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      James Coburn

      James Coburn

      Highest Rated: 97% Major Dundee (1965)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Aug 31, 1928

      Birthplace: Laurel, Nebraska, USA

      Endowed with a toothy grin and resonant baritone, actor James Coburn went from supporting character player to breezily hip leading man, before gaining critical recognition and an Academy Award late in a career that spanned 50 years. After several years of minor roles - often as a thug - on television series and in feature films, Coburn's big break arrived when he joined "The Magnificent Seven" (1960) alongside fellow cowboy mercenaries Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. Even more successful was his third consecutive pairing with McQueen in the WWII adventure "The Great Escape" (1963). He achieved full-fledged movie stardom in the comedy spy spoof "Our Man Flint" (1966), presaging the campy exploits of Austin Powers by 30 years. Although he disliked the role, Coburn relented to the sequel "In Like Flint" (1967), before moving on to more creatively satisfying work and briefly forming his own production company. In what he personally regarded as some of his best work, Coburn collaborated with the volatile director Sam Peckinpah on the films "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" (1973) and "Cross of Iron" (1977). Although both movies would eventually find ardent admirers, sadly neither performed well upon initial release. Twenty years later, just as the sun seemed to be setting on his storied career, Coburn delivered an Oscar-winning performance opposite Nick Nolte in director Paul Schrader's "Affliction" (1998). In a fitting comment on his work and ability, Schrader recalled bracing Coburn for the rigors he was about to face in the role of an abusive alcoholic. After listening to the Schrader's words of encouragement, Coburn replied, "Oh, you mean you want me to really act? I can do that. I haven't often been asked to, but I can."

      Highest rated movies

      Major Dundee
      Hard Times
      The Great Escape
      Charade
      The Americanization of Emily
      A Fistful of Dynamite
      The Last of Sheila
      Ride Lonesome

      Photos

      OUR MAN FLINT, James Coburn, 1966, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. CANDY, from left, John Huston, Ewa Aulin, James Coburn, 1968 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, James Coburn, 1960 HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA, A, James Coburn, 1965, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, James Coburn, 1960 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, James Coburn, 1960 MAJOR DUNDEE, James Coburn, 1965 DEAD HEAT ON A MERRY-GO-ROUND, James Coburn, Camilla Sparv, 1966 OUR MAN FLINT, Gila Golan, James Coburn, 1966, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved DEAD HEAT ON A MERRY-GO-ROUND, James Coburn, 1966 PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID, James Coburn, 1973 THE LAST HARD MEN, James Coburn, 1976, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved, WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR DADDY?, Jay Novello, James Coburn, Dick Shawn, 1966 WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR DADDY?, Sergio Fantoni, James Coburn, 1966 DEAD HEAT ON A MERRY-GO-ROUND, James Coburn, Rene Paul, 1966 GREAT ESCAPE, James Coburn, 1963 IN LIKE FLINT, James Coburn, 1967, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright FIREPOWER, James Coburn, 1979, (c) Associated Film Distributors CROSS OF IRON, Senta Berger, James Coburn, 1977 PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID, James Coburn (in tub), 1973

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Muppets 201: Rarities From the Henson Vault Unknown (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Passion & Poetry: The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah Unknown (Character) - 2005
      39% 41% American Gun Martin Tillman (Character) - 2002
      26% 40% Snow Dogs Thunder Jack (Character) $81.2M 2002
      51% 54% The Man From Elysian Fields Tobias Allcott (Character) $1.4M 2001
      No Score Yet 75% Walter and Henry Charlie (Character) - 2001
      96% 90% Monsters, Inc. Henry J. Waternoose (Voice) $494.0K 2001
      No Score Yet 74% Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days Unknown (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mists of Avalon Executive Producer - 2001
      No Score Yet 14% Proximity Jim Cocoran (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Missing Pieces Atticus Cody (Character) - 2000
      56% 69% Payback Justin Fairfax (uncredited) (Character) $81.5M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Intrepid Captain Hal Josephson (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 35% Mr. Murder Unknown (Character) - 1998
      67% 61% The Second Civil War Jack Buchan (Character) - 1997
      88% 72% Affliction Glen Whitehouse (Character) $6.3M 1997
      10% 23% Keys to Tulsa Harmon Shaw (Character) $53.2K 1997
      No Score Yet 45% Skeletons Frank Jove (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 62% The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson Self - 1997
      64% 44% The Nutty Professor Harlan Hartley (Character) $128.8M 1996
      No Score Yet 60% The Cherokee Kid Cyrus B. Bloomington (Character) - 1996
      43% 40% Eraser Chief Beller (Character) $101.3M 1996
      No Score Yet 15% The Set Up Jeremiah Cole (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 60% The Avenging Angel Porter Rockwell (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder Jeffery Winslow (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Christmas Reunion Santa (Character) - 1994
      68% 71% Maverick Commodore Duvall (Character) $101.5M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice Jeffrey Winslow (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Greyhounds Unknown (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 69% The Life of Bruce Lee Unknown (Character) - 1993
      0% 25% Deadfall Mike Donan/Lou Donan (Character) $9.2K 1993
      18% 61% Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Mr. Crisp (Character) $57.0M 1993
      No Score Yet 29% The Hit List Peter Mayhew (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 67% Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time Unknown (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 Jim Hathaway (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mastergate Unknown (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fifth Corner Dr. Grandwell (Character) - 1992
      31% 56% Hudson Hawk George Kaplan (Character) $16.4M 1991
      31% 66% Young Guns II John Simpson Chisum (Character) $40.4M 1990
      No Score Yet 0% Death of a Soldier Maj. Patrick Dannenberg (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sins of the Father Frank Murchison (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 38% Draw! Sam Starret (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 82% Martin's Day Lt. Lardner (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Malibu Tom Wharton (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Digital Dreams Unknown (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 49% High Risk Serrano (Character) - 1981
      32% 40% Looker John Reston (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 21% Loving Couples Dr. Walter Kirby (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Patman Patman (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 56% Baltimore Bullet Nick Casey (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 24% Firepower Jerry Fanon/Eddie (Character) - 1979
      88% 88% The Muppet Movie El Sleezo Cafe Owner (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 17% Golden Girl Unknown (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldengirl Jack Dryden (Character) - 1979
      71% 87% Cross of Iron Feldwebel Rolf Steiner (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet White Rock Narrator - 1977
      No Score Yet 38% Sky Riders Jim McCabe (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 53% The Last Hard Men Provo (Character) - 1976
      41% 71% Midway Captain Vinton Maddox (Character) - 1976
      73% 54% Bite the Bullet Luke Matthews (Character) - 1975
      94% 81% Hard Times Speed (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 60% Massacre at Fort Holman Col. Pembroke (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 47% The Internecine Project Robert Elliot (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 47% Harry in Your Pocket Harry (Character) - 1973
      56% 82% Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Sheriff Patrick J. Garrett (Character) - 1973
      90% 84% The Last of Sheila Clinton Green (Character) - 1973
      60% 29% The Carey Treatment Dr. Peter Carey (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Honkers Lew Lathrop (Character) - 1972
      92% 83% A Fistful of Dynamite John H. Mallory (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 0% The Last of the Mobile Hot-Shots Jeb (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 38% Hard Contract John Cunningham (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 36% Duffy Duffy (Character) - 1968
      36% 48% Candy Dr. A.B. Krankheit (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 56% Waterhole No. 3 Lewton Cole (Character) - 1967
      77% 78% The President's Analyst Dr. Sidney Schaefer (Character) - 1967
      68% 51% In Like Flint Derek Flint (Character) - 1967
      33% 31% Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round Eli Kotch (Character) - 1966
      50% 69% What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Lieutenant Christian (Character) - 1966
      76% 68% Our Man Flint Derek Flint (Character) - 1966
      47% 76% The Loved One Immigration Officer (Character) - 1965
      97% 67% Major Dundee Samuel Potts (Character) $14.9K 1965
      No Score Yet 52% A High Wind in Jamaica Zac (Character) - 1965
      93% 82% The Americanization of Emily Lt. Cmdr. Paul "Bus" Cummings (Character) - 1964
      94% 95% The Great Escape Flying Officer Louis Sedgwick 'The Manufacturer' (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Galveston Boyd Palmer (Character) - 1963
      94% 92% Charade Tex Panthollow (Character) - 1963
      88% 74% Hell Is for Heroes Cpl. Henshaw (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder Men Arthur Troy (Character) - 1961
      89% 87% The Magnificent Seven Britt (Character) - 1960
      90% 71% Ride Lonesome Whit (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 42% Face of a Fugitive Purdy (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Speed Fever Self - 0000

      TV

      Credit
      62% No Score Yet Arli$$ Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mists of Avalon Executive Producer 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shake, Rattle & Roll Unknown (Character) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Living Edens Narrator 1998-1999
      82% 95% Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Cyrus Ramsey (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      100% 89% The Muppet Show Guest 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dain Curse Hamilton Nash (Character) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Director 1977
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Major French (Character) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Ben Crider (Guest Star) 1958 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason General Addison Brand (Guest Star) 1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dick Powell Theatre Charlie Allnut (Character) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1958 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Gil Spanner (Guest Star) 1959 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man John Miller (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach West Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Dr. Narry (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Poke Otis (Guest Star) 1959-1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1960
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Union Sergeant (Character) 1958-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Buckskin Frank Leslie (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Ringo Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Vestry (Guest Star) 1958-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Joker Wells (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Sam Chandler (Character) 1957