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Douglas Fairbanks

Actor | * 05/23/1883 († 56, 12/12/1939) | Denver, Colorado, United States
Douglas Fairbanks (born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman; May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films including The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro but spent the early part of his career making comedies. Fairbanks was a founding member of United Artists. He was also a founding member of The Motion Picture Academy and hosted the 1st Academy Awards in 1929. With his marriage to Mary Pickford in 1920, the couple became Hollywood royalty and Fairbanks was referred to as "The King of Hollywood", a nickname later passed on to actor Clark Gable. Though widely considered as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the 1910s and 1920s, Fairbanks' career rapidly declined with the advent of the "talkies". His final film was The Private Life of Don Juan (1934). ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Romance / Love | Comedies | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Douglas Fairbanks

Academy Honorary Award

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Movies with Douglas Fairbanks as Actor(63)

as Himself (archive footage)2013 Birth of the Tramp
as Himself (archive footage)2008 Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies
as Himself (archive footage)2003 Chaplin Today: The Gold Rush
as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)2002 The Tramp and the Dictator
as Himself(archive footage)1985 What Do Those Old Films Mean?
as Himself (archive footage)1950 The Golden Twenties
as (archive footage)1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
as Steve Drexel1932 Mr. Robinson Crusoe
as Larry Day1930 Reaching for the Moon
as D'Artagnan1929 The Iron Mask
as Himself (uncredited)1928 Show People
as Himself (archive footage)1927 Одна из многих
as The Gaucho1927 The Gaucho
as Himself (uncredited)1927 Character Studies
as The Duke of Arnoldo / The Black Pirate1926 The Black Pirate
as Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
as Don Cesar de Vega / Zorro1925 Don Q Son of Zorro
as The Thief of Bagdad1924 The Thief of Bagdad
as Robin Hood1922 Robin Hood
as D'Artagnan1921 The Three Musketeers
as Charlie Jackson1921 The Nut
as Richard Marshall III / Richard Marshall IV / Richard Marshal V1920 The Mollycoddle
as Don Diego Vega / Señor Zorro1920 The Mark of Zorro
as Daniel Boone Brown1919 When the Clouds Roll By
as William Brooks1919 His Majesty, the American
as Teddy Drake1919 The Knickerbocker Buckaroo
as Dick Remington1918 Mr. Fix-It
as The Young Fellow1918 Say! Young Fellow
as Jerry Martin1918 He Comes Up Smiling
as George Travelwell1918 Bound In Morocco
as Headin' South1918 Headin' South
as Lt. Denton1918 Arizona
as Teddy Rutherford1917 In Again, Out Again
as Alexis Caesar Napoleon Brown1917 Reaching for the Moon
as 'Fancy Jim' Sherwood1917 The Man from Painted Post
as Jeff Hillington1917 Wild and Woolly
as Billy Gaynor1917 Down to Earth
as Ned Thacker / D'Artagnan1917 A Modern Musketeer
as Man on White Horse (uncredited)1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
as Steve O'Dare1916 Manhattan Madness
as Reggie Van Deuzen1916 Reggie Mixes In
as Pete Prindle1916 His Picture in the Papers
as Jimmie Conroy1916 The Matrimaniac
as Cassius Lee1916 American Aristocracy
as Augy Holliday1916 Flirting with Fate
as Lo Dorman1916 The Half-Breed
as Blaze Derringer1916 The Americano
as Passin' Through1916 The Good Bad Man
as Florian Amidon / Eugene Brassfield1915 Double Trouble
as Gerald1915 The Lamb

TV Shows/Series with Douglas Fairbanks as Actor(1)

as himself1983 Unknown Chaplin

Movies with Douglas Fairbanks as Crew(24)

Production/Producer1929 The Iron Mask
Writing/Story1927 The Gaucho
Writing/Story1926 The Black Pirate
Production/Producer1926 The Black Pirate
Writing/Story1924 The Thief of Bagdad
Production/Producer1924 The Thief of Bagdad
Production/Producer1922 Robin Hood
Writing/Story1922 Robin Hood
Production/Producer1921 The Three Musketeers
Writing/Scenario Writer1920 The Mark of Zorro
Writing/Story1919 When the Clouds Roll By
Production/Producer1919 When the Clouds Roll By
Writing/Scenario Writer1919 His Majesty, the American
Production/Producer1919 The Knickerbocker Buckaroo
Writing/Story1919 The Knickerbocker Buckaroo
Production/Producer1918 Mr. Fix-It
Production/Producer1918 Say! Young Fellow
Production/Producer1918 Bound In Morocco
Production/Producer1918 Headin' South
Directing/Director1918 Arizona
Writing/Writer1918 Arizona
Production/Producer1917 Reaching for the Moon
Writing/Scenario Writer1917 The Man from Painted Post
Writing/Writer1916 The Good Bad Man

Additional Information

Full Name: Douglas Fairbanks
Born: 05/23 1883 (May) in Denver
Died: Tuesday, 12/12 1939 (December) in Santa Monica (aged: 56)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Harvard University
Spouses (current/former): Mary Pickford, Sylvia Ashley
Father: Hezekiah Charles Ullman
Other names for Douglas Fairbanks (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman"
"Douglas Fairbanks senior"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:163552, Added: 07/06/2018, Last updated: 05/14/2019