Trivia

Charles Bronson had hip replacement surgery in about August 1998.

Charles Bronson has starred in no less than 93 movies in his 47 years of movie making.

There are several dates of birth mentioned in various books. Sometimes it's November 3rd 1920 and sometimes it's November 3rd 1922.

Charles Bronson won a Golden Globe in 1972 for World Film Favorite - Male. The other winner at that time was Sean Connery.

Bronson has filmed with a lot of the world's most popular actors. In his early movies Bronson had the supporting role acting in movies that starred for example Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy, Richard Boone, Aldo Ray, Katharine Hepburn, Karl Malden, Vincent Price, Rita Hayworth, Josť Ferrer, Burt Lancaster, Glen Ford, Rod Steiger, Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollabrigida, Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, James Coburn, Richard Chamberlain, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Ursula Andress, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, George Kennedy, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Anthony Quinn, Robert Mitchum, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Tony Curtis, Liv Ullmann, Anthony Perkins, Jack Palance, Lino Ventura, Martin Balsam, John Huston, Ben Johnson.

In his later movies there are quite a few actors that became popular after they had starred in a Bronson film or they already had been, such as Jan Michael Vincent, Jeff Goldblum, Dana Delany, Robert Englund, Daniel Baldwin, Ed Harris, Christopher Reeve, Carl Weathers, Laurence Fishburne.

Charles Bronson's second wife Jill Ireland co-starred in no less than 15 movies beside her husband before she died of cancer in 1990.The first one was "Villa Rides" filmed in 1968 and the last one was "Assassination" filmed in 1987.

Charles Bronson is a very gifted painter. He has always enjoyed painting.

The head Charles Bronson works on as Igor in "House of Wax" looks exactly like his. Have a look on the picture page and you can see it.

The first movie Charles Bronson ever appeared in with his mustache was "Villa Rides" from 1968. In the following few movies you can see him sometimes with his mustache sometimes without. But from 1970 on he kept his mustache in every coming film with only very rare exceptions.They are:
  • The Valachi Papers (1972)
  • Hard Times (1975)
  • Act of Vengeance (1986)
  • The Indian Runner (1991)
In 1963 Sergio Leone asked Bronson to star in his western "A Fistful of Dollars". He turned the roll down, so Leone asked Clint Eastwood. Bronson was not the first actor Leone asked to play the "Man With No Name". Richard Harrison also made the same mistake that Bronson made.

There was a made-for-TV movie 8 years ago about the life of Jill Ireland (starring Jill Clayburgh) in which Bronson was played by none other than Lance Hendrickson! The Bronson role is small and the movie focuses on Jill's relationship with her drug abusing son Jason (McCallum).


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