4 wins & 7 nominations.
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Appeared in "A Flag is Born" on Broadway. Written by Ben Hecht
. Incidental music by Zamira Gon. Directed by Luther Adler
. Alvin Theatre (moved to The Adelphi Theatre from 7 Oct 1946-19 Oct 1946, then moved to The Music Box Theatre from 21 Oct 1946-16 Nov 1946, then moved to The Broadway Theatre (18 Nov 1946-close): 5 Sep 1946-...
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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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I don't want to be a star. If you have to label me anything, I'm an actor - I guess. A journeyman actor. I think "star" is what you call actors who can't act.
Of the six actors to receive Best Actor Academy Award nominations for their first screen appearance, he's the only one to eventually win a Best Actor Oscar during his career. Of the other five, Orson Welles won an Oscar for Best Screenplay, Alan Arkin eventually won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and Montgomery Clift, Lawrence Tibbett and James Dean never won.
Known for his complete transformations into the roles he played (often changing his voice and appearence)
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