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Walter Brennan is a Actor American born on 25 july 1894 at Lynn (USA)

Walter Brennan

Walter Brennan
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Birth name Walter Andrew Brennan
Nationality USA
Birth 25 july 1894 at Lynn (USA)
Death 21 september 1974 (at 80 years) at Oxnard (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Walter Andrew Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was an American actor. Brennan is one of three men to win three acting Oscars (the other two being Jack Nicholson and Daniel Day-Lewis), having won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1936, 1938 and 1940.

Biography

Walter Brennan est d'abord comédien ambulant dans une petite troupe de vaudeville. Il se retrouve figurant et cascadeur en 1923 à Hollywood où il rencontre Gary Cooper dont il devient l'ami et qui commence à être connu.
En 1927, il est cité au générique pour la première fois (The Ridin' Rowdy de Richard Thorpe). En 1931, lors d'une cascade, il perd ses dents ; il opte alors pour une carrière de fantaisiste.
En 1935, il est reconnu pour son rôle dans Soir de noces de King Vidor.
Il obtient le premier Oscar du meilleur acteur dans un second rôle en 1937 pour son personnage de Swan Bostrom dans Le Vandale (1936) d'Howard Hawks et William Wyler.
En 1939, il obtient un deuxième oscar pour son interprétation du vieux Peter Goodwin dans Kentucky (1938) de David Butler. En 1941, Walter Brennan reçoit un troisième oscar (personnage du juge Roy Bean dans Le Cavalier du désert de William Wyler) ; il est à ce jour le seul acteur à avoir été récompensé trois fois en cinq ans.
Il est formidable dans le rôle du compagnon original et alcoolique d'Humphrey Bogart dans Le Port de l'angoisse (1944) d'Howard Hawks.
On le retrouve en chef de famille violent dans La Poursuite infernale de John Ford.
Ensuite il sera spécialisé et extrêmement populaire dans le personnage du vieux cow-boy cabochard mais sympathique comme Stumpy dans Rio Bravo (1959) d'Howard Hawks. Ce personnage ne le quittera plus, sur le grand, puis sur le petit écran où il continuera d'apparaître dans des séries pendant les années 1960.

Walter Brennan remporta donc trois fois l'Oscar du meilleur acteur dans un second rôle : en 1936 pour Le Vandale, en 1938 pour Kentucky et en 1940 pour Le Cavalier du désert.

Excellent acteur et très populaire, il était aussi un chanteur émérite : par exemple, son interprétation aux côtés de Dean Martin et de Ricky Nelson des standards My poney, my rifle and me et Cindy dans Rio Bravo.

Sur le tard, à la ville, Brennan fut un vieillard quelque peu excentrique, professant des idées conservatrices, voire réactionnaires. Misanthrope et désabusé malgré son immense réussite, il présentait une forte analogie avec ses personnages cinématographiques.

Best films

Sergeant York (1941)
(Actor)
Red River (1948)
(Actor)
Rio Bravo (1959)
(Actor)
Meet John Doe (1941)
(Actor)
Come and Get It (1936)
(Actor)
The Westerner (1940)
(Actor)

Usually with

Carl Laemmle
Carl Laemmle
(12 films)
Thomas Little
Thomas Little
(12 films)
Gregg Toland
Gregg Toland
(6 films)
Samuel Goldwyn
Samuel Goldwyn
(10 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Walter Brennan (160 films)

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Actor

La Classe américaine, 1h10
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Burt Lancaster, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot
Roles 'Stumpy' (archive footage)
Rating79% 3.9838053.9838053.9838053.9838053.983805
The film begins with the following lines appearing on screen, complete with deliberate spelling mistakes: "Attention! Ce flim n'est pas un flim sur le cyclimse. Merci de votre compréhension." ("Attention! This flim is not a flim about cyclign. Thank you for your understanding.")
La Classe américaine, 39minutes
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot, Steve McQueen
Roles 'Stumpy' (archive footage)
Rating73% 3.669343.669343.669343.669343.66934
Diffusé pour les fêtes de fin d'année, ce second détournement (qui fait suite à Derrick contre Superman) est un Ça cartoon déjanté mêlant des séquences originales présenté par Valérie Payet et Philippe Dana à des extraits redoublés de dessins animés avec Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck... et de films avec Steve McQueen, Burt Lancaster, Jack Nicholson, Jean Gabin, etc. Il s'agit du second des trois téléfilms du Grand Détournement.
La Classe américaine
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot, Paul Newman
Roles 'Stumpy' (archive footage)
Rating79% 3.9838053.9838053.9838053.9838053.983805
George Abitbol, l'homme le plus classe du monde, meurt tragiquement lors d'une croisière. Dans un dernier souffle, il murmure : « Monde de merde ». Pourquoi ? Ces mots intriguent le rédacteur en chef d'un quotidien américain. Il dépêche ses trois meilleurs enquêteurs : Dave, Peter et Steven (prononcer « Pétère et Stéveune ») pour éclaircir ce mystère...
Smoke In The Wind
Directed by Joseph Kane
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance, Western
Actors John Ashley, Walter Brennan, John Russell, Myron Daniel Healey, Henry Kingi, Dan White
Roles H. P. Kingman
Rating62% 3.1349253.1349253.1349253.1349253.134925
The War Between the States has just ended as the action in this work begins, following five Union soldiers as they return to their homes in the Ozarks of northern Arkansas, matter-of-factly planning a resumption of their pre-War existences. However, many residents from the village of Winslow and its surrounding region are averse to offering a helping hand to Yankees, Arkansas having been a member of the Confederacy. Nonetheless, some Winslow citizens are working to close the nation's divisiveness and it is to them that the returning veterans must look for support. Ongoing animosity between both factions in a recent war provides interesting material for a film; unfortunately, this one is not composed well with a result that it fails to develop interest for viewers. Veteran director of Westerns Joseph Kane is called from retirement as an attempt to rescue this faltering production, but he is not enough to offset a stale script and a great deal of deficient acting. Although it should properly be designated as a Southern rather than as a Western, some old hands of the latter genre are present, including Walter Brennan in his last feature film outing, John Russell, Myron Healey, and Dan White, each of whom plays creditably, although unavailingly, given the screenplay shortcomings. Locals, along with stuntmen, fill many of the parts, while members of a remarkable quartet composed of the lead females either are barely able to read their lines or overact to an absurd extent, sure signs of too few takes and a lack of direction. Cinematographer Mario Tosi creates a visually sensuous environment, one that correctly utilizes natural light; the sound mixing, however, is eccentric. The Ozark location is extraordinarily beautiful, and Tosi takes full advantage of its luxuriance so that in each scene, notwithstanding the action's failure to consistently draw in the viewer, there remains much to enjoy in the pictoral sense; 'tis less than providential that for Kane's swan song, the landscape steals the show.
Home for the Holidays, 1h13
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Christmas films
Actors Sally Field, Eleanor Parker, Julie Harris, Jessica Walter, Jill Haworth, John Fink
Roles Benjamin Morgan
Rating64% 3.245643.245643.245643.245643.24564
The film opens in an enormous house where Benjamin Morgan, a rich dying father, is talking to his oldest daughter Alex. He thinks his second wife, Elizabeth, is trying to poison him. Alex believes him. Benjamin then sends Alex off to pick up her three sisters. While Alex is driving, she stops and asks Benjamin's doctor, Ted Lindsay, for directions. He tells her and comments on the fact that they haven't come to town since their birth mother committed suicide five years ago.
The Young Country, 1h14
Directed by Roy Huggins
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Walter Brennan, Joan Hackett, Wally Cox, Pete Duel, Roger Davis, Skip Young
Roles Sheriff Matt Fenley
Rating73% 3.654213.654213.654213.654213.65421
Support Your Local Sheriff!, 1h32
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Actors James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan, Jack Elam, Bruce Dern
Roles Pa Danby
Rating74% 3.746353.746353.746353.746353.74635
The Old West frontier town of Calendar, Colorado, springs up almost overnight when the rather klutzy and hotheaded Prudy Perkins (Joan Hackett) discovers gold in a freshly dug grave during a funeral. Her father Olly (Harry Morgan) becomes mayor of the new settlement. He and the other members of the town council bemoan the twin facts that the place has become a drunken round-the-clock free-for-all, and that to ship out all the gold they are mining, they must pay a hefty fee to the Danbys, a family of ranchers/bandits who control the only shipping route out of town. Most people are too busy digging to take time out to be sheriff, and those who are willing to put down their shovels quickly die.
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, 1h50
Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen, Lesley Ann Warren, John Davidson, John Davidson, Janet Blair
Roles Grandpa Bower
Rating64% 3.247153.247153.247153.247153.24715
The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a rally song for President Grover Cleveland at the party's 1888 convention. On the urging of Joe Carder, a journalist and suitor to eldest Bower daughter Alice, the family decides instead to move to the Dakota Territory. There, Grandpa Bower, a staunch Democrat, causes trouble with his pro-Cleveland sentiments. The Dakota residents are overwhelmingly Republican, and hope to get the territory admitted as two states (North and South Dakota) rather than one (so as to send four Republican senators to Washington rather than two). Grandpa's actions result in family strife, including nearly costing Alice her position as the town's new school teacher. The budding romance between Joe and Alice also suffers. In the end, more ballots are cast for Cleveland, but Republican nominee Benjamin Harrison nonetheless wins the Electoral College reversal and the presidency. Before he leaves office, Cleveland grants statehood to the two Dakotas, along with two Democrat-voting territories, evening the gains for both parties. The Dakotans, particularly the feuding young couple, resolve to live together in peace.
The Gnome-Mobile, 1h30
Directed by Robert Stevenson, Paul Cameron, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Walter Brennan, Matthew Garber, Karen Dotrice, Ed Wynn, Richard Deacon, Charles Lane
Roles D.J. Mulrooney
Rating64% 3.247673.247673.247673.247673.24767
The story opens with the children's grandfather, D.J. Mulrooney (Walter Brennan), a well-known executive officer of a vast timber-trading company. D.J. is an eccentric and passionate man with a distinctive snore, as well as vast dedication and determination. D.J. is going to Seattle to sell 50,000 acres of timberland. D.J. takes his personal, customized 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II on the trip. In a brief conversation with his Company Head of Security, Ralph Yarby (Richard Deacon), we learn that the car was purchased after D.J. earned his first US$1 million. His first stop is The Airport where he picks up his grandchildren Elizabeth (Karen Dotrice) and Rodney (Matthew Garber) who are to accompany D.J. on his trip to Seattle. The children ask about the Rolls, to them an unusual car, and D.J. compares the Rolls with his first car back in Ireland, a one horsepower "Jaunty Car".
Who's Minding The Mint?, 1h37
Directed by Howard Morris
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Heist films
Actors Jim Hutton, Dorothy Provine, Milton Berle, Joey Bishop, Bob Denver, Jamie Farr
Roles Pop Gillis
Rating70% 3.54463.54463.54463.54463.5446
Harry Lucas (Jim Hutton) works at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. He has an admirer in sweet co-worker Verna Baxter (Dorothy Provine), who tries to woo him by giving him home-cooked (yet famously inedible) fudge, but he avoids her as he doesn't feel ready for anything serious. He also has an enemy in co-worker and supervisor Samson Link (David J. Stewart), who can't understand how Harry manages to live beyond his means. Unbeknownst to Link, Harry relies on free trials that enable him to take luxury apartments and ride in chauffeured cars, enjoying the good life, including romance with a sexy neighbor.
The Oscar
The Oscar (1966)
, 1h59
Directed by Russell Rouse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about television
Actors Stephen Boyd, Elke Sommer, Jill St John, Milton Berle, Eleanor Parker, Joseph Cotten
Roles Quentin
Rating53% 2.655972.655972.655972.655972.65597
As movie star Frankie Fane (Boyd) is about to hear if he won a best acting Oscar, his friend Hymie Kelly (Bennett) reminisces about Fane's struggle to the top, beginning as a spieler for his stripper girlfriend Laurel (St. John). After moving to New York, Frankie dumps Laurel for a budding fashion designer, Kay Bergdahl (Sommer), which leads to a chance meeting with talent scout Sophie Cantaro (Parker). Sophie arranges for him to be signed with agent "Kappy" Kapstetter (Berle) and brings Frankie to Hollywood, where he quickly becomes a rising star.
Those Calloways, 2h11
Directed by Norman Tokar, Tom Leetch
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Brandon deWilde, Walter Brennan, Ed Wynn, Linda Evans
Roles Alf Simes
Rating65% 3.293023.293023.293023.293023.29302
La famille Calloway vit dans la forêt juste en dehors de la petite ville de Swiftwater en Nouvelle-Écosse. Le père Cam rêve de construire un sanctuaire pour les oies sauvages qui migrent. Mais la population de la ville trouve Cam trop excentrique. Cam et son fils Bucky décident d'amasser des fourrures pour récolter assez d'argent pour acheter un lac. Mais la somme récoltée ne suffit pas et ils sont contraints de vendre leur maison. La famille construit une nouvelle maison au bord du lac mais un promoteur envisage de construire une zone de loisirs dans la petite ville. Il propose à Cam en échange d'argent et de promesses d'aider à construire le sanctuaire de planter un champ de maïs pour attirer les oiseaux. Cam apprend par la suite que le but du promoteur est de faire un plan d'eau pour la chasse aux oies.
How the West Was Won, 2h35
Directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Western
Themes Political films
Actors James Stewart, Carroll Baker, Debbie Reynolds, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Carolyn Jones
Roles Jeb Hawkins
Rating70% 3.549553.549553.549553.549553.54955
Zebulon Prescott (Karl Malden) and his family set out west for the frontier via the Erie Canal, the “west” at this time being the Illinois country. On the journey, they meet mountain man Linus Rawlings (James Stewart), who is traveling east to Pittsburgh to trade his furs. He and Zebulon's daughter Eve (Carroll Baker) are attracted to each other, but Linus is not ready to settle down.
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo (1959)
, 2h21
Directed by Howard Hawks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance, Western
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Buddy films
Actors John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson, Rick Nelson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond
Roles Stumpy
Rating79% 3.999053.999053.999053.999053.99905
In the town of Rio Bravo, Texas, sheriff's deputy Dude (Dean Martin), who has acquired the contemptuous nickname Borrachón ([bo.raˈtʃon], Spanish for "drunk"), enters a saloon but can't afford a drink. Joe Burdette (Claude Akins), brother of rancher Nathan Burdette, tosses a silver dollar into a spittoon. Presidio County, Texas Sheriff John T. Chance (John Wayne) appears and kicks the spittoon away, looking at Dude with disgust. Dude is shamed by his plight and takes out his anger on Chance, knocking him out with an ax handle. Joe begins punching Dude, then shoots and kills an unarmed bystander who tries to intervene.