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  • José Ferrer

    Born on January 8, 1912 in Santurce, Puerto Rico

awards & nominations

The Caine Mutiny (1954)

José Ferrer as "Lt. Barney Greenwald"

During World War II, a dilapidated vessel, the Caine, gets a new ensign, Willis Keith (Robert Francis), and a new captain, Commander Queeg (Humphrey Bogart). The crew sees Queeg's unconventional behavior as irrational, and communications officer Thomas Keefer (Fred MacMurray) spreads suspicion about his suitability as captain. When a dire situation during a storm forces the executive officer (Van Johnson) to relieve Queeg of his duties, he and Ensign Keith are tried for mutiny.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1954) Nominated Foreign Actor

Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

José Ferrer as "Cyrano de Bergerac"

Poet, romantic and sword fighter Cyrano de Bergerac (Jose Ferrer) loves the beautiful Roxane (Mala Powers), but although he is proud enough of his bulbous proboscis that he regularly duels those who dare mock it, he fears she could never love a man with such an enormous nose. When he learns that she loves the handsome guardsman Christian (William Prince), Cyrano provides the tongue-tied young man with the words of love and devotion he wishes he could say to Roxanne himself.

Academy Award (1950) Won Best Actor
Golden Globe (1950) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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