Charles Durning

actor
Born: 2/28/1923
Birthplace: Highland Falls, New York

A heavyset character actor, he gained fame for playing the part of Lieutenant Snyder in 1973's The Sting. His other movies include Dog Day Afternoon (1975), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), for which he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar, Tootsie (1982), Mass Appeal (1984), and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). He also appeared on television in the series Evening Shade (1990–94).


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  • The Hudsucker Proxy - Starring Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, Charles Durning, John Mahoney
  • The Golden Boys (Chatham) - Starring Charles Durning, Rip Torn, David Carradine, John Savage, Bruce Dern
  • The Muppet Movie - Starring Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
  • The Sting - Starring Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston
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