Friday, 26 July 2013

William Holden

William Holden (1918 – 1981) was born William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois. One of the most popular and well known movie stars of all time, Holden was one of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s.  His career took off when Billy Wilder tapped him to star as the down-at-the-heels screenwriter Joe Gillis, who is taken in by faded silent-screen star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) in Sunset Boulevard (1950), for which Holden earned his first Best Actor Oscar nomination.

Holden won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 for his role in Stalag 17, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in the 1973 television film The Blue Knight.

Holden starred in some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films of all time, including such blockbusters as The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Wild Bunch and The Towering Inferno. He was named one of the "Top 10 Stars of the Year" six times (1954–1958, 1961), and is #25 on the AFI's 100 Years…100 Stars list. (Wikipedia)

Golden Boy (1939)

Invisible Stripes (1939)

Texas (1941)

Born Yesterday (1950)

Born Yesterday (1950) German poster

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Sunset Boulevard (1950) Belgian poster

Union Station (1950) Belgian poster

Force of Arms (1951) Italian poster

The Turning Point (1952)

Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)

Stalag 17 (1953)

Execuitive Suite (1954)

Sabrina (1954) German poster

Sabrina (1954) UK poster

The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) Belgian poster

The Country Girl (1954) Spanish poster

Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

Picnic (1955) Spanish poster

The Proud and the Profane (1956)

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Spanish poster

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Belgian poster

The Key (1958)

The Horse Soldiers (1959)

The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)

The Lion (1962)

Paris When it Sizzles (1964)

Paris When it Sizzles (1964) Italian poster

The 7th Dawn (1964)

Alvarez Kelly (1966) Belgian poster

The Devil's Brigade (1968)

The Wild Bunch (1969)

The Wild Bunch (1969) Japanese poster

Wild Rovers (1971)

The Revengers (1972)

The Towering Inferno (1974)

Network (1976) Japanese poster
Damien - Omen II (1978) German poster

When Time Ran Out (1980)

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