Andy Griffith: 8 Roles to Remember
His acting legacy, from ''A Face in the Crowd'' and ''No Time for Sergeants'' to Mayberry and ''Matlock''
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Andy Griffith | Andy Griffith played Larry Rhodes, a manipulative drifter with a dark side, in this Elia Kazan drama costarring Walter Matthau and Patrica Neal. Chronicling Rhodes'
No Time for Sergeants (1958)
Andy Griffith | Griffith earned a Tony nomination for his role as a country boy on Broadway and brought the play to the silver screen with future Andy
Destry Rides Again (1959)
Andy Griffith | Griffith earned a Tony nomination playing the eponymous brave Western lawman in this musical adaptation of the 1939 film, which originally starred Jimmy Stewart. It
The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68)
Andy Griffith | As small-town sheriff Andy Taylor, Griffith was welcomed into America's homes and cemented his place in pop culture. Whether he was doling out advice to
Pray for the Wildcats (1974)
Andy Griffith | Griffith played against type in this TV movie, portraying a villainous businessman who lures some desperate advertising employees into the Baja wasteland. He ends up
Andy Griffith | Continuing to debunk his nice guy image, Griffith found his second iconic role as crusty Atlanta defense attorney Ben Matlock. Griffith had the chance to
Andy Griffith | In this indie charmer, Griffith signed up for one of his final big-screen performances. As Joe, the curmudgeonly restaurant owner, Griffith dispensed pearls of wisdom
Play the Game (2009)
Andy Griffith | Griffith starred as Grandpa Joe, a widower learning dating tricks from his grandson, in his final film role. — Denise Warner