Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

  • Born on
    • May 16th, 1905
  • Died on
    • August 12th, 1982
Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American actor who had a career that spanned five decades in Hollywood. Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in several films now considered to be classics, earning one Academy Award for Best Actor on two nominations. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor and made his Hollywood film debut in 1935. His film career began to gain momentum with roles such as Bette Davis's fiancee in her Academy Award-winning performance in Jezebel (1938), brother Frank in Jesse James (1939), and the future President in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), directed by John Ford. His early career peaked with his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, about an Oklahoma family who moved to California during the Dust Bowl 1930s. This film is widely considered to be among the greatest American films. In 1941 he starred opposite Barbara Stanwyck in the screwball comedy classic The Lady Eve. Book-ending his service in WWII were his starring roles in two highly regarded westerns: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) and My Darling Clementine (1946), the latter directed by John Ford, and he also starred in Ford's western Fort Apache (1948). After a seven-year break from films, during which Fonda focused on stage productions, he returned with the WWII war-boat ensemble Mister Roberts (1955). In 1957 he starred as Juror No.8, the hold-out juror, in 12 Angry Men. Fonda, who was also co-producer, won the BAFTA for Best Foreign Actor. Later in his career, Fonda moved into darker roles, such as the villain in the epic Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), underrated and a box office disappointment at its time of release, but now regarded as one of the best westerns of all time. He also played in lighter-hearted fare such as Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball, but also often played important military figures, such as a Colonel in Battle of the Bulge (1965), and Admiral Nimitz in Midway (1976). He finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 54th Academy Awards for his final film role in On Golden Pond (1981), which also starred Katharine Hepburn and his daughter Jane Fonda, but was too ill to attend the ceremony. He died from heart disease a few months later. Description above from the Wikipedia article Henry Fonda, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (76 Credits)

1993La Classe américaine as Hugues (archive footage)
1988The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind as (archive footage)
1981On Golden Pond as Norman Thayer Jr.
1980Gideon's Trumpet as Clarence Earl Gideon
1979Meteor as The President
1979City on Fire as Fire Chief Albert Risley
1979Wanda Nevada as Old Prospector
1978Fedora as Henry Fonda
1978The Swarm as Dr. Walter Krim
1977Tentacles as Mr. Whitehead, President of Trojan Construction
1977I'm a Fool as Narrator (voice)
1977Rollercoaster as Simon Davenport
1976Midway as Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
1974The Last 4 Days as Kardinal Schuster
1973The Serpent as Alan Davies
1973My Name Is Nobody as Jack Beauregard
1973Ash Wednesday as Mark Sawyer
1971Sometimes a Great Notion as Henry Stamper
1970There Was a Crooked Man... as Woodward W. Lopeman
1970The Cheyenne Social Club as Harley Sullivan
1970Too Late the Hero as Capt. John G Nolan
1968Once Upon a Time in the West as Frank
1968Madigan as Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
1968Firecreek as Bob Larkin
1968Yours, Mine and Ours as Frank Beardsley
1968The Boston Strangler as John S. Bottomly
1967Welcome to Hard Times as Mayor Will Blue
1966A Big Hand for the Little Lady as Meredith
1965Battle of the Bulge as Lt Col Kiley
1965The Rounders as Marion 'Howdy' Lewis
1965In Harm's Way as CINCPAC II
1964Fail Safe as The President
1964The Best Man as William Russell
1964Sex and the Single Girl as Frank Luther Broderick
1963Spencer's Mountain as Clay Spencer
1962Advise & Consent as Robert A. Leffingwell
1962How the West Was Won as Jethro Stuart
1962The Longest Day as Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt jr.
1959Warlock as Clay Blaisedell
1958Stage Struck as Lewis Easton
1957The Tin Star as Morgan Hickman
195712 Angry Men as Juror 8
1956The Wrong Man as Christopher Emanuel 'Manny' Balestrero
1956War and Peace as Pierre Bezukhov
1955Mister Roberts as Mr. Roberts
1949Jigsaw as Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
1948Fort Apache as Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
1948On Our Merry Way as Lank Solsky
1947The Fugitive as A Fugitive
1947The Long Night as Joe Adams
1947Daisy Kenyon as Peter Lapham
1946My Darling Clementine as Wyatt Earp
1943Immortal Sergeant as Corporal Colin Spence
1942The Ox-Bow Incident as Gil Carter
1942The Battle of Midway as Narrator (voice)
1942Rings on Her Fingers as John Wheeler
1942The Male Animal as Tommy Turner
1942The Big Street as Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II
1942Tales of Manhattan as George
1941You Belong to Me as Peter Kirk
1941The Lady Eve as Charles Pike
1940The Grapes of Wrath as Tom Joad
1940The Return of Frank James as Frank James
1939Young Mr. Lincoln as Abraham Lincoln
1939Jesse James as Frank James
1939Let Us Live as Brick Tennant
1939Drums Along the Mohawk as Gilbert Martin
1939The Story of Alexander Graham Bell as Thomas Watson
1938Jezebel as Preston Dillard
1938The Mad Miss Manton as Peter Ames
1938Blockade as Marco
1938I Met My Love Again as Ives Towner
1937You Only Live Once as Eddie Taylor
1937That Certain Woman as Jack V. Merrick, Jr.
1936The Trail of the Lonesome Pine as Dave Tolliver
1935I Dream Too Much as Johnny Street

Himself (3 Credits)

2018Jane Fonda in Five Acts as Himself (archive footage)
1977AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis as Himself
1971Directed by John Ford as Himself (uncredited)


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