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William Holden
   for his role in   
Stalag 17 (1953)
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#57). [1995] 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.
Sabrina (1954)
   starred   
Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden
Director: Billy Wilder
Born Yesterday (1950)
   starred   
Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford and William Holden
Director: George Cukor
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
   starred   
William Holden and Jennifer Jones
Director: Henry King
Network (1976)
   starred   
Faye Dunaway, William Holden and Peter Finch
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.
William Holden
   was considered for the role of   
Lt. Douglas A. Roberts in Mister Roberts (1955)
Henry Fonda got the part
William Holden
   was considered for the role of   
Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest (1959)
Cary Grant got the part
William Holden
   was considered for the role of   
Capt. Keith Mallory in The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Gregory Peck got the part
William Holden
   was considered for the role of   
Ambassador Thorn in The Omen (1976)
Gregory Peck got the part
The Towering Inferno (1974)
   starred   
Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and William Holden
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
William Holden
   is the stage name of   
William Franklin Beedle Jr.
American film actor 1918-1981
Golden Boy (1939)
   starred   
Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou and William Holden
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.
Network (1976)
   starred   
Faye Dunaway, William Holden and Peter Finch
IMDB:8.0/10. Director: Woody Allen. Nominated for 2 Oscars, Won 2 Baftas incl. Best Picture and National Film Preservation Board Award.
The character Pike Bishop was played by William Holden
Wild Bunch (1969)
Stalag 17 (1953)
   starred   
William Holden, Don Taylor and Otto Preminger
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.
The Wild Bunch (1969)
   starred   
William Holden, Ernest Borgnine and Robert Ryan
IMDB:8.2/10. Director: Sam Peckinpah. 2 Oscar nominations and National Film Preservation Board Award.
The Wild Bunch (1969)
      
William Holden, Ernest Borgnine and Robert Ryan
Bandits of the title happily gun down two thirds of the Mexican population.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   starred   
William Holden, Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins
Director: David Lean
Bridge on the River Kwai (1967)
      
William Holden, Jack Hawkins and Alex Guinness
The stiff-upper-lipped POWs help the Japanese construct a strategically crucial bridge then blow it up.
The Wild Bunch (1969)
   starred   
William Holden, Ernest Borgnine and Robert Ryan
Director: Sam Peckinpah. Also starred Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates & Ben Johnson
Young and Willing (1943)
   starred   
William Holden, Eddie Bracken and Robert Benchley
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.
The Key (1958)
   starred   
William Holden, Sophia Loren and Trevor Howard
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...
Stalag 17 (1953)
   starred   
William Holden, Don Taylor and Otto Preminger
IMDB: 8.1/10. Director: Billy Wilder. Best Actor Oscar to William Holden
Our Town (1940)
   starred   
William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter and Beulah Bondi
Director: Sam Wood. "I don't want to get married.....I'M AFRAID!"
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   starred   
William Holden, Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins
IMDB: 8.5/10. Director: David Lean. Won 7 Oscars including best picture. Won 4 Baftas & 3 Golden Globes. National Film Preservation Board Award.






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