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Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-six years, from 1925 to 1961, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through to the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood. His screen persona appealed strongly to both men and women, and his range of performances included roles in most major movie genres. Cooper's ability to project his own personality onto the characters he played contributed to his natural and authentic appearance on screen. Throughout his career, he sustained a screen persona that represented the ideal American hero.

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May 7, 1901 In Helena, Montana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Dick Turpin 1925-02-01
Latest Project:
Movie Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn 2015-08-18
Known For
Poster of Vera Cruz
Poster of High Noon
Poster of Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Poster of Lightnin' Flashes
Movie Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn Himself (archive footage) 2015-08-18
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Unknown 2014-02-01
Movie Complicated Women Himself (archive footage) 2003-05-06
Movie Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies Himself (archive footage) 2001-10-07
Movie Gary Cooper: The Face of a Hero Self / Various roles (archive footage) 1998-03-17
Movie The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Himself (archive footage) 1997-11-01
Movie Citizen Cohn Gary Cooper 1992-08-22
Movie Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire Himself (archive footage) 1991-07-15
Movie Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend Himself (archive footage) 1989-11-05
Movie The Last Remake of Beau Geste Beau Geste (Archive Footage) 1977-06-15
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Movie The Love Goddesses Unknown 1965-03-03
Movie Hollywood My Home Town Unknown 1965-12-31
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up Unknown 1963-07-01
Movie The Naked Edge George Radcliffe 1961-06-30
Movie I 10 del Texas (archive footage) 1961-01-01
Movie The Hanging Tree Dr. Joseph 'Doc' Frail 1959-03-13
Movie Alias Jesse James Cowboy (uncredited) 1959-03-20
Movie The Wreck of the Mary Deare Gideon Patch 1959-11-17
Movie They Came to Cordura Major Thomas Thorn 1959-06-01
Movie Ten North Frederick Joseph B. 'Joe' Chapin 1958-05-22
Movie Man of the West Link Jones 1958-09-30
Movie Love in the Afternoon Frank Flannagan 1957-05-29
Movie Friendly Persuasion Jess Birdwell 1956-11-25
Movie The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Col. Billy Mitchell 1955-12-31
Movie Garden of Evil Hooker 1954-07-09
Movie Vera Cruz Benjamin Trane 1954-12-25
Movie Return to Paradise Mr. Morgan 1953-07-19
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Blowing Wild Jeff Dawson 1953-09-16
Movie High Noon Marshal Will Kane 1952-06-09
Movie Springfield Rifle Maj. Alex 'Lex' Kearney 1952-10-22
Movie You're in the Navy Now Lt. John W. Harkness 1951-02-23
Movie It's a Big Country Texas 1951-11-20
Movie Starlift Gary Cooper 1951-12-14
Movie Distant Drums Capt. Quincy Wyatt 1951-12-25
Movie Bright Leaf Brant Royle 1950-06-16
Movie Dallas Blayde Hollister 1950-12-30
Movie Breakdowns of 1949 Himself 1949-01-01
Movie It's a Great Feeling Gary Cooper (uncredited) 1949-08-01
Movie The Fountainhead Howard Roark 1949-06-25
Movie Task Force Jonathan L. Scott 1949-08-30
Movie Snow Carnival Himself/Narrator 1949-12-17
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Good Sam Sam Clayton 1948-09-01
Movie Variety Girl Himself 1947-08-29
Movie Unconquered Captain Christopher Holden 1947-10-10
Movie Cloak and Dagger Prof. Alvah Jesper 1946-09-28
Movie Saratoga Trunk Colonel Clint Maroon 1945-11-21
Movie Along Came Jones Melody Jones 1945-07-19
Movie The Army Nurse Himself (archive footage) 1945-12-28
Movie The Story of Dr. Wassell Dr. Corydon M. Wassell 1944-07-04
Movie Breakdowns of 1944 Self 1944-01-01
Movie Casanova Brown Casanova (Cass) Brown 1944-08-23
Movie Memo for Joe Unknown 1944-08-10
Movie The Voice That Thrilled the World Himself (segment 'Sergeant York') (archive footage) 1943-01-01
Movie For Whom the Bell Tolls Robert Jordan 1943-07-12
Movie The Pride of the Yankees Henry Louis 'Lou' Gehrig 1942-07-14
Movie Meet John Doe Long John Willoughby 1941-03-14
Movie Sergeant York Alvin C. York 1941-09-27
Movie Ball of Fire Professor Bertram Potts 1941-12-02
Movie Breakdowns of 1941 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941-11-14
Movie The Westerner Cole Harden 1940-09-18
Movie North West Mounted Police Dusty Rivers 1940-10-22
Movie Beau Geste Beau Geste 1939-07-24
Movie The Real Glory Dr. Bill Canavan 1939-09-29
Movie Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Michael Brandon 1938-03-25
Movie The Cowboy and the Lady Stretch Willoughby 1938-11-17
Movie The Adventures of Marco Polo Marco Polo 1938-04-07
Movie Souls at Sea Michael 'Nuggin' Taylor 1937-09-03
Movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Longfellow Deeds 1936-04-09
Movie Desire Tom Bradley 1936-04-11
Movie Hollywood Boulevard Gary Cooper - Actor at Trocadero Bar (uncredited) 1936-08-20
Movie The General Died at Dawn O'Hara 1936-11-17
Movie The Plainsman Wild Bill Hickok 1936-11-16
Movie The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Alan McGregor 1935-01-11
Movie The Wedding Night Tony Barrett 1935-03-08
Movie Peter Ibbetson Peter Ibbetson 1935-11-07
Movie La Fiesta de Santa Barbara Himself 1935-12-07
Movie Operator 13 Captain Jack Gailliard 1934-06-08
Movie Now and Forever Jerry Day 1934-08-31
Movie Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove Himself 1934-12-01
Movie The Hollywood Gad-About Himself (uncredited) 1934-10-04
Movie Today We Live Richard Bogard 1933-03-03
Movie One Sunday Afternoon Biff Grimes 1933-09-01
Movie Design for Living George Curtis 1933-12-29
Movie Alice in Wonderland White Knight 1933-12-18
Movie Hollywood on Parade Unknown 1932-06-05
Movie Make Me a Star Himself (uncredited) 1932-07-01
Movie Devil and the Deep Lt. Sempter 1932-08-12
Movie A Farewell to Arms Lt. Frederic Henry 1932-12-08
Movie If I Had a Million Steve Gallagher 1932-12-02
Movie Fighting Caravans Clint Belmet 1931-02-01
Movie The Stolen Jools Newspaper Editor 1931-04-04
Movie His Woman Captain Sam Whalan 1931-11-20
Movie City Streets The Kid 1931-04-18
Movie I Take This Woman Tom McNair 1931-06-26
Movie Paramount on Parade Hunter (Dream Girl) 1930-04-22
Movie Seven Days' Leave Kenneth Downey 1930-01-24
Movie Only the Brave Capt. James Braydon 1930-03-07
Movie The Texan Enrique, aka 'Quico,' The Llano Kid 1930-05-10
Movie A Man from Wyoming Jim Baker 1930-07-12
Movie Morocco L├ęgionnaire Tom Brown 1930-11-14
Movie The Spoilers Roy Glenister 1930-09-20
Movie Wolf Song Sam Lash 1929-03-29
Movie Betrayal Andre Frey 1929-05-11
Movie The Virginian The Virginian 1929-11-09
Movie Doomsday Arnold Furze 1928-02-19
Movie Beau Sabreur Maj. Henri de Beaujolais 1928-01-22
Movie The Legion of the Condemned Gale Price 1928-03-10
Movie Lilac Time Capt. Philip Blythe 1928-10-18
Movie Half a Bride Unknown 1928-06-16
Movie The Shopworn Angel William Tyler 1928-12-29
Movie The First Kiss Mulligan Talbot 1928-08-17
Movie Children of Divorce Edward D. 'Ted' Larrabee 1927-04-25
Movie It Newspaper Reporter (uncredited) 1927-02-05
Movie The Last Outlaw Sheriff Buddy Hale 1927-07-01
Movie Nevada Nevada 1927-08-01
Movie Wings Cadet White 1927-08-12
Movie A Six Shootin' Romance (uncredited) 1926-03-07
Movie Lightnin' Wins Tom Harding 1926-10-04
Movie The Johnstown Flood Unknown 1926-02-28
Movie Old Ironsides Seaman 1926-12-06
Movie Lightnin' Flashes Unknown 1926-11-01
Movie The Winning of Barbara Worth Abe Lee 1926-10-14
Movie The Drug Store Cowboy Cowboy Whose Horse is Being Shod (uncredited) 1925-06-01
Movie Dick Turpin Crowd Extra (uncredited) 1925-02-01
Movie Wild Horse Mesa Cowboy 1925-09-13
Movie Riders of the Purple Sage Rider (uncredited) 1925-03-15
Movie The Eagle Masked Cossack (uncredited) 1925-11-08
Movie North Star Bit part (uncredited) 1925-12-27
Movie Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Roman Guard (uncredited) 1925-12-25
Movie The Vanishing American Extra (uncredited) 1925-10-15