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Jack Palance (1919–2006)


Jack Palance exemplified evil incarnate on film -- portraying some of the most intensely despised villains witnessed in 50s westerns and melodrama. He received two Best Supporting Actor nominations early in his career, but it would take a grizzled, eccentric comic performance 40 years later for him to finally grab the coveted statuette. Of ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Batman
Batman Carl Grissom
(1989)
The Swan Princess
The Swan Princess Lord Rothbart
(1994)
Tango & Cash
Tango & Cash Yves Perret
(1989)
Shane
Shane Jack Wilson
(1953)

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 1992 Eli's Lesson
Old Pilot
 1990 Solar Crisis
Travis
 1988 Gor II
Xenos
 1987 Bagdad Cafe
Rudi Cox
 1987 Gor
Xenos
 1980 Hawk the Slayer
Voltan
 1979 Cocaine Cowboys
Raphael
 1979 Portrait of a Hitman
Jim Buck
 1979 Angels' Brigade
Mike Farrell
 1978 The One Man Jury
Lt. Wade
 1977 Welcome to Blood City
Sheriff Friedlander
 1976 Sangue di sbirro
Duke
 1976 Rulers of the City
'Scarface' Manzari
 1976 Safari Express
van Daalen
 1976 Eva nera
Judas Carmichael
 1976 The Cop in Blue Jeans
Norman Shelley / Richard J. Russo
 1976 Diamante Lobo
Sam Clayton
 1975 The Sensuous Nurse
Mr. Kitch
 1975 Africa Express
Robert Preston / Willaim Hunter
 1975 The Great Adventure
William Bates
 1975 The Four Deuces
Vic Morono - the Boss
 1974 Craze
Neal Mottram
 1973 Oklahoma Crude
Hellman
 1972 And So Ends
Narrator
 1972 Father Jackleg
Buck Santini
 1972 Chato's Land
Capt. Quincey Whitmore
 1972 It Can Be Done Amigo
Sonny Bronston
 1971 The Horsemen
Tursen
 1970 Companeros
John
 1970 The McMasters
Kolby
 1969 Battle of the Commandos
Col. Charley MacPherson
 1969 Marquis de Sade's Justine
Antonin
 1969 A Bullet for Rommel
Major John Heston
 1969 The Desperados
Parson Josiah Galt
 1968 Madigan's Millions
Matteo Cirini (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1967 Kill a Dragon
Rick Masters
 1967 Torture Garden
Ronald Wyatt (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe")
 1966 The Professionals
Raza
 1965 Once a Thief
Walter Pedak
 1962 La guerra continua
Jack
 1962 Night Train to Milan
Herr Bauer / Schneider
 1961 Barabbas
Torvald
 1961 The Mongols
Ogatai
 1960 The Barbarians
Revak, the Barbarian Celt
 1960 The Battle of Austerlitz
Gen. Weirother
 1959 Beyond All Limits
Jim Gatsby
 1959 Ten Seconds to Hell
Eric Koertner
 1958 The Man Inside
Milo March
 1957 House of Numbers
Arnie Judlow / Bill Judlow
 1957 The Lonely Man
Jacob Wade
 1956 Attack
Lt. Joe Costa - Fox Co.
 1955 I Died a Thousand Times
Roy Earle / Roy Collins
 1955 Kiss of Fire
El Tigre
 1955 The Big Knife
Charles Castle
 1953 Flight to Tangier
Gil Walker
 1953 Arrowhead
Toriano
 1953 Second Chance
Cappy Gordon
 1953 Shane
Jack Wilson (as Walter Jack Palance)
 1951 Halls of Montezuma
Pigeon Lane (as Walter {Jack} Palance)
 1950 Panic in the Streets
Blackie (as Walter Jack Palance)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Russian Soldier"; credited as Walter J. Palance) in "The Big Two" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Leslie Bush-Fekete and Maria Fagyas. Scenic / Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Bianca Stroock. Directed by Robert Montgomery. Booth Theatre: 8 Jan 1947-25 Jan 1947 (21 performances). Cast: John Banner... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 10 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

J. Palance | Walter Jack Palance | Walter {Jack} Palance | Walter Palance

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

[In 1994] I used to be 6' 4". Now that I'm old, I slouch. So I'm 6' 3". See more »

Trivia:

Jack Palance passed away on November 10, 2006, three months away from what would have been his 88th birthday on February 18, 2007. See more »

Trademark:

Deep rumbly authoritative voice See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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