About Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky; November 3, 1921 – August 30, 2003) was an American actor who was often cast in roles of police officers, gunfighters, or vigilantes in revenge-oriented plot lines. He had long-term collaborations with film directors Michael Winner and J. Lee Thompson and appeared in 15 films with his second wife, Jill Ireland. At the height of his fame in the early 1970s, he was the world’s No. 1 box office attraction, commanding $1 million per film.
Until 1954, Bronson’s credits were all as Charles Buchinsky. His first film role – an uncredited one – was as a sailor in ‘You’re in the Navy Now’ in 1951, directed by Henry Hathaway. Other early screen appearances were in ‘The Mob’, ‘The People Against O’Hara’, directed by John Sturges, ‘Bloodhounds of Broadway’, ‘Battle Zone’, ‘Pat and Mike’, ‘Diplomatic Courier’, ‘My Six Convicts’, ‘The Marrying Kind’. His first film as Charles Bronson, however, was ‘Vera Cruz’. His final films were a trilogy of TV movies which were ‘Family of Cops’, ‘Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops 2’ and ‘Family of Cops 3’. Learn More…