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February 08, 2010


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I have to redeem myself. "To Kill A Mockingbird" - Best Actor and "Gentlemen's Agreement" - Best Picture.

Tim Zinnecker

Correct! Gregory Peck won his only Best Actor prize (of his five nominations) for his portrayal of Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. To the surprise of some readers (perhaps), TKAM did not win the Best Picture prize in 1962, which was awarded instead to LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (and I'm guessing that Peter O'Toole provided Peck with his stiffest competition for the Best Actor prize).

GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT is a film that flies under the radar of many of us when we think of great Peck films (e.g., THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM, SPELLBOUND, THE YEARLING, DUEL IN THE SUN, TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH, ROMAN HOLIDAY, MOBY DICK, CAPE FEAR, THE GUNS OF NAVARONE, etc.). But it did capture the Best Picture prize in 1947, the only Best Picture winner to feature Peck's acting talents.


I've not seen all of Peck's movies, but my favorite from those I've seen might be _The Big Country_. It's a big goofy at parts, and you can't really figure out where the hell the ranch is supposed to be to have all those geological features near by, but it's a nice movie in many ways.

Colin Miller

I think thatI might go with "The Gunfighter" as my favorite Peck movie.

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