Hal Holbrook's career defining roles -- We look at the actor's performances in films like ''The Fog,'' ''Wall Street,'' ''The Firm,'' and more

By Josh Rottenberg
Updated January 04, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST

Hal Holbrook’s career defining roles

Magnum Force (1973)
Holbrook’s first big film success was as a police lieutenant who butts heads with Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry.

All the President’s Men (1976)
As Deep Throat, Holbrook instructed Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman to ”follow the money.”

The Fog (1980)
Holbrook played a priest in director John Carpenter’s minor horror classic.

Wall Street (1987)
As a wise old-school stockbroker, Holbrook countered Gordon Gekko’s ”greed is good” ethos.

The Firm (1993)
In the hit John Grisham adaptation, Holbrook played a senior partner in a sinister law firm that seduces Tom Cruise.