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Charles Bronson

1921 - 2003

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Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky; November 3, 1921 – August 30, 2003) was an American actor. Known for his "granite features and brawny physique," and action films, Bronson was born into extreme poverty, in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania. His father, a miner, died when Bronson was young. Bronson himself worked in the mines as well until joining the United States Army Air Forces in 1943 to fight in World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Bronson has received more than 18,552,734 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Bronson is the 33rd most popular actor (up from 39th in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from United States (up from 94th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Actor.

Charles Bronson is most famous for his many roles in films, such as The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Dirty Dozen, and Death Wish.

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  • 76.54

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  • 91

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  • 7.36

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  • 4.83

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Among actors, Charles Bronson ranks 33 out of 9,996Before him are Patrick Swayze, James Dean, Terence Hill, Romy Schneider, Jack Nicholson, and Vivien Leigh. After him are Sarah Bernhardt, Harrison Ford, Yul Brynner, Claudia Cardinale, Roger Moore, and Maggie Smith.

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Among people born in 1921, Charles Bronson ranks 2Before him is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. After him are Alexander Dubček, Astor Piazzolla, Stanisław Lem, Andrei Sakharov, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Michael I of Romania, Suharto, John Rawls, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, and Yves Montand. Among people deceased in 2003, Charles Bronson ranks 1After him are Katharine Hepburn, Idi Amin, Leni Riefenstahl, Johnny Cash, Gregory Peck, Robert K. Merton, Alija Izetbegović, Heydar Aliyev, Barry White, Maurice Gibb, and Nina Simone.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Bronson ranks 89 out of 18,182Before him are Jack Nicholson (1937), Samuel Morse (1791), Jeff Bezos (1964), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Tina Turner (1939), and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929). After him are Frank Sinatra (1915), Harrison Ford (1942), Joan Baez (1941), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Ted Bundy (1946), and Stan Lee (1922).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Charles Bronson ranks 15Before him are James Stewart (1908), Morgan Freeman (1937), Danny DeVito (1944), Patrick Swayze (1952), James Dean (1931), and Jack Nicholson (1937). After him are Harrison Ford (1942), Chuck Norris (1940), Meryl Streep (1949), Michael Douglas (1944), Debbie Reynolds (1932), and Nicolas Cage (1964).

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