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    Born on June 29, 1944 in Goose Creek, Texas

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The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

Gary Busey as "Buddy"

A chronicle of the rise and brief career of rock 'n' roll star Buddy Holly (Gary Busey), who aspires to play music the way he wants it to sound. Holly and his band, the Crickets, are first invited to record in Nashville, where they encounter creative differences with the producing staff. Later they play a major booking at the Apollo Theater, scheduled there under the mistaken assumption that they're a black band. Holly's career eventually goes solo -- until the tragic day the music dies.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979) Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Academy Award (1978) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1978) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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Piranha 3DD By The Numbers

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on May 31st 2012, 7:02AM

May 31st 2012, 7:02AM

'Piranha 3DD' Trailer: David Hasselhoff, Gary Busey, Ving Rhames And Killer Piranhas Highlight New Clip (VIDEO)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Mar 1st 2012, 6:29AM

Mar 1st 2012, 6:29AM

Gary Busey on 'Point Break''s 20th Anniversary, Sky-Diving with Patrick Swayze & Meatball Sandwiches

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Jul 12th 2011, 2:20PM

Jul 12th 2011, 2:20PM

Today on indieWIRE: Aronofsky, Lynn Shelton, 'Bully Project' & More

Posted by
The Editors at IndieWire on Apr 27th 2011, 5:30PM

Apr 27th 2011, 5:30PM

Gary Busey, Lil Jon and John Rich Sell Pizza For 'Celebrity Apprentice': Exclusive Photos!

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 19th 2010, 9:42AM

Oct 19th 2010, 9:42AM

Actors (Who May Be) Ready for Comebacks

Posted by
Marina Zogbi on Sep 23rd 2010, 7:02AM

Sep 23rd 2010, 7:02AM

Gary Busey Plays Real-Life Hero to a Malibu Car Crash

Posted by
John Gholson on Aug 26th 2010, 1:02PM

Aug 26th 2010, 1:02PM

Cinematical Seven: Musical Characters Who Rock

Posted by
Peter Martin on Jul 20th 2010, 6:33PM

Jul 20th 2010, 6:33PM

Scenes We Love Double Feature: Predator and Predator 2

Posted by
Mel Valentin on Jul 12th 2010, 2:45PM

Jul 12th 2010, 2:45PM

Happy Birthday, Gary Busey!

Posted by
Simon Abrams on Jun 29th 2010, 12:33PM

Jun 29th 2010, 12:33PM

Cinematical Late Night: Buried, Ghost Recon, Gary Busey and Sandra Bullock's Oscar Plans

Posted by
Peter Hall on Mar 10th 2010, 9:22PM

Mar 10th 2010, 9:22PM

Gary Busey Chooses Baby Over Work -- Unless You've Got a Good Cameo for Him

Posted by
Nicholas White on Dec 9th 2009, 12:15PM

Dec 9th 2009, 12:15PM

Moviefone's UnSexiest Men Alive

Posted by
Ronnie Koenig on Nov 19th 2009, 10:15AM

Nov 19th 2009, 10:15AM

Hot Trend: Video Game Voice Acting

Posted by
Sci-Fi Squad Staff on Aug 5th 2009, 7:02AM

Aug 5th 2009, 7:02AM

Video Game Voice Acting Isn't a Crime

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 4th 2009, 1:02PM

Aug 4th 2009, 1:02PM

Video of the Day: Gary Busey Abuses an 11-Year-Old

Posted by
Erik Davis on Feb 29th 2008, 9:02AM

Feb 29th 2008, 9:02AM

Spouting Off on Ways to Improve the Oscars

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Feb 26th 2008, 4:32PM

Feb 26th 2008, 4:32PM

Fan Rant: The Maneater Series!

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Feb 11th 2008, 4:02AM

Feb 11th 2008, 4:02AM

Retro Cinema: Straight Time

Posted by
Peter Martin on Nov 17th 2007, 1:32PM

Nov 17th 2007, 1:32PM

Retro Cinema: Lethal Weapon

Posted by
Patrick Walsh on Jun 11th 2007, 4:02PM

Jun 11th 2007, 4:02PM

Billy Zane and Gary Busey Team Up for Anti-Jewish Film

Posted by
Mark Beall on Feb 17th 2006, 3:04AM

Feb 17th 2006, 3:04AM


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