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  • Gregory Peck

    Born on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California

awards & nominations

Moby Dick (1998)

Herman Melville's mad Captain Ahab spends years hunting the white whale that got his leg.

Golden Globe (1999) Won Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Emmy (Primetime) (1998) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

The Boys From Brazil (1978)

Gregory Peck as "Dr. Josef Mengele"

Dr. Josef Mengele (Gregory Peck) clones Hitler 95 times, and hopes to raise the resulting boys in Brazil, giving them childhoods identical to Hitler's. His ultimate plan is to create a band of Nazi leaders that can continue where Hitler left off, forming the Fourth Reich. Ezra Lieberman (Laurence Olivier), a Nazi hunter, learns of the plan and is determined to thwart it. When the two meet face-to-face in the home of one of the Hitler clones, it is up to the boy to choose who he will assist.

Golden Globe (1978) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

MacArthur (1977)

Gregory Peck as "Gen. Douglas MacArthur"

During his farewell address to West Point, General Douglas MacArthur (Gregory Peck) looks back on his storied military career. Beginning with his legendary promise, "I shall return," at the outset of the Battle of Bataan and continuing through his troops' subsequent successes in the South Pacific, the film also touches on his anti-Communist activities following the war and his role in the rebuilding of postwar Japan, until his 1952 ouster by President Harry S. Truman (Ed Flanders).

Golden Globe (1977) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Gregory Peck as "Atticus Finch"

Scout Finch (Mary Badham), 6,and her older brother, Jem (Phillip Alford), live in sleepy Maycomb, Ala., spending much of their time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1963) Nominated Foreign Actor
Academy Award (1962) Won Best Actor
Golden Globe (1962) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Roman Holiday (1953)

Gregory Peck as "Joe Bradley"

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck),who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1953) Nominated Foreign Actor

Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

Gregory Peck as "Gen. Frank Savage"

In 1942, an American Air Force unit stationed in England is plagued with morale problems until no-nonsense Brigadier General Frank Savage (Gregory Peck) assumes command. His tough leadership is initially resented by not only his pilots but his second-in-command (Hugh Marlowe), a West Point graduate and son of a general. But, with the help of a hotshot flying ace (Robert Patten) and a sympathetic administrator (Dean Jagger), the unit pulls together into a gung-ho fighting crew.

Academy Award (1949) Nominated Best Actor

Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Gregory Peck as "Philip Schuyler 'Phil' Green"

When journalist Phil Green (Gregory Peck) moves to New York City, he takes on a high-profile magazine assignment about anti-Semitism. In order to truly view things from an empathetic perspective, he pretends to be a Jew and begins to experience many forms of bigotry, both firsthand and through a Jewish friend, Dave Goldman (John Garfield). Phil soon falls in love with beautiful Kathy Lacy (Dorothy McGuire), but their relationship is complicated by his unusual endeavor.

Academy Award (1947) Nominated Best Actor

The Yearling (1946)

Gregory Peck as "Penny Baxter"

Based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, this drama focuses on the family of Civil War veteran Penny Baxter (Gregory Peck), who lives and works on a farm in Florida with his wife, Orry (Jane Wyman), and their son, Jody (Claude Jarman Jr.). The only surviving child of the family, Jody longs for companionship and unexpectedly finds it in the form of an orphaned fawn. While Penny is supportive of his son's four-legged friend, Orry is not, leading to heartbreaking conflict.

Academy Award (1946) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1946) Won Actor in a Leading Role

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