Thursday, July 30, 2015

REMEMBERING BURT LANCASTER

And now the latest from one of our favorite blogs ever, EUROPEAN FILM STAR POSTCARDS, their latest offering:

IMPORTED FROM THE USA: BURT LANCASTER - Fame came to Burt Lancaster (1913-1994) with his first film role, as the doomed Swede in Universal's The Killers (1946), but the former circus acrobat knew better than to leave his career in other hands. After less than two years in Hollywood, Lancaster formed his own production company and took the lead in such popular successes as the Technicolor swashbucklers The Flame and the Arrow (1950) and The Crimson Pirate (1952), and the Western Vera Cruz (1954). The athletic and handsome Lancaster remained a box office draw for 20 years, winning a 1961 Academy Award for playing the corrupt evangelist Elmer Gantry (1960). His best work through the next decades was often in European features like Luchino Visconti's Il gattopardo/The Leopard (1963) and Gruppo di famiglia in un interno/Conversation Piece (1974), Novecento/1900 (1976) and Atlantic City (1980), which netted him an Oscar nomination.

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1 comment:

  1. He was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo handsome

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