awards & nominations

The Boston Strangler (1968)

Tony Curtis as "Albert DeSalvo"

When a string of women in Boston start turning up dead, the police launch an investigation headed by John Bottomly (Henry Fonda). Through chance, Bottomly gets the evidence he needs to arrest Albert DeSalvo (Tony Curtis). Though DeSalvo denies having any connection to the murders at first, the police use hypnosis, pressured interrogation, and interviews with the only surviving victim (Sally Kellerman) to coax him into confessing. Still, whether he is truly guilty remains a mystery to many.

Golden Globe (1968)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Defiant Ones (1958)

Tony Curtis as "John "Joker" Jackson"

In 1950s America, members of a chain gang are being transported through the South when their truck crashes. Two of the convicts, John "Joker" Jackson (Tony Curtis) and Noah Cullen (Sidney Poitier), who are chained together, find an opportunity to escape. Jackson is white, Cullen is black and, at first, the men appear to be opposites in every way. But as they flee across the country, the two form a deep bond. A female landowner leads Jackson to make a difficult decision about his own freedom.

Academy Award (1958)NominatedActor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)NominatedForeign Actor
Golden Globe (1958)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Tony Curtis as "Sidney Falco"

New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can't control is his younger sister, Susan (Susan Harrison), who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas (Marty Milner). Hunsecker strongly disproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1957)NominatedForeign Actor

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