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Yul Brynner ( July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born American actor of stage and film. He was best known for his portrayal of Mongkut, king of Siam, in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the film version; he also played the role more than 4,500 times on stage. He is also remembered as Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille film The Ten Commandments, General Bounine in Anastasia and Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven. Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice and for his shaven head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it for his initial role in The King and I. He was also a photographer and the author of two books.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yul Brynner ( July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born American actor of stage and film. He was best known for his portrayal of Mongkut, king of Siam, in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the film version; he also played the role more than 4,500 times on stage. He is also remembered as Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille film The Ten Commandments, General Bounine in Anastasia and Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven. Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice and for his shaven head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it for his initial role in The King and I. He was also a photographer and the author of two books.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 52

Birthday 1920-07-11

Day of Death 1985-10-10

Place of Birth Vladivostok, Russia

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Also Known As

  • Yuli Borisovich Bryner

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2009 The World of Peter Sellers
2003 Broadway's Lost Treasures as Self
2002 My Sister Maria as Himself (archive)
1976 Death Rage as Peter Marciani
1976 Futureworld as The Gunslinger
1975 The Ultimate Warrior as Carson
1973 Westworld as The Gunslinger
1973 The Serpent as Col. Alexi Vlassov
1972 Anna and the King(13 episodes) as King Mongkut
1972 Fuzz as The Deaf Man
1971 Catlow as Catlow
1971 Romance of a Horsethief as Captain Stoloff
1971 The Light at the Edge of the World as Jonathan Kongre
1970 Adios Sabata as Sabata / Indio Black
1969 The Magic Christian as Transvestite Cabaret Singer
1969 The File of the Golden Goose as Peter Novak
1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot as The Chairman
1969 The Battle of Neretva as Vlado
1968 Villa Rides as Pancho Villa
1967 The Long Duel as Sultan
1967 The Double Man as Dan Slater / Kalmar
1966 Triple Cross as Baron von Grunen
1966 Return of the Seven as Chris Adams
1966 Poppies Are Also Flowers as Colonel Salem
1966 Cast a Giant Shadow as Asher Gonen
1965 Morituri as Captain Müller
1964 Invitation to a Gunfighter as Jules Gaspard d'Estaing
1964 Flight from Ashiya as TSgt. Mike Takashima
1963 Kings of the Sun as Chief Black Eagle
1962 Taras Bulba as Taras Bulba
1962 Escape from Zahrain as Sharif
1960 The Magnificent Seven as Chris Adams
1960 Surprise Package as Nico March
1960 Testament of Orpheus as L'huissier / Court usher (uncredited)
1960 Once More, with Feeling! as Victor Fabian
1959 Solomon and Sheba as Solomon
1959 The Sound and the Fury as Jason Compson
1959 The Journey as Major Surov
1958 The Buccaneer as Jean Lafitte
1958 The Brothers Karamazov as Dmitri Karamazov
1956 Anastasia as General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine
1956 The Ten Commandments as Rameses
1956 The King and I as King Mongkut of Siam
1953 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1952 Omnibus(1 episode)
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour(1 episode)
1949 Port of New York as Paul Vicola
1948 Studio One(2 episodes)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(3 episodes)

Directing

1952 Omnibus(1 episode)Director
1950 Danger(1 episode)Director
1950 Sure As Fate(1 episode)Director
1948 Studio One(1 episode)Director
1948 Actors Studio(1 episode)Director

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