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Jonathan Winters is a Actor American born on 11 november 1925 at Dayton (USA)

Jonathan Winters

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Birth name Jonathan Harshman Winters III
Nationality USA
Birth 11 november 1925 at Dayton (USA)
Death 11 april 2013 (at 87 years) at Montecito (USA)

Jonathan Harshman Winters III (November 11, 1925 – April 11, 2013) was an American comedian, actor, author, and artist. Beginning in 1960, Winters recorded many classic comedy albums for the Verve Records label. He also had records released every decade for over 50 years, receiving 11 nominations for Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album during his career and winning a Grammy Award for Best Album for Children for his contribution to an adaptation of The Little Prince in 1975 and the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album for Crank(y) Calls in 1996.
With a career spanning more than six decades, Winters also appeared in hundreds of television show episodes/series and films combined, including eccentric characters on The Steve Allen Show, The Garry Moore Show, The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters (1972–74), Mork & Mindy, Hee Haw, and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. He also voiced Grandpa Smurf on The Smurfs (1986–89) and Papa Smurf in The Smurfs (2011). Winters' final feature film was The Smurfs 2 in 2013, which is dedicated in his memory.

In 1991, Winters earned an Emmy Award for his supporting role in Davis Rules. In 1999, Winters was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In 2002, he earned an Emmy nomination as a guest star in a comedy series for Life with Bonnie. In 2008, Winters was presented with a Pioneer TV Land Award by Robin Williams.

Winters also spent time painting and presenting his artwork, including silkscreens and sketches, in many gallery shows. He authored several books. His book of short stories, titled Winters' Tales (1988), made the bestseller lists.

Biography

On February 8, 1960, Winters received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In his interview with the Archive of American Television, Winters reported that he spent eight months in a private psychiatric hospital in 1959 and again in 1961. The comic suffered from nervous breakdowns and bipolar disorder. With an unprecedented frenetic energy, Winters made obscure references to his illness and hospitalization during his stand-up routines, most famously on his 1960 comedy album, The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters. During his classic "flying saucer" routine, Winters casually mentions that if he weren't careful, the authorities might put him back in the "zoo," referring to the institution.

"These voices are always screaming to get out," Winters told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "They follow me around pretty much all day and night." Winters was able to use his talents in voice-over roles as a result. A devotee of Groucho Marx and Laurel and Hardy, Winters once claimed, "I've done for the most part pretty much what I intended." He told U.S. News, "I ended up doing comedy, writing, and painting.... I've had a ball, and as I get older I just become an older kid."

Winters lived near Santa Barbara, California, and was often seen browsing or "hamming" for the crowd at the antique and gun shows on the Ventura County fairgrounds. He often entertained the tellers and other employees whenever he visited his local bank to make a deposit or withdrawal. Additionally, he spent his time painting and attended many gallery showings, even presenting his art in one-man shows.

On January 11, 2009, Winters' wife of more than 60 years, Eileen, died at the age of 84 after a 20-year battle with breast cancer.

Best films

The Smurfs (2011)
(Actor)
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
(Actor)

Usually with

Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(5 films)
Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
(2 films)
William Hanna
William Hanna
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jonathan Winters (29 films)

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Actor

The Smurfs 2, 1h45
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara, Katy Perry
Roles Papa Smurf (voice)
Rating53% 2.661092.661092.661092.661092.66109
In preparation for her birthday celebration, the Smurfs read the story of Smurfette, how she was created by Gargamel to destroy them, only for Papa Smurf to rescue her and turn her fully into a Smurf. Meanwhile, she is having nightmares about reverting to her original form and betraying her fellow Smurfs by turning them over to Gargamel. The Smurfs are preparing a surprise party, but as Smurfette tries to find out what her fellow Smurfs are planning, none of them are saying a word. She takes this to mean that everyone forgot her birthday.
The Smurfs
The Smurfs (2011)
, 1h42
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about magic and magicians, Time travel films, Children's films
Actors Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cumming, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara
Roles Papa Smurf (voice)
Rating54% 2.707282.707282.707282.707282.70728
As the Smurfs get ready for the Blue Moon Festival, Papa Smurf sees in his cauldron a vision of Clumsy Smurf reaching for a dragon wand and the Smurfs in cages while Gargamel laughs. Not wanting this vision to come true, Papa Smurf disallows Clumsy to pick Smurf Roots. Clumsy disobeys Papa and ends up unintentionally leading Gargamel and Azrael to the village. The Smurfs all flee for their lives while Clumsy unknowingly runs towards the Forbidden Falls, with Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Grouchy, Brainy and Gutsy running after him. They find him at the edge of a cliff, and while trying to help him up, they are sucked into a gigantic vortex that spirits them to present day New York City. To make matters worse, Gargamel and Azrael follow and the Smurfs end up in the apartment of Patrick and Grace Winslow, a married and expectant couple and their Basset Hound Elway. After clarifying things, the Winslows befriend them and allow them to stay in their apartment. The next day, needing to find a "star gazer" (a telescope), the Smurfs follow Patrick to his work place at Anjelou Cosmetics, misunderstanding the previous explanation of his job as fortune-telling. He calls Grace to pick them up.
Cattle Call, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Thomas Ian Nicholas, Jenny Mollen, Nicole Eggert, Diedrich Bader, Lisa Arturo, Chelsea Handler
Roles Thomas the Studio Tour Guide
Rating37% 1.869581.869581.869581.869581.86958
Cattle Call follows the three male protagonists as they hold a fake casting call in Hollywood for a fictional independent film entitled Perfect for Me with the hope of meeting women. Richie is looking for a relationship, while Sherman and Glenn are more interested in sex. After going on dates with the girls, they eventually chose three women to be in their 'film' - Marina, Laurel and Nikita.
Comic Book: The Movie, 1h46
Directed by Mark Hamill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films
Actors Donna D'Errico, Mark Hamill, Jess Harnell, Billy West, Roger Rose, Bruce Campbell
Roles Wally
Rating59% 2.9517852.9517852.9517852.9517852.951785
The story revolves around comic book fan Don Swan and his battle against a fictional film studio which is about to announce a film based on his favorite superhero, Commander Courage.
Swing
Swing (2003)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tom Skerritt, Constance Brenneman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jonathan Winters, Nell Carter, Barry Bostwick
Roles Uncle Bill
Rating56% 2.810842.810842.810842.810842.81084
Anthony is caught between dreams of being a musician and pleasing his father and fiance. Encouraged by his great uncle, Anthony finds inspiration from a mysterious older woman in an other worldly night club, who teaches him to find happiness through swing dancing.
Santa vs. the Snowman
Directed by John A. Davis
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Jonathan Winters, Ben Stein, Victoria Jackson, Don LaFontaine, Mark DeCarlo, Steve Oedekerk
Roles Santa
Rating62% 3.1495253.1495253.1495253.1495253.149525
Les traditions ancestrales sont menacées : un bonhomme de neige s'introduit dans l'atelier du Père Noël. Envieux de la popularité de ce dernier, ce bonhomme de neige veut devenir le personnage le plus aimé des fêtes de fin d'année. Il réunit donc son armée de glaçons et capture le Père Noël, déclenchant ainsi une guerre au Pôle Nord des plus héroïques et des plus drôles.
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, 1h28
Directed by Desmond McAnuff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Rene Russo, Jason Alexander, Piper Perabo, Randy Quaid, Robert De Niro, June Foray
Roles Whoppa Chopper Pilot / Ohio Cop with Bullhorn / Jeb
Rating42% 2.149442.149442.149442.149442.14944
1964 saw the cancellation of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show and life became rather miserable and melancholy for Rocket "Rocky" J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose. Their home, Frostbite Falls, has been destroyed in deforestation, Rocky has lost his ability to fly, and the show's unseen Narrator lives with his mother, spending his time narrating everything that she does. Bullwinkle and Rocky head out to address the President of the United States regarding their situation, but are stopped for six months by red tape. Meanwhile, their enemies Fearless Leader, Boris Badenov, and Natasha Fatale lose power over Pottsylvania and dig to a Hollywood film studio where they convince an executive Minnie Mogul (Janeane Garofalo) to sign a contract giving her rights to the show, and the villains are transformed from their two-dimensional cel animation origins, and become live-action characters (portrayed by Robert De Niro, Jason Alexander, and Rene Russo). The klutzy FBI agent Karen Sympathy (Piper Perabo) and her boss Cappy von Trapment (Randy Quaid) inform President Signoff (James Rebhorn) that Fearless Leader intends to make himself the President by brainwashing the American public with his cable television network "RBTV" (short for "Really Bad Television"), with virtually nothing but mediocre spy film-based programming on the air. Karen is sent to a special lighthouse to bring Rocky and Bullwinkle to the real world. She succeeds, the Narrator being brought along as well but never being physically seen.
The Thief and the Cobbler, 1h31
Directed by Richard Williams
Origin Canada
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Actors Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Beals, Jonathan Winters, Hilary Pritchard, Vincent Price, Anthony Quayle
Roles Thief
Rating70% 3.548423.548423.548423.548423.54842
The plot summary follows the 1992 workprint version of the film. The film opens with a narrator describing a prosperous city called the Golden City, ruled by the sleepy King Nod and protected by three golden balls atop its tallest minaret. According to a prophecy, the city would fall to a race of warlike, one-eyed monsters, known as "one-eyes", should the balls be removed, and could only be saved by "the simplest soul with the smallest and simplest of things". Living in the city are the good-hearted cobbler Tack, named for the ubiquitous pair of tacks held in his mouth, and a nameless, unsuccessful yet persistent thief. Both characters have no dialogue.
The Flintstones, 1h31
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Alternate history films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Elizabeth Perkins, Rosie O'Donnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Halle Berry
Roles Gobo The Grizzled Man
Rating50% 2.5044952.5044952.5044952.5044952.504495
Slate and Co. Senior Executive Cliff Vandercave (Kyle MacLachlan) and secretary Miss Sharon Stone (Halle Berry) look at the company workers in the gravel pits while discussing their plan to swindle the company of its vast fortune and flee, but decided that they need someone to take responsibility for it. Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) loans his best friend and neighbor Barney Rubble (Rick Moranis) money so that he and his wife Betty (Rosie O'Donnell) can adopt a child named Bamm-Bamm, who can only pronounce his own name. Although the child is initially difficult to control due to being raised by Mastadons, as well as being superstrong, he eventually warms up to his new family. Barney vows to repay his friend, but Fred is visited by his mother-in-law, Pearl Slaghoople (Elizabeth Taylor), who objects to his decision. However, Fred's wife Wilma (Elizabeth Perkins) remains supportive of his decision.
The Shadow
The Shadow (1994)
, 1h43
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Arme nucléaire
Actors Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry
Roles Wainwright Barth
Rating60% 3.0000253.0000253.0000253.0000253.000025
In Tibet, following the First World War, an American named Lamont Cranston (Alec Baldwin), succumbing to his darker instincts during the war, has set himself up as a brutal warlord and opium kingpin under the alias of Ying-Ko (Mandarin Chinese for "Dark Eagle"). He is abducted from his palace by servants of the Tulku (Barry Dennen), a holy man who exhibits otherworldly powers and knows Cranston's identity. He informs Cranston that he is to become a force for good. Cranston objects but is silenced by the Phurba (Frank Welker), a mystical sentient flying dagger that assaults Cranston, wounding him. Cranston is unable to refuse and remains under the tutelage of the Tulku for seven years. He learns to "cloud men's minds," a form of mystical, psychic hypnosis that allows him to influence others' thoughts and bend their perceptions so he cannot be seen, except for his shadow (since light itself cannot be deceived), hence his new alias.
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation, 1h13
Directed by Paul Dini, Tom Ruegger, Kent Butterworth, Rich Arons
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Joe Alaskey, Charles Adler, Tress MacNeille, Don Messick, Rob Paulsen, Cree Summer
Roles Wade Pig / Superman (voice)
Rating80% 4.020744.020744.020744.020744.02074
The Tiny Toon Adventures characters leave for their summer vacations after their term at Acme Looniversity ends. Babs and Buster Bunny have a water pistol fight, which eventually escalates into their flooding Acme Acres. The bunnies, along with Byron Basset, float from flooded Acme Acres down to the southern United States, where they continuously avoid getting eaten by the river's residents.
Moon Over Parador, 1h43
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Politique, Films about television, Transport films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Raúl Juliá, Sônia Braga, Jonathan Winters, Fernando Rey, Regina Casé
Roles Ralph
Rating59% 2.9985752.9985752.9985752.9985752.998575
The film follows the exploits of film actor Jack Noah (Dreyfuss), who is filming in the small, fictional South American country of Parador when Paradorian President Alfonse Simms suddenly dies of a heart attack. Not wanting to lose his position in power, the president's right-hand man, Roberto Strausmann (Juliá) forces Jack to take the 'role of a lifetime' - that of the dead president, as the two men look so much alike. Jack accepts, eventually winning over the people and even the dead president's mistress, Madonna (Braga). However, when paradise proves to be too boring, Jack needs to find a way to get out while keeping Roberto out of the loop.