2020-04-29 Collage Douglas Fairbanks

2020-04-29 Collage  Douglas Fairbanks

“In this game of life, the fortunate ride at the expense of the less fortunate. The big idea is to do it cheerfully no matter how humble the task.” Douglas Fairbanks Sr.

Douglas Elton Fairbanks[1] (born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman; May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films including The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro, but spent the early part of his career making comedies. Fairbanks was a founding member of United Artists. He was also a founding member of The Motion Picture Academy and hosted the 1st Academy Awards in 1929. With his marriage to actress and film producer Mary Pickford in 1920, the couple became ‘Hollywood royalty’, and Fairbanks was referred to as “The King of Hollywood”, a nickname later passed on to actor Clark Gable. Though widely considered as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the 1910s and 1920s, Fairbanks’ career rapidly declined with the advent of the “talkies”. His final film was The Private Life of Don Juan (1934).


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„In diesem Spiel des Lebens geht die glückliche Fahrt auf Kosten der weniger Glücklichen. Die große Idee ist, es fröhlich zu tun, egal wie bescheiden die Aufgabe ist. Douglas Fairbanks Sr.

Douglas Fairbanks sen. (eigentlich Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman; * 23. Mai 1883 in Denver, Colorado; † 12. Dezember 1939 in Santa Monica, Kalifornien) war ein US-amerikanischer Filmschauspieler, Regisseur, Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent. Er begann seine Filmkarriere zunächst mit Komödien, avancierte dann aber als Hauptdarsteller von Abenteuerfilmen zu einem der erfolgreichsten Hollywood-Stars. Mit dem Ende der Stummfilmära nahm Fairbanks große Popularität Anfang der 1930er-Jahre rasch ab.


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