Charles Bronson Movies

Charles Bronson played vigilante Paul Kersey five times in the Death Wish movies from 1974 to 1994.

Charles Bronson played vigilante Paul Kersey five times in the Death Wish movies from 1974 to 1994.

Want to know the best Charles Bronson movies?  How about the worst Charles Bronson movies?  Curious about Charles Bronson’s box office grosses or which Charles Bronson movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Charles Bronson movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which got the worst? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

Welcome to my Charles Bronson (1921-2003) Ultimate Movie Rankings career movie page. My first visit when I started researching Charles Bronson was to his IMDb page. I found that he had 160 acting credits from 1949 to 1999. That is over 3 projects a year for 50 years…a pretty impressive total. After throwing out 78 television performances and 12 uncredited bit parts that left 70 movies to research. I have ranked 61 of his movies from best to worst in this page.

So I know what you are thinking….where are the other 9 Charles Bronson movies? Well, I was unable to find box office numbers for 4 of his 1950’s quickie low budget films. And 4 of his movies he made in Europe from 1968-1972 never really got much of a release in North America….so they were not included. I do list the missing 13 movies at the bottom of the page.

This page will rank 61 Charles Bronson movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, cameos and movies that were not released in theaters were not included in the rankings.

Charles Bronson in 1968's Once Upon A Time In The West

Charles Bronson in 1968’s Once Upon A Time In The West

Charles Bronson Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Charles Bronson movies by the co-stars of his movies
  • Sort Charles Bronson movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Charles Bronson movies by yearly box office rank
  • Sort Charles Bronson movies how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Charles Bronson movie received.
  • Sort Charles Bronson movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
RankMovie (Year)UMR Co-Star LinksAdjusted B.O. Domestic (mil)Box Office Rank by YearCritic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)Henry Fonda & Jason Robards$34.0058th of 196890.00%00 / 0047.57
The Great Escape (1963)Steve McQueen & James Garner$154.6016th of 196389.00%01 / 0066.19
The Dirty Dozen (1967)Lee Marvin & Donald Sutherland$355.401st of 196786.50%04 / 0173.86
The Magnificent Seven (1960)Yul Brynner & Steve McQueen$78.5036th of 196085.33%01 / 0052.68
House of Wax (1953)Vincent Price$404.507th of 195382.00%00 / 0069.54
Pat and Mike (1952)Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn$89.4039th of 195280.00%01 / 0051.86
Hard Times (1975)James Coburn$70.4041st of 197578.00%00 / 0047.57
Vera Cruz (1954)Gary Cooper & Burt Lancaster$239.1015th of 195475.50%00 / 0066.48
The Indian Runner (1991)Directed by Sean Penn$0.40218th of 199172.00%00 / 0033.90
Mr. Majestyk (1974)Al Lettieri$47.8045th of 197470.00%00 / 0040.31
Apache (1954)Burt Lancaster$183.3023rd of 195469.50%00 / 0061.07
The Mob (1951)Ernest Borgnine & Broderick Crawford$50.60122nd of 195169.50%00 / 0040.50
Breakheart Pass (1975)Ben Johnson$26.5078th of 197668.50%00 / 0036.31
Death Hunt (1981)Lee Marvin$15.2083rd of 198168.00%00 / 0034.32
Death Wish (1974)Jeff Goldblum$120.2030th of 197468.00%00 / 0050.59
Battle of the Bulge (1965)Henry Fonda & Robert Ryan$113.9016th of 196667.00%00 / 0049.14
The Mechanic (1972)Jan-Michael Vincent$36.1057th of 197367.00%00 / 0037.09
Run of the Arrow (1957)Rod Steiger$37.60126th of 195767.00%00 / 0037.32
This Property Is Condemned (1966)Robert Redford & Natalie Wood$42.2056th of 196666.50%00 / 0037.80
Guns for San Sebastian (1968)Anthony Quinn$17.00112th of 196864.50%00 / 0032.96
Jubal (1956)Glenn Ford & Ernest Borgnine$78.8055th of 195663.50%00 / 0042.05
Red Sun (1971)Toshiro Mifune$34.1056th of 197163.50%00 / 0035.13
Riding Shotgun (1954)Randolph Scott$73.3068th of 195462.50%00 / 0040.74
Rider on the Rain (1970)Jill Ireland$15.2083rd of 197061.50%00 / 0032.51
Kid Galahad (1962)Elvis Presley$68.2036th in 196261.00%00 / 0039.24
Honor Among Thieves (1968)Alain Delon$16.50126th of 196861.00%00 / 0031.23
From Noon Till Three (1976)Jill Ireland$10.80135th of 197660.50%00 / 0030.11
Master of the World (1961)Vincent Price$45.6067th of 196159.00%00 / 0034.80
Chato's Land (1972)Jack Palance$23.9075th of 197258.50%00 / 0031.19
The Valachi Papers (1972)Jill Ireland$139.7025th of 197258.50%00 / 0049.14
Villa Rides (1968)Yul Brynner & Robert Mitchum$22.1075th of 196856.50%00 / 0029.99
A Thunder of Drums (1961)Richard Boone$24.40128th of 196156.00%00 / 0030.10
Machine-Gun Kelly (1958)Directed by Roger Corman$36.1094th of 195854.00%00 / 0030.98
The Stone Killer (1973)Martin Balsam$18.0088th of 197354.00%00 / 0028.17
The Family (1970)Jill Ireland$16.5075th of 197054.00%00 / 0027.94
Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)Rita Hayworth$127.7030th of 195452.00%01 / 0044.63
10 to Midnight (1983)Andrew Stevens$19.2080th of 198351.00%00 / 0026.95
Breakout (1975)Robert Duvall & John Huston$93.8025th of 197551.00%00 / 0038.51
Never So Few (1959)Frank Sinatra & Steve McQueen$118.4026th of 196049.50%00 / 0041.61
Love and Bullets (1979)Jill Ireland$8.40103rd of 197949.00%00 / 0024.33
Murphy's Law (1986)Carrie Snodgrass$22.6073rd of 198649.00%00 / 0026.53
St. Ives (1976)Jacqueline Bisset$27.6075th of `97649.00%00 / 0027.31
Guns of Diablo (1965)Kurt Russell$16.80129th of 196548.50%00 / 0025.40
Drum Beat (1954)Alan Ladd$157.1031st of 195548.50%00 / 0047.15
Cabo Blanco (1980)Jason Robards$6.40169th of 198047.50%00 / 0023.31
The Evil That Men Do (1984)Jose Ferrer$32.9068th of 198447.00%00 / 0027.19
Chino (1973)Jill Ireland$13.70124th of 197346.50%00 / 0023.98
Borderline (1980)Ed Harris$17.3098th of 198043.50%00 / 0023.12
Cold Sweat (1970)James Mason$14.8099th of 197043.50%00 / 0022.73
Telefon (1977)Lee Remick$44.4058th of 197843.50%00 / 0027.32
X-15 (1961)Mary Tyler Moore$22.80147th of 196143.50%00 / 0023.97
Messenger of Death (1988)John Ireland$6.30146th of 198842.00%00 / 0020.72
Death Wish 3 (1985)Martin Balsam$38.3054th of 198541.00%00 / 0025.21
Death Wish II (1982)Jill Ireland$46.2048th of 198240.50%00 / 0026.20
4 for Texas (1963)Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin$53.9041st of 196340.50%00 / 0027.39
The White Buffalo (1977)Jack Warden$15.30105th of 197738.50%00 / 0020.47
Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)Lesley-Anne Down$3.50179th of 199438.00%00 / 0018.40
Assassination (1987)Jill Ireland$16.40146th of 198737.00%00 / 0019.93
The Sandpiper (1965)Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton$137.607th of 196535.00%01 / 0138.78
Kinjite (1989)Nicole Eggert$7.30128th of 198934.50%00 / 0017.35
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)Kay Lenz$14.8099th of 198732.00%00 / 0017.33

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Charles Bronson Table

  1. Twelve Charles Bronson movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 19.67% of his movies listed. The Dirty Dozen (1967) was his biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Charles Bronson movie grosses $62.70 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  27 of Charles Bronson’s movies are rated as good movies…or 44.26% of his movies.  Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) is his highest rated movie while Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) was his lowest rated movie.
  4. Six Charles Bronson movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 9.83% of his movies.
  5. Two Charles Bronson movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 3.27% of his movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 39.86.  19 Charles Bronson movies scored higher that average….or 31.11% of his movies.  The Dirty Dozen (1967) got the the highest UMR Score while Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) got the lowest UMR Score.
Charles Bronson in 1963's The Great Escape

Charles Bronson in 1963’s The Great Escape

10 Possibly Interesting Facts About Charles Bronson

1. Charles Bronson(1921-2003) was born Charles Dennis Buchinsky.

2. Charles Bronson was one of 14 children born to a Lithuanian immigrant in Pennsylvania. Bronson started working in coal mines as a teenager before serving in World War II. He won a Purple Heart for wounds he received in combat.

3. Charles Bronson changed his name in 1955 due to concerns about the House Un-American Activites Committee(he thought it sounded too Russian). In some of his early successes like Apache, Vera Cruz and House of Wax he is listed in the credits as Charles Buchinsky.

4. Charles Bronson used the same approach to stardom as Clint Eastwood. Both started out in television, both went to Europe to make movies, both become international stars in Europe, and then both came back to the United States as stars. Bronson was actually offered the Man With No Name role in A Fistful of Dollars….but he passed and the role went to Eastwood. Meanwhile when Eastwood passed on Once Upon A Time In The West….the role went to Charles Bronson.

5. Roles that Charles Bronson turned down or was seriously considered for: Superman (Christopher Reeve part), Escape from New York (Kurt Russell part), A Fistful of Dollars (Eastwood part), Jaws (Robert Shaw part) and The French Connection (Gene Hackman part). The role that made Bronson a star in the United States, Death Wish, was originally written for Henry Fonda. Fonda was disgusted with the script and turned down the role.

6. Charles Bronson was married three times in his life. His marriage to Harriet Tendler(1949-1967) and his second marriage to Jill Ireland(1968-1990 her death) produced two children each. His final marriage was to Kim Weeks from 1998 until his death in 2003. He was the step father to David McCallum’s (NCIS) two children as well.

7. Charles Bronson and his wife, Jill Ireland, appeared in a total of 15 movies together. Besides her work along side of Bronson, Ireland is best remember as Spock’s love interest in the classic Star Trek episode…This Side of Paradise.

8. Charles Bronson was known as “le monster sacre” to the French movie going public. Le monster sacre means the sacred monster.

9. Here is a great trivia question…..Who is the only person to be a member of the Magnificent Seven and the Dirty Dozen…. not to mention he played one of the three roles that actually escaped the Great Escape….Mr. Charles Bronson.

10.  Check out Charles Bronson’s career compared to current and stars of the past on my Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time Table.

10A. The missing 9 Charles Bronson movies: 1954’s Crime Wave, Tennessee Champ. 1955’s Big House USA, Target Zero. 1958’s Showdown at Boot-Hill, Gang War, When Hell Broke Loose, 1970’s Lola, You Can’t Win Them All. 1971’s Someone Is Behind the Door. I will continue to search for some North America box office numbers for these movies so they can be included in this page.

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66 thoughts on “Charles Bronson Movies

  1. I was just watching again Once Upon a Time in the West and thought to check out this page. I’ve seen 37 movies on the list, plus You Can’t Win Them All (1970) co-starring Tony Curtis (glad he finally got his own page) and a little western Bronson did in 1958, Shoot-out at Boothill in which he interestingly plays a complex bounty hunter insecure about his height…not the typical role he would become famous for. But what I wanted to say is that in my mind, there is no doubt that Once Upon a Time was Charles Bronson’s greatest film as a star. He may have been 4th billed but it’s his movie all the way and he exudes a quiet, mysterious presence that would make the Man with the Harmonica one the iconic roles of cinema. When I was a little kid growing up in Europe and then Canada, Once Upon a Time had made Bronson maybe the most popular star in the world (albeit he would only become a top star in North America with Death Wish). In retrospect, his era of mega fame was relatively short, about a decade, and many of his subsequent movies are not that memorable. One that should be highlighted, however, is Le Passager de la pluie (Rider on the Rain) by renowned French director Rene Clement, a gripping psychological thriller that was successful at least in France. There, Bronson displays not only his usual machismo, but some subtle intelligence, charm and sensitivity as well (and Jill Ireland has a small role so this may answer the question of whether the two have ever been in a good film together). Not as great, but also worth noting are Red Sun, The Valachi Papers, Breakheart’s Pass and Hard Times. Of course for two decades before that, Bronson was a first-rate supporting player (and occasional lead of B-films) and has the unique distinction of appearing in the 3 of the most popular ensemble cast adventures of all times (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and The Dirty Dozen) making a strong impression in each one. All this considered, I think Bronson was a better actor than he was sometimes credited for and it’s too bad that in the US he became increasingly known only for his violent avenger roles – even though the first Death Wish was pretty good.

    1. Hey Phil
      1. Well good job….your total of 37 Tony Curtis movies watched put you on the top of our tally contest….I will have to update that on his page.
      2. You Can’t Win Them All is a movie that I have tried aand failed to get in our database…so far I am having no luck with that one.
      3. I agree with you about How The West Was Won….and yes…he was billed 4th….but he had the Eastwood role….which was by far the best in the movie.
      4. I also agree with you about how Bronson was the biggest star in the world back then….action sells tickets…and he was all about action.
      5. His trilogy of ensemble movies are awesome…and ones I re-watch all the time….with The Great Escape being my favorite.
      6. I think all of the Death Wish sequels really hurt his legacy.
      Good feedback.

      1. Hi Cogerson,
        1. I meant 37 movies on the Charles Bronson list, not Tony Curtis’ – so I humbly return the gold medal for that one! Not that I’m proud of it – many of Bronson’s movies do not exactly qualify as great cinema, but I enjoy watching him and seeing how his career slowly evolved from a bit player to a top star. Very unusual to see a supporting player emerge as a superstar at the age of almost 50.
        2. Yes, I see that The Great Escape is one of your favorites (and I saw it was one of your dad’s also) as well as several others commenters on this site. It’s certainly one of my all-time favorite films since I was 10 years old and I will probably provide more comments on this one day. For now, I would note that Bronson was indeed quite memorable in it as the tunnel king .The anxiety and tension he conveys towards the latter part of the film was very effective. Also, in The Magnificent 7, his few scenes with the village kids are some of the best moments of the movie and his career. This suggests he was quite capable of playing multi-dimensional characters when given the chance.

        1. Hey Phil…..I will fix that tally count on the Curtis page….still…poor Bern1960 was surpassed by Bob as well….so she goes Gold less for a little while longer. I will have to go back and see where your 37 Bronson movies rank.

          I agree….it is rare that a supporting player reaches superstar status. Everytime I watch The Great Escape…I am always glad that The Tunnel King gets away….and I always hope that one time Garner’s plane will have enough gas to make it to the border…sadly it has not happened yet…but one day…lol.

          Thanks for the clarification on the tally count.

  2. ROBERT ROY.
    July 21, 2016 at 6:57 am
    1 Charlie’s career falls distinctly into two parts and this very welcome update from Bruce faithfully charts the box office figures that can be credited to each part

    2 The first part of the career was from his film debut in 1951 until about 1969 when he served a very long apprenticeship playing second fiddle or even less to the likes of Ladd, Glenn Ford, Burt Lancaster, the Burtons, Mitchum and Brynner. He had a larger than usual part in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) but was still just 4th billed in that movie and it was anyway a low grosser in the States.

    3 The Top Star stand alone 2nd part of his career was from around 1970 until 1994 when he brought out the 4th and final Death Wish film which virtually nobody went to see in the States He made 30 films in those years and they amounted to just around 0.930 million overall in inflation adjusted domestic grosses which is a paltry 0.31 million per movie.

    4 Indeed a close analyses of Bruce’s figures illustrates that of those 30 stand-alones just two movies got into the Cogerson 100 million bracket and in all only four out of the thirty films are credited with an individual domestic gross of over 70 million dollars. Most of the remainder are well below even the 50 million dollar mark.

    5 However Tony Curtis opined that Charles was an especially massive star outside the States
    but because foreign grosses were not at that time (the early 70s) widely reported Charlie’s
    box office appeal was under-valued in America.

    6 It could be therefore that more than is the case with most stars we would need some idea of Charlie’s worldwide grosses before we can place his box office success in a reasonable overall context.

    7 Action heroes often achieve more with foreign than domestic earnings. For example whilst the individual worldwide grosses that I have seen for Jean Claude Van Damme films have been sporadic I did once glimpse overall figures in Box Office Mojo that suggested that Jean Claude’s foreign grosses were three times his US ones.

    8 By my rough calculation in inflation adjusted figures his US total gross was around the billion mark whereas his foreign earnings were approx 3 billion – a worldwide adjusted gross of approx 4 billion or just under.

    9 Regardless of all that the Charles Bronson of 1970-1995 has always been one of my personal favourite action stars and I find him very entertaining to watch even in humdrum films. Perhaps here I’m proving Tony’s point as I am not American !!

    10 He had no great acting range but one critic in my view shrewdly observed that Bronson’s stock-in-trade was the ability to convey quiet menace on the screen like no other actor. Not for him the bawling and yelling of a Lee J Cobb. In his films Charles was repeatedly able to build up the audience’s feeling of tension and danger in the low-key way Glenn Ford succeeded in doing in the hotel scenes with Van Heflin in 3.10 to Yuma

    11 His two big Cogerson 100 million dollar stand-alone films were of course The Valachi Papers and the first Death Wish. The Valachi Papers was about the Mafia and Charles may have been lucky in that it came out at the time when the US was enthralled with Godfathers.

    12 However sociologists have opined that Death Wish resonated with American audiences because at that time the ordinary citizen had lost a degree of confidence in the official law enforcement agencies to protect the general public and the vigilante was therefore seen as a kind of a Robin Hood figure who protected the weak. Certainly if audiences sought comfort in that respect Charlie was their ideal man.
    .

    Name
    ROBERT ROY.

    1. Hey Bob.
      1. Like Steve wrote….this is a great comment.
      2. I agree…..he was a supporting actor for most of his peak years….but he still created some memorable movie roles….The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape and Once Upon A Time in The West (which was supposed to be Clint Eastwood’s role….but then again….the spaghetti western trilogy that made Clint a star were meant for Bronson).
      3. Wow….good stats….glad my page was able to let you pull those out. You are right….if you take out The Valachi Papers and Death Wish…..the rest of his starring roles….are not impressive at the box office. I think Jason Statham might be the modern day Charles Bronson. Which is fitting especially since he has already remade one of Bronson’s movies…The Mechanic. They both (Charles and Jason) had/have a nice following…..but there movies have somewhat of a limited audience.
      4. Sorry….when it comes to overseas box office……that is a huge void…..maybe someday a resource will surface. But I agree he was very popular overseas. Action sells….Arnold, Bruce and Sly still sell lots of tickets overseas for sure.
      5. I can buy your rough estimation of his foreign box office numbers.
      6. I remember when I was first researching Valachi Papers…it was unknown to me…..when I was looking through Variety to find a box office rental number….I was looking at the bottom of their Top Grossers lists….at one point I was like….never going to find that number….and I gave up. About a week later I was back in those Variety listings and I was shocked to see Valachi Papers near the top of the list. If I had not caught that….it would probably the biggest mistake I have ever made on these pages. The current winner on that regard is From The Terrance ……I only underestimated that box office by $140 million….lol.
      7. Death Wish is about to get some renewed interest….as Bruce Willis is signed to appear in the reboot….maybe Bruce can crank out 5 Death Wish movies like Charles did…..or he could merge Die Hard with Death Wish….I can see it now ….coming to a theater soon….Bruce Willis in Die Wish or Death Hard…..lol
      Thanks for sharing some great information….it is greatly appreciated.

      1. Hey Bob….You know….all jokes aside….making Death Wish the sixth Die Hard movie is not actually crazy. Think about…McClane is retired….living in New York….a horrible crime happens to his family….no longer a cop….. he can no longer do anything about….he slowly drives him crazy……he pulls out his old guns….and rides the subway looking for trouble……he takes out a copy of bad guys…..now his old friends on the force have to catch him….all the while not really wanting to catch him. It sounds a heck of a lot better than McClane goes to Russia and destroys Russia….like part 5.

        1. BRUCE:

          1 Sadly for me as I am a big Bronson fan the Death Wish franchise can not hold a candle to the Die Hard one at the box office. I will ignore foreign earnings because we don’t have any for Charlie but his five Death Wish films total just around 225 million in inflated US grosses – an average of just 45 million. Wikipedia branded Death Wish 5 as a box office ‘disaster’

          2 Bruce’s Die Hard franchise on the other hand totals around 835 million in inflation adjusted domestic grosses – an average of a whopping 165 million+ over the five films and almost equal to the combined gross Charlie’s entire 30 films from 1970-1995.

          3 A recent in-depth article in an American magazine opined that the FRANCHISE was almost the template for modern stardom and it quoted the emergence of people like Stallone (with his three franchises) to prove the point.

          4 Bruce was in the first two Expendables films with Stallone but I read that he was excluded from the 3rd because he wanted too much money. Some critics try to bracket Stallone and Willis because of their action hero films but I don’t think Sly has the same acting range as Bruce and I couldn’t have seen Sly doing highly sensitive parts like 6th Sense.

          5 Your links column clearly brings out something that is never generally mentioned – what a prolific screen team were Charlie and Jill Ireland. Doris and Rock are hailed as a great team and they made only 3 films together. I am aware that the Bronson/Ireland films were mainly low grossers and were not artistic classics; but there were 8 of them according to your list and surely that entitles Charlie and Jill to some credit as a screen team?

          BOB

          PS:
          (1) I am of course quoting your own figures back to you above.
          (2) In my main post I wrongly said that Death Wish 4 was the final film in the franchise whereas DW 5 was the last one. I make that mistake all the time because the income of DW 5 was so abysmal.

          1. When Jill Ireland was on the set of the Star Trek episode where she guest starred, Bronson was on set and Leonard Nimoy was in Spock makeup and afraid.

            He pointed out to him all the time that this was a TV show only.

          2. Hey Bob
            1. I like it….I have lots of stories about Bruce Willis….he is my Brando…..we are currently in the 1960s part of Willis’ career….things look bleak….but the Godfather is coming.
            2. Even Death Wish was not a huge box office winner…..and the Death Wish movies from Cannon were pretty much in and out of a theater and in video stores in a few months.
            3. At this time it seems that Die Hard is the last thing keeping Bruce relevant…..amazing what the prospect of making lots of money can do.
            4. Yep Bruce took it on the chin when he did not take the original deal….in fairness to Bruce (I admit I am biased)…if Bruce had appeared in the movie…..he would have been a huge part of the promotions for the movie….so they were willing to use him…seems only fair he would try and use them too.
            5. Jill and Charles made lots of movies together….but is there a classic among the bunch?…heck is there a really good movie in the bunch? Maybe The Valachi Papers is good (I have not seen that one)…the rest are pretty unmemorable….at least from my viewpoint.
            As always…thanks for your thoughts on movies.

    2. I will have to respectfully disagree about acting range here Bobby. It is true that once you are steereotyped in a type of role, you are not given the opportunity to do much more thn one type of role.

      He had great range when he was doing smaller roles such as the fabulous Harmonica and in the days when he went under his real name.

      Regarding me always talking about Henry Fonda, Mr. Fonda was originally offered The Death Wish franchise, but found it disgusting to be a viginlante.

      Originally, I could not figure out why he was so outspoken about why he turned down the role. Why not say something like: It’s a bad script?

      Then Peter and Jane did the featurette in which they reveal that Henry witnessed a lynching and that this had a profound afftect on me much in the same way, I think, that knowing so many artistic people who committed suicide has had on me.

      1. I meant to say it had a profound affect on Henry. However, knowing this featurette had a profound affect on my attitude towards the entire Fonda family.

      2. It’s all relative Flora…I was comparing Charlie’s range with that of acknowledged GREAT actors like Greg, Widmark and Fonda. I don’t think he’s in that class but he is still massively entertaining.

        Anyway thanks for responding to my post. Enjoyed your extended poem on 3.10 to Yuma Also great fun.

        BOBBY

        1. Thank you Bobby.
          And I am sorry that we misunderstood each other earlier due to the fact that usually we are joking.

          When you eliminate facial expressions, it is often hard to tell.

  3. An update on one of my favorite actors. Nice. er what did you update if I may be so bold? Box Office figures?

    House of Wax was a big hit for WB thanks to its successful use of 3D, a year later and people were already losing interest in the new gimmick.

    Looking at the list there are only a handful of Charlie Bronson films I haven’t seen. I must be a fan.

    Never much liked Newman, Redford or Beatty and would avoid their films if possible but Bronson, Coburn and McQueen were my faves back in the 70s.

      1. Was almost going to write and give u the reply but I take it from your link reference that you’re
        casting the net out again to see who’ll bite !!!

        “You can fool all of the people some of the time!”

        1. It didn’t occur to me until after I posted that comment that those three actors were in two of my favorite films together. I’d just finished that John Sturges video yesterday, it still has that new car smell. 🙂

          I let Bruce handle the box office on his site while I go off and do my own thing at youtube, sometimes our ratings match but not always. I think he was quite happy with the top spot on my Sturges video.

      2. I am guessing that I already wrote about this video on Hubpages.

        I’ve seen all the films of course.

        And I am partial – I mean I LOVE – the posters with McQueen, Widmark, Peck etc.

        1. I love those posters too Flora. One of my main excuses for compiling those videos is to show off those wonderful old posters from all over the world.

          1. It is a great “excuse” – it is too bad that people don’t make those posters anymore – or at least not as often.

            Like I have said before, the reeason I write on this site for free is simply because this is a site that exists and I love to talk to people all over he world about these artists.

    1. Steve Steve Steve…..lots of stuff got updated.
      (1) Two new to this page movies were added
      (2) Yearly box office rank for all of his movies were added
      (3) Co-star UMR links were added
      (4) New box office grosses were used….as how we calculate how we turn rentals into gross has changed
      (5) And at your suggestion….we have changed the formula for calculating UMR score…the new formula adds in more review input and less box office input.
      Pretty much had to do all 61 movies again.

      House of Wax 3D is pretty much caused the 3D craze…..it exploded at the box office…..and then a flood of 3D movies came….but none reached the heights of Charlie’s House of Wax

      I pretty much avoided Beatty….but I have always liked Newman and Redford….as well as the Magnificent Three you mentioned.

      As always….thanks for checking out my latest.

      1. Was all that mentioned at the top? I’m sure I looked. That’s a lot of updates Bruce, good work amigo. The Great Escape is still too low though. [Bruce screams] No worries it will probably go up a step on the next update. [Bruce bites his fist]

        1. Hey Steve….you make a valid point….I did not mention the changes anywhere…..slowly I am getting all of these pages updated….thankfully I have crossed the halfway mark. Debbie and I were on a walk….and we were talking about the update process….she was kind enough to remind me that 2017 average movie ticket cost is coming soon…..so I will probably finish the update….and then have to update 400 plus pages again…lol.

          The Great Escape is in good shape….2nd according to critics and audiences…and 4th according to UMR…..happy with those rankings. It would have gotten 1st in UMR if it had been a bigger hit…..it was a hit…..but not a monster hit. Thanks for the input….hope people find your John Sturges video.

      2. Yes, I have seen Beatty films and there are some films of his I quite like.

        It is interesting that many of the films of his I have seen (Beatty) are those which I enjoy have a great ensemble cast.

        My favourite of his is the remake of Here Comes Mr. Jordan – His version changes the sport to Football and has the same title as an unrelated Don Ameche film, although both involve the afterlife: Heaven Can Wait.

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