Douglas Fairbanks

Douglas Fairbanks

  • Born on
    • May 22nd, 1883
  • Died on
    • December 12th, 1939
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro. An astute businessman, Fairbanks was a founding member of United Artists. Fairbanks was also a founding member of The Motion Picture Academy and hosted the first Oscars Ceremony in 1929. With his marriage to Mary Pickford in 1920, the couple became Hollywood royalty with Fairbanks constantly referred to as "The King of Hollywood", a nickname later passed on to actor Clark Gable.


Acting (15 Credits)

1934The Private Life of Don Juan as Don Juan
1929The Iron Mask as D'Artagnan
1929The Taming of the Shrew as Petruccio
1926The Black Pirate as The Duke of Arnoldo / The Black Pirate
1925Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ as Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
1924The Thief of Bagdad as The Thief of Bagdad
1922Robin Hood as Robin Hood
1921The Three Musketeers as D'Artagnan
1920The Mark of Zorro as Don Diego Vega / Señor Zorro
1919When the Clouds Roll by as Daniel Boone Brown
1917Wild and Woolly as Jeff Hillington
1916The Mystery of the Leaping Fish
1916The Matrimaniac as Jimmie Conroy
1916Reggie Mixes in as Reggie Van Deuzen
1916Intolerance as Man on White Horse (uncredited)

Writer (1 Credits)


Himself (5 Credits)

2005Douglas Fairbanks: The Great Swashbuckler as Self (archive footage)
2002The Tramp and the Dictator as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
1983Unknown Chaplin as Himself
1937Ali Baba Goes to Town as Himself
1928Show People as Himself (uncredited)

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