Navigation Bar - Text Links at Bottom of Page

3:10 TO YUMA

Since his role as "Captain America" in EASY RIDER, PETER FONDA has been nothing less than a cinematic icon. A two-time Academy Award® nominee, Fonda made his professional stage debut on Broadway in 1961 in "Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole," for which he received rave reviews from the New York Critics, and won the Daniel Blum Theater World Award and the New York Critics Circle Award for Best New Actor. He began his feature film career in 1963, playing the romantic lead in TAMMY AND THE DOCTOR and joined the ensemble cast of the World War II saga THE VICTORS. Shortly thereafter, Fonda began what would become a famous association with producer-director Roger Corman, starring in WILD ANGELS, as the ultra-cool, iron-fisted leader of a violent biker gang. Fonda subsequently starred in Corman's 1967 psychedelic film THE TRIP, with Bruce Dern and Susan Strasberg.

Fonda's next project was the seminal 1969 anti-establishment film, EASY RIDER, which he produced and co-scripted, receiving an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Fonda's feature credits include OUTLAW BLUES, an expose of the country music business; DIRTY MARY, CRAZY LARRY; RACE WITH THE DEVIL; Robert Rossen's LILITH; SPLIT IMAGE; Robert Wise's TWO PEOPLE; and the cult films LOVE AND A .45 and NADJA. He appeared in Alison Anders' GRACE OF MY HEART and John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM L.A., starring Kurt Russell. He also made a cameo appearance in BODIES, HEAT & MOTION, which starred his daughter Bridget.

Fonda wowed audiences and won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Ulee Jackson, the taciturn beekeeper, in Victor Nunez's 1997 film, ULEE'S GOLD. Fonda's performance earned him both a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and the New York Film Critics Award, as well as an Oscar® nomination. Following this, he published his autobiography, "Don't Tell Dad" and was then seen in the NBC movie "The Tempest," for which he was nominated for another Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a mini-series. Fonda then appeared with Helen Mirren in the Showtime telefilm, "The Passion of Ayn Rand," which garnered him the Golden Globe for outstanding supporting actor in a mini-series or movie made for television as well as Emmy and SAG Award nominations. 

In 1999 Fonda co-starred in the Steven Soderbergh film THE LIMEY. Following this he appeared in THOMAS AND THE MAGIC RAILROAD for director Britt Allcroft, starring Alec Baldwin.

Fonda directed his first film, THE HIRED HAND, in 1971. A critically acclaimed western in which he also starred, THE HIRED HAND debuted in a restored version at the 2001 Venice Film Festival; it subsequently screened at the Toronto Film Festival and reopened in theaters in 2003. Fonda's other directing credits include the science fiction feature IDAHO TRANSFER, starring Keith Carradine, and WANDA NEVADA, in which he starred alongside his father Henry and Brooke Shields.

Fonda co-starred in HBO's "The Laramie Project,” based on the true story of openly gay college student Matthew Shepard, killed in an act of senseless violence and cruelty, and attracted national attention. Fonda starred in "The Maldonado Miracle” directed by Salma Hayek for Showtime Networks and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for his role, and the television drama, "Back When We Were Grownups,” opposite Blythe Danner and Faye Dunaway.

Fonda was last seen in the hit films WILD HOGS and DAREDEVIL. Other recent credits include Steven Soderbergh's OCEANS'S TWELVE and COBRADOR IN GOD WE TRUST. He will next be seen in the crime drama JAPAN and will soon begin work on the miniseries "The Gathering.”

Fonda lives in Montana with his wife, Becky.

TOP

Home | Theaters | Video | TV

Your Comments and Suggestions are Always Welcome.
Contact CinemaReview.com

2014 Lions Gate Films,  All Rights Reserved.

Google

Find:  HELP!

Google