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Robert Ryan

Robert Bushnell Ryan (November 11, 1909 – July 11, 1973) was an American  actor who often played hardened cops and ruthless villains. Ryan was born in Chicago, Illinois, the first child of Timothy Ryan and his wife Mabel Bushnell Ryan.  He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1932, having held the school's heavyweight boxing title all four years of his attendance. After graduation, the 6`4" Ryan found employment as a stoker on a ship, a WPA worker, and a ranch hand in Montana. Ryan attempted to make a career in show business as a playwright, but had to turn to acting to support himself. He studied acting in Hollywood and appeared on stage and in small film parts during the early 1940s. In January 1944, after securing a contract guarantee from RKO Radio Pictures, Ryan enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as a drill instructor at Camp Pendleton, in San Diego, California. At Camp Pendleton, he befriended writer and future director Richard Brooks, whose novel, The Brick Foxhole, he greatly admired. He also took up painting. Ryan's breakthrough film role was as an anti-Semitic killer in Crossfire (1947), a film noir based on Brooks's novel. The role won Ryan his sole career Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actor. From then on, Ryan's specialty was tough/tender roles, finding particular expression in the films of directors such as Nicholas Ray, Robert Wise and Sam Fuller. In Ray's On Dangerous Ground (1951) he portrayed a burnt-out city cop finding redemption while solving a rural murder. In Wise's The Set-Up (1949), he played an over-the-hill boxer who is brutally punished for refusing to take a dive. Other important films were Anthony Mann's western The Naked Spur, Sam Fuller's uproarious Japanese set gangland thriller House of Bamboo, Bad Day at Black Rock, and the socially conscious heist movie Odds Against Tomorrow. He also appeared in several all-star war films, including The Longest Day (1962) and Battle of the Bulge (1965), and The Dirty Dozen. He also played John the Baptist in MGM's Technicolor epic King of Kings (1961) and was the villainous Claggart in Peter Ustinov's adaptation of Billy Budd (1962). In his later years, Ryan continued playing significant roles in major films. Most notable of these were The Dirty Dozen, The Professionals (1966) and Sam Peckinpah's highly influential brutal western The Wild Bunch (1969). Ryan appeared several times on the Broadway stage. His credits there include Clash by Night, Mr. President and The Front Page, the comedy drama about newspapermen. He appeared in many television series as a guest star, including the role of Franklin Hoppy-Hopp in the 1964 episode "Who Chopped Down the Cherry Tree?" on the NBC medical drama about psychiatry, The Eleventh Hour. Similarly, he guest starred as Lloyd Osment in the 1964 episode "Better Than a Dead Lion" in the ABC psychiatric series, Breaking Point. In 1964, Ryan appeared with Warren Oates in the episode "No Comment" of CBS's short-lived drama about newspapers, The Reporter, starring Harry Guardino in the title role of journalist Danny Taylor. Ryan appeared five times (1956–1959) on CBS's Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater and twice (1959 and 1961) on the Zane Grey spin-off Frontier Justice. He appeared three times (1962–1964) on the western Wagon Train.


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Родился:
Nov 11, 1909 в Chicago, Illinois, United States
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
80
Впервые появился:
на movie Lillian Russell 1940-05-24
Последний проект:
Кино Продавец льда грядет 1973-11-10
Известный в фильмах
Poster of The Reason Why
Poster of Captain Nemo and the Underwater City
Poster of The Naked Spur
Poster of The Sky's the Limit
Фильмография
Кино Lolly-Madonna XXX Pap Gutshall 1973-02-21
Кино Продавец льда грядет Larry Slade 1973-11-10
Кино The Man Without a Country Lt. Cmdr. Vaughan 1973-04-25
Кино Executive Action Foster 1973-11-07
Кино The Outfit Mailer 1973-10-01
Кино Бег зайца через поля Charley 1972-09-15
Кино Lawman Sabbath Marshal Cotton Ryan 1971-01-01
Кино The Love Machine Gregory 'Greg' Austin 1971-08-14
Кино The Reason Why 1970-01-02
Кино Captain Nemo and the Underwater City Captain Nemo 1969-12-19
Кино Дикая банда Deke Thornton 1969-06-17
Кино Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire New Mexico Gov. Lem Carter 1968-02-08
Кино Битва за Анцио Gen. Carson 1968-07-24
Кино The Busy Body Charley Barker 1967-03-12
Кино Hour of the Gun Ike Clanton 1967-11-01
Кино The Dirty Dozen Col. Everett Dasher Breed 1967-06-15
Кино Профессионалы Hans Ehrengard 1966-11-01
Кино Битва в Арденнах General Grey 1965-04-02
Кино The Crooked Road Richard Ashley 1965-02-03
Кино The Dirty Game General Bruce 1965-06-23
Series World War One Narrator 1964-09-22
Series Боб Хоуп представляет Unknown 1963-10-04
Series Театр создателей саспенса Unknown 1963-10-10
Кино Самый длинный день Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin 1962-09-25
Кино Billy Budd John Claggart, Master of Arms 1962-11-12
Кино King of Kings John the Baptist 1961-10-11
Кино The Canadians Inspector William Gannon 1961-03-11
Кино Ice Palace Thor Storm 1960-01-02
Кино Day of the Outlaw Blaise Starrett 1959-07-01
Кино Ставки на завтра Earle Slater 1959-10-15
Кино Lonelyhearts William Shrike 1958-01-01
Кино God's Little Acre Ty Ty Walden 1958-09-23
Кино Men in War Lt. Benson 1957-03-19
Series Alcoa Theatre 1957-10-07
Кино The Proud Ones Marshal Cass Silver 1956-05-15
Series Шоу Стива Аллена Unknown 1956-06-24
Series Театр Зейна Грея Unknown 1956-10-05
Кино Back from Eternity Bill Lonagan 1956-09-07
Кино Escape to Burma Jim Brecan 1955-04-09
Кино Bad Day at Black Rock Reno Smith 1955-01-07
Кино House of Bamboo Sandy Dawson 1955-07-01
Кино Высокие мужчины Nathan Stark 1955-09-22
Кино Alaska Seas Matt Kelly 1954-01-27
Кино About Mrs. Leslie George Leslie 1954-08-03
Кино Her Twelve Men Joe Hargrave 1954-08-11
Кино The Naked Spur Ben Vandergroat 1953-02-06
Кино City Beneath the Sea Brad Carlton 1953-03-11
Кино Inferno Donald Whitley Carson III 1953-08-12
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Кино Стычка в ночи Earl Pfeiffer 1952-06-16
Кино Horizons West Dan Hammond 1952-10-11
Кино Beware, My Lovely Howard Wilton 1952-08-07
Кино Best of the Badmen Jeff Clanton 1951-08-09
Кино Flying Leathernecks Capt. Carl 'Griff' Griffin 1951-08-28
Кино The Racket Nick Scanlon 1951-12-12
Кино On Dangerous Ground Jim Wilson 1951-12-17
Кино The Secret Fury David McLean 1950-02-21
Кино Born to Be Bad Nick Bradley 1950-08-28
Кино Act of Violence Joe Parkson 1949-02-01
Кино Caught Smith Ohlrig 1949-02-17
Кино The Set-Up Stoker 1949-04-02
Кино The Woman on Pier 13 Bradley Collins / Frank Johnson 1949-10-08
Кино Berlin Express Robert Lindley 1948-05-01
Кино The Boy with Green Hair Dr. Evans 1948-11-16
Кино Return of the Bad Men Sundance Kid 1948-07-17
Кино Trail Street Ruby Stone 1947-02-19
Кино Crossfire Montgomery 1947-07-22
Кино The Woman on the Beach Scott Burnett 1947-06-02
Кино Marine Raiders Capt. Dan Craig 1944-07-11
Кино The Sky's the Limit Reginald Fenton 1943-07-13
Кино Behind the Rising Sun Lefty O'Doyle 1943-08-01
Кино Bombardier Joe Connors 1943-05-14
Кино Tender Comrade Chris Jones 1943-12-29
Кино The Iron Major Father Timothy 'Tim' Donovan 1943-10-31
Кино Gangway for Tomorrow Joe Dunham 1943-11-03
Кино The Ghost Breakers Intern (uncredited) 1940-06-21
Кино Lillian Russell Owen 1940-05-24
Кино North West Mounted Police Constable Dumont 1940-10-22
Кино The Texas Rangers Ride Again Eddie 1940-12-13
Кино Golden Gloves Pete Wells 1940-08-02