History Creator / GregoryPeck

8th Apr '17 9:33:31 AM Kitchen90
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Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 June 12, 2003) was an American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. A tall, dark, clean-cut, all-American with a stirring voice and a sincere squint, he mostly made a career of playing [[IncorruptiblePurePureness incorruptible pillars of virtue and wisdom.]] Best known for his Oscar-winning turn as Atticus Finch in ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' (voted by the American Film Institute as the greatest hero in the history of American film, a week before Peck died), he played similarly admirable characters in films such as ''Literature/TheYearling'', ''Film/GentlemansAgreement'', ''Film/TwelveOClockHigh'', and ''Film/TheBigCountry''. The Gregory Peck Law goes like this:

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Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 June 12, 2003) was an American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. A tall, dark, clean-cut, all-American with a stirring voice and a sincere squint, he mostly made a career of playing [[IncorruptiblePurePureness incorruptible pillars of virtue and wisdom.]] Best known for his Oscar-winning turn as Atticus Finch in ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' (voted by the American Film Institute Creator/AmericanFilmInstitute as the greatest hero in the history of American film, a week before Peck died), he played similarly admirable characters in films such as ''Literature/TheYearling'', ''Film/GentlemansAgreement'', ''Film/TwelveOClockHigh'', and ''Film/TheBigCountry''. The Gregory Peck Law goes like this:



He also liked to occasionally [[PlayingAgainstType play way against type]], with roles such as bigoted rapist Lewt [=McCanles=] in ''Film/DuelInTheSun'', or Josef Mengele in ''Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil''. In real life, he had a reputation as a gentleman and was a classical NiceGuy - which is a key reason he enjoyed playing Atticus Finch so much. In fact, Harper Lee (who wrote ''To Kill a Mockingbird'') said he reminded her of her father (on whom she'd based Atticus Finch). So much so that she gave Peck her father's pocketwatch, and he wore it in the film.

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He also liked to occasionally [[PlayingAgainstType play way against type]], with roles such as bigoted rapist Lewt [=McCanles=] in ''Film/DuelInTheSun'', or Josef Mengele in ''Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil''. In real life, he had a reputation as a gentleman and was a classical NiceGuy - -- which is a key reason he enjoyed playing Atticus Finch so much. In fact, Harper Lee (who wrote ''To Kill a Mockingbird'') said he reminded her of her father (on whom she'd based Atticus Finch). So much so that she gave Peck her father's pocketwatch, and he wore it in the film.
10th Mar '17 3:08:44 AM JamesAustin
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A tall, dark, clean-cut, all-American actor with a stirring voice and a sincere squint, Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 June 12, 2003) mostly made a career of playing [[IncorruptiblePurePureness incorruptible pillars of virtue and wisdom.]] Best known for his Oscar-winning turn as Atticus Finch in ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' (voted by the American Film Institute as the greatest hero in the history of American film, a week before Peck died), he played similarly admirable characters in films such as ''Literature/TheYearling'', ''Film/GentlemansAgreement'', ''Film/TwelveOClockHigh'', and ''Film/TheBigCountry''. The Gregory Peck Law goes like this:

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A tall, dark, clean-cut, all-American actor with a stirring voice and a sincere squint, Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 June 12, 2003) was an American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. A tall, dark, clean-cut, all-American with a stirring voice and a sincere squint, he mostly made a career of playing [[IncorruptiblePurePureness incorruptible pillars of virtue and wisdom.]] Best known for his Oscar-winning turn as Atticus Finch in ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' (voted by the American Film Institute as the greatest hero in the history of American film, a week before Peck died), he played similarly admirable characters in films such as ''Literature/TheYearling'', ''Film/GentlemansAgreement'', ''Film/TwelveOClockHigh'', and ''Film/TheBigCountry''. The Gregory Peck Law goes like this:



He also liked to occasionally [[PlayingAgainstType play way against type]], with roles such as bigoted rapist Lewt [=McCanles=] in ''Duel in the Sun'', or Josef Mengele in ''Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil''. In real life, he had a reputation as a gentleman and was a classical NiceGuy - which is a key reason he enjoyed playing Atticus Finch so much. In fact, Harper Lee (who wrote ''To Kill a Mockingbird'') said he reminded her of her father (on whom she'd based Atticus Finch). So much so that she gave Peck her father's pocketwatch, and he wore it in the film.

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He also liked to occasionally [[PlayingAgainstType play way against type]], with roles such as bigoted rapist Lewt [=McCanles=] in ''Duel in the Sun'', ''Film/DuelInTheSun'', or Josef Mengele in ''Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil''. In real life, he had a reputation as a gentleman and was a classical NiceGuy - which is a key reason he enjoyed playing Atticus Finch so much. In fact, Harper Lee (who wrote ''To Kill a Mockingbird'') said he reminded her of her father (on whom she'd based Atticus Finch). So much so that she gave Peck her father's pocketwatch, and he wore it in the film.


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* ''Film/DuelInTheSun'' (1946)
26th Feb '17 2:35:26 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BadassBaritone: He is up there with JamesEarlJones and Sir ChristopherLee in terms of having a deep, distinctive voice.

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* BadassBaritone: He is up there with JamesEarlJones Creator/JamesEarlJones and Sir ChristopherLee Creator/ChristopherLee in terms of having a deep, distinctive voice.
4th Dec '16 10:06:49 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''Film/TheGunfighter'' (1950)
8th Oct '16 3:02:19 AM Aquila89
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Peck was married twice and had a total of five children (three from his first marriage, two from his second). Peck died of cardiorespiratory arrest and bronchial pneumonia in 2003.

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Peck was married twice and had a total of five children (three from his first marriage, two from his second). Peck He died of cardiorespiratory arrest and bronchial pneumonia in 2003.
8th Jul '16 4:42:33 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/AmazingGraceAndChuck'' (1987)
19th May '16 7:43:06 AM CainandAble
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* BadassBaritone: He is up there with JamesEarlJones and Sir ChristopherLee in terms of having a deep, distinctive voice.
30th Mar '16 1:38:55 PM Mdumas43073
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25th Mar '16 3:00:50 PM Mdumas43073
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