Douglas Fairbanks

Douglas Fairbanks

Highest Rated: 100% Robin Hood (1922)

Lowest Rated: 88% The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Birthday: May 23, 1883

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA

Between 1915 and 1934, actor Douglas Fairbanks displayed unparalleled athletic prowess marked by a naturally optimistic zest for life in over 40 films that turned him into one of Hollywood's biggest silent era stars. During the height of his fame in the 1920s, Fairbanks portrayed historical characters of incredible exuberance and unbounded energy, as he jumped, swung, leaped and, most importantly, smiled his way across American movie screens. After a successful New York stage career, he entered the film business as one of D.W. Griffith's stars in films like "The Lamb" (1915) and "Double Trouble" (1915), but soon found himself put to better use under different directors as an upper class dynamo in "American Aristocracy" (1916), "Wild and Woolly" (1917) and "Reaching for the Moon" (1917). After a brief hiatus to sell war bonds for World War I, Fairbanks returned to Hollywood and dropped his aristocratic persona in favor of playing cheery swashbucklers in the day's most popular movies, like "The Mark of Zorro" (1920), "Robin Hood" (1922) and "The Thief of Baghdad" (1924), all of which featured the actor performing his own elaborate stunts. At the same time, he married star Mary Pickford and the two became Hollywood's first celebrated couple. Meanwhile, he formed United Artists with Griffith, Pickford and Charlie Chaplin to distribute movies and exercise creative control over their films. He went on to star in hits like "The Black Pirate" (1926) and "The Guacho" (1927), before entering the talkie era with the partial sound film, "The Iron Mask" (1929). But with his declining health - not to mention his divorce from Pickford - Fairbanks retired from acting after making "The Private Life of Don Juan" (1934) and died five years later. Remembered for his groundbreaking movies, elaborate stunts and always sunny optimism, Fairbanks remained one of early Hollywood's most enduring stars.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 100% The Forgotten Films of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 88% Unknown Chaplin Unknown (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Days of Thrills and Laughter Unknown (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gaslight Follies Unknown (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 73% The Private Life of Don Juan Don Juan (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Robinson Crusoe Steve Drexel (Character),
Producer
- 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Around the World in 80 Minutes Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1931
No Score Yet 33% Reaching for the Moon Larry Day (Character),
Producer
- 1930
No Score Yet 46% The Taming of the Shrew Petruchio (Character) - 1929
100% 77% The Iron Mask D'Artagnan (Character) - 1929
90% 87% Show People Himself (Cameo appearance) (uncredited) (Character) - 1928
100% 90% The Gaucho The Gaucho (Character),
Writer,
Producer
- 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Kiss From Mary Pickford Unknown (Character) - 1927
100% 68% The Black Pirate The Duke of Arnoldo/The Black Pirate (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet 79% Don Q, Son of Zorro Don Cesar de Vega/Zorro (Character) - 1925
96% 82% The Thief of Bagdad The Thief of Bagdad (Character),
Writer (Story),
Producer
- 1924
100% 72% Robin Hood The Earl of Huntingdon/Robin Hood (Character),
Producer
- 1922
100% 78% The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan (Character),
Writer,
Producer
- 1921
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nut Charlie Jackson (Character),
Writer,
Producer
- 1921
88% 71% The Mark of Zorro Don Diego Vega/Señor Zorro (Character),
Producer
- 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mollycoddle Richard Marshall III, IV and V (Character),
Writer
- 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Majesty, the American William Brooks (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1919
No Score Yet 50% When the Clouds Roll By Daniel Boone Brown (Character),
Writer,
Producer
- 1919
71% No Score Yet Arizona Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1918
No Score Yet No Score Yet Modern Musketeer Unknown (Character) - 1918
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down to Earth Billy Gaynor (Character),
Writer,
Producer
- 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild and Woolly Jeff Hillington (Character) - 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reaching for the Moon Alexis Caesar Napoleon Brown (Character),
Producer
- 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Modern Musketeer Ned Thacker (Character),
Producer
- 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Painted Post "Fancy Jim" Sherwood (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Americano Blaze Derringer (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Aristocracy Cassius Lee (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Habit of Happiness Sunny Wiggins (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Picture in the Papers Pete Prindle (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mystery of the Leaping Fish Coke Ennyday (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reggie Mixes In Reggie Van Deuzen (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Matrimaniac Jimmie Conroy (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Half-Breed Lo Dorman (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Bad Man Passin' Through (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhattan Madness Steve O'Dare (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flirting With Fate Augy Holliday (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martyrs of the Alamo Joe / Texan Soldier (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lamb Gerald (Character) - 1915

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1979

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