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Burt Lancaster

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique and distinctive smile (which he called "The Grin"). Later he took roles that went against his initial "tough guy" image. In the late 1950s Lancaster abandoned his "all-American" image and came to be regarded as one of the best actors of his generation. Lancaster was nominated four times for Academy Awards and won once — for his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960. He also won a Golden Globe for that performance and BAFTA Awards for The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and Atlantic City (1980). His production company, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, was the most successful and innovative star-driven independent production company in Hollywood of the 1950s, making movies such as Marty (1955), Trapeze (1956), and Sweet Smell of Success (1957). Lancaster also directed two films: The Kentuckian (1955) and The Midnight Man (1974). In 1999, the American Film Institute named Lancaster nineteenth among the greatest male stars of all time.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Burt Lancaster, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 2, 1913 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Killers 1946-08-28
Latest Project:
Movie Luchino Visconti: Life as in a Romance 2008-12-31
Known For
Poster of The Gypsy Moths
Poster of Castle Keep
Poster of All My Sons
Poster of Brute Force
Movie Luchino Visconti: Life as in a Romance Interviewee 2008-12-31
Movie I Am Legend Teobaldo Visconti 2007-12-14
Movie My Kung Fu Sweetheart Lieutenant Colonel Arthur E. 'Bull' Simons 2006-02-09
Movie Filmmakers vs. Tycoons Himself (archive footage) 2005-07-17
Movie Camping Sauvage Moses 2005-10-13
Movie Time Regained Gérard Carrière 1999-05-19
Movie La classe américaine José 1993-12-30
Movie Separate But Equal John W. Davis 1991-04-07
Movie Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire Himself (archive footage) 1991-07-15
Series The Phantom of the Opera Gérard Carrière 1990-03-18
Movie Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair 1990-04-29
Movie The Jeweller's Shop The Jeweller 1989-04-07
Movie Field of Dreams Doc "Moonlight" Graham 1989-04-21
Movie Rocket Gibraltar Levi Rockwell 1988-09-02
Movie Control Dr. Herbert Monroe 1987-02-14
Movie Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist Host/Narrator 1987-01-01
Movie Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Himself 1987-05-18
Series On Wings Of Eagles Lieutenant Colonel Arthur E. 'Bull' Simons 1986-05-18
Movie Mackendrick: The Man Who Walked Away Self 1986-01-01
Movie Tough Guys Harry Doyle 1986-10-03
Movie Väter und Söhne Geheimrat Carl Julius Deutz 1986-11-12
Series Fathers and Sons: A German Tragedy Geheimrat Carl Julius Deutz 1986-11-12
Movie Barnum PT Barnum 1986-11-30
Movie Little Treasure Delbert Teschmacher 1985-05-01
Movie Scandal Sheet Harold Fallen 1985-01-21
Movie Alpine Fire Cardinal Federigo 1985-09-02
Movie Local Hero Felix Harper 1983-02-17
Movie The Osterman Weekend Maxwell Danforth 1983-10-14
Movie Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (in "The Killers") (archive footage) 1982-05-21
Series Marco Polo Teobaldo Visconti 1982-12-05
Movie Cattle Annie and Little Britches Bill Doolin 1981-04-24
Movie La pelle le général Mark Cork (Clark) 1981-11-25
Movie La pelle Generale Clark 1981-08-27
Movie Atlantic City Lou 1980-09-02
Movie Zulu Dawn Col. Anthony Durnford 1979-05-14
Movie Go Tell the Spartans Maj. Asa Barker 1978-07-12
Movie Twilight's Last Gleaming Gen. Lawrence Dell 1977-02-09
Movie The Island of Dr. Moreau Dr. Paul Moreau 1977-07-13
Movie Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson The Legend Maker (Ned Buntline) 1976-06-24
Movie 1900 Berlinghieri 1976-09-01
Movie The Cassandra Crossing Col. Stephen Mackenzie 1976-12-18
Movie Victory at Entebbe Shimon Peres 1976-12-13
Series Moses the Lawgiver Moses 1975-06-21
Movie The Midnight Man Jim Slade 1974-06-10
Movie Moses the Lawgiver Moses 1974-12-22
Movie Conversation Piece The Professor 1974-12-10
Movie Scorpio Cross 1973-04-11
Movie Executive Action Farrington 1973-11-07
Movie Ulzana's Raid McIntosh 1972-01-01
Movie Lawman Bannock Marshal Jared Maddox 1971-01-01
Movie Valdez Is Coming Valdez 1971-04-09
Movie Airport Mel Bakersfeld 1970-03-05
Movie King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis 1970-03-24
Movie Jenny Is a Good Thing Narrator 1969-01-01
Movie The Gypsy Moths Mike Rettig 1969-08-29
Movie Castle Keep Maj. Abraham Falconer 1969-07-23
Movie The Scalphunters Joe Bass 1968-04-02
Movie The Swimmer Ned Merrill 1968-05-15
Movie The Professionals Bill Dolworth 1966-11-01
Movie The Hallelujah Trail Col. Thaddeus Gearhart 1965-06-23
Movie Hollywood My Home Town 1965-12-31
Movie Seven Days in May Gen. James Mattoon Scott 1964-02-12
Movie The Train Paul Labiche 1964-09-21
Movie The Leopard Don Fabrizio Salina 1963-03-28
Movie A Child Is Waiting Dr. Matthew Clark 1963-02-13
Movie The List of Adrian Messenger Protester 1963-05-23
Movie Birdman of Alcatraz Robert Stroud 1962-07-03
Movie The Young Savages Hank Bell 1961-05-24
Movie Judgment at Nuremberg Dr. Ernst Janning 1961-12-01
Movie The Unforgiven Ben Zachary 1960-01-01
Movie Elmer Gantry Elmer Gantry 1960-06-19
Movie The Devil's Disciple Anthony Anderson 1959-08-20
Movie Run Silent, Run Deep Lt. Jim Bledsoe 1958-03-27
Movie Separate Tables John Malcolm 1958-12-18
Movie Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Marshal Wyatt Earp 1957-05-30
Movie Sweet Smell of Success J.J. Hunsecker 1957-06-27
Movie Trapeze Mike Ribble 1956-05-30
Movie The Rainmaker Bill Starbuck 1956-12-13
Movie The Kentuckian Elias Wakefield 1955-08-01
Movie The Rose Tattoo Alvaro Mangiacavallo 1955-12-12
Movie Vera Cruz Joe Erin 1954-12-25
Movie His Majesty O'Keefe Capt. David Dion O'Keefe 1954-01-16
Movie Apache Massai 1954-07-09
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie From Here to Eternity 1st Sgt. Milton Warden 1953-08-28
Movie South Sea Woman Sgt. James O'Hearn 1953-06-27
Movie The Crimson Pirate Capt. Vallo (The Crimson Pirate) 1952-09-27
Movie Come Back, Little Sheba Doc Delaney 1952-12-24
Movie Vengeance Valley Owen Daybright 1951-02-06
Movie Ten Tall Men Sergeant Mike Kincaid 1951-10-26
Movie The Screen Director 1951-03-12
Movie Jim Thorpe – All-American Jim Thorpe 1951-08-24
Movie The Flame and the Arrow Dardo Bartoli 1950-07-09
Movie Mister 880 Steve Buchanan 1950-09-29
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Criss Cross Steve Thompson / Narrator 1949-01-12
Movie Rope of Sand Michael (Mike) Davis 1949-08-03
Movie All My Sons Chris Keller 1948-05-01
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Sorry, Wrong Number Henry Stevenson 1948-09-24
Movie Kiss the Blood Off My Hands William Earle 'Bill' Saunders 1948-10-30
Movie Desert Fury Tom Hanson 1947-08-15
Movie Brute Force Joe Collins 1947-06-30
Movie Variety Girl Himself 1947-08-29
Movie I Walk Alone Frankie Madison 1947-12-31
Movie The Killers 'Swede' Andersen 1946-08-28