Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda Movies and TV Shows

Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American actor who had a career that spanned five decades in Hollywood. Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in several films now considered to be classics, earning one Academy Award for Best Actor on two nominations. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor and made his Hollywood film debut in 1935. His film career began to gain momentum with roles such as Bette Davis's fiancee in her Academy Award-winning performance in Jezebel (1938), brother Frank in Jesse James (1939), and the future President in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), directed by John Ford. His early career peaked with his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, about an Oklahoma family who moved to California during the Dust Bowl 1930s. This film is widely considered to be among the greatest American films. In 1941 he starred opposite Barbara Stanwyck in the screwball comedy classic The Lady Eve. Book-ending his service in WWII were his starring roles in two highly regarded westerns: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) and My Darling Clementine (1946), the latter directed by John Ford, and he also starred in Ford's western Fort Apache (1948). After a seven-year break from films, during which Fonda focused on stage productions, he returned with the WWII war-boat ensemble Mister Roberts (1955). In 1957 he starred as Juror No.8, the hold-out juror, in 12 Angry Men. Fonda, who was also co-producer, won the BAFTA for Best Foreign Actor. Later in his career, Fonda moved into darker roles, such as the villain in the epic Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), underrated and a box office disappointment at its time of release, but now regarded as one of the best westerns of all time. He also played in lighter-hearted fare such as Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball, but also often played important military figures, such as a Colonel in Battle of the Bulge (1965), and Admiral Nimitz in Midway (1976). He finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 54th Academy Awards for his final film role in On Golden Pond (1981), which also starred Katharine Hepburn and his daughter Jane Fonda, but was too ill to attend the ceremony. He died from heart disease a few months later. Description above from the Wikipedia article Henry Fonda, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal info

  • Gender: male
  • Birthdate: 1905-05-16 (116 years old)
  • Place of birth: Grand Island, Nebraska, USA
  • nationality: American
  • height: 1.87 m
  • Net worth: $20,000,000

Acting

Year
Genre
IMDB
TMDB
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Sacco and Vanzetti
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 75%
role:
Prof. Tommy Turner (archive footage)
2006

Documentary

History

7.0
75%
La Classe américaine
La Classe américaine (1993)
IMDB 8.0
TMDB 77%
role:
Hugues (archive footage)
1993

Comedy

TV Movie

8.0
77%
Meteor
IMDB 5.0
TMDB 52%
role:
The President
1979

Action

Adventure

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.0
52%
The Swarm
IMDB 4.5
TMDB 51%
role:
Dr. Walter Krim
1978

Horror

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

4.5
51%
Rollercoaster
Rollercoaster (1977)
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 60%
role:
Simon Davenport
1977

Action

Thriller

6.3
60%
Midway
Midway (1976)
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 66%
role:
Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
1976

Action

Drama

History

War & Politics

6.8
66%
Sometimes a Great Notion
Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 71%
role:
Henry Stamper
1971

Action

Adventure

Drama

7.0
71%
The Longest Day
IMDB 7.8
TMDB 76%
role:
Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt jr.
1962

Drama

History

War & Politics

7.8
76%
Advise & Consent
Advise & Consent (1962)
IMDB 7.7
TMDB 75%
role:
Robert A. Leffingwell
1962

Drama

7.7
75%
Warlock
Warlock (1959)
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 68%
role:
Clay Blaisedell
1959

Western

7.2
68%
The Wrong Man
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 71%
role:
Christopher Emanuel 'Manny' Balestrero
1956

Crime

Drama

Mystery

7.4
71%
Jesse James
Jesse James (1939)
IMDB 7.1
TMDB 64%
role:
Frank James
1939

Crime

Drama

History

Western

7.1
64%