Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz; June 3, 1925 September 29, 2010) was an American film actor.
His career spanned six decades, but he was mostly popular in the 1950s and early 1960s. He played in more than 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to epic movies and serious drama. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances.
His filmography includes:
- Winchester '73 (1950; bit part as a cavalryman)
- Trapeze (1956)
- Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
- The Vikings (1958)
- The Defiant Ones (1958)
- Operation Petticoat (1959)
- Some Like It Hot (1959)
- Spartacus (1960)
- Paris When It Sizzles (1964; uncredited)
- The Great Race (1965)
- Don't Make Waves (1967)
- The Boston Strangler (1968)
- Rosemary's Baby (1968; voice cameo)
- Monte Carlo or Bust! (1969)
- The Persuaders! (1971)
- Sextette (1978)
- The Manitou (1978)
- The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1980)
Tropes associated with the actor:
- Those Two Actors:
- Curtis and Natalie Wood appeared in three films together (Kings Go Forth, Sex and The Single Girl, The Great Race) even though they absolutely loathed each other on set.
- He played alongside Kirk Douglas in The Vikings and Spartacus.
- He played with Jack Lemmon in two pictures, Some Like It Hot and The Great Race.