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John Mills Overview:

Character actor, John Mills, was born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills on Feb 22, 1908 in North Elmham, England. Mills died at the age of 97 on Apr 23, 2005 in Denham, England and was laid to rest in St. Mary the Virgin Cemetery in Denham, England.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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John Mills was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for Ryan's Daughter (as Michael) in 1970.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1970Best Supporting ActorRyan's Daughter (1970)MichaelWon
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On 2002, Mills received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

BlogHub Articles:

A musical

By Judy on Feb 13, 2015 From Movie Classics

I’ve just reviewed an early musical starring , Car of Dreams , released in 1935, over at my British movies blog. Anyone interested is very welcome to take a look! This is the first in a planned?series about ?films starring this great actor.... Read full article


Scott of the Antarctic (1948) with

By Greg Orypeck on Jun 12, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!?We knew that poor Oates was walking to his death, but though we tried to dissuade him, we knew it was the act of a brave man and an English gentleman.??We all hope to meet the end with a similar spirit and assuredly the end is not far.???? Robert Falcon Scott If ever there was a more apt... Read full article


, Jane Greer, and Richard Basehart: It's Triple Feature Time at the Cafe!

By Rick29 on Aug 29, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Jim--haunted by memories of the tragedy. The October Man (1947). A bus accident on a dark, rainy night leaves Jim Ackland () with a skull fracture--and the tragic memory of a friend's young daughter who died while under his care. After spending a year in a hospital, Jim emerges a fragile ... Read full article


"looks like" a young Willie Nelson.

By Dawn on Aug 31, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Sir ,(22 February 1908 – 23 April 2005), was an English actor, who made more than 120 films in a career spanning seven decades.Willie Nelson (born April 30, 1933), is a Texan country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor. He reached his greatest fame during the outlaw country moveme... Read full article


By Dawn on Aug 22, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, made his first film, The Midshipmaid (1932), and next went on to play, in one of my favorite films, Colley in the 1939 film version of, Goodbye, Mr Chips. The story begins with Mr. Chipping, a retired schoolteacher of 83, falling asleep and his 58-year career is told in a flashback:When ... Read full article


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John Mills Quotes:

[trying to think of a way to get off the ship-wrecked boat]
Ernst Robinson: Why don't we put up a distress flag?
Father Robinson: Don't you think we look distressed enough? Ernst, anyone who sees a ship stuck on the rocks might possibly guess it's in trouble.


[after Ashton is knocked almost unconscious by Sellers]
Tommy Tyler: You just lost your first case, son.


Platon Karatsev: [explaining why a boy was executed] Where there's law, there's injustice.
[to his dog]
Platon Karatsev: C'mon, boy, get up, get up!
[to Pierre]
Platon Karatsev: But the maggot eats the cabbage - yet dies first.
Pierre Bezukhov: What did you say?
Platon Karatsev: I say things happen not as we plan them but as God judges.


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John Mills Facts
In 1967, he appeared in "The Great Escape" themed episode of "The Golden Shot" (1967), hosted by Bob Monkhouse.

When he won the 1971 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award, Mills was the only winner present at the ceremony to accept his acting award. The other three winners of Academy Awards for acting that year, George C. Scott, Glenda Jackson, and Helen Hayes, didn't attend the awards. ceremony.

Suffered a bad fall at his Buckinghamshire home, breaking two ribs, and was kept overnight in hospital as a precaution. (November 2001)

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