Burt Lancaster

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 generation. Lancaster was nominated four times for Academy Awards and won once — for his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960. He also won a Golden Globe for that performance and BAFTA Awards for The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and Atlantic City (1980). His production company, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, was the most successful and innovative star-driven independent production company in Hollywood of the 1950s, making movies such as Marty (1955), Trapeze (1956), and Sweet Smell of Success (1957). Lancaster also directed two films: The Kentuckian (1955) and The Midnight Man (1974). In 1999, the American Film Institute named Lancaster nineteenth among the greatest male stars of all time.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Burt Lancaster, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Field of Dreams (1989)

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Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  James Earl Jones  •  Amy Madigan  •  Timothy Busfield

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  James Earl Jones  •  Amy Madigan  •  Timothy Busfield

1900 (1976)

Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half of the 20th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Robert De Niro  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Stefania Sandrelli

Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half of the 20th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Robert De Niro  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Stefania Sandrelli

A Child Is Waiting (1963)

Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for intellectually disabled children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Steven Hill

Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for intellectually disabled children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Steven Hill

Airport (1970)

Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Seaton
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Dean Martin  •  Jean Seberg  •  Jacqueline Bisset

Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Seaton
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Dean Martin  •  Jean Seberg  •  Jacqueline Bisset

Apache (1954)

Following the surrender of Geronimo, Massai, the last Apache warrior is captured and scheduled for transportation to a Florida reservation. On the way he manages to escape and heads for his homeland to win back his girl and settle down to grow crops. His pursuers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Jean Peters  •  John McIntire  •  Charles Bronson

Following the surrender of Geronimo, Massai, the last Apache warrior is captured and scheduled for transportation to a Florida reservation. On the way he manages to escape and heads for his homeland to win back his girl and settle down to grow crops. His pursuers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Jean Peters  •  John McIntire  •  Charles Bronson

Atlantic City (1980)

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Kate Reid  •  Michel Piccoli

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Kate Reid  •  Michel Piccoli

Brute Force (1947)

Timeworn Joe Collins and his fellow inmates live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins' dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Dassin
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Hume Cronyn  •  Charles Bickford  •  Yvonne De Carlo

Timeworn Joe Collins and his fellow inmates live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins' dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Dassin
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Hume Cronyn  •  Charles Bickford  •  Yvonne De Carlo

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)

Buffalo Bill plans to put on his own Wild West sideshow, and Chief Sitting Bull has agreed to appear in it. However, Sitting Bull has his own hidden agenda, involving the President and General Custer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joel Grey  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Kevin McCarthy

Buffalo Bill plans to put on his own Wild West sideshow, and Chief Sitting Bull has agreed to appear in it. However, Sitting Bull has his own hidden agenda, involving the President and General Custer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joel Grey  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Kevin McCarthy

Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

A mismatched couple's marital problems come to the surface when the husband develops an interest in their pretty boarder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Mann
CAST:  Shirley Booth  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Terry Moore  •  Richard Jaeckel

A mismatched couple's marital problems come to the surface when the husband develops an interest in their pretty boarder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Mann
CAST:  Shirley Booth  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Terry Moore  •  Richard Jaeckel

Criss Cross (1949)

Burt Lancaster plays Steve Thompson, a man who seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) eager to rekindle their love against all better judgement. She encourages their affair but then quickly marries ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Dan Duryea  •  Stephen McNally

Burt Lancaster plays Steve Thompson, a man who seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) eager to rekindle their love against all better judgement. She encourages their affair but then quickly marries ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Dan Duryea  •  Stephen McNally

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby Reardon. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Rachel Ward  •  Carl Reiner  •  Reni Santoni

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby Reardon. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Rachel Ward  •  Carl Reiner  •  Reni Santoni

Desert Fury (1947)

The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Allen
CAST:  John Hodiak  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Wendell Corey

The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Allen
CAST:  John Hodiak  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Wendell Corey

From Here to Eternity (1953)

In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Montgomery Clift  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Donna Reed

In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Montgomery Clift  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Donna Reed

Go Tell the Spartans (1978)

Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these advisers and their South ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Craig Wasson  •  Marc Singer  •  Joe Unger

Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these advisers and their South ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Craig Wasson  •  Marc Singer  •  Joe Unger

I Walk Alone (1947)

Bootleggers on the lamb Frankie and Noll split up to evade capture by the police. Frankie is caught and jailed, but Noll manages to escape and open a posh New York City nightclub. 14 years later, Frankie is released from the clink and visits Noll with the intention ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Byron Haskin
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Wendell Corey

Bootleggers on the lamb Frankie and Noll split up to evade capture by the police. Frankie is caught and jailed, but Noll manages to escape and open a posh New York City nightclub. 14 years later, Frankie is released from the clink and visits Noll with the intention ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Byron Haskin
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Wendell Corey

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his defense attorney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Richard Widmark  •  Marlene Dietrich

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his defense attorney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Richard Widmark  •  Marlene Dietrich

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)

Bill Saunders, a former prisoner of war living in England, whose experiences have left him unstable and violent, gets into a bar fight in which he in kills a man and then flees. He hides out with the assistance of a nurse, Jane Wharton, who believes his story that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Foster
CAST:  Joan Fontaine  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Robert Newton  •  Lewis L. Russell

Bill Saunders, a former prisoner of war living in England, whose experiences have left him unstable and violent, gets into a bar fight in which he in kills a man and then flees. He hides out with the assistance of a nurse, Jane Wharton, who believes his story that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Foster
CAST:  Joan Fontaine  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Robert Newton  •  Lewis L. Russell

Local Hero (1983)

An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Forsyth
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Peter Riegert  •  Fulton Mackay  •  Denis Lawson

An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Forsyth
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Peter Riegert  •  Fulton Mackay  •  Denis Lawson

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

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Leona Stevenson is confined to bed and uses her telephone to keep in contact with the outside world. One day she overhears a murder plot on the telephone and is desperate to find out who is the intended victim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anatole Litvak
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Ann Richards  •  Wendell Corey

Leona Stevenson is confined to bed and uses her telephone to keep in contact with the outside world. One day she overhears a murder plot on the telephone and is desperate to find out who is the intended victim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anatole Litvak
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Ann Richards  •  Wendell Corey

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can't control is his younger sister, Susan, who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas. Hunsecker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Mackendrick
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Tony Curtis  •  Susan Harrison  •  Martin Milner

New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can't control is his younger sister, Susan, who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas. Hunsecker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Mackendrick
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Tony Curtis  •  Susan Harrison  •  Martin Milner
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