awards & nominations

The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)

Anthony Quinn as "Italo Bombolini"

In Santa Vittoria, an Italian town renowned for its vineyards, the residents discover that the occupying Nazi troops plan to take all their wine for themselves. Determined to keep as many bottles as they can, the citizens, led by Mayor Italo Bombolini (Anthony Quinn), try to appease the Germans by offering them a generous number of cases and hiding the rest. Unfortunately, the Nazi leader, Captain Von Prum (Hardy Kruger), realizes that there is more wine, and becomes intent on finding it.

Golden Globe (1969)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Zorba the Greek (1964)

Anthony Quinn as "Alexis Zorba"

Traveling to inspect an abandoned mine his father owns in Crete, English author Basil (Alan Bates) meets the exuberant peasant Zorba (Anthony Quinn) and invites him along when the older man claims he has mining experience. In Basil's father's old village, he finds himself attracted to a young widow (Irene Papas), and Zorba takes up with the woman who runs their hotel (Lila Kedrova). When things go wrong, Zorba teaches Basil how to enjoy life even under the most trying circumstances.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)NominatedForeign Actor
Academy Award (1964)NominatedActor
Golden Globe (1964)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Anthony Quinn as "Auda abu Tayi"

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1962)NominatedForeign Actor
Golden Globe (1962)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Lust for Life (1956)

Anthony Quinn as "Paul Gauguin"

This lauded drama depicts the life of revered Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (Kirk Douglas). An intense and imaginative artist, Van Gogh possesses undeniable talent, but he is plagued by mental problems and frustrations with failure. Supported by his brother, Theo (James Donald), the tormented Van Gogh eventually leaves Holland for France, where he meets volatile fellow painter Paul Gauguin (Anthony Quinn) and struggles to find greater inspiration.

Academy Award (1956)WonActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1956)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Viva Zapata! (1952)

Anthony Quinn as "Eufemio Zapata"

Mexican rancher Emiliano Zapata (Marlon Brando) becomes a revolutionary when corrupt President Porfirio Diaz (Fay Roope) ignores the needs of his people. Zapata, his brother Eufemio (Anthony Quinn) and northern rebel Pancho Villa (Alan Reed) band together behind Diaz's political opponent, Francisco Madero (Harold Gordon). But when Madero's administration, particularly General Victoriano Huerta (Frank Silvera), proves just as corrupt as the one it replaced, Zapata is spurred to further action.

Academy Award (1952)WonActor in a Supporting Role