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  • Sal Mineo

    Born on January 10, 1939 in Bronx, New York

awards & nominations

Exodus (1960)

Sal Mineo as "Dov Landau"

Based on Leon Uris' novel, this historical epic provides a dramatic backstory to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, in the aftermath of World War II. Ari Ben Canaan (Paul Newman), a passionate member of the Jewish paramilitary group Haganah, attempts to transport 600 Jewish refugees on a dangerous voyage from Cyprus to Palestine on a ship named the Exodus. He faces obstruction from British forces, who will not grant the ship passage to its destination.

Academy Award (1960) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1960) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Sal Mineo as "John "Plato" Crawford"

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark (James Dean) is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato (Sal Mineo), and falls for local girl Judy (Natalie Wood). However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz (Corey Allen). When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid's real troubles begin.

Academy Award (1955) Nominated Best Supporting Actor

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