• Henry  Fonda

    Henry Fonda

    Born on May 16th, 1905

    From Grand Island, Nebraska, USA


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On Golden Pond

Cantankerous retiree Norman Thayer (Henry Fonda) and his conciliatory wife, Ethel (Katharine Hepburn), spend summers at their New England vacation home on the shores of idyllic Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter, Chelsea (Jane Fonda), visits with her new fiancée and his teenage son, Billy (Doug McKeon) on their way to Europe. After leaving Billy behind to bond with Norman, Chelsea returns, attempting to repair the long-strained relationship with her aging father before it's too late.

Golden Globe (1982)
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1980)
Cecille B. DeMille Award
Honorary Award
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series
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Gideon's Trumpet

In 1961, Clarence Earl Gideon (Henry Fonda) is arrested on charges of petty theft. Unable to afford an expensive lawyer to defend him, he is forced to represent himself and receives a five-year prison sentence. He becomes a model inmate and jailhouse scholar, focusing on the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees U.S. citizens the right of due process. With the help of an attorney (Jose Ferrer), Clarence makes a startling discovery that changes everything. The film is based on a true story.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special