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James Harrison Coburn III[1] (/dʒeɪmz ˈkoʊbɜːrrnˌˈkoʊbərn/; August 31, 1928 – November 18, 2002) was an American actor. He featured in more than 70 films, largely action roles, and made 100 television appearances during a 45-year career,[2] ultimately winning an Academy Award in 1998 for his supporting role as Glen Whitehouse in Affliction. A capable, rough-hewn leading man, his toothy grin and lanky physique made him a perfect tough guy in numerous leading and supporting roles in westerns and action films,[3] such as The Magnificent Seven, Hell Is for Heroes, The Great Escape, Charade, Our Man Flint, In Like Flint, Duck, You Sucker!, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
and Cross of Iron. Coburn provided the voice of Henry Waternoose in the Pixar
Pixar
film Monsters, Inc.[4] During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Coburn cultivated an image synonymous with "cool",[5] and along with such contemporaries as Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson
became one of the prominent "tough-guy" actors of his day.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Early work 2.2 Television Star 2.3 Supporting Actor

2.3.1 Our Man Flint
Our Man Flint
and Stardom

2.4 Decline as Star 2.5 Final Years

3 Cars 4 Death and legacy 5 Critical analysis 6 Filmography

6.1 Film 6.2 Television

7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Coburn was born on August 31, 1928 in Laurel, Nebraska, the son of James Harrison Coburn II and Mylet Coburn. His father was of Scottish-Irish ancestry and his mother was an immigrant from Sweden. The elder Coburn had a garage business that was destroyed by the Great Depression.[6] Coburn himself was raised in Compton, California, where he attended Compton Junior College. In 1950, he enlisted in the United States Army, in which he served as a truck driver and occasionally a disc jockey on an Army radio station in Texas. Coburn also narrated Army training films in Mainz, Germany.[7] Career[edit] Coburn attended Los Angeles City College,[8] where he studied acting alongside Jeff Corey
Jeff Corey
and Stella Adler, and later made his stage debut at the La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla Playhouse
in Herman Melville's Billy Budd.[9] Early work[edit] Coburn's first professional job as a live television play for Sidney Lumet. He was selected for a Remington Products
Remington Products
razor commercial in which he was able to shave off 11 days of beard growth in less than 60 seconds,[10] while joking that he had more teeth to show on camera than the other 12 candidates for the part.[11] Coburn's film debut came in 1959 as the sidekick of Pernell Roberts
Pernell Roberts
in the Randolph Scott
Randolph Scott
western Ride Lonesome.[12] He soon got a job in another Western Face of a Fugitive
Face of a Fugitive
(1959). Coburn also appeared in dozens of television roles including, with Roberts, several episodes of NBC's Bonanza. Coburn appeared twice each on two other NBC
NBC
westerns Tales of Wells Fargo
Tales of Wells Fargo
with Dale Robertson, one episode in the role of Butch Cassidy, and The Restless Gun
The Restless Gun
with John Payne in "The Pawn" and "The Way Back", the latter segment alongside Bonanza's Dan Blocker.[13] Coburn's third film was a major breakthrough for him - as the knife-wielding Britt in The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
(1960), directed by John Sturges for the Mirisch Company. Coburn was hired through the intervention of his friend, Robert Vaughn. Television Star[edit] During the 1960 to 1961 season, Coburn co-starred with Ralph Taeger and Joi Lansing
Joi Lansing
in the NBC
NBC
adventure/drama series, Klondike, set in the Alaskan gold rush town of Skagway. When Klondike was cancelled, Taeger and Coburn were regrouped as detectives in Mexico
Mexico
in NBC's equally short-lived Acapulco. Coburn also made two guest appearances on CBS's Perry Mason, both times as the murder victim in "The Case of the Envious Editor" and "The Case of the Angry Astronaut." In 1962, he portrayed the role of Col. Briscoe in the episode "Hostage Child" on CBS's Rawhide. Supporting Actor[edit]

Coburn in Charade (1963)

Coburn had a good role in Hell Is for Heroes (1962), a war movie with Steve McQueen. Coburn followed this with another war film with McQueen, The Great Escape (1963), directed by Sturges for the Mirisches; Coburn played an Australian. For the Mirisches, Coburn narrated Kings of the Sun
Kings of the Sun
(1963). Coburn was one of the villains in Charade (1963), starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. He was then cast as a glib naval officer in Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily, replacing James Garner, who had moved up to the lead when William Holden
William Holden
pulled out. This led to Coburn being signed to a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox.[14] Coburn had another excellent support role as a one-armed Indian tracker in Major Dundee
Major Dundee
(1965), directed by Sam Peckinpah. At Fox, he was second-billed in the pirate film A High Wind in Jamaica (1965), supporting Anthony Quinn. He had a cameo in The Loved One (1965). Our Man Flint
Our Man Flint
and Stardom[edit] Coburn became a genuine star following the release of the James Bond parody film Our Man Flint
Our Man Flint
(1966), playing super agent Derek Flint for Fox. The movie was a solid success at the box office. He followed it with What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966), a wartime comedy from Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
which was made for the Mirisches; Coburn was top billed. The film was a commercial disappointment. Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966) was a crime movie made at Columbia. Back at Fox, Coburn made a second Flint film, In Like Flint
In Like Flint
(1967), which was popular but Coburn did not wish to make any more. He went over to Paramount to make a Western comedy, Waterhole No. 3 (1967), and the political satire The President's Analyst
The President's Analyst
(1967). Neither film performed particularly well at the box office but over the years The President's Analyst has become a cult film. In 1967 Coburn was voted the twelfth biggest star in Hollywood.[15] Over at Columbia, Coburn was in a swinging sixties heist film, Duffy (1968) which flopped. He was one of several stars who had cameos in Candy (1968) then played a hitman in Hard Contract
Hard Contract
(1969) for Fox, another flop. Coburn tried a change of pace, an adaptation of a Tennessee Williams play, Last of the Mobile Hot Shots
Last of the Mobile Hot Shots
(1970) directed by Sidney Lumet, but the film was not popular. In 1971, Coburn starred in the Zapata Western
Zapata Western
Duck, You Sucker!, with Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
and directed by Sergio Leone, as an Irish explosives expert and revolutionary who has fled to Mexico
Mexico
during the time of the Mexican Revolution
Mexican Revolution
in the early 20th century. This was not as highly regarded as Leone's four previous Westerns but was hugely popular in Europe, especially France. Back in the US he made another film with Blake Edwards, the thriller The Carey Treatment
The Carey Treatment
(1972). It was badly cut by MGM and was commercially underwhelming. So too was The Honkers
The Honkers
(1972) where Coburn played a rodeo rider. Coburn went back to Italy to make another Western, A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1973). He then re-teamed with director Sam Peckinpah for the 1973 film Pat Garrett
Pat Garrett
and Billy the Kid, in which he played Pat Garrett. In 1973 Coburn was voted the 23rd most popular star in Hollywood.[16] In 1973, Coburn was among the featured celebrities dressed in prison gear on the cover of the album Band on the Run
Band on the Run
made by Paul McCartney and his band Wings. Coburn was one of the pallbearers at the funeral of Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
along with Steve McQueen, Bruce's brother, Robert Lee, Peter Chin, Danny Inosanto, and Taky Kimura. Coburn gave a speech: "Farewell, Brother. It has been an honor to share this space in time with you. As a friend and a teacher, you have given to me, have brought my physical, spiritual and psychological selves together. Thank you. May peace be with you"[17] Coburn was one of several stars in the popular The Last of Sheila (1973). He then starred in a series of thrillers: Harry in Your Pocket (1974) and The Internecine Project
The Internecine Project
(1975). Neither was widely seen. Decline as Star[edit] Coburn began to drop back down the credit list: he was third billed in Bite the Bullet (1975) behind Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
and Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen
for Richard Brooks. He co-starred with Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson
in Hard Times (1975), the directorial debut of Walter Hill, but it was very much Bronson's film. The movie was popular. Coburn played the lead in the action film Sky Riders
Sky Riders
(1976) then played Charlton Heston's antagonist in The Last Hard Men (1976). He was one of the many stars in Midway (1976) then had the star role in Cross of Iron
Cross of Iron
(1977) for Sam Peckinpah, playing a German soldier. This critically acclaimed war epic performed poorly in the United States but was a huge hit in Europe. Peckinpah and Coburn remained close friends until Peckinpah's death in 1984. Coburn returned to television in 1978 to star in a three-part mini-series version of a Dashiell Hammett
Dashiell Hammett
detective novel, The Dain Curse, tailoring his character to bear a physical resemblance to the author. During that same year as a spokesman for the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company, he was paid $500,000 to promote its new product in television advertisements by saying only two words: "Schlitz. Light."[18] In Japan his masculine appearance was so appealing he became an icon for its leading cigarette brand. He also supported himself in later years by exporting rare automobiles to Japan.[19] He was deeply interested in Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, and collected sacred Buddhist artwork.[20] He narrated a film about the 16th Karmapa called "The Lion's Roar".[21] Coburn starred in Firepower (1979) with Sophia Loren, replacing Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson
when the latter pulled out. He had a cameo in The Muppet Movie (1979) and had leading roles in Goldengirl
Goldengirl
(1980) and The Baltimore Bullet (1980). He was Shirley MacLaine's husband in Loving Couples (1980) and had the lead in a Canadian film, Crossover (1980). Final Years[edit] Coburn moved almost entirely into supporting roles: the villain in High Risk (1981) and Looker
Looker
(1981). He hosted a TV series Darkroom (1981–82). Coburn also portrayed Dwight Owen Barnes in the PC video game C.E.O., developed by Artdink (as a spin-off of their A-Train
A-Train
series).[22] Because of his severe rheumatoid arthritis, Coburn appeared in very few films during the 1980s, yet continued working until his death in 2002. This disease had left Coburn's body deformed and in pain. "You start to turn to stone," he told ABCNEWS in an April 1999 interview. "See, my hand is twisted now because tendons have shortened." For 20 years he tried a host of conventional and unconventional treatments, but nothing worked. "There was so much pain that … every time I stood up, I would break into a sweat," he recalled. Then, at age 68, Coburn tried something called MSM, methylsulfonylmethane, a sulfur compound available at most health food stores. The result, he said, was nothing short of miraculous. "You take this stuff and it starts right away," said Coburn. "Everyone I've given it to has had a positive response." MSM did not cure Coburn's arthritis, but it did relieve his pain, allowing him to move more freely and resume his career.[23][24] Coburn was in a relationship with British singer-songwriter Lynsey de Paul in the late 1970s. They co-wrote her song Losin' the Blues For You. Coburn returned to film in the 1990s and appeared in supporting roles in Young Guns II, Hudson Hawk, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Maverick, Eraser, The Nutty Professor, Affliction, and Payback. Coburn's performance in Affliction eventually earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In addition, he provided the voice of Henry J. Waternoose III in Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc. Cars[edit]

Bob Bondurant
Bob Bondurant
teaching Coburn in 1972

Coburn's interest in fast cars began with his father's garage business and continued throughout his life, as he exported rare cars to Japan.[8] Coburn was credited with having introduced Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
to Ferraris, and in the early 1960s owned a Ferrari
Ferrari
250 GT Lusso and a Ferrari
Ferrari
250 GT Spyder California SWB. His Spyder was the thirteenth of just fifty-six built. Coburn imported the pre-owned car in 1964, shortly after completing The Great Escape. [25] The car was restored and sold for $10,894,400 to English broadcaster Chris Evans, setting a new world record for the highest price ever paid for an automobile at auction.[26] Cal Spyder #2377 was repainted several times during Coburn's ownership; it has been black, silver and possibly burgundy. He kept the car at his Beverly Hills-area home, where it was often serviced by Max Balchowsky, who also worked on the suspension and frame modifications on those Mustang GTs used in the filming of McQueen’s Bullitt. Coburn sold the Spyder in 1987 after twenty-four years of ownership. Over time he also owned the above-noted Lusso, a Ferrari Daytona, at least one Ferrari
Ferrari
308 and a 1967 Ferrari
Ferrari
412P sports racer.[27] Death and legacy[edit]

Coburn's grave marker

Coburn died of a heart attack on November 18, 2002 while listening to music at his Beverly Hills home.[28] His wife Paula died less than two years later on July 30, 2004 at the age of 48, due to cancer.[29] Critical analysis[edit] In The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, critic David Thomson states that "Coburn is a modern rarity: an actor who projects lazy, humorous sexuality. He has made a variety of flawed, pleasurable films, the merits of which invariably depend on his laconic presence. Increasingly, he was the best thing in his movies, smiling privately, seeming to suggest that he was in contact with some profound source of amusement".[30] Film critic Pauline Kael
Pauline Kael
remarked on Coburn's unusual characteristics, stating that "he looked like the child of the liaison between Lt. Pinkerton and Madame Butterfly".[31] George Hickenlooper, who directed Coburn in The Man from Elysian Fields
The Man from Elysian Fields
called him "the masculine male".[32] Andy García
Andy García
called him "the personification of class, the hippest of the hip", and Paul Schrader
Paul Schrader
noted "he was of that 50's generation. He had that part hipster, part cool-cat aura about him. He was one of those kind of men who were formed by the Rat Pack kind of style."[33] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1959 Ride Lonesome Whit

Face of a Fugitive Purdy

1960 The Magnificent Seven Britt

1962 Hell Is for Heroes Cpl. Frank Henshaw

1963 The Great Escape Fg. Off. Louis Sedgwick, "The Manufacturer"

Charade Tex Panthollow

Kings of the Sun Narrator Uncredited

The Man from Galveston Boyd Palmer

1964 The Americanization of Emily Lt. Cmdr. Paul "Bus" Cummings

1965 Major Dundee Samuel Potts

A High Wind in Jamaica Zac

The Loved One Immigration Officer

1966 Our Man Flint Derek Flint

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Lieutenant Christian

Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round Eli Kotch

1967 In Like Flint Derek Flint

Waterhole No. 3 Lewton Cole

The President's Analyst Dr. Sidney Schaefer Also producer

1968 Duffy Duffy

Candy Dr. A.B. Krankheit

1969 Hard Contract John Cunningham

1970 Last of the Mobile Hot Shots Jeb Thornton

1971 Duck, You Sucker! John H. Mallory Renamed A Fistful of Dynamite for U.S. release

1972 The Carey Treatment Dr. Peter Carey

The Honkers Lew Lathrop Steve Ihnat

A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die Colonel Pembroke

1973 Pat Garrett
Pat Garrett
and Billy the Kid Pat Garrett

The Last of Sheila Clinton Green

Harry in Your Pocket Harry

1974 The Internecine Project Robert Elliot

1975 Bite the Bullet Luke Matthews

Hard Times Speed

Jackpot

1976 Sky Riders Jim McCabe

The Last Hard Men Zach Provo

Midway Capt. Vinton Maddox

1977 White Rock Narrator

Cross of Iron Sergeant Rolf Steiner

1978 California Suite Pilot in Diana Barrie's Film on Airplane Uncredited

1979 Firepower Fanon

The Muppet Movie El Sleezo Cafe Owner Cameo

Goldengirl Jack Dryden

1980 The Baltimore Bullet Nick Casey

Loving Couples Dr. Walter Kirby

Mr. Patman Patman

1981 High Risk Serrano

Looker John Reston

Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls Henry Bellamy

1985 Martin's Day Lt. Lardner

1986 Death of a Soldier Maj. Patrick Dannenberg

1989 Train to Heaven Gregorius

Call from Space

Short

1990 Young Guns II John Simpson Chisum

1991 Hudson Hawk George Kaplan

1993 The Hit List Peter Mayhew

Deadfall Mike/Lou Donan

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Mr. Crisp

1994 Maverick Commodore Duvall

1995 The Set-Up Jeremiah Cole

1996 The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson Himself

Eraser WitSec Chief Arthur Beller

The Nutty Professor Harlan Hartley

1997 Keys to Tulsa Harmon Shaw

Affliction Glen Whitehouse Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Won – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

1999 Payback Justin Fairfax Uncredited

2000 Intrepid Captain Hal Josephson

The Good Doctor Dr. Samuel Roberts Short

2001 Texas
Texas
Rangers Narrator Uncredited

Proximity Jim Corcoran

The Yellow Bird Rev. Increase Tutwiler Short

The Man from Elysian Fields Alcott

Monsters, Inc. Mr. Henry J. Waternoose III Voice only

2002 Snow Dogs James "Thunder Jack" Johnson

American Gun Martin Tillman

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1957 Studio One in Hollywood Sam Episode: "The Night America Trembled"

1958 Suspicion Carson Episode: "The Voice in the Night"

General Electric Theater Claude Firman Episode: "Ah There, Beau Brummel"

Wagon Train Ike Daggett Episode: "The Millie Davis Story"

1958; 1959 The Restless Gun Vestry / Tom Quinn 2 episodes

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Jack - Outlaw Leader / Mexican Police Captain Uncredited 3 episodes

Alfred Hitchcock Presents Union Sergeant / Andrews 2 episodes

1958; 1961 The Rifleman Ambrose / Cy Parker 2 episodes

1958; 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo Ben Crider / Idaho 2 episodes

1959 Trackdown Joker Wells Episode: "Hard Lines"

State Trooper Dobie Episode: "Hard Money, Soft Touch"

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre Jess Episode: "A Thread of Respect"

Black Saddle Niles Episode: "Client: Steele"

M Squad Harry Blacker Episode: "The Fire Makers"

The Rough Riders Judson Episode: "Deadfall"

The Californians Deputy Anthony Wayne 2 episodes

Johnny Ringo Moss Taylor Episode: "The Arrival"

Whirlybirds Steve Alexander Episode: "Mr. Jinx"

Tombstone Territory Chuck Ashley Episode: "The Gunfighter"

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Buckskin Frank Leslie Episode: "The Noble Outlaws"

The DuPont Show with June Allyson Episode: "The Girl"

The Millionaire Lew Bennett Episode: "Millionaire Timothy Mackail"

1959–1960 Bronco Jesse James / Adam Coverly 2 episodes

Wichita Town Wally / Fletcher 2 episodes

Bat Masterson Leo Talley / Poke Otis 2 episodes

Have Gun – Will Travel Bill Sledge / Jack 2 episodes

Wanted: Dead or Alive Howard Catlett / Jesse Holloway / Henry Turner 3 episodes

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre Doyle / Jess Newton 2 episodes

1959; 1961 Laramie Finch / Gil Spanner 2 episodes

1959; 1961–1962 Bonanza Elmer Trace / Ross Marquette / Pete Jessup 3 episodes

1960 The Texan Cal Gruder Episode: "Friend of the Family"

Sugarfoot Rome Morgan Episode: "Blackwater Swamp"

Men into Space Dr. Narry Episode: "Contraband"

Bourbon Street Beat Buzz Griffin Episode: "Target of Hate"

Peter Gunn Bud Bailey Episode: "The Murder Clause"

The Deputy Coffer Episode: "The Truly Yours"

Tate Jory Episode: "Home Town"

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Episode: "Coat of Arms"

Death Valley Days

"Pamela's Oxen"

Lawman Lank Bailey / Blake Carr 2 episodes

1960–1961 Klondike Jeff Durain / Jefferson Durain 10 episodes

1961 The Murder Men Arthur Troy TV film

The Untouchables Dennis Garrity Episode: "The Jamaica Ginger Story"

The Tall Man John Miller Episode: "The Best Policy"

Stagecoach West Sam Murdock Episode: "Come Home Again"

The Detectives Duke Hawkins Episode: "The Frightened Ones"

The Aquanauts Joe Casey Episode: "River Gold"

1961–1962 Perry Mason General Addison Brand / Donald Fletcher 2 episodes

1962 Naked City Harry Brind Episode: "Goodbye Mama, Hello Auntie Maud"

The Dick Powell Show Charlie Allnut Episode:" The Safari"

Checkmate Gresch Episode: "A Chant of Silence"

Rawhide Colonel Briscoe Episode: "Hostage Child"

Cain's Hundred Arthur Troy Episode: "Blues for a Junkman: Arthur Troy"

1963 Stoney Burke Jamison Episode: "The Test"

Combat! Corporal Arnold Kanger Episode: "Masquerade"

The Greatest Show on Earth Kelly Episode: "Uncaged"

The Eleventh Hour Steve Kowlowski Episode: "Oh, You Shouldn't Have Done It"

The Twilight Zone Major French Episode: "The Old Man in the Cave"

1964 Route 66 Hamar Neilsen Episode: "Kiss the Monster - Make Him Sleep"

The Defenders Earl Chafee Episode: "The Man Who Saved His Country"

1977 The Rockford Files Director Episode: "Irving the Explainer"

1978 The Dain Curse Hamilton Nash Miniseries

1980 Superstunt

TV film

1981 Darkroom (TV series) Host Series

1981 Valley of the Dolls Henry Bellamy Miniseries

1983 Malibu Tom Wharton TV film

Digital Dreams

TV film

1984 Faerie Tale Theatre The Gyspy Episode: "Pinocchio"

Draw! Sam Starret TV film

1985 Sins of the Father Frank Murchison TV film

1986 The Wildest West Show of the Stars Grand Marshall TV film

1990–1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Looten Plunder (voice) 15 episodes

1991 Silverfox Robert Fox TV film

1992 True Facts

TV film

Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 Jim Hathaway TV film

The Fifth Corner Dr. Grandwell 2 episodes

Murder, She Wrote Cyrus Ramsey Episode: "Day of the Dead"

Mastergate Major Manley Battle TV film

1994 Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice Jeffrey Winslow TV film

Greyhounds

TV film

1995 The Avenging Angel Porter Rockwell TV film

Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder Jeffery Winslow TV film

Picket Fences Walter Brock Episode: "Upbringings"

Christmas Reunion Santa TV film

1996 Football America Narrator TV film

Okavango: Africa's Savage Oasis Narrator TV film

The Cherokee Kid Cyrus B. Bloomington TV film

1997 Profiler Charles Vanderhorn 2 episodes

Skeletons Frank Jove TV film

The Second Civil War Jack Buchan TV film

1998 Mr. Murder Drew Oslett, Sr. TV miniseries

Stories from My Childhood The Archbishop (voice) Episode: "The Wild Swans"

1999 Vengeance Unlimited Boone Paladin (voice) Uncredited Episode: "Judgment"

Noah's Ark The Peddler TV film

Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story Morris Gunn TV film

2000 Missing Pieces Atticus Cody TV film

Scene by Scene Himself

2001 Walter and Henry Charlie TV film

2002 Arliss Slaughterhouse Sid Perelli Episode: "The Immortal",

See also[edit]

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United States Army
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References[edit]

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western "Ride Lonesome."  ^ The Restless Gun, DVD, Timeless Media Group ^ Entertainment: Coburn Wins Pact, Role in 'High Wind' He'll Star With Anthony Quinn; Mrs. Ames Pens Kidnaping Tale Hopper, Hedda. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 04 June 1964: A10. ^ 'Star Glitter Is Catching' By Richard L. Coe. The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973) [Washington, D.C] 07 Jan 1968: H1. ^ EASTWOOD SELECTED BOX-OFFICE CHAMPION Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 02 Jan 1974: d17. ^ Burrows, Alyssa (October 21, 2002). "Lee, Bruce (1940-1973), Martial Arts Master and Film Maker". History Link.org. Retrieved April 15, 2017.  ^ "Trivia on What It Costs by Barry Tarshis - Trivia Library".  ^ "Obituary- James Coburn".  ^ "Get to know James Coburn, the ultimate Sixties tough guy".  ^ "The Lion's Roar".  ^ [1] ^ 'Holistic Treatment Relieved Coburn's Pain' By John McKenzie. http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=130005&page=1 ^ 'Coburn beats back tough disease' By Ann Oldenburg. USA Today [McLean, Virginia] 29 Dec 1998: 02.D Life. ^ Valdes-Dapena, Peter (2008-05-19). "$11 million: Ferrari
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Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

1936–1950

Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1936) Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
(1937) Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1938) Thomas Mitchell (1939) Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1940) Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp
(1941) Van Heflin
Van Heflin
(1942) Charles Coburn
Charles Coburn
(1943) Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(1944) James Dunn (1945) Harold Russell
Harold Russell
(1946) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Dean Jagger
Dean Jagger
(1949) George Sanders
George Sanders
(1950)

1951–1975

Karl Malden
Karl Malden
(1951) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1952) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1953) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1954) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1955) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1956) Red Buttons
Red Buttons
(1957) Burl Ives
Burl Ives
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1960) George Chakiris
George Chakiris
(1961) Ed Begley
Ed Begley
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1964) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1965) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1966) George Kennedy
George Kennedy
(1967) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1968) Gig Young
Gig Young
(1969) John Mills
John Mills
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1974) George Burns
George Burns
(1975)

1976–2000

Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1977) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Don Ameche
Don Ameche
(1985) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1988) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1997) James Coburn
James Coburn
(1998) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000)

2001–present

Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2004) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2005) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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