Leonard Maltin

Biography

Joined "Entertainment Tonight" (1981) on May 28, 1982 as correspondent. Film historian; author of several books on film history. Considered by many to be the definitive expert on "The Little Rascals" (1955)/"Our Gang" and the history and fates of the child actors who appeared in those short films. Author (with others) of the IMDb's Maltin summaries taken from his book Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide. Daughter, Jessie (b. 1986). Favorite all time movie: Casablanca (1942). Frequently prefers older films to newer ones, especially those from the "Golden Age of Hollywood". Same birthday as Brad Pitt, Casper Van Dien and Steven Spielberg. Gave both Van Helsing (2004) and The Punisher (2004) a "BOMB" rating. Hugh Jackman, who plays the title role in Van Helsing (2004) was offered, but declined, the part of Frank Castle in The Punisher (2004).

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Mickey Mouse in Living Color

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Mickey Mouse in Black and White

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Silly Symphonies Souvenirs

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"Disneyland" The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh

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1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year

Himself - Film Critic and Historian

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The Lost Stooges

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Behind the Tunes: Looney Tunes Go Hollywood

Self - Author, Critic

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Alice's Cartoon World: An Interview with Virginia Davis

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Pencils vs Pixels

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A Love Story: The Story of 'To Have and Have Not'

Self - Film Historian

Starring In
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Pencils vs Pixels

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Boris Karloff: The Rest of the Story

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Only in Theaters

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The Méliès Mystery

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Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster

Self - Interviewee

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The Real Bedford Falls: It's a Wonderful Life

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Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace

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Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film

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Perry Como Classics - Till The End of Time

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The Great Buster

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Score: A Film Music Documentary

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The Marx Brothers: Hollywood's Kings of Chaos

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Fanarchy

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That Guy Dick Miller

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The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh

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Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

Himself

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Pablo

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These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America

Himself

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1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year

Himself - Film Critic and Historian

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The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

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For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism

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Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film

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Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story

Himself

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Heckler

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Blood Sucking Cinema

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Soundies: A Musical History Hosted by Michael Feinstein

Self - Film Historian

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Anna May Wong, Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and Legend

Self - Film Historian and Critic

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Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film

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American Scary

Himself - Film Critic & Historian

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Alice's Cartoon World: An Interview with Virginia Davis

Self - Interviewer

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Gangland: Bullets Over Hollywood

Himself

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Behind the Tunes: Looney Tunes Go Hollywood

Self - Author, Critic

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A Love Story: The Story of 'To Have and Have Not'

Self - Film Historian

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Welcome to Sherwood! The Story of 'The Adventures of Robin Hood'

Self - Film Historian

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Sex at 24 Frames Per Second

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Divided Highway: The Story of 'They Drive by Night'

Self - Film Historian

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Hold Your Breath and Cross Your Fingers: The Story of 'Dark Passage'

Self - Film Historian

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Curtains for Roy Earle: The Story of 'High Sierra'

Self - Film Historian

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Walt - The Man Behind the Myth

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Mickey Mouse in Living Color

Himself - Host

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Silly Symphonies Souvenirs

Himself / Interviewer

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The Hand Behind The Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story

Himself

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Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane

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Frank Capra's American Dream

Self (voice)

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Forgotten Silver

Himself - Film Historian

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Himself

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The Lost Stooges

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"Disneyland" The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh

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Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens, a Life in Animation

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Mickey Mouse in Black and White

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