Biography

Gary Cooper was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-six years, from 1925 to 1961, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through to the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood. His screen persona appealed strongly to both men and women, and his range of performances included roles in most major movie genres. Cooper's ability to project his own personality onto the characters he played contributed to his natural and authentic appearance on screen. Throughout his career, he sustained a screen persona that represented the ideal American hero.

Gary Cooper was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-six years, from 1925 to 1961, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through to the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood. His screen persona appealed strongly to both men and women, and his range of performances included roles in most major movie genres. Cooper's ability to project his own personality onto the characters he played contributed to his natural and authentic appearance on screen. Throughout his career, he sustained a screen persona that represented the ideal American hero.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 123

Birthday 1901-05-07

Day of Death 1961-05-13

Place of Birth Helena, Montana, USA

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Also Known As

  • Coop
  • Garry Cooper
  • Frank James Cooper
  • Frank J. Cooper
  • Cowboy Cooper
  • The Montana Mule
  • Studs
  • Гэри Купер

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2006 Billy Wilder Speaks
2003 Complicated Women as Himself (archive footage)
2001 Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies as Himself (archive footage)
1991 Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire as Himself (archive footage)
1989 Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend as Himself (archive footage)
1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1965 Hollywood My Home Town
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1961 The Naked Edge as George Radcliffe
1961 I 10 del Texas as (archive footage)
1959 The Wreck of the Mary Deare as Gideon Patch
1959 They Came to Cordura as Major Thomas Thorn
1959 Alias Jesse James as Uncredited
1959 The Hanging Tree as Dr. Joseph 'Doc' Frail
1958 Man of the West as Link Jones
1958 Ten North Frederick as Joseph B. 'Joe' Chapin
1957 Love in the Afternoon as Frank Flannagan
1956 Friendly Persuasion as Jess Birdwell
1956 Cinépanorama(52 episodes)
1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell as Col. Billy Mitchell
1954 Vera Cruz as Benjamin Trane
1954 Garden of Evil as Hooker
1953 Blowing Wild as Jeff Dawson
1953 Return to Paradise as Mr. Morgan
1953 The Academy Awards(8 episodes)
1952 Springfield Rifle as Maj. Alex 'Lex' Kearney
1952 High Noon as Marshal Will Kane
1951 Distant Drums as Capt. Quincy Wyatt
1951 Starlift as Himself, Cameo appearance
1951 It's a Big Country as Texas
1951 You're in the Navy Now as Lt. John W. Harkness
1950 Dallas as Blayde Hollister
1950 Bright Leaf as Brant Royle
1949 Snow Carnival as Himself/Narrator
1949 Task Force as Jonathan L. Scott
1949 It's a Great Feeling as Himself, Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
1949 The Fountainhead as Howard Roark
1949 Breakdowns of 1949 as Himself
1948 Good Sam as Sam Clayton
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(3 episodes)
1947 Unconquered as Capt. Christopher Holden
1947 Variety Girl as Himself
1946 Cloak and Dagger as Prof. Alvah Jesper
1945 Saratoga Trunk as Colonel Clint Maroon
1945 Along Came Jones as Melody Jones
1944 Casanova Brown as Casanova (Cass) Brown
1944 Memo for Joe
1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell as Dr. Corydon M. Wassell
1944 Breakdowns of 1944 as Himself
1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls as Robert Jordan
1942 The Pride of the Yankees as Henry Louis 'Lou' Gehrig
1941 Ball of Fire as Professor Bertram Potts
1941 Breakdowns of 1941 as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
1941 Sergeant York as Alvin C. York
1941 Meet John Doe as Long John Willoughby
1940 North West Mounted Police as Dusty Rivers
1940 The Westerner as Cole Harden
1939 The Real Glory as Dr. Bill Canavan
1939 Beau Geste as Michael 'Beau' Geste
1938 The Cowboy and the Lady as Stretch Willoughby
1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo as Marco Polo
1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife as Michael Brandon
1937 Souls at Sea as Michael 'Nuggin' Taylor
1936 The Plainsman as Wild Bill Hickok
1936 The General Died at Dawn as O'Hara
1936 Hollywood Boulevard as Gary Cooper- Actor at Trocadero Bar
1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town as Longfellow Deeds
1936 Desire as Tom Bradley
1935 La Fiesta de Santa Barbara as Himself
1935 Peter Ibbetson as Peter Ibbetson
1935 The Wedding Night as Tony Barrett
1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer as Lt. Alan McGregor
1934 Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove as Himself
1934 The Hollywood Gad-About as Himself (uncredited)
1934 Now and Forever as Jerry Day
1934 Operator 13 as Captain Jack Gailliard
1933 Design for Living as George Curtis
1933 Alice in Wonderland as White Knight
1933 One Sunday Afternoon as Biff Grimes
1933 Today We Live as Richard Bogard
1932 A Farewell to Arms as Lt. Frederic Henry
1932 If I Had a Million as Steve Gallagher
1932 Devil and the Deep as Lt. Sempter
1932 Make Me a Star as Himself (uncredited)
1932 Hollywood on Parade
1931 His Woman as Captain Sam Whalan
1931 I Take This Woman as Tom McNair
1931 City Streets as The Kid
1931 The Stolen Jools as Newspaper Editor
1931 Fighting Caravans as Clint Belmet
1930 Morocco as Légionnaire Tom Brown
1930 The Spoilers as Roy Glenister
1930 A Man From Wyoming as Jim Baker
1930 The Texan as Enrique, aka 'Quico,' The Llano Kid
1930 Paramount On Parade as Hunter (Dream Girl)
1930 Only the Brave as Capt. James Braydon
1930 Seven Days' Leave as Kenneth Downey
1929 The Virginian as The Virginian
1929 Betrayal as Andre Frey
1929 Wolf Song as Sam Lash
1928 The Shopworn Angel as William Tyler
1928 Lilac Time as Capt. Philip Blythe
1928 The First Kiss as Mulligan Talbot
1928 The Legion of the Condemned as Gale Price
1928 Doomsday as Arnold Furze
1928 Beau Sabreur as Maj. Henri de Beaujolais
1927 Wings as Cadet White
1927 Nevada as Nevada
1927 The Last Outlaw as Sheriff Buddy Hale
1927 Children of Divorce as Edward D. 'Ted' Larrabee
1927 It as Newspaper Reporter
1926 Old Ironsides as Seaman
1926 The Winning of Barbara Worth as Abe Lee
1926 Lightnin' Wins as Tom Harding
1926 A Six Shootin' Romance as (uncredited)
1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ as Roman Guard (uncredited)
1925 North Star as Bit part (uncredited)
1925 The Eagle as Masked Cossack
1925 The Vanishing American as Extra (uncredited)
1925 Wild Horse Mesa as Cowboy
1925 The Drug Store Cowboy as Cowboy Whose Horse is Being Shod (uncredited)
1925 Riders of the Purple Sage as Rider

Production

1945 Along Came JonesProducer

Crew

1975 Monty Python and the Holy GrailThanks

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