Want to know the best Robert Wagner movies? How about the worst Robert Wagner movies? Curious about Robert Wagner box office grosses or which Robert Wagner movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Robert Wagner movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place.
When your acting career is almost 70 years old you will be remembered for different roles by different generations. That is exactly what has happened with Robert Wagner (1930-). Many people might remember when Wagner was the up and coming movie star of the 1950s. My dad loved him in his first two television series successes in the 1960s and 1970s….It Takes A Thief and Switch. My mom and WoC loved him in 1980s Hart to Hart. To my older children he will be forever Number Two in the 1990s Austin Powers movies. To my middle children he is known for his recurring role on 2010s NCIS. This page has been requested by BERN1960 for years and recently requested by Vandross in the last few days….so we figured we would finally give Mr. Wagner his very own UMR page.
His IMDb page shows 147 acting credits from 1950-2017. In the table below, Ultimate Movie Rankings ranks 46 of his movies in 6 different sortable columns. Television roles, cameos, shorts and movies not released in North America movies were not included in the rankings.
Robert Wagner Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table
The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.
- Sort Robert Wagner movies by co-stars of his movies.
- Sort Robert Wagner movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort Robert Wagner movies by yearly domestic box office rank
- Sort Robert Wagner movies how they were received by critics and audiences. 60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
- Sort by how many Oscar® nominations each Robert Wagner movie received and how many Oscar® wins each Robert Wagner movie won.
- Sort Robert Wagner movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score. UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
|R||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Adj. B.O. Worldwide (mil)||Review||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|R||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Actual B.O. Domestic (mil)||Adj. B.O. Domestic (mil)||Adj. B.O. Worldwide (mil)||B.O. Rank by Year||Review||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score||S|
|1||The Longest Day (1962)
AA Best Picture Nom
|John Wayne &
|31.30||374.2||374.20||3||80||05 / 02||98.9|
|2||The Towering Inferno (1974)
AA Best Picture Nom
|Steve McQueen &
|114.80||550.9||550.90||2||69||08 / 03||98.3|
|3||The Pink Panther (1963)||David Niven &
|16.80||175.1||175.10||12||76||01 / 00||93.4|
|4||With a Song in My Heart (1952)||Susan Hayward &
|9.20||149.5||149.50||15||71||05 / 01||93.1|
|5||Broken Lance (1954)||Spencer Tracy &
|10.90||211.7||211.70||23||61||02 / 01||91.7|
|6||Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)||Mike Myers &
|213.30||329.9||329.90||7||62||00 / 00||91.1|
|7||Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)||Mike Myers &
|206.00||365.3||365.30||4||61||00 / 00||90.9|
|8||Midway (1976)||Charlton Heston &
|65.50||275.8||275.80||5||60||00 / 00||90.6|
|9||Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)||Clifton Webb||8.30||135.9||135.90||19||76||00 / 00||90.0|
|10||Halls of Montezuma (1950)||Richard Widmark||7.60||141.5||141.50||17||74||00 / 00||88.7|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Robert Wagner Table
1. 18 of Robert Wagner movies crossed the magical $100 million mark. That is a percentage of 39.13% of his movies listed. His top box office hit is The Towering Inferno (1974).
2. An average Robert Wagner movie grosses $105.41 million in adjusted box office gross.
3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 26 of Robert Wagner movies are rated as good movies…or 56.52% of his movies. His highest rated movie is The Longest Day (1962) His lowest rated movie is Play It To The Bone (1999).
4. 11 of Robert Wagner movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 23.91% of his movies.
5. 5 of Robert Wagner movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 10.86% of his movies.
6. An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00. 23 of Robert Wagner movies scored higher that average….or 50.00% of his movies. The Longest Day (1962) got the highest UMR Score…. while Play It To The Bone (1999) got the lowest UMR Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Robert Wagner
1. Robert John Wagner Jr. was born in Detroit Michigan in 1930.
2. Robert Wagner was signed to a 20th Century Fox contract when he was 20 years old. His agent was Albert R. Broccoli….Broccoli would become the producer of the James Bond movies.
3. Robert Wagner’s first starring role was in 1953′ Beneath the 12-Mile Reef. Movie got horrible reviews but was a box office hit….mainly due to the fact that is was the 3rd CinemaScope movie ever made.
4. Robert Wagner has been married four times….twice to Natalie Wood. He has two children.
5. In Robert Wagner’s memoirs, he revealed he had affairs with Yvonne De Carlo, Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Anita Ekberg, Shirley Anne Field, Lori Nelson, Barbara Stanwyck and Joan Collins.
6. Robert Wagner’s television career has been very impressive. Highlights of that career would be the shows….It Takes A Thief (1968-1970), Switch (1975-1978) and Hart to Hart (1979 -1984).
7. Robert Wagner has made 9 Hart to Hart television movies.
8. Roles Robert Wagner was strongly considered for or turned down: Robert Redford’s role in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Dustin Hoffman role in The Graduate, Elvis Presley role in Love Me Tender, John Cassavetes role in Rosemary’s Baby, James Dean role in Rebel Without A Cause and Yul Brynner’s role in Westworld.
9. After being submerged at one point in an industrial strength foaming agent during the bathtub scene in 1963’s The Pink Panther, went blind for four weeks. The studio wanted Wagner replaced, but director Blake Edwards stuck by him and he finished the picture.
10. Check out Robert Wagner‘s career compared to current and classic actors. Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.
For the first time ever Steve Lensman and myself did a page/video on the same subject on the same day. Check out his Wagner video here.
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