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Larry Hagman is a Actor, Director and Executive producer American born on 21 september 1931 at Fort Worth (USA)

Larry Hagman

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Birth name Larry Martin Hagman
Nationality USA
Birth 21 september 1931 at Fort Worth (USA)
Death 23 november 2012 (at 81 years) at Dallas (USA)

Larry Martin Hagman (September 21, 1931 – November 23, 2012) was an American film and television actor, director and producer best known for playing ruthless oil baron J. R. Ewing in the 1980s prime time television soap opera Dallas, and befuddled astronaut Major Anthony "Tony" Nelson in the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.

Hagman had supporting roles in numerous films, including Fail-Safe, Harry and Tonto, Nixon, and Primary Colors. His television appearances also included guest roles on dozens of shows spanning from the late 1950s up until his death, and a reprisal of his signature role on the 2012 revival of Dallas. He also worked as a producer and director on television.

Hagman was the son of actress Mary Martin. He underwent a life-saving liver transplant in 1995. He died on November 23, 2012, from complications of acute myeloid leukemia.


In 1973, his stepfather Richard Halliday died, and Hagman reconciled with his mother, Mary Martin, soon after. The two were close until her death from colon cancer in 1990.

In 1954, Hagman married Swedish-born Maj Axelsson and they had two children, Heidi Kristina (born 1958) and Preston (born 1962). Longtime residents of Malibu, California, they then moved to Ojai. Hagman was a member of the Peace and Freedom Party since the 1960s. Hagman derided U.S. President George W. Bush, prior to the Iraq War. At a signing for his book he described Bush as "A sad figure, not too well educated, who doesn't get out of America much. He's leading the country towards fascism.".

In 1969, Hagman's friend, musician David Crosby, supplied Hagman with LSD after a concert: "LSD was such a profound experience in my life that it changed my pattern of life and my way of thinking and I could not exclude it." Hagman was introduced to marijuana by Jack Nicholson, as a safer alternative to Hagman's heavy drinking. "I liked it because it was fun, it made me feel good, and I never had a hangover." Although Hagman was a member of a 12-step program, he publicly advocated marijuana as a better alternative to alcohol.

In 1995, Hagman underwent a life-saving liver transplant after he was diagnosed with liver cancer. He was also a heavy smoker as a young man, before quitting at age 34. He was the chairman of the American Cancer Society's annual Great American Smokeout for many years, and also worked on behalf of the National Kidney Foundation.

After attending a soccer game in Bucharest, between FC Steaua București and West Ham United, he became a well-known fan of the Romanian team.

In 2001, Hagman wrote his autobiography, titled Hello Darlin': Tall (and Absolutely True) Tales About My Life.

In a 2007 interview, Hagman discussed his support for alternative energy. On a 2008 episode of Living With Ed, Hagman and his wife showed actor Ed Begley, Jr. their solar powered, super energy efficient home named "Heaven" and talked about their green lifestyle. Maj Hagman was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2008, and Hagman at first took the lead in caring for her, but her condition deteriorated and by 2010 she required 24-hour nursing care. As a result, Hagman put their 43-acre estate in Ojai up for sale, listing it at $11 million.

Best films

Harry and Tonto (1974)

Usually with

Patrick Duffy
Patrick Duffy
(2 films)
Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1 films)
Joshua Logan
Joshua Logan
(1 films)
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Filmography of Larry Hagman (28 films)

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Primary Colors, 2h23
Directed by Mike Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Adrian Lester, Maura Lynn Tierney
Roles Gov. Fred Picker
Rating66% 3.3485753.3485753.3485753.3485753.348575
Young political idealist Henry Burton (Adrian Lester) is recruited to join the campaign of Jack Stanton (John Travolta), a charismatic Southern governor who is trying to win the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. Henry is impressed by Stanton's genuine warmth and empathy with people. He joins Stanton's inner circle of political advisers: Stanton's formidable wife, Susan Stanton (Emma Thompson); ruthless, redneck political strategist Richard Jemmons (Billy Bob Thornton); intelligent and attractive spokeswoman Daisy Green (Maura Tierney); and sly political operator Howard Ferguson (Paul Guilfoyle) as they journey to New Hampshire, the first state to hold a presidential primary.
Dallas: War of the Ewings, 2h
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, Michelle Johnson, Steve Kanaly, George Kennedy
Roles J.R. Ewing
Rating62% 3.146793.146793.146793.146793.14679
The opening scene is reminiscent of the shower scene with Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Pamela Barnes Ewing from the original series, but with Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray) entering and kissing Bobby. Again, this is a dream of J.R. Ewing's (Larry Hagman). Bobby and Sue Ellen now own Ewing Oil, and J.R., who seized control of West Star Oil from Carter McKay (George Kennedy) in J.R. Returns wants to regain the company. This would give him control of the top two independent oil companies in Texas. He applies for a loan to use in a hostile takeover, but is declined because he doesn't have enough assets to cover the loan.
Dallas: J.R. Returns, 2h
Directed by Leonard Katzman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Rosalind Allen, Chris Demetral, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, Omri Katz
Roles J.R. Ewing
Rating66% 3.3430653.3430653.3430653.3430653.343065
The cliffhanger ending of the 1991 Dallas series finale is resolved in the opening minutes of the movie. The gunshot J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) fired was at the mirror, not himself.
Nixon (1995)
, 3h3
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Paul Sorvino, Bob Hoskins, Powers Boothe, John Diehl
Roles "Jack Jones"
Rating70% 3.549483.549483.549483.549483.54948
The film is non-linear, framed by scenes of Nixon listening to his secret recordings towards the end of his presidency as the Watergate crisis intensifies. As such, it covers all aspects of Nixon's life as a composite of actual events, usually in the form of memories triggered by the recordings or newsreel-style summaries. It depicts his childhood in Whittier, California as well as his growth as a young man, football fan and player, and suitor to his eventual wife, Pat Ryan. It explores most of the important events of his presidency, including his downfall due to abuse of executive power in the White House.
Dallas: The Early Years, 3h
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors David Marshall Grant, Dale Midkiff, Molly Hagan, Hoyt Axton, Larry Hagman, Bill Duke
Roles J.R. Ewing
Rating69% 3.4859353.4859353.4859353.4859353.485935
Written by series creator David Jacobs, the movie chronicles the exploits of John Ross "Jock" Ewing (Dale Midkiff), Eleanor "Miss Ellie" Southworth Ewing (Molly Hagan), and Willard "Digger" Barnes (David Marshall Grant) from 1933 to the early 1950s, and firmly established the background story of TV's Dallas with the long and ongoing feud between Jock and Digger. Larry Hagman appears in the opening sequence as his character J.R. Ewing, being interviewed by a reporter who is researching the Barnes – Ewing feud.
S.O.B. (1981)
, 2h2
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Julie Andrews, William Holden, Robert Vaughn, Richard Mulligan, Robert Preston, Shelley Winters
Roles Dick Benson
Rating63% 3.1986953.1986953.1986953.1986953.198695
The story is a satire of the film industry and Hollywood society. The main character, Felix Farmer, is a phenomenally successful film producer who has just made the first major flop of his career, to the dismay of his movie studio, resulting in the loss of his own sanity. Felix attempts suicide four times:
Superman (1978)
, 2h17
Directed by Richard Donner, John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Time travel films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Ned Beatty
Roles Major
Rating72% 3.6481453.6481453.6481453.6481453.648145
On the planet Krypton, using evidence provided by scientist Jor-El, the Ruling Council sentences three attempted insurrectionists, General Zod, Ursa, and Non, to "eternal living death" in the Phantom Zone. Despite his eminence, Jor-El is unable to convince the Council of his belief that Krypton will soon be destroyed when its sun explodes. To save his infant son, Kal-El, Jor-El launches a spacecraft containing him toward Earth, a distant planet with a suitable atmosphere, and where Kal-El's dense molecular structure will give him superhuman powers. Shortly after the launch, Krypton is destroyed.
The President's Mistress, 1h23
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Beau Bridges, Susan Blanchard, Larry Hagman, Karen Grassle, Joel Fabiani, Don Porter
Roles Ed Murphy
Rating50% 2.5222852.5222852.5222852.5222852.522285
Donna Morton has been having an affair with the President of the United States for several months, regularly meeting with him for assignations in a safe house in Washington, D.C.. She is always picked up in a car by a Secret Service agent.
Checkered Flag or Crash, 1h35
Directed by Alan Gibson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Joe Don Baker, Susan Sarandon, Larry Hagman
Roles Bo Cochran
Rating47% 2.3771352.3771352.3771352.3771352.377135
Hard-charging race car driver "Walkaway" Madden (Baker), nicknamed that because of his history of walking away from car crashes, just wants to win the big Manilla 1000 off-road race. Photojournalist C.C. Wainwright (Sarandon) intends to ride with him in that race. But Walkaway just wants to get rid of her.
Intimate Strangers, 1h36
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Dennis Weaver, Sally Struthers, Tyne Daly, Larry Hagman, Melvyn Douglas, Quinn Cummings
Roles Mort Burns
Rating66% 3.3313253.3313253.3313253.3313253.331325
Donald Halston (Dennis Weaver) loses a policy at work, leading to a financial setback. He takes out this personal and financial humiliation on his loving wife Janice (Sally Struthers). After a fight over her daily spendings, he accidentally pushes her, causing her to spill coffee over herself. He immediately apologizes, and Janice does not wait long before forgiving him. The next morning, she runs into an old friend Karen Renshaw (Tyne Daly), who once left town for Florida but is now working as a drafts woman. They quickly become best friends.
The Big Bus, 1h28
Directed by James Frawley
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Joseph Bologna, Stockard Channing, John Beck, René Auberjonois, José Ferrer, Ruth Gordon
Roles Parking Lot Doctor
Rating56% 2.8022452.8022452.8022452.8022452.802245
Coyote Bus Lines' scientists and designers work feverishly to complete Cyclops, a state-of-the-art jumbo bus, enabling man to achieve a new milestone in bussing: non-stop service between New York City and Denver. Almost immediately after the bus's engine is equipped with nuclear fuel, a bomb goes off, critically injuring Professor Baxter, the scientist in charge of the project. Cyclops itself is undamaged, but Coyote Lines has lost both its driver and co-driver.
The Eagle Has Landed, 2h15
Directed by John Sturges
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle
Roles Colonel Pitts
Rating68% 3.4489853.4489853.4489853.4489853.448985
The film begins with captured Second World War film footage of the rescue from Italy of Mussolini by German paratroopers.
Mother, Jugs & Speed, 1h35
Directed by Peter Yates
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bill Cosby, Raquel Welch, Harvey Keitel, Allen Garfield, L. Q. Jones, Bruce Davison
Roles Murdoch
Rating59% 2.9503852.9503852.9503852.9503852.950385
The F+B Ambulance Company is locked in an intense battle with the Unity Ambulance Company to win a city contract for providing ambulance service to a territory within Los Angeles. Their star driver is "Mother" Tucker (Bill Cosby), a talented antihero who drinks alcohol on duty, harasses nuns, and behaves brazenly towards practically everybody he meets, including his partner Leroy (Bruce Davison). Indeed, the entire company is a band of misfits, including the hypersexual John Murdoch (Larry Hagman), his partner Walker (Michael McManus), putative medical student Bliss (Allan Warnick), and brash Texan "Rodeo" Moxey (Dick Butkus). Handling calls at the switchboard is Jennifer (Raquel Welch), whom the drivers nickname "Jugs" for her ample bosom. Harry "Doughnut" Fishbine (Allen Garfield) runs the company, using occasionally underhanded means (such as kickbacks) to maintain an income stream.
The Return of the World's Greatest Detective, 1h14
Directed by Dean Hargrove
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes Sherlock Holmes films
Actors Larry Hagman, Jenny O'Hara, Nicholas Colasanto, Woodrow Parfrey, Ivor Francis, Ron Silver
Roles Sherman Holmes
Rating62% 3.103623.103623.103623.103623.10362
Sherman Holmes, un motard du LAPD a été blessé à la tête quand sa moto lui est tombé dessus alors qu'il était en train de lire les œuvres complètes de Sherlock Holmes. Lorsqu'il se réveille du coma, il se prend pour Sherlock Holmes au point de se vêtir comme lui, et il semble aussi avoir acquis un grand esprit de déduction. Le docteur Joan Watson, la psychiatre qui doit l'aider, va être entraînée par lui dans la résolution d'affaires criminelles impliquant un juge...