Anthony Quinn, Best Actor 1952: MovieMonday.com

VIVA ZAPATA!

(Biography - NR)

Anthony Quinn won his Supporting Oscar for playing the wild Mexican rebel leader Emiliano Zapata in VIVA ZAPATA!


Anthony Quinn (1915 - 2001)

This was one of the shortest performances ever to win an Academy Award, Quinn was onscreen for a total of eight minutes.

Mexican-born leading actor in films since 1936 Before going into acting Anthony Quinn went through several careers which included working as a butcher, a street cornor preacher and a prize fighter. He was signed to work exclusivly for Paramount, appearing in their movies almost always as a gangster or an indian . During the Paramount years he was cast in several Cecil B. DeMille pictures, who ended up being Quinn's father in law when he married Katharine Demille in 1937 ( divorced in 1963). . In 1952 Anthony Quinn won his first supporting oscar for his performance in VIVA ZAPATA! He was married three times and fathered 13 children. One son though, Chris, drowned at age three in W.C.Field's swimming pool.

In 1956 Anthony Quinn won his second supporting oscar for his performance in LUST FOR LIFE.

Quinn was later nominated twice for Best Actor for his performances in WILD IS THE WIND (57) and ZORBA THE GREEK (64).

His other films include:

THE PLAINSMAN
LAST TRAIN FROM MADRID
UNION PACIFIC
THE OX-BOW INCIDENT
BUFFALO BILL
BLOWING WILD
THE LONG WAIT
LA STRADA
ULYSSES
THE RIVER'S EDGE
THE GUNS OF NAVARONE
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
LOST COMMAND
THE HAPPENING
THE ROVER
THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN
THE SECRET OF SANTA VITTORIA
MOHAMMED
INHERITANCE
THE GREEK TYCOON
LION OF THE DESERT
HIGH RISK

His television credits include:

JESUS OF NAZARETH
THE MAN AND THE CITY

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