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Burt Lancaster is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Thanks American born on 2 november 1913 at New York City (USA)

Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster
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Birth name Burton Stephen Lancaster
Nationality USA
Birth 2 november 1913 at New York City (USA)
Death 20 october 1994 (at 80 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor

Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes, and distinctive smile (which he called "The Grin"). After initially building his career in "tough guy" roles, Lancaster abandoned his all-American image in the late 1950s in favor of more complex and challenging roles, and came to be regarded as one of the best motion picture actors in history.

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 companies in Hollywood in the 1950s, making movies such as Marty (1955), Trapeze (1956), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), and Separate Tables (1958).

In 1999, the American Film Institute named Lancaster 19th among the greatest male star of classic Hollywood cinema.


Marriages and relationships

Lancaster vigorously guarded his private life. He was married three times. His first two marriages — to June Ernst from 1935 to 1946 and to Norma Anderson from 1946 to 1969 - ended in divorce. His third marriage, to Susan Martin, was from September 1990 until his death in 1994. All five of his children were with Norma Anderson: Bill, who became a screenwriter, James, Susan, Joanna, and Sighle (pronounced Sheila). He claimed he was romantically involved with Deborah Kerr during the filming of From Here to Eternity in 1953. However, Kerr stated that while there was a spark of attraction, nothing ever happened. He did have an affair with Joan Blondell. In her 1980 autobiography, Shelley Winters claimed to have had a long affair with him.

Political views
Lancaster was a vocal supporter of liberal political causes, and frequently spoke out in support of racial minorities, including at the March on Washington in 1963. He was a vocal opponent of the Vietnam War and political movements such as McCarthyism, and he helped pay for the successful defense of a soldier accused of "fragging" (murdering) another soldier during the war. In 1968, Lancaster actively supported the presidential candidacy of antiwar Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota, and frequently spoke on his behalf during the Democratic primaries. He heavily campaigned for George McGovern in the 1972 presidential election. In 1985, Lancaster joined the fight against AIDS after his close friend, Rock Hudson, contracted the disease. He campaigned for Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential election.

Best films

Airport (1970)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
The Professionals (1966)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Trapeze (1956)
Atlantic City (1980)

Usually with

Harold Hecht
Harold Hecht
(17 films)
Roland Kibbee
Roland Kibbee
(8 films)
Nick Cravat
Nick Cravat
(12 films)
Edith Head
Edith Head
(13 films)
Lynn Stalmaster
Lynn Stalmaster
(10 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Burt Lancaster (92 films)

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Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's “Island of Dr. Moreau”, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Fairuza Balk, Richard Stanley, Robert Shaye, Michael Gingold, Edward R. Pressman, Marco Hofschneider
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating74% 3.738663.738663.738663.738663.73866
In Lost Soul Gregory looks at the filming of The Island of Dr. Moreau, specifically the period during which director Richard Stanley spent on the project. Stanley was brought on to the project early but was fired only a few days after principal photography began and was replaced by John Frankenheimer. The documentary looks into Stanley's vision for the film, as he had spent years working on the movie's script and had intended for Bruce Willis to star as Edward, a role that was later given to Val Kilmer- a move that Stanley viewed as a mistake. Lost Soul features interviews with several people involved with the movie's production and focuses on various aspects of the film, including numerous changes to the script and reports that Kilmer was difficult to deal with on set.
La Classe américaine, 1h10
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Burt Lancaster, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot
Roles José (archive footage)
Rating78% 3.9367853.9367853.9367853.9367853.936785
The film begins with the following lines appearing on screen, complete with deliberate spelling mistakes: "Attention! Ce flim n'est pas un flim sur le cyclimse. Merci de votre compréhension." ("Attention! This flim is not a flim about cyclign. Thank you for your understanding.")
La Classe américaine, 39minutes
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot, Steve McQueen
Roles José (archive footage)
Rating73% 3.668863.668863.668863.668863.66886
Diffusé pour les fêtes de fin d'année, ce second détournement (qui fait suite à Derrick contre Superman) est un Ça cartoon déjanté mêlant des séquences originales présenté par Valérie Payet et Philippe Dana à des extraits redoublés de dessins animés avec Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck... et de films avec Steve McQueen, Burt Lancaster, Jack Nicholson, Jean Gabin, etc. Il s'agit du second des trois téléfilms du Grand Détournement.
La Classe américaine
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot, Paul Newman
Roles José (archive footage)
Rating78% 3.9367853.9367853.9367853.9367853.936785
George Abitbol, l'homme le plus classe du monde, meurt tragiquement lors d'une croisière. Dans un dernier souffle, il murmure : « Monde de merde ». Pourquoi ? Ces mots intriguent le rédacteur en chef d'un quotidien américain. Il dépêche ses trois meilleurs enquêteurs : Dave, Peter et Steven (prononcer « Pétère et Stéveune ») pour éclaircir ce mystère...
Separate But Equal, 3h14
Directed by George Stevens Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Graham Beckel, Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Gloria Foster, Richard Kiley, Tommy Hollis
Roles John W. Davis
Rating74% 3.7401353.7401353.7401353.7401353.740135
The issue before the United States Supreme Court is whether the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution mandates the individual states to desegregate public schools; that is, whether the nation's "separate but equal" policy heretofore upheld under the law, is unconstitutional. The issue is placed before the Court by Brown v. Board of Education and its companion case, Briggs v. Elliott. Many of the justices personally believe segregation is morally unacceptable, but have difficulty justifying the idea legally under the 14th Amendment. Marshall and Davis argue their respective cases. Marshall argues the equal protection clause extends far enough to the states to prohibit segregated schools. Davis counters that control of public schools is a "state's rights" issue that Congress never intended to be covered by the 14th Amendment when it was passed.
Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair, 3h
Directed by Alberto Negrin
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about hijackings
Actors Burt Lancaster, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Culp, Renzo Montagnani, Dominique Sanda, Rebecca Schaeffer
Roles Leon Klinghoffer
Rating60% 3.0005753.0005753.0005753.0005753.000575
One day, all are waiting for a ride of twelve days of quietness and relaxation aboard the Italian luxury cruise ship Achille Lauro. Everyone seems happy and content. No members of the passengers suspect that four Palestinian terrorists are among them. The most dangerous of all is their leader Molqi (Joseph Nasser). Among the hostages are Mr. Leon Klinghoffer (Burt Lancaster), and his wife Mrs Marilyn Klinghoffer.
The Phantom of the Opera (miniseries), 2h48
Directed by Tony Richardson
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Horror, Musical, Romance
Actors Charles Dance, Theresa Polo, Adam Storke, Burt Lancaster, Ian William Richardson, Andréa Ferréol
Roles Gerard Carriere
Rating73% 3.693993.693993.693993.693993.69399
The Phantom of the Opera (Charles Dance) is a disfigured musician named Erik who lives below the Opéra Garnier in Paris. He has a large part in managing each performance through his friend Gerard Carriere (Burt Lancaster). The Phantom's life changes when Carriere is dismissed and the opera hires a new manager, Choleti. Choleti's wife Carlotta is a spoiled woman with a bad personality and terrible voice to match; it is obvious that Choleti bought his way into the managership to further his wife's career. The Phantom takes an instant dislike to them both. Choleti and Carlotta refuse to listen to warnings about the "ghost" who haunts the opera house, even when Joseph Buquet, Carlotta's wardrobe man, goes down below and does not return (his is later found to have been killed). Christine Daae (Teri Polo) comes to the Paris Opera House in search of voice lessons that Phillipe, the Comte de Chagny promised her, learning that she is not the first pretty face that Phillipe brought there. Carlotta initially dismisses her, but upon learning that Christine "has a patron who is powerful" states that Christine can work in the costume department in Buquet's place. Christine has no home or money, but Jean-Claude, the doorman, lets her stay in a storage room in the Opera House. That night, Christine wanders onto the stage and sings to the empty theater. The Phantom is immediately entranced by her voice. Hiding in the orchestra pit, he tells her that her voice is miraculous but untrained, and with proper technique her singing could reach its full potential. He offers to be her teacher, but must remain anonymous; that is why he wears a mask. They begin lessons, and the Phantom falls deeper in love with her. When she asks of his opinion on the Comte de Chagny, he replies "he is unworthy of you. He comes to the Opera for the wrong reasons ... he comes for the beauty of faces rather than the beauty of music.
Field of Dreams, 1h47
Directed by Phil Alden Robinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Time travel films, Baseball films, Ghost films
Actors Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Timothy Busfield, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster
Roles Doc "Moonlight" Graham
Rating74% 3.747783.747783.747783.747783.74778
Ray Kinsella is a novice Iowa farmer who lives with his wife Annie and daughter Karin. In the opening narration, Ray explains how he had a troubled relationship with his father, John Kinsella, who had been a devoted baseball fan. While walking through his cornfield one evening, Ray hears a voice whispering, "If you build it, he will come." Ray continues hearing the voice before finally seeing a vision of a baseball diamond in his field. Annie is skeptical of his vision, but she allows Ray to plow the corn under in order to build a baseball field. As Ray builds the field, he tells Karin the story of baseball's 1919 Black Sox Scandal. As months pass and nothing happens at the field, Ray's family faces financial ruin until, one night, Karin spots a uniformed man in the field. Ray recognizes the man as Shoeless Joe Jackson, a deceased baseball player idolized by Ray's father. Thrilled to be able to play baseball again, Joe asks to bring others to the field to play. He later returns with the seven other players banned as a result of the 1919 scandal.
The Jeweller's Shop, 1h28
Directed by Michael Anderson
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Burt Lancaster, Olivia Hussey, Daniel Olbrychski, Ben Cross, Jonathan Crombie, Jo Champa
Roles The Jeweller
Rating58% 2.900312.900312.900312.900312.90031
In this romantic story The Jeweller (Burt Lancaster) sells wedding rings to a young couple and teaches them some precious truths about the meaning of love and marriage. The jeweller also helps another couple to fight for their troubled marriage, rebuilding their relationship. The reborn love between this second couple teaches their daughter that a loving marriage is possible, and she eventually accepts the marriage proposal from the first couple's son.
Rocket Gibraltar, 1h39
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Burt Lancaster, Patricia Clarkson, Macaulay Culkin, Suzy Amis, Angela Goethals, Frances Conroy
Roles Levi Rockwell
Rating65% 3.293933.293933.293933.293933.29393
Levi Rockwell is a retired, widowed Hollywood screenwriter and patriarch who reunites his entire family at his Long Island estate for his 77th birthday, but personal and social problems abound. His four children, son Rolo, and daughters Ruby, Rose and Aggie arrive, along with their spouses and children, to help him celebrate his 77th birthday. During the course of the family reunion, Levi's health begins to fail and he passes on a sentimental request that he be given a 'Viking Funeral' after his death. With his adult children consumed by their own personal worries, the grandchildren honors Levi's last wishes.
The Betrothed (TV miniseries), 7h30
Actors Burt Lancaster, Franco Nero, Helmut Berger, Fernando Rey
Rating62% 3.1439753.1439753.1439753.1439753.143975
This script must be run from the command line
Control (1987)
, 1h46
Directed by Giuliano Montaldo
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Burt Lancaster, Ben Gazzara, Kate Nelligan, Kate Reid, Ingrid Thulin, Erland Josephson
Roles Dr. Herbert Monroe
Rating59% 2.950812.950812.950812.950812.95081
This story takes place during an experiment concerning psychological effects of mental fatigue on those locked in a fallout shelter for a long period of time. Twelve subjects are locked in a nuclear fallout shelter to see how long they can endure before mental breakdown occurs. After the experiment Dr. Herbert Monroe (Burt Lancaster) tells the world about this terrifying experiment and its outcome.
Tough Guys
Tough Guys (1986)
, 1h44
Directed by Jeff Kanew
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charles Durning, Eli Wallach, Darlanne Fluegel, Dana Carvey
Roles Harry Doyle
Rating61% 3.0975853.0975853.0975853.0975853.097585
Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Long (Douglas) are gangsters who've served a 30-year prison sentence for hijacking a Southern Pacific train called The Gold Coast Flyer, ready to collect Social Security.