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Sean Flynn (I) (1941–1971)

American actor and journalist. Born to famed swashbuckling movie hero Errol Flynn and actress Lili Damita, Sean Flynn was the object of contention between the divorced couple for his entire life. Raised primarily by his mother, he was alternately ignored and fought for by his father, who engaged in a years-long custody battle with Damita. Sean ... See full bio »


(age 30) in Chi Pou, Cambodia

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The Son of Captain Blood
Stop Train 349
Stop Train 349 Lt. Novak
Seven Guns for Timothy
Seven Guns for Timothy Timothy Hollister Benson
Duel at the Rio Grande
Duel at the Rio Grande Don Ramón Martínez y Rayol / Zorro


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 1969 Wheel of Ashes
Man Standing in Corner
 1967 Singapore, Singapore
Captain Art Smith
 1966 Sharp-Shooting Twin Sisters
Jimmy Trevor
 1966 Seven Guns for Timothy
Timothy Hollister Benson
 1964 Sandok, il Maciste della giungla
Lt. Dick Ramsey
 1964 Mission to Venice
Michael Newman / Michel Nemours
 1963 Stop Train 349
Lt. Novak
 1963 Duel at the Rio Grande
Don Ramón Martínez y Rayol / Zorro
 1962 The Son of Captain Blood
Robert Blood
 1960 Where the Boys Are
Guy in Blue 'Xavier University' Sweatshirt (uncredited)
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 2010/II The Road to Freedom (dedicated to the memory of)
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 2005 The Adventures of Errol Flynn (TV Movie documentary)
Himself / Shawn Bateman

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6' 3" (1.91 m)

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According to the commentary track by Francis Ford Coppola in Apocalypse Now (1979), the character portrayed by Dennis Hopper, the photojournalist, is loosely based on Sean Flynn. Hopper was due to play the part of a Green Beret, but when Coppola saw him when he arrived, he was not fit to play that role, so he created the part of the photojournalist supposedly based on Flynn's reputation in ... See more »

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