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Jack Lemmon is a Actor, Director and Executive Producer American born on 8 february 1925 at Newton (USA)

Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon
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Birth name John Uhler Lemmon III
Nationality USA
Birth 8 february 1925 at Newton (USA)
Death 27 june 2001 (at 76 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Academy Award for Best Actor, Primetime Emmy Award

John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor and musician. Lemmon was an eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins. He starred in over 60 films, such as Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts (for which he won the 1955 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race, Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger (for which he won the 1973 Academy Award for Best Actor), The Out-of-Towners, The China Syndrome, Missing (for which he won Best Actor at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival), Glengarry Glen Ross, Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.

Biography

Actor Kevin Spacey recalled that Lemmon is remembered for always making time for other people. Already regarded as a legend, he met teenage Spacey backstage after a theater performance and spoke to him about pursuing an acting career. Spacey would later work with Lemmon in The Murder of Mary Phagan (1987), Dad (1989), the critically acclaimed film Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) and on stage in a revival of Long Day's Journey into Night. Lemmon was Spacey's mentor, and taught Spacey that people who do well in a business have an obligation to "send the elevator back down" to help lift people starting out on the ground floor.

In his autobiography, My Life, Burt Reynolds recalls Lemmon as the quintessential gentleman who never spoke ill of anyone, even if they deserved it. This kindness backfired for Reynolds: prior to accepting the lead in W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975), directed by John G. Avildsen, Reynolds asked Lemmon, whom Avildsen had directed in Save the Tiger (1973) for an opinion of Avildsen as a director. Lemmon told Reynolds that Avildsen was "okay", and Reynolds accepted the role. After the film was released and his experiences in production proved unhappy, Reynolds complained to Lemmon and described Avildsen as an "asshole", whereupon Lemmon replied, "I guess you could say that."

Lemmon was married twice. His son Chris Lemmon (born 1954), was his first child by his first wife, actress Cynthia Stone. His second wife was actress Felicia Farr, with whom he had a daughter, Courtney (born 1966). Farr had a daughter from a previous relationship (her marriage to Lee Farr) named Denise. Lemmon was a Catholic. He publicly announced his alcoholism during a 1998 interview on Inside the Actors Studio.

To golfers everywhere Lemmon was known as the "star" of the celebrity-packed third round telecast of the annual Bing Crosby National Pro-Am/AT&T National Pro Am, held at Pebble Beach Golf Links each February. Lemmon's packed gallery was there not only for his humor but also to root him on in his lifelong quest to "make the cut" to round 4, something he was not able to achieve.

Best films

Grumpier Old Men (1995)
(Actor)
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
(Actor)
The China Syndrome (1979)
(Actor)
The Great Race (1965)
(Actor)
Irma la Douce (1963)
(Actor)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
(Actor)

Usually with

Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(7 films)
Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(11 films)
David Swift
David Swift
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jack Lemmon (66 films)

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Actor

The Legend of Bagger Vance, 2h6
Directed by Robert Redford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films based on mythology, Sports films, Golf films
Actors Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Bruce McGill, Joel Gretsch
Roles Narrator
Rating66% 3.3494653.3494653.3494653.3494653.349465
Promising golfer Rannulph Junuh (Matt Damon) is the favorite son of Savannah, Georgia and a noteworthy golfer; Adele Invergordon (Charlize Theron) was his girlfriend before he went off to war and is from a rich family. While serving as a captain in the US Army during World War I, Junuh is traumatized when his entire company is wiped out in battle. Though he earns the Medal of Honor, he returns to Georgia and lives a shadowy life as a drunk, golf being just a distant memory.
Tuesdays with Morrie, 1h25
Directed by Mick Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Jack Lemmon, Hank Azaria, Wendy Moniz, Caroline Aaron, Bonnie Bartlett, Aaron Lustig
Roles Morrie Schwartz
Rating74% 3.7466853.7466853.7466853.7466853.746685
Mitch became caught up with his career as a sport commentator and journalist. He ignored his girlfriend and did not make time to do things in life that are of the most value to a human being. Now he has learned that Morrie, one of Mitch's professors, is dying of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's disease" or ALS. Reconnecting with Morrie teaches Mitch a lot about his old friend and himself.
The Odd Couple II, 1h37
Directed by Howard Deutch
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films based on plays, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Jonathan Silverman, Mary Beth Peil, Christine Baranski, Lisa Waltz
Roles Felix Ungar
Rating63% 3.1998253.1998253.1998253.1998253.199825
It has been 17 years since Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar have seen one another. Oscar is still hosting a regular poker game and is still an untidy slob, now living in Sarasota, Florida, but still a sportswriter. One day, he is called by his son Brucey with an invitation to California for his wedding the following Sunday. A second shock for Oscar—the woman his son is marrying is Felix's daughter, Hannah.
Out to Sea
Out to Sea (1997)
, 1h42
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Rue McClanahan, Dyan Cannon, Brent Spiner, Elaine Stritch
Roles Herb Sullivan
Rating60% 3.04913.04913.04913.04913.0491
Compulsive gambler Charlie Gordon, hiding out from his various bookies and loan sharks, cons his close friend and brother-in-law, widower Herb Sullivan, whose recently deceased wife, Susie Gordon-Sullivan, was Charlie's sister, into an all expenses-paid luxury Holland America cruise. The catch, which Charlie does not reveal to Herb until the ship has left port, is that they are required to work as dance hosts and must sleep in a cramped cabin in the bowels of the ship.
12 Angry Men, 1h57
Directed by William Friedkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Tony Danza, Hume Cronyn, Edward James Olmos, Ossie Davis
Roles Juror 8
Rating78% 3.9477853.9477853.9477853.9477853.947785
When the final closing arguments have been presented to the judge, she gives her instructions to the jury, all of whom are men. In the United States, the verdict in criminal cases must be unanimous. A non-unanimous verdict results in a hung jury which in turn forces a mistrial. The question they are deciding is whether the defendant, a teenage boy from a city slum, murdered his father. The jury is further instructed that a guilty verdict will be accompanied by a mandatory death sentence. (Under current American criminal law, a defendant must first be found guilty, and then the jury in the sentencing phase must find an aggravating circumstance and unanimously agree to recommend the death penalty, if the state has the death penalty.) The jury of twelve retires to the jury room where they begin to become acquainted with each other's personalities and discuss the case.
My Fellow Americans, 1h41
Directed by Peter Segal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Politique, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Sela Ward
Roles President Russell P. Kramer
Rating64% 3.2485753.2485753.2485753.2485753.248575
Republican Senator Russell Kramer of Ohio (Jack Lemmon) wins the Presidential election, narrowly defeating archrival Democratic Governor Matt Douglas of Indiana (James Garner). Four years later, Douglas wins a landslide victory over the now-incumbent Kramer. Another four years later, Kramer's former Vice President, William Haney (Dan Aykroyd), defeats Douglas. His Vice President, Ted Matthews (John Heard), is widely seen as an idiot, and becomes a continuing embarrassment for the administration. A further three years later, Kramer is spending his time writing books and speaking at various inconsequential functions, while Douglas is finishing his own book and going through a divorce.
Getting Away with Murder, 1h32
Directed by Harvey Miller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon, Lily Tomlin, Bonnie Hunt, Brian Kerwin, Jerry Adler
Roles Mueller / Luger
Rating45% 2.261582.261582.261582.261582.26158
Jack Lambert's (Dan Aykroyd) neighbor Max Mueller (Jack Lemnon) is revealed on the TV news to be the escaped Nazi war criminal Karl Luger who was sentenced to death by the courts. Under the constant duress of the news media's allegations, Mueller plans to flee to South America.
The Grass Harp, 1h47
Directed by Charles Matthau
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau, Edward Furlong, Nell Carter, Jack Lemmon
Roles Dr. Morris Ritz
Rating69% 3.497523.497523.497523.497523.49752
Set in a small 1940s Alabama town, the film follows Collin Fenwick (Edward Furlong) as he is sent to live with his father's maiden cousins, the sweet Dolly (Piper Laurie) and the overbearing Verena (Sissy Spacek), following the death of his mother. He soon discovers that the Talbo household is anything but normal. After also losing his father, Collin grows to be close to Dolly and Catherine (Nell Carter) and becomes acquainted with the eccentric townspeople, from the gossip-loving barber (Roddy McDowall) to a traveling evangelist with fifteen illegitimate kids (Mary Steenburgen). To escape Verena's oppression, Dolly, Collin, and Catherine run away to an old tree house in the woods. Their rebellion sparks a series of events that change their lives and the entire town as well.
Grumpier Old Men, 1h41
Directed by Howard Deutch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Sophia Loren, Kevin Pollak
Roles John Gustafson
Rating65% 3.2998453.2998453.2998453.2998453.299845
The lifelong feud between Max (Walter Matthau) and John (Jack Lemmon) has cooled. (They continue to call each other "moron" and "putz," but now with affection.) Their children, Melanie (Daryl Hannah) and Jacob (Kevin Pollak), who grew up together, have become engaged after a brief relationship. Meanwhile, John is enjoying his marriage to new wife Ariel (Ann-Margret).
Short Cuts
Short Cuts (1993)
, 3h7
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, BDSM in films
Actors Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Jack Lemmon, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Tim Robbins
Roles Paul Finnigan
Rating76% 3.848123.848123.848123.848123.84812
A fleet of helicopters sprays for medflies, revealing all the characters along the path of their flight. Dr. Ralph Wyman and his wife, Marian, meet another couple, Stuart and Claire Kane, at Zoe Trainer's cello concert and make a spontaneous Sunday dinner date. Marian's sister Sherri is married to philandering cop Gene, who makes up unbelievable stories to hide his affair with Betty Weathers. Betty is in the process of divorcing one of the helicopter pilots, Stormy. Waitress Doreen Piggot is married to an alcoholic limo driver named Earl. TV commentator Howard Finnigan lives with his wife Anne and their young family next door to Zoe and her mother, cabaret singer Tess Trainer. Their pool cleaner is Jerry Kaiser, whose wife, Lois, works from home as a phone sex operator, tending to the children while she talks off strange men. Jerry and Lois are friends with Doreen's daughter, Honey and her husband Bill, who works as a makeup artist.
Grumpy Old Men, 1h43
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak
Roles John Gustafson
Rating69% 3.498473.498473.498473.498473.49847
Retired school teacher and divorcee John Gustafson (Lemmon) and former TV repairman and widower Max Goldman (Matthau), are former childhood friends and longtime next-door neighbors in Wabasha, Minnesota. Their rivalry began decades earlier when John had "stolen" Max's high school sweetheart, May, with whom John went on to marry and have two children: daughter Melanie (Daryl Hannah), who is mother to his granddaughter Allie and who is separated from her husband Mike (Christopher McDonald), and son Brian, who was killed in the Vietnam War. Max went on to marry a woman named Amy and have one child: son Jacob (Kevin Pollak), who is a Wabasha politician who is running for (and eventually becomes) mayor of the town. Although John and Max agree that Amy was the best person for him in the end, and that John was unhappily married to May, Max still manages to harbor the grudge.
The Player
The Player (1992)
, 2h4
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about films, Musical films
Actors Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.7985053.7985053.7985053.7985053.798505
Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) is a Hollywood studio executive dating story editor Bonnie Sherow (Cynthia Stevenson). He hears story pitches from screenwriters and decides which have the potential to be made into films, green-lighting only 12 out of 50,000 submissions every year. His job is threatened when up-and-coming story executive Larry Levy (Peter Gallagher) begins working at the studio. Mill has also been receiving death threat postcards, assumed to be from a screenwriter whose pitch he rejected.
For Richer, for Poorer, 1h30
Directed by Jay Sandrich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jack Lemmon, Talia Shire, Jonathan Silverman, Joanna Gleason, Madeline Kahn, George Wyner
Roles Aram Katourian
Rating62% 3.1491453.1491453.1491453.1491453.149145
Aram Katourian (Lemmon) is atop a bridge considering whether to jump to his death when a homeless woman (Madeline Kahn) -- fascinated by seeing a person die—interrupts him. He finally does not have the courage to commit suicide, and instead tells the woman his story: