Birthday: 11/02/1913 Year
Age: 80 years
Place of Birth: New York, United States
Date of Death: 20/10/1994 Year
Place of death: Senchyuri City (Calif.), United States
Nationality: United States
Position the person is physically strong and simple-minded, with a charming smile and defenseless, but being in extreme situations, typical of his work.
Born in New York, NY, USA.
American actor and producer. At the age of 19 years, organized together with childhood friend Nick Krevet troupe of traveling acrobats. In 1939 the company broke up; Lancaster called to the front, he is first in North Africa and then in Italy and Austria, and everywhere speaks to soldiers with acrobatic numbers. Being invited to the cinema after the war, succeeds in his first role naive killer (“Killer» (The Killers) R. Sodmak, 1946) and establishes him as a convict in the film J. Dassin “brute force» (Brute Force, 1947 ).
Position the person is physically strong and simple-minded, with a charming smile and defenseless, but being in extreme situations, typical of his later works. Lancaster 50s starred in many major Hollywood masters (Litvak, Sodmak, Dieterle, Weisz), playing in adventure films and in melodramas. Stand out two successful work in westerns directed R.Oldricha – “Apache» (Apache, 1953), and “Vera Cruz» (Vera Cruz, 1954), after which a taste for this genre, Lancaster himself put Western “The Kentuckian »(The Kentuckian, 1955), not brought him no laurels.
A true masterpiece of Lancaster was the Oscar award-psychologically complex role of itinerant quack, experiencing love drama, the film of Richard Brooks “Elmer Gantry» (Elmer Gantry, 1960). In the 60 years of Lancaster, without ceasing to play the role of a traditional westerns and adventure films Frankenheymera, Sturges, Houston, Aldrich, performs successful psychological role for example, in Stanley Kramer’s film “The Nuremberg Trials” (1961), in John Frankenheimer film “Seven Days May »(Seven Days in May), and others. One of the biggest successes of the actor in those years – the role of Prince Fabrizio Salina in the film adaptation of the novel of Lampedusa “Leopard» (Il gattopardo, 1963), Luchino Visconti.
The best works of the mature Lancaster played in the second half of the ’70s – in the films “Family Portrait in the interior» (Gruppo Di Famiglia In Un Interno, 1974 L. Visconti), “Twentieth Century» (Novecento, 1976 B. Bertolucci) “Buffalo Bill and the Indians» (Buffalo Bill and the Indians, Or Sitting Bull’sHistory Lesson, 1976 Robert Altman). Among other European directors who have filmed Lancaster – Louis Malle and Liliana Cavani – respectively, “Atlantic City» (Atlantic City, 1980); «Skin» (La pelle, 1981).
Without experiencing shortage of proposals on the screen very often. Russian viewers is known in particular for his role as a commentator in the documentary TV series “The Unknown War”. In 1950, the first attempt to become a producer, the failed within a few years. Producing activities resumed in 1962 – along with Kirk Douglas.
1. crosswise – 1949 ()
2. Fire and boom – 1950 ()
3. From now and forever – 1953 ()
4. Apache – 1954 ()
5. Faith Crewe with – 1954 (Western)
6. A-Line – 1956 ()
7. The Sweet Smell of Success – 1957 ()
8. Separate Tables – 1958 ()
9. Elmer Gantry – 1960 ()
10. Birdman of Alcatraz – 1962 ()
11. List of Adrian Messenger – 1963 ()
12. Train – 1964 ()
13. Seven Days in May – 1964 ()
14. Professionals – 1966 ()
15. The Scalphunters – 1968 ()
16. Protection of the castle – 1969 (Drama)
17. Airport – 1970 (Drama)
18. Scorpio – 1973 ()
19. Family Portrait in the interior – 1974 ()
20. Twentieth Century – 1976 (The dramatic story)
21. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson – 1976 ()
22. The last gleam of twilight – 1977 ()
23. Atlantic City – 1980 (Drama)
24. The Osterman Weekend – 1983 ()
25. Tough Guys – 1986 ()
26. Field of Dreams – 1989 (Science Fiction / Fantasy)
27. Separated but equal – 1991 ()
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