James GarnerOscar Nominee
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James was born under the official name Bumgarner, James Scott on April 7th, 1928. He died on July 19th, 2014 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA (acute myocardial infarction). Known to his close friends as Slick (as a teen), he has been a credited actor since the 1961 film The Children's Hour.
James Garner was a dependable leading actor. He has starred in three films including the 1998 documentary film Spirit of American as the character Narrator, the 1967 western movie Hour of the Gun playing Wyatt Earp and the 1966 drama release Grand Prix cast as Pete Aron.
James has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in ten films including: the 2004 drama film The Notebook as the character Duke, the 2002 drama movie Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood playing Shepard James 'Shep' Walker and the 2001 adventure release Atlantis: The Lost Empire cast as Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke.
James Garner has earned salaries up to $100,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2000 action film Space Cowboys, which brought in $90,000,000 at the box office.
In 1966 James Garner produced his first movie, the drama film Grand Prix.
James has garnered moderate media attention, having been featured on the cover of at least two magazines, captured in more than one pictorials, interviewed in over three publications and featured in two magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least three books.
As an actor James Garner has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Murphy Jones in the 1985 movie Murphy's Romance.