Burt Lancaster Overview:

Legendary actor, Burt Lancaster, was born Burton Stephen Lancaster on Nov 2, 1913 in New York City, NY. Lancaster died at the age of 81 on Oct 20, 1994 in Century City, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Burt Lancaster was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Elmer Gantry (as Elmer Gantry) in 1960.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1953Best ActorFrom Here to Eternity (1953)Sgt. Milton WardenNominated
1960Best ActorElmer Gantry (1960)Elmer GantryWon
1962Best ActorBirdman of Alcatraz (1962)Robert StroudNominated
1981Best ActorAtlantic City (1980)LouNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Vera Cruz (1954): Gary Cooper and

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 8, 2020 From 4 Star Films

Below the Mexican border, during Antebellum days, a diverse array of Americans find themselves in the middle of the fight against Maximillian of France. Vera Cruz is far from a history lesson, however. It need not be. Still, it plays as an important footnote in a different type of history altogether... Read full article


TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Six —

By shadowsandsatin on Aug 5, 2020 From Shadows and Satin

Handsome. Rugged. More. Handsome. Rugged. Passionate. Talented. With an impressive career that spanned six decades, was all this, and more. ?Any time Burt was in a film, you wanted to go see it. Any time he was on television you wanted to watch it,? actress Rhonda Fleming once said. ?... Read full article


and Ossie Davis Take on The Scalphunters

By Rick29 on Jun 22, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Burt Lanaster as Joe Bass. When easygoing trapper Joe Bass () takes a shortcut through Kiowa land, he is confronted by a party of Indians led by Two Crows. The Kiowa leader wants to trade a black slave for Bass's pelts. The trapper isn't interested in the deal--but he's really doesn't... Read full article


The Swimmer (1968): A Fable Starring

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 25, 2020 From 4 Star Films

I am tempted to call The Swimmer a pretentious fable about the waters of life. It is set in the upper echelon of Connecticut society, but the same cross-section might hold true in California as well. In fact, one could say this film effectively extends the pool metaphor of The Graduate (1967). Becau... Read full article


March Madness #12:

By Kat_Selby on Mar 12, 2018 From All Good Things

Welcome to Day 11 of MARCH MADNESS! Every day one Super-star will be featured - a star of many types of roles, from really, really B.A.D. to the sweetest-dearest-most darling! DAY #10 Results: DEBBIE REYNOLD's sweet and dear KATHY SELDON is "Singin' in the Rain" for her win over Peggy Brown in "The... Read full article


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Burt Lancaster Quotes:

Bill Dolworth: Nothing is for always. Except death. Ask Fierro. Ask Francisco. Ask those in the cemetery of nameless men.


Ned Merrill: Just one lane. I want to swim just one lane. Y-You don't understand.
Pool cashier: I understand you ain't got a half a buck. That's all I'm supposed to understand.
Ned Merrill: But can't you make an exception just this once? My house is right over there on the hill. I'll come straight back with the money.
Pool cashier: Get the hell out of there, mister.


Massai: You are very silent.
Nalinle: There are times when words come hard to a woman.
Massai: Not often.


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Took a pay cut to make Castle Keep (1969), which he intended to be the ultimate anti-war film and an allegory for the Vietnam conflict.

Starred in five films directed by John Frankenheimer.

Was cast in Old Gringo (1989) but was informed by Columbia when he arrived in Mexico City for rehearsals in December 1987 that he was being replaced with Gregory Peck, as the insurance for him was too high. He sued Columbia for his $1.5-million fee, and made an out-of-court settlement.

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