• Richard  Farnsworth

    Richard Farnsworth

    Born on September 1st, 1920

    From Los Angeles, California


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The Straight Story

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) learns one day that his distant brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton) has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.

Golden Globe (2000)
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Actor in a Leading Role
Chase Poster


Hometown vigilantes hound a Washington state lawyer's (Jennifer O'Neill) client, accused of killing her mentor.

Golden Globe (1985)
Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
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The Grey Fox

In this film based on a true story, Bill Miner (Richard Farnsworth) is a fearless stagecoach robber in the days of the Wild West. After he is arrested and jailed for more than 30 years, he re-emerges into a bustling new world. But Miner cannot give up his old ways. Soon he pulls off a successful railway heist and goes on the lam in British Columbia, where he falls for bold photographer Katherine Flynn (Jackie Burroughs). But Miner was not built for settling down.

Golden Globe (1984)
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama