James Cagney
  • James Cagney

  • Birthday: 1899-07-17
  • Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
  • Biography:

    ​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   James Francis Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American film actor. Although he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of roles, he is best remembered for playing "tough guys." In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him eighth among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time. In his first performing role, he danced dressed as a woman in the chorus line of the 1919 revue Every Sailor. He spent several years in vaudeville as a hoofer and comedian until his first major acting role in 1925. He secured several other roles, receiving good reviews before landing the lead in the 1929 play Penny Arcade. After rave reviews for his acting, Warners signed him for an initial $500 a week, three-week contract to reprise his role; this was quickly extended to a seven year contract. Cagney's seventh film, The Public Enemy, became one of the most influential gangster movies of the period. Notable for its famous grapefruit scene, the film thrust Cagney into the spotlight, making him one of Warners' and Hollywood's biggest stars. In 1938, he received his first Academy Award for Best Actor nomination for Angels with Dirty Faces, before winning in 1942 for his portrayal of George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy. He was nominated a third time in 1955 for Love Me or Leave Me. Cagney retired for 20 years in 1961, spending time on his farm before returning for a part in Ragtime mainly to aid his recovery from a stroke. Cagney walked out on Warners several times over his career, each time coming back on improved personal and artistic terms. In 1935, he sued Warners for breach of contract and won; this marked one of the first times an actor had beaten a studio over a contract issue. He worked for an independent film company for a year while the suit was settled, and also established his own production company, Cagney Productions, in 1942 before returning to Warners again four years later. Jack Warner called him "The Professional Againster", in reference to Cagney’s refusal to be pushed around. Cagney also made numerous morale-boosting troop tours before and during World War II, and was President of the Screen Actors Guild for two years. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Cagney, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History 2008 Try Prime Free >
You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story Himself (archive footage) 2008 Try Prime Free >
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (in "White Heat") (archive footage) 1982 Try Prime Free >
Ragtime Police Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo 1981 Try Prime Free >
Brother Can You Spare A Dime James Cagney 1975 Try Prime Free >
One, Two, Three C.R. MacNamara 1961 Try Prime Free >
The Gallant Hours Admiral William 'Bull' Halsey 1960 Try Prime Free >
Shake Hands with the Devil Sean Lenihan 1959 Try Prime Free >
Man of a Thousand Faces Lon Chaney 1957 Try Prime Free >
Short Cut to Hell Himself (prologue) 1957 Try Prime Free >
Love Me or Leave Me Martin Snyder 1955 Try Prime Free >
Mister Roberts Capt. Morton 1955 Try Prime Free >
Run for Cover Matt Dow 1955 Free Watch now
What Price Glory Captain Flagg 1952 Try Prime Free >
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Ralph Cotter 1950 Try Prime Free >
The West Point Story Elwin Bixby 1950 Try Prime Free >
White Heat Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett 1949 Try Prime Free >
13 Rue Madeleine Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey 1947 Try Prime Free >
Blood on the Sun Nick Condon 1945 Try Prime Free >
You, John Jones! John Jones 1943 Try Prime Free >
Yankee Doodle Dandy George M. Cohan 1942 Try Prime Free >
Captains of the Clouds Brian MacLean (bush pilot) 1942 Try Prime Free >
The Strawberry Blonde T. L. "Biff" Grimes 1941 Try Prime Free >
The Bride Came C.O.D. Steve Collins 1941 Try Prime Free >
City for Conquest Danny Kenny 1940 Try Prime Free >
Torrid Zone Nick Butler 1940 Try Prime Free >
The Fighting 69th Pvt. Jerry Plunkett 1940 Try Prime Free >
Each Dawn I Die Frank Ross 1939 Try Prime Free >
Hollywood Hobbies Himself 1939 Try Prime Free >
The Roaring Twenties Eddie Bartlett 1939 Try Prime Free >
The Oklahoma Kid Jim Kincaid 1939 Try Prime Free >
Angels with Dirty Faces Rocky Sullivan 1938 Try Prime Free >
Something to Sing About Terrence 'Terry' Rooney 1937 Free Watch now
Ceiling Zero Dizzy Davies 1936 Try Prime Free >
Great Guy Johnny 'Red' Cave 1936 Free Watch now
A Midsummer Night's Dream Bottom, the Weaver 1935 Try Prime Free >
The Irish in Us Danny O'Hara 1935 Try Prime Free >
Mutiny on the Bounty (uncredited) 1935 Try Prime Free >
G-Men 'Brick' Davis 1935 Try Prime Free >
Devil Dogs of the Air Tommy O'Toole 1935 Try Prime Free >
Frisco Kid Bat Morgan 1935 Try Prime Free >
Jimmy the Gent Jimmy Corrigan 1934 Try Prime Free >
Here Comes the Navy Chesty O'Conner 1934 Try Prime Free >
He Was Her Man Flicker Hayes, aka Jerry Allen 1934 Try Prime Free >
The Mayor of Hell Richard 'Patsy' Gargan 1933 Try Prime Free >
Hard to Handle Lefty Merrill 1933 Try Prime Free >
Lady Killer Dan Quigley 1933 Try Prime Free >
Footlight Parade Chester Kent 1933 Try Prime Free >
Picture Snatcher Danny Kean 1933 Try Prime Free >
The Crowd Roars Joe Greer 1932 Try Prime Free >
Taxi! Matt Nolan 1932 Try Prime Free >
Blonde Crazy Bert Harris 1931 Try Prime Free >
The Public Enemy Tom Powers 1931 Try Prime Free >
Smart Money Jack 1931 Try Prime Free >
Sinners' Holiday Harry Delano 1930 Try Prime Free >
The Doorway to Hell Steve Mileaway 1930 Try Prime Free >

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