Walter Brennan, Best Supporting Actor 1936 & 38 & 40: MovieMonday.com

1936: COME AND GET IT

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Received his first Supporting Actor winner for his perfromance as a lumberjack.

 

1938: KENTUCKY

(Drama - NR)

His second Supporting Oscar came for helping save a family plantation with a long-shot race at the Kentucky Derby.  

1940: THE WESTERNER

(Drama - NR)

Walter Brennan received his third Supporting Oscar for playing Judge Roy Bean in this classic western tale about land disputes.  


Walter Brennan (1894 - 1974) This famous character actor was born in Massachusetts. Toured with a vaudeville troupe before World War One.After serving in the war, Walter Brennan went to Hollywood and found work as an extra in silent films. By the late twenties Walter Brennan was playing bit parts before graduating to supporting roles in the 1930's. He is the only actor to win three academy awards for best supporting actor. Later in Walter Brennan's career he starred in three television series,"The Real McCoys" (which ran six seasons), "Tycoon," and "The Guns of Will Sonnett." He even had four top 100 singles during the 60's.

Brennan was nominated again in 1941 for his performance in SERGEANT YORK.

His other films include:
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NORTHERN FRONTIER
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
BANJO ON MY KNEE
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
THE BUCCANEER
THE COWBOY AND THE LADY
STANLEY AND LIVINGSTONE
NORTHWEST PASSAGE
MEET JOHN DOE
SWAMP WATER
TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
THE SHOWDOWN
BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK
COME NEXT SPRING
TAMMY AND THE BACHELOR
RIO BRAVO
HOW THE WEST WAS WON
WHO'S MINDING THE MINT?
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He also stared in television's THE REAL McCOYS from 1957 to 1963.

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