James Cagney

James Cagney
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   James Francis Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American film actor. Although he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of roles, he is best remembered for playing "tough guys." In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him eighth among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time. In his first performing role, he danced dressed as a woman in the chorus line of the 1919 revue Every Sailor. He spent several years in vaudeville as a hoofer and comedian until his first major acting role in 1925. He secured several other roles, receiving good reviews before landing the lead in the 1929 play Penny Arcade. After rave reviews for his acting, Warners signed him for an initial $500 a week, three-week contract to reprise his role; this was quickly extended to a seven year contract. Cagney's seventh film, The Public Enemy, became one of the most influential gangster movies of the period. Notable for its famous grapefruit scene, the film thrust Cagney into the spotlight, making him one of Warners' and Hollywood's biggest stars. In 1938, he received his first Academy Award for Best Actor nomination for Angels with Dirty Faces, before winning in 1942 for his portrayal of George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy. He was nominated a third time in 1955 for Love Me or Leave Me. Cagney retired for 20 years in 1961, spending time on his farm before returning for a part in Ragtime mainly to aid his recovery from a stroke. Cagney walked out on Warners several times over his career, each time coming back on improved personal and artistic terms. In 1935, he sued Warners for breach of contract and won; this marked one of the first times an actor had beaten a studio over a contract issue. He worked for an independent film company for a year while the suit was settled, and also established his own production company, Cagney Productions, in 1942 before returning to Warners again four years later. Jack Warner called him "The Professional Againster", in reference to Cagney’s refusal to be pushed around. Cagney also made numerous morale-boosting troop tours before and during World War II, and was President of the Screen Actors Guild for two years. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Cagney, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Name James Cagney
Also Known As Jimmy Cagney, James Francis Cagney, The Professional Againster, Джеймс Кэгни
Birthday 1899-07-17
Deathday 1986-03-30
Gender Male
IMDB James Cagney profile on IMDB
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
As: C.R. MacNamara
1961-12-15
One, Two, Three...
As: George M. Cohan
1942-06-06
Yankee Doodle Dandy...
As: Danny Kenny
1940-09-21
City for Conquest...
As: Police Commissioner
1981-11-20
Ragtime...
As: George M. Cohan
1955-09-30
The Seven Little Foy...
As: Brian MacLean (bush
1942-02-21
Captains of the Clou...
As: Ed 'Eddie' Bailey
1931-01-17
Other Men's Women...
As: (in "White Heat") (a
1982-05-21
Dead Men Don't Wear ...
As: Steve Mileaway
1930-10-18
The Doorway to Hell...
As: 'Brick' Davis
1935-05-04
G-Men...
As: Rocky Sullivan
1938-11-26
Angels with Dirty Fa...
As: Chester Kent
1933-10-21
Footlight Parade...
As: Martin Snyder
1955-06-10
Love Me or Leave Me...
As: Frank Ross
1939-08-19
Each Dawn I Die...
As: Steve Collins
1941-07-12
The Bride Came C.O.D...
As: Bert Harris
1931-12-03
Blonde Crazy...
As: Lon Chaney
1957-10-01
Man of a Thousand Fa...
As: Dan Quigley
1933-12-09
Lady Killer...
As: Eddie Bartlett
1939-10-23
The Roaring Twenties...
As: Capt. Morton
1955-07-13
Mister Roberts...
As: Arthur 'Cody' Jarret
1949-09-02
White Heat...
As: Steve Bradford
1956-08-17
These Wilder Years...
As: Johnny 'Red' Cave
1936-12-01
Great Guy...
As: Jim Kincaid
1939-03-11
The Oklahoma Kid...
As: Tom Powers
1931-04-23
The Public Enemy...
As: Jack
1931-07-11
Smart Money...
As: Robert Emmett 'Bob'
1947-01-15
13 Rue Madeleine...
As: Ralph Cotter
1950-08-04
Kiss Tomorrow Goodby...
As: Danny Kean
1933-05-06
Picture Snatcher...
As: Bottom, the Weaver
1935-10-09
A Midsummer Night's ...
As: Himself (prologue)
1957-09-01
Short Cut to Hell...
As: Jimmy Corrigan
1934-03-17
Jimmy the Gent...
As: Elwin Bixby
1950-11-25
The West Point Story...
As: Jim 'Jimmy' Kane
1932-07-16
Winner Take All...
As: Matt Nolan
1932-01-23
Taxi!...
As: Captain Flagg
1952-08-22
What Price Glory...
As: Pvt. Jerry Plunkett
1940-01-27
The Fighting 69th...
As: Jeremy Rodock
1956-03-30
Tribute to a Bad Man...
As: Chesty O'Conner
1934-07-21
Here Comes the Navy...
As: Dizzy Davies
1936-01-16
Ceiling Zero...
As: Nick Condon
1945-04-26
Blood on the Sun...
As: Joseph T
1948-09-03
The Time of Your Lif...
As: T. L. "Biff" Grimes
1941-02-22
The Strawberry Blond...
As: Nick Butler
1940-05-25
Torrid Zone...
As: Matt Dow
1955-04-29
Run for Cover...
As: Himself
1975-08-06
Brother, Can You Spa...
As: Richard 'Patsy' Garg
1933-06-24
The Mayor of Hell...
As: Admiral William 'Bul
1960-06-22
The Gallant Hours...
As: Hank Martin
1953-09-23
A Lion Is in the Str...
As: Joe Greer
1932-04-16
The Crowd Roars...
As: Lew Marsh
1951-10-24
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As: Robert Law
1938-08-27
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As: Tom Richards
1943-09-03
Johnny Come Lately...
As: (archive footage)
2008-01-01
Public Enemies: The ...
As: Lefty Merrill
1933-01-28
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As: Bat Morgan
1935-11-29
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As: Harry Delano
1930-10-10
Sinners' Holiday...
As: Himself, Cameo appea
1951-12-14
Starlift...
As: Himself (archive foo
1983-02-25
Hollywood Out-takes ...
As: Danny O'Hara
1935-08-03
The Irish in Us...
As: Schofield
1931-05-01
The Millionaire...
As: John Jones
1943-01-14
You, John Jones!...
As: Jake MacIllaney
1959-02-11
Never Steal Anything...
As: Narrator
1962-01-01
The Road to the Wall...
As: Himself
1939-05-03
Hollywood Hobbies...
As: Eddie Kennedy
1934-11-10
The St. Louis Kid...
As: Sean Lenihan
1959-06-24
Shake Hands with the...
As: Tommy O'Toole
1935-02-09
Devil Dogs of the Ai...
As: Joe Moran
1984-03-26
Terrible Joe Moran...
As: Terrence 'Terry' Roo
1937-09-30
Something to Sing Ab...
As: Flicker Hayes, aka J
1934-06-16
He Was Her Man...
As: (uncredited)
1935-11-08
Mutiny on the Bounty...
As: Himself
1936-12-30
Breakdowns of 1936...
As: Himself (archive foo
1941-11-14
Breakdowns of 1941...
As: Himself
1931-04-15
How I Play Golf by B...
As: Himself (archive foo
1942-01-24
Calling All Girls...
As: Unknown
1999-12-04
AFI Lifetime Achieve...
As: Himself
1931-10-24
Intimate Interviews:...
As: Himself
1947-01-01
Blow-Ups of 1947...
As: Himself (archive foo
2008-09-23
You Must Remember Th...
As: Himself (uncredited)
1935-02-02
A Trip Thru a Hollyw...
As: Narrator (voice)
1966-11-24
The Ballad of Smokey...
As: Himself (uncredited)
1934-10-04
The Hollywood Gad-Ab...
As: Himself
1935-12-01
Things You Never See...
As: Himself (uncredited)
1935-12-31
A Dream Comes True...
As: Himself
1939-01-01
Breakdowns of 1939...
As: Himself
1940-01-01
Breakdowns of 1940...
As: Unknown
2008-10-14
Hollywood Singing an...
As: Himself
1943-05-21
Show-Business at War...
As: Himself (archive foo
2003-05-06
Complicated Women...
As: Unknown
2006-06-22
Billy Wilder Speaks...
As: Unknown
1976-05-17
That's Entertainment...
As: Unknown
2017-12-29
This is Bob Hope......
As: Unknown
1997-01-05
Bogart: The Untold S...
As: Unknown
1948-06-20
The Ed Sullivan Show...
As: Unknown
1950-01-30
Robert Montgomery Pr...
As: Unknown
1953-03-18
The Academy Awards...
As: Unknown
1952-10-01
This Is Your Life...
As: Unknown
1978-12-28
The Kennedy Center H...