Hollywood Remembers Walter Matthau (2001)

Actor Walter Matthau is fondly remembered by his family, friends and colleagues in this Commemorative Spotlight Special. Walter Matthau's death in July 2000 saddened millions around the world who only knew him through his films. Following his passing, Matthau's family and friends felt the need to talk about the man they knew and loved as a father, a husband, a friend and a colleague. Made with ... See full summary »


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David S. Cohen (narration), Lana Morgan (documentary material) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview:
Richard Benjamin ... Narrator / Himself
Walter Matthau ... Himself (archive footage)
Jack Lemmon ... Himself
Mason Gamble ... Himself
Neil Simon ... Himself
Charles Matthau ... Himself
Dyan Cannon ... Herself
Brent Spiner ... Himself
Kevin Pollak ... Himself
Zubin Mehta ... Himself
Kevin Thomas Kevin Thomas ... Himself
Tom Dixon Tom Dixon ... Himself
Jerry Cutler Jerry Cutler ... Himself (as Rabbi Jerry Cutler)
Piper Laurie ... Herself


Walter Matthau's co-stars, friends and family share stories and behind-the-scenes insights into what he was like off-camera. Matthau's passion for classical music, horse-racing, gambling and sports are explored. The documentary is full of film clips and photographs of Matthau's personal life and career as well as interviews with friends, family and colleagues. Co-stars Dyan Cannon, Brent Spiner, Kevin Pollak, Mason Gamble, Piper Laurie and Richard Benjamin are interviewed. Longtime pal Jack Lemmon looks back on their four decades of friendship and creative collaborations. Conductor Zubin Mehta and classical music host Tom Dixon talk about Matthau's surprisingly in-depth knowledge of Mozart. Writer Neil Simon and actor Richard Benjamin recall what it was like to see Matthau's meteoric rise on Broadway and his famously riveting live performances as "Oscar Madison" in The Odd Couple. Matthau's son Charlie shares a look at Walter's surprising personal life - including his refined taste in... Written by Lana Morgan

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30 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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References The Odd Couple (1968) See more »

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