• James  Whitmore

    James Whitmore

    Born on October 1st, 1921

    From White Plains, New York

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Give 'Em Hell, Harry! Poster

Give 'Em Hell, Harry!

President Harry S. Truman (James Whitmore) looks back on his life in this one-man performance. Over the course of the film, Truman talks about his upbringing on a farm, his service in World War I and his time as an aspiring politician in Missouri. He also provides details about his short stint as vice president under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Following Roosevelt's death, Truman ascended to the presidency, and he addresses the weight of that responsibility with both humor and humility.

Golden Globe (1976)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated
Actor
Battleground Poster

Battleground

Members of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division are fighting for their country amidst the rugged terrain of Bastogne, Belgium, in December 1944. Holley (Van Johnson) and his American compatriots have already seen one of their own, Roderigues (Ricardo Montalban), perish under enemy fire. The men try to rebuff another series of Nazi attacks, but what they really need is a change in the weather. Without clear skies, they'll never get the air support they need.

Golden Globe (1949)
Won
Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated
Actor in a Supporting Role