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  • BIRTH 16/05/1905
  • DEATH 12/08/1982
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 7
  • MOVIES 71
  • PRODUCTION 1

Henry Fonda

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.

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Henry Fonda

Shows (7)

Roots: The Next Generations
Roots: The Next Generations
Col. Frederick Warner
All in the Family
All in the Family
Self
The Deputy
The Deputy
Marshal Simon Fry
Captains and the Kings
Captains and the Kings
Sen. Enfield Bassett
Hallmark Hall Of Fame
Hallmark Hall Of Fame
Clarence Earl Gideon
Tony Awards
Tony Awards
Self (archive footage) / Self - Host / Presenter / Self - Presenter
General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
Emmett Kelly

Movies (71)

12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men
Juror 8
C'era una volta il West
C'era una volta il West
Frank
La Classe américaine
La Classe américaine
Hugues (archive footage)
Il mio nome è Nessuno
Il mio nome è Nessuno
Jack Beauregard
The Longest Day
The Longest Day
Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt jr.
The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
Tom Joad
War and Peace
War and Peace
Pierre Bezukhov
Midway
Midway
Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
The Wrong Man
The Wrong Man
Manny Balestrero
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
Jethro Stuart
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the Bulge
Lt Col Kiley
The Boston Strangler
The Boston Strangler
John S. Bottomly
Sometimes a Great Notion
Sometimes a Great Notion
Henry Stamper
Meteor
Meteor
The President
Fort Apache
Fort Apache
Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
The Swarm
The Swarm
Dr. Walter Krim
Fedora
Fedora
President of the Academy
The Lady Eve
The Lady Eve
Charles Pike
Jezebel
Jezebel
Preston Dillard
On Golden Pond
On Golden Pond
Norman Thayer Jr.
The Tin Star
The Tin Star
Morgan Hickman
Too Late the Hero
Too Late the Hero
Capt. John G Nolan
Advise & Consent
Advise & Consent
Robert Leffingwell
Firecreek
Firecreek
Bob Larkin
The Battle of Midway
The Battle of Midway
Narrator (voice)
Le Serpent
Le Serpent
Alan Davies
Madigan
Madigan
Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
Drums Along the Mohawk
Drums Along the Mohawk
Gilbert Martin
Jay Sebring… Cutting to the Truth
Jay Sebring… Cutting to the Truth
Self (archive footage)
Warlock
Warlock
Clay Blaisedell
Rollercoaster
Rollercoaster
Simon Davenport
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday
Mark Sawyer
Bernice Bobs Her Hair
Bernice Bobs Her Hair
Self - Series Host (uncredited)
There Was a Crooked Man...
There Was a Crooked Man...
Woodward W. Lopeman
Yours, Mine and Ours
Yours, Mine and Ours
Frank Beardsley
The Fugitive
The Fugitive
A Fugitive
In Harm's Way
In Harm's Way
CINCPAC II
Young Mr. Lincoln
Young Mr. Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Jane Fonda in Five Acts
Jane Fonda in Five Acts
Self (archive footage)
John Ford : l'homme qui inventa l'Amérique
John Ford : l'homme qui inventa l'Amérique
Self - Actor (archive footage)
Way Down East
Way Down East
David Bartlett
Les Fonda : une dynastie de cinéma
Les Fonda : une dynastie de cinéma
Self - Actor (archive footage)
Jesse James
Jesse James
Frank James
The Cheyenne Social Club
The Cheyenne Social Club
Harley Sullivan
Il grande attacco
Il grande attacco
Generale Foster
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Ox-Bow Incident
Gil Carter
Charles Bronson, le génie du mâle
Charles Bronson, le génie du mâle
Self (archive footage)
Spawn of the North
Spawn of the North
Jim Kimmerlee
The Red Pony
The Red Pony
Carl Tiflin
The Mad Miss Manton
The Mad Miss Manton
Peter Ames
Sex and the Single Girl
Sex and the Single Girl
Frank Broderick
You Only Live Once
You Only Live Once
Eddie Taylor
Spencer's Mountain
Spencer's Mountain
Clay Spencer
The Dirty Game
The Dirty Game
Dimitri Koulov
City on Fire
City on Fire
Fire Chief Risley
A Big Hand for the Little Lady
A Big Hand for the Little Lady
Meredith
Mussolini - Ultimo atto
Mussolini - Ultimo atto
Kardinal Schuster
On Our Merry Way
On Our Merry Way
Lank Solsky
The Mad Miss Manton
The Mad Miss Manton
Peter Ames
The Great Smokey Roadblock
The Great Smokey Roadblock
Elegant John
Daisy Kenyon
Daisy Kenyon
Peter Lapham
The Best Man
The Best Man
William Russell
The Return of Frank James
The Return of Frank James
Frank James
That Certain Woman
That Certain Woman
Jack V. Merrick, Jr.
Fail Safe
Fail Safe
The President
The Petrified Forest
The Petrified Forest
Alan Squier
My Darling Clementine
My Darling Clementine
Wyatt Earp
Stranger on the Run
Stranger on the Run
Ben Chamberlain
Tales of Manhattan
Tales of Manhattan
George
Wanda Nevada
Wanda Nevada
Old Prospector
Stage Struck
Stage Struck
Lewis Easton

Production

12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men