Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

Highest Rated: 100% My Name Is Nobody (1973)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: May 16, 1905

Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, USA

A beloved, enduring screen star who embodied an idealized yet recognizable vision of the average but nonetheless intelligent and honorable American man, Henry Fonda began his acting career in his native Nebraska with the Omaha Community Playhouse. He worked his way to Broadway in 1929 and arrived in Hollywood in 1934. Fonda's benign, paternal presence landed him roles ranging from conscientious US presidents, in "Young Mr. Lincoln" (1939) and "Fail-Safe" (1964), to the patient juror who saves an innocent man's life in "Twelve Angry Men" (1957). He continued both his stage and screen careers through the 1970s, performing in such fine films as the romantic comedy "The Lady Eve" (1941), the John Ford Westerns "Drums Along the Mohawk" (1939), "My Darling Clementine" (1946) and "Fort Apache" (1948), the Sergio Leone "spaghetti" Western "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1969, one of his rare villainous roles) and the political drama "Advise and Consent" (1962). Amazingly, for years Fonda's only Oscar nomination was for his moving work as itinerant farm worker Tom Joad in Ford's "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940); a year after the Academy granted him an honorary award, though, he won another statuette as best actor Oscar for his swan-song performance in "On Golden Pond" (1981).

Highest rated movies

My Name Is Nobody
Sometimes a Great Notion
The Best Man
12 Angry Men
Fort Apache
Daisy Kenyon
My Darling Clementine
The Lady Eve

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
93% 87% On Golden Pond Norman Thayer Jr. (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oldest Living Graduate Colonel J.C. Kincaid (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rappaccini's Daughter Unknown (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 56% Gideon's Trumpet Clarence Earl Gideon (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 24% City on Fire Fire Chief Albert Risley (Character) - 1979
5% 13% Meteor The President (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 37% Wanda Nevada Old Prospector (Character) - 1979
71% 62% Fedora Unknown (Character) - 1978
9% 19% The Swarm Dr. Krim (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 17% The Great Smokey Roadblock Elegant John Howard (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle Force Gen. Foster (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Yellow Schooner to Byzantium Narrator (Voice) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home to Stay Grandpa George (Character) - 1978
0% 10% Tentacles Mr. Whitehead (Character) - 1977
53% 48% Rollercoaster Simon Davenport (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Collision Course Gen. Douglas MacArthur (Character) - 1976
47% 71% Midway Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 22% The Last Four Days Cardinale Schuster (Character) - 1974
9% 17% Ash Wednesday Mark Sawyer (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 62% Night Flight From Moscow Allan Davies (Character) - 1973
100% 83% My Name Is Nobody Jack Beauregard (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Pony Carl Tiflin (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alpha Caper Mark Forbes (Character) - 1973
100% 76% Sometimes a Great Notion Henry Stamper (Character) - 1970
82% 74% There Was a Crooked Man Woodward W. Lopeman (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 68% The Cheyenne Social Club Harley Sullivan (Character) - 1970
57% 71% Too Late the Hero Capt. John G. Nolan (Character) - 1970
95% 95% Once Upon a Time in the West Frank (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born to Buck Narrator - 1968
No Score Yet 56% Firecreek Bob Larkin (Character) - 1968
86% 74% The Boston Strangler John S. Bottomly (Character) - 1968
90% 48% Madigan Commissioner Anthony X. Russell (Character) - 1968
50% 80% Yours, Mine and Ours Frank Beardsley (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 40% Welcome to Hard Times Mayor Will Blue (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger on the Run Ben Chamberlain (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Really Big Family Narrator - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dirty Game Dimitri Koulov (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 85% A Big Hand for the Little Lady Meredith (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 54% The Rounders Marion `Howdy' Lewis (Character) - 1965
57% 67% Battle of the Bulge Lt. Col. Dan Kiley (Character) - 1965
36% 81% In Harm's Way Adm. Chester Nimitz (Character) - 1965
100% 90% The Best Man William Russell (Character) - 1964
50% 55% Sex and the Single Girl Frank Luther Broderick (Character) - 1964
93% 91% Fail-Safe The President (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 66% Spencer's Mountain Clay Spencer (Character) - 1963
75% 89% Advise and Consent Robert Leffingwell (Character) - 1962
86% 74% How the West Was Won Jethro Stuart (Character) - 1962
87% 90% The Longest Day Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 76% Warlock Clay Blaisedell (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 17% The Man Who Understood Women Willie Bauche (Character) - 1959
83% 73% The Tin Star Morgan "Morg" Hickman (Character) - 1957
100% 97% 12 Angry Men Juror No. 8 (Character),
Producer
- 1957
No Score Yet 57% Stage Struck Lewis Easton (Character) - 1957
92% 75% The Wrong Man Manny Balestrero (Character) - 1956
38% 63% War and Peace Pierre Bezukhov (Character) - 1956
93% 85% Mister Roberts Lt. JG Douglas A. "Doug" Roberts (Character) - 1955
20% 33% On Our Merry Way Lank (Character) - 1948
100% 83% Fort Apache Lt. Col. Owen Thursday (Character) - 1948
75% 61% The Fugitive A Fugitive (Character) - 1947
100% 59% Daisy Kenyon Peter Lapham (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 49% The Long Night Joe (Character) - 1947
100% 86% My Darling Clementine Wyatt Earp (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 56% The Immortal Sergeant Cpl. Colin Spence (Character) - 1943
91% 91% The Ox-Bow Incident Gil Carter (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 60% The Magnificent Dope Thadeus Winship "Tad" Page (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 74% Tales of Manhattan George (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 67% Rings on Her Fingers John Wheeler (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 61% The Big Street Agustus "Little Pinks" Pinkerton, II (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 58% The Male Animal Tommy Turner (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 38% You Belong to Me Peter Kirk (Character) - 1941
100% 87% The Lady Eve Charles Pike (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Geese Calling John Murdock (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 40% Chad Hanna Chad Hanna (Character) - 1940
83% 48% The Return of Frank James Frank James (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 36% Lillian Russell Alexander Moore (Character) - 1940
100% 88% The Grapes of Wrath Tom Joad (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 58% The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Thomas Watson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 40% Let Us Live John J. "Brick" Tennant (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 66% Jesse James Frank James (Character) - 1939
82% 60% Drums Along the Mohawk Gilbert Martin (Character) - 1939
100% 81% Young Mr. Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Met My Love Again Unknown (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spawn of the North Jim Kimmerlee (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 64% The Mad Miss Manton Peter Ames (Character) - 1938
95% 82% Jezebel Preston Dillard (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 57% Blockade Marco (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 50% Slim Slim (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 44% That Certain Woman Jack V. Merrick, Jr. (Character) - 1937
100% 78% You Only Live Once Eddie Taylor (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings of the Morning Kerry Gilfallen (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 33% The Moon's Our Home Anthony Amberton/John Smith (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 52% The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Dave Tolliver (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spendthrift Townsend Middleton (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 38% I Dream Too Much "Johnny" Street (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer Takes a Wife Dan Harrow (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Way Down East David Bartlett (Character) - 1935

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1961 1964-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dick Powell Theatre Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Marshall Simon Fry (Character) 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star and the Story Host 1955-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lux Radio Theatre Unknown (Character) 1947