Yul Brynner

11 Jul 1920 - 10 Oct 1985

Actor

Yul Brynner ( July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born American actor of stage and film. He was best known for his portrayal of Mongkut, king of Siam, in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the film version; he also played the role more than 4,500 times on stage. He is also remembered as Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille film The Ten Commandments, General Bounine in Anastasia and Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven. Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice and for his shaven head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it for his initial role in The King and I. He was also a photographer and the author of two books.

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Filmography (30 titles)

(movie, 1976)
···Futureworld
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as The Gunslinger)
(movie, 1976)
···Con la rabbia agli occhi
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Peter Marciani)
(movie, 1973)
···Westworld
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller, Western
Role: Actor (as The Gunslinger)
(movie, 1973)
···Le serpent
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Col. Alexei Vlassov)
(movie, 1971)
···Catlow
Genre: Comedy, Western
Role: Actor (as Catlow)
Genre: Adventure
Role: Actor (as Jonathan Kongre)
Genre: Action, Western, War, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Sabata · Indio Black)
Genre: Action, War, Western
Role: Actor (as Sabata · Indio Black)
(movie, 1969)
···The File of the Golden Goose
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Peter Novak)
(movie, 1969)
···The Madwoman of Chaillot
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as The Chairman)
(movie, 1968)
···Villa Rides
Genre: War, Western
Role: Actor (as Pancho Villa)
(movie, 1967)
···The Long Duel
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sultan)
(movie, 1966)
···Triple Cross
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Baron von Grunen)
(movie, 1966)
···Return of the Seven
Genre: Action, Western
Role: Actor (as Chris Adams)
(movie, 1966)
···Cast a Giant Shadow
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Asher Gonen)
(movie, 1966)
···Poppies Are Also Flowers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Colonel Salem)
(movie, 1965)
···Morituri
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Captain Mueller)
(movie, 1964)
···Flight from Ashiya
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as TSgt. Mike Takashima)
(movie, 1964)
···Invitation to a Gunfighter
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Jules Gaspard d'Estaing)
(movie, 1963)
···Kings of the Sun
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chief Black Eagle)
(movie, 1962)
···Taras Bulba
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Taras Bulba)
(movie, 1960)
···The Magnificent Seven
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Role: Actor (as Chris Adams)
(movie, 1960)
···Once More, with Feeling!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Victor Fabian)
(movie, 1960)
···Surprise Package
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Nico March)
(movie, 1959)
···Solomon and Sheba
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Solomon)
(movie, 1959)
···The Journey
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Major Surov)
(movie, 1956)
···The Ten Commandments
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Ramses)
(movie, 1956)
···The King and I
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as King Mongkut of Siam)
(movie, 1956)
···Anastasia
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine)
(movie, 1949)
···Port of New York
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Role: Actor (as Paul Vicola)