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Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster

Birthdate: November 2, 1913

Deathdate: October 20, 1994

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique and distinctive smile (which he called "The Grin"). Later he took roles that went against his initial "tough guy" image. In the late 1950s Lancaster abandoned his "all-American" image and came to be regarded as one of the best actors of his generati... ...detailed bio


Field of Dreams (1989)

While walking in his cornfield, novice farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice that whispers, "If you build it, he will come", and sees a baseball diamond. His wife, Annie, is skeptical, but she allows him to plow under his corn to build the field. Nothing happens, and Ray soon faces financial ruin. R...

The Phantom of the Opera (1989)

The Phantom of the Opera (Charles Dance) is a disfigured musical genius named Erik who lives below Opéra Garnier in Paris. He has a large part in managing each performance through his friend Gerard Carriere (Burt Lancaster). The Phantom's life changes when Gerard is dismissed and the opera hires ...

Rocket Gibraltar (1988)

Rocket Gibraltar is an American film released in 1988, directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Burt Lancaster, Patricia Clarkson and Macaulay Culkin (in his first film). Lancaster stars as Levi Rockwell, an aging patriarch who reunites his entire family at his Long Island estate for his 77th birth...

Tough Guys (1986)

Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Long (Douglas) are gangsters who have served a 30-year prison sentence for hijacking a Southern Pacific train called The Gold Coast Flyer, ready to collect Social Security. Their parole officer, Richie Evans (Carvey), who seems more a fan of historically notabl...

The Osterman Weekend (1983)

The film begins with CIA director Maxwell Danforth (Lancaster) watching a filmed recording of agent Laurence Fassett (Hurt) and his wife making love. When Fassett goes into the bathroom to take a shower two assassins enter the bedroom and kill his wife by holding her down and spraying poison into...

Local Hero (1983)

"Mac" MacIntyre (Peter Riegert) is a typical 1980s hot-shot executive working for Knox Oil and Gas in Houston, Texas. The eccentric chief of the company, Felix Happer (Burt Lancaster), chooses to send him (largely because his surname sounds Scottish) to Scotland to acquire the village of Ferness ...

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

In the opening scene, John Hay Forrest (George Gaynes), noted scientist and cheesemaker, dies in a single-vehicle car accident (represented by the car wreck scene from Keeper of the Flame). In the next scene, private investigator Rigby Reardon (Steve Martin) is reading a newspaper when Forrest's ...

The Skin (1981)

The Skin (Italian: La pelle) is a 1981 Italian war film directed by Liliana Cavani and starring Marcello Mastroianni, Ken Marshall, Claudia Cardinale and Burt Lancaster. It was entered into the 1981 Cannes Film Festival.

Atlantic City (1980)

The film tells the story of a young Canadian woman, Sally Matthews (Susan Sarandon), whose dream for a better life in the gambling business is interrupted by the return of her drug-dealing husband, whom she had left behind, and older Lou Pascal (Burt Lancaster), a longtime resident of Atlantic Ci...

Zulu Dawn (1979)

The film is set in British South Africa, in the province of Natal, in January 1879. The first act of the film revolves around the administrators and officials of Cape Colony, notably the supremely arrogant Lord Chelmsford and the scheming Sir Henry Bartle Frere, who both wish to crush the neighbo...

Go Tell the Spartans (1978)

In January 1964, American troops in Vietnam were euphemistically termed "military advisors." As the film begins, Major Asa Barker (Burt Lancaster) has been given command of a poorly-manned outpost named Muc Wa in rural South Vietnam. This outpost, located somewhere near the rural Da Nang to Phnom...

Conversation Piece (1977)

Retired American professor (Burt Lancaster) lives a solitary life in a luxurious palazzo in Rome. He is confronted by a vulgar Italian marchesa (Silvana Mangano) and her companions: her lover (Helmut Berger), her daughter (Claudia Marsani) and her daughter's boyfriend (Stefano Patrizi) and is for...

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

Crewman Andrew Braddock (York) survives the wreck of the sailing ship The Lady Vain. After several days at sea in a lifeboat, he reaches the shores of an island governed by the mysterious scientist "Dr. Moreau" (Lancaster). Besides Moreau, the inhabitants of the island include Moreau's associate,...

Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)

After escaping from a military prison, rogue Air Force general Lawrence Dell (Burt Lancaster) and accomplices Powell and Garvas infiltrate an ICBM complex and gain launch control over its nine nuclear missiles. They then make direct contact with the US government (avoiding any media attention) an...

1900 (1976)

Born the same day at the start of the 20th century, 27 January 1901, Alfredo Berlinghieri and Olmo Dalcò come from opposite ends of the social spectrum. Alfredo is from a family of landowners led by his abusive but populist grandfather (also called Alfredo), while Olmo is an illegitimate peasant....

Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976)

The story begins in 1885 with the arrival of an important new guest star in Buffalo Bill Cody’s grand illusion, Chief Sitting Bull of Little Big Horn fame. Much to Cody's annoyance, Sitting Bull proves to be not a murdering savage but a genuine embodiment of what the whites believe about their ow...

Victory at Entebbe (1976)

Victory at Entebbe is a made-for-television film from 1976 based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of Israeli hostages at Entebbe Airport (now Entebbe International Airport) in Uganda. The airport is Uganda's main airport and is situated near the capital city of Kampala, Ugand...

The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

When the existence of a strain of plague (vaguely identified as pneumonic) is revealed at the U.S. mission at the International Health Organization, three terrorists seek to blow up the U.S. mission. Two of them are shot, one mortally, by security personnel but one escapes. The surviving terroris...

Moses the Lawgiver (1974)

An ITC/RAI co-production, shooting took place in Rome and on location in Morocco and Israel in 1973–74. The 360-minute long mini-series was later edited into a 141-minute theatrical version of the same name.

The Midnight Man (1974)

Lancaster plays an ex-Chicago policeman, Jim Slade, who has just been released on parole from prison for shooting his wife's lover in their bed. He goes to live with friends, played by Cameron Mitchell and Joan Lorring, in a small town where he has been offered a job (part of his parole agreement...