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 directed his first film, The Hired Hand, in 1971 (also in the permanent collections of MOMA and LACMA). A critically acclaimed western in which he also starred, The Hired Hand debuted with a restored version at the 2001 Venice Film Festival; following this, it screened at the Toronto Film Festival and reopened in theaters in 2003. Other directing credits include the science fiction feature Idaho Transfer and Wanda Nevada in which he starred, alongside father Henry Fonda as a gambler who wins Brooke Shields in a poker game.
Fonda's acting credits also include the feature films Outlaw Blues, an expose of the country music business, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, and Race With the Devil, and the cult films Love and a .45, Nadja, and John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. He also made a cameo appearance in Bodies, Heat & Motion, which starred his daughter Bridget.
Fonda impressed audiences and won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Ulee Jackson, the taciturn beekeeper, in the 1997 film Ulee's Gold, earning him both a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and the New York Film Critics Award, as well as an OscarĀ 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 Miniseries. Fonda then appeared with Helen Mirren in The Passion of Ayn Rand, for which he won the Golden Globe for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Made for Television and was nominated for an Emmy and SAG Award.
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Peter Fonda Facts
|Birth Name||Peter Seymour Fonda|
|Birthday||February 23, 1939 (78)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Height||6' 3" (1m91) How tall is Peter Fonda compared to you?|
|Awards||2000 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Film (for The Passion of Ayn Rand)|
|1998 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Ulee's Gold)|
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