Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#57).  He was very instrumental in animal preservation in Africa. In the 1970s he purchased a large acreage of land with his own money and began an animal sanctuary.
Director: Sidney Lumet. Also starred Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy & Ned Beatty. Plot: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit. Won 4 Oscars.
Gregory Peck got the part
Gregory Peck got the part
Director: John Guillermin & Irwin Allen. Also starred Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire & Susan Blakely. Plot: At the opening party of a collosal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it. Won 3 Oscars
American film actor 1918-1981
Director: Rouben Mamoulian. Also starred Lee J. Cobb, Joseph Calleia & Sam Levene. Plot:Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte (Holden) wants to be a boxer.
IMDB:8.0/10. Director: Woody Allen. Nominated for 2 Oscars, Won 2 Baftas incl. Best Picture and National Film Preservation Board Award.
Director: Billy Wilder. Also starred Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck & Richard Erdman. Plot: When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton (Holden), is suspected of being an informer.
IMDB:8.2/10. Director: Sam Peckinpah. 2 Oscar nominations and National Film Preservation Board Award.
Bandits of the title happily gun down two thirds of the Mexican population.
The stiff-upper-lipped POWs help the Japanese construct a strategically crucial bridge then blow it up.
Director: Sam Peckinpah. Also starred Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates & Ben Johnson
Director: Edward H. Griffith. Also starred Susan Hayward, Martha O'Driscoll & Barbara Britton. Plot: For those, if any, who have wondered why so many Paramount contractees appeared in United Artists' films during the war years, this is another one of the Paramount productions that was sold to United Artists in the early-40's when U.A. was having trouble meeting their exhibitor contracts because of lack of product, mainly due to their loss of production in England.
Director: Carol Reed. Also starred Oskar Homolka, Kieron Moore & Bernard Lee. Plot: In wartime England, circa 1941, poorly-armed tugs are sent into "U-Boat Alley" to rescue damaged Allied ships...
IMDB: 8.1/10. Director: Billy Wilder. Best Actor Oscar to William Holden
Director: Sam Wood. "I don't want to get married.....I'M AFRAID!"
IMDB: 8.5/10. Director: David Lean. Won 7 Oscars including best picture. Won 4 Baftas & 3 Golden Globes. National Film Preservation Board Award.