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Birth date: August 31, 1928
Birth place: , Laurel, Nebraska, United States
Death date: November 18, 2002
Height: 1.88 m
Profession:Actor
Education:El Camino College Compton Center, Los Angeles City College
Nationality:American
Spouse:Paula Murad Coburn (m. 1993–2002), Beverly Kelly (m. 1959–1979)
Children:James H. Coburn IV, Lisa Coburn
Parents:James Harrison Coburn, Mylet S. Coburn

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James Harrison Coburn III was born on the 31st August 1928, in Laurel, Nebraska USA, and was an actor was widely known for his roles in cult westerns as well as action movies such as “The Magnificent Seven” (1960), “Hell is for Heroes” (1962), “The Great Escape” (1963), “Major Dundee” (1965) and “Eraser” (1996). He passed away in November 2002.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this Hollywood’s “tough-guy” accumulated for life? How rich James Coburn was? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Coburn’s net worth, as of late 2016, would be over $10 million. It was acquired through his 45 year-long acting career in which he recorded over 170 acting credits, including movies and TV series.

James Coburn Net Worth $10 million

James was born to Mylet and James Harrison Coburn Jr. and was of American, Swedish, Scottish and Irish descent. Although he was born in Laurel, Nebraska, James grew up in Compton, California where he matriculated from Compton Junior College. He then moved to Los Angeles, California where he enrolled at Los Angeles City College and later at the University of Southern California where he studied acting. In 1950 he joined the US Army, serving as a truck driver, radio host and public information officer. In 1955, after his military service ended, James transferred to New York City, where he began studying acting under the master teacher Stella Adler. Some of his first acting roles included appearances in the dramatic studio TV series “Studio One in Hollywood” and “General Electric Theatre”.

After several years, James relocated to Los Angeles again, in order to pursue his acting career full time, and where he got roles in “Wagon Train”, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” TV series. These engagements traced the path for James Coburn’s acting career and provided the basis for his net worth.

James Coburn’s big screen debut occurred in 1959 when he appeared in “Ride Lonesome”. Just a year later, he got the role of Brit, the knife expert, in John Sturges’ legendary western – “The Magnificent Seven”, alongside Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, Charles Bronson and Robert Vaughn. During the course of the next several years, James Coburn managed to maintain a continuous streak of acting engagements, including roles in “The Rifleman”, “Perry Mason” and “Bonanza”. In 1963, James collaborated with John Sturges again, this time in the historical drama about WWII prisoners of war – “The Great Escape”. It is certain that all these roles significantly increased James Coburn’s overall net worth by a large margin.

James Coburn’s career reached its peak in the 1960s and 1970s when he played some of his most notable roles – “Charade” (1963), “The Americanization of Emily” (1964), and “Major Dundee” (1965). In 1966, James Coburn starred in “Our Man Flint”, a James Bond parody movie which earned him a large dose of popularity – he was ranked No. 12 on Hollywood’s biggest star list. In 1971, James appeared as an Irish revolutionary and an explosive expert in Sergio Leone‘s western “Duck, You Sucker!”. Doubtlessly, all these engagements increased the popularity of James Coburn as well as his overall wealth.

During the 1980s James Coburn appeared in fewer movies, due to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Despite the pain, he returned to filming in the 1990s and played several supporting roles in movies including “Maverick” (1994) opposite Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson, “Eraser” (1996) featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and “The Nutty Professor” (1996) with Eddie Murphy in the leading roles (yes, roles!). For his role of Glen Whitehouse in the 1997 drama “Affliction”, James Coburn was honored with Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. One of the last James’ roles included a voice acting “appearance” in Pixar’s animated comedy “Monsters, Inc.” (2001). All these roles positively impacted James Coburn’s overall wealth.

When it comes to his personal life, James Coburn was a real gear head – he had an impressive collection of unique, expensive and rare cars. His personal garage featured Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, Ferrari Daytona, Ferrari 308, Ferrari 412P and Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California SWB. The latter, 13th out of just 56 produced, was restored and sold in an auction for over $10 million to British broadcaster Chris Evans.

James Coburn was married to Beverly Kelly, with whom he had one child, between 1959 and 1979 when they split. From 1993 to his death in 2002, James was married to Paula O’Hara. James Coburn passed away on the 18th November 2002, in Beverly Hills, California after a heart attack at the age of 74.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Muppet Movie1979El Sleezo Cafe Owner
Firepower1979Jerry Fanon Eddie
California Suite1978Pilot in Diana Barrie's Film on Airplane (uncredited)
The Dain Curse1978TV Mini-SeriesHamilton Nash
Cross of Iron1977Unteroffizier Feldwebel (S / Sgt.) Rolf Steiner
Midway1976Capt. Vinton Maddox
The Last Hard Men1976Provo
Sky Riders1976Jim McCabe
Jackpot1975
Hard Times1975Speed
Bite the Bullet1975Luke Matthews
The Internecine Project1974Robert Elliot
Harry in Your Pocket1973Harry
The Last of Sheila1973Clinton Green
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid1973Pat Garrett
A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die1972Colonello Pembroke
The Honkers1972Lew Lathrop
The Carey Treatment1972Dr. Peter Carey
Duck, You Sucker1971John H. Mallory
Last of the Mobile Hot Shots1970Jeb Thornton
Hard Contract1969John Cunningham
Candy1968Dr. A.B. Krankheit
Duffy1968Duffy
The President's Analyst1967Dr. Sidney Schaefer
Waterhole #31967Lewton Cole
In Like Flint1967Derek Flint
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round1966Eli Kotch
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?1966Lt. Christian
Our Man Flint1966Derek Flint
The Loved One1965Immigration Officer
A High Wind in Jamaica1965Zac
Major Dundee1965Samuel Potts
The Americanization of Emily1964Lt. Cmdr. Paul 'Bus' Cummings
The Defenders1964TV SeriesEarl Chafee
Route 661964TV SeriesHamar Neilsen
Kings of the Sun1963Narrator (uncredited)
The Man from Galveston1963Boyd Palmer
Charade1963Tex Panthollow
The Twilight Zone1963TV SeriesMajor French
The Eleventh Hour1963TV SeriesSteve Kowlowski
The Greatest Show on Earth1963TV SeriesKelly
Combat!1963TV SeriesCorporal Arnold Kanger
The Great Escape1963Sedgwick 'Manufacturer'
Stoney Burke1963TV SeriesDr. Henry Jamison
Hell Is for Heroes1962Cpl. Henshaw
Naked City1962TV SeriesHarry Brind
Tales of Wells Fargo1958-1962TV SeriesBen Crider / Idaho
Bonanza1959-1962TV SeriesElmer Trace / Ross Marquette / Pete Jessup
Perry Mason1961-1962TV SeriesGeneral Addison Brand / Donald Fletcher
The Dick Powell Theatre1962TV SeriesCharlie Allnut
Checkmate1962TV SeriesGresch
Rawhide1962TV SeriesColonel Briscoe
Cain's Hundred1962TV SeriesArthur Troy
King of Diamonds1962TV SeriesDekker
Ripcord1962TV SeriesBert Tucker
The Rifleman1958-1961TV SeriesAmbrose / Cy Parker
Cheyenne1961TV SeriesKell
The Brothers Brannagan1961TV SeriesDell
Acapulco1961TV SeriesGregg Miles
Laramie1959-1961TV SeriesGil Spanner / Finch
Outlaws1961TV SeriesCulley Scott
The Untouchables1961TV SeriesDennis Garrity
Klondike1960-1961TV SeriesJeff Durain Jefferson Durain
The Tall Man1961TV SeriesJohn Miller
Stagecoach West1961TV SeriesSam Murdock
The Detectives1961TV SeriesDuke Hawkins
The Aquanauts1961TV SeriesJoe Casey
Lawman1960TV SeriesLank Bailey / Blake Carr
The Magnificent Seven1960Britt
Zane Grey Theater1959-1960TV SeriesCharlie Doyle / Jess Newton
Death Valley Days1960TV Series
Wanted: Dead or Alive1959-1960TV SeriesHoward Catlett / Jesse Holloway / Henry Turner
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1960TV SeriesVictor Tavo
Tate1960TV SeriesJory
The Deputy1960TV SeriesLester 'Coffer' Adams
Peter Gunn1960TV SeriesBud Bailey
Have Gun - Will Travel1959-1960TV SeriesBill Sledge / Jack Harvey
Bourbon Street Beat1960TV SeriesBuzz Griffin
Men Into Space1960TV SeriesDr. Narry
Sugarfoot1960TV SeriesRome Morgan
Bat Masterson1959-1960TV SeriesLeo Talley / Poke Otis
Wichita Town1959-1960TV SeriesWally / Fletcher
Bronco1959-1960TV SeriesJesse James / Adam Coverly
The Texan1960TV SeriesCal Gruder
The Millionaire1959TV SeriesLew Bennett
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1958-1959TV SeriesUnion Sergeant / Andrews
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959TV SeriesFloyd
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1959TV SeriesBuckskin Frank Leslie
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1958-1959TV SeriesJack - Outlaw Leader / Mexican Police Captain
Tombstone Territory1959TV SeriesChuck Ashley
Whirlybirds1959TV SeriesSteve Alexander
Johnny Ringo1959TV SeriesMoss Taylor
The Californians1959TV SeriesDeputy Anthony Wayne Anthony Wayne
The Rough Riders1959TV SeriesJudson
Face of a Fugitive1959Purdy
M Squad1959TV SeriesHarry Blacker
The Restless Gun1958-1959TV SeriesVestry / Tom Quinn
Black Saddle1959TV SeriesNiles
State Trooper1959TV SeriesDobie
Trackdown1959TV SeriesJoker Wells
Ride Lonesome1959Whit
Wagon Train1958TV SeriesIke Daggett
General Electric Theater1958TV SeriesClaude Firman
Suspicion1958TV SeriesMatt Carson
Studio One in Hollywood1957TV SeriesSam Chandler
Arli$$2002TV SeriesSlaugterhouse Sid Perelli
American Gun2002Martin Tillman
Snow Dogs2002Thunder Jack
Monsters, Inc. Scream Team2001Video GameMr. Waternoose (voice)
Monsters, Inc.2001Henry J. Waternoose (voice)
The Man from Elysian Fields2001Alcott
Walter and Henry2001TV MovieCharlie
The Yellow Bird2001ShortRev. Increase Tutwiler
Proximity2001Jim Corcoran
Texas Rangers2001Narrator (voice, uncredited)
The Good Doctor2000ShortDr. Samuel Roberts
Intrepid2000Captain Hal Josephson
Missing Pieces2000TV MovieAtticus Cody
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story1999TV MovieMorris Gunn
Noah's Ark1999TV Mini-SeriesThe 'Peddler'
Payback1999/IJustin Fairfax (uncredited)
Vengeance Unlimited1999TV SeriesBoone Paladin
Mr. Murder1998TV MovieDrew Oslett, Sr.
Stories from My Childhood1998TV SeriesThe Archbishop
Affliction1997Glen Whitehouse
Keys to Tulsa1997Harmon Shaw
The Second Civil War1997TV MovieJack Buchan
Skeletons1997TV MovieFrank Jove
Profiler1997TV SeriesCharles Vanderhorn
The Cherokee Kid1996TV MovieCyrus B. Bloomington
Okavango: Africa's Savage Oasis1996TV MovieNarrator
Football America1996TV MovieNarrator
The Nutty Professor1996Harlan Hartley
Eraser1996WitSec Chief Beller
The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson1996James Coburn
C.E.O.1995Video GameDwight Owen Barnes
The Set Up1995Jeremiah Cole
Picket Fences1995TV SeriesWalter Brock
Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder1995TV MovieJeffery Winslow
The Avenging Angel1995TV MoviePorter Rockwell
Christmas Reunion1994TV MovieSanta
Greyhounds1994TV Movie
Maverick1994Commodore Duvall
Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice1994TV MovieJeffrey Winslow
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit1993Mr. Crisp
Deadfall1993Mike Donan Lou Donan
The Hit List1993Peter Mayhew
Captain Planet and the Planeteers1990-1992TV SeriesLooten Plunder
Mastergate1992TV MovieMajor Manley Battle
Murder, She Wrote1992TV SeriesCyrus Ramsey
The Fifth Corner1992TV SeriesDr. Grandwell
The Player1992James Coburn
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 2321992TV MovieJim Hathaway
True Facts1992TV Movie
Silverfox1991TV MovieRobert Fox
Hudson Hawk1991George Kaplan
Young Guns II1990John Simpson Chisum
Call from Space1989Short
Train to Heaven1989Gregorius
The Wildest West Show of the Stars1986TV MovieGrand Marshall
Death of a Soldier1986Maj. Patrick Dannenberg
Martin's Day1985Lt. Lardner
Sins of the Father1985TV MovieFrank Murchison
Draw!1984TV MovieSam Starret
Faerie Tale Theatre1984TV SeriesThe Gypsy
Digital Dreams1983TV Movie
Malibu1983TV MovieTom Wharton
Looker1981John Reston
Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls1981TV MovieHenry Bellamy
High Risk1981Serrano
Mr. Patman1980Patman
Loving Couples1980Dr. Walter Kirby
The Baltimore Bullet1980Nick Casey
Escape1980/IITV SeriesNarrator
Goldengirl1979Jack Dryden

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mists of Avalon2001TV Mini-Series executive producer - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rockford Files1977TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Circle of Iron1978story

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Convoy1978second unit director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Passion & Poetry: Sam's War2011Video documentary in memory of
The New Bike2009Short acknowledgment
Passion & Poetry: The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah2005Documentary in memoriam
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do1995Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Passion & Poetry: Sam's Trucker Movie2013DocumentaryHimself
Passion & Poetry: Sam's War2011Video documentaryHimself
Passion & Poetry: Major Dundee2005Video shortHimself
Passion & Poetry: The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah2005DocumentaryHimself
A Distant Battle: Memories of Operation Market Garden2004Video documentary shortNarrator (voice)
Blood and Steel: Making 'Enter the Dragon'2004Video documentary shortHimself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years2002TV MovieHimself
A Man Called Jones: The Real Virgil Hilts2002Video documentary shortNarrator
I Love Muppets2002TV SpecialHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999-2002TV SeriesHimself
Film Genre2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Beat2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days2001TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Hollywood Greats2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone2001Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Great Performances2000TV SeriesHimself
World's Scariest Ghosts: Caught on Tape2000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven'2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gran premio internazionale della TV2000TV SeriesHimself - Winner
Dale's All Stars2000TV SeriesHimself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Scene by Scene2000TV SeriesHimself
The BBC and the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Tribute to Richard Attenborough1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood Hero1999TV Special documentaryHimself
Famous Families1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Payback: Interview with Mel Gibson, Maria Bello, Lucy Liu and James Coburn1999Video shortHimself
El Magacine1999TV SeriesHimself
The Living Edens1998-1999TV Series documentaryNarrator
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1999TV SeriesHimself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-1999TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On1999TV MovieHimself
The Path of the Dragon1998Video documentary shortHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Blackjack1997Video documentaryHost
Craps1997Video documentaryHost
Slots with Video Poker1997Video documentaryHost
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentaryNarrator / Host
John Wayne: On Board with the Duke1997Video documentaryHimself
Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right1996DocumentaryHimself
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen1996TV Series documentaryQuote Reader
Arctic Kingdom: Life at the Edge1995TV Movie documentaryNarrator
100 Years of the Hollywood Western1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
¿Qué apostamos?1994TV SeriesHimself
The Life of Bruce Lee1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Gottschalk Late Night1994TV SeriesHimself
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration1994TV MovieHimself
The Curse of the Dragon1993DocumentaryHimself
Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wild West1993TV Mini-Series documentary
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 14th Annual CableACE Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
Return to 'The Great Escape'1993Video documentary shortHimself
Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time1992DocumentaryHimself - Host
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Stuntmakers1991TV SeriesHimself
My Riviera1990TV SeriesHimself
Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge1990Video documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Wogan1989TV SeriesHimself
Walking After Midnight1988DocumentaryHimself
The Edge and Beyond1988TV Series documentaryNarrator
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHimself
The Infinite Voyage1987TV Series documentaryHost (1990-1991)
The Lion's Roar1985DocumentaryNarrator
Cowboys of the Saturday Matinee1984Video documentaryHost
All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis1982TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live1982TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
Darkroom1981-1982TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Fall Guy1981TV SeriesHimself
Superstunt II1980TV Special documentaryHimself
The Muppet Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest Star
The Mike Douglas Show1968-1980TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself
Good Morning America1977-1980TV SeriesHimself
The Muppets Go Hollywood1979TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The 51st Annual Academy Awards1979TV Special documentaryHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography
Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee1978TV SpecialHimself - Interview
Speed Fever1978DocumentaryHimself
White Rock1977DocumentaryNarrator
Superstunt1977TV Special
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Introducing Maximilian Schell to Stage
Parkinson1973TV SeriesHimself
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend1973DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The David Frost Show1971-1972TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1966-1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Headshop1971TV SeriesHimself
Horizon1970TV Series documentaryHimself - narrator
Bracken's World1970TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Linkletter Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Cinema1967TV Series documentaryHimself
The 38th Annual Academy Awards1966TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Music Score Awards
Action on the Beach1964Short documentaryHimself
What's My Line?1955-1956TV SeriesHimself - Remington electric shaver ad

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Masterminds2016/IDerek Flint (uncredited)
I Am Steve McQueen2014DocumentarySedgwick 'Manufacturer' (in 'The Great Escape')
I Am Bruce Lee2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesTex Panthollow
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault2009DocumentaryHimself
Il falso bugiardo2008Himself
How the West Was Lost2008TV Movie documentaryBritt / Sheriff Pat Garrett (uncredited)
Paybacks Are a Bitch2007Video documentaryHimself
The McCartney Years2007Video documentaryHimself
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
Payback: Straight Up2006VideoJustin Fairfax (uncredited)
Sam Peckinpah: Portrait2006Himself
Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That2005TV Movie documentaryWhit
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Go West, Young Man!2003DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
RIP 20022002TV Movie documentary
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Midway'2001Video documentary shortCaptain Vinton Maddox
The Unbeatable Bruce Lee2001Video documentaryHimself
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey2000Video documentary
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 11999TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do1995DocumentaryHimself (training scenes with Bruce Lee) (uncredited)
Biography1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Hey Folks, It's Intermission Time1993Video documentaryHimself
Hollywood Mavericks1990DocumentaryPat Garrett (uncredited)
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years1986TV MovieHimself
Bruce Lee, the Legend1984DocumentaryHimself
Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show'1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Murder Men1961Arthur Troy
Frontier Justice1961TV SeriesJess Newton

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Lifetime Achievement AwardSt. Louis International Film Festival
1999OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleAffliction (1997)
1999Life Career AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1999Lifetime Achievement AwardDenver International Film Festival
1995Maverick AwardTaos Talking Picture Festival
1994Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1994Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureAwarded on April 1, 1994 at 7051 Hollywood Blvd.
1976Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureBite the Bullet (1975)· John C. Champion (director)
· Richard Brooks (writer)
· Ben Johnson (actor)
· Jan-Michael Vincent (actor)
· Candice Bergen (actor)
· Gene Hackman (actor)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding MiniseriesThe Mists of Avalon (2001)· Mark Wolper (executive producer)
· Lisa Alexander (executive producer)
· Gideon Amir (produced by)
· Bernd Eichinger (producer)
1999Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleAffliction (1997)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleAffliction (1997)
1967Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Star5th place.
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsNew Faces, Male4th place.

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsAction PerformanceOur Man Flint (1966)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1967Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsAction PerformanceIn Like Flint (1967)

TitleSalary
Candy (1968)$50,000 plus points

#Fact
1Gained an Associate of Arts from Compton Junior College in 1950, before being drafted into the Army. Then on his return from service in Germany, he studied acting at Los Angeles City College, (along with Robert Vaughn) and improvisation at Jeff Corey's Professional Actors Workshop. One of his colleagues there was James Dean. He did not study at UCLA.
2Has a granddaughter named Jayn Coburn who is the daughter of his son James H. Coburn IV.
3Has appeared in two feature films with actor Mel Gibson. Maverick (1994) and Payback (1999).
4Became good friends with Kris Kristofferson during the filming of Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973). They also worked together on Convoy (1978) and Payback (1999). Coburn contributed with backup vocals on Kristofferson's album "Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame".
5During the 1960s he was often compared with Lee Marvin.
6Was the original choice for the role of Hannibal Smith in The A-Team (1983), a role which later went to George Peppard.
7For a time he did ads for "Schlitz" beer. Later after the contract was finished he admitted on a talk show that he never liked the taste of the beer.
8He once played the gong on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).
9Despite being one of the stars, he had only eleven lines in The Magnificent Seven (1960).
10Was a big fan of Seven Samurai (1954). His favorite character in that film eventually became the character he ended up playing in The Magnificent Seven (1960).
11College friend of his The Magnificent Seven (1960) co-star Robert Vaughn.
12Appeared with Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson in two films, both of which were directed by John Sturges: The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Great Escape (1963).
13At the time of his death, he was at home listening to music and playing his flute.
14Step-daughter Lisa was web mistress for genesimmons.com, the official website of Gene Simmons from the rock group KISS.
15He had a relationship with Lynsey de Paul.
16He co-wrote two songs with Lynsey de Paul, "Melancholy Melon" and "Losin' the Blues for You" that appeared on her album "Tigers and Fireflies".
17Appears on the cover of Paul McCartney's 1973 album "Band on the Run".
18Along with his The Magnificent Seven (1960) co-star, Steve McQueen, Coburn was a pallbearer at the funeral of his friend (and his martial arts instructor), Bruce Lee, on July 31, 1973 in Seattle, Washington.
19Became a father for the 1st time at age 32 when his 1st wife Beverly Kelly gave birth to their son James H. Coburn IV on May 22, 1961.
20In 1979, Coburn started suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis, which left him debilitated at times. In 1998, a holistic healer started him on a dietary supplement, which resulted in a drastic improvement in his condition.

#Quote
1[on Stella Adler] Stella taught us that without style, without personality, you're just a stick out there.
2[on winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Affliction (1997)] I finally got one right, I guess.
3Sam [Sam Peckinpah] was a mad genius. He would shove you right over into the abyss and sometime he would jump right in after you.
4I meditate, I take good care of myself, sure. I don't get too involved in the details.
5I came from dust bowl folk -- ordinary people who were stultified by the American Dream.
6I'm a jazz kind of actor, not rock'n'roll.
7[on Hard Contract (1969)] I was really unhappy with that film, because the fellow that directed it was also the writer. Now, he's a brilliant writer, but he was a terrible director. And he did so many things that were wrong, just out of pure ego, that he drove us all up the wall.
8[on Steve McQueen] Steve has to prove he had a worse childhood than anybody else. Only one other person I know can compete with him and that's Charles Bronson.
9[on Sam Peckinpah] He knew how to bring something out of an actor that even the actor didn't know was there. That's what an actor works for. What else is there? Saying lines, or being cute, or whatever. No. People think about that. People think that acting is an easy chore. "Why, I can do that". Like they have today. Tits and ass, and this studio who's always doing his trip. Shooting and killing and blowing things up. Nah. That's junk. It's terrible junk. Commercial shit is what it is. And everybody likes it because it's easy. Nobody has to think about anything. They just sit there and sensitize themselves or desensitize themselves to anything real. And it's, "Oh boy! Wasn't he great? See that gun he had?" They're made for thirteen-, fourteen-year-old boys.
10[on Sam Peckinpah] Sam is, I think, a great filmmaker. Of course, he's his own worst enemy. Sam is an unusual human being, and he needs to be treated like an unusual human being. He can create an atmosphere, whether he's drunk, sober, pissed off or in a rage, or whatever. I mean, for about three or four hours a day, he's a fucking genius. But the rest of the time he spends wallowing in a kind of emotional reaction to either good or bad memories.
11Actors are boring when they are not working. It's a natural condition, because they don't have anything to do. They just lay around, and that's why so many of them get drunk. They really get to be boring people. My wife will attest to that.

#Trademark
1Lanky, lean frame
2Often played unscrupulous, mean characters
3Narrow eyes and wide mouth
4Deeply calm, yet authoritative voice

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