Burt Lancaster

American Actor Burt Lancaster

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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.

Birth Date
Age 80
New York City, New York, USA
  • Actor
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Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
1989 Field of Dreams United States Doc "Moonlight" Graham Actor 0.00
1983 Local Hero United Kingdom Felix Harper Actor 0.00
1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid United States (in "The Killers") (archive footage) Actor 0.00
1980 Atlantic City Canada, France Lou Actor 0.00
1978 Go Tell the Spartans United States Maj. Asa Barker Actor 0.00
1976 1900 France, Germany, Italy Berlinghieri Actor 0.00
1974 Conversation Piece Italy The Professor Actor 0.00
1970 Airport United States Mel Bakersfeld Actor 0.00
1963 The Leopard France, Italy Don Fabrizio Salina Actor 0.00
1961 Judgment at Nuremberg Germany, United States Dr. Ernst Janning Actor 0.00
1958 Run Silent, Run Deep United States Lt. Jim Bledsoe Actor 0.00
1948 Sorry, Wrong Number United States Henry Stevenson Actor 0.00