Birthday: 04/05/1916 Year
Age: 87 years
Place of Birth: La Jolla, California, USA
Date of Death: 12/06/2003 Year
Place of death: Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality: United States
Height: 191 cm
Hollywood lost a goodie
Panorama roles played by an actor is very wide – from soldiers to biblical characters. However much he tried to play negative characters, all did not work. The audience appreciated it, mainly because of the positive characters.
As biographer says 87-year-old actor Monroe Friedman, “we regret to announce that Greg passed away the night at his home, where he loved to be.” We survived by his wife Veronique Peck, four children and several grandchildren.
Peck began his acting career when at the university where he studied, were looking for actors for the film “Moby Dick.” The director chose Peck for high growth and offer to take off. After that, Gregory starred in more than 60 films, among them a true classic – “Spellbound,” “Cape Fear,” “Roman Holiday.”
Gregory Peck became a symbol of courage and determination in the American postwar cinema. His first works date from the beginning of the forties – in particular, the movie “Days of Glory” (1943) and the “keys of the kingdom” (1944). Panorama roles played by an actor is very wide – from soldiers to biblical characters. However much he tried to play negative characters, all did not work. The audience appreciated it, mainly because of the positive characters.
The American Film Institute has compiled a list of the 100 greatest movie stars and kinozlodeev. List of goodies headed Atticus Finch from “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962) by Gregory Peck. For his role in this film, Peck received the “Oscar”. Total for this award he was nominated five times. In 1989, Peck won an award at the Cannes Film Festival for his contribution to cinema, in 1994 g.- honorary award “Cesar”.
Among the directors with whom he worked, Gregory Peck, Alfred Hitchcock, Elia Kazan, Stanley Kramer and Martin Scorsese.
Gregory Peck was also engaged in producing films and was known as an active public figure: he was one of the founders of the American Film Institute and for many years served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts. In 1968, Peck learned that won the Academy Award for humanitarian work, said: “I am – not good uncle. It’s amazing that I considered to humanists. I’m just taking part is what I believe.”
And 3 years ago in Cannes Peck said that the era of glory movie ended. When asked what he thinks about today’s Hollywood stars that one movie get $ 30 million, he remarked with sarcasm: “I was born too early.” According to Peck, is now virtually no charismatic Executive male roles.
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