Hugh Griffith, Best Supporting Actor 1959: MovieMonday.com

BEN-HUR

(Action/Adventure - NR)

Hugh Griffith won his Supporting Oscar for playing the Sheik who befriends Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) and helps him into the Roman chariot race in the classic film... BEN-HUR.


Hugh Griffith (1912 - 80)

Welsh actor who was a bank clerk before going into acting in 1939, but this career switch was put on hold for he then went to go serve for six years in Her Majesty's Army. Hugh Griffith returned to the screen in in 1947 and went on to work consistantly in pictures until his death in 1980.

Hugh Griffith is one of a small handful of performers who have appeared in three Oscar-winning Best Pictures... BEN-HUR, TOM JONES, and OLIVER!

He was also nominated (Supporting Actor) for TOM JONES (63).

Hugh Griffith's other films include:

NEUTRAL PORT
THE LAST DAYS OF DOLWYN
THE TITFIELD THUNDERBOLT
THE SLEEPING TIGER
EXODUS
MOLL FLANDERS
SAILOR FROM GIBRALTAR
START THE REVOLUTION WITHOUT ME
CRY OF THE BANSHEE
WUTHERING HEIGHTS
LOVING COUSINS
THE LAST REMAKE OF BEAU GESTE
THE PASSOVER PLOT

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