Later he took roles that went against his initial ""tough guy"" image.
In the late 1950s Lancaster abandoned his ""all-American"" image and came to be regarded as one of the best actors of his generation.
Lancaster was nominated four times for Academy Awards and won once - for his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960.
He also won a Golden Globe for that performance and BAFTA Awards for The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and Atlantic City (1980).
His production company, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, was the most successful and innovative star-driven independent production company in Hollywood of the 1950s, making movies such as Marty (1955), Trapeze (1956), and Sweet Smell of Success (1957).
Lancaster also directed two films: The Kentuckian (1955) and The Midnight Man (1974).
In 1999, the American Film Institute named Lancaster nineteenth among the greatest male stars of all time.
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In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career and Personal life right away: The Killers (1946 film), Rope of Sand, The Flame and the Arrow, Mister 880, Vengeance Valley, Jim Thorpe - All-American, Jim Thorpe, Ten Tall Men, The Crimson Pirate, Come Back, Little Sheba (1952 film), South Sea Woman, From Here to Eternity, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, Three Sailors and a Girl, His Majesty O'Keefe, Apache (film), Vera Cruz (film), The Kentuckian, The Rose Tattoo, Trapeze (film), The Rainmaker (1956 film), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (film), Wyatt Earp, Sweet Smell of Success, Run Silent, Run Deep, Separate Tables (film), The Devil's Disciple (1959 film), The Unforgiven (1960 film), Elmer Gantry (film), The Young Savages, Judgment at Nuremberg, Birdman of Alcatraz (film), Robert Franklin Stroud, A Child Is Waiting, The Leopard (film), The List of Adrian Messenger, Seven Days in May, The Train, The Hallelujah Trail, The Professionals (film), The Scalphunters, The Swimmer (film), Castle Keep, The Gypsy Moths, Airport (1970 film), Lawman (film), Valdez Is Coming, Ulzana's Raid, Scorpio (film), Executive Action (film), The Midnight Man (1974 film), Conversation Piece (film), Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, 1900 (film), The Cassandra Crossing, Twilight's Last Gleaming, The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977 film), Go Tell the Spartans, Zulu Dawn, Atlantic City (1980 film), Cattle Annie and Little Britches (film), The Skin, Local Hero, The Osterman Weekend (film), Little Treasure, Tough Guys (1986 film), Il Giorno prima, Rocket Gibraltar, Field of Dreams, La Bottega dell'orefice
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