Born on April 7, 1928 in Norman, Oklahoma
James Garner as "Albert Sidney Finch"
Albert Sidney Finch (James Garner) is a retired judge who has lived in relative seclusion since the death of his wife. He is forced out of his isolated existence when asked to find out why a friend (Bill Cobbs) from his childhood refuses to accept a Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during World War II. While investigating, he also gets involved in the lives of his family for the first time in years, including his troubled godson Billy (Norm Skaggs).
|Emmy (Primetime) (1991)||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie|
|Golden Globe (1990)||Won||Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television|
James Garner as "Dr. Robert `'Dr. Bob'` Holbrook Smith"
This film reconstructs the true story of stockbroker William Griffith Wilson (James Woods), a World War I veteran whose small drinking problem becomes a serious addiction after he loses his fortune in the stock market collapse of 1929. Wilson's career and his domestic life are in tatters when he meets Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith (James Garner), also struggling with a drinking problem. The two form a support group that becomes the basis for the organization Alcoholics Anonymous.
|Emmy (Primetime) (1989)||Nominated||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie|
James Garner as "Murphy Jones"
Emma (Sally Field), a divorced single mother seeking to start her life over, moves to a small town in Arizona. She builds a relationship with Murphy (James Garner), the older local pharmacist but, due to his age, it remains platonic. Their friendship becomes complicated when Emma's ex-husband, Bobby Jack (Brian Kerwin), shows up. He claims to have changed his ways, but when he turns out to be the same man Emma divorced, she discovers her true feelings for Murphy.
|Academy Award (1985)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (1985)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|