John Dall Overview:

Actor, John Dall, was born John Dall Thompson on May 26, 1918 in New York City, NY. Dall died at the age of 52 on Jan 15, 1971 in Hollywood, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Dall was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1945Best Supporting ActorThe Corn Is Green (1945)Morgan EvansNominated
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John Dall Quotes:

Brandon: I've always wished for more artistic talent. Well, murder can be an art, too. The power to kill can be just as satisfying as the power to create.


Brandon: Nobody commits a murder just for the experiment of committing it. Nobody except us.


Phillip Morgan: Rupert only publishes books HE likes... usually philosophy.
Janet Walker: Oh. Small print, big words, no sales.
Brandon Shaw: Rupert's extremely radical. Do you know that he selects his books on the assumption that people not only can read but actually can think?


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John Dall Facts
Best remembered as Brandon, the more confident and charismatic of the two prep school killers in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (1948).

There are conflicting accounts of his cause of death. Many sources state that the cause of death was heart attack while others, including his nephew, state the cause of death was a punctured lung.

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