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George Burns is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 20 january 1896 at New York City (USA)

George Burns

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Birth name Nathan Birnbaum
Nationality USA
Birth 20 january 1896 at New York City (USA)
Death 9 march 1996 (at 100 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

George Burns (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, actor, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, film, radio, and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar-smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three-quarters of a century.

When Burns was 79, he had a sudden career revival as an amiable, beloved and unusually active comedy elder statesman in the 1975 film The Sunshine Boys, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He continued to work until shortly before his death, in 1996, at the age of 100, of cardiac arrest in his home.

Best films

The Sunshine Boys (1975)

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Filmography of George Burns (31 films)

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Radioland Murders, 1h52
Directed by Charles Martin Smith, Mel Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Radio, Children's films
Actors Brian Benben, Tom Hanks, Mary Stuart Masterson, Michael Lerner, Scott Michael Campbell, Ned Beatty
Roles Milt Lackey
Rating63% 3.1500753.1500753.1500753.1500753.150075
In 1939, a new radio network based at station WBN in Chicago, Illinois begins its inaugural night. The station's owner, General Walt Whalen, depends on his employees to impress main sponsor Bernie King. This includes writer Roger Henderson, assistant director Penny Henderson (Roger's wife, seeking divorce), page boy Billy Budget, engineer Max Applewhite, conductor Rick Rochester, announcer Dexter Morris, director Walt Whalen, Jr. and stage manager Herman Katzenback. After King commissions rewrites on the radio scripts, the WBN writers get angry, adding to the fact that they have not been paid in weeks.
A Century of Cinema, 1h12
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Attenborough, Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Milton Berle, George Burns
Roles Himself
Rating56% 2.8124052.8124052.8124052.8124052.812405
Un siècle de cinéma vu par quelques-uns de ses plus prestigieux représentants…
18 Again!
18 Again! (1988)
, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors George Burns, Charlie Schlatter, Tony Roberts, Miriam Flynn, Red Buttons, Anita Morris
Roles Jack Watson / David Watson
Rating58% 2.9009652.9009652.9009652.9009652.900965
Jack Watson (George Burns) is a millionaire playboy and businessman who is about to turn 81 years old just as his grandson David (Charlie Schlatter) is about to turn 18, but Jack laments his old age and wishes to get back to his teens once more. When an accident switches their souls, Jack gets to live his grandson's life and all that it entails: school, sports and romance. Unfortunately, David gets the "short end of the deal," as not only is he trapped in his grandfather's 81-year-old body, but he is also in a coma. The only one who knows the truth is his longtime friend Charlie (Red Buttons), whom Jack was able to convince by recounting experiences only they knew.
Oh, God! You Devil, 1h37
Directed by Paul Bogart
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy
Actors George Burns, Ted Wass, Ron Silver, Roxanne Hart, Eugene Roche, Janet Brandt
Roles God / Harry O. Tophet
Rating55% 2.7530252.7530252.7530252.7530252.753025
Burns plays the dual roles of both God and the Devil. The Devil — Harry O. Tophet — is a lively character, taking pleasure in petty acts of PG-rated malice, such as making a waiter fall into a pool.
Oh, God! Book II, 1h34
Directed by Gilbert Cates
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney, Louanne Sirota, Howard Duff, Conrad Janis
Roles God
Rating52% 2.6039652.6039652.6039652.6039652.603965
In this sequel, God asks the help of 11-year-old Tracy Richards (Louanne Sirota) to help promote Himself. Tracy creates the slogan "Think God" and soon has her friends spreading the message by posters, graffiti and other ways. But Tracy's parents and psychiatrists think the young girl is just insane. God is the only one that can straighten out the situation. One of the memorable scenes showed God riding a motorcycle, with Tracy riding in the sidecar, where there were scenes that showed nobody on the motorcycle, which baffled the two policemen.
Going in Style, 1h37
Directed by Martin Brest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Buddy films, Heist films
Actors George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan, Paul L. Smith, Pamela Payton-Wright
Roles Joe Harris
Rating70% 3.5470553.5470553.5470553.5470553.547055
Joe (George Burns), Al (Art Carney), and Willie (Lee Strasberg) are three senior citizens who share a small apartment in Queens , New York City. They live off social security checks and spend their summer days sitting on a park bench, reading newspapers, feeding pigeons, and fending off obnoxious children.
Just You and Me, Kid, 1h33
Directed by Leonard B. Stern
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Brooke Shields, George Burns, Burl Ives, Ray Bolger, Lorraine Gary, Christopher Knight
Roles Bill
Rating60% 3.0014253.0014253.0014253.0014253.001425
Bill (George Burns) is an elderly ex-vaudevillian performer who lives alone. He awakens to a special alarm clock. Along the way, Bill looks at photographs of his deceased wife. After breakfast, Bill goes to the supermarket. Inside the market, Bill interacts in a friendly way with two employees, charming them with a magic trick.
Going in Style, 1h37
Directed by Martin Brest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Vieillesse
Actors George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan, Pamela Payton-Wright, Mary Testa
Roles Joe Harris
Rating70% 3.5470553.5470553.5470553.5470553.547055
Joe, Al et Willie sont trois vieux retraités. Ils vivent en colocation dans le Queens et n'attendent plus que de mourir. Ils passent leurs journées à trainer au parc et à nourrir les pigeons. Mais Joe s’ennuie profondément. Après s'être rendu à la banque pour son maigre chèque de pension de retraite, Joe pense à quelque chose qui remettra un peu de piment dans leurs vies : braquer une banque ! Cette idée insensée plait cependant immédiatement à Al et Willie, eux aussi lassés de la monotonie de leur vie. Sur le papier, leur plan est simple : déguisés en clones de Groucho Marx, ils vont entrer armés dans leur banque pour voler uniquement l’argent des caisses. Mais dans les faits, la mission ne sera pas aussi facile pour ces papys au casier judiciaire vierge. Après cela, alors qu'ils ont repris goût à la vie, ils s’envolent pour la première fois vers Las Vegas et ses célèbres casinos.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1h53
Directed by Michael Schultz
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Peter Frampton, Frankie Howerd, Paul Nicholas, Donald Pleasence, Steve Martin, Alice Cooper
Roles Mr. Kite
Rating41% 2.0535552.0535552.0535552.0535552.053555
Le bonheur et l'harmonie règnent à Heartland, symbolisées par un ancien militaire, le sergent Pepper, qui a fondé un groupe de musique nommé Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Des jeunes musiciens modernes recréant sa musique se font engager par un producteur de disques à Los Angeles, M. Kite. M. Mustard, maléfique promoteur immobilier assoiffé d'argent, en profite pour corrompre Heartland.
Movie Movie, 1h45
Directed by Stanley Donen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Musical films
Actors George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Red Buttons, Eli Wallach, Barry Bostwick, Harry Hamlin
Roles Himself
Rating65% 3.296573.296573.296573.296573.29657
At the start of the film, George Burns tells us that we are about to see an old-style double feature. In the old days, he explains, movies were in black-and-white, except sometimes "when they sang it came out in color."
Oh, God!
Oh, God! (1977)
, 1h38
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion
Actors George Burns, John Denver, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence, Ralph Bellamy, William Daniels
Roles God
Rating65% 3.2993053.2993053.2993053.2993053.299305
God appears as a kindly old man to Jerry Landers, an assistant supermarket manager. After a few failed attempts in trying to set up an "interview," God tells Jerry that he has been selected to be His messenger to the modern world, much like a contemporary Moses. Timidly at first, Landers tells his wife, children and a religious editor of the Los Angeles Times of his encounters with God and soon becomes a national icon of comedic fodder.
The Sunshine Boys, 1h51
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin, Carol Arthur, Rosetta LeNoire, F. Murray Abraham
Roles Al Lewis
Rating71% 3.5975753.5975753.5975753.5975753.597575
Al Lewis (George Burns) and Willy Clark (Walter Matthau) are two old comedians who were once a popular vaudeville comedy act known as "Lewis and Clark" and also called the Sunshine Boys. After 43 years together, they parted ways 11 years ago on unfriendly terms and have not spoken to each other since then. The break-up was due, in part, to Al's intent to retire and Willy's desire to continue performing. Willy's nephew, Ben (Richard Benjamin), a talent agent, tries finding work for Willy, which proves difficult due to Willy's age and blustery temperament.
The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians, 30minutes
Directed by Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Actors Jack Benny, George Burns, Phyllis Diller, Paul Frees, Tom Bosley, George Jessel
Roles Himself (voice)
Rating71% 3.5925253.5925253.5925253.5925253.592525
This script must be run from the command line
The Solid Gold Cadillac, 1h39
Directed by Richard Quiney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark, John Williams, Hiram Sherman, Neva Patterson
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating75% 3.789183.789183.789183.789183.78918
At a shareholders meeting for International Projects, a billion dollar corporation, John T. Blessington (John Williams) announces that he is replacing Edward L. McKeever (Paul Douglas), the company's founder, president and chairman of the board, as McKeever is resigning to go work for the federal government in Washington DC. Laura Partridge (Judy Holliday), a minority stockholder with just ten shares of stock, drives its arrogant, self-serving executives to distraction with her incessant questioning during this and subsequent meetings.