Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky; November 3, 1921 – August 30, 2003) was an American actor who was often cast in roles of police officers, gunfighters, or vigilantes in revenge-oriented plot lines.
The archetypal screen tough guy with weatherbeaten features--one film critic described his rugged looks as "a Clark Gable who had been left out in the sun too long"--Charles Bronson was born Charles Buchinsky, one of 15 children of struggling parents in Pennsylvania.
Apr 02, 2014 · American film actor Charles Bronson often played tough-guy, vigilante roles, and starred in films such as The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963), The Dirty Dozen (1967), The Mechanic...
The term "Charles Bronson" is frequently uttered in Reservoir Dogs (1992) in reference to a "tough guy". He was very active in raising funds for the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Capable of essaying a variety of types, from Russian to American Indian, from homicidal villain to tight-lipped hero, Bronson suddenly became a star at the age of 53.
Charles Arthur Salvador (formerly Charles Ali Ahmed; born Michael Gordon Peterson on 6 December 1952), better known as Charles Bronson, is a British criminal who has been referred to in the British press as the "most violent prisoner in Britain" and "Britain's most notorious prisoner".
Feb 22, 2021 · Charles Bronson was an actor from America. He was famous for the role of a police officer, gunfighter, and vigilante in the revenge-oriented plotline. He had long-term associations with film directors like Michael Winner and J. Lee Thompson. He is famous for his role in Death Wish.
Charles Bronson, original name Charles Dennis Buchinsky, (born November 3, 1921, Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died August 30, 2003, Los Angeles, California), American motion-picture and television actor who was best known for his portrayal of tough guys.
- McCarthyism (and Steve McQueen) Caused Name Change. Charles Bronson wasn’t always “Bronson”. He changed his last name from Buchinsky after taking a drive with his buddy, Steve McQueen.
- Started Smoking at Age 9. Like many actors in the 1950’s, Bronson smoked. What’s unusual about his case was that he started at age nine. While we’ll never know the exact reasons he first lit up, some point to family pressure.
- Wasn’t First Pick for Death Wish. It’s hard to imagine any of the Death Wish films without Charles Bronson. That said, he almost didn’t get the role. The movie itself was based on the 1972 novel and directed by Michael Winner.
- Deathly Afraid of Germs and Fire. In movies, Bronson played a tough guy. But in real life, he was far more human. For example, it was well known that he was terribly afraid of fire.
Charles Bronson, the grim-faced tough guy who built a European following before making his mark in the United States with action films including the "Death Wish'' series, died Saturday of...
- November 3, 1921
- August 30, 2003
Nov 13, 2009 · On August 30, 2003, the actor Charles Bronson, best known for his tough-guy roles in such films as The Dirty Dozen and the Death Wish franchise, dies at the age of 81 in Los Angeles. Bronson was...