Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster

About Burt Lancaster

Burton Stephen 'Burt' Lancaster (November 2, 1913 - October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes and distinctive smile (which he called 'The Grin'). After initially building his career on 'tough guy' roles Lancaster abandoned his 'all-American' image in the late 1950s in favor of more complex and challenging roles, and came to be regarded as one of the best actors of his generation as a result. Lancaster was nominated four times for Academy Awards and won once a__ for his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960. He also won a Golden Globe for that performance and BAFTA Awards for The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and Atlantic City (1980).

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