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Charles Bronson is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 3 november 1921 at Pennsylvania (USA)

Charles Bronson

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Birth name Charles Dennis Buchinsky
Nationality USA
Birth 3 november 1921 at Pennsylvania (USA)
Death 30 august 2003 (at 81 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky; November 3, 1921 – August 30, 2003) was an American film and television actor.

He starred in films such as Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape, Rider on the Rain, The Mechanic, and the Death Wish series. He was often cast in the role of a police officer, gunfighter, or vigilante in revenge-oriented plot lines. He had long collaborations with film directors Michael Winner and J. Lee Thompson. In 1965, he was featured as Major Wolenski in Battle of the Bulge.

Biography

His first marriage was to Harriet Tendler, whom he met when both were fledgling actors in Philadelphia. They had two children before divorcing in 1965. She wrote in her memoir that she "was an 18-year-old virgin when she met the 26-year-old Charlie Buchinsky at a Philadelphia acting school in 1947. Two years later, with the grudging consent of her father, a successful, Jewish dairy farmer, she wed the Catholic Lithuanian and former coal miner; supporting them both while Charlie pursued their acting dream. On their first date, he had four cents in his pocket — and went on, now as Charles Bronson, to become one of the highest paid actors in the country."

Bronson was then married again to British actress Jill Ireland from October 5, 1968, until her death in 1990. He had met her in 1962, when she was married to Scottish actor David McCallum. At the time, Bronson (who shared the screen with McCallum in The Great Escape) reportedly told him, "I'm going to marry your wife". The Bronsons lived in a grand Bel Air mansion in Los Angeles with seven children: two by his previous marriage, three by hers (one of whom was adopted) and two of their own (another one of whom was adopted). After they married, she often played his leading lady, and they starred in fourteen films together.

In order to maintain a close family, they would load up everyone and take them to wherever filming was taking place, so that they could all be together. They spent time in a colonial farmhouse on 260 acres (1.1 km) in West Windsor, Vermont. Jill Ireland raised horses and provided training for their daughter Zuleika so that she could perform at the higher levels of horse showing. The Vermont farm, "Zuleika Farm", was named for the only natural child between them. During the late 1980s through the mid-1990s Bronson regularly spent winter holidays vacationing with his family in Snowmass, Colorado.

On May 18, 1990, aged 54, after a long battle with the disease, Jill Ireland died of breast cancer at their home in Malibu, California. In December 1998, Bronson was married a third time to Kim Weeks, a former employee of Dove Audio who had helped record Ireland in the production of her audiobooks. The couple were married for five years until Bronson's death in 2003.


Death
Bronson's health deteriorated in later years, and he retired from acting after undergoing hip-replacement surgery in 1998. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease in his final years. Bronson died of pneumonia at age 81 on August 30, 2003 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was interred at Brownsville Cemetery in West Windsor, Vermont.

Best films

The Dirty Dozen (1967)
(Actor)
Death Wish II (1982)
(Actor)
Death Wish (1974)
(Actor)
The Sandpiper (1965)
(Actor)
The Great Escape (1963)
(Actor)
Vera Cruz (1954)
(Actor)

Usually with

Jill Ireland
Jill Ireland
(17 films)
Menahem Golan
Menahem Golan
(10 films)
John Sturges
John Sturges
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Charles Bronson (95 films)

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The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films, 1h26
Origin Israel
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about religion, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus, Sylvester Stallone, Jon Voight, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Charles Bronson
Roles Himself
Rating65% 3.29193.29193.29193.29193.2919
In the 1980s, two Israeli cousins (Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus) had an impact on Hollywood by producing over 300 films and starting one of the most successful independent production companies, Cannon Films. Their complex and differing personalities made them successful and eventually led to their downfall.
Family of Cops III - Under Suspicion, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Charles Bronson, Sebastian Spence, Barbara Williams, Torri Higginson, Nicole de Boer, Sean McCann
Roles Paul Fein
Rating58% 2.905342.905342.905342.905342.90534
Le groupe de policiers, dirigé par la commandant Paul Fein va tenter de démêler une affaire de pots-de-vin dans le milieu politique, de corruption de policiers et de blanchiment d'argent...
Family of Cops II - Breach of Faith, 1h40
Directed by David Greene
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Charles Bronson, Angela Featherstone, Barbara Williams, Sebastian Spence
Roles Commissioner Paul Fein
Rating57% 2.8593252.8593252.8593252.8593252.859325
Le commandant Paul Fein, un policier, enquête sur l'assassinat d'un prêtre. Une seule piste semble l'intéresser, celle des tueurs de la mafia russe. Mais son opiniâtreté commence à agacer les parrains du milieu, qui décident d'organiser la contre-attaque. Intimidations et menaces ne parviennent pas à faire fléchir le justicier, qui campe sur ses positions. Les malfrats enlèvent alors toute sa famille et la détiennent en otage. Fein hésite, entre ses devoirs professionnels et les inquiétudes naturelles du père de famille qu'il est. Habilement, il essaie de jouer sur les deux tableaux.
Family of Cops, 1h30
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Charles Bronson, Daniel Baldwin, Angela Featherstone, Sebastian Spence, Kate Trotter, Simon MacCorkindale
Roles Paul Fein
Rating57% 2.8595352.8595352.8595352.8595352.859535
Milwaukee, WI Police Department Inspector Paul Fein (Charles Bronson) is a veteran police commander whose son Ben is a senior police detective, and his son Eddie (Sebastian Spence) is also a cop assigned to the department's Patrol Bureau. Paul is assigned to investigate the murder of a prominent businessman, and he soon learns that the field of suspects has been narrowed down to two—the victim's sexually freewheeling wife Anna (Lesley-Anne Down), and Paul's wild-child daughter Jackie (Angela Featherstone). Neither Paul, Ben, nor Eddie believe that Jackie could have committed the murder, and soon Paul is using himself as a decoy in a bid to find out more about what Anna does and doesn't know about her husband's death.
Death Wish V: The Face of Death, 1h35
Directed by Allan A. Goldstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Christmas films, Auto-justice
Actors Charles Bronson, Lesley-Anne Down, Michael Parks, Robert Joy, Saul Rubinek, Erica Lancaster
Roles Paul Kersey
Rating49% 2.4519252.4519252.4519252.4519252.451925
Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) returns to New York City under the name Paul Stewart. He is invited by girlfriend Olivia Regent (Lesley-Anne Down) to a fashion show. Backstage, mobster Tommy O’Shea (Michael Parks) and his goons muscle in on the action. Tommy then threatens Olivia, who is his ex-wife and mother to their daughter Chelsea (Erica Lancaster).
La Classe américaine, 1h10
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Dustin Hoffman, Burt Lancaster, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Lana Turner
Roles Indian (Archive footage)
Rating80% 4.0378854.0378854.0378854.0378854.037885
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.")
Donato and Daughter, 1h30
Directed by Rod Holcomb
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime, Politic
Actors Dana Delany, Charles Bronson, Xander Berkeley, Jenette Goldstein, Louis Giambalvo, Marc Alaimo
Roles Sgt. Mike Donato
Rating61% 3.0967453.0967453.0967453.0967453.096745
Deux flics, un père et sa fille qui ont eu une relation glaciale pendant une longue période, doivent faire équipe pour arrêter un prédateur sexuel / tueur en série brutal qui vise religieuses.
Donato and Daughter
Directed by Rod Holcomb
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Charles Bronson, Dana Delany, Xander Berkeley, Jenette Goldstein, Louis Giambalvo, Marc Alaimo
Roles Sgt. Mike Donato
Rating61% 3.0967453.0967453.0967453.0967453.096745
Deux flics, un père et sa fille qui ont eu une relation glaciale pendant une longue période, doivent faire équipe pour arrêter un prédateur sexuel / tueur en série brutal qui vise religieuses.
La classe américaine, 39minutes
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster
Roles Indian (Archive footage)
Rating80% 4.0379254.0379254.0379254.0379254.037925
Diffusé pour les fêtes de fin d'année, ce second détournement 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, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Elvis Presley, James Stewart
Roles Indian (Archive footage)
Rating80% 4.0379254.0379254.0379254.0379254.037925
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...
The Indian Runner, 2h7
Directed by Sean Penn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Musical films
Actors Viggo Mortensen, David Morse, Patricia Arquette, Valeria Golino, Charles Bronson, Sandy Dennis
Roles Mr. Roberts
Rating70% 3.548043.548043.548043.548043.54804
The story, set in 1960s Nebraska, involves two very different brothers: small-town deputy sheriff Joe and criminal Frank Roberts.
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects, 1h37
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about pedophilia, Rape and revenge films
Actors Charles Bronson, Perry Lopez, Peggy Lipton, Bill McKinney, Juan Fernández de Alarcón, Nicole Eggert
Roles Lieutenant Crowe
Rating55% 2.7504552.7504552.7504552.7504552.750455
Hiroshi Hada, a Japanese businessman in a troubled marriage, sees a woman being groped in a crowded Tokyo subway. He is fascinated by the fact that she moans silently, involuntarily orgasms, but does not cry out or let people know she is being sexually molested. When Hada is transferred to Los Angeles, he has too much to drink at a business party and tries to imitate what he saw by groping a Caucasian school girl while riding a crowded bus. But unlike the Japanese woman that Hada saw in Japan, the American girl screams. Hada runs away, but is robbed and beaten by a mugger. Meanwhile, several innocent Asian men are beaten by bystanders who suspect that one of them is the man who groped the girl.
Messenger of Death, 1h31
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Charles Bronson, Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill, Daniel Benzali, Marilyn Hassett, John Ireland
Roles Garret Smith
Rating56% 2.804442.804442.804442.804442.80444
Children play outside a rural Colorado home. They belong to Orville Beecham (Charles Dierkop) and his three wives. Two masked men pull up in a truck and wait for the children to go inside. They proceed to kill the three mothers, who are sister wives, and then the kids. The police arrive before the father, Orville, who returns to find his family massacred.
Assassination, 1h45
Directed by Peter Hunt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Stephen Elliott, Michael Ansara, Frank Zagarino, Kathryn Leigh Scott
Roles Jay Killion
Rating52% 2.60362.60362.60362.60362.6036
Jay Killian (Charles Bronson) is a senior member of the Secret Service. On the day before the Inauguration of the new president, Killian has just returned from a six-month sick leave. He is given a new assignment: to protect the First Lady, Lara Royce Craig (Jill Ireland).
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown, 1h36
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Auto-justice
Actors Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz, John P. Ryan, Perry Lopez, Soon-Tek Oh, George Dickerson
Roles Paul Kersey
Rating54% 2.7015452.7015452.7015452.7015452.701545
A woman in a parking garage has trouble starting her car. Three thugs appear, force her out, and begin to rape her when Paul Kersey appears out of nowhere. He shoots the first two to death and wounds the third. Kersey blocks the exit, where the third mugger pleads for his life. Paul shoots him and then rolls the criminal over with his foot and reveals him to be himself. The assault turns out to just a bad dream Kersey was having.