Some of Burt Lancaster's most popular films include "From Here to Eternity," "Judgment at Nuremberg" and "Atlantic City." Other Burt Lancaster films include "Elmer Gantry," "The Swimmer" and "Birdman of Alcatraz."Continue Reading
Burt Lancaster made his film debut in "The Killers" in 1946, and followed with roles in films such as "The Flame and the Arrow," "Brute Force" and "Kiss the Blood Off My Hands." In the 1950s, Lancaster appeared in a number of major films, including "From Here to Eternity," for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. During this time, he also appeared in films such as "Sweet Smell of Success," "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" and "The Rose Tattoo."
In the 1960s and beyond, Lancaster continued to received critical acclaim for his performances. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1960 for playing the title role in "Elmer Gantry," and he received two additional Best Actor nominations during his lifetime, for "Birdman of Alcatraz" in 1962 and "Atlantic City" in 1980. Other Burt Lancaster films include "Zulu Dawn," "Control" and "Local Hero." One of Lancaster's final major roles came in 1989, when he played Dr. Archibald "Moonlight" Graham in "Field of Dreams."Learn more about Art & Literature