William Holden

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William Holden was at first type-cast early in his career as a boy next door.

Throughout his long career, William Holden did a variety of films, (Comedies, dramas, thrillers, and Westerns), and a variety of character types. He plays not only heroes & clean cut leading men, but also "cynical, world-weary opportunists," killers, and undesirable characters with bad attitudes. Some of his films include: OUR TOWN, ARIZONA, BORN YESTERDAY, THE BRIDGES OF TOKO-RI, SABRINA, THE COUNTRY GIRL, and THE DARK SIDE.

In 1950, Holden received a Best Actor nomination for SUNSET BOULEVARD. Some say this was his best performance.

William Holden received his Best Actor Oscar for portraying a smooth-talking con man with questionable character in STALAG 17 (1953) Holden won an Emmy for his role in a TV movie, THE BLUE KNIGHT (1973). His last Oscar nomination was for his role in NETWORK (1976).

His other memorable performances include his roles in: THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE WILD BUNCH, and S.O.B. MORE.