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Burton Stephen Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American actor and producer.wikipedia
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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (film)

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Soon after, he starred in The Rainmaker (1956), with Katharine Hepburn, earning a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination, and in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), with frequent co-star Kirk Douglas.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is a 1957 American Technicolor Western film starring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday, loosely based on the actual event which took place on October 26, 1881.

Hecht-Hill-Lancaster

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During the 1950s his production company Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was highly successful, Lancaster acted in films such as: Trapeze (1956), a box office smash in which he used his acrobatic skills; Sweet Smell of Success (1957), a dark drama today considered a classic; Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), a WWII submarine drama with Clark Gable; and Separate Tables (1958), a hotel-set drama which received seven Oscar nominations.
Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was a production company formed by the actor Burt Lancaster in association with his agent, Harold Hecht, and James Hill.

The Killers (1946 film)

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His breakthrough role was the film noir The Killers (1946) alongside Ava Gardner.
It stars Burt Lancaster in his film debut, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien and Sam Levene.

From Here to Eternity

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In 1953 Lancaster played the illicit lover of Deborah Kerr in the military drama From Here to Eternity (1953).
The picture deals with the tribulations of three U.S. Army soldiers, played by Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, and Frank Sinatra, stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Seven Days in May

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He then played a US Air Force General who, opposed by a Colonel played by Kirk Douglas, tries to overthrow the President in Seven Days in May (1964).
The picture was directed by John Frankenheimer; starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, and Ava Gardner; with the screenplay written by Rod Serling based on the novel of the same name by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II, published in September 1962.

Judgment at Nuremberg

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In the all-star, war-crime-trial film, Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) he played a Nazi war criminal.
Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American courtroom drama film directed by Stanley Kramer, written by Abby Mann and starring Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Maximilian Schell, Werner Klemperer, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, William Shatner, and Montgomery Clift.

Elmer Gantry (film)

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Playing a charismatic biblical con-man in Elmer Gantry (1960), won him the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Actor.
Adapted by director Richard Brooks, the film is based on the 1927 novel of the same name by Sinclair Lewis and stars Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley Jones and Patti Page.

Airport (1970 film)

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In 1970, Lancaster starred in the box-office hit, air-disaster drama Airport.
Airport is a 1970 American air disaster-drama film directed and written by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin.

Birdman of Alcatraz (film)

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Playing a bird expert prisoner in the Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) he earned the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor and his third Oscar nomination.
Birdman of Alcatraz is a 1962 American biographical drama film starring Burt Lancaster and directed by John Frankenheimer.

Trapeze (film)

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During the 1950s his production company Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was highly successful, Lancaster acted in films such as: Trapeze (1956), a box office smash in which he used his acrobatic skills; Sweet Smell of Success (1957), a dark drama today considered a classic; Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), a WWII submarine drama with Clark Gable; and Separate Tables (1958), a hotel-set drama which received seven Oscar nominations.
Trapeze is a 1956 American circus film directed by Carol Reed and starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida, making her debut in American films.

The Professionals (1966 film)

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Then in 1966 he played an explosives expert in the western The Professionals.
It starred Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, and Claudia Cardinale, with Jack Palance, Ralph Bellamy, and Woody Strode in supporting roles.

Clark Gable

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During the 1950s his production company Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was highly successful, Lancaster acted in films such as: Trapeze (1956), a box office smash in which he used his acrobatic skills; Sweet Smell of Success (1957), a dark drama today considered a classic; Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), a WWII submarine drama with Clark Gable; and Separate Tables (1958), a hotel-set drama which received seven Oscar nominations.
Later he starred in westerns and war movies, such as Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) with Burt Lancaster, and in comedies that paired him with a new generation of leading ladies such as Doris Day in The Teacher's Pet (1958) and Sophia Loren in It Started in Naples (1960) and Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits (1961).

The Leopard (1963 film)

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In 1963 Lancaster traveled to Italy to star as an Italian prince in the epic period drama The Leopard.
It stars Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon, Serge Reggiani, Mario Girotti, and Pierre Clementi.

Sweet Smell of Success

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During the 1950s his production company Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was highly successful, Lancaster acted in films such as: Trapeze (1956), a box office smash in which he used his acrobatic skills; Sweet Smell of Success (1957), a dark drama today considered a classic; Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), a WWII submarine drama with Clark Gable; and Separate Tables (1958), a hotel-set drama which received seven Oscar nominations.
It was directed by Alexander Mackendrick and stars Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, and Martin Milner.

Run Silent, Run Deep (film)

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During the 1950s his production company Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was highly successful, Lancaster acted in films such as: Trapeze (1956), a box office smash in which he used his acrobatic skills; Sweet Smell of Success (1957), a dark drama today considered a classic; Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), a WWII submarine drama with Clark Gable; and Separate Tables (1958), a hotel-set drama which received seven Oscar nominations.
It was produced by Harold Hecht, directed by Robert Wise, and starred Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster.

Separate Tables (film)

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During the 1950s his production company Hecht-Hill-Lancaster was highly successful, Lancaster acted in films such as: Trapeze (1956), a box office smash in which he used his acrobatic skills; Sweet Smell of Success (1957), a dark drama today considered a classic; Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), a WWII submarine drama with Clark Gable; and Separate Tables (1958), a hotel-set drama which received seven Oscar nominations.
Separate Tables is a 1958 American drama film starring Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Burt Lancaster, and Wendy Hiller, based on two one-act plays by Terence Rattigan that were collectively known by this name.

The Rainmaker (1956 film)

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Soon after, he starred in The Rainmaker (1956), with Katharine Hepburn, earning a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination, and in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), with frequent co-star Kirk Douglas.
It stars Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey, Lloyd Bridges and Earl Holliman.

Field of Dreams

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His final film role was as Dr. "Moonlight" Graham in the Oscar-nominated Field of Dreams.
It stars Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta and Burt Lancaster in his final film role.

Harold Hecht

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The show only ran three weeks, but his performance attracted the interest of a Hollywood agent, Harold Hecht.
In 1947, he co-founded Norma Productions, an independent film production company, with his business partner and managed actor, Burt Lancaster.

Atlantic City (1980 film)

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He experienced a career resurgence with the crime-romance Atlantic City (1980), winning the BAFTA for Best Actor and landing his fourth Oscar nomination.
It stars Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Robert Joy, Hollis McLaren, Michel Piccoli, and Al Waxman.

Nick Cravat

At the age of 9, Lancaster met Nick Cravat with whom he developed a lifelong partnership.
Cravat and Burt Lancaster met as youngsters at a summer camp in New York and became lifelong friends.

Moonlight Graham

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His final film role was as Dr. "Moonlight" Graham in the Oscar-nominated Field of Dreams.
His story was popularized by Shoeless Joe, a novel by W. P. Kinsella, and the subsequent 1989 film Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner, and featuring Burt Lancaster and Frank Whaley, respectively, as older and younger incarnations of Graham.

Tony Curtis

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Tony Curtis made an early appearance.
He achieved his first serious recognition as a dramatic actor in Sweet Smell of Success (1957) with co-star Burt Lancaster.

Ava Gardner

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His breakthrough role was the film noir The Killers (1946) alongside Ava Gardner.
She next appeared again with Burt Lancaster, her co-star from The Killers, this time along with Kirk Douglas and Fredric March, in Seven Days in May (1964), a thriller about an attempted military takeover of the US government.

I Walk Alone

Lancaster's next film was for Wallis, I Walk Alone (1947), a thriller co-starring Scott and a young Kirk Douglas, who was also under contract to Wallis.
I Walk Alone is a 1947 film noir directed by Byron Haskin, starring Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, and Kirk Douglas.