• William  Holden

    William Holden

    Born on April 17th, 1918

    From O'Fallon, Illinois

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Network

In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he's being put out to pasture, and he's none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, instead he launches into an angry televised rant, which turns out to be a huge ratings boost for the UBS network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway) to develop even more outrageous programming, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated
Actor
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role
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The Blue Knight

A 20-year police veteran tries to solve a murder case in the last four days before he retires from the force.

Won
Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series
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Picnic

Charming Hal Carter (William Holden) turned to wandering after a failed acting career left him loose in the wind. Interested in reuniting with an old college friend, Alan Benson (Cliff Robertson), Carter bums a train ride to a tranquil Kansas town. Alan greets him warmly, and together they join the community in a picnic celebration of Labor Day. However, his welcome quickly sours when sparks ignite between him and Alan's girlfriend, Madge Owens (Kim Novak).

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1957)
Nominated
Foreign Actor