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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 100

Birthday 1913-11-02

Day of Death 1994-10-20

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Burton Stephen Lancaster
  • Берт Ланкастер

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Moses the Lawgiver(6 episodes) as Moses
1993 La classe américaine as José
1991 Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire as Himself (archive footage)
1991 Separate But Equal as John W. Davis
1990 Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair
1990 The Phantom of the Opera(2 episodes) as Gérard Carrière
1989 I promessi sposi(5 episodes) as Cardinal Federigo
1989 Field of Dreams as Doc "Moonlight" Graham
1989 The Jeweller's Shop as The Jeweller
1988 Rocket Gibraltar as Levi Rockwell
1987 Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood as Himself
1987 Control as Dr. Herbert Monroe
1987 Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist as Host/Narrator
1986 Barnum as PT Barnum
1986 Väter und Söhne as Geheimrat Carl Julius Deutz
1986 Tough Guys as Harry Doyle
1986 On Wings Of Eagles(2 episodes) as Lieutenant Colonel Arthur E. 'Bull' Simons
1986 Mackendrick: The Man Who Walked Away as Self
1985 Little Treasure as Delbert Teschmacher
1985 Scandal Sheet as Harold Fallen
1983 The Osterman Weekend as Maxwell Danforth
1983 Local Hero as Felix Harper
1982 Marco Polo(8 episodes) as Teobaldo Visconti
1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid as (in "The Killers") (archive footage)
1981 La pelle as le général Mark Cork (Clark)
1981 La pelle as Generale Clark
1981 Cattle Annie and Little Britches as Bill Doolin
1980 Atlantic City as Lou
1979 Zulu Dawn as Col. Anthony Durnford
1978 Go Tell the Spartans as Maj. Asa Barker
1977 The Island of Dr. Moreau as Dr. Paul Moreau
1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming as Gen. Lawrence Dell
1976 The Cassandra Crossing as Col. Stephen Mackenzie
1976 Victory at Entebbe as Shimon Peres
1976 1900 as Berlinghieri
1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson as The Legend Maker (Ned Buntline)
1974 Moses the Lawgiver as Moses
1974 Conversation Piece as The Professor
1974 The Midnight Man as Jim Slade
1973 Executive Action as Farrington
1973 Scorpio as Cross
1972 Ulzana's Raid as McIntosh
1971 Valdez Is Coming as Valdez
1971 Lawman as Bannock Marshal Jared Maddox
1970 King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
1970 Airport as Mel Bakersfeld
1969 The Gypsy Moths as Mike Rettig
1969 Castle Keep as Maj. Abraham Falconer
1969 Jenny Is a Good Thing as Narrator
1968 The Swimmer as Ned Merrill
1968 The Scalphunters as Joe Bass
1966 The Professionals as Bill Dolworth
1965 Hollywood My Home Town
1965 The Hallelujah Trail as Col. Thaddeus Gearhart
1964 The Train as Paul Labiche
1964 Seven Days in May as Gen. James Mattoon Scott
1963 The List of Adrian Messenger as Cameo
1963 The Leopard as Don Fabrizio Salina
1963 A Child Is Waiting as Dr. Matthew Clark
1962 Birdman of Alcatraz as Robert Stroud
1961 Judgment at Nuremberg as Dr. Ernst Janning
1961 The Young Savages as Hank Bell
1960 Elmer Gantry as Elmer Gantry
1960 The Unforgiven as Ben Zachary
1959 The Devil's Disciple as Anthony Anderson
1958 Separate Tables as John Malcolm
1958 Run Silent, Run Deep as Lt. Jim Bledsoe
1957 Sweet Smell of Success as J.J. Hunsecker
1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral as Marshal Wyatt Earp
1956 The Rainmaker as Bill Starbuck
1956 Trapeze as Mike Ribble
1955 The Rose Tattoo as Alvaro Mangiacavallo
1955 The Kentuckian as Elias Wakefield
1954 Vera Cruz as Joe Erin
1954 Apache as Massai
1954 His Majesty O'Keefe as Capt. David Dion O'Keefe
1953 From Here to Eternity as 1st Sgt. Milton Warden
1953 South Sea Woman as Sgt. James O'Hearn
1953 The Academy Awards(6 episodes)
1952 Come Back, Little Sheba as Doc Delaney
1952 The Crimson Pirate as Capt. Vallo (The Crimson Pirate)
1951 Ten Tall Men as Sergeant Mike Kincaid
1951 Jim Thorpe – All-American as Jim Thorpe
1951 The Screen Director
1951 Vengeance Valley as Owen Daybright
1950 Mister 880 as Steve Buchanan
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour(1 episode)
1950 The Flame and the Arrow as Dardo Bartoli
1949 Rope of Sand as Michael (Mike) Davis
1949 Criss Cross as Steve Thompson / Narrator
1948 Kiss the Blood Off My Hands as William Earle 'Bill' Saunders
1948 Sorry, Wrong Number as Henry Stevenson
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(5 episodes)
1948 All My Sons as Chris Keller
1948 I Walk Alone as Frankie Madison
1947 Variety Girl as Himself
1947 Desert Fury as Tom Hanson
1947 Brute Force as Joe Collins
1946 The Killers as 'Swede' Andersen

Production

1974 The Midnight ManProducer
1972 Ulzana's RaidProducer
1960 The UnforgivenProducer
1957 Sweet Smell of SuccessExecutive Producer
1955 MartyProducer
1954 ApacheProducer
1952 The Crimson PirateProducer

Directing

1974 The Midnight ManDirector
1955 The KentuckianDirector

Writing

1974 The Midnight ManScreenplay

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