Walter Andrew Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was an American actor. Brennan is one of three men to win three acting Oscars (the other two being Jack Nicholson and Daniel Day-Lewis), having won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1936, 1938, and 1940.
Renowned as a gritty actor with plenty of presence, John Beck is ultimately best-known worldwide for playing the role of Mark Graison in Dallas during the mid-1980s, but is also well known for several other roles in which he played hard-ball businessmen. John first came to the attention of international audiences in 1973 when he played an underground leader in the Woody Allen sci-fi hit comedy “Sleeper”. That same year, he appeared in Sam Peckinpah’s western “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid”.
Rory Calhoun [1922-1999] starred in many western films, including River of No Return (1954) with Marilyn Monroe and Robert Mitchum. From 1959 to 1960 he starred in the CBS television series The Texan (1958). His final appearance, 70 years old but handsome as ever, was as Ernest Tucker in Pure Country (1992).
Playing a laconic lieutenant in his first film, Battle Cry 1955, Texas born Justus McQueen adopted the name of the character he portrayed named L.Q. Jones. A natural for Westerns both vocally and physically, Jones played supporting roles on several TV series and was seen in big-screen oaters through the 50s & 60s. He eventually teamed up with Sam Peckinpah for Ride the High Country 1962, Major Dundee 1965, The Wild Bunch 1969, The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970, and Pat Garret & Billy the Kid…
Horst Buchholz pursued making foreign films after becoming a familiar face with roles in thrillers and romantic films in his country Germany. With his youthful good looks, his first non-German film was the British film Tiger Bay 1959. The film won praise in both Germany and Britain, but it was Buchholz' next foreign film that secured his name in the history of classic films. This film was the epic Western, The Magnificent Seven 1960. He was a versatile performer, acting all kinds of roles.
Jan-Michael Vincent originally made a name for himself portraying rebellious young men bucking the system. His career in movies took off in the late 1960s and 1970s, appearing in high-profile productions alongside such stars as John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Charles Bronson, Slim Pickens and Robert Mitchum. He co-starred with Ernest Borgnine in the action–espionage series “Airwolf”, for which he is best known and remembered.