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William Holden
Super Star & Best Actor Winner

William Holden was type-cast early in his career as a boy next door.

Throughout his long career, William Holden did a variety of films, (comedies, dramas, thrillers, and westerns), and a variety of character types. He plays not only heroes & clean-cut leading men, but also "cynical, world-weary opportunists," killers, and undesirable characters with bad attitudes. Some of his films include: OUR TOWN, ARIZONA, BORN YESTERDAY, THE BRIDGES OF TOKO-RI, SABRINA, THE COUNTRY GIRL, and THE DARK SIDE.

William Holden received his 1953 Best Actor Oscar for portraying a smooth-talking con man of questionable character in STALAG 17.

In 1950, Holden received a Best Actor nomination for SUNSET BOULEVARD. Some say this was his best performance. His last Oscar nomination was for his role in NETWORK (1976).

Holden won an Emmy for his role in a 1973 TV movie, THE BLUE KNIGHT.

Holden's other memorable performances include his roles in: THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE WILD BUNCH, and S.O.B.

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STALAG 17 (Comedy/Drama)

William Holden received his Oscar for playing the sergeant who's not trusted by his fellow soldiers who are planning a break from a World War 2 German POW camp.














ABOUT WILLIAM HOLDEN (1918 - 1981)

American leading man, born in Illinois, whose real name was William Beedle. William Holden was discovered at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Holden's nominations include:

SUNSET BOULEVARD (50)
NETWORK (76)

William Holden's other credits include:

THOSE WERE THE DAYS (1940)
I WANTED WINGS (1941)
THE FLEET'S IN (1942)
YOUNG AND WILLING (1943)
BLAZE OF NOON (1947)
RACHEL AND THE STRANGER (1948)
THE MAN FROM COLORADO (1948)
THE STREETS OF LAREDO (1949)
MISS GRANT TAKES RICHMOND (1949)
FATHER IS A BACHELOR (1950)
BORN YESTERDAY (1950)
SUBMARINE COMMAND (1951)
THE TURNING POINT (1952)
ESCAPE FROM FORT BRAVO (1953)
THE COUNTRY GIRL (1954)
THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI (1954)
LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING (1955)
PICNIC (1955)
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
SATAN NEVER SLEEPS (1962)
THE LION (1962)
THE SEVENTH DAWN (1964)
THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
WILD ROVERS (1971)
BREEZY (1973)
OPEN SEASON (1974)
THE TOWERING INFERNO (1974)
NETWORK (1976)
ASHANTI (1979)
DAMIEN: OMEN 2 (1978)
ESCAPE TO ATHENA (1979)
THE EARTHLING (1980)
S.O.B. (1981)

William Holden's television credits include:

THE BLUE KNIGHT (1973)
21 HOURS AT MUNICH (1976)

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William Holden in THE COUNTRY GIRL (1954)