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James Coburn (I) (1928–2002)


Lanky, charismatic and versatile actor with an amazing grin that put everyone at ease, James Coburn studied acting at UCLA, and then moved to New York to study under noted acting coach Stella Adler. After being noticed in several stage productions, Coburn appeared in a handful of minor westerns before being cast as the knife-throwing, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

(1998-99) TV commercials (voice): Chevrolet trucks See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

James H. Coburn | Jim Coburn

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Sam Peckinpah] He knew how to bring something out of an actor that even the actor didn't know was there. That's what an actor works for. What else is there? Saying lines, or being cute, or whatever. No. People think about that. People think that acting is an easy chore. "Why, I can do that". Like they have today. Tits and ass, and this studio who's always doing his trip. Shooting and killing ... See more »

Trivia:

Was a big fan of Seven Samurai (1954). His favorite character in that film eventually became the character he ended up playing in The Magnificent Seven (1960). See more »

Trademark:

Narrow eyes and wide mouth See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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