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Robert Ryan

Ryan in On Dangerous Ground
Birth name Robert Bushnell Ryan
Born November 11, 1909
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died July 11, 1973 (aged 63) (lung cancer)
New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Spouse(s) Jessica Cadwalader (m. 11 Mar 1939–1972) (her death) 3 children: Cheyney, Timothy and Lisa Ryan
Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (1948) for Crossfire
BAFTA Awards
Nominated: Best Foreign Actor (1963) for Billy Budd

Robert Ryan (November 11, 1909July 11, 1973) was an Irish-American Oscar and Bafta award-nominated actor born in Chicago, Illinois. He most often played hardened cops and ruthless villains throughout his career. Robert Ryan in On Dangerous Ground This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... On Dangerous Ground is a 1952 film released by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by John Houseman. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Illinois. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Lung cancer is the malignant transformation and expansion of lung tissue, and is the most lethal of all cancers worldwide, responsible for 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_York_City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... NY redirects here. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Crossfire is a 1947 film which dealt with the theme of anti-semitism, as did that years Academy Award for Best Picture winner, Gentlemans Agreement. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Billy Budd is a short novel written around 1891 by Herman Melville. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Irish Americans are citizens of the United States who can claim some ancestry originating in the west European island nation of Ireland. ... OSCAR is an acronym for Orbital Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...

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Biography

Born Robert Bushnell Ryan on November 11th, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois to Timothy Ryan, and his wife Mabel Bushnell Ryan, Robert was an only child living in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1932, where he was also the school boxing champion. After graduation, Ryan worked as a stoker on a ship, a laborer, and a ranch hand in Montana. On 11 March 1939, he married Jessica Cadwalader. They had two sons, Cheyney and Timothy "Tim" Ryan, and one daughter, Lisa Ryan. Robert Ryan was a Roman Catholic. Robert and Jessica remained married until her death from cancer in 1972. He died from lung cancer in New York City the following year at the age of 63. Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... For other people named Tim Ryan, see Tim Ryan (disambiguation). ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (71st in leap years). ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Lung cancer is the malignant transformation and expansion of lung tissue, and is the most lethal of all cancers worldwide, responsible for 1. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Career

He attempted to make a career in show business as a playwright, but had to turn to acting to support himself. He studied acting in Hollywood and appeared on stage in small film parts during the 1940s. Robert Ryan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp in January 1944. He was trained as a drill instructor, assigned to Camp Pendleton. The extremely creative Marine took up abstract painting during his time at the Southern California barracks, producing a hellish self-portrait. It may have been a way for him to grapple with the inner battle stirred up by having to play the real-life role of a tough, no-nonsense marine trainer, all the while knowing that many of those fresh-faced boys would never survive the war. A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... ...


Ryan was equally affected by many of the war veterans who did return. He watched as the wounded and crippled tried to cope with uncertain futures. He saw the horror behind the haunted gaze of those who had lived through unimaginable conditions, leaving comrades forever behind.


While he had made films starting in 1940, his productive career commenced after his discharge from the military. He also became involved in many liberal causes. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The role that first put him on the map was as the anti-semitic killer in Edward Dmytryk's 1947 film-noir Crossfire. From then on Ryan's speciality was tough/tender roles, finding particular expression in the films of celebrated directors such as Nicholas Ray, Robert Wise and Sam Fuller. In Ray's On Dangerous Ground (1951) he portrayed a burnt-out violent city-cop finding redemption whilst solving a rural murder. He played the over-the-hill boxer in The Set-Up (1949). Other important films were Anthony Mann's western The Naked Spur, Sam Fuller's uproarious Japanese set gangland thriller House of Bamboo, Bad Day at Black Rock, and the socially conscious heist-movie Odds Against Tomorrow. He also appeared in several all-star war films, including The Longest Day (1962) and Battle of the Bulge (1965). Edward Dmytryk (September 4, 1908 - July 1, 1999) was an American film director who was amongst the Hollywood 10, a group of blacklisted film industry professionals who served time in prison for being in contempt of Congress during the McCarthy era red scare. ... Crossfire is a 1947 film which dealt with the theme of anti-semitism, as did that years Academy Award for Best Picture winner, Gentlemans Agreement. ... Nicholas Ray (born Raymond Nicholas Kienzle) (August 7, 1911–June 16, 1979) was an American film director. ... Robert Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was a sound effects editor, film editor, and Academy Award-winning American film producer and director. ... Samuel Fuller Samuel Michael Fuller (August 12, 1911 - October 30, 1997) was an American film director. ... On Dangerous Ground is a 1952 film released by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by John Houseman. ... The Set-Up The Set-Up (1949) is an example of film noir. ... Anthony Mann (June 30, 1906 - April 29, 1967), was an American actor and film director. ... The Naked Spur is a 1953 western movie about a man who is searching for a murderer to collect the bounty on his head. ... House of Bamboo is a 1955 color film noir shot in CinemaScope. ... Bad Day at Black Rock is a 1955 film which tells the story of a stranger who comes to a small town to give the father of a Japanese_American soldier the medals that his son won. ... Harry Belafonte starred in and produced Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), the first film noir with a black protagonist. ... The Longest Day is a 3-hour-long 1962 war film with a very large cast, based on the 1959 book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, during World War II. // The movie was adapted by Romain Gary, James... Battle of the Bulge is a war film released in 1965. ...


Ryan's Broadway credits included Mr. President and The Front Page. Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... Mr. ... The Front Page was a smash hit Broadway comedy written in 1928 by onetime Chicago, Illinois reporters Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. ...


In his later years, Ryan continued playing key roles in major films. Most notable of these were The Dirty Dozen, The Professionals and Sam Peckinpah's highly influential brutal western The Wild Bunch. The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war film directed by Robert Aldrich from the novel by E.M. Nathanson. ... The Professionals is a 1966 Western movie directed by Richard Brooks. ... David Samuel Sam Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director. ... The Wild Bunch is a 1969 English language western film directed by Sam Peckinpah, in which an aging group of outlaws hope to have one final score while the West is turning into a modern society. ...


Selected Films

There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Crossfire is a 1947 film which dealt with the theme of anti-semitism, as did that years Academy Award for Best Picture winner, Gentlemans Agreement. ... Berlin Express is a black-and-white 1948 film directed by Jacques Tourneur. ... Act of Violence is a 1948 thriller film directed by Fred Zinnemann from a story by Collier Young. ... Caught is a US film directed by Max Ophüls in 1949. ... I Married a Communist is a 1949 film drama produced by RKO Radio Pictures. ... The Set-Up The Set-Up (1949) is an example of film noir. ... The Secret Fury 1950 The Secret Fury is a 1950 black-and-white drama film directed by Mel Ferrer. ... Robert Mitchum as Police Captain Thomas McQuigg in The Racket The Racket is a remake of the 1928 film of the same name. ... Flying Leathernecks is a 1951 action film directed by Nicholas Ray and starring John Wayne. ... On Dangerous Ground is a 1952 film released by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by John Houseman. ... Clash by Night is a 1952 black-and-white film noir/drama starring Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas and Robert Ryan, with an effective appearance by Marilyn Monroe. ... Beware, My Lovely is a 1952 suspense film produced by Collier Young/Ida Lupinos production company The Filmakers Inc. ... The Naked Spur is a 1953 western movie about a man who is searching for a murderer to collect the bounty on his head. ... Inferno is a 1953 drama/thriller film directed by Roy Ward Baker and was shown in 3D. A wife and her lover abandon her rich husband in the desert, with a broken leg, so he can die. ... Bad Day at Black Rock is a 1955 film which tells the story of a stranger who comes to a small town to give the father of a Japanese_American soldier the medals that his son won. ... The Tall Men was a western television series that ran from 1960 to 1962 and featured Barry Sullivan as Pat Garrett and newcomer Clu Gulager as Billy the Kid in 75 fictionalized half-hour episodes about the relationship between the famous outlaw and the frontier sheriff who eventually killed him. ... House of Bamboo is a 1955 color film noir shot in CinemaScope. ... Gods Little Acre is a 1933 novel by Erskine Caldwell, which was filmed in 1958 by director Anthony Mann and lensed in black and white by master cameraman Ernie Haller [[1]]. The novel was so controversial that a literary board in New York attempted to censor it, leading to... Lonelyhearts is a 1958 film with Maureen Stapleton. ... Harry Belafonte starred in and produced Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), the first film noir with a black protagonist. ... King of Kings is a 1961 American motion picture epic retelling the story of Jesus from his birth to his crucifixion and Resurrection. ... The Longest Day is a 3-hour-long 1962 war film with a very large cast, based on the 1959 book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, during World War II. // The movie was adapted by Romain Gary, James... Billy Budd is a film produced, directed, and co-written by Peter Ustinov. ... Battle of the Bulge is a war film released in 1965. ... The Professionals is a 1966 Western movie directed by Richard Brooks. ... The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war film directed by Robert Aldrich from the novel by E.M. Nathanson. ... Hour of the Gun (1967), a western movie about Wyatt Earp (James Garner) and Doc Holliday (Jason Robards), attempts more historical accuracy than most accounts of the events, and explores what happened after the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. ... promotional poster for Capitain Nemo and the Underwater City Captain Nemo and the Underwater City is a 1969 British film, featuring the character Captain Nemo and some of the settings of Jules Vernes novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. ... The Wild Bunch is a 1969 English language western film directed by Sam Peckinpah, in which an aging group of outlaws hope to have one final score while the West is turning into a modern society. ... Lawman is a 1971 western movie with Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, and Robert Duvall. ... The Iceman Cometh is a play by Eugene ONeill, which was later made into a TV movie in 1960 as well as a big screen motion picture in 1973, both by the same name. ... Executive Action is also the title of a 1973 movie about the JFK assassination. ...

See also

This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... i like western films The Western is an American genre in literature and film. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Robert Ryan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (418 words)
Robert Bushnell Ryan (November 11, 1909 - July 11, 1973) was an American actor born in Chicago, Illinois.
The role that first put him on the map was as the anti-semitic killer in Edward Dmytryk's 1947 film-noir "Crossfire", stealing the film from under the noses of the two leads (two other notable Robert's: Young and Mitchum).
From then on Ryan's speciality was tough/tender roles, finding particualr expression in the films of celebrated directors such as Nicholas Ray, Robert Wise and Sam Fuller.
Michael Robert Ryan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (205 words)
Michael Robert Ryan, on 19 August 1987, armed with several weapons including an AK-47 rifle, went on a mass murder spree that became known as the Hungerford massacre and led to major changes to firearms law in the United Kingdom following the Hungerford Report.
Ryan's spree culminated in a siege at his former school, where he endured much bullying as a boy.
After making the decision to enter the school, they found Ryan in one of the classrooms behind a file cabinet and some chairs, dead from a self-inflicted wound.
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