John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (1925–2001) was an American actor, with a career spanning six decades and garnering eight Oscar nominations (including two wins).Actor Chris Lemmon is his son.
- Mister Roberts (1955) as Ensign Frank Pulvernote
- Bell, Book and Candle (1958) as Nicky Holroyd
- Some Like It Hot (1959) as Jerry/"Daphne"
- The Apartment (1960) as C. C. Baxter
- The Wackiest Ship In The Army (1960) as Lt. Rip Crandall
- Days of Wine and Roses (1962) as Joe Clay
- The Great Race (1965) as Professor Fate/Prince Hapnick
- The Fortune Cookie (1966) as Harry Hinkle
- The Odd Couple (1968) as Felix Ungar
- Save the Tiger (1973) as Harry Stonernote
- The Front Page (1974) as Hildy Johnson
- Airport '77 (1977) as Capt. Don Gallagher
- The China Syndrome (1979) as Jack Godell
- Missing (1982) as Ed Horman
- JFK (1991) as Jack Martin
- The Player (1992) As Himself
- Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) as Shelley Levene
- Short Cuts (1993) as Paul Finnigan
- Grumpy Old Men (1993) as John Gustafson
- Grumpier Old Men (1995) as John Gustafson
- My Fellow Americans (1996) as President Russell P. Kramer
- Hamlet (1996) as Marcellus
- The Odd Couple II (1998) as Felix Ungar
- The Legend Of Bagger Vance (2000) as Narrator
Tropes associated with Jack Lemmon and his characters include:
- Born in an Elevator: Lemmon was, in real life.
- Ivy League for Everyone: Went to Harvard before going into acting.
- Those Two Actors: Appeared in ten movies with his good friend Walter Matthau, although in one of them (JFK) they have no shared scenes. Matthau also starred in Lemmon's sole directorial effort, 1971's Kotch.