Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn

Highest Rated: 100% The World in His Arms (1952)

Lowest Rated: 6% Mobsters (1991)

Birthday: Apr 21, 1915

Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico

The tempestuous screen image of two-time Academy Award winner and Renaissance man Anthony Quinn at times seemed to mirror the prolific actor's much publicized, unquenchable thirst for life. His exotic background enabled him to play a nearly limitless variety of ethnic characters, ranging from Crazy Horse in "They Died with Their Boots On" (1942), to the marauding Mongol warrior in "Attila" (1955), to an Eskimo in "The Savage Innocents" (1961). An accomplished artist and painter in his own right, it came as no surprise when he embraced the role of impressionist Paul Gauguin in "Lust for Life" (1956), a role that won him his second Oscar. It was, however, for his embodiment of the garrulous "Zorba the Greek" (1964) that Quinn would be forever remembered, so perfectly did he capture the free-spirited, unrestrained nature of the irascible character. Incredibly prolific, he continued to work steadily over the decades, appearing in such films as "The Greek Tycoon" (1978) and the telepic adaptation of "Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea" (NBC, 1990). A man of deep appetites and diverse passions, both in film and in his own life, Anthony Quinn became one of cinema's most beloved and respected actors in a career that spanned nearly 70 years and more than a 150 memorable performances.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
13% 33% Avenging Angelo Angelo Allieghieri (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oriundi Giuseppe Padovani (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mayor Antonio Baracano (Character) - 1996
60% 82% Gotti Neil Dellacroce (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Servants Archie (Character) - 1996
44% 75% A Walk in the Clouds Don Pedro Aragón (Character) $48M 1995
No Score Yet 49% Hercules: Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur Zeus (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Can't Be Love Michael Reyman (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 57% Hercules and the Circle of Fire Zeus (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 58% Hercules and the Amazon Women Zeus (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 59% Hercules in the Underworld Zeus (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 12% Somebody to Love Emillio (Character) $10.3K 1994
38% 47% Last Action Hero Tony Vivaldi (Character) - 1993
81% 67% Jungle Fever Lou Carbone (Character) $31.7M 1991
6% 57% Mobsters Don Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria (Character) $19.7M 1991
64% 50% Only the Lonely Nick Acropolis (Character) $19.9M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Star for Two Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 66% The Old Man and the Sea Santiago (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 14% Ghosts Can't Do It Scott (Character) - 1990
35% 54% Revenge Tibey (Character) $15.1M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man of Passion Mauricio (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stradivari Antonio Stradivari (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 73% Onassis: The Richest Man in the World Socrates Onassis (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valentina Mosen Joaquín (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Regina Papa (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 40% The Salamander Bruno Manzini (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 50% High Risk Mariano (Character) - 1981
71% 93% Lion of the Desert Omar Mukhtar (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 37% The Passage The Basque (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Switch Philip Bang (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 58% Caravans Zulffiqar (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 62% The Children of Sanchez Jesús Sánchez (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 27% The Greek Tycoon Theo Tomasis (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 92% The Message Hamza (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 40% The Inheritance Gregorio Ferramonti (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target of an Assassin Ernest Hobday (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 69% The Con Artists Philip Bang (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 45% The Destructors Steve Ventura (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deadly Kiss Don Angelo DiMorra (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 21% The Don Is Dead Don Angelo (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 60% Deaf Smith and Johnny Ears Erastus "Deaf" Smith (Character) - 1973
81% 79% Across 110th Street Capt. Mattelli (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Knowledge Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Destiny of a Woman Thomas Jefferson Alcala (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The City Mayor Thomas Jefferson Alcala (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 36% R.P.M. Prof. F.W.J. `'Paco'` Perez (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 12% A Walk in the Spring Rain Will Cade (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 36% Flap Flapping Eagle (Character) - 1970
67% 82% The Secret of Santa Vittoria Italo Bombolini (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 57% A Dream of Kings Matsoukas (Character) - 1969
40% 53% The Magus Maurice Conchis (Character) - 1968
43% 75% The Shoes of the Fisherman Kiril Lakota (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 52% Guns for San Sebastian Leon Alastray (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 94% The 25th Hour Johann Moritz (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 69% The Happening Roc Delmonico (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rover Peyrol (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 48% Lost Command Lt. Col. Pierre Raspeguy (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marco the Magnificent Kublai Khan (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 53% A High Wind in Jamaica Chavez (Character) - 1965
90% 72% Behold a Pale Horse Viñolas (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 83% The Visit Serge Miller (Character) - 1964
80% 86% Zorba the Greek Alexis Zorba (Character) - 1964
92% 89% Requiem for a Heavyweight Louis "Mountain" Rivera (Character) - 1962
98% 93% Lawrence of Arabia Auda abu Tayi (Character) $6M 1962
89% 66% Barabbas Barabbas (Character) - 1962
92% 86% The Guns of Navarone Col. Andrea Stavros (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 45% Portrait in Black Dr. David Rivera (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 33% Heller in Pink Tights Tom Healy (Character) - 1960
20% 59% The Black Orchid Frank Valente (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 77% Warlock Tom Morgan (Character) - 1959
83% 80% Last Train From Gun Hill Craig Belden (Character) - 1959
69% 74% The Savage Innocents Inuk (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 66% The Buccaneer Director - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Spell John Henry Duval (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 38% The Ride Back Bob Kallen (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 40% The River's Edge Ben Cameron (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 96% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 65% Wild Is the Wind Gino (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Del Rio Dave Robles (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels of Darkness Francesco Caserto (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Party Tom Kupfen (Character) - 1956
100% 81% Lust for Life Paul Gauguin (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 50% Seven Cities of Gold Capt. Gaspar de Portola (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 59% Ulysses Antinous (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 20% The Naked Street Phil Regal (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magnificent Matador Luís Santos (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attila Attila (Character) - 1954
97% 93% The Road Zampanò (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Wait Johnny McBride (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet East of Sumatra Kiang (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet City Beneath the Sea Tony Bartlett (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Desire Alfio (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 39% Seminole Osceola (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 38% Ride, Vaquero José Constantino Esqueda (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 23% Blowing Wild Ward `'Paco'` Conway (Character) - 1953
100% 56% The World in His Arms Portugee (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brigand Prince Ramón (Character) - 1952
65% 77% Viva Zapata! Eufemio Zapata (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 52% Against All Flags Capt. Roc Brasiliano (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mask of the Avenger Viovanni Larocca (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 40% The Brave Bulls Raul Fuentes (Character) - 1951
80% 60% Sinbad the Sailor Emir (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Gold Charley Eagle (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Imperfect Lady Jose Martínez (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 34% Tycoon Ricky Vegas (Character) $107.1K 1947
No Score Yet 78% California Don Luís Rivera y Hernandez (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 63% Back to Bataan Capt. Andrés Bonifácio (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet China Sky Chen-Ta (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Do We Go From Here? Chief Badger (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies of Washington Michael Romanescue (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Irish Eyes Are Smiling Al Jackson (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 52% Buffalo Bill Chief Yellow Hand (Character) - 1944
91% 91% The Ox-Bow Incident Juan Martínez (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 60% Guadalcanal Diary Jesus "Soose" Alvarez (Character) - 1943
83% 72% The Black Swan Wogan (Character) - 1942
92% 77% Road to Morocco Mullay Kasim (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 81% Larceny, Inc. Leo Dexter (Character) - 1942
100% 67% Blood and Sand Manolo de Palma (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bullets for O'Hara Tony Van Dyne/Tony Millard (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 44% Knockout Mr. Harry Trego (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Snob Alexander Moreno (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thieves Fall Out Chic Collins (Character) - 1941
82% 75% They Died With Their Boots On Crazy Horse (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parole Fixer Francis "Big Boy" Bradmore (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Texas Rangers Ride Again Joe Yuma (Character) - 1940
86% 77% The Ghost Breakers Ramon Mederos/Francisco Mederos (Character) - 1940
100% 68% Road to Singapore Caesar (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emergency Squad Nick Buller (Character) - 1940
60% No Score Yet Island of Lost Men Chang Tai (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 65% Union Pacific Jack Cordray (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tip-Off Girls Marty (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 42% Bulldog Drummond in Africa Fordine (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 60% Swing High, Swing Low The Don (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Train From Madrid Capt. Ricardo Álvarez (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 62% Waikiki Wedding Kimo (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Nicholas Mazaney (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sworn Enemy Gangster (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parole! Zingo Browning (Character) - 1936

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joan Rivers Show Guest 1989-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man and the City Thomas Jefferson Alcala (Character) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1963 1960

QUOTES FROM Anthony Quinn CHARACTERS

Louis "Mountain" Rivera says: I coulda been a contender, instead of a bum, which is what I am. Let's face it, it was you Charlie, it was you.

Alexis Zorba says: You think too much, that is your trouble. Clever people and grocers, they weigh everything.

Basil says: An overhead cable? You're mad.

Alexis Zorba says: Why?

Basil says: That forest doesn't belong to us.

Alexis Zorba says: Well, it doesn't, and then it does.

Basil says: What does that mean?

Alexis Zorba says: It belong to the monastery. The monastery belongs to God, and God belongs to everybody. Do you agree?

Santiago says: A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.

T.E. Lawrence says: My friends, we have been foolish. Auda will not come to Aqaba. Not for money...

Auda abu Tayi says: No.

T.E. Lawrence says: ... For Feisal...

Auda abu Tayi says: No!

T.E. Lawrence says: ...nor to drive away the Turks. He will come... because it is his pleasure.

Auda abu Tayi says: Thy mother mated with a scorpion.

Auda abu Tayi says: [to Lawrence] I carry twenty-three great wounds, all got in battle. Seventy-five men have I killed with my own hands in battle. I scatter, I burn my enemies' tents. I take away their flocks and herds. The Turks pay me a golden treasure, yet I am poor! Because *I* am a river to my people!

Auda abu Tayi says: It is my pleasure that you dine with me in Wadi Ram. ( someday CGI may get there but that arrival scene is one for the ages..)

Auda abu Tayi says: It is my pleasure that you dine with me in Wadi Ram. [someday CGI may get there but that arrival scene is one for the ages]

Alexis Zorba says: God has a very big heart but there is one sin he will not forgive [slaps table].

Alexis Zorba says: God has a very big heart but there is one sin he will not forgive. [slaps table]

Alexis Zorba says: If a woman calls a man to her bed and he will not go.

Alexis Zorba says: How can I not love them? Poor weak creatures... and they take so little, a man's hand on their breast, and they give you all they got.

Basil says: I don't want any trouble.

Alexis Zorba says: Life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and *look* for trouble.

Alexis Zorba says: Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it. You've got everthing except one thing: madness! A man needs a little madness, or else...

Basil says: Or else?

Alexis Zorba says: ...he never dares cut the rope and be free.

Alexis Zorba says: If a woman sleeps alone, it puts a shame on all men.