James Garner was bitten by the auto racing bug while filming “Grand Prix” in He did his own driving in the movie. He also was an accomplished off-road racer, who loved driving in the Mint 400 and in Baja.
Grand Prix (MGM, At the Academy Awards, Grand Prix won Oscars for Best Sound Effects (Gordon Daniel), Best Film Editing and Best Sound (Franklin Milton). John Frankenheimer was nominated for Outstanding Director.
Hour of the Gun. James Garner in his portrayal of Wyatt Earp, acts a mourning, vengeful agent of the law. This is not a role that suits Garner as as an actor who made his reputation as the funny, talkative Brett Maverick.