His run broke box office records and was extended for six weeks to meet ticket demand. He also starred opposite Joan Collins in the San Francisco engagement of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters.
On screen, Hamilton's most memorable roles include playing a comedic Dracula in Love at First Bite, which he also executive produced, and a dual role as Zorro and his long-lost twin brother in Zorro, the Gay Blade, which he produced. Hamilton earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy for both films. He has more recently appeared in such films as Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, Part III, Doc Hollywood, with Michael J. Fox, 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. He next co-stars with Joe Mantegna and Danny Aiello in Off Key, a comedy about three of the world's greatest tenors.
Hamilton made his feature film debut while still in his teens in 1958's Crime & Punishment, USA. Two years later, he appeared in three major films: Vincente Minnelli's Home From the Hill, All the Fine Young Cannibals, with Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood, and the classic Where the Boys Are, in which he starred opposite Yvette Mimieux. That same year, he won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. His long list of subsequent film credits includes By Love Possessed,
Light in the Piazza, Two Weeks in Another Town, Your Cheatin' Heart, Viva Maria!, Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding, A Time for Killing, Evil Knievel, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing and Once is Not Enough.
Hamilton is also a familiar face to television audiences for his work in both series and longform projects, including the heralded miniseries Roots, which was recently re-aired as part of its 25th anniversary, and a regular role on the series Dynasty. His other television credits include Columbo: A Deadly State of Mind, The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver, Killer on Board, The Users, The Seekers, Vanished, The House on Sycamore Street, Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart, Rough Riders, P.T. Barnum and the BBC's presentation of A Farewell to Arms and Birds of a Feather.
George Hamilton Facts
|Birthday||August 12, 1939 (79)|
|Birthplace||Memphis, Tennessee, USA|
|Height||6' 1" (1m85) How tall is George Hamilton compared to you?|
|The Godfather Part III|
|The Last Days Of Patton|
|Mr. Wong Detective|
|The Maltese Falcon|
|Get Rich or Die Tryin'|
|The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration|