Henry Fonda

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Henry Fonda, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Grand Island, Nebraska, USA
    Birthday
    5/16/1905
Fail Safe
Fail Safe
7.8
The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
7.8
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Ox-Bow Incident
7.7
My Darling Clementine
My Darling Clementine
7.5
The Tin Star
The Tin Star
7
The Wrong Man
The Wrong Man
7.1
The Longest Day
The Longest Day
7.6
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the Bulge
6.9
The Great Smokey Roadblock
The Great Smokey Roadblock
5.8
A Big Hand for the Little Lady
A Big Hand for the Little Lady
7.1
The Best Man
The Best Man
7.4
The Fugitive
The Fugitive
5.9
The Return of Frank James
The Return of Frank James
6.3
Young Mr. Lincoln
Young Mr. Lincoln
7.2
Mister Roberts
Mister Roberts
7
The Long Night
The Long Night
5.9
Spencer's Mountain
Spencer's Mountain
6.6
Gideon's Trumpet
Gideon's Trumpet
6.3
Advise & Consent
Advise & Consent
7.2
The Male Animal
The Male Animal
4.4
The Battle of Midway
The Battle of Midway
5.8
Immortal Sergeant
Immortal Sergeant
5.6
Rings on Her Fingers
Rings on Her Fingers
6.7
The Big Street
The Big Street
6.3
Stranger on the Run
Stranger on the Run
5.3
Stage Struck
Stage Struck
6
Chad Hanna
Chad Hanna
6
Welcome to Hard Times
Welcome to Hard Times
5.2
The Dirty Game
The Dirty Game
5.8
An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer
An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer
5
The Alpha Caper
The Alpha Caper
0
Spendthrift
Spendthrift
5
Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow
9
The Red Pony
The Red Pony
0
Pictura
Pictura
0
The Magnificent Dope
The Magnificent Dope
7.1
Wild Geese Calling
Wild Geese Calling
5.8
It's Everybody's War
It's Everybody's War
5
The Oldest Living Graduate
The Oldest Living Graduate
0
To Save a Soldier
0
Summer Solstice
Summer Solstice
5.5
Parkinson: Meet Henry Fonda
Parkinson: Meet Henry Fonda
0
Home to Stay
Home to Stay
2
A Space to Grow
A Space to Grow
6.3
Fonda on Fonda
6
Underground Doctors
Underground Doctors
0
Hollywood: The Fabulous Era
Hollywood: The Fabulous Era
0
Hollywood: The Selznick Years
Hollywood: The Selznick Years
3.3
Hollywood: The Great Stars
Hollywood: The Great Stars
0
Born to Buck
0
The Man Who Loved Bears
0
The Fondas: A Cinematic Dynasty
The Fondas: A Cinematic Dynasty
10
Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur
Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur
0
The Real Miss America
0
Jezebel
Jezebel
7.1
The Lady Eve
The Lady Eve
7.2
Madigan
Madigan
6.1
Firecreek
Firecreek
6.4
Midway
Midway
6.6
War and Peace
War and Peace
6.7
On Golden Pond
On Golden Pond
7.3
The Rounders
The Rounders
5.5
My Name Is Nobody
My Name Is Nobody
7.3
The Boston Strangler
The Boston Strangler
6.8
There Was a Crooked Man...
There Was a Crooked Man...
6.8
Yours, Mine and Ours
Yours, Mine and Ours
6.8
Sometimes a Great Notion
Sometimes a Great Notion
6.9
The Cheyenne Social Club
The Cheyenne Social Club
6.5
Fort Apache
Fort Apache
7
Warlock
Warlock
6.7
Jesse James
Jesse James
6.4
The Mad Miss Manton
The Mad Miss Manton
6.7
The Serpent
The Serpent
6.2
Let Us Live
Let Us Live
6.6
You Only Live Once
You Only Live Once
7.1
Drums Along the Mohawk
Drums Along the Mohawk
6.5
That Certain Woman
That Certain Woman
6.5
Spawn of the North
Spawn of the North
5.7
You Belong to Me
You Belong to Me
6
The Moon's Our Home
The Moon's Our Home
6.5
Blockade
Blockade
5.6
Slim
Slim
6.3
The Farmer Takes a Wife
The Farmer Takes a Wife
6.1
I Dream Too Much
I Dream Too Much
4.6
The Man Who Understood Women
The Man Who Understood Women
3.6
Way Down East
Way Down East
3
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday
5.5
I Met My Love Again
I Met My Love Again
5.5
Wings of the Morning
Wings of the Morning
6.1
The American West of John Ford
The American West of John Ford
6.3
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West
8.3
The Petrified Forest
The Petrified Forest
6
Hollywood and the Stars
Hollywood and the Stars
0
Daisy Kenyon
Daisy Kenyon
6.7
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
7
Sex and the Single Girl
Sex and the Single Girl
6.6
Sacco and Vanzetti
Sacco and Vanzetti
7.1
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
6
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
6.3
Lillian Russell
Lillian Russell
5.9
The Really Big Family
The Really Big Family
0
Tales of Manhattan
Tales of Manhattan
6.4
Tentacles
Tentacles
4.7
On Our Merry Way
On Our Merry Way
5.5
The Last Four Days
The Last Four Days
6.4
Inside 'the Swarm'
Inside 'the Swarm'
10
Pat Paulsen for President
Pat Paulsen for President
0
Benjy
Benjy
7
John Ford & Monument Valley
John Ford & Monument Valley
1
Rollercoaster
Rollercoaster
6
Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire
Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire
5.7
'Fail-Safe' and the Cold War
'Fail-Safe' and the Cold War
0
City on Fire
City on Fire
5
The Fabulous Fifties
The Fabulous Fifties
0
Jay Sebring… Cutting to the Truth
Jay Sebring… Cutting to the Truth
7.5
Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To
Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To
9
Guilt Trip: Hitchcock and 'The Wrong Man'
Guilt Trip: Hitchcock and 'The Wrong Man'
6
Meteor
Meteor
5.1
Wanda Nevada
Wanda Nevada
5.8
Fedora
Fedora
6.7
A Special Sesame Street Christmas
A Special Sesame Street Christmas
8
12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men
8.5
I'm a Fool
I'm a Fool
0
Jezebel: Legend of the South
Jezebel: Legend of the South
0
The Wages of Sin
The Wages of Sin
7.4
Something to Do with Death
Something to Do with Death
6
An Opera of Violence
An Opera of Violence
6
President Kennedy's Birthday Salute
President Kennedy's Birthday Salute
6
Revisiting 'Fail-Safe'
Revisiting 'Fail-Safe'
0
Rappaccini's Daughter
Rappaccini's Daughter
6
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making '12 Angry Men'
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making '12 Angry Men'
0
The Blue Hotel
The Blue Hotel
6
The Biggest Battle
The Biggest Battle
4.6
Jane Fonda in Five Acts
Jane Fonda in Five Acts
7.6
In Harm's Way
In Harm's Way
6.6
The Swarm
The Swarm
4.9
Soldier's Home
Soldier's Home
0
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
0
Bernice Bobs Her Hair
Bernice Bobs Her Hair
5.9
The Displaced Person
The Displaced Person
7
John Ford: The Man Who Invented America
John Ford: The Man Who Invented America
6.5
Barn Burning
Barn Burning
6
The Sensational Shocking Wonderful Wacky 70's
The Sensational Shocking Wonderful Wacky 70's
0
Directed by John Ford
Directed by John Ford
6.8
The Greatest Man in the World
The Greatest Man in the World
0
The Golden Honeymoon
The Golden Honeymoon
0
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
0
Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity
Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity
7.6
The Sky Is Gray
The Sky Is Gray
0
Too Late the Hero
Too Late the Hero
6.4
La Classe américaine
La Classe américaine
7.7
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind
8
Jigsaw
Jigsaw
4.9
Stiletto
Stiletto
5.3
Spanish Western
Spanish Western
5.7
Paul's Case
Paul's Case
7
AFI Life Achievement Award: 50th Anniversary Special
AFI Life Achievement Award: 50th Anniversary Special
8
Going Hollywood: The '30s
Going Hollywood: The '30s
0
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker
7.7
Breakdowns of 1938
Breakdowns of 1938
5
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