Sunday, October 30, 2016


New from our friends at European Filmstar Postcards - IMPORTED FROM THE USA: ANTHONY QUINN

Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn (1915-2001) started as a contract player at Paramount, where he mainly played villains and ethnic types. He moved to Broadway and replaced Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire. This performance boosted his film career. For his role as Brando's brother in Viva Zapata! (Elia Kazan, 1952), Quinn won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award. He gave one of his best performances as the circus strongman in Federico Fellini's masterpiece La Strada (1954). Quinn won his second Supporting Actor Oscar in 1957 for his role as Gauguin in Lust for Life (Vincente Minnelli, 1956), opposite Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh. Over the next decades Quinn alternated between Hollywood and the European cinema.  READ MORE HERE 

Editor's Note: Quinn was also wonderful in THE GUNS OF NAVARONE as Colonel Andrea Stavrou.

1 comment:

  1. He will always be the pope in the shoes of the fisherman to me.