Gary Cooper was an American actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice and had a further three nominations, as well as receiving an Academy Honorary Award for his career achievements in 1961. He was one of the top 10 film personalities for 23 consecutive years, and one of the top money-making stars for 18 years. The American Film Institute ranked Cooper at No. 11 on its list of the 25 greatest male stars of classic Hollywood cinema. Cooper's career spanned 36 years, from 1925 to 1961, and included leading roles in 84 feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through to the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood. His screen persona appealed strongly to both men and women, and his range of performances included roles in most major film genres.
|Born||Frank James Cooper, May 7, 1901, Helena, Montana, U.S.|
|Died||May 13, 1961, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Resting place||Sacred Hearts Cemetery, New York, U.S.|
|Website||Gary Cooper's Official site|
|IMDb||Gary Cooper's IMDb|
Actor who received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and won the award for his roles in High Noon (1952) and Sergeant York (1941). He also played roles in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, The Pride of the Yankees, and City Streets.
He managed a ranch and worked as a newspaper cartoonist in Montana.
His stoic expression made him a perfect candidate for Western films.
He married famous socialite Victoria Balfe in 1933. The couple had a daughter together.
He co-starred with Ingrid Bergman in the 1943 drama For Whom the Bell Tolls.
- Grinnell College people
- People educated at Dunstable Grammar School
- Male actors from Montana
- Best Drama Actor Golden Globe (film) winners
- Best Actor Academy Award winners
- Paramount Pictures contract players
- Academy Honorary Award recipients
- American expatriates in England
- Converts to Roman Catholicism from Anglicanism
- Male Western (genre) film actors
Latest information about Gary Cooper updated on June 14 2021.