Yul Brynner

Television Director / Photographer / Writer / Musician / Actor | * 07/11/1920 († 65, 10/10/1985) | Vladivostok (Russia)
Yuliy Borisovich Briner (Russian: Юлий Борисович Бринер; July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985), known profesionally as Yul Brynner, was a Russian-American/Swiss actor, singer, and director, best known for his portrayal of King Mongkut in the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical The King and I, for which he won two Tony Awards, and later an Academy Award for Best Actor for the film adaptation. He played the role 4,625 times on stage and became known for his shaved head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it for The King and I. Considered one of the first Russian-American film stars, he was honored with a ceremony to put his handprints in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in 1956, and also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. He received the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Ramesses II in the Cecil B. DeMille epic The Ten Commandments (1956) and General Bounine in the film ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Adventure | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Yul Brynner

Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical Academy Award for Best Actor National Board of Review Award for Best Actor Special Tony Award Grammy Hall of Fame 28th Academy Awards Tony Awards Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical

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Movies with Yul Brynner as Actor(53)

as Self - Actor (archive footage)2020 Yul Brynner: The Magnificent
as Self (archive footage)2015 Spanish Western
as The King of Siam (segment "The King and I")2003 Broadway's Lost Treasures
as Himself (archive)2002 My Sister Maria
as Self (archive footage)1996 Ingrid Bergman Remembered
as Self (archive footage)1995 Yul Brynner: The Man Who Was King
as The Gunslinger1976 Futureworld
as Peter Marciani1976 Death Rage
as Carson1975 The Ultimate Warrior
as Col. Alexi Vlassov1973 The Serpent
as Self (uncredited)1973 On Location with Westworld
as The Gunslinger1973 Westworld
as The Deaf Man1972 Fuzz
as Captain Stoloff1971 Romance of a Horsethief
as Catlow1971 Catlow
as Jonathan Kongre1971 The Light at the Edge of the World
as Sabata / Indio Black1970 Adios Sabata
as Peter Novak1969 The File of the Golden Goose
as Transvestite Cabaret Singer1969 The Magic Christian
as The Chairman1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot
as Pancho Villa1968 Villa Rides
as Sultan1967 The Long Duel
as Dan Slater / Kalmar1967 The Double Man
as Chris Adams1966 Return of the Seven
as Colonel Salem1966 Poppies Are Also Flowers
as Asher Gonen1966 Cast a Giant Shadow
as Baron von Grunen1966 Triple Cross
as Captain Müller1965 Morituri
as Jules Gaspard d'Estaing1964 Invitation to a Gunfighter
as TSgt. Mike Takashima1964 Flight from Ashiya
as Chief Black Eagle1963 Kings of the Sun
as Sharif1962 Escape from Zahrain
as Taras Bulba1962 Taras Bulba
as Extra in Nightclub Scene1961 Goodbye Again
as Chris Adams1960 The Magnificent Seven
as L'huissier / Court usher (uncredited)1960 Testament of Orpheus
as Victor Fabian1960 Once More, with Feeling!
as Nico March1960 Surprise Package
as Jason Compson1959 The Sound and the Fury
as Solomon1959 Solomon and Sheba
as Major Surov1959 The Journey
as Jean Lafitte1958 The Buccaneer
as Dmitri Karamazov1958 The Brothers Karamazov
as Rameses1956 The Ten Commandments
as General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine1956 Anastasia
as King Mongkut of Siam1956 The King and I
as Dr. Nestri1950 Flowers from a Stranger
as Dr. Nestri1949 Flowers from a Stranger
as Paul Vicola1949 Port of New York

TV Shows/Series with Yul Brynner as Actor(6)

as King Mongkut1972 Anna and the King
1952 Omnibus
as Self - Mystery Guest1950 What's My Line?

TV Shows/Series with Yul Brynner as Crew(5)

Directing/Director1952 Omnibus
Directing/Director1950 Sure As Fate
Directing/Director1950 Danger
Directing/Director1948 Actors Studio
Directing/Director1948 Studio One

Full Name: Yul Brynner
Born: Sunday, 07/11 1920 (July) in Vladivostok (Russia)
Died: Thursday, 10/10 1985 (October) in New York City (aged: 65)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN), French (FR), Russian (RU)
Educated at: World Alliance of YMCAs
Spouses (current/former): Virginia Gilmore
Children: Victoria Brynner
Other names for Yul Brynner (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Yuli Borisovich Bryner"
"Юлий Борисович Бринер"
Yul Brynner frequently works together with these people:
Bert Bates (7x, Crew)
Gene Feldman (7x, Crew)
Charlton Heston (6x, Actor)
Ralph Bellamy (6x, Actor)
Elmer Bernstein (6x, Crew)
William Shatner (5x, Actor)
Cecil B. DeMille (5x, Crew)
Cesar Romero (5x, Actor)
Anatole Litvak (5x, Crew)
Elliott Arnold (4x, Crew)
Robert Goodstein (4x, Crew)
Jack Hildyard (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:4335, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/22/2021