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You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story

as Himself (archive footage)

2008
Ragtime

as New York Police Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo

1981
One, Two, Three

as C.R. MacNamara

1961
The Gallant Hours

as Admiral William 'Bull' Halsey

1960
Shake Hands with the Devil

as Sean Lenihan

1959
Man of a Thousand Faces

as Lon Chaney

1957
Mister Roberts

as Captain Morton

1955
Love Me or Leave Me

as Martin Snyder

1955
Run for Cover

as Matt Dow

1955
What Price Glory

as Captain Flagg

1952
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

as Ralph Cotter

1950
The West Point Story

as Elwin Bixby

1950
White Heat

as Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett

1949
13 Rue Madeleine

as Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey

1947
Blood on the Sun

as Nick Condon

1945
You, John Jones!

as John Jones

1943
Yankee Doodle Dandy

as George M. Cohan

1942
Captains of the Clouds

as Brian MacLean (bush pilot)

1942
The Bride Came C.O.D.

as Steve Collins

1941
The Strawberry Blonde

as T. L. "Biff" Grimes

1941
City for Conquest

as Danny Kenny

1940
The Fighting 69th

as Jerry Plunkett

1940
Torrid Zone

as Nick Butler

1940
Each Dawn I Die

as Frank Ross

1939
The Roaring Twenties

as Eddie Bartlett

1939
The Oklahoma Kid

as Jim Kincaid

1939
Hollywood Hobbies

as Himself (uncredited)

1939
Angels with Dirty Faces

as Rocky Sullivan

1938
Something to Sing About

as Terrence 'Terry' Rooney

1937
Great Guy

as Johnny 'Red' Cave

1936
James Cagney James Cagney

Birthday

1899-07-17

Place of Birth

New York City, New York, USA

Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. James Francis Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American film actor. Although he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of roles, he is best remembered for playing "tough guys". In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him eighth among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time. In his first performing role, Cagney danced dressed as a woman in the chorus line of the 1919 revue Every Sailor. He spent several years in vaudeville as a hoofer and comedian until his first major acting role in 1925. He secured several other roles, receiving good reviews before landing the lead in the 1929 play Penny Arcade. After rave reviews for his acting, Warners signed him for an initial $500 a week, three-week contract to reprise his role; this was quickly extended to a seven year contract. Cagney's seventh film, The Public Enemy, became one of the most influential gangster movies of the period. Notable for its famous grapefruit scene, the film thrust Cagney into the spotlight, making him one of Warners' and Hollywood's biggest stars. In 1938, he received his first Academy Award Best Actor nomination for Angels with Dirty Faces, before winning in 1942 for his portrayal of George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy. He was nominated a third time in 1955 for Love Me or Leave Me. Cagney retired for 20 years in 1961, spending time on his farm before returning for a part in Ragtime mainly to aid his recovery from a stroke. Cagney walked out on Warners several times over his career, each time coming back on improved personal and artistic terms. In 1935, he sued Warners for breach of contract and won; this marked one of the first times an actor had beaten a studio over a contract issue. He worked for an independent film company for a year while the suit was settled, and also established his own production company, Cagney Productions, in 1942 before returning to Warners again four years later. Jack Warner called him "The Professional Againster", in reference to Cagney’s refusal to be pushed around. Cagney also made numerous morale-boosting troop tours before and during World War II, and was President of the Screen Actors Guild for two years. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Cagney, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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