James Coburn Overview:

Actor, James Coburn, was born James Harrison Coburn Jr. on Aug 31, 1928 in Laurel, NE. Coburn died at the age of 74 on Nov 18, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.



James Coburn was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for Affliction (as Glen Whitehouse) in 1998.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1998Best Supporting ActorAffliction (1998)Glen WhitehouseWon

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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In Like Flint: Returns as the Coolest Secret Agent

By Rick29 on Jun 6, 2022 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

The 1966 spy spoof Our Man Flint was still playing in theaters when 20th Century-Fox gave the greenlight for a sequel once again starring as super secret agent Derek Flint.Actually, the title character is nowhere to be seen in the opening scenes of In Like Flint (1967). Instead, the plo... Read full article

is Our Man Flint

By Rick29 on Sep 22, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

It's somewhat of a backhanded compliment to call Our Man Flint the "best James Bond spoof." It is that, but it's also a very clever secret agent film in its own right. Unlike the broadly comedic Austin Powers films or Get Smart, Our Man Flint replicates the elements of a 007 outing and exaggerates t... Read full article

Dervish Dust: The Life and Words of by Robyn L. Coburn

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Dervish DustThe Life and Words of by Robyn L. CoburnPotomac BooksHardcover ISBN: 9781640124059424 pagesNovember 2021Amazon — Barnes and Noble — Powell's“I take in all the impressions and information [about the character]. And when the time comes for action, I just let i... Read full article

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James Coburn Quotes:

Nan Butler: [indicating blinking red alarm light] What's that all about?
Dr. Sidney Schaefer: It's him! He needs me.

Dr. A.B. Krankheit: You're trying to out diagnose a world renowned surgeon who has attended eight institutions of higher education and who has more degrees than a thermometer.

[after Flint guns down Z.O.W.I.E. guards and Cramden wants to have him arrested]
Derek Flint: I noticed that these men were wearing Battle of the Bulge ribbons.
Mr. Cramden: There is no ribbon for the Battle of the Bulge.
Derek Flint: Exactly.

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Became good friends with Kris Kristofferson during the filming of Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973). They also worked together on Convoy (1978) and Payback (1999/I). Coburn contributed with backup vocals on Kristofferson's album "Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame".

He had a relationship with Lynsey De Paul.

For a time he did ads for "Schlitz" beer. Later after the contract was finished he admitted on a talk show that he never liked the taste of the beer.

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