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Walter Matthau

American actor

Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920–July 1, 2000) was an American comedy actor, most famous for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his many collaborations with fellow Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon. He won the Oscar in 1966 for his role in The Fortune Cookie.

Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau in Charade 2.jpg
Walter in the movie Charade (1963)
BornWalter John Matthow
October 1, 1920
New York City, New York
DiedJuly 1, 2000 (age 79)
Santa Monica, California
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1966 The Fortune Cookie
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1974 Pete 'n' Tillie ; Charley Varrick
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1976 The Sunshine Boys
Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
1962 A Shot in the Dark
Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play
1965 The Odd Couple


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