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Tony Curtis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tony Curtis (June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in over 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances. Although his early film roles were partly the result of his good looks, by the later half of the 1950's he became a notable and strong screen presence. He began proving himself to be a “fine dramatic actor,” having the range to act in numerous dramatic and comedy roles. In his earliest parts he acted in a string of "mediocre" films, including swashbucklers, westerns, light comedies, sports films, and a musical. However, by the time he starred in Houdini (1953) with his wife Janet Leigh, "his first clear success," notes critic David Thomson, his acting had progressed immensely. He won his first serious recognition as a skilled dramatic actor in Sweet Smell of Success (1957) with co-star Burt Lancaster. The following year he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in another drama, The Defiant Ones (1958). Curtis then gave what many believe was his best acting, in a completely different role, the comedy Some Like It Hot (1959). Thomson calls it an "outrageous film," and it was voted the number 1 funniest film in history from a survey done by the American Film Institute. It costarred Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe, and was directed by Billy Wilder. That was followed by Blake Edwards’ comedy Operation Petticoat (1959) with Cary Grant. They were both “frantic comedies,” and displayed "his impeccable comic timing." He often collaborated with Edwards on later films. His most significant serious part came in 1968 when he starred in the true-life drama The Boston Strangler, which some consider his "last major film role." The part reinforced his reputation as a serious actor with his "chilling portrayal" of serial killer Albert DeSalvo. He gained 30 pounds and had his face "rebuilt" with a false nose to look like the real DeSalvo. Curtis was the father of actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis by his first wife, actress Janet Leigh. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tony Curtis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jun 3, 1925 In Bronx, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
140
Première apparrition :
In the movie CSI Las Vegas: Grave Danger
Dernier projet:
Series Murder in Three Acts 2018
Connu pour
Poster of Murder in Three Acts
Poster of Hollywood Babylon
Poster of McCoy
Poster of Bracken's World
Filmographie
Series Murder in Three Acts Unknown 2018
Film CSI Las Vegas: Grave Danger Himself 2018
Series Hollywood Babylon Unknown 2017
Series Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Unknown 2017
Series Talking Pictures Himself - Archive footage 2013-01-05
Film Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom 2012-03-20
Film Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Himself 2009-01-01
Film David & Fatima Mr. Schwartz 2008-06-27
Film Jerry Lewis - König der Komödianten Himself 2006-03-15
Film The Legacy of 'Some Like It Hot' Himself 2006-06-25
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Film The Making of 'Some Like It Hot' Himself 2006-06-25
Series Hope & Faith Morris 2003-09-26
Film Reflections of Evil Host 2002-03-22
Film Tony Curtis on 'Some Like It Hot' Himself 2001-05-22
Series Les Experts Unknown 2000-10-06
Film Les Adversaires Himself (Ringside Fan) 1999-12-25
Film Star Games King Fendel 1998-06-03
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball Wald 1997-03-30
Film The Continued Adventures of Reptile Man Jack Steele 1997-05-13
Film The Celluloid Closet Himself 1996-01-30
Film Immortals Dominic 1995-10-05
Film Beauty and the Bandit Lucky Bergstrom 1994-04-03
Film La momie - Une vengeance éternelle Aziru / Dr. Mohassid 1993-07-10
Film Naked in New York Carl Fisher 1993-11-10
Film Le Complot de l'Araignée Stephen Moore 1992-05-15
Film Noël dans le Connecticut Alexander Yardley 1992-04-13
Film Prime Target Copella 1991-09-27
Film l'Homme homard venu de Mars J.P. Shelldrake 1989-01-01
Film Midnight Mr. B 1989-07-01
Film Walter og Carlo: I Amerika WIlly La Rouge 1989-11-24
Film Tarzan à Manhattan Archimedes Porter 1989-04-15
Film Der Passagier - Welcome to Germany Mr. Cornfield 1988-05-04
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Series Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Film Sparky's Magic Piano 1987-01-01
Film King Of The City Hector 1986-01-01
Film Mafia Princess Sam Giancana 1986-01-19
Film Balboa Ernie Stoddard 1986-01-02
Film Meurtre en trois actes Charles Cartwright 1986-09-30
Film Insignificance The Senator 1985-01-01
Film The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal Himself 1985-01-01
Film Half Nelson 1985-03-24
Film Where Is Parsifal? 1985-07-19
Film BrainWaves Dr. Clavius 1983-08-05
Film Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Film Portrait Of A Showgirl Joey DeLeon 1982-04-09
Film Otelo (Comando negro) Col. Iago 1982-11-15
Film The Million Dollar Face Chester Masterson 1981-03-11
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Film Electric Blue 003 Himself 1980-01-01
Film The Scarlett O'Hara War David O. Selznick 1980-01-01
Film 2 Affreux Sur le Sable Robert Talbot 1980-08-05
Film Le miroir se brisa Martin N. Fenn 1980-09-19
Film La puce et le grincheux Blackie 1980-03-21
Film Sextette Alexei Karansky 1978-03-03
Film Le faiseur d'épouvantes Harry Erskine 1978-04-28
Film The Bad News Bears Go to Japan Marvin Lazar 1978-06-30
Film The Users Randy Brent 1978-10-01
Series The Hollywood Greats Unknown 1977-08-04
Film Casanova & Co. Giacomo ´/ Casanova 1977-03-01
Film Le Dernier Nabab Rodriguez 1976-11-18
Film le Comte de Monte-Cristo Fernand Morcerf Mondego 1975-01-10
Film Lepke Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter 1975-01-01
Series McCoy McCoy 1975-03-11
Film Mission: Monte Carlo Danny Wilde 1974-01-01
Film The Third Girl from the Left Joey Jordan 1973-10-17
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Series Amicalement vôtre Danny Wilde 1971-09-17
Film Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Shannon Gambroni 1970-09-11
Film Les Baroudeurs Adam Dyer 1970-07-23
Film Gonflés à bloc Chester Schofield 1969-04-28
Series Bracken's World Unknown 1969-09-19
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Film L'Étrangleur de Boston Albert DeSalvo 1968-10-08
Film Rosemary's Baby Donald Baumgart (voice) (uncredited) 1968-06-12
Film Comment réussir en amour sans se fatiguer Carlo Cofield 1967-06-20
Film On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who... Guerrando da Montone 1967-12-01
Film Not With My Wife, You Don't! Tom Ferris 1966-11-02
Film Cinq femmes sur les bras Nick Johnson 1966-12-28
Film Boeing, Boeing Bernard Lawrence 1965-12-22
Film La Grande Course autour du monde The Great Leslie 1965-07-01
Film Une Vierge sur canapé Bob Weston 1964-12-25
Film Deux têtes folles Maurice / Philippe 1964-03-01
Film Au revoir Charlie George Wellington Tracy 1964-11-18
Film Wild and Wonderful Terry Williams 1964-06-09
Film Le dernier de la liste Cameo 1963-05-29
Film Le combat du Capitaine Newman Cpl. Jackson 'Jake' Leibowitz 1963-12-25
Film 40 Pounds of Trouble Steve McCluskey 1962-01-01
Film Taras Bulba Andrei Bulba 1962-11-21
Series The Tonight Show avec Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Film Le héros d'Iwo-Jima Ira Hamilton Hayes 1961-12-01
Film Le Roi des imposteurs Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr. / Martin Donner / Dr. Gilbert / Ben. W. Stone / Dr. Joseph Mornay / Robert Boyd Hammnd 1961-03-01
Film Qui était donc cette dame ? David Wilson 1960-04-15
Film Les pièges de Broadway Pete Hammond Jr. 1960-07-10
Film Spartacus Antoninus 1960-10-06
Film Pepe Himself 1960-12-21
Series La Famille Pierrafeu Unknown 1960-09-30
Film Opération jupons Lt. (j.g.) Nicholas Holden 1959-12-05
Film Certains l'aiment chaud Joe (Josephine) 1959-03-18
Film Les diables au soleil Caporal Britt Harris 1958-01-01
Film Les Vikings Eric 1958-06-28
Film Vacances à Paris Cpl. Paul Hodges 1958-10-01
Film La Chaîne John 'Joker' Jackson 1958-08-14
Film Mister Cory Cory 1957-02-23
Film Le grand chantage Sidney Falco 1957-06-27
Film The Midnight Story Joe Martini 1957-08-01
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Film Trapèze Tino Orsini 1956-05-30
Film The Square Jungle Eddie Quaid 1955-01-01
Film Le cavalier au masque Rene de Traviere/ The Purple Mask 1955-06-15
Film Six Bridges to Cross Jerry Florea 1955-01-19
Film Les Années sauvages Ben Matthews 1955-11-28
Film La Patrouille infernale Burke 1954-02-05
Film Johnny Dark Johnny Dark 1954-06-25
Film Le Chevalier du Roi Myles Falworth 1954-09-02
Film Ça c'est Paris Joe Maxwell 1954-12-30
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Cérémonie des Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Film Houdini Harry Houdini 1953-07-02
Film Forbidden Eddie Darrow 1953-12-02
Film The All American Nick Bonelli 1953-09-23
Film Flesh and Fury Paul Callan 1952-03-27
Film Le Fils d'Ali Baba Kashma Baba 1952-08-15
Film No Room for the Groom Alvah Morrell 1952-06-13
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Film Le Voleur de Tanger Julna 1951-07-02
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Film Francis, le mulet qui parle Capt. Jones (as Anthony Curtis) 1950-01-01
Film Sierra Brent Coulter 1950-06-01
Film I Was a Shoplifter Pepe (as Anthony Curtis) 1950-05-13
Film Winchester '73 Doan 1950-07-12
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Film Kansas Raiders Kit Dalton 1950-08-19
Film Pour toi, j'ai tué Gigolo 1949-01-12
Film The Lady Gambles Bellboy (as Anthony Curtis) 1949-05-20
Film City Across the River Mitch (as Anthony Curtis) 1949-04-07
Film Johnny Stool Pigeon Joey Hyatt (as Anthony Curtis) 1949-09-22
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20