Victor McLaglen Overview:

Legendary actor, Victor McLaglen, was born Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen on Dec 10, 1886 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. McLaglen died at the age of 72 on Nov 7, 1959 in Newport Beach, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Victor McLaglen was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for The Informer (as Gypo Nolan) in 1935.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1935Best ActorThe Informer (1935)Gypo NolanWon
1952Best Supporting ActorThe Quiet Man (1952)Red Will DanaherNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Victor McLaglen's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #31 on May 25, 1936.

BlogHub Articles:

The Informer (1935): John Ford and

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 22, 2022 From 4 Star Films

The opening title card sets the stage in strife-torn Dublin in 1922 with a reference to Judas, the man who betrayed Jesus Christ to be killed. The allusive nature of the story becomes apparent only with time, connecting with John Ford’s own deeply religious inclinations as an Irish Catholic. I... Read full article


Photoplay Cookbook: ’s “Chili Con Carne”

By Fritzi Kramer on Aug 4, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on August 4, 2014 in Article, Blog, Feature, Photoplay Cookbook Welcome back! I am cooking my way through the 1929 Photoplay cookbook (recipes of the stars!) and you are invited to tag along. (I have listed all the recipes I have tested on this dedicated page. Check back often.) Tod... Read full article


, in a Jeep or: a 4 by Ford. McLaglen, Boxer, Actor and a Squire of the Hollywood Landscape

By C. S. Williams on Apr 23, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Classic Film Aficionados Born?Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen on Friday, December 10th, 1886 in?Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, (a former boxer) was an adventurer at heart, never satisfied with the norm, and in some way seeking fodder for future stories that he might relay t... Read full article


, in a Jeep or: a 4 by Ford. McLaglen, Boxer, Actor and a Squire of the Hollywood Landscape

By C. S. Williams on Apr 23, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Classic Film Aficionados Born?Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen on Friday, December 10th, 1886 in?Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, (a former boxer) was an adventurer at heart, never satisfied with the norm, and in some way seeking fodder for future stories that he might relay t... Read full article


, in a Jeep or: a 4 by Ford. McLaglen, Boxer, Actor and a Squire of the Hollywood Landscape (3)

By C. S. Williams on Apr 23, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Originally posted on Classic Film Aficionados: Born?Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen on Friday, December 10th, 1886 in?Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, (a former boxer) was an adventurer at heart, never satisfied with the norm, and in some way seeking fodder for future stories... Read full article


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Victor McLaglen Quotes:

Bull Brackett: We've never had a woman passenger on this boat. That is, none like you!


Dennis P. McHale: The final shipment of guns will arrive in a couple of days, then we'll all have some fun!


Katie Madden: Ah, Gypo, what's the use? I'm hungry, and I can't pay my room rent. Have you the price of a flop on you?
Gypo Nolan: No.
Katie Madden: What's the use? Ah. don't look at me like that, Gypo! You're all I got! You're the only one. You know that. But what chance do we have to escape? Money! Some people have all the luck!
[Indicating the ad in the travel agency window]
Katie Madden: Look at that thing handing us the ha-ha! Ten pounds to America! Twenty pounds and the world is ours?
Gypo Nolan: What are you saying that for?


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Victor McLaglen Facts
He was cast mostly as Irishmen, particularly by John Ford, but he was actually British, his ancestry being mainly Scot.

Under the pseudonym Paul Romano, McLaglen boxed future heavyweight champion Jess Willard in a four-round exhibition match in Springfield, Missouri, on 26 September 1911.

Claimed he was four years older than he really was so he could enlist in the London Life Guards and fight in the Boer War.

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