Dean Stockwell Top Five

Dean Stockwell Top FiveRobert Dean Stockwell is a retired American film and television actor with a career spanning over 70 years. As a child actor under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he first came to the public’s attention in films such as Anchors Aweigh (1945), The Green Years (1946), Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), and Kim (1950).

As a young adult, he played a lead role in the 1957 Broadway and 1959 screen adaptations of Compulsion and in 1962, Stockwell played Edmund Tyrone in the film version of Long Day’s Journey into Night, for which he won a Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. He appeared in supporting roles in such films as Paris, Texas (1984), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), Blue Velvet (1986), and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). He received further critical acclaim for his performance in Married to the Mob (1988), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He subsequently had roles in The Player (1992), and Air Force One (1997).

His television roles include playing Rear Admiral Albert “Al” Calavicci in Quantum Leap (1989–1993) and Brother Cavil in the Sci Fi Channel revival of Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009). Following his roles on Quantum Leap and Battlestar Galactica, Stockwell appeared at numerous science fiction conventions.

Top Five

5 Tucker: A Man and His Dream (1988) Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1945. Engineer Preston Tucker dreams of designing the car of future, but his innovative envision will be repeatedly sabotaged by his own unrealistic expectations and the Detroit automobile industry tycoons.

4 Paris, Texas (1984) A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.

3 Air Force One (1997) Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles – and the integrity of the nation.

2 Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) Axel heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel’s investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons kingpin—and the chase is on.

1 Dune (1984) In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune—the only place where the time-travel substance ‘Spice’ can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it’s only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.