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  • Peter Finch

    Born on September 28, 1916 in South Kensington, London, England

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Network (1976)

Peter Finch as "Howard Beale"

In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he's being put out to pasture, and he's none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, instead he launches into an angry televised rant, which turns out to be a huge ratings boost for the UBS network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway) to develop even more outrageous programming, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977) Won Actor
Academy Award (1976) Won Best Actor
Golden Globe (1976) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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Nov 8th 2010, 3:05PM

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Posted by
Peter Martin on Jul 2nd 2010, 5:48AM

Jul 2nd 2010, 5:48AM

Scenes We Love: Network

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Peter Martin on Feb 19th 2009, 8:03AM

Feb 19th 2009, 8:03AM

Discuss: Heath Ledger and James Dean

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Eric Kohn on Jul 15th 2008, 8:03AM

Jul 15th 2008, 8:03AM

Vintage Image of the Day: Mad as hell

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Mar 3rd 2006, 12:07PM

Mar 3rd 2006, 12:07PM

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