Gregory Peck young
April 5, 1916
6 ft 3 in | 190 cm
84 kg | 185 pounds
Gregory Peck was born in La Jolla, California, United States, on April 5, 1916 - June 12, 2003, was an American actor. Young Gregory Peck began his acting career on stage in play The Doctor's Dilemma (1941) in San Francisco. He made his Broadway debut in Emlyn Williams' The Morning Star (1942). He made his big screen debut in American drama romance film Days of Glory (1944) in role as Vladimir. Gregory's breakthrough performance came as Father Francis Chisholm in drama movie The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Atticus Finch in drama movie To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in movies Gentleman's Agreement (1947) as Philip Schuyler Green, Twelve O'Clock High (1949) as Brigadier General Frank Savage and The Yearling (1946) as Ezra "Penny" Baxter.
The Gunfighter (1950) Western in role as Jimmy Ringo
Moby Dick (1956) drama adventure in role as Captain Ahab
The Boys from Brazil (1978) thriller drama in role as Dr Josef Mengele
On the Beach (1959) post-apocalyptic science fiction drama with Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins
The Guns of Navarone (1961) epic adventure war with Anthony Quinn
Roman Holiday (1953) romantic comedy opposite Audrey Hepburn
The Big Country (1958) epic Western opposite Charlton Heston Jean Simmons
Spellbound (1945) noir psychological mystery thriller opposite Ingrid Bergman
The Omen (1976) supernatural horror with Lee Remick
Arabesque (1966) comedy thriller with Sophia Loren
Designing Woman (1957) romantic comedy with Lauren Bacall
He received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1969.
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6100 Hollywood Blvd.
He was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime humanitarian efforts (1969).
He was a close friend of Michael Jackson, Audrey Hepburn and Jane Fonda.
He was married to Greta Kukkonen (1942–1955), they had three sons.
He married Veronique Passani in 1956, they had a son and a daughter.
He had affair with actress Ingrid Bergman.
He was Roman Catholic.
He was close friends with French president Jacques Chirac.
Peck died on June 12, 2003, Los Angeles, California, United States, at age of 87.
I don't lecture and I don't grind any axes. I just want to entertain.
Inside of all the makeup and the character and makeup, it's you, and I think that's what the audience is really interested in... you, how you're going to cope with the situation, the obstacles, the troubles that the writer put in front of you.
They say the bad guys are more interesting to play but there is more to it than that - playing the good guys is more challenging because it's harder to make them interesting.
I just do things I really enjoy. I enjoy acting. When I'm driving to the studio, I sing in the car. I love my work and my wife and my kids and my friends.
You have to dream, you have to have a vision, and you have to set a goal for yourself that might even scare you a little because sometimes that seems far beyond your reach. Then I think you have to develop a kind of resistance to rejection, and to the disappointments that are sure to come your way.
Entertainment is all right, but entertainment with an idea behind it is much more important.