Ernest Borgnine

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Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Charles who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy and Anna who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real interest in acting. At age 18, after graduating from high school in New Haven, and undecided about his future career, he joined the United States Navy, where he stayed for ten years until leaving in 1945. After a few factory jobs, his mother suggested that his forceful personality could make him suitable for a career in acting, and Borgnine promptly enrolled at the Randall School of Drama in Hartford. After completing the course, he joined Robert Porterfield's famous Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, staying there for four years, undertaking odd jobs and playing every type of role imaginable. His big break came in 1949, when he made his acting debut on Broadway playing a male nurse in "Harvey". In 1951, Borgnine moved to Los Angeles to pursue a movie career, and made his film debut as Bill Street in The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951). His career took off in 1953 when he was cast in the role of Sergeant "Fatso" Judson in From Here to Eternity (1953). This memorable performance led to numerous supporting roles as "heavies" in a steady string of dramas and westerns. He played against type in 1955 by securing the lead role of Marty Piletti, a shy and sensitive butcher, in Marty (1955). He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, despite strong competition from Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra, James Dean and James Cagney. Throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Borgnine performed memorably in such films as The Catered Affair (1956), Ice Station Zebra (1968) and Emperor of the North (1973). Between 1962 and 1966, he played Lt. Commander Quinton McHale in the popular television series McHale's Navy (1962). In early 1984, he returned to television as Dominic Santini in the action series Airwolf (1984) co-starring Jan-Michael Vincent, and in 1995, he was cast in the comedy series The Single Guy (1995) as doorman Manny Cordoba. He also appeared in several made-for-TV movies. Ernest Borgnine passed away aged 95 on July 8, 2012, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, of renal failure. He is survived by his wife Tova, their children and his younger sister Evelyn.

Most Popular Ernest Borgnine Trailers

Total trailers found: 141

Gattaca Trailer (1997)

07 September 1997

Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA.

Strange Wilderness Trailer (2008)

01 February 2008

With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot.

RED Trailer (2010)

13 October 2010

When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent, Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.

Escape from New York Trailer (1981)

22 May 1981

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society.

The Wild Bunch Trailer (1969)

17 June 1969

Aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by his old partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan).

Convoy Trailer (1978)

27 June 1978

Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.

The Revengers Trailer (1972)

21 June 1972

The life of peaceful rancher John Benedict is torn apart when his family is massacred by a gang of marauding outlaws and his farm is destroyed.

Small Soldiers Trailer (1998)

10 July 1998

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.

Hannie Caulder Trailer (1971)

08 November 1971

Hannie enlists the aid of bounty hunter Tom Price to teach her how to be a gunfighter so she can hunt down the 3 men who killed her husband and raped her.

Jubal Trailer (1956)

06 April 1956

Jubal Troop is a cowboy who is found in a weakened condition, without a horse. He is given shelter at Shep Horgan's large ranch, where he quickly makes an enemy in foreman Pinky, a cattleman who accuses Jubal of carrying the smell of sheep.

The Vikings Trailer (1958)

28 June 1958

Hollywood legends Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine and Janet Leigh dazzle in this epic chronicle of brutal rivalry and bloodthirsty ambition.

The Flight of the Phoenix Trailer (1965)

15 December 1965

A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will build to escape before their food and water run out.

From Here to Eternity Trailer (1953)

05 August 1953

In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

The Poseidon Adventure Trailer (1972)

01 December 1972

The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship.

The Black Hole Trailer (1979)

18 December 1979

The explorer craft U.S.S. Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the magnificent U.

Super Fuzz Trailer (1980)

18 September 1980

Dave Speed is no ordinary Miami cop--he is an irradiated Miami cop who has developed super powers. Unfortunately, he doesn't quite know how to use them and this gets him in trouble with his long-suffering partner.

Aces 'N' Eights Trailer (2008)

15 March 2008

Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for railroad greatness suddenly find themselves being ruthlessly gunned down.

Marty Trailer (1955)

11 April 1955

Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married but has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood.

BASEketball Trailer (1998)

28 July 1998

Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules.

Johnny Guitar Trailer (1954)

26 May 1954

On the outskirts of town, the hard-nosed Vienna owns a saloon frequented by the undesirables of the region, including Dancin' Kid and his gang.

The Dirty Dozen Trailer (1967)

15 June 1967

12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy ch√Ęteau and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there.

Vera Cruz Trailer (1954)

25 December 1954

After the American Civil War, mercenaries travel to Mexico to fight in their revolution for money. The former soldier and gentleman Benjamin Trane meets the gunman and killer Joe Erin and his men, and together they are hired by the Emperor Maximillian and the Marquis Henri de Labordere to escort the Countess Marie Duvarre to the harbor of Vera Cruz.

An All Dogs Christmas Carol Trailer (1998)

17 November 1998

Charlie B. Barker and Itchy Ford are back with Sasha and the gang having a Dicken's of a time as they try to save Christmas from Carface and an evil spirit that wishes to use dogs all over the world to ruin Christmas forever.

Jesus of Nazareth Trailer (1977)

01 January 1977

Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli.

Blueberry Trailer (2004)

09 February 2004

U.S Marshal Mike Donovan has dark memories of the death of his first love. He keeps peace between the Americans and the natives who had temporarily adopted and taken care of him.

Bad Day at Black Rock Trailer (1955)

07 January 1955

A one handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Trailer (1996)

29 March 1996

Charlie and Itchy return to Earth to find Gabriel's Horn, but along the way meet up with a young boy named David, who ran away from home.

The Greatest Trailer (1977)

17 May 1977

The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman.

The Mob Trailer (1951)

07 September 1951

An undercover officer (Broderick Crawford) tracks waterfront corruption from California to New Orleans and back.

11'09''01 - September 11 Trailer (2002)

04 September 2002

11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.

Deadly Blessing Trailer (1981)

14 August 1981

This film is set in Amish Country, at a local farm, where a woman's husband is mysteriously killed by his own tractor!

The Badlanders Trailer (1958)

03 September 1958

Two men are released from the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma in 1898. One, the Dutchman, is out to get both gold and revenge from the people of a small mining town who had him imprisoned unjustly.

Emperor of the North Trailer (1973)

23 May 1973

Hobos encounter a sadistic railway conductor that will not let anyone "ride the rails" for free.

Ice Station Zebra Trailer (1968)

23 October 1968

A top-secret Soviet spy satellite -- using stolen Western technology -- malfunctions and then goes into a descent that lands it near an isolated Arctic research encampment called Ice Station Zebra, belonging to the British, which starts sending out distress signals before falling silent.

All Quiet on the Western Front Trailer (1979)

14 November 1979

At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation.

Violent Saturday Trailer (1955)

01 April 1955

Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.

McHale's Navy Trailer (1997)

18 April 1997

Retired Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale spends his days puttering around the Caribbean in the old PT-73 selling homebrew, ice cream, and swimsuit calendars.

Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart Trailer (1994)

01 January 1994

After many years in prison, a changed robber comes home to see his sons again, one of them brain-damaged.

The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez Trailer (2012)

27 April 2012

Rex is an old man who is bitter about never becoming famous and having lived a life without any meaning.

The Wishing Well Trailer (2010)

09 January 2010

Widower, Mark Jansen, owns and runs the local newspaper for the Midwest town he grew up in. As he struggles to make ends meet, his daughter takes his happiness into her hands by going down to the famous wishing well their little town is known for, and wishing for just that - his happiness.

Airwolf: The Movie Trailer (1984)

22 January 1984

AIRWOLF THE MOVIE It's The First Episode(1984)of airwolf tv series! THE MOVIE THAT INSPIRED THE HIT SERIES.

The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission Trailer (1987)

01 March 1987

Learning of a Nazi plot to attack Washington, D.C. with a deadly nerve gas, Major Wright leads twelve convicts on a suicide mission deep into occupied France to destroy the secret factory where the poison is made.

The Devil's Rain Trailer (1975)

01 July 1975

Satanists in the middle west terrorize and sometimes melt the terrified locals.

Hustle Trailer (1975)

25 December 1975

Phil Gaines is a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach.

Barabbas Trailer (1961)

23 December 1961

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus.

Armed and Deadly: The Making of 'The Dirty Dozen' Trailer (2006)

01 January 2006

A featurette documentary that looks into the making of "The Dirty Dozen," containing interviews with the main cast, film scholars, and production personnel.

The Lion of Judah Trailer (2011)

03 June 2011

Upon learning that Judah has been trapped in the clutches of the townspeople and faces the possibility of being the sacrifice at the annual Festival, the stable mates leave their cozy barn and embark on an adventure to find and free their friend.

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Trailer (1970)

11 September 1970

A rivalry is brewing between the soldiers at an otherwise tranquil Army base and the civilians of a nearby Southern town.

The Split Trailer (1968)

04 November 1968

A group of thieves attempt a daring robbery of a football stadium.

Love's Christmas Journey Trailer (2011)

05 November 2011

While still mourning the loss of her husband and daughter, recently widowed Ellie King visits her brother Aaron Davis and his children for Christmas.

Mistress Trailer (1992)

24 July 1992

A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins.

High Risk Trailer (1981)

01 January 1981

Four American friends, badly needing money, decide to make a commando-like raid into a South American drug lord's compound.

Alice in Wonderland Trailer (1985)

09 December 1985

Classic tale of a girl named Alice who follows a white rabbit down a hole into Wonderland, where she can change sizes by eating and drinking and animals talk.

The Oscar Trailer (1966)

04 March 1966

Snotty Hollywood actor becomes even more full of himself after he's nominated for Best actor at the Academy Awards.

Chuka Trailer (1967)

23 July 1967

A group under siege at an Army fort grapple with painful memories.

The Trail to Hope Rose Trailer (2004)

01 January 2004

Lou Diamond Phillips and marina Black star together with Lee majors and Ernest Borgnine in a western drama.

Laser Mission Trailer (1989)

01 November 1989

A CIA agent is sent to get Professor Braun before the KGB can seize him as the Prof's knowledge, together with a recently stolen diamond, could be used to make a laser cannon.

Blood Feud Trailer (1983)

25 April 1983

Made for TV movie about Bobby Kennedy's campaign to bring Jimmy Hoffa to justice.

Ravagers Trailer (1979)

01 May 1979

In a post-apocalyptic world divided between two groups called the Flockers and the Ravagers, an adventurer and his "pleasure girl" try to find their way to a rumored safe haven called the Land of Genesis.

The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission Trailer (1985)

04 February 1985

Major Reisman is "volunteered" to lead another mission using convicted army soldiers, sentenced to either death or long prison terms.