Taylor starred as the leading man in the 1960 film version of the H.G. Wells classic The Time Machine, considered by most critics as the best screen adaptation of Wells’ novel. His other most notable big screen presence was playing the protagonist in Alfred Hitchcock’s time honored classic The Birds with actress Tippi Hedren in 1963.
Taylor went on to star in many other films and TV shows throughout his 58 year career as an actor, producer, writer and composer.
Rod Taylor’s last big screen performance was as Sir Winston Churchill in Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 rendition of Inglorious Bastards.