zero Hour! (1957)
[ Dana Andrews ]
Gun Battle at Monterey (1957)
[ Lee Van Cleef ]
Valerie (1957)
The Killing (1956)
[ Stanley Kubrick ][ Vince Edwards ]
The Come On (1956)
The Last Command (1955)
[ Ernest Borgnine ][ Slim Pickens ]
The Eternal Sea (1955)
[ James Best ]
Shotgun (1955)
Timberjack (1955)
Battle Taxi (1955)
Top Gun (1955)
[ Rod Taylor ]
Crime Wave (1954)
[ Charles Bronson ]
Suddenly (1954)
Delay at Fort Bess (1954)
Naked Alibi (1954)
[ Chuck Connors ]
Johnny Guitar (1954)
[ Dennis Hopper ][ Ernest Borgnine ][ Ward Bond ]
Arrow in the Dust (1954)
[ Lee Van Cleef ]
Prince Valiant (1954)
[ Robert Wagner ][ James Mason ]
Fighter Attack (1953)
So Big (1953)
Take Me to Town (1953)
Kansas Pacific (1953)
[ Clayton Moore ]
The Star (1952)
Flat Top (1952)
[ James Best ]
The Golden Hawk (1952)
Hellgate (1952)
[ James Arness ][ Ward Bond ]
Denver and Rio Grande (1952)
Flaming Feather (1952)
Journey Into Light (1951)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
[ James Whitmore ][ Strother Martin ]
Manhandled (1949)
El Paso (1949)
Blaze of Noon (1947)
[ William Holden ][ William Bendix ]
Bahama Passage (1941)
Virginia (1941)
[ Fred MacMurray ]


  • In 1941, Paramount studios started advertising him as "The Most Beautiful Man in the Movies!"
  • Was first choice of producers Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown to play the role of Quint in Jaws (1975), but Hayden's tax problems with the US government--he lived outside the country and if he entered the US he would have been arrested--precluded his taking the role.
  • Dropped out of high school at the age of 15 and became a sailor, earning his master's license by the age of 21.
  • When the US entered World War II, Hayden changed his name to John Hamilton to obscure his Hollywood past, and joined the Office of Strategic Services--the predecessor of the CIA--headed by Col. "Wild Bill" Donovan, whose son Hayden had sailed with. Trained in guerrilla warfare, Hayden operated a fishing boat off of Yugoslavia to pick up downed Allied pilots and to supply Josip Broz Tito's Communist partisans. He won a Silver Star and a promotion to captain by the time he was discharged in 1945. He had also become enthusiastic about Communism, and joined the Communist Party after he returned to Hollywood. According to Kenneth Lloyd Billingsley's book "Hollywood Party: How Communism Seduced the American Film Industry in the 1930s and 1940s", he was recruited by actress Karen Morley, who was a party activist, and screenwriter and future director Abraham Polonsky assigned him to a group of backlot workers to learn union militancy. He and others like him were, according to Billingsley, tasked with swinging the Screen Writers Guild to the supposedly Communist-controlled Conference of Studio Unions, which launched a strike against the studios in 1946-47. Communist Party membership was secret, and they were to keep their identities secret from other non-Communist industry and union people, Billingsley claimed. Hayden later joined the Committee for the First Amendment, a group of politically active Hollywood actors that included John Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye and John Garfield that opposed the House Un-American Activities Committee's persecution of the Hollywood 19, who were suspected of Communist Party membership (the 19 later devolved into the Hollywood 10). Huston vetted the group's members to ensure that none of them were or had been Communists, and when it came out that Hayden was one, the group broke up. Members like Bogart felt that they had been used by the Communist Party, and were not amused.
  • Had four children with Betty Ann de Noon. The couple married and divorced three times and went through a nasty custody battle.
  • He was the original choice to play the knife thrower Britt in The Magnificent Seven (1960). The part went to James Coburn when Hayden proved unavailable.

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