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William Atherton
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Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

A lean, handsome WASP whose early portrayals typed him as high-strung, sensitive, and often troubled, Atherton started acting on stage while still in high school. He studied with the famous Pasadena Playhouse company and at Carnegie Tech before making his film debut in The New Centurions (1972). Juicy supporting roles in Class of '44 (1973), The Sugarland Express (1974, as Goldie Hawn's husband), and The Hindenburg (1975) saw Atherton tagged as someone to watch, and his complex, carefully realized character performances in The Day of the Locust (1975) and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) bore that out. Since that time, however, he has spent most of his time on-screen playing pompous and presumptuous prigs in such mov ies as Ghostbusters (1984), Real Genius (1985), Die Hard (1988, as the selfimportant TV reporter, a role he repeated in the 1990 sequel), and Oscar (1991). He did fare well in a 1990 made-for-TV horror movie, Buried Alive but his featurefilm career seems stuck in a rut.

William Atherton stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
Ghostbusters 1984 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Real Genius 1985 With Jessica 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Die Hard 1988 With Jessica at Showcase North Haven 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Die Hard 2 1990 With Jessica 0000-00-00 ***
Oscar 1991 at Mini-Cine 1-4 0000-00-00 ****
The Pelican Brief 1993 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 ** 1/2