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The MOST VERSATILE ACTOR ever on film
- Bertie Puppy
NO other actor has played the variety of roles done by Burt. And all of them at the highest level of excellence. Count them; make your own list; compare them to other actors. Murderous thug. Drunken, abusive weakling. Corrupt, manipulative media genius. Clueless loudmouth buffon. (Rose Tatoo) Swashbuckler. Bombastic super-evangalist. Peddler of dreams. Amateur athlete. Professional athlete. Birdman - I have no adjectives. Hitler-esque megalomaniac (7 Days in May) Tragic Apache man. and on and on. Loud or quiet, strong or weak, hero or villain, he played them all. If great acting is defined as the ability to play a wide variety of roles, then Burt Lancaster is the champ. I know of no one else, man or woman, who even comes close.
Burt Lancaster Movies
I'm a fan of Burt Lancaster and have collected many of his movies. I have only NOT seen some limited number of his movies. I understand November will be Burt's TCM month and I cannot be happier for that. Unfortunately, TCM always airs the same titlels of Burt Lancaster and others for that matter. I, other Burt fans as well as other movie lovers like to see Burt's other less known titles such as: The Betrothed (1990) Control (1987) Barnum (1986) Little Treasure (1985) Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981) Arthur Miller on Home Ground (1979) Victory at Entebbe (1976) Midnight Man, The (1974) The Heart of Show Business (1957) Three Sailors and a Girl (1953) Ten Tall Men (1951) I Walk Alone (1948)
Mad About Him!!!
I've had a major crush on Burt Lancaster since I was a child. Every movie he's made has been fantastic. I especially loved him in The Killers, The Sweet Smell of Success, Airport, etc. When he kissed Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity, I wished it had been me!!!
- David Atkins
Burt Lancaster always conducted himself with Integrity. Mr. Lancaster starred in several films that have stuck with me all my life: 'Birdman of Alcratraz' and 'Judgement at Nuremburg' which also starred Spencer Tracy in his legendary performance and Max Schell who won the Oscar. Burt Lancaster was a Oscar winner for 'Elmer Gantry', Mr. Lancaster also teamed with another great talent Kirk Douglas in a series of films. Their last movie together was aptly titled 'Tough Guys'. Burt Lancaster also thru His Hecht Hill Lancaster unit produced several classic films including 'Marty'. In his great career Burt Lancaster also worked with Rita Hayworth, David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Spencer Tracy, Ava Gardner, Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tony Curtis et al. To some The Crimson Pirate is the apothesis of Lancaster's ability and as John Frankenheim once noted 'no one has ever been more handsome than Burt Lancaster in 'The Crimson Pirate'.
Burt Lancaster:What a fabulous performer
I've liked this wonderful actor my whole life. So athletic and so handsome and so fun to watch on screen. He made so many memorable movies and I have so many favorites.Just loved him in "The Train" but when I saw "The Leopard" I was just enthralled.
He has always been a favorite of mine . Such energy and excitement on screen !
At 75, I stll love Burt Lancaster.
- Norma Tassler
When Burt returned from the war, he appeared in person on stage, with Nick Kravatt, at the Capitol Theatre in New York City. It was then at a young and tender age--I fell in love for the first time. I stood on line every day, during the week he appeared, in the cold December weather, to be sure to be the first to get a front-row seat. I grew to understand and admire his great talent and throughout my life I've thrilled to his performances on film. I married, raised three children and am now a proud grandmother. And yet, at age 75, I still thrill to the sight of Burt--larger than life and still the most beautiful man I've ever seen. Norma Tassler Miami, FL.
burt lancaster: gentleman tough guy:
- robert beatty
burt lancaster was one of the biggest stars of the 40's and 50's. the ex circus performer turned movie star with his break through debut in "the killers". lancaster would go on giving riveting performances in such classics as "from here to eternity", "come back little sheba", "the rose tattoo", "trapeze", "sweet smell of success", "the train" and "the professionals". a handsome talented actor who was tall and masculine. a tough guy with class. lancaster and kirk douglas were rivals at the time but also good friends who foarmed their own production companies.
One Of The Best
- Matthew Decker
Just watch the energy and intensity leap off the screen. For a man who had no formal training as an actor, Burt Lancaster was one of the best at what he did. His award winning turn in Elmer Gantry should be required viewing for every dramatic arts class in the country.
Words Are Inadequate.
- Charles A. Reise
Words Are Inadequate.
Burt Lancaster has quite a presence
I've know about Burt Lancaster for quite a while, but only now have I really given him his due attention. I've seen four of his films so far and each has been memorable. My favourite performance of his is as J.J Hunsecker in Sweet Smell of Success. He was quite chilling in that film. It was a role that really showed me his versatility and the extent of his talents, for it's nothing like the other roles of his I've seen. I think Burt just oozes with charisma. What makes him truly endearing to me is the tenderness you can sometimes see in his eyes. Great actor! I can't wait to see more of his work.
An multi/talented actor with appeal to all
Burt Lancaster, to me was a very versatile actor in his own rights. he had a presence that was very appealing. He can go from being a tough guy to an down home backwoodsman, to an aging trapeze artist. Whenever I can get a chance,and it's not often, i love watching his movies. I wish Turner Classic will portrait Mr Lancaster in the future
Burt Lancaster A Man's Man
- Eugene Tywoniuk
Burt Lancaster although not an academy award winning actor, had a very strong impact on me. His presence in most of the films he was in were dominant and he was the equal if not dominant character in every picture he appeared. He was a Joy to watch because of his easy going style. You felt very comfortable watching him . A man's man.
No one like him
A handsome and talented actor who was all his own.
He's such a powerful amazing actor. He's got a great physique, one of the most gorgeous smiles and is soo handsome!
MY FAVORITE ACTOR
I THINK THAT HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST ACTORS THAT HAVE EVER LIVED.
For ME, the "greatest"
From the first time I saw Burt Lancaster in a movie, I was hooked. He was gorgeous, manly, funny and a great actor. If you haven't seen all his movies, make it a point to put them on your list. When I first saw "Trapeze", I sat through it twice! Back then they LET you! I'm not a writer, so I haven't got the words to tell you how special an actor who was also a "movie star", he was. He could make you laugh, cry and be starry eyed. According to this site he made 108 movies!! WOW. And every one a keeper.