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Yul Brynner

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Yul Brynner ( July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born American actor of stage and film. He was best known for his portrayal of Mongkut, king of Siam, in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the film version; he also played the role more than 4,500 times on stage. He is also remembered as Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille film The Ten Commandments, General Bounine in Anastasia and Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven. Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice and for his shaven head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it for his initial role in The King and I. He was also a photographer and the author of two books. Description above from the Wikipedia Yul Brynner, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 11, 1920 In Vladivostok, Russia
Movie/TV Credits:
48
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures 2003-08-10
Known For
Poster of My Sister Maria
Poster of Flight From Ashiya
Poster of Surprise Package
Poster of Once More, with Feeling!
Filmography
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures Self 2003-08-10
Movie My Sister Maria Himself (archive) 2002-03-01
Movie Futureworld The Gunslinger 1976-08-13
Movie Death Rage Peter Marciani 1976-10-22
Movie The Ultimate Warrior Carson 1975-10-02
Movie Westworld The Gunslinger 1973-11-21
Movie The Serpent Col. Alexi Vlassov 1973-04-07
Movie Fuzz The Deaf Man 1972-07-14
Series Anna and the King King Mongkut 1972-09-17
Movie The Light at the Edge of the World Jonathan Kongre 1971-07-16
Movie Romance of a Horsethief Captain Stoloff 1971-08-17
Movie Catlow Catlow 1971-10-01
Movie Adios Sabata Sabata / Indio Black 1970-09-30
Movie The Battle of Neretva Vlado 1969-10-07
Movie The Madwoman of Chaillot The Chairman 1969-10-12
Movie The File of the Golden Goose Peter Novak 1969-10-13
Movie The Magic Christian Transvestite Cabaret Singer 1969-12-12
Movie Villa Rides Pancho Villa 1968-05-29
Movie The Long Duel Sultan 1967-07-27
Movie The Double Man Dan Slater / Kalmar 1967-04-25
Movie Poppies Are Also Flowers Colonel Salem 1966-10-16
Movie Cast a Giant Shadow Asher Gonen 1966-03-30
Movie Return of the Seven Chris Adams 1966-10-19
Movie Triple Cross Baron von Grunen 1966-12-09
Movie Morituri Captain Müller 1965-08-24
Movie Flight From Ashiya TSgt. Mike Takashima 1964-03-25
Movie Invitation to a Gunfighter Jules Gaspard d'Estaing 1964-10-14
Movie Kings of the Sun Chief Black Eagle 1963-12-18
Movie Escape From Zahrain Sharif 1962-05-23
Movie Taras Bulba Taras Bulba 1962-11-21
Movie Once More, with Feeling! Victor Fabian 1960-02-11
Movie The Magnificent Seven Chris Adams 1960-10-22
Movie Testament of Orpheus L'huissier / Court usher (uncredited) 1960-02-18
Movie Surprise Package Nico March 1960-09-29
Movie The Journey Major Surov 1959-02-19
Movie Solomon and Sheba Solomon 1959-12-25
Movie The Sound and the Fury Jason Compson 1959-03-27
Movie The Brothers Karamazov Dmitri Karamazov 1958-02-20
Movie The Buccaneer Jean Lafitte 1958-12-11
Movie The Ten Commandments Rameses 1956-10-05
Movie The King and I King Mongkut of Siam 1956-06-29
Movie Anastasia General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine 1956-12-13
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Port of New York Paul Vicola 1949-11-28
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07