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Charles Durning is a Actor American born on 28 february 1923 at Highland Falls (USA)

Charles Durning

Charles Durning
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Birth name Charles Edward Durning
Nationality USA
Birth 28 february 1923 at Highland Falls (USA)
Death 24 december 2012 (at 89 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Legion of Honour, Bronze Star Medal

Charles Edward Durning (February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012) was an American actor, with appearances in over 200 movies, television shows and plays. Durning's memorable roles included The Sting (1973) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975), along with the comedies The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), Tootsie (1982), and To Be or Not to Be (1983).

Biography

Au cours de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il sert en Europe et subit plusieurs blessures.

Après guerre, il entre à l'American Academy of Dramatic Arts de New York, mais découragé, il abandonne le métier d'acteur pour de petits boulots, chauffeur de taxi ou barman.

Il revient au spectacle, théâtre en 1962, puis cinéma en 1965 mais c'est avec Brian De Palma que sa carrière décollera véritablement puisque le cinéaste le fait tourner à trois reprises dans Hi, Mom! en 1970, Sœurs de sang en 1973 et Furie en 1978.

Excellent second rôle, comme en témoignent ses prestations de flic sympa dans Un après-midi de chien auprès d'Al Pacino ou d'amoureux transi de Dustin Hoffman dans Tootsie, il s'impose dans des compositions d'américain moyen.

Il incarne à nouveau un flic et tient un des rôles principaux de Terreur sur la ligne en 1979.

Son interprétation comique du Colonel Erhardt dans la version de 1983 de To Be or Not to Be produite par Mel Brooks fut particulièrement remarquée.

À la télévision, Durning joue le curé de famille Barone, le père Hubley, un personnage récurrent dans Tout le monde aime Raymond. Il prête également sa voix au personnage de Francis Griffin dans la série animée Les Griffin. Il apparait dans la série télévisée de FX Rescue Me : Les Héros du 11 septembre, jouant Mike Gavin, le père pompier retraité du personnage principal interprété par Denis Leary.

Il livre une interprétation remarquable d'un vétéran de la Marine dans l'épisode Call of Silence de la seconde saison de la série télévisée policière NCIS, diffusée le 23 novembre 2004. Son personnage se tourne vers les autorités, réclamant d'être poursuivi pour avoir assassiné son camarade lors d'un combat féroce sur Iwo Jima six décennies plus tôt. En 2005, Durning est nommé pour un Emmy Award pour ce rôle.

Pour ses nombreux rôles à la télévision, il a reçu neuf nominations aux Emmy Awards. Il a également reçu l'Oscar du meilleur acteur dans un second rôle pour The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas en 1982 et pour To Be or Not to Be en 1983. Il a remporté un Golden Globe en 1990 pour son rôle dans The Kennedys of Massachusetts de Lamont Johnson. Cette même année, il a remporté un Tony Award pour sa performance dans Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Il a reçu deux Drama Desk Awards pour ses performances dans That Championship Season et Third.

En 1999, Durning a été intronisé au Theater Hall of Fame on Broadway. Il a reçu le prix pour l'ensemble de son œuvre lors de la 14e cérémonie annuelle des Screen Actors Guild Awards le 27 janvier 2008. Le 31 juillet 2008, on a inauguré son étoile sur le Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Charles Durning meurt de causes naturelles à son domicile à Manhattan le 24 décembre 2012, à l'âge de 89 ans et sera enterré au cimetière national d'Arlington.

Best films

Tootsie (1982)
(Actor)
The Sting (1973)
(Actor)
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
(Actor)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
(Actor)
The Final Countdown (1980)
(Actor)

Usually with

Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(9 films)
Fred Walton
Fred Walton
(4 films)
Carol Kane
Carol Kane
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Charles Durning (107 films)

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Actor

King of the Elves
Directed by Chris Williams
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Hayden Christensen, Derek Stephen Prince, Kevin Michael Richardson, Charles Durning

À force d'aider un groupe d'elfes désespérés, un habitant du Delta du Mississippi est désigné comme leur roi. Mais, un jour alors qu'il les aide à fuir un dangereux troll, il se retrouve pris au milieu d'un périple plein de dangers, qui pourrait donner un nouveau sens à sa vie.
When a Stranger Calls Back, 1h34
Directed by Fred Walton
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Charles Durning, Carol Kane, Jill Schoelen, Jerry Wasserman, Babz Chula, Kevin McNulty
Roles John Clifford
Rating61% 3.0982553.0982553.0982553.0982553.098255
Julia Jenz (Jill Schoelen) arrives at Dr. Schifrin's house for a routine baby-sitting gig. Soon after Dr. Schifrin and his wife leave, a mysterious man knocks on the door. The man tells Julia that his car is broken down and asks to come inside to use the phone. Julia refuses but agrees to call his auto club. The phone is dead. Afraid to divulge that the phone is dead, Julia lies and says that she called the auto club. The auto club never arrives, so the man returns continuously to ask for help. Hoping he goes away, Julia continues to lie, but the conversations become increasingly sinister. Meanwhile, around the house, Julia vaguely notices things turning up out of place. Soon, however, it becomes obvious that someone is moving in and out of the house, at which time Julia discovers the children have been abducted. The intruder eventually comes after her; she narrowly escapes. It is revealed that the children Julia babysat were never found or heard from again.
The Life Zone
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Robert Loggia, Lindsey Haun, Martin Kove, Angela Little, Blanche Baker, Charles Durning
Roles James Wise
Rating20% 1.003971.003971.003971.003971.00397
Alors qu'elles étaient sur le point de se faire faire une IVG, trois femmes enceintes sont séquestrées par une doctoresse opposé à l'avortement.
Break
Break (2009)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Chad Everett, David Carradine, Sarah Thompson, Charles Durning, Michael Madsen, Mackenzie Firgens
Roles The Wise Man
Rating38% 1.9438551.9438551.9438551.9438551.943855
A terminally ill crime boss, known only as The Man, hires a hit man named Frank to carry out his own assassination as well as the assassination of The Woman he loves. When The Woman turns out to be Frank's long lost lover, he turns against The Man becoming the target himself.
Amazing Racer
Directed by Frank E. Johnson
Origin USA
Actors Julianne Michelle, Claire Forlani, Eric Roberts, Louis Gossett Jr., Daryl Hannah, Jason Gedrick
Roles Floyd
Rating54% 2.7146452.7146452.7146452.7146452.714645
A 17-year-old girl (Julianne Michelle) faces and overcomes hardship with the discovery of the mother she never knew and with her love for a hobbled horse named Rainbow. With her father dying in the earliest moments of the film Shannon has to learn from a friend of the family that her father participated in kidnapping her from her mother (Christine) moments after birth. Once the hospital therapist is through with her she ends up moving from Florida to Pennsylvania where Christine lives and works as a neo-natal pediatrician. She gets involved in the lives of Christine's boyfriend Eric and his nephew Brandon and niece Rio. They have a stables that works in harness racing and have been bringing along a filly named Rainbow who takes very strongly to Shannon. Eric and those around him are targets of a spiteful grudge held by the rich Mitchell Prescott who buys the filly for $15,000 in a claiming race she was entered in for experience. Mitchell runs Rainbow into the ground, having her beaten until nearly dead for the sin of having a mind of her own and an unshakable preference for Shannon, then sells her off to the knackers. Eric is alerted to this and tracks down the horse van en route to the location where Rainbow is due to be slaughtered and buys her back for $400. The filly is returned to Shannon's care and a trainer with a murky past (Max) is given the task to return her to health and soundness. They move Rainbow to a neighboring farm to train her to racing fitness while avoiding a spy at Parker stables. The culmination is at the Pennsylvania Cup harness race.
Far North
Far North (2008)
, 1h29
Directed by Asif Kapadia
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Michelle Yeoh, Michelle Krusiec, Sean Bean, Donald Moffat, Charles Durning, Patricia Arquette
Rating60% 3.04963.04963.04963.04963.0496
The film opens up with a voiceover of a woman named Saiva telling the listener that a shaman said she was cursed at birth and would bring harm to anyone she cared for. While she and a young woman named Anja are camping in a subarctic region of Siberia, in desperation, she takes one of her sled dogs and slits after calming it, slits it throat, foreshadowing the shaman's prophecy about her birth. She and Anja then set out to relocate their camp. On the way, they almost get caught by Soviet/Russian soldiers. Fearing the worst, Saiva ventures out with Anja into the far north to the arctic tundra, passing abandoned telephone wire trees and to the area where she believes no one would ever find them. After a long paddle north, they pitch camp on a beach, where they set up their yurt.
iMurders
iMurders (2008)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about computing
Actors Gabrielle Anwar, William Forsythe, Tony Todd, Frank Grillo, Terri Conn, Wilson Jermaine Heredia
Roles Dr. Seamus St. Martin
Rating39% 1.9680851.9680851.9680851.9680851.968085
When the participants of an internet chat room are brutally murdered in succession, one person's past holds the key to the gruesome mystery.
The Golden Boys
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors David Carradine, Bruce Dern, Mariel Hemingway, Rip Torn, Charles Durning, John Savage
Roles John Bartlett
Rating60% 3.0019553.0019553.0019553.0019553.001955
A romantic comedy, set on Cape Cod in 1905, about three 70-year-old retired sea captains who try to lure an attractive, middle-aged woman into marriage.
A Bunch of Amateurs, 1h36
Directed by Andy Cadiff
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television
Actors Burt Reynolds, Imelda Staunton, Derek Jacobi, Samantha Bond, Michael Wildman, Lucy Akhurst
Roles Charlie Rosenberg
Rating61% 3.050693.050693.050693.050693.05069
A leading Hollywood star is attracted to Britain to play the title role in King Lear at "Stratford" believing he will be appearing onstage at the prestigious RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Instead he finds he has signed on with the "Stratford Players" in the Suffolk village of Stratford St John. He goes to Britain with his career on the downturn and having problems with his daughter who is an aspiring actress on the fringes of the New York theatre world. The local villagers are somewhat of a motley crew and are naturally delighted to have such an - albeit fading - star playing with them. Reynolds plays a typically brash American with no time for manners, and displays an appalling lack of class, considering himself too big for this lowly setting. The transition to humble actor, happy to play with the British actors takes some time, but eventually Reynolds is reconciled with his estranged daughter and accepts that he is no better, in terms of spirit and enthusiasm, than his amateur colleagues.
Deal
Deal (2008)
, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Jeu, Poker
Actors Bret Harrison, Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, Vincent Van Patten, Jennifer Tilly, Shannon Elizabeth
Roles Charlie Adler
Rating54% 2.7016952.7016952.7016952.7016952.701695
Alex Stillman (Bret Harrison) is a law student who plays poker online and in home games. He competes in an online tournament where the final table is played live on TV. Alex reaches the final table, but is eliminated first after being outmatched by professional player Karen "The Razor" Jones. The final table broadcast is watched by retired player Tommy Vinson (Burt Reynolds), who feels that Alex has potential as a player but could use his help. Vinson tracks Alex down at a cash game and offers him his business card, which Alex refuses until Tommy impresses him by reading his last hand.
Good Dick
Good Dick (2008)

Directed by Marianna Palka
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Marianna Palka, Jason Ritter, Tom Arnold, Mark Webber, Martin Starr, Eric Edelstein
Roles Charlie
Rating63% 3.1989053.1989053.1989053.1989053.198905
Jason Ritter plays a video store clerk who stalks, spies on and manipulates a reclusive woman, played by Marianna Palka who often comes to the video store where he works and rents soft-core porn. Eventually, despite his strong optimism, her dislike of sex and resulting defensiveness drives them apart. It is revealed toward the end of the film that her dislike of both sex and relationships was fueled by sexual abuse at the hands of her father. The film ends with a confrontation with her father, and ultimately Ritter's character reuniting with her.