Jack Lemmon

John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon IIIJohn Uhler “Jack” Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor. He starred in more than 60 films including Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts, Days of Wine and Roses, Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger, The Out-of-Towners, The China Syndrome, Missing, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Grumpy Old Men.
Lemmon’s film debut was a bit part as a plasterer/painter in the 1949 film The Lady Takes a Sailor but he was not noticed until his official debut opposite Judy Holliday in the 1954 comedy It Should Happen to You. Lemmon worked with many legendary leading ladies, among them Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Betty Grable, Janet Leigh, Shirley MacLaine, Romy Schneider, Doris Day, Kim Novak, Judy Holliday, Rita Hayworth, June Allyson, Virna Lisi, Ann Margret, Sophia Loren and many, many more. He was also close friends with Tony Curtis, Ernie Kovacs and Walter Matthau. He made two films with Curtis and eleven with Matthau.
He became a favorite actor of director Billy Wilder, starring in his films Some Jack LemmonLike It Hot, The Apartment, Irma la Douce, The Fortune Cookie, Avanti!, The Front Page and Buddy Buddy. Wilder felt Lemmon had a natural tendency toward overacting that had to be tempered; the Wilder biography Nobody’s Perfect quotes the director as saying, “Lemmon, I would describe him as a ham, a fine ham, and with ham you have to trim a little fat”. The biography also quotes Jack Lemmon as saying, “I am particularly susceptible to the parts I play… If my character was having a nervous breakdown, I started to have one”.
Jack Lemmon IIILemmon was one of the best-liked actors in Hollywood. He is remembered as making time for people as the actor Kevin Spacey recalled in a tribute. When already regarded as a legend, he met the teenage Spacey backstage after a theater performance and spoke to him about pursuing an acting career. Spacey would later work with Lemmon in Dad (1989), the critically acclaimed film Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) and on stage in a revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Lemmon’s performance also inspired Gil Gunderson, a character on The Simpsons that is modeled on Lemmon’s.
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