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Initially known for playing tough guys with a tender heart, he went on to achieve success with more complex and challenging roles over a year career in film and, later, television. Lancaster performed as a circus acrobat in the s. After serving in World War II , the year-old Lancaster landed a role in a Broadway play and drew the attention of a Hollywood agent. His breakthrough role was the film noir The Killers in alongside Ava Gardner. A critical success, it launched both of their careers.
Burt Lancaster in Vera Cruz Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster Nov. After initially building his career on "tough guy" roles Lancaster abandoned his "all-American" image in the late s in favor of more complex and challenging roles, and came to be regarded as one of the best motion picture actors as a result.
Search Search. Menu Sections. The rugged film idol with the chiselled profile makes The rugged film idol with the chiselled profile makes today's leading men seem effete and insubstantial. Lancaster's greatest talent in films like From Here To Eternity, whose erotic love scenes in the surf with Deborah Kerr scandalised Hollywood censors in , was to capture the essence of manly heterosexuality.