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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.



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

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:

Italo Bombolini: [Repeated line] There is no wine.

Portugee: My friend we don't sail on no tide.
Paul Shushaldin: Huh?
Portugee: We got no crew.
Paul Shushaldin: But you told me you had a crew!
Portugee: That's for true. This morning I have crew. You see them boys? Best crew in whole world. I steal them from Boston Man. Now, no crew! Boston Man steal them back... I think he is a thief.

Agueda: So you force us to return. Now, your soldiers are going Priest. How will you hold us?
Leon Alastray: Well, Agueda. I hope you will all stay because... Because you all CHOOSE to stay.
Diego: When your protectors are gone, we will KILL you for this!
Leon Alastray: Diego, you will kill no one. You are a coward like all the rest.
Antonito: Why don't you call for help? Your soldiers can still hear you.
Leon Alastray: I call for no help. YOU are the weaklings always crying for help. For years, you hide behind Teclo and his... And his 17 vaqueros. You run to the hills and you hide like ANIMALS!
[thumps chest defiantly]
Leon Alastray: I fight my OWN battles!
[throws open church doors to reveal the horde of guns & ammo]

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Anthony Quinn Facts
Before he launched his acting career Quinn worked odd jobs as a butcher, a boxer, street corner preacher and a slaughterhouse worker. He also won a scholarship to study architecture with Frank Lloyd Wright, with whom he developed a close relationship.

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

He was one of the few actors to move easily and successfully between starring and supporting roles throughout his career. In both categories, the Irish-Mexican Quinn played a vast array of characters and ethnicities, including American, Arab, Basque, Chinese, English, French, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hun, Irish, Italian, Mexican, Mongol, Native American, Filipino, Portuguese, Spaniard and Ukranian.

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