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Henry Fonda

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With Mel Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn in WAR AND PEACE (1956).
Falsely accused in Hitchcock's THE WRONG MAN (1956).

With Lee J. Cobb in 12 ANGRY MEN (1957).

Click here "Original Theatrical Trailer" with Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Ed Begley, Jack Warden, Jack Klugman and Martin Balsam (a .MOV file courtesy AMC).

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More Memorable Quotations:

  • "You're a stench in the nostrils of honest men." --as Lt. Colonel Thursday in FORT APACHE (1948).
  • "A decent man does not want to kill. But if you're gonna shoot, shoot to kill." --as Morgan Hickman in THE TIN STAR (1957).
  • "Son, this is a Washington, D.C. kind of lie. It's when the other person knows you're lying and also knows you know he knows." --as Robert Leffingwell in ADVISE AND CONSENT (1962).
  • Click here "How can you trust a man that wears both a belt and suspenders?  Man can't even trust his own pants." --as Frank in ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968) (a .RM file).
  • "I don't want crowds of people watching me grow older." --as Norman Thayer in ON GOLDEN POND (1981).
  • "There's something to be said for a deviant lifestyle." --as Norman Thayer in ON GOLDEN POND (1981).
  • "We've been peeing indoors for forty years." --as Norman Thayer in ON GOLDEN POND (1981).
  • "You're right about me. I am fascinating. Now let's get back to talking about sex." --as Norman Thayer in ON GOLDEN POND (1981).

As the cantankerous Norman in ON GOLDEN POND (1981), the role for which Fonda won his first and only Best Actor Oscar shortly before he died.  In addition to being the only film Fonda made with fellow Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn, ON GOLDEN POND also marked the only film Fonda made with his daughter Jane.

Further Reading:

  • Fonda: my life by Henry Fonda as told to Howard Teichmann (New York: New American Library, c1981).
  • Henry Fonda : a bio-bibliography by Kevin Sweeney (New York: Greenwood Press, c1992).
  • Henry Fonda: a biography by Allen Roberts and Max Goldstein (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., c1984).

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