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Name: James Coburn  
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Date of Birth: 31st August 1928
Place of Birth: Laurel, Nebraska, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

James Coburn (August 31, 1928 – November 18, 2002) was an American movie actor.

Born in Laurel, Nebraska, Coburn became famous as the "tough guy" in a variety of films, including: the western The Magnificent Seven (1960), the World War II POW drama The Great Escape (1963, in which he played an Australian airman, but without the requisite accent), a U.S. soldier in WW II in The Americanization of Emily (1964), the spy movie Our Man Flint (1966) and its sequel In Like Flint (1967), the Sergio Leone 'spaghetti western' Duck You Sucker a.k.a. A Fistful of Dynamite (1971), the Depression-era street fighting film Hard Times (1975), and Sam Peckinpah's war movie Cross of Iron (1977). He was particularly fine in Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973); and modified his "tough guy" image in satires and comedies, such as What Did You Do in the War Daddy? (1966), Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966), Waterhole # 3 (1967) The President's Analyst (1967), and Duffy (1968).

Due to severe rheumatoid arthritis, he appear in very few films during the 1980s. He claimed to have healed himself with pills containing sulfur, and returned to screen in the 1990s.

He then appeared in movies such as Young Guns II (1990), The Nutty Professor (1996), The Cherokee Kid (a 1996 TV movie), and Maverick (1994). For his appearance as the abusive father of protagonist Nick Nolte in Affliction he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998.

He died suddenly on November 18, 2002 from a heart attack at the age of 74.

Coburn shuffles into the video frame and kicks a punching bag.  Coburn studied the martial arts with Bruce Lee.  Lee can be seen on the right, holding the bag in place.

External link

  • James Coburn at the Internet Movie Database

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