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Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis young

Birth Date

June 3, 1925

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Gemini

Natural hair color

Black

Eye color

Blue

Height

5 ft 9 in | 175 cm

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Weight

62 kg | 136 lbs

Shoe size

Not available

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Early acting career First film Breakthrough

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.

Best Movies

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

Facts

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.

Quotes

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.

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