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Joseph Cotten

FULL NAME Joseph Cheshire Cotten
BORN 15 May 1905, Petersburg, Pennsylvania, USA
DIED 6 February 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA
ASSOCIATION Actor
NATIONALITY American
HEIGHT 188 cm
REVIEWED ENTRIES 3
MAX. RATING

MIN. RATING

AVERAGE RATING 4.00

 

FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY REVIEWED ENTRIES )

YEAR TITLE ROLE RATING
1941 Citizen Kane Jed Leland

1943 Shadow of a Doubt Uncle Charlie

1949 The Third Man Holly Martins

 

PORTRAIT

This tall, ruggedly handsome, arrogant-looking lead appeared in some of the most celebrated American films of the 40s. He was quoted as saying that he didn't really care about the film business, but that he joined because "I was tall, I could talk, it was easy to do". After breaking through in friend Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, Cotten went on to score a number of successes during the next couple of decades. Towards the end of his career, Cotten found himself in an increasing amount of low-budget foreign (notably Italian) films.