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  • Jack Lemmon

    Born on February 8, 1925 in Newton, Massachusetts

awards & nominations

12 Angry Men (1997)

Jack Lemmon as "Juror 8"

In a remake of the 1950s classic, bias and group-think influence the deliberations of a dozen jury members. Initially, one of the jurors (Jack Lemmon) is the only roadblock between the panel and unanimous conviction of the Latino alleged murderer they've been called to judge. But the all-male jury's negotiations prove fluid, and as the hours pass, more and more of the dissenter's peers come over to his side. Before long, the trial of an oppressed youth becomes a meditation on social justice.

Emmy (Primetime) (1998) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (1998) Nominated Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

A Life in the Theatre (1993)

Jack Lemmon as "Robert"

David Mamet's backstage drama follows two actors (Jack Lemmon, Matthew Broderick) working through a season of repertory plays.

Golden Globe (1993) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Dad (1989)

Jack Lemmon as "Jake Tremont"

Businessman John Tremont (Ted Danson) has never had to worry about his father, Jake (Jack Lemmon). But, when his mother dies, John suddenly realizes that the defiant, proud and aging man needs someone to look after him. Initially uneasy about taking Jake in, John begins to reevaluate his own life as he cares for his father. The time with his dad makes John realize, among other things, how important it is that he mend his crumbling relationship with his own son (Ethan Hawke).

Golden Globe (1989) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

The China Syndrome (1979)

Jack Lemmon as "Jack Godell"

A news reporter (Jane Fonda) and her cameraman (Michael Douglas) are unintentional witnesses to a SCRAM incident, an emergency core shutdown procedure at a nuclear power plant in California. The crew prevents a catastrophe, but the plant supervisor (Jack Lemmon) begins to suspect the plant is in violation of safety standards, and tries desperately to bring it to the attention of the public, fearing that another SCRAM incident will produce an atomic disaster.

Academy Award (1979) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979) Won Actor
Golden Globe (1979) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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