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  • Victor McLaglen

    Born on December 10, 1886 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

awards & nominations

The Quiet Man (1952)

Victor McLaglen as "Red Will Danaher/Squire Danaher"

In an attempt to escape his past, Sean Thornton (John Wayne) returns to America to reclaim his homestead. Once he is home, his eye is caught by Mary (Maureen O'Hara), a poor maiden with an ill-tempered older brother named Will. Their relationship is constantly on attack by Will (Victor McLaglen), which forms the main plot line, with Sean's past as the undercurrent.

Academy Award (1952) Nominated Best Supporting Actor

The Informer (1935)

Victor McLaglen as "Gypo Nolan"

Gypo Nolan (Victor McLaglen) is a former Irish Republican Army man who drowns his sorrows in the bottle. He's desperate to escape his bleak Dublin life and start over in America with his girlfriend (Margot Grahame). So when British authorities advertise a reward for information about his best friend, current IRA member Frankie (Wallace Ford), Gypo cooperates. Now Gypo can buy two tickets on a boat bound for the States, but can he escape the overwhelming guilt he feels for betraying his buddy?

Academy Award (1935) Won Best Actor

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