Jack Palance Overview:

Legendary actor, Jack Palance, was born Volodymyr Palanyuk on Feb 18, 1919 in Lattimer Mines, PA. Palance died at the age of 87 on Nov 10, 2006 in Montecito, CA and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.

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Trying to build a Jack Palance filmography is like tracking down a whirlwind. Like some workaholic Jack the Ripper, this American actor of massive physical presence travelled half the world in search of audiences on whom to impose his fearsome personality. With a face rebuilt by plastic surgery after war burns, and a ferocious acting style, this son of Russian immigrants could hardly fail to dominate his films, and continued to do so, violence smouldering beneath a surface calm, for 40 years. In 1988, his career came full circle with a sadistic western villain in Young Guns. Received Oscar nominations for Sudden Fear and Shane. He finally won an Academy Award many decades later for City Slickers. The actresses Holly and Brooke Palance are his daughters.

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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Jack Palance was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actor for City Slickers (as Curly) in 1991.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1952Best Supporting ActorSudden Fear (1952)Lester BlaineNominated
1953Best Supporting ActorShane (1953)WilsonNominated
1991Best Supporting ActorCity Slickers (1991)CurlyWon
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. In addition, Palance was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum .

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Jack Palance Quotes:

Shane: I've heard about you.
Jack Wilson: What have you heard, Shane?
Shane: I've heard that you're a low-down Yankee liar.
Jack Wilson: Prove it.


Jacob Wade: Take your dead and git. And don't bury 'em on my ground!


[after being rejected for a romantic role because of his looks]
Lester Blaine: Miss Hudson, in your own native city of San Francisco, there's an art gallery in the Legion of Honor in which there's an oil painting of Casanova. It's quite obvious that you have never seen this painting. For your information, Miss Hudson, this is what Casanova looked like. He had big ears, a scar over one eye, a broken nose, and a wart on his chin, right here. I suggest, Miss Hudson, that when you return to San Francisco, you visit this gallery and see this painting!


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Was infamous in Hollywood for his Method-style acting, in a time when Marlon Brando was one of its few practitioners. Once, while filming a fight scene with Burt Lancaster, Palance actually punched the unsuspecting Lancaster in the face. Tough guy Lancaster responded by socking Palance in the gut, causing him to vomit.

Was offered the role of Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).

Son of a coal miner.

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