Charles Bronson

Charles Buchinsky

Highest Rated: 100% Jubal (1956)

Lowest Rated: 0% Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)

Birthday: Nov 03, 1921

Birthplace: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, USA

An iconic star in international films for over four decades, Charles Bronson's granite features and brawny physique provided believable intensity in such blockbuster films as "The Magnificent Seven," (1960) "The Great Escape" (1963), "The Dirty Dozen" (1967) and "Death Wish" (1974). A man of few words both on screen and off, Bronson needed no makeup or special effects to portray men who brought swift vengeance against those who disturbed their peaceful, solitary lives. In films like "The Mechanic" (1972) and "Chino" (1973), Bronson's characters toed the line between human and supernatural force with their seemingly impossible command of stealth and their own physicality. However, Bronson's best roles allowed a glimmer of humanity in the steely exterior of his heroes; his "Tunnel King" in "Great Escape" was claustrophobic, while the bare knuckles boxer in "Hard Times" (1973) wore desperation like the cheap duster that covered his broad shoulders. Having been brought up in poverty, he understood struggle, and his most memorable films allowed him to depict that raw need. In private, he chafed at being an action star, but would continue to mow down bad guys well into the early 1990s in low-budget thrillers that were far beneath his talents. Bronson's death in 2003 closed the book on one of Hollywood's longest-running and most reluctant tough guys.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 29% Family of Cops III Paul Fein (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 14% Breach of Faith: Family of Cops II Commissioner Paul Fein (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 18% Family of Cops Paul Fein (Character) - 1995
0% 32% Death Wish V: The Face of Death Paul Kersey (Character) $559K 1994
No Score Yet 25% The Sea Wolf Capt. Wolf Larsen (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Donato and Daughter Sgt. Mike Donato (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 86% Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus Francis Church (Character) - 1991
74% 81% The Indian Runner Mr. Roberts (Character) $152.9K 1991
0% 35% Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects Lieutenant Crowe (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 23% Messenger of Death Garret Smith (Character) $2.2M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Three Unknown (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 20% Assassination Jay Killion (Character) $5.5M 1987
14% 40% Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Paul Kersey (Character) $4.7M 1987
40% 45% Murphy's Law Jack Murphy (Character) $9.1M 1986
No Score Yet 57% Act of Vengeance Joseph `'Jock'` Yablonski (Character) - 1986
11% 54% Death Wish 3 Paul Kersey (Character) $15.9M 1985
40% 39% The Evil That Men Do Holland/Bart Smith (Character) - 1984
40% 50% 10 to Midnight Leo Kessler (Character) - 1983
33% 44% Death Wish II Paul Kersey (Character) - 1982
17% 71% Death Hunt Albert Johnson (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 33% Borderline Jeb Maynard (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 0% Caboblanco Gifford Hoyt (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 40% Love and Bullets Charlie Congers (Character) - 1979
17% 48% The White Buffalo Wild Bill Hickok (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 64% Raid on Entebbe Brig. Gen. Dan Shomron (Character) - 1977
40% 48% Telefon Major Grigori Borzov (Character) - 1977
40% 61% From Noon Till Three Graham (Character) - 1976
44% 39% St. Ives Raymond St Ives (Character) - 1976
60% 59% Breakheart Pass Deakin (Character) - 1976
92% 81% Hard Times Chaney (Character) - 1975
40% 41% Breakout Nick Colton (Character) - 1975
68% 68% Death Wish Paul Kersey (Character) - 1974
77% 67% Mr. Majestyk Vince Majestyk (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 41% The Stone Killer Lou Torrey (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 13% Chino Chino Valdez (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 50% The Bull of the West Ben Justin (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 55% Chato's Land Pardon Chato (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 53% The Valachi Papers Joe Valachi (Character) - 1972
25% 66% The Mechanic Arthur Bishop (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 60% Red Sun Link Stuart (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 24% Someone Behind the Door The Stranger (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 20% Cold Sweat Joe Martin (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Win 'Em All Josh Corey (Character) - 1970
80% 65% Rider on the Rain Col. Harry Dobbs (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Family Jeff Heston (Character) - 1970
95% 95% Once Upon a Time in the West Harmonica (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 5% Lola Scott Wardman (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 46% Villa Rides Rodolfo Fierro (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 52% Guns for San Sebastian Teclo (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 59% Honor Among Thieves Franz Propp (Character) - 1968
85% 90% The Dirty Dozen Joseph T. Wladislaw (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 29% The Meanest Men in the West Harge Talbot Jr. (Character) - 1966
64% 77% This Property Is Condemned J.J. Nichols (Character) - 1966
57% 68% Battle of the Bulge Maj. Wolenski (Character) - 1965
9% 43% The Sandpiper Cos Erickson (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 33% Guns of Diablo Linc Murdock (Character) - 1964
94% 95% The Great Escape Flight Lt. Danny Velinski 'The Tunnel King' (Character) - 1963
11% 39% Four for Texas Matson (Character) - 1963
40% 57% Kid Galahad Lew Nyack (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Thunder of Drums Trooper Hanna (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 20% Master of the World John Strock (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 50% X-15 Lt. Col. Lee Brandon (Character) - 1961
89% 87% The Magnificent Seven Bernardo O'Reilly (Character) - 1960
40% 34% Never So Few Sgt. John Danforth (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 46% Machine Gun Kelly George R. `'Machine Gun'` Kelly (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Hell Broke Loose Steve Boland (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 50% Showdown at Boot Hill Luke Welsh - Deputy US Marshal (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gang War Alan Avery (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 60% Run of the Arrow Unknown (Character) - 1957
100% 79% Jubal Reb Haislipp (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target Zero Sgt. Vince Gaspari (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tennessee Champ Sixty Jubel (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 38% Miss Sadie Thompson Pvt. Edwards (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 58% Riding Shotgun Pinto (Character) - 1954
67% 71% Crime Wave Ben Hastings (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 0% Drum Beat Kintpuash, aka Captain Jack (Character) - 1954
78% 45% Apache Hondo (Character) - 1954
83% 70% Vera Cruz Pittsburgh (Character) - 1954
95% 72% House of Wax Igor (Character) - 1953
67% 62% The Marrying Kind Eddie (uncredited) (Character) - 1952
88% 69% Pat and Mike Henry 'Hank' Tasling (Character) - 1952
100% 40% You're in the Navy Now Unknown (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheriff of Cochise Ravenal (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Ralph Schuyler (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1961 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1962 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
82% 94% The Twilight Zone The Man (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Frank Buckley (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man With a Camera Mike Kovac (Character) 1958-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1958 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Ben Tiple (Guest Star) 1958 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Mr. D Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Jerry Donn (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Behind the Badge Ralph (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Roy Rogers Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Skelton Show Guest 1952

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