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Anthony Quinn (I) (1915–2001)

Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at a Los Angeles (CA) film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life in extremely modest circumstances in Mexico, his ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia Auda Abu Tayi
La Strada
La Strada Zampanò
The Message
The Message Hamza
Zorba the Greek
Zorba the Greek Alexis Zorba


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 2000 Oriundi
Giuseppe Padovani
 1999 Camino de Santiago (TV Mini-Series)
Félix Foulé
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Félix Foulé
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Félix Foulé
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Félix Foulé
 1999 Cosby (TV Series)
Prof. Christo
- Lucas Illuminus (1999) ... Prof. Christo
 1999 Tierra de cañones
Sr. de Sicart
 1997 Il sindaco
Antonio Baracano
 1996 Freixenet 1996 (Short)
 1996 Gotti (TV Movie)
Neil Dellacroce
 1996 Seven Servants
 1995 La noche de los castillos (TV Series)
Rey Falop
- Episode dated 18 November 1995 (1995) ... Rey Falop
- Episode dated 11 November 1995 (1995) ... Rey Falop
- Episode dated 4 November 1995 (1995) ... Rey Falop
- Episode dated 28 October 1995 (1995) ... Rey Falop
- Episode dated 21 October 1995 (1995) ... Rey Falop
 1995 Il mago (TV Movie)
 1995 A Walk in the Clouds
Don Pedro Aragon
 1994 Hercules in the Underworld (TV Movie)
 1994 Somebody to Love
 1994 This Can't Be Love (TV Movie)
Michael Reyman
 1991 Only the Lonely
Nick Acropolis
 1991 A Star for Two
Dr. Gabriel Todd
 1990 The Old Man and the Sea (TV Movie)
 1990/I Revenge
 1989 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mr. Fuentes
- Surf's Up (1989) ... Mr. Fuentes
 1989 A Man of Passion
 1988 Stradivari
Antonio Stradivari
 1982 Regina Roma
 1981 Crosscurrent (TV Movie)
 1981 High Risk
 1981 The Salamander
Bruno Manzini
 1979 The Passage
The Basque
 1978 The Children of Sanchez
Jesús Sánchez
 1978 Caravans
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 2 (1977) ... Caiaphas
- Part 1 (1977) ... Caiaphas
 1977 Target of an Assassin
Ernest Hobday 'Sailor' Slade
 1976 The Inheritance
Gregorio Ferramonti
 1976 High Rollers
Philip Bang
 1974 The Destructors
Steve Ventura
 1973 The Don Is Dead
Don Angelo DiMorra
 1973 Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears
Erastus 'Deaf' Smith
 1972 Across 110th Street
Capt. Mattelli
 1971 The City (TV Movie)
Mayor Thomas Jefferson Alcala
 1970 R.P.M.
Prof. F.W.J. 'Paco' Perez
 1970 A Walk in the Spring Rain
Will Cade
 1967 The Rover
 1967 The Happening
Roc Delmonico
 1967 The 25th Hour
Johann Moritz
 1965 A High Wind in Jamaica
 1964 Behold a Pale Horse
 1960 Portrait in Black
Dr. David Rivera
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Thomas 'Tom' Healy
 1959 Last Train from Gun Hill
Craig Belden
 1959 Warlock
Tom Morgan
 1958 Hot Spell
John Henry Duval
 1957 Wild Is the Wind
 1957 The Ride Back
Bob Kallen
 1957 The River's Edge
Ben Cameron
 1956 The Wild Party
Tom Kupfen
 1956 Man from Del Rio
Dave Robles
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Rain on the Just (1956) ... Troke
 1951-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Clay Waldon
- The Long Trail (1954) ... Clay Waldon
- Dark Fleece (1951)
 1955 Seven Cities of Gold
Capt. Gaspar de Portola
 1955 The Magnificent Matador
Luís Santos
 1954 Attila
Attila (as Anthony Qvinn)
 1954 Ulysses
 1954 Angels of Darkness
Francesco Caserto
 1953 Blowing Wild
Ward 'Paco' Conway
 1953 East of Sumatra
 1953 Ride, Vaquero!
José Constantino Esqueda
 1953 City Beneath the Sea
Tony Bartlett
 1953 Seminole
 1952 Against All Flags
Capt. Roc Brasiliano
 1952 The Brigand
Prince Ramón
 1952 The World in His Arms
 1951 Mask of the Avenger
Viovanni Larocca
 1951 Danger (TV Series)
- Blue (1951)
 1951 The Brave Bulls
Raul Fuentes
 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- Partners (1951)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Babe Callahan
- Ned McCobb's Daughter (1951) ... Babe Callahan
 1947 Tycoon
 1947 The Imperfect Lady
Jose Martínez
 1947 California
Don Luís Rivera y Hernandez
 1945 Back to Bataan
Capt. Andrés Bonifácio
 1945 Where Do We Go from Here?
Chief Badger
 1945 China Sky
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Al Jackson
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
George Carroll
 1944 Ladies of Washington
Michael Romanescue
 1943 Guadalcanal Diary
Jesus ('Soose') Alvarez
 1942 The Black Swan
 1942 Road to Morocco
Mullay Kasim
 1942 Larceny, Inc.
Leo Dexter
 1941 The Perfect Snob
Alexander Moreno
 1941 Bullets for O'Hara
Tony Van Dyne
 1941 Thieves Fall Out
Chic Collins
 1941 Knockout
 1940 Texas Rangers Ride Again
Joe Yuma
 1940 The Ghost Breakers
Ramon Mederos / Francisco Mederos
 1940 Road to Singapore
 1940 Parole Fixer
Francis 'Big Boy' Bradmore
 1940 Emergency Squad
Nick Buller
 1939 Television Spy
 1939 Island of Lost Men
Chang Tai
 1939 Union Pacific
 1939 King of Chinatown
Mike Gordon
 1938 King of Alcatraz
Lou Gedney
 1938 Hunted Men
 1938 Tip-Off Girls
 1938 Dangerous to Know
Nicholas 'Nicki' Kusnoff
 1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Harry Morgan
 1937 Partners in Crime
Nicholas Mazaney
 1937 The Last Train from Madrid
Capt. Ricardo Álvarez
 1937 Under Strange Flags
Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
 1937 Waikiki Wedding
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low
The Don
 1936 Night Waitress
Gangster (uncredited)
 1936 The Plainsman
A Cheyenne Indian
 1936 Sworn Enemy
Gangster (uncredited)
 1936 Parole!
Zingo Browning
 1936 The Milky Way
Todd Fight Spectator (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He played Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," at the Harris Theater in Chicago, Illinois with Eulabelle Moore (African American woman); Peggy Rea (Eunice Hubbel); Russell Hardie (Harold "Mitch" Mitchell); Mary Welch (Stella Kowalski); Harry Kersey (Steve Hubbel); Uta Hagen (Blanche Dubois);... See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 8 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Anthony Qvinn


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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One of the reasons I did all the Greeks and Arab parts I did was because I was trying to identify myself as a man of the world. I lived in Greece, in France, Iran and all over the world, Spain, trying to find a niche where I would finally be accepted. See more »


Was scheduled to appear in the David Lean-directed "Nostromo" in 1991, but Lean died and the production came to a halt. See more »


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