Robert Ryan Overview:

Legendary character actor, Robert Ryan, was born Robert Bushnell Ryan on Nov 11, 1909 in Chicago, IL. Ryan died at the age of 63 on Jul 11, 1973 in New York City, NY and was cremated and his ashes scattered in unknown location.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1947Best Supporting ActorCrossfire (1947)MontgomeryNominated
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BlogHub Articles:

Noir Nook: Spring Trivia ? Joan Bennett, Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, , Jean Hagen, and Richard Widmark

By Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on May 12, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Spring Trivia ? Joan Bennett, Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, , Jean Hagen, and Richard Widmark There aren?t many things I love in life more than classic movie trivia. In celebration of spring, this month?s Noir Nook is serving up some trivial tidbits on some of my favorite noir actors an... Read full article


Harry Belafonte and are up against the “Odds Against Tomorrow”

By Stephen Reginald on Jan 5, 2022 From Classic Movie Man

Harry Belafonte and are up against the “Odds Against Tomorrow” Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) is an American film noir, produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Harry Belafonte, , and Shelley Winters. The film features a jazz film score directed by John... Read full article


On Blu-ray: John Wayne and Butt Heads in Flying Leathernecks (1951)

By KC on Nov 4, 2020 From Classic Movies

Flying Leathernecks (1951) is an unusual entry in World War II cinema. While it leans into the familiar camaraderie and hijinks of many war films from the era, it offers a few visceral glimpses at the violent realities of war. This is most likely due to the influence of director Nicholas Ray, who wa... Read full article


On Blu-ray: and Audrey Totter in the Boxing Noir The Set-Up (1949)

By KC on Nov 12, 2019 From Classic Movies

The rough-edged boxing noir The Set-up (1949) is notable for starring two of the best movie villains, and Audrey Totter, as a loving married couple. It’s nice to see them be the good guys for once in a film where the rest of the world feels rotten to the core. I recently watched th... Read full article


Warner Archive: Ida Lupino, and Thrills in On Dangerous Ground (1951)

By KC on Nov 3, 2016 From Classic Movies

The romantic noir thriller On Dangerous Ground (1952) transcends an uninspired story thanks to the special talents of its cast and crew. Directed by Nicholas Ray, starring and Ida Lupino and scored by Bernard Herrmann, the economical production makes a surprising emotional connection. No... Read full article


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Robert Ryan Quotes:

Ike Clanton: Get this through your heads. If this was the east, I could make law the way they do. But the best I can do out here is buy it.


Pete Wirth: Let's wait and see. There's no danger yet.
Reno Smith: No danger yet? This guy is like a carrier of smallpox! Since he arrived, this town has a fever... an infection. And it's spreading!


Joe Parkson: Just so there won't be no misunderstanding, tell him I'll be back!
Edith Enley: If you are, the police will be here to meet you.
Joe Parkson: You'd better check with your husband. I don't think he'd like that.


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Robert Ryan Facts
A close friend of Lee Marvin.

Co-founded the Theatre Group at the University of California at Los Angeles with John Houseman and Sidney Harmon in 1959. Nine years later in 1968 he co-founded the Plumstead Playhouse Repertory Company, with Henry Fonda and Martha Scott.

Irish-American.

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