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Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

  • Bright Leaf (1950) September 16 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • One Sunday Afternoon (1933) September 22 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Westerner, The (1940) October 11 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • It's A Big Country (1952) October 15 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Love in the Afternoon (1957) October 24 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER


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Also Known As: Died: May 13, 1961
Born: May 7, 1901 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Helena, Montana, USA Profession: Cast ...


"You're positive he's going to ruin your picture. I froze in my tracks the first time I directed him ("The Pride of the Yankees"). I thought something was wrong with him, and I saw a milion-dollar production go glimmering. I was amazed at the results on the screen. What I thought was underplaying turned out to be just the right approach. On the screen, he's perfect, yet on the set you'd swear it's the worst job of acting in the history of motion pictures." --Sam Wood (who directed Cooper four times) from "The Complete Films of Gary Cooper" by Homer Dickens (Citadel 1991)

"I knew it was a natural for me. My dad used to sit me on his knee and tell me stories about the sheriffs he dealt with in his days on the Montana Supreme Court bench, and all those episodes of the bygone years suddenly came back to me in full blossom right out of "High Noon" ... The sheriff I was asked to play was different than any I'd ever known or heard about because Sheriff Kane had to stand alone, literally, against the lawless. It was a challenging role--and I loved it." --Gary Cooper (reprinted in "The Motion Picture Guide", Volume IV)

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