Henry Fonda

Birthday:

05/16/1905

Place of birth:

Grand Island, Nebraska, USA:

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.


Film Credits

John Ford : l'homme qui inventa l'Amérique (2019)
as Himself - Actor (archive footage)
Sebring (2018)
as Archive Footage
John Ford & Monument Valley (2013)
as Himself (archive footage)
Sacco and Vanzetti (2006)
as Prof. Tommy Turner (archive footage)
Once Upon a Time in the West: The Wages of Sin (2003)
as Frank
Once Upon a Time in the West: An Opera of Violence (2003)
as Self
La Classe américaine (1993)
as Hugues (archive footage)
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991)
as
Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991)
as Himself (archive footage)
Hollywood Remembers: Myrna Loy - So Nice to Come Home to (1991)
as (archive footage)
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (1988)
as (archive footage)
Summer Solstice (1981)
as Joshua
On Golden Pond (1981)
as Norman Thayer Jr.
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
as Clarence Earl Gideon
The Oldest Living Graduate (1980)
as Colonel J.C. Kincaid
The Golden Honeymoon (1980)
as Himself (introduction)
Meteor (1979)
as The President
City on Fire (1979)
as Fire Chief Albert Risley
Wanda Nevada (1979)
as Old Prospector
A Special Sesame Street Christmas (1978)
as
The Swarm (1978)
as Dr. Walter Krim
Fedora (1978)
as Himself / President of the Academy
The Great Smokey Roadblock (1978)
as Elegant John
Home to Stay (1978)
as Grandpa George
Il grande attacco (1978)
as Generale Foster
Rollercoaster (1977)
as Simon Davenport
Tentacoli (1977)
as Mr. Whitehead, President of Trojan Construction
Midway (1976)
as Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
Parkinson: Meet Henry Fonda (1975)
as Interviewee
Clarence Darrow (1974)
as Clarence Darrow
Mussolini: Ultimo atto (1974)
as Kardinal Schuster
Il mio nome è Nessuno (1973)
as Jack Beauregard
Ash Wednesday (1973)
as Mark Sawyer
The Alpha Caper (1973)
as Mark Forbes
Le Serpent (1973)
as Alan Davies
The Red Pony (1973)
as Carl Tiflin
Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (1972)
as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
as Henry Stamper
The American West of John Ford (1971)
as Himself
Directed by John Ford (1971)
as Himself (uncredited)
There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
as Woodward W. Lopeman
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
as Harley Sullivan
Too Late the Hero (1970)
as Capt. John G Nolan
An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer (1969)
as John Steinbeck (voice)
C'era una volta il West (1968)
as Frank
The Boston Strangler (1968)
as John S. Bottomly
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
as Frank Beardsley
Madigan (1968)
as Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
Firecreek (1968)
as Bob Larkin
A Space to Grow (1968)
as Narrator
Stranger on the Run (1967)
as Ben Chamberlain
Welcome to Hard Times (1967)
as Mayor Will Blue
To Save a Soldier (1966)
as Narrator
A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)
as Meredith
The Really Big Family (1966)
as Himself and Narrator
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
as Lt Col Kiley
The Dirty Game (1965)
as Dimitri Koulov
In Harm's Way (1965)
as CINCPAC II
The Rounders (1965)
as Marion 'Howdy' Lewis
Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
as Frank Luther Broderick
Fail Safe (1964)
as The President
The Best Man (1964)
as William Russell
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
as Clay Spencer
How the West Was Won (1962)
as Jethro Stuart
The Longest Day (1962)
as Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt jr.
Advise & Consent (1962)
as Robert A. Leffingwell
The Fabulous Fifties (1960)
as
The Man Who Understood Women (1959)
as Willie Bauche
Warlock (1959)
as Clay Blaisedell
Stage Struck (1958)
as Lewis Easton
The Tin Star (1957)
as Morgan Hickman
12 Angry Men (1957)
as Juror 8
The Wrong Man (1956)
as Christopher Emanuel 'Manny' Balestrero
War and Peace (1956)
as Pierre Bezukhov
Mister Roberts (1955)
as Mr. Roberts
Pictura (1951)
as Narrator: Grant Wood episode (voice)
Jigsaw (1949)
as Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Fort Apache (1948)
as Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
On Our Merry Way (1948)
as Lank Solsky
Daisy Kenyon (1947)
as Peter Lapham
The Fugitive (1947)
as A Fugitive
The Long Night (1947)
as Joe Adams
My Darling Clementine (1946)
as Wyatt Earp
Immortal Sergeant (1943)
as Corporal Colin Spence
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
as Gil Carter
The Battle of Midway (1942)
as Narrator
It's Everybody's War (1942)
as Narrator
The Big Street (1942)
as Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II
Tales of Manhattan (1942)
as George
The Magnificent Dope (1942)
as Thadeus Winship 'Tad' Page
Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
as John Wheeler
The Male Animal (1942)
as Tommy Turner
You Belong to Me (1941)
as Peter Kirk
Wild Geese Calling (1941)
as John Murdock
The Lady Eve (1941)
as Charles Pike
Chad Hanna (1940)
as Chad Hanna
The Return of Frank James (1940)
as Frank James
Lillian Russell (1940)
as Alexander Moore
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
as Tom Joad
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
as Gilbert Martin
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
as Abraham Lincoln
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
as Thomas Watson
Let Us Live (1939)
as Brick Tennant
Jesse James (1939)
as Frank James
The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
as Peter Ames
Spawn of the North (1938)
as Jim Kimmerlee
Blockade (1938)
as Marco
Jezebel (1938)
as Preston Dillard
Breakdowns of 1938 (1938)
as Himself
I Met My Love Again (1938)
as Ives Towner
That Certain Woman (1937)
as Jack V. Merrick, Jr.
Slim (1937)
as Slim
Wings of the Morning (1937)
as Kerry Gilfallen
You Only Live Once (1937)
as Eddie Taylor
Spendthrift (1936)
as Townsend Middleton
The Moon's Our Home (1936)
as Anthony Amberton / John Smith
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)
as Dave Tolliver
I Dream Too Much (1935)
as Johnny Street
Way Down East (1935)
as David Bartlett
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935)
as Dan Harrow

Production Credits

12 Angry Men (1957)
Producer