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Anthony Quinn Overview:

Legendary actor, Anthony Quinn, was born Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca on Apr 21, 1915 in Chihuahua, Mexico. Quinn died at the age of 86 on Jun 3, 2001 in Boston, MA and was laid to rest in Quinn Family Estate Cemetery in Bristol, RI.

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Anthony Quinn was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning two for Best Supporting Actor for Viva Zapata! (as Eufemio Zapata) and Lust for Life (as Paul Gauguin) in 1952 and 1956 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1952Best Supporting ActorViva Zapata! (1952)Eufemio ZapataWon
1956Best Supporting ActorLust for Life (1956)Paul GauguinWon
1957Best ActorWild Is the Wind (1957)GinoNominated
1964Best ActorZorba the Greek (1964)Alexis ZorbaNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Anthony Quinn's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #135 on Dec 21, 1968.

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Anthony Quinn Quotes:

Zampanò: [reciting his act by rote before a crowd] Here we have a piece of chain that is a quarter of an inch thick. It is made of crude iron, stronger than steel. With the simple expansion of my pectoral muscles, or chest, that is, I'll break the hook.
[collecting money from the crowd]
Zampanò: Thank you, thank you. Now, to do this feat, I must fill myself up like a tire. If a blood vessel should break, I would spit blood. For instance, in Milan a man weighing 240 pounds lost his eyesight doing this trick. That is because the optical nerves take a beating, and once you lose your eyes, you are finished. If there's any delicate person in the audience, I would advise him to look away 'cause there could be blood.
[with seemingly great effort, he breaks the chain]


Auda abu Tayi: Thine mother mated with a scorpion.


Leon Alastray: [Kinita is crying, and Leon is drunk] I can't stand sniveling - stop your sniveling. I want to tell you something. Have you ever wondered why I stayed here? Was it because of that... that crazy old priest? Was it because of a god I... I don't even BELIEVE in? Was it because... Because for the first time in my life, I... I felt important, and I liked the 'yes, Father'; 'no, Father'; 'God bless you, Father'? Or was it because of you?
[pauses and thinks]
Leon Alastray: I think it was because of you.
Kinita: [realizes he loves her, and lies down beside him]
Leon Alastray: [caressing and kissing her] It's good to feel like a MAN again!
[becomes more aggressive, then sits up, staring down at her]
Leon Alastray: I've been a priest too long. Get out. Come on, GET OUT!


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Anthony Quinn Facts
Won his second Oscar for a movie in which he only appeared on screen for a total of 23 minutes and 40 seconds.

Son of an Irish father and Mexican mother, he grew up in the barrio of East L.A. shining shoes and selling newspapers.

Around 1972 he announced his desire to play Henry Cristophe, the 19th-century emperor of Haiti. Upon this announcement, several prominent black actors, including Ossie Davis and Ellen Holly, stated that they were opposed to a "white man" playing "black." Davis stated, "My black children need black heroes on which to model their behavior. Henry Cristophe is an authentic black hero. Tony, for all my admiration of him as a talent, will do himself and my children a great disservice if he encourages them to believe that only a white man, and Tony is white to my children, is capable of playing a black hero".

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