Eight time ‘Academy’ nominee’ and two times ‘Academy’ winner, Jack Lemmon
was one of the most acclaimed American musicians and actors. He made his foray in the showbiz in 1949 with ‘The Lady Takes a Sailor,’ but his performance went unnoticed.
Lemmon grabbed the limelight with ‘It Should Happen to You’, opposite Judy Holliday in 1954. He appeared in approximately sixty films, including ‘The Great Race,’ ‘Some like It Hot,’ ‘Days of Wine and Roses,’ ‘Tuesdays with Morrie,’ ‘The Odd Couple II,’ ‘Grumpier Old Men,’ and ‘Grumpy Old Man’ including various others.
In 1955, he bagged in the ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his phenomenal performance in ‘Mister Roberts.’ He also won an Academy Award for the Best Actor for the film ‘Save the Tigers.’ He won the ‘Best Actor Award’ at ‘Cannes Film Festival’ in 1982 for ‘Missing.’
He also lent his voice to film soundtracks and released a couple of solo albums and singles.
Jack Lemmon Awards
|Save the Tiger||Best Actor in a Leading Role||1974|
|Mister Roberts||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||1956|
|Inherit the Wind||Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||2000|
|Winner||Short Cuts (1993)||1994|
|Avanti!||Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1973|
|The Apartment||Best Actor - Comedy or Musical||1961|
|Some Like It Hot||Best Actor - Comedy or Musical||1960|
|Tuesdays with Morrie||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie||2000|
|'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin||Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical - Variety and Popular Music||1972|
|The China Syndrome||Best Actor||1980|
|The Apartment||Best Foreign Actor||1961|
|Some Like It Hot||Best Foreign Actor||1960|