Gregory Peck … Western Star

Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck

“You have to dream, you have to have a vision, and you have to set a goal for yourself that might even scare you a little because sometimes that seems far beyond your reach.”

Gregory Peck Bio
Gregory Peck Awards

Gregory Peck Awards

Peck was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning once. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird.
In 1968 he received the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Peck also received many Golden Globe awards. He won in 1947 for The Yearling, in 1963 for To Kill a Mockingbird, and in 1999 for the TV mini series Moby Dick.
He was nominated in 1978 for The Boys from Brazil.
He received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1969, and was given the Henrietta Award in 1951 and 1955 for World Film Favorite – Male.
In 1969 US President Lyndon Johnson honored Peck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
In 1971 the Screen Actors Guild presented Peck with the SAG Life Achievement Award.
In 1989 the American Film Institute gave Peck the AFI Life Achievement Award.
He received the Crystal Globe award for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema in 1996.
In 1986 Peck was honored alongside actress Gene Tierney with the first Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival Spain for their body of work.
In 1987, Peck was awarded the George Eastman Award, given by George Eastman House for distinguished contribution to the art of film.
In 1993, Peck was awarded with an Honorary Golden Bear at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival.
In 1998 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
In 2000 Peck was made a Doctor of Letters by the National University of Ireland.
He was a founding patron of the University College Dublin School of Film, where he persuaded Martin Scorsese to become an honorary patron.
Peck was also chairman of the American Cancer Society for a short time.
For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Gregory Peck has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6100 Hollywood Blvd.
On April 28, 2011, a ceremony was held in Beverly Hills, California celebrating the first day of issue of a U.S. postage stamp commemorating Peck. The stamp is the 17th commemorative stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series.

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Gregory Peck stamp
‘Stamp of Approval’

“There’s some things a man has to prove to himself alone… not to anyone else.”
Gregory Peck / The Big Country

Gregory Peck Star

Gregory Peck … Impeccable

Folks …

Sorry I haven’t posted much lately … my plate is a bit full right now.

But I am working on a Bio for Gregory Peck … trying to round up a few good images.
 … some screenshots.

Hope  to have something up in a couple of days.

Have a great Spring !

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Kirk Douglas … Westerns Filmography

Kirk Douglas as

along the great divide
1951 – with Walter Brennan and Virginia Mayo – Kirk’s first Western – he was 35 years old.
The BIg Trees
1952 – Acted for free, in order to break up his contract with Warner Bros.
The Big Sky
1952 – Directed by Howard Hawkes – nominated for two Academy Awards
Man Without a Star
1955 – Rotten Tomatoes says Kirk “shines in the hyper-macho role …”
Jack Elam appears as a treacherous gunslinger.
The Indian Fighter 3
Rated at IMDB (Internet Movie Database) as “6.4” out of 10.
I rate Elsa Martinelli as a 10 out of 10.
Gunfight at the OK Corral
1957 – Directed by John Sturges
Considered by many to be one the top Western Classics of all time – including myself.
Last Train to Gun Hill
1959 – An under-rated and worthy follow-up to Gunfight at OK Corral
The Devil's Disciples
1959 – Written by Bernard Shaw
Lawrence Olivier – Kirk Douglas – Burt Lancaster
The Last Sunset
1961 – Directed by Robert Aldrich (Vera Cruz)
who never knew how to make an ordinary movie.
Lonely are the Brave
1962 – A Classic – and unusual Western
Kirk was nominated for a 1963 BAFTA Award as “Best Foreign Actor”.
The Way West
1961 – Three great actors
plus Sally Field in her first major film role
The War Wagon
– 1967 –
Douglas: “Mine hit the ground first”
Wayne: “Mine was taller.”
There was a Crooked Man
1970 – Also starring Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Warren Oates …
Never hide your loot in a rattlesnake pit …
A Gunfight
Two men who have paid their dues …
Douglas plays an ambitious politician … Dern plays himself.
The Villain
A comedy … what else could it be with Arnold as a cowboy?
The Man from Snowy River
A jewel in Kirk’s crown
Should have been nominated for Supporting role(s)
1984 – Two great actors – Westerns or otherwise – shining in their sunset

Slim Pickens … Updated Bio

Slim Pickens Bio

In 1982, Pickens was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Pickens was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, CO for his work as a Rodeo Clown.

Gregory Peck Westerns Filmography: Part 2

“Inside of all the makeup and the character and makeup, it’s you, and I think that’s what the audience is really interested in… you, how you’re going to cope with the situation, the obstacles, the troubles that the writer put in front of you.”
– Gregory Peck

Duel in the Sun ... 1946
Duel in the Sun … 1946
Yellow Sky 1949
Yellow Sky (1949) – Peck with Anne Baxter
The Gunfighter 1950
The Gunfighter … 1950
Only The Valiant (Fort Invincible) 1951
Only The Valiant (Fort Invincible) … 1951
The Bravados 1958
The Bravados … 1958
The Big Country 1958
The Big Country … 1958
How the West Was Won 1962
How the West Was Won (1962) – Peck with Debbie Reynolds
The Stalking Moon 1968
The Stalking Moon … 1968
Mackenna's Gold 1969
MacKenna’s Gold (1969)
Shoot Out 1971
Shoot Out … 1971
 Billy Two Hats 1974
Billy Two Hats … 1974
The Blue and the Grey 1982
The Blue and the Grey (1982) – Peck as Lincoln
Old Gringo (1989)
Old Gringo (1989)
Frederic Remington The Truth of Other Days (1991)
Frederic Remington: The Truth of Other Days (1991)

Gregory Peck Western Filmography: Duel in the Sun

Gregory Peck Western Filmography: Duel in the Sun.

Peck Bio ...Duel in the Sun
Duel in the Sun

Heston … Part 2 … Western Filmography

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The Savage -1952
Susan Morrow / Heston
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Arrowhead – 1953
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The Pony Express – 1953
Far Horizons
Far Horizons – 1955
Donna Reed / Heston
three violent people
Three Violent People – 1956
The BIg Country
The BIg Country – 1958
Major Dundee 1965
Major Dundee 1965
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Will Penny – 1968
The Last Hard Men
The Last Hard Men – 1976
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The Mountain Men – 1980
Tombstone – 1993