Character actor, Ian Bannen, was born on Jun 29, 1928 in Airdrie, Scotland. Bannen died at the age of 71 on Nov 3, 1999 in Knockies Straight, Scotland .
Black-haired Scottish actor who began his career in gentle roles, largely in comedy, but developed in the mid-1960s into an abrasive character star, fiercely portraying a series of single-minded and even psychotic men. He continued to impress when asked to express sourness and criticism. An Oscar nominee for The Flight of the Phoenix, he was killed in a car crash.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Bannen was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
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