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"It's magic time."

John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor, with a career spanning six decades and garnering eight Academy Award nominations (including two wins).

Actor Chris Lemmon is his son.

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Tropes associated with Jack Lemmon's characters include:

  • Large Ham: When he wants to ham it up, he'll ham it up, particularly in comedies.
  • Star-Making Role: His Oscar-winning turn as Ensign Pulver in Mister Roberts.
  • 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.
  • Tom Hanks Syndrome: Was considered to be mainly a comedic actor prior to his Oscar-nominated role in Days of Wine and Roses which resulted in more dramatic parts (although he also continued doing comedies).


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