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He describes himself: "I guess I look like a rock quarry that someone has dynamited."

Charles Bronson was born Charles Buchinsky on November 3, 1921, in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, to Lithuanian immigrant parents.

He was the only one in family to finish high school. Bronson worked in coal mines and served in WW2 as a tail gunner, and a stateside truck driver.

Used money from GI Bill to study art in Philadelphia. Enrolled in Pasadena Playhouse in Calif., when the acting bug bit him.

First roles in films Charles Bronson was used as tough-looking window dressing in bit parts. YOU'RE IN THE NAVY NOW, THE MOB, RED SKIES IN MONTANA.

In 1954, began to play Indians in such films as APACHE, DRUMBEAT. Good, supporting roles became his in JUBAL and RUN OF THE ARROW.

Through 1968-1972, Charles Bronson became a worldwide star in Europe, much loved in such films as: GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN, ADIEU L'AMI, RIDER IN THE RAIN, COLD SWEAT and RED SUN.

In America, he steadily worked toward super stardom in such films as THE MECHANIC, THE VALACHI PAPERS, MR. MAJESTYK.

In the 1990s, Charles Bronson has been in a flurry of TV movies, giving his fans more great performances in such films as: THE INDIAN RUNNER, THE SEA WOLF, and THE FAMILY OF COPS series.