Charles BRONSON | Charles Dennis Buchinsky
* 03.11.1921, Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, USA † 30.08.2003, Los Angeles, USA

Schauspieler * Sohn litauischer Einwanderer * Bergmann in Pennsylvania * 1943-45 Kriegsdienst (als Bordschütze) * Kunststudium in Philadelphia - nebenbei Bühnenbildner und (später) Schauspieler bei verschiedenen Ensembles (u.a. Philadelphia Play and Players Troupe) * seit 1949 Schauspielausbildung und kleine Rollen am Pasadena Playhouse in California * 1950 Filmdebüt unter seinem richtigen Namen [Buchinsky/i] - danach in vielen, kleinen (meist unerwähnten/uncredited) Parts * 1954 Namensänderung in Bronson * 1958 erste Hauptrollen in Gang War, Showdown at Boot Hill & Machine-Gun Kelly * Hauptdarsteller der TV-Serien Man with a Camera (1958-60), Empire (1963) & The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963-64) * 1965-73 dreht fast ausschließlich in Europa - Aufstieg zum Superstar ("le sacre monstre" in Frankreich) * 1974 erster Auftritt als Selbstjustiz übender Architekt Paul Kersey in Death Wish - (bis 1993) verkörpert die Figur in vier Fortsetzungen * 1971-89 arbeitet oft mit J. Lee Thompson (9 Filme) und Michael Winner (6 Filme) zusammen * ab 1991 wirkt verstärkt in Fernsehproduktionen mit (Family of Cops-Reihe) * verheiratet mit Jill Ireland (2. Ehefrau, 1968-90)
"Acting is the easiest thing I've ever done. I guess that's why I'm stuck with it."
FILMS (as | als Charles Bronson)
# Drum Beat (Der einsame Adler, 1954-USA; R+B: Delmer Daves, K: J. Peverell Marley, M: Victor Young, D: Alan Ladd, Audrey Dalton, Marisa Pavan / CB-Captain Jack) 107/11m-Western (06-07; 5411)
# Target Zero (Sperrfeuer auf Quadrat 7, 1954-USA; R: Harmon Jones, K: Edwin DuPar, D: Richard Conte, Peggie Castle / CB-Vince Gaspari) 92m-Kriegsfilm (09-10; 5511)
# Big House, U.S.A. (Blutgeld, 1954-USA; R: Howard W. Koch, B: John C. Higgins, K: Gordon Avil, M: Paul Dunlap, D: Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker / CB-Benny Kelly) 82m-Krimi (10-11; 5503)
# Jubal (Der Mann ohne Furcht, 1955-USA; R: Delmer Daves, B: Russell S. Hughes, Delmer Daves, K: Charles Lawton, Jr, M: David Raksin, D: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger / CB-Reb Haislipp) 100m-Westerndrama (Roman von Paul Wellman) (07-09; 5604)
# Run of the Arrow (Hölle der tausend Martern, 1956-USA; R+B: Samuel Fuller, K: Joseph Biroc, M: Victor Young, D: Rod Steiger, Sarita/Sara Montiel, Brian Keith, Ralph Meeker / CB-Blue Buffalo) 86m-Western (06-07; 5707)
# When Hell Broke Loose (1957-USA; R: Kenneth G. Crane, K: Hal McAlpin, D: CB-Steve Boland, Violet Rensing) 78m-Kriegsdrama (5811)
# Showdown at Boot Hill (1957-USA; R: Gene Fowler, Jr, K: John M. Nickolaus, Jr, D: CB-Luke Welch, Robert Hutton, John Carradine, Carole Mathews) 72m-Western (09-10; 5806)
# Gang War (1957-USA; R: Gene Fowler, Jr, B: Louis Vittes, K: John M. Nickolaus, Jr, M: Paul Dunlap, D: CB-Alan Avery, Kent Taylor, Jennifer Holden) 75m-Drama (Roman von Ovid Demaris) (12; 5807)
# Machine-Gun Kelly (Revolver-Kelly, 1958-USA; R: Roger Corman, B: R. Wright Campbell, K: Floyd Crosby, M: Gerald Fried, D: CB-George [Machine-Gun] Kelly, Susan Cabot) 80/4m-Gangsterfilm (01-02; 5805)
# Never So Few (Wenn das Blut kocht, 1959-USA; R: John Sturges, B: Millard Kaufman, K: William H. Daniels, M: Hugo Friedhofer, D: Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida / CB-Sergeant John Danforth) 124m-Kriegsdrama (Roman von Tom T. Chamales) (05-07; 5912)
# The Magnificent Seven (Die glorreichen Sieben, 1960-USA; R: John Sturges, B: William Roberts, K: Charles Lang, M: Elmer Bernstein, D: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz, CB-O'Reilly) 126m-Western (03-04; 6010)
# Master of the World (Robur - Der Herr der sieben Kontinente, 1960-USA; R: William Witney, B: Richard Matheson, K: Gilbert Warrenton, M: Les Baxter, D: Vincent Price, CB-John Strock, Henry Hull, Mary Webster) 104m-Sci-Fi-Abenteuer (zwei Romane von Jules Verne) (6105)
# A Thunder of Drums (Massaker im Morgengrauen, 1961-USA * Joseph M. Newman ... Trooper Hanna) (?-04; 6109)
# X-15 (Die X-15 startklar, 1961-USA; R: Richard Donner, K: Carl Guthrie, D: David McLean, CB-Lt Col Lee Brandon) 107m-Actiondrama (6111)
# Kid Galahad (Kid Galahad - Harte Fäuste, heiße Liebe, 1961-USA; R: Phil Karlson, B: William Fay, K: Burnett Guffey, M: Jeff Alexander, D: Elvis Presley / CB-Lew Nyack) 95m-Boxerdrama (11-12; 6208)
# The Great Escape (Gesprengte Ketten, 1962-USA; R: John Sturges, B: J. Clavell, W.R. Burnett, K: Daniel L. Fapp, M: Elmer Bernstein, D: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, CB-Danny) 168m-Kriegsdrama (Buch von Paul Brickhill) (6308)
# 4 for Texas (Vier für Texas, 1963-USA; R: Robert Aldrich, B: Teddi Sherman, Robert Aldrich, K: Ernest Laszlo, M: Nelson Riddle, D: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg, Ursula Andress, CB-Matson) 114m-Westernkomödie (05-08; 6312)
# The Sandpiper (...die alles begehren, 1964-USA; R: Vincente Minnelli, B: Dalton Trumbo, Michael Wilson; Irene Kamp, Louis Kamp, K: Milton Krasner, M: Johnny Mandel, D: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Eva Marie Saint, CB-Cos Erickson) 116m-Melodram (09-12; 6506)
# Battle of the Bulge (Die letzte Schlacht, 1965-USA; R: Ken Annakin, B: Philip Yordan, Milton Sperling, John Melson, K: Jack Hildyard, M/ML: Benjamin Frankel, D: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews / CB-Wolenski) 163/5m-Kriegsfilm (6512)
# This Property Is Condemned (Dieses Mädchen ist für alle, 1965/66-USA; R: Sydney Pollack, K: James Wong Howe, D: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, CB-J.J. Nichols) 110m-Melodram (6606)
# The Dirty Dozen (Das dreckige Dutzend, 1966-USA; R: Robert Aldrich, B: Nunnally Johnson, Lukas Heller, K: Edward Scaife, M: Frank De Vol, D: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, CB-Joseph Wladislaw, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Trini Lopez, Ralph Meeker, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Clint Walker, Robert Webber) 150m-Kriegsaction (Roman von E.M. Nathanson) (04-10; 6706)
# La bataille de San Sebastian / Los cañones de San Sebastián / I cannoni di San Sebastian (San Sebastian, 1967-F/MEX/I; R: Henri Verneuil, B: Serge Gance, Miguel Morayta, Ennio De Concini; James R. Webb, K: Armand Thirard, M: Ennio Morricone, D: Anthony Quinn, Anjanette Comer, CB-Teclo) 115/20m-Western (Roman von William Barby Faherty) (05-08; 6903)
# Villa Rides! (Pancho Villa reitet, 1967-USA; R: Buzz Kulik, K: Jack Hildyard, D: Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum, Maria Grazia Buccella, CB-Fierro) 125m-Westernabenteuer (Roman von William Douglas Lansford) (6805)
# Adieu l'ami (1968-F/I * Jean Herman ... Franz Propp) (6808)
# C'era una volta il West (Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod, 1968-I; R: Sergio Leone, B: Sergio Donati, Sergio Leone, K: Tonino Delli Colli, M: Ennio Morricone, D: Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, CB-"Mundharmonika") 164/7m-Italowestern (6812)
# Twinky (Der Amerikaner, 1969-GB/I; R: Richard Donner, K: Walter Lassally, D: CB-Scott Wardman, Susan George) 98m-Komödie (7001)
# Le passager de la pluie / L'uomo venuto dalla pioggia (Der aus dem Regen kam, 1969-F/I; R: René Clément, B: Sebastien Japrisot, K: Andreas Winding, M: Francis Lai, D: CB-Colonel Harry Dobbs, Marlene Jobert) 120m-Psychothriller (7001)
# You Can't Win 'em All (Zwei Kerle aus Granit, 1969-GB; R: Peter Collinson, K: Ken Higgins, D: Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Michele Mercier) 99m-Abenteuer (7011)
# Città violenta / La cité de la violence (Brutale Stadt, 1970-I/F; R: Sergio Sollima, B: Gianfranco Calligarich, Sauro Scavolini, Sergio Sollima, Lina Wertmüller, K: Aldo Tonti, M: Ennio Morricone, D: CB-Jeff, Telly Savalas, Jill Ireland) 95/107m-Actiondrama (7009)
# De la part des copains (1970-F/I * Terence Young ... Joe Martin) (Roman von Richard Matheson) (07-?; 7012)
# Quelqu'un derrière la porte / Qualcuno dietro la porta (Der Mörder hinter der Tür, 1970/71-F/I; R: Nicolas Gessner, B: Marc Behm, Jacques Robert, Nicolas Gessner, K: Pierre Lhomme, M: Georges Garvarentz, D: CB-Fremder, Anthony Perkins) 95/7m-Psychothriller (nouvelle/roman von Jacques Robert) (7107)
# Soleil rouge / Sole rosso / Sol rojo (Rivalen unter roter Sonne, 1971-F/I/E; R: Terence Young, K: Henri Alekan, D: CB-Link, Ursula Andress, Toshiro Mifune, Alain Delon) 110/4m-Western (02-05; 7109)
# Chato's Land (Chatos Land, 1971-GB; R: Michael Winner, B: Gerald Wilson, K: Robert Paynter, M: Jerry Fielding, D: CB-Chato, Jack Palance) 100m-Western (05-07; 7205-USA)
# The Mechanic (Kalter Hauch, 1971/72-USA * Michael Winner ... Arthur Bishop) (7211)
# Joe Valachi: I segreti di Cosa Nostra / Cosa Nostra / The Valachi Papers (Die Valachi-Papiere, 1972-I/F; R: Terence Young, B: Stephen Geller, K: Aldo Tonti, M: Riz Ortolani, D: CB-Joe Valachi, Lino Ventura) 123/5m-Thriller (Buch von Peter Maas) (03-?; 7210-USA)
# The Stone Killer (Ein Mann geht über Leichen, 1972/73-USA; R: Michael Winner, K: Richard Moore, D: CB-Lou Torrey, Martin Balsam) 95m-Thriller (Buch von John Gardner) (7308)
# Valdez, il mezzosangue / Caballos salvajes / Chino (Wilde Pferde, 1973-I/E/F; R: John Sturges, K: Armando Nannuzzi, D: CB-Chino Valdez, Jill Ireland) 95/8m-Western (Roman von Lee Hoffman) (7309)
# Mr. Majestyk (Das Gesetz bin ich, 1974-USA; R: Richard Fleischer, B: Elmore Leonard, K: Richard H. Kline, M: Charles Bernstein, D: CB-Vince Majestyk, Al Lettieri, Linda Cristal) 103m-Actionthriller (7407)
# Death Wish (Ein Mann sieht rot, 1974-USA; R: Michael Winner, B: Wendell Mayes, K: Arthur J. Ornitz, M: Herbie Hancock, D: CB-Paul Kersey, Hope Lange) 93m-Thriller (Roman von Brian Garfield) (7407)
# Breakout (Der Mann ohne Nerven, 1974-USA; R: Tom Gries, B: Howard B. Kreitsek, Marc Norman, Elliott Baker, K: Lucien Ballard, M: Jerry Goldsmith, D: CB-Nick Colton, Robert Duvall, Jill Ireland) 96m-Actionthriller (frei nach Buch von Warren Hinckle & William Turner & Eliot Asinof) (7503-D)
# Hard Times (Ein stahlharter Mann, 1974-USA; R: Walter Hill, B: Walter Hill, Bryan Gindoff, Bruce Henstell, K: Philip H. Lathrop, M: Barry De Vorzon, D: CB-Chaney, James Coburn) 93m-Action (09-?; 7510)
# Breakheart Pass (Nevada-Paß, 1975-USA; R: Tom Gries, B: Alistair MacLean, K: Lucien Ballard, M: Jerry Goldsmith, D: CB-John Deakin, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland) 95m-Westernkrimi (Roman von Alistair MacLean) (7605)
# St. Ives (Der Tag der Abrechnung, 1975-USA; R: J. Lee Thompson, K: Lucien Ballard, D: CB-Ray/mond St. Ives, John Houseman, Jacqueline Bisset) 93m-Krimi (Roman von Oliver Bleek=Ross Thomas) (7609)
# From Noon till Three (Zwischen zwölf und drei, 1975-USA; R+B: Frank D. Gilroy, K: Lucien Ballard, M: Elmer Bernstein, D: CB-Graham Dorsey, Jill Ireland) 99m-Westernparodie (Roman von Frank D. Gilroy) (7610)
# Raid on Entebbe (...die keine Gnade kennen, 1976-USA; R: Irvin Kershner, B: Barry Beckerman, K: Bill Butler, M: David Shire, D: Martin Balsam, CB-Dan Shomron, Horst Buchholz, Eddie Constantine, Peter Finch, Yaphet Kotto, John Saxon, Sylvia Sidney, Jack Warden, James Woods) 124/50m-Actiondrama (7704-D) > TVM
# The White Buffalo (Der weiße Büffel, 1976-USA; R: J. Lee Thompson, K: Paul Lohmann, D: CB-Wild Bill Hickok [James Otis], Jack Warden, Will Sampson, Kim Novak) 97m-Western (Roman von Richard Sale) (7705)
# Telefon (Telefon, 1977-USA; R: Don/ald Siegel, K: Michael Butler, D: CB-Grigorij Borzov, Lee Remick) 102m-Agententhriller (Roman von Walter Wager) (7712)
# Love and Bullets (Ein Mann räumt auf, 1977/78-GB; R: Stuart Rosenberg, B: Wendell Mayes, John Melson, K: Fred J. Koenekamp; Anthony B. Richmond, M: Lalo Schifrin, D: CB-Charlie Congers, Jill Ireland, Rod Steiger) 93/103m-Actionthriller (7903)
# Caboblanco (Cabo Blanco, 1978/79-USA; R: J. Lee Thompson, B: Mort Fine, Milton Gelman, K: Alex Phillips, Jr, M: Jerry Goldsmith, D: CB-Giff Hoyt, Jason Robards, Dominique Sanda, Fernando Rey) 87/91m-Abenteuerdrama (11-?; 8102)
# Borderline (Der Grenzwolf, 1980-USA; R: Jerrold Freedman, B: Steve Kline, Jerrold Freedman, K: Tak Fujimoto, M: Gil Melle, D: CB-Jeb Maynard, Bruno Kirby) 97m-Krimi (8010)
# Death Hunt (Yukon, 1980-USA; R: Peter (R.) Hunt, B: Michael Grais, Mark Victor, K: James Devis, M: Jerrold Immel, D: CB-Albert Johnson, Lee Marvin) 97m-Actionabenteuer (8105)
# Death Wish II (Der Mann ohne Gnade, 1981-USA; R: Michael Winner, B: David Engelbach, K: Richard H. Kline, Tom/Thomas Del Ruth, M: Jimmy Page, D: CB-Paul Kersey, Jill Ireland) 93m-Action (8202)
# 10 to Midnight (Ein Mann wie Dynamit, 1982-USA; R: J. Lee Thompson, B: William Roberts, K: Adam Greenberg, M: Robert O. Ragland, D: CB-Leo Kessler, Lisa Eilbacher) 101m-Actionthriller (8303)
# The Evil That Men Do (Der Liquidator, 1983-USA; R: J. Lee Thompson, B: David Lee Henry, John Crowther, K: Javier Ruvalcaba Cruz, M: Ken Thorne, D: CB-Holland, Theresa Saldana) 89m-Actionthriller (Roman von R. Lance Hill) (?-10; 8409)
# Death Wish 3 (Death Wish III - Der Rächer von New York, 1985-USA; R: Michael Winner, B: Michael Edmonds, K: John Stanier, M: Jimmy Page, D: CB-Paul Kersey, Deborah Raffin) 90m-Action (04-?; 8510)
# Act of Vengeance (Local 323, 1985-USA/CDN; R: John Mackenzie, B: Scott Spencer, K: Phil Meheux, M: Frankie Miller, D: CB-Jock Yablonski, Ellen Burstyn) 91/5m-Politthriller (Buch von Trevor Armbrister) (8608-D) > TVM
# Murphy's Law (Murphys Gesetz, 1985-USA; R: J. Lee Thompson, B: Gail Morgan Hickman, K: Alex Phillips, Jr, M: Marc Donahue, Valentine McCallum, D: CB-Jack Murphy, Kathleen Wilhoite) 98/100m-Actionthriller (8604)
# Assassination (Der Mordanschlag, 1986-USA; R: Peter /R./ Hunt, B: Richard Sale, K: Hanania Baer, M: Robert O. Ragland, Valentine McCallum, D: CB-Jay Killian, Jill Ireland) 88m-Actionthriller (05-07; 8701)
# Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (Das Weiße im Auge, 1987-USA; R: J. Lee Thompson, B: Gail Morgan Hickman, K: Gideon Porath, M: Paul McCallum, Valentine McCallum, John Bisharat, D: CB-Paul Kersey, Kay Lenz) 99m-Actionthriller (03?04-?; 8711)
# Messenger of Death (Das Gesetz ist der Tod, 1988-USA; R: J. Lee Thompson, B: Paul Jarrico, K: Gideon Porath, M: Robert O. Ragland, D: CB-Garret Smith, Trish Van Devere) 91m-Krimi (Roman von Rex Burns) (01-?; 8809)
# Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (Kinjite - Tödliches Tabu, 1988-USA; R: J. Lee Thompson, B: Harold Nebenzal, K: Gideon Porath, M: Greg DeBelles, D: CB-Lt. "Crowe") 97m-Actionkrimi (06-?; 8902)
# The Indian Runner (Indian Runner, 1990-USA; R+B: Sean Penn, K: Anthony B. Richmond, M: Jack Nitzsche, D: David Morse, Viggo Mortensen, Valeria Golino, Patricia Arquette, CB-Mr. Roberts) 125m-Drama (08-10; 9109)
# The Sea Wolf (Der Seewolf, 1992-USA; R: Michael Anderson, K: Glen MacPherson, D: CB-Kapitän Wolf Larsen, Catherine Mary Stewart) 90m-Abenteuer (Roman von Jack London) (9409-E) > TVM
# Death Wish V: The Face of Death (Death Wish V - The Face of Death, 1993-USA; R+B: Allan A. Goldstein, K: Curtis Petersen, M: Terry Plumeri, D: CB-Paul Kersey, Lesley-Anne Down) 96m-Action (03-04; 9401)
BOOK
Michael R. Pitts: Charles Bronson: The 95 Films and the 156 Television Appearances. Jefferson/London: McFarland, 1999
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