Richard Farnsworth was an American actor and stuntman, also known for his role of Matthew Cuthbert in the 1985 film Anne of Green Gables.


Early lifeEdit



Year Title Role
1937 A Day at the Races Jockey + stunts
The Californian stunts
Wells Fargo stunts
1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo Mongol Warrior + stunts
Under Western Stars stunts
1939 Gunga Din Bit Part + stunts
Gone with the Wind Soldier + stunts
1943 This is the Army Soldier + stunts
Five Graves to Cairo stunts
The Outlaw stunts
1945 Utah stunts
1946 Galloping Thunder stunts
Duel in the Sun stunts
1947 California stunts
Over the Santa Fe Trail stunts
Angel and the Badman stunts
Stallion Road stunts
1948 Red River Dunston Rider + stunts
The Paleface
Fort Apache stunts
Silver River stunts
The Man from Colorado stunts
1949 Mighty Joe Young Cowboy + stunts
Lawless Code stunts
1950 The Kid from Gower Gulch stunts
1951 Vengeance Valley stunts
Santa Fe stunts
1951 - 1954 The Adventures of Kit Carson Various Characters
1952 The Cimarron Kid stunts
The Story of Will Rogers stunts
Horizons West stunts
The Lusty Men stunts
1953 Arena Cowboy
Arrowhead Cavalryman + stunts
The Wild One stunts
The Lawless Breed stunts
Law and Order stunts
The Desert Song stunts
Pony Express stunts
The Man from the Alamo stunts
War Arrow stunts
Money from Home stunts
1954 The Caine Mutiny stunts
1955 The Violent Men Anchor Rider
Soldiers of Fortune Gaucho
Man Without a Star stunts
Chief Crazy Horse stunts
Desert Sands stunts
The Indian Fighter stunts
A Lawless Street Townsman + stunts
1956 The Ten Commandments Chariot Driver + stunts
Zane Grey Theater Trooper
Raw Edge stunts
Red Sundown stunts
Pardners stunts
1957 The Tin Star stunts
The Hard Man Posse Man + stunts
1958 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Butler
Cimarron City Ira Youngman + stunts
1959 State Trooper Caleb Smith
The Rebel Trooper
1960 Spartacus Various Characters
Wanted: Dead or Alive Hal / Rance
1960 - 1961 Laramie Various Characters
1962 Six Black Horses stunts
How the West Was Won stunts
1963 The Jolly Genie Thug
Savage Sam stunts
1965 Major Dundee stunts
Cat Ballou stunts
The Great Race stunts
The War Lord stunts
1965 - 1967 The Big Valley Bolin / Businessman
1966 Duel at Diablo Wagon Driver #1 + stunts
Texas Across the River Medicine Man
Chamber of Horrors stunts
1967 Cimarron Strip Various Characters
The War Wagon stunts
1968 The Stalking Moon stunts
Never a Dull Moment stunts
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid stunts
Paint Your Wagon stunts
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys stunts
1970 The High Chaparral Lloyd
Monte Walsh Cowboy
1971 Support Your Local Gunfighter stunts
The Omega Man stunts
Shoot Out stunts
Skin Game stunts
1971 - 1972 Bonanza Various Characters
1972 The Cowboys Henry Williams
Pocket Money Man
Ulzana's Raid Trooper
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Outlaw
1973 The Soul of Nigger Charlie Walker
Papillon Manhunter
High Plains Drifter stunts
1974 Blazing Saddles Sheriff
Honky Tonk Driver
The Front Page stunts
1975 The Apple Dumpling Gang Mover
Strange New World Elder
The Master Gunfighter stunts
1976 The Dutchess and the Dirtwater Fox Stagecoach driver
The Outlaw Josey Wales Comanchero
1977 Roots Slave catcher
Little House on a Prairie Wall
Un autre homme, un autre chance Stagecoach Driver
1978 Comes a Horseman Dodger
1980 Tom Horn John C. Coble
Rockus Jethro Pough
Resurrection Esco
1981 The Texas Rangers J.W. Stevens
The Legend of Lone Ranger Wild Bill Hickok
A Few Days in Weasel Creek Jason Stayvey
Disneyland Ridge Fenton
The Cherokee Trail Ridge Fenton
1982 The Grey Fox Miner
Waltz Across Texas Frank Walker
1983 Independence Day Evan
Travis McGee Van Harder
Ghost Dancing Russ Ward
1984 The Natural Red Blow
Rhinestone Noah
1985 Anne of Green Gables Matthew Cuthbert
Into the Night Jack Caper
Sylvester Foster
Wild Horses Chuck Reese
Chase Grand Pettitt
Space Rage Colonel
1987 Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (photo) Matthew Cuthbert
CBS Summer Playhouse Carl
Highway to Heaven Jet Sanders
1988 Good Old Boy: A Delta Boyhood Percy
1989 Red Earth, White Earth Helmer
Desperado: The Outlaw Wars Sheriff Campbell
1990 The Two Jakes Earl Rawley
Misery Buster
Havana Professor
1991 Highway to Hell Sam
1992 The Boys of Twilight Cody McPherson
1993 The Fire Next Time Frank Morgan
1994 The Getaway Slim
Lassie Len Collins
1998 Best Friends for Life Will Harper
1999 The Straight Story Alvin
2000 Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (archive footage) Matthew Cuthbert

Behind the scenesEdit


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External linksEdit

Actors who portrayed Matthew Cuthbert
Live-action actors
Frederick Burton · O.P. Heggie · Charles Richardson · John Drainie · Paul Guèvremont · Elliott Sullivan
Richard Farnsworth · Chris Jones · Regel Mozol · Martin Sheen · R.H. Thomson · Gabriel Grennan
Voice actors
MacDonald Parke · Alojz Kramár · Ryûji Saikachi · Franciszek Pieczka · Sean Baker · Wayne Robson · Stu Levin
Jochen Schröder
Stage actors
Peter Mews · Douglas Chamberlain · George Merner · Terry Doyle · Hank Stinson · Don Keppy · David Hughes
Michael Fletcher · Sandy Winsby · Barrie Wood · Kristian Truelsen · Tim Koetting
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