Classic Movie Actors

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Three of His FilmsActorAdditonal Trivia
Rebecca, Sleuth, HamletHe was the first person to direct himself to an Oscar win in an acting category.
Modern Times, City Lights, The Great DictatorHe was 47 when he married a 26 year old Paulette Goddard.
Lawrence of Arabia, The Lavender Hill Mob, Kind Hearts and CoronetsHe is the only person to receive an Oscar acting nomination for one of the Star Wars films.
The King and I, The Ten Commandments, the Magnificent SevenHe died the same day as Orson Welles.
Funny Face, Top Hat, Swing TimeHis legs were once insured for one million dollars.
In the Heat of the Night, A Raisin in the Sun, Lillies of the FieldHe was the first black man to win an Oscar.
The Quiet Man, True Grit, StagecoachHe was the lead actor in a record 142 films.
Sweet Smell of Success, The Birdman of Alcatraz, The KillersHe worked as an acrobat in the circus before becoming an actor.
Captains Courageous, Woman of the Year, Guess Who's Coming to DinnerHe was the first male to win consecutive Best Actor Oscars.
It's A Wonderful Life, Rear Window, VertigoHe attained the rank of Brigadier General in the Air Force Reserve.
From Here to Eternity, The Misfits, Suddenly Last SummerHe was involved in a highly publicized car crash in 1957 that nearly killed him.
White Heat, Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Public EnemyHe had one of Hollywood's longest marriages at 64 years.
Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear, The Longest DayHe was convicted of marijuana possession in the 1940's.
Three of His FilmsActorAdditonal Trivia
Little Caesar, Key Largo, Double IndemnityHe spoke seven languages including his native Romanian.
On the Waterfront, The Godfather, Guys and DollsHe was born on the same day as Doris Day.
Singin' In the Rain, An American in Paris, Cover GirlHis first two wives were also dancers.
Spartacus, Ace in the Hole, The Bad and the BeautifulHe was one of the first actors to own a production company - it was named Bryna after his mother.
Duel in the Sun, Roman Holiday, The OmenHe was President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences from 1967-1970.
The African Queen, The Big Sleep, Dead EndHe was ranked #1 on the AFI's list of greatest male actors.
Once Upon a Time in the West, 12 Angry Men, The Ox-Bow IncidentHe was the oldest person to win a Best Actor Oscar at 76 years old.
Sunset Blvd., The Bridge on the River Kwai, SabrinaHe gave the shortest Oscar acceptance speech at two words 'Thank You.'
The Best Years of Our Lives, Nothing Sacred, Inherit the WindHe was a winner at the first Tony Awards ceremony in 1947.
It Happened One Night, Gone With the Wind, The MisfitsWhen he was born he was mistakenly listed as female on his birth certificate.
Arsenic and Old Lace, Bringing Up Baby, SuspicionHis real name was Archibald Leach.
The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Sea Hawk, Virginia CityHe was a direct descendant of Fletcher Christian (of the HMS Bounty.)

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