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Douglas Fairbanks

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro. An astute businessman, Fairbanks was a founding member of United Artists. Fairbanks was also a founding member of The Motion Picture Academy and hosted the first Oscars Ceremony in 1929. With his marriage to Mary Pickford in 1920, the couple became Hollywood royalty with Fairbanks constantly referred to as "The King of Hollywood", a nickname later passed on to actor Clark Gable.

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May 22, 1883 In Denver, Colorado, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Lamb 1915-11-06
Latest Project:
Movie Propaganda: Engineering Consent 2018-05-29
Known For
Poster of Glorious Technicolor
Poster of The Big Parade of Comedy
Poster of Hollywood Without Make-Up
Poster of The Oscars
Movie Propaganda: Engineering Consent Himself (archive footage) 2018-05-29
Movie Cinecittà Babylon Himself - Actor (archive footage) 2017-06-14
Movie Birth of the Tramp Himself (archive footage) 2013-12-29
Movie Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies Himself (Archive Footage) 2008-08-29
Movie Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema 2007-05-23
Movie Chaplin Today: The Gold Rush Himself (archive footage) 2003-07-01
Movie The Tramp and the Dictator Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2002-02-14
Movie Star Power: The Creation Of United Artists (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie Glorious Technicolor Self (archive footage) 1998-12-07
Movie What Do Those Old Films Mean? Himself(archive footage) 1985-11-16
Series Unknown Chaplin Himself 1983-01-05
Movie Hollywood My Home Town 1965-12-31
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy (archive footage) 1964-09-02
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Movie 30 Years of Fun 1963-02-10
Movie Days of Thrills and Laughter 1961-03-21
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie The Golden Twenties Himself (archive footage) 1950-04-07
Movie Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (archive footage) 1940-07-31
Movie The Private Life of Don Juan Don Juan 1934-01-01
Movie Mr. Robinson Crusoe Steve Drexel 1932-08-19
Movie The House That Shadows Built (archive footage) 1931-07-08
Movie Around the World with Douglas Fairbanks Himself 1931-12-12
Movie Reaching for the Moon Larry Day 1930-12-29
Movie The Iron Mask D'Artagnan 1929-02-21
Movie The Taming of the Shrew 1929-10-26
Movie Show People Himself (uncredited) 1928-11-20
Movie The Gaucho The Gaucho 1927-11-21
Movie One From Many Himself (archive footage) 1927-10-31
Movie A Kiss from Mary Pickford Himself 1927-09-08
Movie Character Studies Himself (uncredited) 1927-11-20
Movie The Black Pirate The Duke of Arnoldo / The Black Pirate 1926-03-08
Movie Don Q Son of Zorro Don Cesar de Vega / Zorro 1925-06-15
Movie Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited) 1925-12-25
Movie The Thief of Bagdad The Thief of Bagdad 1924-03-18
Movie Robin Hood Robin Hood 1922-10-18
Movie The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan 1921-08-28
Movie The Nut Charlie Jackson 1921-03-06
Movie The Mollycoddle Richard Marshall III / Richard Marshall IV / Richard Marshal V 1920-06-13
Movie The Mark of Zorro Don Diego Vega / Señor Zorro 1920-12-05
Movie The Knickerbocker Buckaroo Teddy Drake 1919-05-25
Movie His Majesty, the American William Brooks 1919-09-01
Movie Onze filmsterren Unknown 1919-11-22
Movie When the Clouds Roll By Daniel Boone Brown 1919-12-28
Movie Mr. Fix-It Dick Remington 1918-04-15
Movie Headin' South Headin' South 1918-02-25
Movie Say! Young Fellow The Young Fellow 1918-06-16
Movie Arizona Lt. Denton 1918-12-09
Movie Cupid Angling Unknown 1918-07-18
Movie He Comes Up Smiling Jerry Martin 1918-09-09
Movie Bound in Morocco George Travelwell 1918-07-28
Movie Down to Earth Billy Gaynor 1917-08-16
Movie In Again, Out Again Teddy Rutherford 1917-04-30
Movie Wild and Woolly Jeff Hillington 1917-06-24
Movie All-Star Production of Patriotic Episodes for the Second Liberty Loan Unknown 1917-10-01
Movie The Man from Painted Post 'Fancy Jim' Sherwood 1917-09-29
Movie A Modern Musketeer Ned Thacker / D'Artagnan 1917-12-30
Movie Reaching for the Moon Alexis Caesar Napoleon Brown 1917-11-16
Movie Reggie Mixes In Reggie Van Deuzen 1916-06-10
Movie The Good Bad Man Passin' Through 1916-04-21
Movie His Picture in the Papers Pete Prindle 1916-02-13
Movie Flirting with Fate Augy Holliday 1916-01-01
Movie The Mystery of the Leaping Fish 1916-06-11
Movie The Habit of Happiness Unknown 1916-03-12
Movie The Half-Breed Lo Dorman 1916-07-30
Movie The Americano Blaze Derringer 1916-12-23
Movie Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages Man on White Horse (uncredited) 1916-09-04
Movie The Matrimaniac Jimmie Conroy 1916-12-16
Movie American Aristocracy Cassius Lee 1916-11-11
Movie Manhattan Madness Steve O'Dare 1916-10-01
Movie The Lamb Gerald 1915-11-06
Movie Double Trouble Florian Amidon / Eugene Brassfield 1915-12-06