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Yul Brynner (1920–1985)


Exotic leading man of American films, famed as much for his completely bald head as for his performances, Yul Brynner masked much of his life in mystery and outright lies designed to tease people he considered gullible. It was not until the publication of the books "Yul: The Man Who Would Be King" and "Empire and Odyssey" by his son Yul "Rock" ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1980 Lost to the Revolution (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1976 Death Rage
Peter Marciani
 1975 The Ultimate Warrior
Carson
 1973 The Serpent
Col. Alexei Vlassov
 1971 Catlow
Catlow
 1971 Romance of a Horsethief
Captain Stoloff
 1971 The Light at the Edge of the World
Jonathan Kongre
 1970 Adios Sabata
Sabata / Indio Black
 1969 The Magic Christian
Transvestite Cabaret Singer (uncredited)
 1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot
The Chairman
 1969 The Battle of Neretva
Vlado
 1969 The File of the Golden Goose
Peter Novak
 1967 The Long Duel
Sultan
 1967 The Double Man
Dan Slater / Kalmar
 1966 Triple Cross
Baron Von Grunen
 1966 Danger Grows Wild
Colonel Salem
 1966 Cast a Giant Shadow
Asher Gonen
 1965 Morituri
Captain Mueller
 1964 Invitation to a Gunfighter
Jules Gaspard d'Estaing
 1964 Flight from Ashiya
TSgt. Mike Takashima
 1963 Kings of the Sun
Chief Black Eagle
 1962 Escape from Zahrain
Sharif
 1961 Goodbye Again
Extra in nightclub scene (uncredited)
 1960 Surprise Package
Nico March
 1960 Testament of Orpheus
L'huissier / Court usher (uncredited)
 1960 Once More, with Feeling!
Victor Fabian
 1960 The Children of Lindos (Short)
Nico March
 1959 The Sound and the Fury
Jason Compson
 1959 The Journey
Major Surov
 1956 Anastasia
General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine
 1949-1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Dr. Nestri
- Flowers from a Stranger (1950) ... Dr. Nestri
- Flowers from a Stranger (1949) ... Dr. Nestri
 1949 Port of New York
Paul Vicola
 1949 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1944 Mr. Jones and His Neighbors (TV Series)
Mr. Jones
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Fabrian, inhabitant of Illyria"; Broadway debut) in "Twelfth Night" on Broadway. Comedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Music by Joseph R. Wood, Jr. Scenic / Costume Design by Michael Chekhov. Directed by Michael Chekhov and George Shdanoff. Little Theatre: 2 Dec 1941-13 Dec 1941 (15 performances). Cast... See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Message recorded in January 1985, after he was diagnosed with lung cancer] Now that I'm gone, I tell you: Don't smoke, whatever you do, just don't smoke. If I could take back that smoking, we wouldn't be talking about any cancer. I'm convinced of that. See more »

Trivia:

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II initial choice for their Broadway "King and I" musical's featured role King of Siam was Rex Harrison, a role that he had played in the 1946 movie made of Landon's book, but Rex Harrison was unavailable due to film work. Mary Martin suggested Yul Brynner to Rodgers and Hammerstein II for the role since he had appeared on Broadway with her in the ... See more »

Trademark:

Unflinching gaze See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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