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Charles Bronson (I) (1921–2003)

The archetypal screen tough guy with weatherbeaten features--one film critic described his rugged looks as "a Clark Gable who had been left out in the sun too long"--Charles Bronson was born Charles Buchinsky, one of 15 children of struggling parents in Pennsylvania. His mother, Mary (Valinsky), was born in Pennsylvania, to Lithuanian parents, and... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1989 Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
Lieutenant Crowe
 1976 From Noon Till Three
 1971 Someone Behind the Door
The Stranger
 1962 Kid Galahad
Lew Nyack
 1961 X-15
Lt. Col. Lee Brandon
 1961 A Thunder of Drums
Trooper Hanna
 1961 Master of the World
John Strock
 1959 Never So Few
Sgt. John Danforth
 1958 When Hell Broke Loose
Steve Boland
 1958 Gang War
Alan Avery
 1958 Showdown at Boot Hill
Luke Welsh
 1956 Jubal
Reb Haislipp
 1955 Target Zero
Sgt. Vince Gaspari
 1955 Big House, U.S.A.
Benny Kelly
 1954 Vera Cruz
Pittsburgh (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1954 Drum Beat
Kintpuash, aka Captain Jack
 1954 Apache
Hondo (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1954 Riding Shotgun
Pinto (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1954 Tennessee Champ
Sixty Jubel aka The Biloxi Blockbuster (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1954 Crime Wave
Ben Hastings (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1953 Miss Sadie Thompson
Pvt. Edwards (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1953 House of Wax
Igor (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1953 The Clown
Eddie, Dice Player (uncredited)
 1952 Off Limits
Russell (uncredited)
 1952 Torpedo Alley
Submariner (uncredited)
 1952 Bloodhounds of Broadway
Phil Green aka 'Pittsburgh Philo' (uncredited)
 1952 Battle Zone
Private (uncredited)
 1952 Diplomatic Courier
Russian Agent (uncredited)
 1952 Pat and Mike
Henry 'Hank' Tasling (as Charles Buchinski)
 1952 My Six Convicts
Jocko (as Charles Buchinsky)
 1952 The Marrying Kind
Eddie (uncredited)
 1952 Red Skies of Montana
Neff (uncredited)
 1951 The Mob
Jack - Longshoreman (uncredited)
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
Angelo Korvac (uncredited)
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Wascylewski (uncredited)
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TV commercial for Sonos sound systems (archive footage). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 15 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Charles Buchinski | Chas. Buchinski | Charles Buchinsky


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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[on wife Jill Ireland's terminal illness] When you love someone you feel their pain. It's why some husbands go through morning sickness when their wives are pregnant. But to ever talk about it is difficult. I wouldn't tell Jill how I felt. I behaved in such a way that was opposite to how I felt. I must have seemed strong to her. I didn't want to bring her down. It was like keeping the stiff upper... See more »


In the '90s a lady whom he'd never met left him her estate worth well over a million dollars. She was a big fan of his. Her family sued and he ended up settling with them out of court. See more »


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