Tony Curtis young
June 3, 1925
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
62 kg | 136 lbs
Tony Curtis was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States on June 3, 1925, was an American actor. Young Tony Curtis made his big screen debut in movie Criss Cross (1949) in uncredited role as rumba dancer. Tony's breakthrough roles came as Tino Orsini in circus film Trapeze (1956) opposite Burt Lancaster and Gina Lollobrigida and as Sidney Falco in drama noir movie Sweet Smell of Success (1957) opposite Burt Lancaster.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as John "Joker" Jackson in drama thriller movie The Defiant Ones (1958) opposite Sidney Poitier.
He portrayed Joe/"Josephine"/"Shell Oil Junior" in romantic comedy film Some Like It Hot (1959) opposite Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon.
Spartacus (1960) epic historical drama directed by Stanley Kubrick
Operation Petticoat (1959) action romance with Cary Grant
Houdini (1953) biography drama with Janet Leigh
Taras Bulba (1962) drama action with Yul Brynner
The Last Tycoon (1976) drama romance opposite Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Theresa Russell
The Great Race (1965) comedy action opposite Natalie Wood and Jack Lemmon
The Vikings (1958) epic historical action opposite Kirk Douglas
The Boston Strangler (1968) neo-noir drama opposite Henry Fonda
Insignificance (1985) comedy drama with Theresa Russell
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975) drama history with Richard Chamberlain
Boeing Boeing (1965) comedy opposite Jerry Lewis
He made over 100 films in his career.
He is father of Jamie Lee Curtis.
His favorite actor was Cary Grant.
Elvis Presley copied his duck-tail hairstyle.
He dated Marilyn Monroe.
He was married six times and had 6 children.
Curtis died on September 29, 2010, Henderson, Nevada, United States, at age of 85.
I ran around with a lump in my pants, chased all the girls. This is what I reflected on the screen. There wasn't anything deeper or less deep than that.
Hollywood... the most sensational merry-go-around ever built.
Comedy is the most honest way for an actor to earn his living. People would rather laugh than cry. The quickest way to change drama into comedy is simply to speed up the film.
At 17, I dreamed of seeing the world. At 19, I had been around the world and back.
Every movie I've been in has ended up on television.
But where there is no art show, I would still be painting.
Everywhere I go in the world, people know me and recognise me and really show affection for me.