Person Details

Birthday: 1905-05-16 21:15:53

Death: 1982-08-12 21:15:53

Aliases: Hank Fonda , Henry Jaynes Fonda , One-Take Fonda , Генри Фонда

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Grand Island, Nebraska, USA

Homepage: http://www.henry-fonda.com/

Movie Involvements: 97

TV Involvements: 6


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Once Upon a Time in the West
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8
12 Angry Men
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8

12 Angry Men

(1957) Juror 8
The Longest Day
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8

The Longest Day

(1962) Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt jr.
The Grapes of Wrath
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8

The Grapes of Wrath

(1940) Tom Joad
My Darling Clementine
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8

My Darling Clementine

(1946) Wyatt Earp
The Ox-Bow Incident
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8

The Ox-Bow Incident

(1943) Gil Carter
Midway
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7

Midway

(1976) Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
How the West Was Won
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7

How the West Was Won

(1962) Jethro Stuart

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Self (archive footage)
Archive Footage
2019 Himself - Actor (archive footage)
2015 Self (archive footage)
2013 Himself (archive footage)
2006 Prof. Tommy Turner (archive footage)
2003 Self - Actor (archive footage)
1993 Hugues (archive footage)
1991 N/A
Himself (archive footage)
1990 (archive footage)
1988 (archive footage)
1981 Joshua
Norman Thayer Jr.
1980 Clarence Earl Gideon
Colonel J.C. Kincaid
Host
Himself (introduction)
Host
1979 The President
Fire Chief Albert Risley
Old Prospector
Colonel Frederick Warner
1978 N/A
N/A
Dr. Walter Krim
Himself / President of the Academy
Elegant John
Grandpa George
Himself
Generale Foster
1977 Simon Davenport
Narrator (voice)
Himself
Mr. Whitehead, President of Trojan Construction
1976 N/A
Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
Himself
1975 Interviewee
1974 Clarence Darrow
Kardinal Schuster
1973 Jack Beauregard
Mark Sawyer
Mark Forbes
Alan Davies
N/A
Himself
Carl Tiflin
1971 Henry Stamper
Himself
Himself (uncredited)
N/A
N/A
N/A
1970 Woodward W. Lopeman
Harley Sullivan
Capt. John G Nolan
1969 N/A
John Steinbeck (voice)
1968 Frank
John S. Bottomly
Self - Guest
Frank Beardsley
Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
Bob Larkin
Narrator
1967 Narrator
Ben Chamberlain
Mayor Will Blue
1966 Narrator
Meredith
Himself and Narrator
1965 Lt Col Kiley
Dimitri Koulov
CINCPAC II
Marion 'Howdy' Lewis
1964 Frank Luther Broderick
The President
William Russell
1963 Clay Spencer
1962 Self
Jethro Stuart
Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt jr.
Robert A. Leffingwell
Self
1960 N/A
1959 Willie Bauche
Marshal Simon Fry
Clay Blaisedell
N/A
1958 Lewis Easton
1957 Morgan Hickman
Juror 8
1956 Christopher Emanuel 'Manny' Balestrero
Pierre Bezukhov
N/A
Presenter
Himself - Host / Presenter
1955 Mr. Roberts
Alan Squier
Himself - Host
1953 N/A
1951 N/A
Narrator: Grant Wood episode (voice)
1949 Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
1948 N/A
Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
Lank Solsky
1947 Peter Lapham
A Fugitive
Joe Adams
1946 Wyatt Earp
1943 Corporal Colin Spence
Gil Carter
1942 Narrator (voice)
Narrator
Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II
George
Thadeus Winship 'Tad' Page
John Wheeler
Tommy Turner
1941 Peter Kirk
John Murdock
Charles Pike
1940 Chad Hanna
Frank James
Alexander Moore
Tom Joad
1939 Gilbert Martin
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Watson
Brick Tennant
Frank James
1938 Peter Ames
Jim Kimmerlee
Marco
Preston Dillard
Himself
Ives Towner
1937 Jack V. Merrick, Jr.
Slim
Kerry Gilfallen
Eddie Taylor
1936 Townsend Middleton
Anthony Amberton / John Smith
Dave Tolliver
1935 Johnny Street
David Bartlett
Dan Harrow
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1957 Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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