Ben Johnson

Actor | * 06/13/1918 († 77, 04/08/1996) | Foraker, Shidler, Oklahoma (United States of America (USA))
Francis Benjamin Johnson Jr. (June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996) was an American film and television actor, stuntman, and world-champion rodeo cowboy. Tall and laconic, Johnson brought authenticity to many roles in Westerns with his droll manner and expert horsemanship. The son of a rancher, Johnson arrived in Hollywood to deliver a consignment of horses for a film. He did stunt-double work for several years before breaking into acting with the help of John Ford. An elegiac portrayal of a former cowboy theater owner in the 1950s coming-of-age drama The Last Picture Show won Johnson the 1971 Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. Johnson also operated a horse-breeding ranch throughout his career. Although he said he had succeeded by sticking to what he knew, shrewd real estate investments made Johnson worth an estimated $100 million by his later years. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Western | Drama | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Ben Johnson

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
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Movies with Ben Johnson as Actor(79)

as himself2021 Hollywood on Horses
as Lance2011 Backstabber
as Arthur Cotton1996 The Evening Star
as Bronc Evans1995 Bonanza: Under Attack
as Hank Murphy1994 Angels in the Outfield
as Bronc Evans1993 Bonanza: The Return
as Geronimo Bill1992 Radio Flyer
as Laurienti1991 The Chase
as Eli Hix1989 Back to Back
as Vern Whitman1988 Stranger on My Land
as Six Fingered Jake1987 Cherry 2000
as Harry Burck Sr.1986 Let's Get Harry
as Bill Ward1985 Wild Horses
as Mr. Mason1984 Red Dawn
as Burly Cocks1984 Champions
as Uncle 'Black Jack' Traven1982 The Shadow Riders
as Cole Collins1982 Tex
as Sam Bellows1981 Ruckus
as Isum Gorch1981 Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.
as Carne1980 Terror Train
as Sheriff John Strong1980 The Hunter
as Felix1978 The Swarm
as himself1978 Inside 'the Swarm'
as Hollis1977 The Greatest
as John Colter1977 Grayeagle
as Captain J.D. Morales1976 The Town That Dreaded Sundown
as Sheriff Donald McKew1976 The Savage Bees
as Mister1975 Bite the Bullet
as Pearce1975 Breakheart Pass
as Marty Hollinger1975 Hustle
as Captain Harlin Tanner1974 The Sugarland Express
as Amos Fletcher1974 Locusts
as Jess Taylor1973 The Red Pony
as Sheriff 'Mean John' Simpson1973 Kid Blue
as Holly Gibson1973 Runaway!
as himself1973 Wayne Train
as Dwayne Birdsong1973 Blood Sport
as Jesse1973 The Train Robbers
as Melvin Purvis1973 Dillinger
as Buck Roan1972 Junior Bonner
as Jack Beynon1972 The Getaway
as Spinner1972 The Bull of the West
as Boland1972 Corky
as Sam the Lion1971 The Last Picture Show
as Jesse Bookbinder1971 Something Big
as James Pepper1970 Chisum
as Short Grub1969 The Undefeated
as Tector Gorch1969 The Wild Bunch
as Will Parker1969 Ride a Northbound Horse
as Marshal Dave Bliss1968 Hang 'em High
as Alex1967 Will Penny
as Jeff Harter1966 The Rare Breed
as Sheriff Barbee1966 Noon Wine
as Sergeant Chillum1965 Major Dundee
as Trooper Plumtree (uncredited)1964 Cheyenne Autumn
as Uncle Jim1961 Tomboy and the Champ
as Bob Amory1961 One-Eyed Jacks
as George Bradley1960 Ten Who Dared
as Capt. Thomas Thompson1958 Fort Bowie
as Montana Burriss1957 Slim Carter
as Luke Fargo1957 War Drums
as Frank Mason1956 Rebel in Town
as Chris Calloway1953 Shane
as Dan Light (as an adult)1952 Wild Stallion
as Ben Shelby1951 Fort Defiance
as Trooper Travis Tyree1950 Rio Grande
as Travis Blue1950 Wagon Master
as Sgt. Tyree1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
as Gregg Johnson1949 Mighty Joe Young
as Ranger1948 The Gallant Legion
as Posse man #11948 3 Godfathers
as Coach Driver (uncredited)1945 The Naughty Nineties
as Deputy (uncredited)1943 The Outlaw

TV Shows/Series with Ben Johnson as Actor(14)

Movies with Ben Johnson as Crew(1)

Crew/Stunts1943 Bordertown Gun Fighters

Full Name: Ben Johnson
Born: Thursday, 06/13 1918 (June) in Foraker, Shidler, Oklahoma (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 04/08 1996 (April) in Mesa (aged: 77)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Other names for Ben Johnson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Francis Benjamin Johnson Jr."
"Ben Johnson (Schauspieler)"
Ben Johnson frequently works together with these people:
Sam Peckinpah (20x, Crew)
L. Q. Jones (15x, Actor)
Harry Carey, Jr. (12x, Actor)
John Ford (11x, Crew)
John Wayne (9x, Actor)
Dabbs Greer (9x, Actor)
Dub Taylor (9x, Actor)
Edward Binns (9x, Actor)
John Hoyt (8x, Actor)
Alan Baxter (8x, Actor)
Lucien Ballard (8x, Crew)
Bing Russell (8x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:7784, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 01/14/2023