Victor McLaglen. won the Academy Awards' Best Actor Oscar in 1935 for " The Informer". McLaglen was a popular character actor, with a particular knack for playing drunks. He also usually played Irishmen. His most famous film remains Gunga Din (1939) with Cary Grant and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Also remembered for his role in "The Quiet Man". He died on Nov 7, 1959 from a heart attack at the age of 72.