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Jack Elam est un Acteur Américain né le 13 novembre 1920 à Miami (Etats-Unis)

Jack Elam

Jack Elam
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Nom de naissance William Scott Elam
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 13 novembre 1920 à Miami (Etats-Unis)
Mort 20 octobre 2003 (à 82 ans) à Ashland (Etats-Unis)

William Scott Elam, known as Jack Elam (November 13, 1920 – October 20, 2003), was an American film and television actor best known for his numerous roles as villains in Western films and, later in his career, comedies (sometimes spoofing his villainous image). His most distinguishing physical quality was the iris of his left eye, which was skewed to the outside, making him look unnaturally wall-eyed (the opposite of cross-eyed). Before his career in acting, he took several jobs in finance and served two years in the United States Navy during World War II.

Elam played in 73 movies, and made an appearance in 41 television series. His best known works consist of Once Upon A Time In The West, High Noon and the television program, The Twilight Zone.

Jack Elam died in 2003 of congestive heart failure, leaving behind two daughters and one son.

Ses meilleurs films

Rio Lobo (1970)

Le plus souvent avec

Burt Kennedy
Burt Kennedy
(7 films)
Don Siegel
Don Siegel
(6 films)
Robert Totten
Robert Totten
(6 films)
Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
(6 films)
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Filmographie de Jack Elam (96 films)

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Suburban Commando, 1h30
Réalisé par Burt Kennedy
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Comédie, Action, Aventure, Science-fiction humoristique
Thèmes L'espace, Comédie de science-fiction, Space opera
Acteurs Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd, Shelley Duvall, Larry Miller, Roy Dotrice, Jack Elam
Rôle Colonel Dustin McHowell
Note44% 2.203362.203362.203362.203362.20336
Hulk Hogan joue Shep Ramsey, un héros interstellaire. Les forces du général Suitor (William Ball) bataillent contre le Président Hashina, le dirigeant d'une planète. Ramsey tente de sauver Hashina, qui est tué par Suitor. Ramsey a juste le temps de s'échapper.
The Giant of Thunder Mountain
Genres Drame, Western
Acteurs Cloris Leachman, Richard Kiel, Jack Elam, William Sanderson, George Buck Flower, Noley Thornton
Rôle Hezekiah Crow
Note58% 2.9121552.9121552.9121552.9121552.912155
In the town of Waterton, signs of a circus are going up. Reports of a man-eating bear-like creature have prompted several hunters to buy some new bear traps. Meanwhile, at a country house, a group of boys are holding a meeting. Several are telling a story about a giant creature supposedly inhabiting the nearby Thunder Mountain, but the others don't believe them. Later that evening two of the boys, Tommy (Chance Michael Corbitt) and Ben (Ryan Todd) set out to find the mountain, but they get caught in a thunderstorm and barely escape getting hit by lightning (this is what gives Thunder Mountain its name). They take refuge inside a supposedly abandoned house. Whilst there, they find mysterious statues and paintings, one of which is in the shape of a bear and the other in the shape of a giant. Suddenly, the owner of the cottage returns. They boys try to hide from him but he flips open the table they are hiding under and they escape back into the woods. When they reach home, they tell their family their amazing story, but no one believes them. The next morning, they set out with another boy, Zeke MacGruder Daniel Pipoly) to go back to the cottage and find the answer to what the giant is. Their younger sister, Amy (Noley Thornton) follows them, but almost gets caught in a bear trap. The boys tell her to leave but she persists and continues following them.
Le Dernier Western, 2h
Réalisé par Burt Kennedy
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Action, Western
Acteurs Willie Nelson, Richard Widmark, Angie Dickinson, Chuck Connors, Ken Curtis, Royal Dano
Rôle Jason Fitch
Note59% 2.9502752.9502752.9502752.9502752.950275
Après 20 ans de prison, on ne donnerait pas cher de la vie misérable que devrait avoir l'ancien voleur John Henry Lee. Cependant, six heures après sa sortie, il a déjà pillé et fait sauter une banque et le voilà partie avec butin et bande pour réaliser leur vieux projet de cambrioler un train postal. Mais c'est sans compter avec son ancien concurrent auprès de la belle Maggie Hayes, le capitaine Owen Hayes. Celui-ci part immédiatement à la poursuite du bandit.
L'Équipée du cannonball  2, 1h48
Réalisé par Hal Needham
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Action, Aventure
Thèmes Sport, Transport, Automobile, Arts martiaux, Compétition automobile, Road movie
Acteurs Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jamie Farr, Telly Savalas
Rôle Dr. Nikolas Van Helsing
Note49% 2.4526652.4526652.4526652.4526652.452665
Humilié d'avoir échoué au fameux Cannonball l'année précédente, le père du cheikh ordonne à son fils d'organiser une nouvelle course automobile et de la remporter. Les fidèles coureurs ainsi que de nouveaux concurrents répondent présent à l'appel de la prestigieuse chevauchée où tous les coups sont permis et qui peut rapporter un joli magot d'un million de dollars.
Sacred Ground, 1h40
Réalisé par Charles B. Pierce
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Western
Acteurs Tim McIntire, Jack Elam, L. Q. Jones, Eloy Casados
Rôle Lum Witcher
Note60% 3.010673.010673.010673.010673.01067
Matt Colter is a white settler who weds Little Doe, a pregnant Indian woman. Ostracized by the white and Indian community, they are forced to leave and find a new home. For shelter they rebuild a burnt cabin, that unbeknownst to them, is on sacred Paiute burial ground. The Paiutes attack the couple, destroy the cabin, kill Little Doe after she gives birth in the ruins, and kidnap the infant. Determined to find his son, Colter seeks the help of his friend, mountain man Lum Witcher.
Lost (1983)
, 1h32
Réalisé par Al Adamson
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Acteurs Sandra Dee, Jack Elam, Ken Curtis
Rôle Mr. Newsom
Note57% 2.8814552.8814552.8814552.8814552.881455
Jeff Morrison (Don Stewart), his new wife Penny (Sandra Dee) and step-daughter Buddy (Shelia Newhouse) move from the city to the Utah mountains. Relationships within the new family are tested by the condition of their new home which is nothing more than a dilapidated shack, Buddy's new situation of having both a father (contacted via telephone) and step-father, and the introduction of farm animals to the city-raised women. When Buddy's pet burro needs to be put to sleep she runs off, getting lost in the mountains.
Jinxed! (1982)
, 1h43
Réalisé par Don Siegel, Sam Peckinpah
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn, Val Avery, Jack Elam, Jacqueline Sue Scott
Rôle Otto
Note45% 2.2637752.2637752.2637752.2637752.263775
Harold Benson (Rip Torn) and his lounge-singer wife Bonita Friml (Bette Midler) follow a young blackjack dealer Willie Brodax (Ken Wahl) around the country. Harold has a blackjack winning jinx on Willie, and seemingly can't lose to him.
La Flambeuse de Las Vegas, 1h43
Réalisé par Don Siegel
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn, Jack Elam, Val Avery, Benson Fong
Rôle Otto
Note45% 2.2637752.2637752.2637752.2637752.263775
Harold est un joueur professionnel qui fréquente les casinos de Las Vegas accompagné de sa femme, la chanteuse Bonita. Harold sympathise avec le jeune Willie dont la présence lui porte chance aux tables de jeux Mais Willie et Bonita se rencontrent et tombent amoureux. Bonita complote alors pour récupérer l'assurance-vie d'Harold et refaire sa vie avec Willie.
L'Équipée du cannonball, 1h35
Réalisé par Hal Needham
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Action, Aventure
Thèmes Sport, Transport, Automobile, Compétition automobile, Road movie
Acteurs Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Jackie Chan, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
Rôle Dr. Nikolas Frank Einstein
Note61% 3.099593.099593.099593.099593.09959
Dans ce film, Burt Reynolds est un aventurier qui décide de participer à une course de voiture illégale à travers tout le pays. Leurs coureurs devront tout faire pour surmonter les difficultés (y compris la police) et gagner la course.
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite
Réalisé par Hy Averback
Origine Etats-Unis
Acteurs Lee Purcell, Jack Elam, Gary Lockwood, Burton Gilliam, Zohra Lampert
Note62% 3.1027353.1027353.1027353.1027353.102735
A magical a gold watch with the power to stop time becomes the center of a swindle by a corrupt land baron.
The Sacketts, 2h50
Réalisé par Robert Totten
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Western
Acteurs Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford, Ben Johnson, Gilbert Roland, John Vernon
Rôle Ira Bigelow
Note80% 4.0267054.0267054.0267054.0267054.026705
Three brothers from Tennessee, Tell, Orrin, and Tyrel Sackett, are brought together by the tragic events that occur at Orrin's wedding. Tell (Sam Elliott) is a mountain man who hasn't seen his family in almost ten years, Orrin (Tom Selleck) is a former lawman now looking to settle down with his family, and Tyrel (Jeff Osterhage) is the youngest brother who is very good with a revolver. At the wedding, the brother of a man Orrin had previously killed arrives in the middle of the ceremony and holds Orrin at gunpoint. The man pulls the trigger, but Orrin's fiancée gets in the way and is shot and killed. Tyrel arrives and shoots the man dead.