Richard W. Farnsworth
Date of birth: 09/01/1920 Year
Age: 80 years
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of death: 06.10.2000 Year
For very many years he played mostly in Westerns. Only three decades later, when the actor was already in middle age, it began to receive offers of real, independent roles. In 1978, Richard Farnsworth was nominated for an Oscar in the category ‘Best Actress’ for her role in Alan J. western. Pakula ‘approaching rider’ (Comes a Horseman).
Actor and stuntman Richard Farnsworth was born in 1920 in Los Angeles, California, the son of an engineer and a housewife. Childhood Richard had in the years of the Great Depression, and after the death of his father (the boy was then seven years old), he lived with his mother, aunt and sisters. Richard soon began to look for jobs to help the family, and soon got a job as a stuntman, because he was familiar with horses and was able to be controlled by them. Since then, and he began his career in film. There were the thirties and Farnsworth name in the credits of pictures not yet figured, even though he participated in the frames with the horses in the paintings ‘Day at the Races’ (A Day at the Races), ‘The Adventures of Marco Polo’ (The Adventures of Marco Polo), ‘Gunga Din’ (Gunga Din) and ‘Gone With the Wind’ (Gone with the Wind).
For very many years he played mostly in Westerns. Only three decades later, when the actor was already in middle age, it began to receive offers of real, independent roles. In 1978, Richard Farnsworth was nominated for an Oscar in the category ‘Best Actress’ for her role in Alan J. western. Pakula ‘approaching rider’ (Comes a Horseman). And in the 82 th, the actor starred in the biographical western Phillip Borsos ‘Raider’ (The Grey Fox), for which he received ‘Genie Award’. His character, Bill Miner, has become famous as the most risky and romantic gangster robber, provernuvshy 18 years 26 daring and cunning robberies in Colorado, California and Utah. By the way, it was he who came up with the eternal phrase ‘Hands up!’.
In 1985, Richard was again marked by the award received at this time ‘Gemini Award’ for his role as the silent and loving Matthew in the family drama of Kevin Sullivan’s “Anne of Green Gables’ (Anne of Green Gables).
Russian viewers Farnsworth is well known for one of the main roles in the film ‘Lassie’ (Lassie).
In David Lynch’s biographical drama ‘The Straight Story’ (The Straight Story) Richard played an old man Alvin Strait, surviving the last few years with the half-witted daughter in a quiet provincial town. Once he went on a journey from Iowa to Wisconsin to see his older brother Lyle, a heart attack survivor. He waited for the set of random road dating help others good people, and finally to meet his brother.
The film was released in 1999 for his role 80-year-old Farnsworth was nominated for an Oscar. He became the oldest nominee for the highest award among American filmmakers ‘the male lead’, however, the rewards still not received. By this time, Richard Farnsworth fought terrible disease incompatible with life, and therefore a very unpleasant fact was that the journalists did not know about the illness of the actor, rather sarcastically wrote that the role of a man of seventy him, looking ‘all 85’, it is not approach. Nevertheless, this work actor received 8 prestigious awards and Guild New York Film Critics was declared ‘the best actor of the year. ”
In general, the list of appearances in the movie actor appears nearly eighty films.
During the 38 years of life Farnsworth was married to Margaret Hill (Margaret ‘Maggie’ Hill), in the family had two children. Actor survived by his wife, who died in 1985. After his wife’s death, Richard met Julie Van Valin, who was younger than his 35 years, and the couple was harmonious and stable. It Julie found his 6 October 2000 on a ranch in Lincoln, New Mexico, after a shot, Interrupted actor. Tired of fighting the disease, Richard Farnsworth chose the only available way for him – suicide. In an interview with CNN Julie said: ‘It was the last stage of cancer, because of which Richard was partially paralyzed. But he bravely fought the disease while working on the film ‘The Straight Story’, and did not really want the world to know about it. “
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