He acted in more than films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. Tony rizzo head shaved you tube his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances. Although his early film roles mainly took advantage of his good looks, by the latter half of the s he had demonstrated range and depth in numerous dramatic and comedy roles.
In his earliest parts he acted in a string of mediocre films, including swashbucklerswesterns, light comedies, sports films and a musical. However, by the time he starred in Houdini with his wife Janet Leigh"his first clear success," notes critic David Thomsonhis acting had progressed immensely. He achieved his first serious recognition as a dramatic actor in Sweet Smell of Success with co-star Burt Lancaster.
The "Tony rizzo head shaved you tube" year he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in The Defiant Ones alongside Sidney Poitier who was also nominated in the same category. Curtis then gave what could arguably be called his best performance: Thomson called it an "outrageous film," and an American Film Institute survey voted it the funniest American film ever made. They were both frantic comedies, and displayed his impeccable comic timing.
InCurtis played a supporting role in Spartacuswhich became another major hit for him. His stardom and film career declined considerably after His most significant dramatic part came in when he starred in the true-life drama The Boston Stranglerwhich some consider his last major film role. The series ran twenty-four episodes. His mother once made an appearance as a participant on the television show You Bet Your Lifehosted by Groucho Marx.
His brother Robert was institutionalized with the same mental illness.
When Curtis was eight, he and his brother Tony rizzo head shaved you tube were placed in an orphanage for a month because their parents could not afford to feed them. Four years later, Julius was struck and killed by a truck. Curtis joined a neighborhood gang whose main Tony rizzo head shaved you tube were playing hooky from school and minor pilfering at the local dime store.
When Curtis was 11, a friendly neighbor saved him from what he felt would have led to a life of delinquency by sending him to a Boy Scout camp, where he was able to work off his energy and settle down. He attended Seward Park High School. At 16, he had his first small acting part in a school stage play.
On September 2,Curtis witnessed the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay from his ship's signal bridge about a mile away. While still at college, Curtis was discovered by Joyce Selznickthe notable talent agentcasting directorand niece of film producer David O.
InCurtis arrived in Hollywood at age In his autobiography, Curtis described how by chance he met Jack Warner on the plane to California, and also how he briefly dated Marilyn Monroe before either of them was famous. Neither was he hopeful of his chances of becoming a major star. Curtis's biggest fear was having to return home to the Bronx as a failure:. I was a million-to-one shot, the least likely to succeed. I wasn't low man on the totem pole, I was under the totem pole, in a sewer, tied to a sack.
Curtis's uncredited screen debut came in Criss Cross playing a rumba dancer, dancing with Yvonne de Carlo. The male star was Burt Lancaster who would make a number of films with Curtis. It was a hit at the box office and Curtis was now established. Curtis then teamed up with then-wife Janet Leigh in Houdiniin which Curtis played the title role.
His next movies were more "B" fare: All Americanas a footballer; Forbiddenas a criminal; Beachheada war film; Johnny Darkwith Laurie, as a racing car driver; and The Black Shield of Falwortha medieval swashbuckler with Leigh. The box office performances of these films were solid, and Curtis was growing in popularity.
For a change of pace he did a musical, So This Is Paristhen it was back to more typical fare: Curtis graduated to more prestigious projects when he was cast in support of Burt Lancaster and Gina Lollobrigida in Trapeze It was one of the biggest hits of the year. Lancaster asked for him again, to play scheming press agent Sidney Falco in Sweet Smell of Successstarring and co-produced by Lancaster. The film was a box office disappointment, but Curtis, for the first time in his career, received sensational reviews.
Another star-maker was eager to work with him - Kirk Douglas - in The Vikings Janet Leigh also starred, and the resulting movie was a box office hit.
It was mildly popular, but The Defiant Oneswas a bigger success. Curtis gave an Oscar -nominated performance as a bigoted white escaped convict chained to a black man, Sidney Poitier. It was a huge success and became a classic; equally popular was Operation Petticoata military comedy which Curtis made for Edwards alongside Cary Grant. Douglas came calling Tony rizzo head shaved you tube, offering Curtis a key role in the former's epic production Spartacus It was a huge hit and earned Curtis a Golden Globe nomination.
Curtis then made his first movies in a while
Tony rizzo head shaved you tube a significant "name" co star. He and Kaufmann were reunited on the comedy 40 Pounds of Troublewhich was a mild hit. Curtis was one of many stars who had small roles in The List of Adrian Messenger He and Kaufman made their third movie together, the comedy Wild and Wonderful Tony rizzo head shaved you tube His focus remained on comedies: In the early s, he was a voice-over guest star on The Flintstones as "Stoney Curtis".
Curtis's first dramatic film after a number of years was The Boston Strangler playing the title role.
Response from the critics and public was excellent. He returned to comedy for Monte Carlo or Bust! He made some comic adventure tales: He was one Tony rizzo head shaved you tube the Tony rizzo head shaved you tube in The Count of Monte Cristo and had the title role in the gangster film Lepke Curtis had the lead in a TV series that did not last, McCoy Throughout his life, Curtis enjoyed painting and, since the early s, painted as a second career.
In the last years of his life, he concentrated on painting rather than movies. But I paint all the time. Curtis spoke of his disappointment at never being awarded an Oscar. Curtis was married six times. I realized that whatever I was, I wasn't enough for Janet. That hurt me a lot and broke my heart. The studio he was under contract with, Universal-Internationalgenerally stayed out of their stars' love lives.
However, when they chose to get married, studio executives spent three days trying to talk him out of it, telling him he would be "poisoning himself at the box office. In response, Curtis and Leigh decided to defy the studio heads and instead eloped and were married by a local judge in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Comedian and close friend Jerry Lewis was present as a witness.
The couple divorced inand the following year Curtis married Christine Kaufmannthe year-old German co-star of his latest film, Taras Bulba. stated that his marriage with Leigh had effectively ended "a year earlier".
They divorced in Kaufmann resumed her career, which she had interrupted during her marriage. On April 20,Curtis married Leslie Allen, with whom he had two sons: The couple divorced in Two years later, inCurtis married Andrea Savio; they divorced in The following year, on February 28,he married Lisa Deutsch.
They divorced only a year later in His sixth and last wife, Jill Vandenberg, was 45 years his junior. They met in a restaurant in and married on November 6, We laugh a lot. My body is functioning and everything is good. She's the sexiest woman I've ever known. We don't think about time. I don't use Viagra either.
There are 50 ways to please your lover. Inhis son Nicholas died of a heroin overdose at the age of After his son's death, Curtis remarked that it was "a terrible thing when a father loses his son. According to the Pittsburgh Post-GazetteCurtis, who had a Tony rizzo head shaved you tube with alcoholism and drug abuse, went through the treatment center of the Betty Ford Clinic in the mids, which was successful for him.
Beginning inCurtis and his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis took a renewed interest in their family's Hungarian Jewish heritage, and helped finance the rebuilding of the "Great Synagogue" in Budapest, Hungary. The largest synagogue in Europe today, it was originally built in and suffered damage during World War II. The organization works for the restoration and preservation of synagogues and the Jewish cemeteries in Hungary and is dedicated to theJewish victims of the Holocaust in Hungary and lands occupied by the Hungarian Army.
In a mural featuring his likeness, painted by the artist George Sportelli, was unveiled on the Sunset Boulevard overpass of the Hollywood Freeway Highway in California. Also in Tony rizzo head shaved you tube, the U. Navy Memorial Foundation awarded its Lone Sailor Award for his naval service and his subsequent acting career.
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