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Tony Curtis
Birthday: June 3, 1925

Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, USA
Height: 5' 9"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Tony Curtis. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



Originally dismissed as little more than a pretty boy, Tony Curtis overcame a series of bad reviews and undistinguished pictures to emerge as one of the most successful actors of his era, appearing in a number of the most popular and acclaimed films of the late '50s and early '60s. Born Bernard Schwartz on June 3, 1925, in New York City, he was the son of an impoverished Hungarian-born tailor, and was a member of an infamous area street gang by the age of 11. During World War II, Curtis served in the navy, and was injured while battling in Guam. After the war, he returned to New York to pursue a career in acting, touring the Borscht circuit before starring in a Greenwich Village revival of Golden Boy. There Curtis came to the attention of Universal, who signed him to a seven-year contract. In 1948, he made his film debut, unbilled, in the classic Robert Siodmak noir Criss Cross. A series of bit roles followed, and he slowly made his way up through the studio's ranks.While 1950's Kansas Raiders was nominally headlined by Brian Donlevy, Curtis was, for many, the real draw; dark and handsome, he was hugely popular with teens and fan-magazine readers, and his haircut alone was so admired that Universal was receiving upwards of 10,000 letters a week asking for a lock of his hair. There was even a contest, "Win Tony Curtis for a week." Clearly, he was on the brink of stardom and earned top billing in his next picture, 1951's The Prince Who Was a Thief, which co-starred another up-and-comer, Piper Laurie. Despite his surging popularity, however, he still had much to learn about his craft and spent the remainder of the year training in voice, dramatics, and gymnastics. In 1952, Curtis finally returned to the screen as a boxer in Flesh and Fury. Two more pictures with Laurie, No Room for the Groom and Son of Ali Baba, followed. In 1953 Paramount borrowed Curtis to portray Houdini, which cast him opposite his wife, Janet Leigh.Despite continued — albeit measured — box-office success, Curtis was roundly panned by critics for his performances, a problem exacerbated by Universal's reliance on formula filmmaking. Pictures like 1954's Beachhead (a war drama), Johnny Dark (an auto-racing tale), and The Black Shield of Falworth (a medieval saga) were all by-the-numbers products. Finally, in 1956 United Artists borrowed him for the Burt Lancaster vehicle Trapeze; not only was it Curtis' first serious project, but it was also his first true commercial smash, resulting in another long-term Universal package. Still, the studio cast him in low-rent programmers like The Rawhide Years and The Midnight Story, and he was forced to fight executives to loan him out. Lancaster tapped him to co-star in 1957's The Sweet Smell of Success, and the resulting performance won Curtis the best reviews of his career. Similar kudos followed for The Vikings, co-starring Kirk Douglas, and Kings Go Forth, a war story with Frank Sinatra.In 1958, Curtis and Sidney Poitier starred in Stanley Kramer's social drama The Defiant Ones as a pair of escaped convicts — one white, the other black, both manacled together — who must overcome their prejudices in order to survive; their performances earned both men Academy Award nominations (the only such nod of Curtis' career), and was among the most acclaimed and profitable films of the year. He returned to Universal a major star and a much better actor; upon coming back, he first starred in a Blake Edwards comedy, The Perfect Furlough, then made the best film of his career — 1959's Some Like It Hot, a masterful Billy Wilder comedy which cast him and Jack Lemmon as struggling musicians forced to dress in drag to flee the mob. Curtis next starred with his avowed idol, Cary Grant, in Edwards' comedy Operation Petticoat, another massive hit followed in 1960 by Who Was That Lady? with Leigh and Dean Martin.For director Stanley Kubrick, Curtis co-starred in the 1960 epic Spartacus, followed a year later by The Great Impostor. He delivered a strong performance in 1961's The Outsider, but the film was drastically edited prior to release and was a box-office disaster. After exiting the Gina Lollobrigida picture Lady L prior to production, Curtis made a brief appearance in John Huston's acclaimed The List of Adrian Messenger before appearing opposite Gregory Peck in Captain Newman, M.D. With second wife Christine Kauffman, he starred in 1964's Wild and Wonderful, which was reported to be his last film for Universal. Curtis then focused almost solely on comedy, including Goodbye Charlie, the big-budget The Great Race, and, with Jerry Lewis, Boeing Boeing. None were successful, and he found his career in dire straits; as a result, he battled long and hard to win the against-type title role in 1968's The Boston Strangler, earning good critical notices.However, Curtis returned to comedy, again with disappointing results: The 1969 Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies was the unsuccessful follow-up to the hit Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, while 1970's Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? found even fewer takers. Curtis then attempted a 1971 television series, The Persuaders, but it lasted barely a season. In 1973, he toured in the play Turtlenecks and appeared in the TV movie The Third Girl on the Left. That summer he announced his retirement from films, but was back onscreen for 1975's Lepke. Curtis also attempted another TV series, McCoy, but it too was unsuccessful. In 1976, he appeared in the all-star drama The Last Tycoon, and published a novel, Kid Cody and Julie Sparrow. In 1978, he was also a regular on the hit series Vega$. Ultimately, the decades to come were no more successful than the 1970s, and although Curtis continued to work prolifically, his projects lacked distinction. Still, he remained a well-liked Hollywood figure, and was also the proud father of actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

Movie Credits
Reflections of Evil (2002)
[ John Williams ][ George Hamilton ][ Sage Stallone ]
Louis & Frank (1998)
[ Steve Buscemi ][ Sam Rockwell ]
Stargames (1998)
Elvis Meets Nixon (1997)
[ Curtis Armstrong ][ Bob Gunton ]
Brittle Glory (1997)
[ Kane Hodder ]
Alien X Factor (1997)
Hardball (1997)
[ Michael Dudikoff ][ Steve Bacic ]
The Immortals (1995)
[ Chris Rock ][ Joe Pantoliano ][ Eric Roberts ][ Clarence Williams III ][ Kevin Bernhardt ]
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor (1994)
[ Ryan Phillippe ][ James Brolin ][ John Spencer ][ Hal Holbrook ][ Gregg Henry ]
Bandit: Beauty and the Bandit (1994)
[ Brian Krause ][ Brian Bloom ]
Naked in New York (1993)
[ Eric Stoltz ][ Ralph Macchio ][ Timothy Dalton ][ Chris Noth ][ Griffin Dunne ]
The Mummy Lives (1993)
Center of the Web (1992)
Christmas in Connecticut (1992)
[ Arnold Schwarzenegger ][ Kris Kristofferson ][ Richard Roundtree ]
Hollywood Babylon II (1992)
Prime Target (1991)
[ Isaac Hayes ][ Robert Reed ][ Andrew Robinson ][ David Heavener ]
Thanksgiving Day (1990)
[ Joseph Bologna ]
Walter & Carlo i Amerika (1989)
Midnight (1989)
[ Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ]
Tarzan in Manhattan (1989)
[ Jan-Michael Vincent ]
Lobster Man from Mars (1989)
[ Billy Barty ]
Charlie (1989)
Passagier - Welcome to Germany, Der (1988)
[ Gedeon Burkhard ]
Murder in Three Acts (1986)
[ Peter Ustinov ][ Dana Elcar ]
The Last of Philip Banter (1986)
[ Gregg Henry ]
Club Life (1986)
[ Whip Hubley ]
Mafia Princess (1986)
Balboa (1986)
[ Chuck Connors ]
Insignificance (1985)
[ Gary Busey ][ Jude Ciccolella ][ Michael Emil ]
BrainWaves (1983)
[ Keir Dullea ]
Where Is Parsifal? (1983)
[ Orson Welles ][ Donald Pleasence ][ Erik Estrada ]
Portrait of a Showgirl (1982)
Othello, el comando negro (1982)
The Million Dollar Face (1981)
[ Roddy McDowall ][ William Daniels ]
Heist (1981)
Inmates: A Love Story (1981)
[ Craig T Nelson ][ Craig T. Nelson ][ Perry King ]
Deadly Blessings (1980)
The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
[ Pierce Brosnan ][ Rock Hudson ][ Edward Fox ]
It Rained All Night the Day I Left (1980)
[ Louis Gossett Jr. ][ John Vernon ]
The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980)
[ Harold Gould ][ Bill Macy ]
Little Miss Marker (1980)
[ Walter Matthau ][ Bob Newhart ]
The Usurper (1979)
Everything I Touch (1979)
Title Shot (1979)
[ Michael Wincott ]
Double Take (1979)
The Manitou (1978)
[ Burgess Meredith ]
Sextette (1978)
[ Timothy Dalton ][ Dom DeLuise ][ George Hamilton ][ Ringo Starr ][ Ian Abercrombie ]
The Users (1978)
[ George Hamilton ][ Darren McGavin ][ Aaron Spelling ][ Red Buttons ]
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)
[ Regis Philbin ][ Jackie Earle Haley ]
Casanova & Co. (1977)
The Last Tycoon (1976)
[ Robert De Niro ][ Jack Nicholson ][ Robert Mitchum ][ John Cho ][ Donald Pleasence ]
Sporting Chance (1976)
[ Roger Moore ]
London Conspiracy (1976)
[ Roger Moore ]
The Big Rip-Off (1975)
[ Larry Hagman ]
Lepke (1975)
[ Michael Callan ]
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
[ Richard Chamberlain ][ Donald Pleasence ]
Annie and the Hoods (1974)
[ Gene Wilder ][ Alan Alda ]
Mission: Monte Carlo (1974)
[ Roger Moore ]
The Third Girl from the Left (1973)
[ Hugh M. Hefner ]
To the Death, Baby (1972)
[ Roger Moore ]
The Ozerov Inheritance (1972)
[ Roger Moore ]
A Death in the Family (1972)
[ Roger Moore ]
Read and Destroy (1972)
[ Roger Moore ]
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)
[ Ernest Borgnine ][ Brian Keith ][ Don Ameche ][ John Fiedler ]
You Can't Win 'Em All (1970)
[ Charles Bronson ]
Monte Carlo or Bust (1969)
[ Dudley Moore ]
The Boston Strangler (1968)
[ Henry Fonda ][ James Brolin ][ George Kennedy ][ Dana Elcar ][ Alex Rocco ]
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
[ John Cassavetes ][ Charles Grodin ][ Ralph Bellamy ]
Cintura di castità, La (1968)
Don't Make Waves (1967)
Drop Dead Darling (1966)
[ Warren Mitchell ]
Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)
[ George C Scott ][ George C. Scott ][ John Williams ][ Bob Hope ][ Carroll O'Connor ]
Chamber of Horrors (1966)
[ Wayne Rogers ]
Boeing (707) Boeing (707) (1965)
[ Jerry Lewis ]
The Great Race (1965)
[ Jack Lemmon ][ Blake Edwards ][ Keenan Wynn ]
Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
[ Henry Fonda ][ Mel Ferrer ]
Goodbye Charlie (1964)
[ Walter Matthau ][ James Brolin ]
Wild and Wonderful (1964)
Paris - When It Sizzles (1964)
[ Frank Sinatra ][ William Holden ][ Mel Ferrer ]
Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
[ Robert Duvall ][ Gregory Peck ][ Edward Albert ][ Eddie Albert ][ Bobby Darin ]
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
[ Kirk Douglas ][ Burt Lancaster ][ Robert Mitchum ][ George C Scott ][ George C. Scott ]
40 Pounds of Trouble (1962)
[ Richard Mulligan ]
Taras Bulba (1962)
[ Yul Brynner ]
The Outsider (1961)
[ Lance Henriksen ][ Vince Edwards ]
The Great Impostor (1961)
[ Karl Malden ][ Harry Carey Jr. ]
Pepe (1960)
[ Jack Lemmon ][ Dean Martin ][ Sammy Davis Jr. ][ Bobby Darin ][ Cesar Romero ]
Spartacus (1960)
[ Stanley Kubrick ][ Kirk Douglas ][ Laurence Olivier ][ Peter Ustinov ][ Richard Farnsworth ]
The Rat Race (1960)
[ Don Rickles ][ Norman Fell ]
Who Was That Lady? (1960)
[ Dean Martin ][ James Whitmore ]
The Young Juggler (1960)
Operation Petticoat (1959)
[ Cary Grant ]
Some Like It Hot (1959)
[ Jack Lemmon ][ Billy Wilder ]
Kings Go Forth (1958)
The Vikings (1958)
[ Orson Welles ][ Kirk Douglas ][ Ernest Borgnine ]
The Perfect Furlough (1958)
[ Keenan Wynn ][ Troy Donahue ]
The Defiant Ones (1958)
[ Sidney Poitier ][ Lon Chaney Jr. ][ Claude Akins ]
The Midnight Story (1957)
[ Chris Robinson ]
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
[ Burt Lancaster ][ John Fiedler ]
Mister Cory (1957)
[ Blake Edwards ]
Cornada (1957)
Trapeze (1956)
[ Burt Lancaster ]
The Square Jungle (1955)
[ Ernest Borgnine ]
The Rawhide Years (1955)
The Purple Mask (1955)
[ Dan O'Herlihy ]
So This Is Paris (1955)
Six Bridges to Cross (1955)
[ Sal Mineo ][ George Nader ]
The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)
[ Dan O'Herlihy ]
Johnny Dark (1954)
Beachhead (1954)
Houdini (1953)
Forbidden (1953)
All American (1953)
Son of Ali Baba (1952)
No Room for the Groom (1952)
Flesh and Fury (1952)
The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951)
Kansas Raiders (1950)
[ James Best ][ Richard Egan ]
Winchester '73 (1950)
[ James Stewart ][ Rock Hudson ][ James Best ]
Sierra (1950)
[ James Arness ]
I Was a Shoplifter (1950)
[ Rock Hudson ][ James Best ]
Francis (1950)
Woman in Hiding (1950)
Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)
The Lady Gambles (1949)
City Across the River (1949)
Criss Cross (1949)
[ Burt Lancaster ][ Raymond Burr ]
How to Smuggle a Hernia Across the Border (1949)
[ Jerry Lewis ]


  • Father of Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis (with Janet Leigh).
  • Father of Allegra Curtis (with Christine Kaufmann).
  • He had heart bypass surgery in April 1994. One of his sons, Nicholas, died of seizures on July 2, 1994 due to an overdose of heroin.
  • His current wife, Jill Vandenberg Curtis, is 45 years younger than him.
  • Son of a tailor from Hungary, Curtis still speaks Hungarian.
  • Enjoys painting and creating "shadow boxes" of art objects. In late 2005, the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY) acquired one of his canvasses for its permanent collection.
  • Lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Appears on sleeve of The Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
  • Suffers from fear of flying
  • He made a literary cameo in Matt Whyman's debut romantic comedy novel, 'Man or Mouse', in which the main character, Ren, e-mails Curtis with his love-life problems, and finally meets him briefly.
  • He has two adopted sons.
  • Was the inspiration for, and voice of, the character "Stoney Curtis" in The Flintstones (1994).
  • Since re-dubbing the bath scene in Spartacus (1960) with Anthony Hopkins, Curtis has said that whenever he encounters Hopkins, he hollers "Oh Tony... it's Antininus".
  • Has appeared in a musical based on Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot (1959) in which he appears as millionaire Osgood Fielding III, originally assayed by Joe E. Brown in the film.
  • He is a militant anti-smoker. Both Sir Michael Caine and Sir Roger Moore have credited Curtis with helping them quit smoking cigarettes in the early 1970s, though not cigars.

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