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Burt Lancaster Overview:

Legendary actor, Burt Lancaster, was born Burton Stephen Lancaster on Nov 2, 1913 in New York City, NY. Lancaster died at the age of 81 on Oct 20, 1994 in Century City, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Burt Lancaster was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Elmer Gantry (as Elmer Gantry) in 1960.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1953Best ActorFrom Here to Eternity (1953)Sgt. Milton WardenNominated
1960Best ActorElmer Gantry (1960)Elmer GantryWon
1962Best ActorBirdman of Alcatraz (1962)Robert StroudNominated
1981Best ActorAtlantic City (1980)LouNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

The Five Best Performances

By Rick29 on Dec 17, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

The shadows enhance the film's dark tones. 1. Sweet Smell of Success (1957) - Surprisingly, didn't garner rave reviews nor earn any awards for what I consider his finest performance. In this first-rate adaptation of Clifford Odets' play, he stars as J.J. Hunsecker, an influential, im... Read full article


Day 2 of Noirvember: Remembering

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 3, 2015 From Shadows and Satin

Lancaster and Gardner in The Killers He began his career as a circus acrobat, became an Academy-Award winning star of the silver screen, and helped launch one of the most successful independent production companies of his time. And he was the star of seven first-rate examples of the classic noir per... Read full article


Castle Keep (1969) with and Peter Falk

By Greg Orypeck on Jul 30, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! “My purpose is madness.  It’s the only way you can really tell what happens in war.  By lying, you can open the door a little crack on the truth.”—— Private Benjamin (Al Freeman, Jr.) If you happen to wander into Castle Keep by accident, or by some ill-fated wrong turn, as do the eight A... Read full article


Castle Keep (1969) with and Peter Falk

By Greg Orypeck on Jul 30, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! “My purpose is madness.  It’s the only way you can really tell what happens in war.  By lying, you can open the door a little crack on the truth.”—— Private Benjamin (Al Freeman, Jr.) If you happen to wander into Castle Keep by accident, or by some ill-fated wrong turn, as do the eight A... Read full article


The Best Films of

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 5, 2014 From 4 Star Films

1. From Here to Eternity 2. Sweet Smell of Success 3. The Leopard 4. Judgment at Nuremberg 5. The Killers 6. Elmer Gantry 7. Local Hero 8. Atlantic City 9. Criss Cross 10. Seven Days in May 11. The Train 12. The Crimson Pirate 13. Brute Force 14. The Professionals 15. Field of Dreams 16. The Flame a... Read full article


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Burt Lancaster Quotes:

Elmer Gantry: Sin, sin, sin! You're all sinners! You're all doomed to perdition!


Jim Thorpe: Which one of you guys is Lacey?
Ed Lacey, Sportswriter Punched by Thorpe: I'm Lacey.
Jim Thorpe: Well I'm Thorpe!
[punches Lacey]


Joe Erin: That marquis's getting too many teeth in that crocodile smile of his. I don't like it!


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Allegedly showed up at a Hollywood Oscar party in the late 1950s wearing a G-string and spray-painted gold, resembling an Academy Award statuette.

Died the very same year as his long-time friend, circus acrobat partner and frequent co-star Nick Cravat.

When Republican candidate George Bush referred to the American Civil Liberties Union as "un-American" during the 1988 presidential election, Lancaster responded by appearing in a television advertisement in which he said, "My name is Burt Lancaster and I've a confession to make. I am a card-carrying member of the ACLU.".

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