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Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(/ˈbɔːrɡnaɪn/; born Ermes Effron Borgnino; January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012) was an American actor whose career spanned over six decades. He was noted for his gruff but calm voice, Machiavellian eyebrows, and gap-toothed Cheshire cat
Cheshire cat
grin.[1] A popular performer, he had also appeared as a guest on numerous talk shows and as a panelist on several game shows. Borgnine's film career began in 1951, and included supporting roles in China Corsair
China Corsair
(1951), From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity
(1953), Vera Cruz (1954), Bad Day at Black Rock
Bad Day at Black Rock
(1955) and The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
(1969). He also played the unconventional lead in many films, winning the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor for Marty (1955). He achieved continuing success in the sitcom McHale's Navy
McHale's Navy
(1962–1966), in which he played the title character, and co-starred as Dominic Santini
Dominic Santini
in the action series Airwolf
Airwolf
(1984–1986), in addition to a wide variety of other roles. Borgnine earned his third Primetime Emmy Award nomination at age 92 for his work on the 2009 series finale of ER. He was known as the original voice of Mermaid Man
Mermaid Man
on SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
from 1999 until his death in 2012. He had earlier replaced the late Vic Tayback
Vic Tayback
as the voice of the villainous Carface in both All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
(1996) and All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (1996–1998).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Naval service 3 Acting career

3.1 Early career 3.2 Stage 3.3 Films 3.4 Television

3.4.1 McHale's Navy 3.4.2 Airwolf 3.4.3 The Single Guy 3.4.4 Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders

3.5 Other activities 3.6 Work after 1999

4 Personal life 5 Death 6 Honors

6.1 Film awards and nominations 6.2 Awards from fraternal groups

7 Filmography

7.1 Film 7.2 Television 7.3 Video games

8 Quotes 9 See also 10 References

10.1 Additional sources

11 External links

Early life[edit] Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino (Italian: [borˈɲiːno]) on January 24, 1917, in Hamden, Connecticut,[2][3] the son of Italian immigrants. His mother, Anna (née Boselli; 1894–c. 1949),[4] hailed from Carpi, near Modena, while his father Camillo Borgnino (1891–1975)[5] was a native of Ottiglio
Ottiglio
near Alessandria.[6] Borgnine's parents separated when he was two years old, and he then lived with his mother in Italy
Italy
for about four and a half years. By 1923, his parents had reconciled, the family name was changed from Borgnino to Borgnine, and his father changed his first name to Charles. Borgnine had a younger sister, Evelyn Borgnine Velardi (1925–2013).[7] The family settled in New Haven, Connecticut, where Borgnine graduated from James Hillhouse High School. He took to sports while growing up, but showed no interest in acting.[8] Naval service[edit]

Borgnine wearing a chief petty officer's cap in October 2004.

Borgnine joined the United States
United States
Navy in October 1935, after graduation from high school.[9] He served aboard the destroyer/minesweeper USS Lamberton (DD-119; AG-21 and DMS-2)[10] and was honorably discharged from the Navy in October 1941.[11] In January 1942, he reenlisted in the Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor. During World War II, he patrolled the Atlantic Coast on an antisubmarine warfare ship, the USS Sylph (PY-12).[12] In September 1945, he was honorably discharged from the Navy. He served a total of almost ten years in the Navy and obtained the grade of gunner's mate 1st class. His military awards include the Navy Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal
American Defense Service Medal
with Fleet Clasp, American Campaign Medal with ​3⁄16" bronze star, and the World War II
World War II
Victory Medal.[11] In 1997, Borgnine received the United States
United States
Navy Memorial, Lone Sailor Award.[13] On December 7, 2000, Borgnine was named the Veterans Foundation's Veteran of the Year. In October 2004, Borgnine received the honorary title of chief petty officer from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
Terry D. Scott. The ceremony for Borgnine's naval advancement was held at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. He received the special honor for his naval service and support of the Navy and navy families worldwide.[14][15] On February 5, 2007, he received the California
California
Commendation Medal.[16] Acting career[edit] Early career[edit] Borgnine returned to his parents' house in Connecticut after his Navy discharge without a job to go back to and no direction. In a British Film Institute interview about his life and career, he said:

After World War II, we wanted no more part in war. I didn't even want to be a Boy Scout. I went home and said that I was through with the Navy and so now, what do we do? So I went home to mother, and after a few weeks of patting me on the back and, "You did good," and everything else, one day she said, "Well?" like mothers do. Which meant, "All right, you gonna get a job or what?"[17]

He took a local factory job, but was unwilling to settle down to that kind of work. His mother encouraged him to pursue a more glamorous profession and suggested to him that his personality would be well suited for the stage. He surprised his mother by taking the suggestion to heart, although his father was far from enthusiastic. In 2011, Borgnine remembered,

She said, "You always like getting in front of people and making a fool of yourself, why don't you give it a try?" I was sitting at the kitchen table and I saw this light. No kidding. It sounds crazy. And 10 years later, I had Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
handing me an Academy Award.

Stage[edit] He studied acting at the Randall School of Drama in Hartford, then moved to Virginia, where he became a member of the Barter Theatre
Barter Theatre
in Abingdon, Virginia.[18] It had been named for the director's allowing audiences to barter produce for admission during the cash-lean years of the Great Depression. In 1947, Borgnine landed his first stage role in State of the Union. Although it was a short role, he won over the audience. His next role was as the Gentleman Caller in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. In 1949, Borgnine went to New York, where he had his Broadway debut in the role of a nurse in the play Harvey. More roles on stage led him to being cast for decades as a character actor. Films[edit]

Borgnine and Betsy Blair
Betsy Blair
in Marty trailer in 1955

An appearance as the villain on TV's Captain Video
Captain Video
led to Borgnine's casting in the motion picture The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951) for Columbia Pictures.[19] That year, Borgnine moved to Los Angeles, California, where he eventually received his big break in Columbia's From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity
(1953), playing the sadistic Sergeant "Fatso" Judson, who beats a stockade prisoner in his charge, Angelo Maggio (played by Frank Sinatra). Borgnine built a reputation as a dependable character actor and played villains in early films, including movies such as Johnny Guitar, Vera Cruz, and Bad Day at Black Rock. In 1955, the actor starred as a warmhearted butcher in Marty, the film version of the television play of the same name. He gained an Academy Award for Best Actor over Frank Sinatra, James Dean
James Dean
(who had died by the time of the ceremony), and former Best Actor winners Spencer Tracy and James Cagney. Borgnine's film career flourished for the next three decades, including roles in The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), The Dirty Dozen (1967), Ice Station Zebra
Ice Station Zebra
(1968), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Emperor of the North
Emperor of the North
(1973), Convoy (1978), The Black Hole
The Black Hole
(1979), and Escape from New York
Escape from New York
(1981). One of his most famous roles was that of Dutch, a member of The Wild Bunch in the 1969 Western classic from director Sam Peckinpah. Of his role in The Wild Bunch, Borgnine later said,

I did [think it was a moral film]. Because to me, every picture should have some kind of a moral to it. I feel that when we used to watch old pictures, as we still do I'm sure, the bad guys always got it in the end and the good guys always won out. Today it's a little different. Today it seems that the bad guys are getting the good end of it. There was always a moral in our story.[17]

Television[edit] Borgnine made his TV debut as a character actor in Captain Video
Captain Video
and His Video Rangers, beginning in 1951. These two episodes led to countless other television roles that Borgnine would gain in Goodyear Television Playhouse, The Ford Television Theatre, Fireside Theatre, Frontier Justice, Laramie, Bob Hope
Bob Hope
Presents the Chrysler Theatre, Run for Your Life, Little House on the Prairie (a two-part episode entitled "The Lord is My Shepherd"), The Love Boat, Magnum, P.I., Highway to Heaven, Murder, She Wrote, Walker, Texas Ranger, Home Improvement, Touched by an Angel, the final episodes of ER, the first episode of Wagon Train, and many others. In 2009, at the age of 92, Borgnine earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his performance as Paul Manning in the series finale of ER, entitled "And in the End...". He made his first appearance as the character in the preceding episode "Old Times". McHale's Navy[edit]

Borgnine as Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
McHale in McHale's Navy
McHale's Navy
in 1963

In 1962, Borgnine signed a contract with Universal Studios
Universal Studios
for the lead role as the gruff but lovable skipper, Quinton McHale, in what began as a serious one-hour 1962 episode called Seven Against the Sea for Alcoa Premiere, and later reworked to a comedy called McHale's Navy, a World War II
World War II
sitcom, which also co-starred unfamiliar comedians Joe Flynn as Capt. Wally Binghamton and Tim Conway
Tim Conway
as Ens. Charles Parker. The insubordinate crew of PT-73 helped the show become an overnight success during its first season, landing in the Top 30 in 1963. Like the McHale character, Borgnine was a longtime navy man in real life. He thrived on the adulation from fans for their favorite navy man, and in 1963 received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. At the end of the fourth season, in 1966 low ratings and repetitive storylines brought McHale's Navy
McHale's Navy
to an end. Tim Conway
Tim Conway
said about the sitcom: "You know, we were all guys, it was about the war, and about men, so, there weren't many women working on the show, so we can spit, talk, swear, and everything—smoke? Gosh. So, it was male oriented." Conway once referred to Borgnine making new friends off of the Universal set, "It was the beginning of the trams, going through Universal. Ernie was probably one of the few people at Universal, who would stop the trams and say, 'Hello, how are you?' He would talk to everybody at the tram." While the show McHale's Navy
McHale's Navy
was going strong, Tim had also said of Borgnine's short-lived marriage to Ethel Merman, "Ernie is volatile. I mean, there's no question about that; and Ethel was a very strong lady. So, you put 2 bombs in a room, something is going to explode, and I guess it probably did." He also said about the cancellation of McHale's Navy
McHale's Navy
was, "We had gone from the South Pacific to Italy, and then, once in a while, we got to New York or something. The storylines were beginning to duplicate themselves. So, they actually said, 'Maybe, they had its run!'". Conway kept in touch with Borgnine for more than 40 years, while living not too far from one another. In 1999, the duo reunited to guest-voice in several episodes of the popular 2000s animated comedy, SpongeBob SquarePants. Katy Jurado's death in 2002 drew Borgnine and Conway much closer, as Tim had heard so much of the actress's death. He said he heard his resisting friend once referred to one of his ex-wives, "Beautiful, but a tiger."[20] After Conway lost his TV captain, he later said, if Borgnine was more than likely to have died an Italian count, had it not been for Mussolini, "I can't envision him as a count," Tim had also said about McHale's Navy
McHale's Navy
debuted, a half a century ago, boosting both ABC and the Navy fortunes: "But maybe as a king---certainly not a count." The last thing he said about his acting mentor's long career: "There were no limits to Ernie," said Conway, "When you look at his career---Fatso Judson to Marty, that's about as varied as you get in characters and he handled both of them with equal delicacy and got the most out of those characters."[21] Airwolf[edit] Borgnine returned to a new contract with Universal Studios
Universal Studios
in 1983, for a co-starring role opposite Jan-Michael Vincent, on Airwolf. After he was approached by producer Donald P. Bellisario, who had been impressed by Borgnine's guest role as a wrestler in a 1982 episode of Magnum, P.I., he immediately agreed. He played Dominic Santini, a helicopter pilot, in the series, which became an immediate hit. Borgnine's strong performances belied his exhaustion due to the grueling production schedule, and the challenges of working with his younger, troubled series lead. The show was cancelled by CBS
CBS
in 1986. The Single Guy[edit] He auditioned a third time for a co-starring role opposite Jonathan Silverman in The Single Guy as doorman Manny Cordoba, which lasted two seasons. According to Silverman, Borgnine came to work with more energy and passion than all other stars combined. He was the first person to arrive on the set every day and the last to leave. Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders[edit] In 1996, Borgnine starred in the televised fantasy/thriller film Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders
Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders
(partially adapted from the 1984 horror film The Devil's Gift). As narrator and storyteller, Borgnine recounts a string of related supernatural tales, his modern-day fables notably centering on an enchanted and malicious cymbal-banging monkey toy stolen from the wizard Merlin. The film was later featured in the parodical television series Mystery Science Theater 3000, and has since gained a prominent cult following.[22] Other activities[edit] Also in 1996, Borgnine toured the United States
United States
on a bus to meet his fans and see the country. The trip was the subject of a 1997 documentary, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
on the Bus. He also served one year as the chairman of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, visiting patients in many Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. Work after 1999[edit] Starting in 1999, Borgnine provided his voice talent to the animated sitcom SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
as the elderly superhero Mermaid Man (where he was paired up with his McHale's Navy
McHale's Navy
co-star Tim Conway
Tim Conway
as the voice of Mermaid Man's sidekick Barnacle Boy). He expressed affection for this role, in no small part for its popularity among children. After his death Nickelodeon re-aired all of the episodes in which Mermaid Man
Mermaid Man
appeared in memoriam. Borgnine also appeared as himself in The Simpsons
The Simpsons
episode "Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood", in addition to a number of television commercials. In 2000, he was the executive producer of Hoover, in which he was the only credited actor. In 2007, Borgnine starred in the Hallmark original film A Grandpa for Christmas. He played a man who, after his estranged daughter ends up in the hospital because of a car accident, discovers that he has a granddaughter he never knew about. She is taken into his care, and they soon become great friends. Borgnine received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television for his performance. At 90, he was the oldest Golden Globe nominee ever. Borgnine's autobiography Ernie was published by Citadel Press
Citadel Press
in July 2008. Ernie is a loose, conversational recollection of highlights from his acting career and notable events from his personal life. On April 2, 2009, he appeared in the last episode of the long-running medical series ER. His role was that of a husband whose long marriage ended with his wife's death. In his final scene, his character is in a hospital bed lying beside his just-deceased wife. His performance garnered an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, his third nomination and his first in 29 years (since being nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
Special
in 1980 for All Quiet on the Western Front). In 2009, at age 92, he starred as Frank, the main character of Another Harvest Moon, directed by Greg Swartz and also starring Piper Laurie and Anne Meara. On October 2, 2010, Borgnine appeared as himself in a sketch on Saturday Night Live. On October 15, 2010, he appeared in Red, which was filmed earlier that year. In late 2011, Borgnine completed what would be his last film, playing Rex Page in The Man Who Shook The Hand of Vicente Fernandez. Personal life[edit]

Publicity photo of Borgnine as Commander Quinton McHale from McHale's Navy in 1963

Borgnine married five times. His first marriage, from 1949 to 1958, was to Rhoda Kemins, whom he met while serving in the Navy.[23] They had one daughter, Nancee (born May 28, 1952). He was then married to actress Katy Jurado
Katy Jurado
from 1959 to 1963. Borgnine's marriage to singer Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
in 1964 lasted only 32 days. Their time together was mostly spent hurling profane insults at each other, and both would later admit that the marriage was a colossal mistake (Merman's description of the marriage in her autobiography was a solitary blank page). Their divorce was finalized on May 25, 1965. From 1965 to 1972, Borgnine was married to Donna Rancourt, with whom he had a son, Cristopher (born August 9, 1969) and two daughters, Sharon (born August 5, 1965) and Diana (born December 29, 1970). His fifth and last marriage was to Tova Traesnaes, which lasted from February 24, 1973 until his death in July 2012. In 2000, Borgnine received his 50-year pin as a Freemason
Freemason
at Abingdon Lodge No. 48 in Abingdon, Virginia. He joined the Scottish Rite
Scottish Rite
Valley of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
in 1964, received the KCCH in 1979, was crowned a 33° Inspector General Honorary in 1983, and received the Grand Cross of the Court of Honour in 1991.[24] Borgnine was a heavy smoker until 1962, after which he became a militant anti-smoker.[25] Death[edit] Borgnine died of kidney failure on July 8, 2012 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, with his family at his side.[26] He was 95 years old.[27] Honors[edit]

Borgnine as "Grand Clown" in June 1973

Borgnine's hometown of Hamden, Connecticut, where he enjoyed a large and vocal following, named a street in his honor. For 30 years (1972–2002), Borgnine marched in Milwaukee's annual Great Circus Parade as the "Grand Clown".[28] In 1994, Borgnine received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations.[29] In 1996, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. In 1997, Borgnine was the commencement speaker at Lakeland College, and received an honorary doctorate in humane letters in recognition of his distinguished acting career. In 1998, the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars dedicated a Golden Palm Star to him.[30] In 2006 the comune of Ottiglio, Italy, his father's birthplace, gave him the honorary citizenship. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is dedicated to Borgnine. Film awards and nominations[edit] Borgnine won the 1955 Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
for his portrayal of Marty Piletti in the film Marty.[27] At the time of his death, he was the oldest living recipient of the Best Actor Oscar.[31] For his contributions to the film industry, Borgnine received a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
in 1960. The star is located at 6324 Hollywood Boulevard.[32] He was honored with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award
Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award
at the 17th Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Awards, held January 30, 2011.[33]

Receiving the Oscar for Best Actor in 1956 for Marty, from Grace Kelly

Year Award Category Title Result

1955 Academy Award Best Actor in a Leading Role Marty Won

BAFTA Award Best Foreign Actor Won

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Won

NBR Award Best Actor Won

NYFCC Award Best Actor Won

1959 Locarno International Film Festival Best Actor The Rabbit Trap Won

1962 Emmy Award Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead) McHale's Navy Nominated

1979 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special All Quiet on the Western Front Nominated

1981 Golden Raspberry Award Worst Supporting Actor Deadly Blessing Nominated

1999 Emmy Award Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series Nominated

2007 Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television A Grandpa for Christmas Nominated

2009 Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series ER: And in the End... Nominated

2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhode Island International Film Festival

Won

2011 Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild

Won

Awards from fraternal groups[edit] In 2000, Borgnine received his 50-year pin as a Freemason
Freemason
in Abingdon Lodge No. 48, Abingdon, Virginia. He joined the Scottish Rite
Scottish Rite
Valley of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
(in the Southern Jurisdiction of the U.S.A) in 1964, received the KCCH in 1979, was crowned a 33° Inspector General Honorary in 1983, and received the Grand Cross of the Court of Honour in 1991.[34] He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose at that organization's Lodge in Junction City, Oregon. He volunteered to be Stories of Service National spokesman, urging his fellow World War II vets to come forward and share their stories. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1951 China Corsair Hu Chang

The Whistle at Eaton Falls Bill Street

The Mob Joe Castro

1953 Treasure of the Golden Condor Bit part

The Stranger Wore a Gun Bull Slager

From Here to Eternity Staff Sergeant James R. "Fatso" Judson

1954 Johnny Guitar Bart Lonergan

Demetrius and the Gladiators Strabo

Bounty Hunter, TheThe Bounty Hunter Bill Rachin

Vera Cruz Donnegan

1955 Bad Day at Black Rock Coley Trimble

Violent Saturday Stadt, Amish Farmer

Marty Marty Piletti Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Foreign Actor Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama National Board of Review Award for Best Actor New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor

Run for Cover Morgan

Last Command, TheThe Last Command Mike Radin

The Square Jungle Bernie Browne

1956 Jubal Shep Horgan

Catered Affair, TheThe Catered Affair Tom Hurley

Best Things in Life Are Free, TheThe Best Things in Life Are Free Lew Brown

Three Brave Men Bernard F. "Bernie" Goldsmith

1958 Vikings, TheThe Vikings Ragnar

Badlanders, TheThe Badlanders John "Mac" McBain

Torpedo Run Lieutenant / Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
Archer "Archie" Sloan

1959 The Rabbit Trap Eddie Colt Locarno International Film Festival
Locarno International Film Festival
Award for Best Actor

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll Roo Webber

1960 Man on a String Boris Mitrov

Pay or Die Police Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino Nominated – Golden Laurel

1961 Go Naked in the World Pete Stratton

Black City Peppino Navarra

Last Judgement, TheThe Last Judgement Pickpocket

The Italian Brigands Sante Carbone

Barabbas Lucius

1964 McHale's Navy Lt. Commander Quinton McHale, Sr Spin-off of the series of the same name

1965 Flight of the Phoenix, TheThe Flight of the Phoenix Trucker Cobb

1966 Oscar, TheThe Oscar Barney Yale

1967 Chuka Sergeant Otto Hansbach

Dirty Dozen, TheThe Dirty Dozen Major General Worden

1968 Man Who Makes the Difference, TheThe Man Who Makes the Difference Himself Documentary short film

Legend of Lylah Clare, TheThe Legend of Lylah Clare Barney Sheean

Split, TheThe Split Bert Clinger

Ice Station Zebra Boris Vaslov

1969 Wild Bunch, TheThe Wild Bunch Dutch Engstrom

Bullet for Sandoval, AA Bullet for Sandoval Don Pedro Sandoval

1970 Adventurers, TheThe Adventurers Fat Cat

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Sheriff Harve

1971 Sam Hill: Who Killed Mr. Foster? Deputy Sam Hill

Willard Al Martin

Bunny O'Hare Bill Green / William Gruenwald

Hannie Caulder Emmett Clemens

Trackers, TheThe Trackers Sam Paxton

Rain for a Dusty Summer The General

1972 World of Sport Fishing, TheThe World of Sport Fishing Himself Documentary

Film Portrait

Ripped Off Captain Perkins

Revengers, TheThe Revengers Hoop

Poseidon Adventure, TheThe Poseidon Adventure Detective Lieutenant Mike Rogo

1973 Emperor of the North
Emperor of the North
Pole Shack

Neptune Factor, TheThe Neptune Factor Chief Diver Don MacKay

Legend in Granite Vince Lombardi

1974 Twice in a Lifetime Vince Boselli

Law and Disorder Cy

Vengeance Is Mine Adam Smith

1975 Devil's Rain, TheThe Devil's Rain Jonathan "John" Corbis

Hustle Santuro

1976 Holiday Hookers Max

Shoot Lou

1977 Fire! Sam Brisbane

Greatest, TheThe Greatest Angelo Dundee

Crossed Swords John Canty

1978 The Ghost of Flight 401 Dom Cimoli

Cops and Robin Joe Cleaver

Convoy Natoosha County Sheriff Lyle 'Cottonmouth' Wallace of Arizona

1979 Ravagers Rann

Double McGuffin, TheThe Double McGuffin Firat

Black Hole, TheThe Black Hole Harry Booth

1980 When Time Ran Out Detective Sergeant Tom Conti

Super Fuzz Sergeant Willy Dunlop

1981 High Risk Clint

Escape from New York Cabbie

Deadly Blessing Isaiah Schmidt Nominated – Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor

1983 Young Warriors Lieutenant Bob Carrigan

Carpool Mickey Doyle

1984 Code Name: Wild Geese Fletcher

Love Leads the Way: A True Story Senator Brighton

Man Hunt Ben Robeson

1985 Alice in Wonderland The Lion

1988 Skeleton Coast Colonel Smith

The Opponent Victor

Spike of Bensonhurst Baldo Cacetti Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male

Big Turnaround, TheThe Big Turnaround Father Lopez

Moving Target Captain Morrison

1989 Gummibärchen küßt man nicht Bischof

Laser Mission Professor Braun

Jake Spanner, Private Eye Sal Piccolo

1990 Any Man's Death Herr Gantz

Appearances Emil Danzig

Tides of War Doctor

1991 Last Match, TheThe Last Match Coach

Mountain of Diamonds Ernie

1992 Mistress Himself Cameo

1993 Tierärztin Christine Dr. Gustav Gruber

Hunt for the Blue Diamond Hans Kroger

1994 Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart Sheriff Laughton

1995 Tierärztin Christine II: The Temptation Dr. Gustav Gruber

Captiva Island Arty

1996 The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage Himself Voice; Documentary

All Dogs Go to Heaven
All Dogs Go to Heaven
2 Carface Carruthers Voice

Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders Grandfather

1997 Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
on the Bus Himself Documentary

McHale's Navy Admiral Quinton McHale, Sr. (a.k.a. Cobra) Based on the series of the same name

Gattaca Caesar

1998 Small Soldiers Kip Killigan Voice

BASEketball Ted Denslow

12 Bucks Lucky

Mel Grandpa

An All Dogs Christmas Carol Carface Carruthers Voice

1999 Abilene Hotis Brown

Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island, TheThe Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island Ben Quinn

Last Great Ride, TheThe Last Great Ride Franklin Lyle

2000 Castle Rock Nate

Hoover J. Edgar Hoover Also executive producer

Kiss of Debt, TheThe Kiss of Debt Godfather Mariano

2002 11'09"01 September 11 Pensioner (Segment: " United States
United States
of America")

Whiplash Judge DuPont

2003 American Hobo, TheThe American Hobo Narrator Documentary

Long Ride Home, TheThe Long Ride Home Lucas Moat

2004 Blueberry Rolling Star

Barn Red Michael Bolini

Trail to Hope Rose, TheThe Trail to Hope Rose Eugene

Blue Light, TheThe Blue Light Faerie King

2005 That One Summer Otis Garner

3 Below Grandpa

Rail Kings Steamtrain

2006 The Bodyguard's Cure Jerry Warden

2007 Oliviero Rising Bill

Grandpa for Christmas, AA Grandpa for Christmas Bert O'Riley Nominated – Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

2008 Strange Wilderness Milas

I Am Somebody: No Chance in Hell (it) Judge Holliday

Frozen Stupid Frank Norgard

2010 Enemy Mind Command Voice

Genesis Code, TheThe Genesis Code Carl Taylor

Red Henry / Recordskeeper

Another Harvest Moon Frank

2011 Night Club Albert Accolade Competition for Leading Actor Frank Currier Actor's Award SINY Film Festival Award for Best Actor

Lion of Judah, TheThe Lion of Judah Slink Voice

Love's Christmas Journey Nicolas

Snatched Big Frank Baum

2012 The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez Rex Page

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1951 Captain Video
Captain Video
and His Video Rangers Nargola 3 episodes

Goodyear Playhouse Sgt. Lenahan Episode: "The Copper"

1951, 1952 The Philco Television Playhouse Mathew O'Rourke 2 episodes

1954 The Lone Wolf Saks Episode: "The Avalanche Story (a.k.a. The Reno Story)"

The Danny Thomas Show Cop Episode: "Rusty Runs Away"

Ford Theatre Gus White Episode: "Night Visitor"

Waterfront Jack Bannion 2 episodes

1957 Navy Log Host Episode: "Human Bomb"

1957–61 Wagon Train Willy Moran / Earl Packer / Estaban Zamora 4 episodes

1957, 1960 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre Willie / Big Jim Morrison 2 episodes

1959, 1960 Laramie Boone Caudie / Major Prescott 2 episodes

1961 Blue Angels, TheThe Blue Angels Unknown Episode: "The Blue Leaders"

1962–1966 McHale's Navy Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
Quinton McHale Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1963)

1966 Run for Your Life Harry Martin Episode: "Time and a Half on Christmas Eve"

1967 Get Smart Guard Episode: "Where-What-How-Who Am I?"

1968 Get Smart TV Viewer Episode: "The Little Black Book: Part 2"

1971 The Trackers Sam Paxton Television film

1973 Legend in Granite Vince Lombardi Television film

1974 Little House on the Prairie Jonathan Episode: "The Lord is my Shepherd"

Twice in a Lifetime Vince Lombardi Television film

1976–1977 Future Cop Cleaver 7 episodes

1977 Jesus of Nazareth The Roman Centurion

Fire Sam Brisbane Television film

1978 The Ghost of Flight 401 Dom Cimoli Television film

1979 All Quiet on the Western Front Stanislaus Katczinsky Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

1982 Magnum, P.I. Earl "Mr. White Death" Gianelli Episode: "Mr. White Death"

The Love Boat Dominic Rosselli Episode: "The Italian Cruise"

1983 Blood Feud J. Edgar Hoover Television film

Masquerade Jerry Episode: "Pilot"

Carpool Mickey Doyle Television film

1984 Last Days of Pompeii, TheThe Last Days of Pompeii Marcus Miniseries

Love Leads the Way: A True Story Senator Brighton Television film

1984–1986 Airwolf Dominic Santini

1985 Dirty Dozen: Next Mission, TheThe Dirty Dozen: Next Mission Major General Worden Television film

1986 Highway to Heaven Guido Liggio Episode: "Another Kind of War, Another Kind of Peace"

1987 Treasure Island in Outer Space Billy Bones

Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission, TheThe Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission Major General Worden Television film

Murder, She Wrote Cosmo Ponzini Episode: "Death Takes a Dive"

1988 The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission Major General Worden Television film

1989 Ocean Pedro El Triste Miniseries

Jake Spanner, Private Eye Sal Piccolo Television film

Jake and the Fatman Col. Tom Cody Episode: "My Shining Hour"

1991 Home Improvement Eddie Phillips Episode: "Birds of a Feather Flock to Taylor"

1993 Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons Himself (voice) Episode: "Boy-Scoutz n the Hood"

1993–1994 The Commish Frank Nardino 2 episodes

1995–1997 Single Guy, TheThe Single Guy Doorman 43 episodes

1996–1999 All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series Carface Caruthers (voice) 6 epiosdes

1996 JAG Artemus Sullivan Episode: "Yesterday's Heroes"

1998 Pinky and the Brain Father (voice) Episode: "The Third Mouse/The Visit"

1999 Early Edition Antonio Birelli Episode: "The Last Untouchable" [35]

1999–2012 SpongeBob SquarePants Mermaid Man
Mermaid Man
(voice)

2000 Walker, Texas Ranger Eddie Ryan Episode: "The Avenging Angel"

2002 Touched by an Angel Max Blandish Episode: "The Blue Angel"

7th Heaven Joe Episode: "The Known Soldier"

Family Law Frank Collero Episode: "Alienation of Affection"

2003 District, TheThe District Uncle Mike Murphy Episode: "Last Waltz"

2004 The Trail to Hope Rose Eugene Television film

2007 A Grandpa for Christmas Bert O'Riley Television film

2009 ER Paul Manning Episodes: "Old Times" and "And in the End..." Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Aces 'N' Eights Thurmond Prescott Television film

The Wishing Well Big Jim Television film

2010 Saturday Night Live Himself Cameo in "What Up With That" sketch

2011 Love's Christmas Journey Nicholas Television film

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2001 SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge Mermaid Man Voice only

2009 SpongeBob's Truth or Square

2010 SpongeBob's Boating Bash

Quotes[edit]

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Borgnine: " Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
was the first actor I've seen who could just look down into the dirt and command a scene. He played a set-up with Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
that way. He's looking down at the road and then he looks at Ryan at just the precise, right minute. I tell you, Rob could've stood on his head and zipped open his fly and the scene would've still been Mr. Tracy's." Borgnine: "The trick is not to become somebody else. You become somebody else when you're in front of a camera or when you're on stage. There are some people who carry it all the time. That, to me, is not acting. What you've gotta do is find out what the writer wrote about and put it into your mind. This is acting. Not going out and researching what the writer has already written. This is crazy!" Borgnine: "Everything I do has a moral to it. Yes, I've been in films that have had shootings. I made The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
(1969), which was the beginning of the splattering of blood and everything else. But there was a moral behind it. The moral was that, by golly, bad guys got it. That was it. Yeah." Borgnine: "Ever since they opened the floodgates with Clark Gable saying, 'Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn,' somebody's ears pricked up and said, 'Oh boy, here we go!'. Writers used to make such wonderful pictures without all that swearing, all that cursing. And now it seems that you can't say three words without cursing. And I don't think that's right." Borgnine on drugs: "No, I've never done anything. At least, not to my knowledge. I once took a bunch of goofballs by accident. They looked like candy. They were in a little bowl at a party. I grabbed a handful and went to town. That was some New Year's Eve. I didn't have a coherent thought till February." Borgnine on his marriage to Ethel Merman: "Biggest mistake of my life. I thought I was marrying Rosemary Clooney." Borgnine on his $5,000 salary for playing the eponymous lead in Marty (1955), which won him a Best Actor Oscar: "...I would have done it for nothing." Borgnine on Women's Rights: "They tried it the wrong way. You can't expect anyone to take you seriously if you burn your undies and tell me I'm a pig. That's why it failed. Too many ugly broads telling me that they don't want to sleep with me. Who wanted you anyway?" Borgnine: "I'm 81 years old and I like to speak my mind. As a legacy, on the day I die, I'd like to have a newspaper publish all the things that I find wrong in the United States
United States
today. And my first would be to get rid of the politicians."[8]

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

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Ernest Borgnine
Biography". Retrieved 4 October 2016.  ^ "Ernest Borgnine". International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers 4th Ed. 3: Actors and Actresses. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale. 2006: "Born: Ermes Effron Borgnino in Hamden, Connecticut, January 24, 1917 (some sources say 1915 or 1918).": St. James Press. 2000.  ^ Clooney, Nick (2003). The Movies That Changed Us: Reflections on the Screen. Simon and Schuster. p. 114. ISBN 0-7434-1044-0.  ^ "Anna Borgnine".  ^ "Charles-Borgnine".  ^ " Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
Biography (1917– )". filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-11-08.  ^ "Evelyn Velardi Obituary: View Obituary for Evelyn Velardi by Mt. View Mortuary & Cemetery, San Bernardino, CA". Retrieved 10 October 2013.  ^ a b Fantle, David; Johnson, Tom (2004). Reel to Real: 25 Years of Celebrity Interviews from Vaudeville to Movies to TV. Badger Books. pp. 106–113. ISBN 978-1932542042.  ^ Pat Grandjean (October 2010). "Q & A: Ernest Borgnine". Connecticut magazine. Retrieved 2012-11-08.  ^ "DMS-2 Lamberton". navsource.org.  ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 3, 2008. Retrieved March 23, 2008.  ^ http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/s21/Sylph-iv.htm ^ " Lone Sailor Award Recipients". navymemorial.org.  ^ "Actor Ernest Borgnine
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Ernest Borgnine
Makes Chief" (Press release). U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. 18 October 2004. Retrieved 2012-11-08.  ^ "Page Not Found - Consolidated - ERROR 404". militarymuseum.org.  ^ a b "Marty + Ernest Borgnine
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in Conversation". In Conversation. British Film Institute. 10 October 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-08.  ^ Gates, Anita (July 8, 2012). "Ernest Borgnine, Tough but Tender Actor, Is Dead at 95" – via NYTimes.com.  ^ Kisselhoff, Jeff; THE BOX: An Oral History of Television, 1929-1961; Viking Penguin, 1995 ^ "Katy Jurado". Telegraph.co.uk. 2002-07-09. Retrieved 29 August 2017.  ^ "Remembering Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
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Scottish Rite
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Scottish Rite
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Ernest Borgnine
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Ernest Borgnine
dies at 95". The New York Times. NYTimes.com.  ^ Jackie Loohauis-Bennett (17 March 2009). "Circus Parade secures funding, will return July 12". Milwaukee
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Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Ernest Borgnine". walkoffame.com. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved November 29, 2017.  ^ "Actor Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
to receive lifetime award". BBC News
BBC News
Online. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-08.  ^ "Dedication of Long Beach Scottish Rite
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Theatre to Actor & Brother Ernest Borgnine". Scottishrite.org. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-08.  ^ "The Last Untouchable". January 16, 1999 – via www.imdb.com. 

Additional sources[edit]

"Ernest Borgnine". Biographies in Navy History. Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy. March 8, 2008. Archived from the original on October 3, 2008. Retrieved March 23, 2008.  Wise, James. Stars in Blue: Movie Actors in America's Sea Services. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997. ISBN 1557509379. OCLC 36824724.

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Awards for Ernest Borgnine

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor

1928–1950

Emil Jannings
Emil Jannings
(1928) Warner Baxter
Warner Baxter
(1929) George Arliss
George Arliss
(1930) Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore
(1931) Fredric March
Fredric March
/ Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery
(1932) Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
(1933) Clark Gable
Clark Gable
(1934) Victor McLaglen
Victor McLaglen
(1935) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1936) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1937) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1938) Robert Donat
Robert Donat
(1939) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1940) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1941) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1942) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1943) Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
(1944) Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1946) Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
(1947) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1948) Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1949) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1950)

1951–1975

Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
(1951) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1952) William Holden
William Holden
(1953) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) David Niven
David Niven
(1958) Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
(1959) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1960) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1961) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1968) John Wayne
John Wayne
(1969) George C. Scott1 (1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Marlon Brando1 (1972) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1973) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975)

1976–2000

Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1992) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2000)

2001–present

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

1 refused award that year

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BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1952–1967

Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1952) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1953) Kenneth More
Kenneth More
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1954) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
British, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
Foreign (1955) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, François Périer
François Périer
Foreign (1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
British, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
Foreign (1957) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
British, Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Foreign (1958) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1959) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Foreign (1961) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
British, Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Foreign (1962) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1963) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1964) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
Foreign (1965) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1966) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1967)

1968–present

Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1968) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1969) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1970) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1971) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1972) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1976) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1979) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
/ Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) John Cleese
John Cleese
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1943) Alexander Knox
Alexander Knox
(1944) Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1946) Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
(1947) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1948) Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1949) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1950) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1951) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1952) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1953) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) David Niven
David Niven
(1958) Anthony Franciosa
Anthony Franciosa
(1959) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1960) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1961) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1964) Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1968) John Wayne
John Wayne
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1976) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
/ Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
(1984) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1988) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1992) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
(1997) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1998) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1999) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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National Board of Review Award for Best Actor

Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1946) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1949) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1950) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1951) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1952) James Mason
James Mason
(1953) Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1958) Victor Sjöström
Victor Sjöström
(1959) Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
(1960) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1961) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1962) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1963) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1967) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1968) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
/ Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
(1973) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) David Carradine
David Carradine
(1976) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1983) Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
/ Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1985) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
/ Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1990) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1991) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2007) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2008) George Clooney
George Clooney
/ Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
/ Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2014) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2017)

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New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor

Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
(1935) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1936) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1937) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1938) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1939) Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1940) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1941) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1942) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1943) Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(1944) Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1946) William Powell
William Powell
(1947) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1948) Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1949) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1950) Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
(1951) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1952) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1953) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) David Niven
David Niven
(1958) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1959) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1960) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1961) No award (1962) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1963) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1964) Oskar Werner
Oskar Werner
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1968) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1972) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1976) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1983) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1987) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
(1997) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1998) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1999) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2000) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2004) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Life Achievement Award

1962: Eddie Cantor 1963: Stan Laurel 1965: Bob Hope 1966: Barbara Stanwyck 1967: William Gargan 1968: James Stewart 1969: Edward G. Robinson 1970: Gregory Peck 1971: Charlton Heston 1972: Frank Sinatra 1973: Martha Raye 1974: Walter Pidgeon 1975: Rosalind Russell 1976: Pearl Bailey 1977: James Cagney 1978: Edgar Bergen 1979: Katharine Hepburn 1980: Leon Ames 1982: Danny Kaye 1983: Ralph Bellamy 1984: Iggie Wolfington 1985: Paul Newman
Paul Newman
and Joanne Woodward 1986: Nanette Fabray 1987: Red Skelton 1988: Gene Kelly 1989: Jack Lemmon 1990: Brock Peters 1991: Burt Lancaster 1992: Audrey Hepburn 1993: Ricardo Montalbán 1994: George Burns 1995: Robert Redford 1996: Angela Lansbury 1997: Elizabeth Taylor 1998: Kirk Douglas 1999: Sidney Poitier 2000: Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
and Ruby Dee 2001: Ed Asner 2002: Clint Eastwood 2003: Karl Malden 2004: James Garner 2005: Shirley Temple 2006: Julie Andrews 2007: Charles Durning 2008: James Earl Jones 2009: Betty White 2010: Ernest Borgnine 2011: Mary Tyler Moore 2012: Dick Van Dyke 2013: Rita Moreno 2014: Debbie Reynolds 2015: Carol Burnett 2016: Lily Tomlin 2017: Morgan Freeman

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