James Coburn

1928 - 2002

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James Harrison Coburn III (August 31, 1928 – November 18, 2002) was an American film and television actor who was featured in more than 70 films, largely action roles, and made 100 television appearances during a 45-year career. Coburn was a capable, rough-hewn leading man, whose toothy grin and lanky physique made him a perfect tough guy in numerous leading and supporting roles in Westerns and action films, such as The Magnificent Seven, Hell Is for Heroes, The Great Escape, Charade, Our Man Flint, In Like Flint, The President's Analyst, Hard Times, Duck, You Sucker!, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and Cross of Iron. In 1998, Coburn won an Academy Award for his supporting role as Glen Whitehouse in Affliction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Coburn has received more than 7,204,410 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). James Coburn is the 257th most popular actor (up from 288th in 2019), the 493rd most popular biography from United States (up from 523rd in 2019) and the 127th most popular American Actor.

James Coburn is most famous for his roles in films such as "The Magnificent Seven" and "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid."

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  • 4.78

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Among actors, James Coburn ranks 257 out of 13,578Before him are Sidney Poitier, Malcolm McDowell, Mads Mikkelsen, Nick Nolte, Faye Dunaway, and Reese Witherspoon. After him are Angela Lansbury, Alan Bates, Bill Murray, Sylvia Kristel, Emma Thompson, and Talia Shire.

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Among people born in 1928, James Coburn ranks 27Before him are Jeanne Moreau, Yves Klein, Alexander Grothendieck, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and Shirley Temple. After him are Kim Yong-nam, Alvin Toffler, Elie Wiesel, Martin Cooper, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, and Martin Landau. Among people deceased in 2002, James Coburn ranks 18Before him are Ruth Handler, László Kubala, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Traudl Junge, and Chuck Jones. After him are Niki de Saint Phalle, Ivan Illich, Linda Lovelace, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Fritz Walter, and Abu Nidal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Coburn ranks 493 out of 20,380Before him are Buffalo Bill (1846), Nick Nolte (1941), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Dian Fossey (1932), Faye Dunaway (1941), and Reese Witherspoon (1976). After him are Eugene O'Neill (1888), Ray Kroc (1902), Patricia Highsmith (1921), George R. R. Martin (1948), Richard E. Byrd (1888), and Francis Fukuyama (1952).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Coburn ranks 127Before him are Shirley Temple (1928), John Malkovich (1953), Sidney Poitier (1927), Nick Nolte (1941), Faye Dunaway (1941), and Reese Witherspoon (1976). After him are Bill Murray (1950), Talia Shire (1946), John Cazale (1935), Jean Seberg (1938), Nancy Reagan (1921), and David Carradine (1936).

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