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James Coburn is a Actor, Director, Story and Executive producer American born on 31 august 1928 at Laurel (USA)

James Coburn

James Coburn
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Birth name James Harrison Coburn III
Nationality USA
Birth 31 august 1928 at Laurel (USA)
Death 18 november 2002 (at 74 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

James Harrison Coburn III (August 31, 1928 – November 18, 2002) was an American actor. He was featured in more than 70 films, largely in action roles, and made 100 television appearances during his 45-year career, ultimately winning an Academy Award in 1997 for his supporting role as Glen Whitehouse in Affliction.

A capable, rough-hewn leading man, his toothy grin and lanky body made him a perfect tough guy in numerous leading and supporting roles in westerns and action films, such as The Magnificent Seven, Hell Is for Heroes, The Great Escape, Charade, Our Man Flint, In Like Flint, Duck, You Sucker!, and Cross of Iron.

During the late 1960s and early 1970s Coburn cultivated an image synonymous with "cool", and along with such contemporaries as Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson became one of the prominent "tough-guy" actors of his day.

Best films

Monsters, Inc. (2001)
(Actor)
Eraser (1996)
(Actor)
Maverick (1994)
(Actor)
The Nutty Professor (1996)
(Actor)
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
(Actor)
Midway (1976)
(Actor)

Usually with

Sam Peckinpah
Sam Peckinpah
(3 films)
Slim Pickens
Slim Pickens
(3 films)
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Coburn (82 films)

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Actor

I Am Bruce Lee
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Bruce Lee, Linda Lee Cadwell, Shannon Lee, Dan Inosanto, Diana Lee Inosanto, Gina Carano
Roles Himself (archive footage)
Rating74% 3.748113.748113.748113.748113.74811
Le réalisateur retrace les grands moments de la carrière de la légende des arts martiaux. Né dans le quartier de Chinatown, à San Francisco, Bruce Lee a grandi à Hong Kong. Acteur, réalisateur et producteur, Bruce Lee a révolutionné le cinéma d'action en imposant un nouveau genre : le cinéma kung-fu. Composé d'extraits de sa filmographie, de témoignages de ses proches, dont sa veuve, Linda Lee Cadwell, d'experts en arts martiaux et de boxeurs, tel Manny Pacquiao, ce documentaire se veut un hommage à la star du kung-fu disparue en 1973.
Snow Dogs
Snow Dogs (2002)
, 1h39
Directed by Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Sports films, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Nichelle Nichols, Sisqó, Joanna Bacalso, Christopher Judge
Roles James 'Thunder Jack' Johnson
Rating51% 2.552672.552672.552672.552672.55267
Dr. Theodore "Ted" Brooks (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) is a dentist from Miami, Florida whose picture appears on every city bus in advertisements to promote his dental practice at the beginning of the film. When Brooks receives his letter from Alaska one day naming him as the only heir of a Lucy Watkins, his mother, Amelia (Nichelle Nichols), reveals that he is adopted. Brooks travels to the village of Tolketna to claim his inheritance left by his biological mother: seven Siberian Huskies and a Border Collie named Nana, and discovers his roots. Totally out of his element, Brooks has to experience challenges he has never dreamed of: blizzards, thin ice, foxes, skunks, bears, an intimidating, crusty old mountain man named James "Thunder Jack" Johnson (James Coburn), and the aggressive, defiant lead dog, Demon. All of this happens with the buzzing excitement of the Arctic Challenge Sled Dog Race--the winner of which is the last musher to finish--which is only two weeks away. During his stay in Tolketna, Brooks attempt to find the reason why he was given up for adoption, and including any information about his biological father. He meets a bar owner named Barb (Joanna Bacalso), who was a close friend of his biological mother. Eventually, Barb helps Brooks to deal with the dogs and teaches him how to drive a sled, and falls in love with him throughout the film. Brooks continues to encounter Thunder Jack, who wants all of his biological mother's sled dogs, and especially Demon. Barb tells Brooks that Thunder Jack is Brooks' real father. Brooks feels that the truth is worth the dogs themselves, and trades them to Thunder Jack. However, Jack tells Brooks that he and Lucy stayed in a cave during one of the Arctic Challenges. It is there that Brooks was conceived. The next morning, when Thunder Jack woke up, Lucy was gone. He says that he was looking for Lucy, but never found her. Lucy then gave Brooks up for adoption. With Demon, Thunder Jack takes part in the Arctic Challenge Race, but is unable to finish it when he attempts to gain time by continuing through a huge snowstorm. Meanwhile, Brooks, who just returned to Miami, learns that his personal journey to Alaska is unfinished. Infuriated by evidence found proving that Thunder Jack was at the hospital when he was born, Brooks returns to Alaska to look for answers. When Brooks learns of the missing musher and his team, he feels that this may be the opportunity to save a man, and perhaps find out the whole truth once and for all. Brooks sets out to rescue Thunder Jack, with Nana as the lead dog. He eventually finds Thunder Jack in the old cave, who confirms that he had been there when Brooks was born. Thunder Jack reveals that he and Lucy agreed then that neither one of them could raise a baby, and confessed his love for Lucy. Brooks also finds out the reason for Demon's bad temper is the pain caused by his bad tooth. He pulls it out and Demon now becomes a friendly dog (despite keeping his name). During the journey back to Tolketna, the sled nearly goes over a cliff into a river, but the dogs manage to pull themselves back up. Brooks finally brings Thunder Jack across the finish line. After Brooks introduces Thunder Jack to his adopted mother, Brooks and Thunder Jack decide to share their trophy together. Sometime later, Brooks and Barb are married and Nana and Demon have four puppies. Now having grown to love Tolketna, Brooks moves his dentistry practice there. Barb is shown to be pregnant and working as his receptionist. The film ends when back in Miami, Brooks' adoptive cousin, Rupert (Sisqó), becomes the new famous Miami dentist with his face on every city bus (possibly due to Brooks' absence).
American Gun, 1h29
Genres Drama
Actors James Coburn, Virginia Madsen, Barbara Bain, Alexandra Holden, Walter Emanuel Jones, Martin Kove
Roles Martin Tillman
Rating62% 3.149533.149533.149533.149533.14953
The film tells the story of Martin Tillman (Coburn), a World War II veteran on a cross-country journey to trace the origin of the gun used to kill his daughter Penny (Madsen). On the way he seeks for his granddaughter Mia (Holden).
Monsters, Inc., 1h32
Directed by Lee Unkrich, Pete Docter, David Silverman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Time travel films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, Mary Gibbs, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly
Roles Henry J. Waternoose III (voice)
Rating80% 4.0477954.0477954.0477954.0477954.047795
The parallel city of Monstropolis is inhabited by monsters and powered by the screams of children in the human world. At the factory of Monsters, Inc., employees called "scarers" venture into children's bedrooms to scare them and collect their screams, using closet doors as portals. This is considered a dangerous task because the monsters believe children are toxic and that touching them would be fatal. However, production is falling as children are becoming harder to scare and the company's chairman Henry J. Waternoose III is determined to find a solution. The top scarer is James P. "Sulley" Sullivan, who lives with his friend and assistant Mike Wazowski and has a rivalry with the ever-determined chameleon-like monster Randall Boggs. During an ordinary day's work on what is known as the "Scarefloor", another scarer accidentally brings a child's sock into the factory, causing the Child Detection Agency (CDA) to arrive and cleanse him. Mike is frequently ridiculed by the company's clerk Roz for never completing his paperwork on time.
Texas Rangers, 1h30
Directed by Steve Miner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Political films
Actors James Van Der Beek, James Coburn, Rachael Leigh Cook, Ashton Kutcher, Dylan McDermott, Usher
Roles Narrator
Rating52% 2.6027952.6027952.6027952.6027952.602795
Ten years after the Civil War has ended, the Governor of Texas asks Leander McNelly (Dylan McDermott) to recommission a company of Rangers to help uphold the law along the Mexican border. Aside from a few seasoned veterans, the recruits are young men who have little or no experience with guns or policing crime. The antagonist of the story is John King Fisher (Alfred Molina) who is stealing cattle from Texas cattle barons like Richard Dukes and Victor Logan and driving them into Mexico, where he sells them to the Mexican army.
The Man from Elysian Fields, 1h46
Directed by George Hickenlooper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution
Actors Andy García, Mick Jagger, Olivia Williams, Julianna Margulies, Michael Des Barres, James Coburn
Roles Alcot
Rating66% 3.347163.347163.347163.347163.34716
After one book that ended up in the remainder bins, novelist Byron Tiller's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife. Desperate for any kind of income, he meets Luther Fox, an Englishman who runs an exclusive escort service called Elysian Fields, and is offered a job.
Proximity
Proximity (2001)

Directed by Scott Ziehl
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Rob Lowe, James Coburn, Jonathan Banks, Kelly Rowan, Joe Santos, Terrence C. Carson
Roles Jim Corcoran
Rating49% 2.4642.4642.4642.4642.464
When William Conroy (Rob Lowe) a former college professor is sentenced to life in prison for vehicular manslaughter it seems his life is over. But, when a fellow inmate tells him that in the past two years fourteen inmates have died at the prison, and then turns up dead the next day, Conroy is in more danger than he ever imagined. His suspicions are confirmed when, while on the way to his parole hearing, the van carrying the inmates crashes. Seizing the opportunity, Conroy flees the scene and elicits the help of his lawyer (Mark Boone Junior). What the two discover is a grisly murder ring set up within the prison walls that incriminates those at the highest levels of the correctional system.
Missing Pieces
Directed by Carl Schenkel
Origin USA
Actors James Coburn, Lisa Zane, Ken Davitian, Finn Carter, William R. Moses, Julio Oscar Mechoso
Roles Atticus Cody
Rating58% 2.9194652.9194652.9194652.9194652.919465
A father travels to Mexico to claim the body of his son who has just committed suicide under mysterious circumstances.
End of Days, 2h4
Directed by Peter Hyams
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic
Themes Films about families, La fin du monde, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollak, Robin Tunney, Rod Steiger, Udo Kier
Roles conducteur du train
Rating57% 2.8500552.8500552.8500552.8500552.850055
In 1979 a priest at the Vatican sees a comet arching over the moon (described as the "Eye of God"), heralding the birth of one chosen to be the mother of Satan's child. The priest is sent on a mission by the pope (Mark Margolis) to find and protect the girl from Satan, although a few Vatican knights (led by a corrupt cardinal (Michael O'Hagan)) insist that she must die. In New York a newborn girl, Christine York (Robin Tunney), is identified by Satanists (including her physician, Dr. Abel (Udo Kier), and her nurse and future guardian, Mabel (Miriam Margolyes)) as the person chosen to bear Satan's child on New Year's Eve, 1999. The Satanists perform occult rites on the newborn.
Payback
Payback (1999)
, 1h40
Directed by Brian Helgeland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer, Bill Duke, Lucy Liu
Roles Justin Fairfax
Rating70% 3.5489153.5489153.5489153.5489153.548915
In a filthy kitchen of an underground abortionist, an unkempt former medical doctor puts on surgical gloves and quickly downs a full glass of cheap whiskey. Face down on the kitchen table is a barely conscious Porter (Mel Gibson), severely wounded with two large bullet wounds in his back. The doctor pours whiskey on Porter's back to sterilize the area and digs out the bullets. Porter spends five months recuperating. Porter narrates that he had $70,000 taken from him and that is what he was going to get back.
Noah's Ark (miniseries), 2h58
Directed by John Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Disaster films
Actors Jon Voight, Mary Steenburgen, F. Murray Abraham, Jonathan Cake, Carol Kane, Alexis Denisof
Roles The 'Peddler'
Rating39% 1.960421.960421.960421.960421.96042
The film portrays Noah as a resident of Sodom and Gomorrah. The two towns are fighting each other simply for the amusement of their residents. During the fight, Lot, Noah's friend, is injured in the fight, and comes to Noah for help. At the end of the fight, the leader of Gomorrah is killed with his head chopped off and put on a stake, as Sodom claims victory. The next day, Noah's sons excitedly ask their father if he took part in the deadly fight. God then asks Noah to go to Mount Tubac, where God reveals that the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah has provoked God to destroy the cites. After Noah fails to find ten righteous people other than Lot and his wife, Noah and his family flee the city with Lot and his wife, who looks back at Sodom as it is being destroyed by fire and brimstone and turns into a pillar of salt. The next day, they encounter a man selling household goods including pots, pans, hats, etc., which is believed to be God in disguise.
Doctor Dolittle, 1h25
Directed by Betty Thomas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Eddie Murphy, Sandra Bullock, Ossie Davis, Eileen Ryan, Oliver Platt, Candice Bergen
Roles Chat Bettleheim (voix)
Rating54% 2.7019352.7019352.7019352.7019352.701935
Young John Dolittle talks to his dog (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), who explains dogs sniff each other's butts as a way of greeting, and John does so when meeting his new principal. This behavior concerns his father (Ossie Davis), who hires the local minister to perform an exorcism. When John is scared his dog attacks the minister, and his father gives the dog up for adoption. The incident greatly upsets John and he stops talking to animals.
Affliction
Affliction (1997)
, 1h54
Directed by Paul Schrader
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Brigid Tierney, Willem Dafoe, Jim True-Frost
Roles Glen Whitehouse
Rating69% 3.497263.497263.497263.497263.49726
The film begins with a voice-over narration by Rolfe Whitehouse, announcing the story of his brother Wade's "strange criminal behavior" and subsequent disappearance.
The Second Civil War, 1h37
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about immigration, Political films
Actors Beau Bridges, Phil Hartman, James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Joanna Cassidy, Dan Hedaya
Roles Jack Buchan
Rating67% 3.397663.397663.397663.397663.39766
The 1997 film is set in a United States in which foreign immigration has skyrocketed: The mayor of Los Angeles speaks only in Spanish, Rhode Island is populated mostly by Chinese-Americans, and Alabama has a congressman from India. Politics is openly reduced to a matter of catering to various ethnic groups for their votes - the Alabama congressman will only support the president if his state receives more money for Hindu temples. When an atomic weapon is used in Pakistan, an international organization makes plans to bring orphans to Idaho.