James Coburn, Best Supporting Actor 1998: MovieMonday.com

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James Coburn won his Supporting Oscar playing an abusive father patriarch, Glen Whitehouse, a real charmer who inflicts emotional pain to all who live with him, especially his two sons, who use alcohol to dull the life-long pain they have suffered.


James Coburn (1928 - 2002)

Colburn was born on August 31, 1928, Laurel, Nebraska. After a stint in the Army, he studied acting in California and New York, and started working on the stage and on live television. His first movie role was that of an outlaw in the film. "Ride Lonesome." The role that really started his career was his portrayal as the knife-throwing Britt, in "The Magnificent Seven."

His first film that he got the lead in was "Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round." A mega hit for Colburn was the spy spoof, "Our Man Flint" and its sequel, "In Like Flint."

James Coburn went on to give the film-loving audience many memorable roles in such movies as "The Last of Sheila," "The President's Analyst," "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid," and "Cross of Iron."

Rheumatoid Arthritis weakened him during the '80's, but he found a way to fight it through diet, physical therapy, and exercise. He came back in good form in 1990, with "Young Guns 2". Throughout the '90's he was busy making such films as "Maverick" and "Hudson Hawk."

The crowning jewel of his career was receiving his Best Supporting Actor award for his outstanding performance in Affliction."

James Coburn's other film credits include:

RIDE LONESOME
FACE OF A FUGITIVE
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
THE MURDER MEN
HELL IS FOR HEROES
THE GREAT ESCAPE
THE MAN FROM GALVESTON
CHARADE
THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY
ACTION ON THE BEACH
MAJOR DUNDEE
HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA
OUR MAN FLINT
THE LOVED ONE
WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR, DADDY?
DEAD HEAT ON A MERRY-GO-ROUND
IN LIKE FLINT
WATERHOLE #3
THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST
DUFFY
CANDY
HARD CONTACT
LAST OF THE MOBILE HOT SHOTS
THE HONKERS
THE CAREY TREATMENT
THE LAST OF SHEILA
PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID
HARRY IN YOUR POCKET
THE INTERNECINE PROJECT
HARD TIMES
BITE THE BULLET
SKY RIDERS
THE LAST HARD MEN
MIDWAY
CROSS OF IRON
WHITE ROCK
SPEED FEVER
GOLDENGIRL
FIRE POWER
SPEED FEVER
THE MUPPET MOVIE
THE BALTIMORE BULLET
LOVING COUPLES
MR. PATMAN
LOOKER
HIGH RISK
MARTIN'S DAY
DEATH OF A SOLDIER
CALLS FROM SPACE
YOUNG GUNS II
HUDSON HAWK
THE PLAYER
THE HIT LIST
SISTER ACT II: BACK IN THE HABIT
DEADFALL
MAVERICK
THE SET UP
ERASER
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR
BEN JOHNSON: THIRD COWBOY ON THE RIGHT
SKELETONS
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF KEVIN JOHNSON
KEYS TO TULSA
INTREPID
THE GOOD DOCTOR
AMERICAN GUN

 

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