Vladivostok Mayor Igor Pushkariov, US Consul General Sylvia Curran, and Yul's son, Rock Brynner, participated in the ceremony, along with hundreds of local residents.[55]. His movies include Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), Gunfight at the O.K. Yet for all his shirtless scenes with the world’s most beautiful women, it was his cagey role as the crime fighting, Irish-American cop in The Untouchables (1988) that landed him the Oscar for best-supporting actor. The Broadway production of The King and I ran from January 7 to June 30 of that year, with Mary Beth Peil as Anna. Brynner returned to Broadway in Home Sweet Homer, a notorious flop musical. Here are 10 Oscar recipients who hit the weights for a blockbuster body. 541593), Record Group 21: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685–2004, filed June 4, 1943, Family Search San Francisco Passenger Lists. [54], On September 28, 2012, a 2.4-m-tall statue was inaugurated at Yul Brynner Park, in front of the home where he was born at Aleutskaya St. No. [12], In 1940, speaking little English, he and his mother immigrated to the United States aboard the President Cleveland, departing from Kobe, Japan, arriving in San Francisco on October 25, 1940. [8] He had Swiss-German, Russian and Buryat (Mongol) ancestry, and was born at home in a four-storey residence at 15 Aleutskaya Street, Vladivostok. The movie was a huge hit. He also did some modelling work and was photographed nude by George Platt Lynes. Brynner felt a strong personal connection to the Romani people; in 1977, Brynner was named honorary president of the International Romani Union, a title that he kept until his death. But it was his athletic physique as quarterback Willie Beamon in the 1999 football flick Any Given Sunday that earned him a spot on this list. SEE ALSO: The NFL’s Fittest Man, Whether leading his people out of Egypt, or evading an army of apes, Charlton Heston took on each underdog role with an unbridled passion, and a shredded physique. Brynner's shaven head was unusual at the time, and his striking appearance helped to give him an exotic appeal. It did mean though that a proposed Brynner film about Spartacus had to be postponed. Yul Brynner (1952) Tyrone Power (1952) Ted Briskin (1952) Jeff Richards (1955-1956) Anthony Steel (1956-1959) – Anita Ekberg married English actor and singer, Anthony Steel, on May 22, 1956, and the duo eventually got divorced on May 14, 1959. Topping the list is Daredevil and the highly anticipated Batman Vs. Superman where Affleck does the Cape Crusader justice with a stellar physique. And while you may not recall his 1955, Oscar winning performance in The King and I , you’re likely to remember his role as another king in the timeless classic The 10 Commandments . SEE ALSO: The 10 Best Fitness Movies on Netflix, Three-time, Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis — Lincoln (2013), There Will Be Blood (2008), and My Left Foot (1990) — not only has shown the range in his acting abilities, but also his physical transformations. [51][52] Brynner was buried in the grounds of the Saint-Michel-de-Bois-Aubry Orthodox monastery, near Luzé, between Tours and Poitiers in France. "Future Still in Doubt for Power's Last Film: One of 3 Coproducers Reportedly Engaged Yul Brynner Without Consulting Partners". Three-time, Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis — Lincoln (2013), There Will Be Blood (2008), and My Left Foot (1990) — not only has shown the range in his acting abilities, but also his physical transformations. And during the course of his life, he put his thoughts and feelings down on paper in the form of poetry. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Brynner died of lung cancer on October 10, 1985, at New York Hospital at the age of 65. He did Escape from Zahrain (1962) with Ronald Neame as director and Taras Bulba (1962) with Tony Curtis for J. Lee Thompson. Still, a good, sensitive eye and a few memorable candid shots. Corral (1957), The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963), and Ice Station Zebra (1968). "Looking at Hollywood: Yul Brynner, Mirisch Co. Charlton Heston was a nude model too, or almost nude. It was followed by Kings of the Sun (1963), also with Chakiris, directed by Thompson. Brynner’s first Broadway performance was a small part in Shakespeare’s T Our celebration of post-war gay, bisexual, and straight movie stars wearing next to nothing at all. He sang some of those same songs in the film The Brothers Karamazov. Actor Stuart Whitman, center, with Yul Brynner and Joanne Woodward on the set of the 1959 movie “The Sound and the Fury.” (AP) By . But I will make bald and muscular sexy again. Yul Brynner Back in the day, this Russian-born actor dominated the big screen with a powerful presence, muscular physique, and clean-shaved dome. Los Angeles Times. [2], Brynner enjoyed a hit with Return of the Seven (1966), reprising his role from the original. [citation needed], In 1951, Brynner shaved his head for his role in The King and I. For the vast majority of his films, Crowe’s physique is always top notch. He won Tony Awards for both the first and the last of these Broadway productions. He is a historian, novelist, and university history lecturer at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York and Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut. [43] His third marriage broke up, reportedly due to his 1980 announcement that he would continue in the role of the King for another long tour and Broadway run, his affairs with female fans and his neglect of his wife and children. Yul Brynner July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985) [1] was a Russian-born United States-based film and stage actor. For that reason, the actor who defined masculinity better than any other of his time often displayed his strong frame in his crusade against the unjust. [19], During World War II, Brynner worked as a French-speaking radio announcer and commentator for the US Office of War Information, broadcasting to occupied France. While Affleck didn’t win an Oscar for any of his acting performances as of yet, he did earn two Oscars for his behind-the camera work in two box office hits — Good Will Hunting (1997) and Argo (2012). His final destination was New York City, where his sister already lived. It was not until the publication of the books \"Yul: The Man Who Would Be King\" and \"Empire and Odyssey\" by his son, Yul \"Rock\" Brynner, that many of the details of Brynner's early life became clear. Known more for getting whacked than getting jacked, this fan favorite scored a knockout with his fighter’s physique in Scorsese’s highly acclaimed, Raging Bull (1981). Brynner is one of only ten people who have won both a Tony and an Academy Award for the same role. Yul Brynner Net Worth $10 million After growing up in Russia, Yul’s mother took him to China after his father left the family. We've got you covered with these easy options. For the vast majority of his films, Crowe’s physique is always top notch. Thank you for signing up. [12] Brynner played his guitar in Russian nightclubs in Paris, sometimes accompanying his sister, playing Russian and Roma songs. [12] The tour then resumed.[49][50]. In Los Angeles, only hours before his 4,000th performance in The King and I, he received the test results indicating that while his throat was fine, he had inoperable lung cancer. [42], His third wife (1971–1981), Jacqueline Simone Thion de la Chaume (1932–2013), a French socialite, was the widow of Philippe de Croisset (son of French playwright Francis de Croisset and a publishing executive). In his Oscar-winning performance as troubled, middleweight boxer, Jake LaMotta, DeNiro got lean and shredded to play the part of the pugilist in his prime. "I’m pretty sure I’m breaking several commandments right now thinking about Yul Brynner," one person wrote. It was there where Brynner played Rameses II, the jacked, Egyptian king who ruled with an iron fist and mighty guns. He had cameos in Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) and The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966). He was also an accomplished guitarist and singer. He appeared in the original 1951 production and later touring productions, as well as a 1977 Broadway revival, a London production in 1979, and another Broadway revival in 1985. He has however grabbed the statue early in his career for his writing credit on Good Will Hunting. To get the body of an actual NFL QB, Foxx hit the weights hard, bulking up to a respectable 200 lbs. For his role as Hawkeye in Last of the Mohicans, Day-Lewis got his body into peak condition to get into character as an adopted Mohican doing battle in colonial America. His final movie was Death Rage (1976), an Italian action film. However, it really shined in his role as Maximus in the Academy Award winning film Gladiator (2001) where the buff Crowe was often seen wielding a massive sword, along with a strong and muscular physique. [21], Brynner's first marriage was to actress Virginia Gilmore in 1944, and soon after he began working as a director at the new CBS television studios, directing Studio One, among other shows. The first three marriages ended in divorce. The Indian chief of a resident tribe named Black Eagle (extraordinary physique presence of Yul Brynner who personifies the romantic myth of the noble savage) is captured by the newcomers to his land and there is dissension in the community as to whether the should be sacrificed in the ordinary way demanded by high priest (Richard Basehart), then Balam eventually forbids sacrifice in the new land … November 19, 1958. p. 28. [29][30][31], Brynner's second motion picture was the film version of The King and I (1956) with Deborah Kerr. During World War II, Brynner work in Paris as a french speaking radio announcer, broadcasting propaganda throughout France for the US. He was adept at communicating with his subject. However, what you may not know is that the Scotland-born actor was actually a bodybuilder before he hit it big on the big screen as the world’s most famous secret service agent. His year of birth, in one version of the commercial, was incorrectly given as 1915. [25][26] Following the huge success of the Broadway production and subsequent film, Brynner continued to shave his head for the rest of his life, though he wore a wig for certain roles. Ink 12 Million Dollar Pact" Hopper, Hedda. [34], Brynner tried comedy with two films directed by Stanley Donen: Once More, with Feeling! Brynner had a small role in Fuzz (1972)[2] then reprised his most famous part in the TV series Anna and the King (1972) which ran for 13 episodes. [44], On April 4, 1983, aged 62, Brynner married his fourth and final wife, Kathy Lee (born 1957), a 26-year-old ballerina from Ipoh, Malaysia, whom he had met in a production of The King and I. SEE ALSO: Joe Manganiello’s ‘Magic Mike’ Conditioning Routine. He also got suprisingly jacked for several recent projects including Behind the Candelabra, The Martian, and the upcoming Jason Bourne. He made a cameo in Testament of Orpheus.[35]. Yul Brynner was allowed to be sexy once. He also occasionally referred to himself as Julius Briner, Jules Bryner, or Youl Bryner. SEE ALSO: The 9 Fittest Movie Moments in Hollywood History. He attended a school run by the YMCA, and then went to Paris after threats of a China and Japan war. In his early period in Europe, he often played and sang gypsy songs in Parisian nightclubs with Aliosha Dimitrievitch. [40], In 1959, Brynner fathered a daughter, Lark Brynner, with Frankie Tilden, who was 20 years old. She later taught voice in New York. [2], Brynner went to Yugoslavia to star in a war film, Battle of Neretva (1969). So too did The Sound and the Fury (1959) based on the novel by William Faulkner with Joanne Woodward. Record of Yul Brynner, #108-18-2984. He remained in lead roles for Romance of a Horsethief (1971) and a Western Catlow (1971).[2]. His first wife (1944–1960) was actress Virginia Gilmore with whom he had one child, Yul 'Rock' Brynner (born December 23, 1946). Yuliy Borisovich Briner (Russian: Юлий Борисович Бринер; July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985), better known as Yul Brynner, was a Russian-American actor, singer, and director, considered one of the first Russian-American film stars.