James Coburn

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   James Harrison Coburn III (August 31, 1928 – November 18, 2002) was an American film and television actor. Coburn appeared in nearly 70 films and made over 100 television appearances during his 45-year career, and played a wide range of roles and won an Academy Award for his supporting role as Glen Whitehouse in Affliction. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Coburn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Great Escape (1963)

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The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  James Garner  •  Richard Attenborough  •  James Donald

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  James Garner  •  Richard Attenborough  •  James Donald

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

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James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Billy Crystal  •  Mary Gibbs  •  Steve Buscemi

James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Billy Crystal  •  Mary Gibbs  •  Steve Buscemi

Duck, You Sucker (1971)

At the beginning of the 1913 Mexican Revolution, greedy bandit Juan Miranda and idealist John H. Mallory, an Irish Republican Army explosives expert on the lam from the British, fall in with a band of revolutionaries plotting to strike a national bank. When it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Rod Steiger  •  Maria Monti  •  Rik Battaglia

At the beginning of the 1913 Mexican Revolution, greedy bandit Juan Miranda and idealist John H. Mallory, an Irish Republican Army explosives expert on the lam from the British, fall in with a band of revolutionaries plotting to strike a national bank. When it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Rod Steiger  •  Maria Monti  •  Rik Battaglia

Affliction (1998)

A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in him slowly disintegrating mentally.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  James Coburn  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Willem Dafoe

A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in him slowly disintegrating mentally.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  James Coburn  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Willem Dafoe

Candy (1968)

Based on Terry Southern's satirical novel, a send-up of Voltaire's Candide. Young Candy is a high school girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of kookie characters and humorous sexual situations in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Marquand
CAST:  Charles Aznavour  •  Marlon Brando  •  Richard Burton  •  James Coburn

Based on Terry Southern's satirical novel, a send-up of Voltaire's Candide. Young Candy is a high school girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of kookie characters and humorous sexual situations in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Marquand
CAST:  Charles Aznavour  •  Marlon Brando  •  Richard Burton  •  James Coburn

Charade (1963)

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After Regina Lampert falls for the dashing Peter Joshua on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband's World War II cronies, Tex, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Walter Matthau  •  James Coburn

After Regina Lampert falls for the dashing Peter Joshua on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband's World War II cronies, Tex, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Walter Matthau  •  James Coburn

Cross of Iron (1977)

It is 1943, and the German army—ravaged and demoralised—is hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of the madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous Corporal Steiner. Stransky is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Maximilian Schell  •  James Mason  •  David Warner

It is 1943, and the German army—ravaged and demoralised—is hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of the madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous Corporal Steiner. Stransky is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Maximilian Schell  •  James Mason  •  David Warner

Death of a Soldier (1986)

Based on a true story, James Coburn portrays a military lawyer assigned to defend a confessed psychotic killer. Set in the context of WWII and the uneasy US-Australian military alliance. The accused killer claims to have killed 3 women in order to possess their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Mora
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Bill Hunter  •  Reb Brown

Based on a true story, James Coburn portrays a military lawyer assigned to defend a confessed psychotic killer. Set in the context of WWII and the uneasy US-Australian military alliance. The accused killer claims to have killed 3 women in order to possess their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Mora
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Bill Hunter  •  Reb Brown

Eraser (1996)

U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to terrorist groups. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  James Caan  •  Vanessa Williams  •  James Coburn

U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to terrorist groups. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  James Caan  •  Vanessa Williams  •  James Coburn

Hell Is for Heroes (1962)

World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a rest area. While ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Bobby Darin  •  Fess Parker  •  Harry Guardino

World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a rest area. While ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Bobby Darin  •  Fess Parker  •  Harry Guardino

Hudson Hawk (1991)

Eddie Hawkins, called Hudson Hawk has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. But then the crazy Mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If he refuses, they threaten ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Coburn

Eddie Hawkins, called Hudson Hawk has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. But then the crazy Mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If he refuses, they threaten ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Coburn

In Like Flint (1967)

Flint is again called out of retirement when his old boss finds that he seems to have missed 90 seconds while golfing with the president. Flint finds that the president has been replaced by an actor (Flint's line [with a wistful look] is "An Actor as President?") ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Jean Hale  •  Andrew Duggan

Flint is again called out of retirement when his old boss finds that he seems to have missed 90 seconds while golfing with the president. Flint finds that the president has been replaced by an actor (Flint's line [with a wistful look] is "An Actor as President?") ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Jean Hale  •  Andrew Duggan

Looker (1981)

Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and starts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  James Coburn  •  Susan Dey  •  Leigh Taylor-Young

Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and starts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  James Coburn  •  Susan Dey  •  Leigh Taylor-Young

Major Dundee (1965)

During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Richard Harris  •  Jim Hutton  •  James Coburn

During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Richard Harris  •  Jim Hutton  •  James Coburn

Maverick (1994)

Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them, and needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a winner-takes-all poker game that begins in a few days, so he joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvellous southern accent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Jodie Foster  •  James Garner  •  Graham Greene

Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them, and needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a winner-takes-all poker game that begins in a few days, so he joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvellous southern accent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Jodie Foster  •  James Garner  •  Graham Greene

Midway (1976)

This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Smight
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Edward Albert  •  Henry Fonda  •  James Coburn

This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Smight
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Edward Albert  •  Henry Fonda  •  James Coburn

Our Man Flint (1966)

When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Mann
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Gila Golan  •  Edward Mulhare

When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Mann
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Gila Golan  •  Edward Mulhare

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Bob Dylan  •  Richard Jaeckel

Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Bob Dylan  •  Richard Jaeckel

Payback (1999)

With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Gregg Henry  •  Maria Bello

With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Gregg Henry  •  Maria Bello

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

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Deloris Van Cartier is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a run-down Catholic school, presided over by Mother Superior. And if trying to reach out to a class full of uninterested students wasn't bad enough, the sisters discover that the school is due to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Kathy Najimy  •  James Coburn  •  Barnard Hughes

Deloris Van Cartier is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a run-down Catholic school, presided over by Mother Superior. And if trying to reach out to a class full of uninterested students wasn't bad enough, the sisters discover that the school is due to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Kathy Najimy  •  James Coburn  •  Barnard Hughes
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