WALTER MATTHAU - What was his funniest film?

@umart13 (841)
Ireland
July 10, 2008 1:01pm CST
He only has to walk onto the screen and I swear I am laughing. He pulls back the corners of his mouth and looks at the camera as if to stay - does this guy think I'm stupid, or something? His early partnerhip with Jack Lemmon was not only memorable it was genuine and the pair successfully renewed their onscreen partnership years later... Walter Matthau left us with a shelf full of classic films, but my question is WHAT WAS HIS FUNNIEST FILM?
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• Ireland
10 Jul 08
And you are asking MEE!!! You expect me to say the Odd Couple, but actually, there is one better. The Fortune Cookie, check it out Mart, it is one of my favourites. F
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@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
10 Jul 08
Walter....hm hm! I mean Frank! I wasn't expecting you to name either of them. The Odd Couple is brilliant. How long did it take him to fugure out that the little notes he was getting signed FU were from Felix Unger :-) ... I love and hate the Sunshine Boys because George Burns and Walter are so annoying..., but I think my first choice is going to be Kotch, directed by his friend Jack and for which he got an Oscar. The look on his face in the back of the car, when he's being brought to the Retirement Home and he sees the old dears picking flowers in the garden....or how he always used German and French words speaking to his old Mexican Bowling Partner!... Priceless! :-)
@deem1977 (242)
• United States
10 Jul 08
The scene in the Odd Couple discussing the little notes signed FU was, I believe, the funniest scene in the whole movie. Whenever I think of the Odd Couple movie, it is that scene that springs immediately to mind. I actually have a co-worker with those same initials and every time she sends me an email or signs a memo with her initials I think to myself "Didn't you ever see the Odd Couple? How can you sign documents that way?"
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@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
28 Jul 08
I only saw your 3 week old second comment just now! I don't believe it. She has the same initials! What a great story :-) Thanks for that and all the best. Umart
@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
2 Feb 09
Hi there Umart. I think i watched the most funniest movies with the Walter Matthau - Jack Lemmon couple "The Odd Couple, The Odd Couple 2, The fortune cookie, Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men". I think i love the most the Grumpy Old Men series, as i can watch them any time and they still make me laugh. I also loved the others as well.
@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
2 Feb 09
Hi elitess, thanks for the response. I just laugh every time I see Walter Matthau's face- even in his serious films like "The Taking of Pelham 123". All the best. Umart
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@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
2 Feb 09
Yes, i do to, he was such a funny guy. If you'd like, please drop by my discussion about the 2 of them ;)