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Jack Palance is a Actor American born on 17 february 1919 at Pennsylvania (USA)

Jack Palance

Jack Palance
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Birth name Volodymyr Palahniuk
Nationality USA
Birth 17 february 1919 at Pennsylvania (USA)
Death 10 november 2006 (at 87 years) at Montecito (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Jack Palance (born Volodymyr Palahniuk; February 18, 1919 – November 10, 2006) was an American actor. During half a century of film and television appearances, Palance was nominated for three Academy Awards, all for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, winning in 1991 for his role in City Slickers.


Palance was married to his first wife, Virginia Baker, from 1949 to 1968, they had three children: Holly (born in 1950), an actress, Brooke (born in 1952) and Cody (1955–1998). On New Year's Day 2003, Palance's first wife Virginia Baker, (July 7, 1922 – January 1, 2003) was struck and killed by a car in Los Angeles.

His daughter Brooke married Michael Wilding, son of Michael Wilding Sr. (1912–1979) and Elizabeth Taylor; they have three children.

Cody Palance, an actor himself, appeared alongside his father in the film Young Guns. Cody would die from malignant melanoma at age 42 on July 16, 1998. Palance had hosted The Cody Palance Memorial Golf Classic to raise awareness and funds for a cancer center in Los Angeles. Aside from acting Cody was also a musician.

In May 1987, Palance married his second wife, Elaine Rogers. Palance painted and sold landscape art, with a poem included on the back of each picture. He was also the author of The Forest of Love, a book of poems published in 1996 by Summerhouse Press.

Palance acknowledged a lifelong attachment to his Pennsylvania heritage and visited there when able. Shortly before his death he placed his Butler Township, Pennsylvania, Holly-Brooke farm up for sale and his personal art collection up for auction.

Palance and author Chuck Palahniuk are distant relatives; Palahniuk has acknowledged that Palance was his distant uncle.

Best films

City Slickers (1991)
Shane (1953)
The Professionals (1966)
Bagdad Cafe (1987)
The Horsemen (1971)
Chato's Land (1972)

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Filmography of Jack Palance (100 films)

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Imagine (2018)
, 1h10
Directed by John Lennon, Yoko Ono
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Fred Astaire, Vanessa Williams, Nathan Karl Kress, Dick Cavett
Roles Self
Rating72% 3.6343353.6343353.6343353.6343353.634335
The program consists mostly of "film promos" around the song selection, interspersed with occasional slices of Lennon and Ono's life together, and also fantasy and "gag" sequences. In one of these, a succession of men (ranging from Lennon and Ono's assistants to celebrities including Fred Astaire, Jack Palance, Dick Cavett, and even George Harrison) escort Ono over and over through a doorway; in another, John and Yoko lose each other on the Tittenhurst grounds, and go looking.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1h40
Directed by John Carl Buechler
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Tony Todd, Tracy Scoggins, Vernon Wells, Danielle Nicolet, Judith Shekoni, Deborah Shelton
Rating37% 1.888891.888891.888891.888891.88889
Dr. Henry Jekyll has succeeded in curing a higher primate of its serious heart condition. He tests the serum on himself, resulting in dire consequences; he is transformed into the evil Edward Hyde. Dr. Jekyll does not realize that Hyde is a manifestation of himself, and develops a kind of multiple personality disorder. Hyde murders female college students and frames Jekyll. Jekyll feels guilty about the murders, and gives the victims' families $30,000 in damages. Hyde rapes and murders Jekyll's boss, Donna Carew.
Monte Walsh, 1h57
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Tom Selleck, Isabella Rossellini, Keith Carradine, George Eads, Robert Carradine, Barry Corbin
Rating70% 3.542143.542143.542143.542143.54214
Montelius "Monte" Walsh (Tom Selleck) is an aging cowboy facing the final days of the Wild West era. He and his friend Chet Rollins (Keith Carradine), another long-time cowhand, work at whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse". Their lives are divided between months on the range and the occasional trip into town. Camaraderie and competition with the other cowboys fill their days. They seek work and take a job at the ranch of Cal Brennan (William Devane), where they meet an old friend, Shorty Austin (George Eads), another ranch hand.
Living with the Dead
Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Reece Thompson, Jack Palance, Diane Ladd, Michael Moriarty
Roles Allan Van Praagh
Rating69% 3.486393.486393.486393.486393.48639
Seven dead boys are trying to communicate through James (Ted Danson), to tell their story of how they died, and how their murderer is still out there. James agrees to work alongside the detective investigating the murders, and discovers who murdered the seven boys.
Treasure Island, 1h38
Directed by Peter Rowe
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Films about disabilities
Actors Jack Palance, Kevin Zegers, Patrick Bergin, Anthony Booth, Christopher Benjamin, Malcolm Stoddard
Roles Long John Silver
Rating52% 2.6088952.6088952.6088952.6088952.608895
The narrative diverges from that of the novel in that Captain Smollett convinces Squire Trelawney and Doctor Livesey to cut Jim out of his rightful share of the treasure and so Jim then teams up with Silver. Smollett, Trelawney and Livesey are killed, and Jim, Silver and Ben Gunn escape with the treasure.
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Jack Palance, Lexi Randall, George Hearn, Emily Osment
Roles John Witting
Rating67% 3.3970953.3970953.3970953.3970953.397095
Un soir d'hiver de 1918, John Witting, le père de Jacob qui a abandonné son foyer lorsque Jacob était encore un enfant, réapparaît à la ferme des Witting. Jacob ne veut rien avoir à faire avec lui mais Sarah va tout faire pour les réconcilier.
Ebenezer (1998)
, 1h34
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Western
Themes Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films
Actors Jack Palance, Rick Schroder, Amy Locane, Albert Schultz, Michelle Thrush, Jocelyne Loewen
Roles Ebenezer Scrooge
Rating56% 2.805532.805532.805532.805532.80553
Ebenezer Scrooge is the most greedy, corrupt and mean-spirited crook in the old West and he sees no value in "Holiday Humbug." But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future open his eyes, Scrooge discovers that love and friendships are the greatest wealth of all.
Buffalo Girls, 3h
Directed by Rod Hardy
Genres Western
Actors Anjelica Huston, Melanie Griffith, Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, Gabriel Byrne, Peter Coyote, John Diehl
Roles Bartle Bone
Rating73% 3.6655053.6655053.6655053.6655053.665505
A story of the fading Wild West is told from Calamity Jane's point of view, with overlaid narrative to her eldest daughter about Jane's adventures.
The Swan Princess, 1h18
Directed by Richard Rich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Michelle Nicastro, Howard McGillin, Sandy Duncan, Liz Callaway, Jack Palance, Larisa Oleynik
Roles Lord Rothbart (voice)
Rating64% 3.2031853.2031853.2031853.2031853.203185
King William (Dakin Matthews), widowed father of newborn Princess Odette, and Queen Uberta (Sandy Duncan), widowed mother of young Prince Derek, decide to betroth their children in the hopes of uniting their kingdoms. Rothbart (Jack Palance) is an evil sorcerer who wishes to take William's kingdom for himself, but before he can make his move, he is attacked by William's men. Although banished from the kingdom, Rothbart vows to return to get his revenge.
Cops & Robbersons, 1h33
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest, Robert Davi, Jason James Richter, Fay Masterson
Roles Jake Stone
Rating52% 2.600432.600432.600432.600432.60043
When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to. So they set up a stakeout in the Robbersons' home. Hard-nosed, tough-as-nails Jake Stone (Jack Palance) and his young partner Tony Moore (David Barry Gray) are assigned to the stakeout, but now it's a question of whether Jake can last long enough to capture the bad guys. The Robbersons want to help and by doing so, they drive Jake crazy.
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold, 1h51
Directed by Paul Weiland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Western
Actors Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Jon Lovitz, Jack Palance, Patricia Wettig, Noble Willingham
Roles Duke Page
Rating55% 2.7976352.7976352.7976352.7976352.797635
A year after the events of the first film, Mitch Robbins (Billy Crystal) is a much happier and livelier man, having moved out of the city and become station manager at the New York radio station where he works, where he has employed his best friend, Phil Berquist (Daniel Stern). However, he is being plagued with nightmares about his deceased friend, Curly, and comes to believe that he may still be alive. On his 40th birthday, Mitch sees a man resembling Curly on the train, which does nothing to placate his worries, and later finds a treasure map belonging to Lincoln Washburn hidden in Curly's old hat, albeit with a missing corner. Mitch and Phil investigate the contents of the map in the public library and learn that Lincoln Washburn, Curly's father, was a train robber in the Old West and in 1908 infamously stole and hid one million dollars in gold bullion in the deserts near Las Vegas. With an impending trip to Las Vegas for a convention, Mitch decides to venture out to find the gold (which would now be worth twenty million) along with Phil and his estranged younger brother, Glen (Jon Lovitz).
Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics, 1h29
Directed by Robert Markowitz
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Actors James Earl Jones, Amy Irving, Gary Cole, Patrick Bergin, Jack Palance, Julia Campbell
Roles Dr. Jeremy Wheaton (segment "Where the Dead Are")
Rating62% 3.1006153.1006153.1006153.1006153.100615
Deux histoires : Le cinéma : une jeune artiste, pour se détendre, va au cinéma qui programme un vieux film classique. Soudain à l'écran, elle se voit dans le film, ainsi que les récents faits marquants de son existence, la poussant aux limites de la folie... Où sont les morts : à la fin du siècle dernier, le Dr Ramsey cherche un moyen de vaincre la mort. L'arrivée d'un étrange patient l'amène sur une île où il cherche Weaton, un vieux savant qui aurait un sérum pouvant ramener les morts à la vie.
Cyborg 2
Cyborg 2 (1993)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films set in the future, Robot films
Actors Elias Koteas, Angelina Jolie, Jack Palance, Billy Drago, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Karen Lee Sheperd
Roles Mercy
Rating39% 1.960141.960141.960141.960141.96014
In the year 2074, the cybernetics market is dominated by two rival companies: USA's Pinwheel Robotics and Japan's Kobayashi Electronics. Cyborgs are commonplace, used for anything from soldiers to prostitutes. Casella "Cash" Reese (Jolie) is a prototype cyborg developed for corporate espionage and assassination. She is filled with a liquid explosive called "Glass Shadow". Pinwheel plans to eliminate the entire Kobayashi board of directors using Casella to precipitate a hostile takeover and obtain a monopoly over the cyborg market. She is programmed to mimic human senses and emotions such as fear, love, pain and hate. Guided by Mercy (Palance), a renegade prototype cyborg who can communicate through any electronic device, she and her combat trainer Colton Ricks (Koteas) escape the Pinwheel facility so she can avoid self-destruction, something that most corporate espionage cyborgs face. They're relentlessly pursued by Pinwheel's hired killer or "wiretapper", Daniel Bench (Drago).
City Slickers, 1h53
Directed by Ron Underwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about animals, Films about cows, Buddy films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Patricia Wettig, Helen Slater, Jack Palance
Roles Curly Washburn
Rating67% 3.397843.397843.397843.397843.39784
New Yorker Mitch Robbins has just turned 39 years old, and is having a midlife crisis. His best friends are also having crises of their own: Phil Berquist is stuck managing his father-in-law's grocery store, while trapped in a 12-year sexless marriage with his ruthless wife, Arlene, and Ed Furillo (Bruno Kirby) is a successful sporting-goods salesman and playboy, having recently married an underwear model, but is struggling with the idea of monogamous marriage and the pressure to have kids.