Job Actor, painter, writer, film director
Years active 1936-2001
Top Roles Wogan, Louis 'Mountain' Rivera, Ramon Mederos / Francisco Mederos, Alexis Zorba, Craig Belden
Top GenresDrama, Adventure, Action, Romance, Crime, Western
Top TopicsBook-Based, Romance (Drama), World War II
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), (Producer), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Norman Panama, Rex Downing, Megs Jenkins  see more..

Anthony Quinn Overview:

Legendary actor, Anthony Quinn, was born Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca on Apr 21, 1915 in Chihuahua, Mexico. Quinn died at the age of 86 on Jun 3, 2001 in Boston, MA and was laid to rest in Quinn Family Estate Cemetery in Bristol, RI.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Anthony Quinn was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning two for Best Supporting Actor for Viva Zapata! (as Eufemio Zapata) and Lust for Life (as Paul Gauguin) in 1952 and 1956 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1952Best Supporting ActorViva Zapata! (1952)Eufemio ZapataWon
1956Best Supporting ActorLust for Life (1956)Paul GauguinWon
1957Best ActorWild Is the Wind (1957)GinoNominated
1964Best ActorZorba the Greek (1964)Alexis ZorbaNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Anthony Quinn's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #135 on Dec 21, 1968.

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By ScribeHard on Aug 20, 2012 From ScribeHard on Film

Are we two-thirds done already? ?Sigh. ?Well, let’s enjoy the last third while we still have it! ?Today’s stars (and I mean the bloggers) look at the works of . I wonder if the H.P. in H.P. Oliver stands for Holy Participation! ?With his 9th entry for the blogathon, Mr. Oli... Read full article


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By Jill Blake on Aug 20, 2012 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

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Anthony Quinn Quotes:

Basil: I don't want any trouble.
Alexis Zorba: Life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and *look* for trouble.


Kiril Lakota: Mr. Chairman, what is your revolution built on? What is Russia's revolution built on? One man who spent most of his life in the British Museum who is buried in a tiny cemetery in England. Karl Marx never carried a gun, he was never fought on the barricades. All he had was words, words and an idea, which in 60 years has changed the face of the earth.


Louis 'Mountain' Rivera: In 1952 they ranked me number five!


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Anthony Quinn Facts
Around 1972 he announced his desire to play Henry Cristophe, the 19th-century emperor of Haiti. Upon this announcement, several prominent black actors, including Ossie Davis and Ellen Holly, stated that they were opposed to a "white man" playing "black." Davis stated, "My black children need black heroes on which to model their behavior. Henry Cristophe is an authentic black hero. Tony, for all my admiration of him as a talent, will do himself and my children a great disservice if he encourages them to believe that only a white man, and Tony is white to my children, is capable of playing a black hero".

Was good friends with actress Maureen O'Hara, they starred together 6 times, first being The Black Swan (1942) and the last time being Only the Lonely (1991).

Was nominated for Broadway's 1961 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for Becket.

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