Before he started his acting career, he was an acrobat.
Awarded an Academy Award in 1960 for his most famous performance, in the title role in Elmer Gantry. The actor got his tough persona from a clean, strong jawline, earning him the sobriquet of Burt 'Granite-jaw' Lancaster.
Burt Lancaster died in 1994 and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.
Other films include From Here to Eternity, Airport, Atlantic City, and Field of Dreams.
Burt Lancaster Facts
|Birth Name||Burton Stephen Lancaster|
|Birthday||November 2, 1913|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Date of death||October 20, 1994 (age 80)|
|Height||6' 2" (1m88) How tall is Burt Lancaster compared to you?|
|Awards||1992 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award|
|1961 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for Elmer Gantry)|
|1961 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Elmer Gantry)|
|Field of Dreams|
|Archive Movie Double Feature|
|Judgment at Nuremberg|
|Airport: The Complete Collection|
|Seven Days in May|
|War, 10-Movie Collection: The Eagle and The Hawk / The Last Outpost / Bengal Brigad / Jet Pilot / Ulzana's Raid / To Hell and Back / In Enemy Country / Raid on Rommel / Battle Hymn / Wake Island|