James Coburn Overview:

Actor, James Coburn, was born James Harrison Coburn Jr. on Aug 31, 1928 in Laurel, NE. Coburn died at the age of 74 on Nov 18, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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James Coburn was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for Affliction (as Glen Whitehouse) in 1998.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1998Best Supporting ActorAffliction (1998)Glen WhitehouseWon
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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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In Like Flint: Returns as the Coolest Secret Agent

By Rick29 on Jun 6, 2022 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

The 1966 spy spoof Our Man Flint was still playing in theaters when 20th Century-Fox gave the greenlight for a sequel once again starring as super secret agent Derek Flint.Actually, the title character is nowhere to be seen in the opening scenes of In Like Flint (1967). Instead, the plo... Read full article


is Our Man Flint

By Rick29 on Sep 22, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

It's somewhat of a backhanded compliment to call Our Man Flint the "best James Bond spoof." It is that, but it's also a very clever secret agent film in its own right. Unlike the broadly comedic Austin Powers films or Get Smart, Our Man Flint replicates the elements of a 007 outing and exaggerates t... Read full article


Dervish Dust: The Life and Words of by Robyn L. Coburn

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Dervish DustThe Life and Words of by Robyn L. CoburnPotomac BooksHardcover ISBN: 9781640124059424 pagesNovember 2021Amazon — Barnes and Noble — Powell's“I take in all the impressions and information [about the character]. And when the time comes for action, I just let i... Read full article


Dervish Dust: The Life and Words of by Robyn L. Coburn

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Dervish DustThe Life and Words of by Robyn L. CoburnPotomac BooksHardcover ISBN: 9781640124059424 pagesDecember 2021Amazon — Barnes and Noble — Powell's“I take in all the impressions and information [about the character]. And when the time comes for action, I just let i... Read full article


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James Coburn Quotes:

Dr. Wu: Ours would be a perfect world! Why?
Derek Flint: Because it's your idea of perfection, gentlemen - not mine!


Dr. Arnold Dunlap: In my book you are a tart! A tramp! A trollop! A... teenager.


Maj. Amos Dundee: [after the Apache ambush] How did they know?
Samuel Potts: They're Apache.
Maj. Amos Dundee: [on Riago] And just what in hell is he?
Riago: I am tame Apache. A camp dog. Christian Indian. Charriba, is Apache.
Maj. Amos Dundee: Sam, you take this "camp dog" and go find me Charriba.
Samuel Potts: That's what you pay us for, Amos.


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James Coburn Facts
Became good friends with Kris Kristofferson during the filming of Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973). They also worked together on Convoy (1978) and Payback (1999/I). Coburn contributed with backup vocals on Kristofferson's album "Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame".

Along with his 'Magnificent Seven' co-star Steve McQueen, Coburn was a pallbearer at the funeral of his friend (and his martial arts instructor) Bruce Lee on July 31, 1973 in Seattle, Washington.

Appeared with Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson in two films, both of which were directed by John Sturges: The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Great Escape (1963).

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