American actor and singer of Ukrainian origin, Jack Palance is best known for his Oscar winning role as Curly in the western comedy film ‘City Slickers’ (1991). He made his debut on the big screen in the hit movie ‘Panic in the Streets’ (1950). His other highly rated performances include ‘Sudden Fear’ (1952), ‘Shane’ (1953), ‘Attack’ (1956), ‘The Professionals’ (1966), and ‘Monte Walsh’ (1970).
Palance received positive reviews for his role as Louis in the television series ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ (1966) and ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ (1995). He also appeared in the series ‘Playhouse 90: Requiem for a Heavyweight’ (1956), ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ (1973), ‘Buffalo Girls’ (1995), and ‘Living With the Dead’ (2001).
His performance in the series ‘Buck Rogers in the 25th Century’ (1979) failed to impress the audience.
Starring Michael Keaton in the eponymous role of DC Comics superhero, Batman, and Jack Nicholson as his nemesis, Joker, this film is the first in the Batman series. After falling into a vat of chemicals, Jack Napier a.k.a. Joker terrorizes Gotham City until Batman manages to save the day along with his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale, played by Kim Basinger.
Jack Palance Awards
|City Slickers||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||1992|
|City Slickers||Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture||1992|
|Playhouse 90||Best Single Performance by an Actor||1957|