Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

May 16, 1905
Grand Island, Nebraska, USA
Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Henry Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando. He moved to the Cape Cod University Players and later Broadway, New York to expand his theatrical career from 1926 to 1934. His first major roles in Broadway include "New Faces of America" and "The Farmer Takes a Wife". The latter play was transfered to the screen in 1935 and became the start-up of Fonda's lifelong Hollywood career. The following year he married Frances Seymour Fonda with whom he had two children: Jane and Peter Fonda also to become screen stars. He is most remembered for his roles as Abe Lincoln in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), for which he received an Academy Award Nomination, and more recently, Norman Thayer in On Golden Pond (1981), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1982. Henry Fonda is considered one of Hollywood's old-time legends and was friend and contemporary of James Stewart, John Ford and Joshua Logan. His movie career which spanned almost 50 years is completed by a notable presence in American theater and television.
Sacco and Vanzetti (2006)
70%
2 votes

Sacco and Vanzetti (2006)

Prof. Tommy Turner (archive footage)
La Classe Américaine (1993)
91%
36 votes

La Classe Américaine (1993)

Hugues
On Golden Pond (1981)
78%
21 votes

On Golden Pond (1981)

Norman Thayer Jr.
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
NR
0 votes

Gideon's Trumpet (1980)

Clarence Earl Gideon
Meteor (1979)
54%
25 votes

Meteor (1979)

The President
City on Fire (1979)
20%
2 votes

City on Fire (1979)

Fire Chief Albert Risley
Wanda Nevada (1979)
NR
0 votes

Wanda Nevada (1979)

Old Prospector
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
NR
0 votes

Roots: The Next Generations (1979)

Colonel Frederick Warner
The Swarm (1978)
50%
9 votes

The Swarm (1978)

Dr. Walter Krim
The Great Smokey Roadblock (1978)
NR
0 votes

The Great Smokey Roadblock (1978)

Elegant John
Fedora (1978)
70%
7 votes

Fedora (1978)

Himself / President of the Academy
The Biggest Battle; Battle Force (1978)
NR
0 votes

The Biggest Battle; Battle Force (1978)

Generale Foster
Tentacles (1977)
48%
4 votes

Tentacles (1977)

Mr. Whitehead, President of Trojan Construction
Rollercoaster (1977)
74%
5 votes

Rollercoaster (1977)

Simon Davenport
Midway (1976)
75%
39 votes

Midway (1976)

Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
My Name Is Nobody (1973)
78%
91 votes

My Name Is Nobody (1973)

Jack Beauregard
The Serpent (1973)
NR
0 votes

The Serpent (1973)

Alan Davies
Ash Wednesday (1973)
NR
0 votes

Ash Wednesday (1973)

Mark Sawyer
Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)
37%
3 votes

Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)

Henry Stamper
There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
80%
2 votes

There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)

Woodward W. Lopeman
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
75%
4 votes

The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

Harley Sullivan
The Boston Strangler (1968)
72%
13 votes

The Boston Strangler (1968)

John S. Bottomly
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
74%
13 votes

Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

Frank Beardley
Madigan (1968)
67%
6 votes

Madigan (1968)

Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
Firecreek (1968)
63%
3 votes

Firecreek (1968)

Bob Larkin
Stranger on the Run (1967)
NR
0 votes

Stranger on the Run (1967)

Ben Chamberlain
Welcome to Hard Times (1967)
60%
1 votes

Welcome to Hard Times (1967)

Mayor Will Blue
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
81%
26 votes

Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Lt Col Kiley
In Harm's Way (1965)
78%
6 votes

In Harm's Way (1965)

Admiral Nimitz
The Rounders (1965)
NR
0 votes

The Rounders (1965)

Marion 'Howdy' Lewis
Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
82%
6 votes

Sex and the Single Girl (1964)

Frank Luther Broderick
Fail-Safe (1964)
85%
28 votes

Fail-Safe (1964)

The President
The Best Man (1964)
78%
6 votes

The Best Man (1964)

William Russell
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
30%
2 votes

Spencer's Mountain (1963)

Clay Spencer
How the West Was Won (1962)
72%
26 votes

How the West Was Won (1962)

Jethro Stuart
The Longest Day (1962)
82%
139 votes

The Longest Day (1962)

Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt jr.
Advise & Consent (1962)
82%
6 votes

Advise & Consent (1962)

Robert A. Leffingwell
Warlock (1959)
76%
9 votes

Warlock (1959)

Clay Blaisedell
Stage Struck (1958)
NR
0 votes

Stage Struck (1958)

Lewis Easton
The Tin Star (1957)
73%
3 votes

The Tin Star (1957)

Morgan 'Morg' Hickman
12 Angry Men (1957)
89%
1,758 votes

12 Angry Men (1957)

Juror 8
The Wrong Man (1956)
74%
39 votes

The Wrong Man (1956)

Christopher Emanuel 'Manny' Balestrero
War and Peace (1956)
76%
19 votes

War and Peace (1956)

Pierre Bezukhov
Mister Roberts (1955)
80%
14 votes

Mister Roberts (1955)

Mister Roberts
Jigsaw (1949)
NR
0 votes

Jigsaw (1949)

Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Fort Apache (1948)
78%
19 votes

Fort Apache (1948)

Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
On Our Merry Way (1948)
40%
2 votes

On Our Merry Way (1948)

Lank Solsky
Daisy Kenyon (1947)
70%
3 votes

Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Peter Lapham
The Fugitive (1947)
20%
2 votes

The Fugitive (1947)

A Fugitive
The Long Night (1947)
60%
2 votes

The Long Night (1947)

Joe Adams
My Darling Clementine (1946)
82%
22 votes

My Darling Clementine (1946)

Wyatt Earp
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
81%
28 votes

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

Gil Carter
Immortal Sergeant (1943)
70%
1 votes

Immortal Sergeant (1943)

Corporal Colin Spence
The Battle of Midway (1942)
90%
1 votes

The Battle of Midway (1942)

Narrator
The Big Street (1942)
70%
2 votes

The Big Street (1942)

Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II
Tales of Manhattan (1942)
80%
1 votes

Tales of Manhattan (1942)

George
The Male Animal (1942)
NR
0 votes

The Male Animal (1942)

Tommy Turner
Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
NR
0 votes

Rings on Her Fingers (1942)

John Wheeler
You Belong to Me (1941)
NR
0 votes

You Belong to Me (1941)

Peter Kirk
The Lady Eve (1941)
77%
32 votes

The Lady Eve (1941)

Charles Pike
The Return of Frank James (1940)
63%
4 votes

The Return of Frank James (1940)

Frank James
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
78%
112 votes

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Tom Joad
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
77%
3 votes

Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Gilbert Martin
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
77%
9 votes

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Abraham Lincoln
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
100%
1 votes

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)

Thomas Watson
Let Us Live (1939)
NR
0 votes

Let Us Live (1939)

'Brick' Tennant
Jesse James (1939)
78%
4 votes

Jesse James (1939)

Frank James
The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
70%
3 votes

The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

Peter Ames
Spawn of the North (1938)
NR
0 votes

Spawn of the North (1938)

Jim Kimmerlee
Blockade (1938)
20%
2 votes

Blockade (1938)

Marco
Jezebel (1938)
80%
12 votes

Jezebel (1938)

Preston Dillard
That Certain Woman (1937)
95%
2 votes

That Certain Woman (1937)

Jack V. Merrick, Jr.
Slim (1937)
NR
0 votes

Slim (1937)

Slim
You Only Live Once (1937)
78%
5 votes

You Only Live Once (1937)

Eddie Taylor
The Moon's Our Home (1936)
NR
0 votes

The Moon's Our Home (1936)

Anthony Amberton / John Smith
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)
70%
7 votes

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)

Dave Tolliver
I Dream Too Much (1935)
60%
1 votes

I Dream Too Much (1935)

Johnny Street
12 Angry Men (1957)
89%
1,758 votes

12 Angry Men (1957)

 
The Smith Family
NR
0 votes

The Smith Family

 
The Bell Telephone Hour
NR
0 votes

The Bell Telephone Hour

 
The Deputy
NR
0 votes

The Deputy

 
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