McLaglen's career took a turn in the 1920s, when he moved to Hollywood. He became a popular character actor, with a particular knack for playing drunks. The highlight of his career was an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The Informer (1935), based on a novel by Liam O'Flaherty. He was nominated again, this time for Best Supporting Actor, for his role opposite John Wayne in The Quiet Man (1952). He was especially popular with director John Ford, who frequently included McLaglen in his films. Toward the end of his career, McLaglen made several guest appearances on television, particularly in Western series such as Have Gun, Will Travel and Rawhide.
He died in 1959. He had by that stage become a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Victor McLaglen Facts
|Birthday||December 11, 1883|
|Birthplace||England, United Kingdom|
|Date of death||November 7, 1959 (age 75)|
|Height||6' 3" (1m91) How tall is Victor McLaglen compared to you?|
|Awards||1936 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for The Informer)|