Why Famous: The archetypal screen tough guy with weather beaten features, Bronson was a true icon of international cinema. He remained a fan favorite in both the US and abroad for 50 years.
He was often cast in the role of a police officer, gunfighter, or vigilante in revenge-oriented plot lines. Some famous roles include "The Great Escape", "The Dirty Dozen", and "The Magnificent Seven" and the "Death Wish" series.
- 1968-10-05 "The Dirty Dozen" actor Charles Bronson (46) weds Jill Ireland
- 1967-06-15 "The Dirty Dozen", based on E. M. Nathanson's novel, directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson is released in the US
- 1974-07-24 "Death Wish", based on the novel by Brian Garfield, directed by Michael Winner and starring Charles Bronson is released in the US