Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American actor who had a career that spanned five decades in Hollywood. Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in several films now considered to be classics, earning one Academy Award for Best Actor on two nominations. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor and made his Hollywood film debut in 1935. His film career began to gain momentum with roles such as Bette Davis's fiancee in her Academy Award-winning performance in Jezebel (1938), brother Frank in Jesse James (1939), and the future President in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), directed by John Ford. His early career peaked with his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, about an Oklahoma family who moved to California during the Dust Bowl 1930s. This film is widely considered to be among the greatest American films. In 1941 he starred opposite Barbara Stanwyck in the screwball comedy classic The Lady Eve. Book-ending his service in WWII were his starring roles in two highly regarded westerns: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) and My Darling Clementine (1946), the latter directed by John Ford, and he also starred in Ford's western Fort Apache (1948). After a seven-year break from films, during which Fonda focused on stage productions, he returned with the WWII war-boat ensemble Mister Roberts (1955). In 1957 he starred as Juror No.8, the hold-out juror, in 12 Angry Men. Fonda, who was also co-producer, won the BAFTA for Best Foreign Actor. Later in his career, Fonda moved into darker roles, such as the villain in the epic Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), underrated and a box office disappointment at its time of release, but now regarded as one of the best westerns of all time. He also played in lighter-hearted fare such as Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball, but also often played important military figures, such as a Colonel in Battle of the Bulge (1965), and Admiral Nimitz in Midway (1976). He finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 54th Academy Awards for his final film role in On Golden Pond (1981), which also starred Katharine Hepburn and his daughter Jane Fonda, but was too ill to attend the ceremony. He died from heart disease a few months later. Description above from the Wikipedia article Henry Fonda, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Most Rating 10.34
Birthday 1905-05-16
Place of Birth Grand Island, Nebraska, USA
Also Known As Hank Fonda, Henry Jaynes Fonda, One-Take Fonda, Генри Фонда,
Fail Safe
1964

Fail Safe

The Grapes of Wrath
1940

The Grapes of Wrath

The Ox-Bow Incident
1943

The Ox-Bow Incident

My Darling Clementine
1946

My Darling Clementine

The Tin Star
1957

The Tin Star

The Wrong Man
1956

The Wrong Man

Battle of the Bulge
1965

Battle of the Bulge

The Great Smokey Roadblock
1978

The Great Smokey Roadblock

A Big Hand for the Little Lady
1966

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

The Best Man
1964

The Best Man

The Fugitive
1947

The Fugitive

The Return of Frank James
1940

The Return of Frank James

Young Mr. Lincoln
1939

Young Mr. Lincoln

Mister Roberts
1955

Mister Roberts

The Long Night
1947

The Long Night

Spencer's Mountain
1963

Spencer's Mountain

Gideon's Trumpet
1980

Gideon's Trumpet

Advise & Consent
1962

Advise & Consent

The Male Animal
1942

The Male Animal

The Battle of Midway
1942

The Battle of Midway

Immortal Sergeant
1943

Immortal Sergeant

Rings on Her Fingers
1942

Rings on Her Fingers

The Big Street
1942

The Big Street

Stranger on the Run
1967

Stranger on the Run

Stage Struck
1958

Stage Struck

Chad Hanna
1940

Chad Hanna

Welcome to Hard Times
1967

Welcome to Hard Times

The Dirty Game
1965

The Dirty Game

An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer
1969

An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer

The Alpha Caper
1973

The Alpha Caper

Wild Geese Calling
1941

Wild Geese Calling

The Oldest Living Graduate
1980

The Oldest Living Graduate

Fonda on Fonda
1992

Fonda on Fonda

Jezebel
1938

Jezebel

The Lady Eve
1941

The Lady Eve

Madigan
1968

Madigan

Firecreek
1968

Firecreek

Midway
1976

Midway

War and Peace
1956

War and Peace

On Golden Pond
1981

On Golden Pond

The Rounders
1965

The Rounders

My Name Is Nobody
1973

My Name Is Nobody

The Boston Strangler
1968

The Boston Strangler

There Was a Crooked Man...
1970

There Was a Crooked Man...

Yours, Mine and Ours
1968

Yours, Mine and Ours

Sometimes a Great Notion
1971

Sometimes a Great Notion

The Cheyenne Social Club
1970

The Cheyenne Social Club

Fort Apache
1948

Fort Apache

Warlock
1959

Warlock

Jesse James
1939

Jesse James

The Mad Miss Manton
1938

The Mad Miss Manton

The Serpent
1973

The Serpent

Let Us Live
1939

Let Us Live

You Only Live Once
1937

You Only Live Once

Drums Along the Mohawk
1939

Drums Along the Mohawk

That Certain Woman
1937

That Certain Woman

Spawn of the North
1938

Spawn of the North

You Belong to Me
1941

You Belong to Me

The Moon's Our Home
1936

The Moon's Our Home

Blockade
1938

Blockade

Slim
1937

Slim

The Farmer Takes a Wife
1935

The Farmer Takes a Wife

I Dream Too Much
1935

I Dream Too Much

The Man Who Understood Women
1959

The Man Who Understood Women

Way Down East
1935

Way Down East

Spendthrift
1936

Spendthrift

The Red Pony
1973

The Red Pony

Clarence Darrow
1974

Clarence Darrow

Pictura
1951

Pictura

The Magnificent Dope
1942

The Magnificent Dope

I Met My Love Again
1938

I Met My Love Again

Wings of the Morning
1937

Wings of the Morning

It's Everybody's War
1942

It's Everybody's War

To Save a Soldier
1966

To Save a Soldier

Summer Solstice
1981

Summer Solstice

Parkinson: Meet Henry Fonda
1975

Parkinson: Meet Henry Fonda

Home to Stay
1978

Home to Stay

A Space to Grow
1968

A Space to Grow

Once Upon a Time in the West
1968

Once Upon a Time in the West

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda
1978

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda

Underground Doctors
1977

Underground Doctors

Hollywood and the Stars
1964

Hollywood and the Stars

Hollywood: The Fabulous Era
1962

Hollywood: The Fabulous Era

Hollywood: The Selznick Years
1961

Hollywood: The Selznick Years

Hollywood: The Great Stars
1963

Hollywood: The Great Stars

Born to Buck
1966

Born to Buck

Daisy Kenyon
1947

Daisy Kenyon

How the West Was Won
1962

How the West Was Won

Sex and the Single Girl
1964

Sex and the Single Girl

Sacco and Vanzetti
2006

Sacco and Vanzetti

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
1939

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
1936

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

Lillian Russell
1940

Lillian Russell

Ash Wednesday
1973

Ash Wednesday

The American West of John Ford
1971

The American West of John Ford

Directed by John Ford
1971

Directed by John Ford

Too Late the Hero
1970

Too Late the Hero

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart
1980

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart

The Petrified Forest
1955

The Petrified Forest

Rollercoaster
1977

Rollercoaster

Tales of Manhattan
1942

Tales of Manhattan

Tentacles
1977

Tentacles

On Our Merry Way
1948

On Our Merry Way

The Really Big Family
1966

The Really Big Family

The Last Four Days
1974

The Last Four Days

I'm a Fool
1977

I'm a Fool

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler
1976

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler

Inside 'the Swarm'
1978

Inside 'the Swarm'

John Ford & Monument Valley
2013

John Ford & Monument Valley

Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire
1991

Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire

City on Fire
1979

City on Fire

The Fabulous Fifties
1960

The Fabulous Fifties

Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To
1990

Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford
1973

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford

Meteor
1979

Meteor

Wanda Nevada
1979

Wanda Nevada

Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth
2020

Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth

The Golden Honeymoon
1980

The Golden Honeymoon

12 Angry Men
1957

12 Angry Men

Barn Burning
1980

Barn Burning

Fedora
1978

Fedora

An Opera of Violence
2003

An Opera of Violence

A Special Sesame Street Christmas
1978

A Special Sesame Street Christmas

President Kennedy's Birthday Salute
1962

President Kennedy's Birthday Salute

In Harm's Way
1965

In Harm's Way

The Biggest Battle
1978

The Biggest Battle

The Swarm
1978