Charles Bronson Overview:

Legendary actor, Charles Bronson, was born Charles Dennis Buchinsky on Nov 3, 1921 in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania. Bronson died at the age of 81 on Aug 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, CA .


Rugged, latterly mustachioed American star, a former juvenile delinquent, miner, and boxer who turned to acting after World War II. For many years cast as villains and men of violence, he broke through to stardom only in 1968, after which he played heroes and men of violence at just as prolific a rate as before. One of the world's top box office stars through most of the 1970s, he was married (second) to British-born actress Jill Ireland from 1968 to her death. Kept going in craggy leading roles into his late seventies.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Bronson was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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as Torrey.Made two years after Dirty Harry (1971), The Stone Killer stars as a Harry clone named Lou Torrey. After being suspended for his violent behavior, police detective Torrey transfers from New York City to Los Angeles. After two quiet years, Torrey arrests a fo... Read full article

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By Rick29 on Nov 5, 2012 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

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Charles Bronson Quotes:

Jamie Wagner: Are you going to bust him?
Chino Valdez: Do you know what it means... bustin' a horse?
Jamie Wagner: Showin' it you can't be thrown.
Chino Valdez: No, that ain't all of it. Bustin' a horse means just exactly that: you bust him. And that takes all the spunk out of a horse... it breaks him. And I'm not gonna bust a Valdez horse.

Chino Valdez: Anyway, a bunch of Indians stole my horses once. I went along and stole them back. And while they was chasing me, I came off my horse and got run over.
Jamie Wagner: Why didn't they kill you?
Chino Valdez: Hell, boy, they was my friends!

Harmonica: [to Frank, spotting a gunman above a painted clock] Time sure flies! It's already past twelve.

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He grew privately frustrated by the declining quality and range of roles over his career, being pigeonholed as a violent vigilante after the commercial success of Death Wish (1974). His own favorite of his "vigilante" movies was Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) (aka Once Upon a Time in the West).

Stepfather of Valentine McCallum.

He was considered for Gene Hackman's Oscar-winning role in The French Connection (1971).

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