Peter Fonda Overview:

Actor, Peter Fonda, was born Peter Henry Fonda on Feb 23, 1940 in New York City, NY. Fonda died at the age of 79 on Aug 16, 2019 in Los Angeless, CA from respiratory failure caused by lung cancer .



Although Fonda was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1997Best ActorUlee's Gold (1997)Ulee JacksonNominated

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Peter Fonda Quotes:

Mike: [cops are coming] Let's get out of here, Blues!
Heavenly Blues: There's nowhere to go.

Heavenly Blues: We wanna be free! We wanna be free to do what we wanna do. We wanna be free to ride. We wanna be free to ride our machines without being hassled by The Man! ... And we wanna get loaded. And we wanna have a good time. And that's what we are gonna do. We are gonna have a good time... We are gonna have a party.

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Peter Fonda Facts
He was a mentor at the 2nd annual HatcH audiovisual festival in Bozeman, MT. HatcH is a film and arts festival that focuses on mentoring and inspiring student, independent, and up-and-coming filmmakers and artists. He also attended to present the Spirit of Montana HatcH award to Johnny Depp, who was unable to attend. Fonda was the 2004 recipient of the award, which celebrates actors and filmmakers who have mentored and inspired young and aspiring artists and actors.

2000: Inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame.

He joined the Omaha Playhouse and appeared in their production of "Harvey." Then, he went to New York and became an apprentice at the Cecilwood Theatre. A year later, he was on Broadway in "Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole." Next, he went to Hollywood to test for the role of John Kennedy in PT 109 (1963).

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