Martin Balsam

Oscar Winner

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Martin was born under the official name Balsam, Martin Henry on November 4th, 1919. He died on February 13th, 1996 in Rome, Lazio, Italy (heart attack). Known to his close friends as The Bronx Barrymore, he has been a credited actor since the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's.

To date, Martin has only starred in the 1970 action movie Tora! Tora! Tora!. Martin Balsam has yet to establish a position as a bankable star.

Martin has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twelve films including: the 1994 comedy film Il silenzio dei prosciutti as the character Det. Martin Balsam, the 1991 crime movie Cape Fear playing Judge and the 1990 horror release Due occhi diabolici cast as Mr. Pym.

Martin Balsam has earned salaries up to USD for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1991 crime film Cape Fear, which brought in $79,000,000 at the box office.

As an actor Martin Balsam has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. He won the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Arnold Burns in the 1965 movie A Thousand Clowns.


" I think the average guy has always identified with me.

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(1938) Graduated DeWitt Clinton High School in New York.
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