A Small Fraternity … Part 3 Richard Farnsworth

7 Oct

One of these days / Neil Young

Stunts to Stars /  A Small Fraternity: 

Richard Farnsworth

Richard W. Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 – October 6, 2000) was an American actor and stuntman. His film career began in 1937; however, he achieved his greatest success for his performances in The Grey Fox (1982) and The Straight Story (1999), for which he received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Sadly, there are few or no available images of a young Richard Farnsworth

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Tom Horn with Steve Mcqueen and Slim Pickens / 1980

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The Grey Fox / 1982

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Farnsworth and Robert Redford

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The Straight Story

Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival: Best Actor
Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (2nd place)
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (2nd place)


Coming Up:
A Small Fraternity / Part 4

Cowboys to Stars

Tom Mix
 

5 Responses to “A Small Fraternity … Part 3 Richard Farnsworth”

  1. Rick October 8, 2014 at 6:28 am #

    I like him in The Natural.

    • jcalberta October 8, 2014 at 8:18 am #

      Yes he and Coach Wilford Brimley – a brilliant combo of casting. And the movie is definitely somewhat of a Classic in my book – eminently re-watchable.

  2. Marilyn Armstrong October 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    It is one of Garry’s top 5 all-time favorite movies, but my husband is in love with baseball even more than the movies. He WAS great in The Natural. And other things.

    • jcalberta October 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

      Wow! I did not know. I’m guessing as an Extra?
      I was an Extra in a couple of movies: Cool Runnings (John Candy), and Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood). Have some big memories out of that. (Unforgiven will be one of My Favorites)

      • jcalberta October 9, 2014 at 8:20 am #

        Sorry Garry !! LOL. Don’t know I was thinking there? Maybe it was 3 in morning or something ?
        You know, I was on Unforgiven for quite a while – and worked on many of the sets – painting and such. BUT I never saw any of the Stars: Freeman, Clint, Richard Harris, or Gene Hackman. It was just work.

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