Edmond O'Brien, Best Supporting Actor 1954: MovieMonday.com

THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA

(Drama - NR)

Edmond O'Brien won his Supporting Oscar for playing the overbearing, loud mouthed press agent in THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA.


Edmond O'Brien (1915 - 85)

Born in New York of Irish parents, Edmond O'Brien starred on Broadway prior to becomming a leading man of the forties.One of Edmond O'Brien's most memorable roles was in "D.O.A." ( 1950), where he plays a man who spends his last few hours alive trying to figure out who has poisoned him. In his later years, as he began to gain weight,O'Brien became a character actor, appearing in many high profile films such as "The Birdman of Alcatraz" (1962) and in "The Wild Bunch" (1969).

Edmond O'Brien also received a Supporting Actor nomination for his 1964 performance in SEVEN DAYS IN MAY.

Edmond O'Brien's other films include:

HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
POWDER TOWN
THE KILLERS
DOUBLE LIFE
D.O.A.
TWO OF A KIND
JULIUS CAESAR
THE HITCH HIKER
1984
THE THIRD VOICE
THE LAST VOYAGE
BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ
FANTASTIC VOYAGE
THE WILD BUNCH

His television credits include:

SAM BENEDICT

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