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Place of Birth Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Birthday 1909-06-20
Death 1959-10-14
Also Known As Эррол Флинн
Errol Leslie Flynn

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Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (June 20, 1909 - October 14, 1959) was an Australian-American actor and writer. He is popularly remembered as a charismatic romantic hero in the eight films he starred in with Olivia de Havilland. Flynn’s most iconic role came as Robin Hood in "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938). After signing with Warner Bros. Pictures in January 1935, Flynn’s rise to stardom was swift. The studio decided to take a risk casting the unknown 26-year-old as the lead in "Captain Blood" (1935). The film established Flynn as a major Hollywood star and the natural successor to Douglas Fairbanks. The smash hit was followed up by "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936) and "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938), the most expensive film Warner Bros. had made up to that time. In spite of his Australian accent, Flynn starred in the enormously successful westerns "Dodge City" (1939), "Virginia City" (1940), "Santa Fe Trail" (1940), and "They Died with Their Boots On" (1941). The popularly of these westerns played a part in the genre’s revival. In late 1942, Flynn was charged with statutory rape of two 17-year-old girls. Despite his acquittal, press coverage of the trial led to the ubiquity of the expression, “In like Flynn.” With America’s involvement in WWII, Flynn had tried to enlist but was rated 4-F due to his enlarged heart, latent pulmonary tuberculosis and recurrent malaria (contracted in New Guinea). During the war, he made several films with the director Raoul Walsh. These include "Gentleman Jim" (1942) – one of Flynn’s favorite roles – and war films such as "Desperate Journey" (1942) and "Objective, Burma!" (1945). Embittered by his public image as a womanizer and his inability to serve in the war, Flynn further descended into a life of drug-addiction and alcoholism. His slow deflation became apparent in the waning success of his films and his aging physical appearance. By the late '50s, Flynn mounted a comeback with his turns in "The Sun Also Rises" (1957), "Too Much, Too Soon" (1958) and "The Roots of Heaven" (1958). In 1959, he died of a heart attack in Vancouver, Canada. Flynn’s notorious autobiography "My Wicked, Wicked Ways" (1959) was posthumously published. He also wrote two novels: "Beam Ends" (1937) and "Showdown" (1946).

Acting

2013Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored as Himself (archive footage)
2010Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff as Himself (archive footage)
20091939: Hollywood's Greatest Year as Himself
2007Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn as Himself (Archive footage)
2005The Adventures of Errol Flynn as Self / Various Roles (archive footage) (archive sound)
2002The Kid Stays in the Picture as Himself (archive footage)
1997The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender as Self (archive footage)
1983Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Himself (archive footage)
1975Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1974That's Entertainment! as (archive footage) (uncredited)
1965Hollywood My Home Town
1963Hollywood Without Make-Up as Himself
1959Cuban Rebel Girls as The American Correspondent
1959Cuban Story as Himself - Reporter
1958The Roots of Heaven as Forsythe
1958Too Much, Too Soon as John Barrymore
1957The Sun Also Rises as Mike Campbell
1957Istanbul as James Brennan
1957The Big Boodle as Ned Sherwood
1955The Dark Avenger as Prince Edward
1955King's Rhapsody as Richard, King of Laurentia
1954Lilacs in the Spring as John 'Beau' Beaumont
1954Il maestro di Don Giovanni as Renzo
1953The Master of Ballantrae as Jamie Durie
1952Against All Flags as Brian Hawke
1952Cruise of the Zaca as Himself / Narrator
1952Mara Maru as Gregory Mason
1952Deep Sea Fishing as Self
1951Adventures of Captain Fabian as Capt. Michael Fabian
1950Kim as Mahbub Ali, the Red Beard
1950Montana as Morgan Lane
1950Rocky Mountain as Capt. Lafe Barstow
1949Rabbit Hood as Robin Hood (archive footage) (uncredited)
1949That Forsyte Woman as Soames Forsyte
1949It's a Great Feeling as Jeffrey Bushdinkle (uncredited)
1948Adventures of Don Juan as Don Juan de Maraña
1948Silver River as "Mike" McComb
1947Escape Me Never as Sebastian Dubrok
1947Cry Wolf as Mark Caldwell
1947Blow-Ups of 1947 as Himself
1946Never Say Goodbye as Phil Gayley
1946Peeks at Hollywood
1946Blow-Ups of 1946 as Self
1945San Antonio as Clay Hardin
1945Objective, Burma! as Capt. Nelson
1944Uncertain Glory as Jean Picard
1944Breakdowns of 1944 as Self
1943Northern Pursuit as Corporal Steve Wagner
1943Thank Your Lucky Stars as Himself
1943Show-Business at War as Self
1943Edge of Darkness as Gunnar Brogge
1942Gentleman Jim as James J. Corbett
1942Desperate Journey as Terry Forbes
1942Breakdowns of 1942 as Self
1941They Died with Their Boots On as George Armstrong Custer
1941Dive Bomber as Douglas S. Lee
1941Footsteps in the Dark as Francis Monroe Warren II, alias F.X. Pettijohn
1940Santa Fe Trail as Jeb Stuart
1940The Sea Hawk as Captain Geoffrey Thorpe
1940Virginia City as Kerry Bradford
1939The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex as The Earl of Essex
1939Dodge City as Wade Hatton
1938The Dawn Patrol as Captain Courtney
1938The Sisters as Frank Medlin
1938Four's a Crowd as Robert Kensington 'Bob' Lansford
1938Out Where the Stars Begin as Robin Hood (archive footage)
1938Robin Hood'un Maceraları as Robin Hood
1938Breakdowns of 1938 as Himself
1937The Perfect Specimen as Gerald Beresford Wicks
1937Another Dawn as Captain Denny Roark
1937The Prince and the Pauper as Miles Hendon
1937Green Light as Dr. Newell Paige
1937Breakdowns of 1937 as Himself
1936The Charge of the Light Brigade as Major Geoffrey Vickers
1935A Dream Comes True as Himself (uncredited)
1935Captain Blood as Dr. Peter Blood
1935Pirate Party on Catalina Isle as Errol Flynn (uncredited)
1935Don't Bet on Blondes as David Van Dusen
1935The Case of the Curious Bride as Gregory Moxley
1933I Adore You as Extra (uncredited)
1933In the Wake of the Bounty as Fletcher Christian


Other Roles

2018Errol Flynn'in Serüvenleri - Book
1959Cuban Rebel Girls - Screenplay
1952Cruise of the Zaca - Director
1952Deep Sea Fishing - Director
1951Adventures of Captain Fabian - Screenplay
1944Uncertain Glory - Associate Producer


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