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Birth date: August 31, 1928
Birth place: , Laurel, Nebraska, United States
Death date: November 18, 2002
Height: 1.88 m
Profession:Actor
Education:El Camino College Compton Center, Los Angeles City College
Nationality:American
Spouse:Paula Murad Coburn (m. 1993–2002), Beverly Kelly (m. 1959–1979)
Children:James H. Coburn IV, Lisa Coburn
Parents:James Harrison Coburn, Mylet S. Coburn

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James Harrison Coburn III was born on the 31st August 1928, in Laurel, Nebraska USA, and was an actor was widely known for his roles in cult westerns as well as action movies such as “The Magnificent Seven” (1960), “Hell is for Heroes” (1962), “The Great Escape” (1963), “Major Dundee” (1965) and “Eraser” (1996). He passed away in November 2002.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this Hollywood’s “tough-guy” accumulated for life? How rich James Coburn was? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Coburn’s net worth, as of late 2016, would be over $10 million. It was acquired through his 45 year-long acting career in which he recorded over 170 acting credits, including movies and TV series.

James Coburn Net Worth $10 million

James was born to Mylet and James Harrison Coburn Jr. and was of American, Swedish, Scottish and Irish descent. Although he was born in Laurel, Nebraska, James grew up in Compton, California where he matriculated from Compton Junior College. He then moved to Los Angeles, California where he enrolled at Los Angeles City College and later at the University of Southern California where he studied acting. In 1950 he joined the US Army, serving as a truck driver, radio host and public information officer. In 1955, after his military service ended, James transferred to New York City, where he began studying acting under the master teacher Stella Adler. Some of his first acting roles included appearances in the dramatic studio TV series “Studio One in Hollywood” and “General Electric Theatre”.

After several years, James relocated to Los Angeles again, in order to pursue his acting career full time, and where he got roles in “Wagon Train”, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” TV series. These engagements traced the path for James Coburn’s acting career and provided the basis for his net worth.

James Coburn’s big screen debut occurred in 1959 when he appeared in “Ride Lonesome”. Just a year later, he got the role of Brit, the knife expert, in John Sturges’ legendary western – “The Magnificent Seven”, alongside Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, Charles Bronson and Robert Vaughn. During the course of the next several years, James Coburn managed to maintain a continuous streak of acting engagements, including roles in “The Rifleman”, “Perry Mason” and “Bonanza”. In 1963, James collaborated with John Sturges again, this time in the historical drama about WWII prisoners of war – “The Great Escape”. It is certain that all these roles significantly increased James Coburn’s overall net worth by a large margin.

James Coburn’s career reached its peak in the 1960s and 1970s when he played some of his most notable roles – “Charade” (1963), “The Americanization of Emily” (1964), and “Major Dundee” (1965). In 1966, James Coburn starred in “Our Man Flint”, a James Bond parody movie which earned him a large dose of popularity – he was ranked No. 12 on Hollywood’s biggest star list. In 1971, James appeared as an Irish revolutionary and an explosive expert in Sergio Leone‘s western “Duck, You Sucker!”. Doubtlessly, all these engagements increased the popularity of James Coburn as well as his overall wealth.

During the 1980s James Coburn appeared in fewer movies, due to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Despite the pain, he returned to filming in the 1990s and played several supporting roles in movies including “Maverick” (1994) opposite Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson, “Eraser” (1996) featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and “The Nutty Professor” (1996) with Eddie Murphy in the leading roles (yes, roles!). For his role of Glen Whitehouse in the 1997 drama “Affliction”, James Coburn was honored with Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. One of the last James’ roles included a voice acting “appearance” in Pixar’s animated comedy “Monsters, Inc.” (2001). All these roles positively impacted James Coburn’s overall wealth.

When it comes to his personal life, James Coburn was a real gear head – he had an impressive collection of unique, expensive and rare cars. His personal garage featured Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, Ferrari Daytona, Ferrari 308, Ferrari 412P and Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California SWB. The latter, 13th out of just 56 produced, was restored and sold in an auction for over $10 million to British broadcaster Chris Evans.

James Coburn was married to Beverly Kelly, with whom he had one child, between 1959 and 1979 when they split. From 1993 to his death in 2002, James was married to Paula O’Hara. James Coburn passed away on the 18th November 2002, in Beverly Hills, California after a heart attack at the age of 74.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Silverfox 1991 TV Movie Robert Fox
Hudson Hawk 1991 George Kaplan
Young Guns II 1990 John Simpson Chisum
Call from Space 1989 Short
Train to Heaven 1989 Gregorius
The Wildest West Show of the Stars 1986 TV Movie Grand Marshall
Death of a Soldier 1986 Maj. Patrick Dannenberg
Martin's Day 1985 Lt. Lardner
Sins of the Father 1985 TV Movie Frank Murchison
Draw! 1984 TV Movie Sam Starret
Faerie Tale Theatre 1984 TV Series The Gypsy
Digital Dreams 1983 TV Movie
Malibu 1983 TV Movie Tom Wharton
Looker 1981 John Reston
Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls 1981 TV Movie Henry Bellamy
High Risk 1981 Serrano
Mr. Patman 1980 Patman
Loving Couples 1980 Dr. Walter Kirby
The Baltimore Bullet 1980 Nick Casey
Goldengirl 1979 Jack Dryden
The Muppet Movie 1979 El Sleezo Cafe Owner
Firepower 1979 Jerry Fanon Eddie
California Suite 1978 Pilot in Diana Barrie's Film on Airplane (uncredited)
The Dain Curse 1978 TV Mini-Series Hamilton Nash
Cross of Iron 1977 Unteroffizier Feldwebel (S / Sgt.) Rolf Steiner
Midway 1976 Capt. Vinton Maddox
The Last Hard Men 1976 Provo
Sky Riders 1976 Jim McCabe
Jackpot 1975
Hard Times 1975 Speed
Bite the Bullet 1975 Luke Matthews
The Internecine Project 1974 Robert Elliot
Harry in Your Pocket 1973 Harry
The Last of Sheila 1973 Clinton Green
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid 1973 Pat Garrett
A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die 1972 Colonello Pembroke
The Honkers 1972 Lew Lathrop
The Carey Treatment 1972 Dr. Peter Carey
Duck, You Sucker 1971 John H. Mallory
Last of the Mobile Hot Shots 1970 Jeb Thornton
Hard Contract 1969 John Cunningham
Candy 1968 Dr. A.B. Krankheit
Duffy 1968 Duffy
The President's Analyst 1967 Dr. Sidney Schaefer
Waterhole #3 1967 Lewton Cole
In Like Flint 1967 Derek Flint
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round 1966 Eli Kotch
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 Lt. Christian
Our Man Flint 1966 Derek Flint
The Loved One 1965 Immigration Officer
A High Wind in Jamaica 1965 Zac
Major Dundee 1965 Samuel Potts
The Americanization of Emily 1964 Lt. Cmdr. Paul 'Bus' Cummings
The Defenders 1964 TV Series Earl Chafee
Route 66 1964 TV Series Hamar Neilsen
Kings of the Sun 1963 Narrator (uncredited)
The Man from Galveston 1963 Boyd Palmer
Charade 1963 Tex Panthollow
The Twilight Zone 1963 TV Series Major French
The Eleventh Hour 1963 TV Series Steve Kowlowski
The Greatest Show on Earth 1963 TV Series Kelly
Combat! 1963 TV Series Corporal Arnold Kanger
The Great Escape 1963 Sedgwick 'Manufacturer'
Stoney Burke 1963 TV Series Dr. Henry Jamison
Hell Is for Heroes 1962 Cpl. Henshaw
Naked City 1962 TV Series Harry Brind
Tales of Wells Fargo 1958-1962 TV Series Ben Crider / Idaho
Bonanza 1959-1962 TV Series Elmer Trace / Ross Marquette / Pete Jessup
Perry Mason 1961-1962 TV Series General Addison Brand / Donald Fletcher
The Dick Powell Theatre 1962 TV Series Charlie Allnut
Checkmate 1962 TV Series Gresch
Rawhide 1962 TV Series Colonel Briscoe
Cain's Hundred 1962 TV Series Arthur Troy
King of Diamonds 1962 TV Series Dekker
Ripcord 1962 TV Series Bert Tucker
The Rifleman 1958-1961 TV Series Ambrose / Cy Parker
Cheyenne 1961 TV Series Kell
The Brothers Brannagan 1961 TV Series Dell
Acapulco 1961 TV Series Gregg Miles
Laramie 1959-1961 TV Series Gil Spanner / Finch
Outlaws 1961 TV Series Culley Scott
The Untouchables 1961 TV Series Dennis Garrity
Klondike 1960-1961 TV Series Jeff Durain Jefferson Durain
The Tall Man 1961 TV Series John Miller
Stagecoach West 1961 TV Series Sam Murdock
The Detectives 1961 TV Series Duke Hawkins
The Aquanauts 1961 TV Series Joe Casey
Lawman 1960 TV Series Lank Bailey / Blake Carr
The Magnificent Seven 1960 Britt
Zane Grey Theater 1959-1960 TV Series Charlie Doyle / Jess Newton
Death Valley Days 1960 TV Series
Wanted: Dead or Alive 1959-1960 TV Series Howard Catlett / Jesse Holloway / Henry Turner
Richard Diamond, Private Detective 1960 TV Series Victor Tavo
Tate 1960 TV Series Jory
The Deputy 1960 TV Series Lester 'Coffer' Adams
Peter Gunn 1960 TV Series Bud Bailey
Have Gun - Will Travel 1959-1960 TV Series Bill Sledge / Jack Harvey
Bourbon Street Beat 1960 TV Series Buzz Griffin
Men Into Space 1960 TV Series Dr. Narry
Sugarfoot 1960 TV Series Rome Morgan
Bat Masterson 1959-1960 TV Series Leo Talley / Poke Otis
Wichita Town 1959-1960 TV Series Wally / Fletcher
Bronco 1959-1960 TV Series Jesse James / Adam Coverly
The Texan 1960 TV Series Cal Gruder
The Millionaire 1959 TV Series Lew Bennett
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1958-1959 TV Series Union Sergeant / Andrews
The DuPont Show with June Allyson 1959 TV Series Floyd
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 1959 TV Series Buckskin Frank Leslie
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1958-1959 TV Series Jack - Outlaw Leader / Mexican Police Captain
Tombstone Territory 1959 TV Series Chuck Ashley
Whirlybirds 1959 TV Series Steve Alexander
Johnny Ringo 1959 TV Series Moss Taylor
The Californians 1959 TV Series Deputy Anthony Wayne Anthony Wayne
The Rough Riders 1959 TV Series Judson
Face of a Fugitive 1959 Purdy
M Squad 1959 TV Series Harry Blacker
The Restless Gun 1958-1959 TV Series Vestry / Tom Quinn
Black Saddle 1959 TV Series Niles
State Trooper 1959 TV Series Dobie
Trackdown 1959 TV Series Joker Wells
Ride Lonesome 1959 Whit
Wagon Train 1958 TV Series Ike Daggett
General Electric Theater 1958 TV Series Claude Firman
Suspicion 1958 TV Series Matt Carson
Studio One in Hollywood 1957 TV Series Sam Chandler
Arli$$ 2002 TV Series Slaugterhouse Sid Perelli
American Gun 2002 Martin Tillman
Snow Dogs 2002 Thunder Jack
Monsters, Inc. 2001 Henry J. Waternoose (voice)
The Man from Elysian Fields 2001 Alcott
Walter and Henry 2001 TV Movie Charlie
The Yellow Bird 2001 Short Rev. Increase Tutwiler
Proximity 2001 Jim Corcoran
Texas Rangers 2001 Narrator (voice, uncredited)
The Good Doctor 2000 Short Dr. Samuel Roberts
Intrepid 2000 Captain Hal Josephson
Missing Pieces 2000 TV Movie Atticus Cody
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story 1999 TV Movie Morris Gunn
Noah's Ark 1999 TV Mini-Series The 'Peddler'
Payback 1999/I Justin Fairfax (uncredited)
Vengeance Unlimited 1999 TV Series Boone Paladin
Mr. Murder 1998 TV Movie Drew Oslett, Sr.
Stories from My Childhood 1998 TV Series The Archbishop
Affliction 1997 Glen Whitehouse
Keys to Tulsa 1997 Harmon Shaw
The Second Civil War 1997 TV Movie Jack Buchan
Skeletons 1997 TV Movie Frank Jove
Profiler 1997 TV Series Charles Vanderhorn
The Cherokee Kid 1996 TV Movie Cyrus B. Bloomington
Okavango: Africa's Savage Oasis 1996 TV Movie Narrator
Football America 1996 TV Movie Narrator
The Nutty Professor 1996 Harlan Hartley
Eraser 1996 WitSec Chief Beller
The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson 1996 James Coburn
C.E.O. 1995 Video Game Dwight Owen Barnes
The Set Up 1995 Jeremiah Cole
Picket Fences 1995 TV Series Walter Brock
Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder 1995 TV Movie Jeffery Winslow
The Avenging Angel 1995 TV Movie Porter Rockwell
Christmas Reunion 1994 TV Movie Santa
Greyhounds 1994 TV Movie
Maverick 1994 Commodore Duvall
Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice 1994 TV Movie Jeffrey Winslow
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 Mr. Crisp
Deadfall 1993 Mike Donan Lou Donan
The Hit List 1993 Peter Mayhew
Captain Planet and the Planeteers 1990-1992 TV Series Looten Plunder
Mastergate 1992 TV Movie Major Manley Battle
Murder, She Wrote 1992 TV Series Cyrus Ramsey
The Fifth Corner 1992 TV Series Dr. Grandwell
The Player 1992 James Coburn
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 1992 TV Movie Jim Hathaway
True Facts 1992 TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mists of Avalon 2001 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rockford Files 1977 TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Circle of Iron 1978 story

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Convoy 1978 second unit director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Passion & Poetry: Sam's War 2011 Video documentary in memory of
The New Bike 2009 Short acknowledgment
Passion & Poetry: The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah 2005 Documentary in memoriam
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do 1995 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Passion & Poetry: Sam's Trucker Movie 2013 Documentary Himself
Passion & Poetry: Sam's War 2011 Video documentary Himself
Passion & Poetry: Major Dundee 2005 Video short Himself
Passion & Poetry: The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah 2005 Documentary Himself
A Distant Battle: Memories of Operation Market Garden 2004 Video documentary short Narrator (voice)
Blood and Steel: Making 'Enter the Dragon' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself (Memorial Tribute)
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years 2002 TV Movie Himself
A Man Called Jones: The Real Virgil Hilts 2002 Video documentary short Narrator
I Love Muppets 2002 TV Special Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999-2002 TV Series Himself
Film Genre 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood Beat 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days 2001 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Hollywood Greats 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone 2001 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Intimate Portrait 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Great Performances 2000 TV Series Himself
World's Scariest Ghosts: Caught on Tape 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Gran premio internazionale della TV 2000 TV Series Himself - Winner
Dale's All Stars 2000 TV Series Himself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Scene by Scene 2000 TV Series Himself
The BBC and the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Tribute to Richard Attenborough 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood Hero 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
Famous Families 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Payback: Interview with Mel Gibson, Maria Bello, Lucy Liu and James Coburn 1999 Video short Himself
El Magacine 1999 TV Series Himself
The Living Edens 1998-1999 TV Series documentary Narrator
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1999 TV Series Himself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994-1999 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On 1999 TV Movie Himself
The Path of the Dragon 1998 Video documentary short Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Blackjack 1997 Video documentary Host
Craps 1997 Video documentary Host
Slots with Video Poker 1997 Video documentary Host
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years 1997 TV Movie documentary Narrator / Host
John Wayne: On Board with the Duke 1997 Video documentary Himself
Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right 1996 Documentary Himself
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996 TV Series documentary Quote Reader
Arctic Kingdom: Life at the Edge 1995 TV Movie documentary Narrator
100 Years of the Hollywood Western 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
¿Qué apostamos? 1994 TV Series Himself
The Life of Bruce Lee 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
HBO First Look 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
Gottschalk Late Night 1994 TV Series Himself
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration 1994 TV Movie Himself
The Curse of the Dragon 1993 Documentary Himself
Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Wild West 1993 TV Mini-Series documentary
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 14th Annual CableACE Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
Return to 'The Great Escape' 1993 Video documentary short Himself
Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time 1992 Documentary Himself - Host
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Stuntmakers 1991 TV Series Himself
My Riviera 1990 TV Series Himself
Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge 1990 Video documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1989 TV Series documentary Himself
Wogan 1989 TV Series Himself
Walking After Midnight 1988 Documentary Himself
The Edge and Beyond 1988 TV Series documentary Narrator
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Himself
The Infinite Voyage 1987 TV Series documentary Host (1990-1991)
The Lion's Roar 1985 Documentary Narrator
Cowboys of the Saturday Matinee 1984 Video documentary Host
All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis 1982 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live 1982 TV Series Himself - Host / Various
Darkroom 1981-1982 TV Series Himself - Host
The Fall Guy 1981 TV Series Himself
Superstunt II 1980 TV Special documentary Himself
The Muppet Show 1980 TV Series Himself - Special Guest Star
The Mike Douglas Show 1968-1980 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself
Good Morning America 1977-1980 TV Series Himself
The Muppets Go Hollywood 1979 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 TV Special documentary Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography
Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee 1978 TV Special Himself - Interview
Speed Fever 1978 Documentary Himself
White Rock 1977 Documentary Narrator
Superstunt 1977 TV Special
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Introducing Maximilian Schell to Stage
Parkinson 1973 TV Series Himself
The 45th Annual Academy Awards 1973 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend 1973 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The David Frost Show 1971-1972 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1966-1971 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Headshop 1971 TV Series Himself
Horizon 1970 TV Series documentary Himself - narrator
Bracken's World 1970 TV Series Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Linkletter Show 1967 TV Series Himself
Cinema 1967 TV Series documentary Himself
The 38th Annual Academy Awards 1966 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Music Score Awards
Action on the Beach 1964 Short documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hey Folks, It's Intermission Time 1993 Video documentary Himself
Hollywood Mavericks 1990 Documentary Pat Garrett (uncredited)
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years 1986 TV Movie Himself
Bruce Lee, the Legend 1984 Documentary Himself
Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show' 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Murder Men 1961 Arthur Troy
Frontier Justice 1961 TV Series Jess Newton
I Am Steve McQueen 2014 Documentary Sedgwick 'Manufacturer' (in 'The Great Escape')
I Am Bruce Lee 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Tex Panthollow
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault 2009 Documentary Himself
Il falso bugiardo 2008 Himself
How the West Was Lost 2008 TV Movie documentary Britt / Sheriff Pat Garrett (uncredited)
Paybacks Are a Bitch 2007 Video documentary Himself
The McCartney Years 2007 Video documentary Himself
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia 2007 TV Short documentary Himself
Payback: Straight Up 2006 Video Justin Fairfax (uncredited)
Sam Peckinpah: Portrait 2006 Himself
Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That 2005 TV Movie documentary Whit
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Go West, Young Man! 2003 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
RIP 2002 2002 TV Movie documentary
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Midway' 2001 Video documentary short Captain Vinton Maddox
The Unbeatable Bruce Lee 2001 Video documentary Himself
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey 2000 Video documentary
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do 1995 Documentary Himself (training scenes with Bruce Lee) (uncredited)
Biography 1994 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Lifetime Achievement Award St. Louis International Film Festival
1999 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Affliction (1997)
1999 Life Career Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1999 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Affliction (1997)
1999 Lifetime Achievement Award Denver International Film Festival
1995 Maverick Award Taos Talking Picture Festival
1994 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards
1994 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture Awarded on April 1, 1994 at 7051 Hollywood Blvd.
1976 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Theatrical Motion Picture Bite the Bullet (1975) · John C. Champion (director)
· Richard Brooks (writer)
· Ben Johnson (actor)
· Jan-Michael Vincent (actor)
· Candice Bergen (actor)
· Gene Hackman (actor)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Miniseries The Mists of Avalon (2001) · Mark Wolper (executive producer)
· Lisa Alexander (executive producer)
· Gideon Amir (produced by)
· Bernd Eichinger (producer)
1999 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Affliction (1997)
1999 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Affliction (1997)
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star 5th place.
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards New Faces, Male 4th place.

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Action Performance Our Man Flint (1966)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Action Performance In Like Flint (1967)

TitleSalary
Candy (1968) $50,000 plus points

#Fact
1 Gained an Associate of Arts from Compton Junior College in 1950, before being drafted into the Army. Then on his return from service in Germany, he studied acting at Los Angeles City College, (along with Robert Vaughn) and improvisation at Jeff Corey's Professional Actors Workshop. One of his colleagues there was James Dean. He did not study at UCLA.
2 Has a granddaughter named Jayn Coburn who is the daughter of his son James H. Coburn IV.
3 Has appeared in two feature films with actor Mel Gibson. Maverick (1994) and Payback (1999).
4 Became good friends with Kris Kristofferson during the filming of Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973). They also worked together on Convoy (1978) and Payback (1999). Coburn contributed with backup vocals on Kristofferson's album "Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame".
5 During the 1960s he was often compared with Lee Marvin.
6 Was the original choice for the role of Hannibal Smith in The A-Team (1983), a role which later went to George Peppard.
7 For a time he did ads for "Schlitz" beer. Later after the contract was finished he admitted on a talk show that he never liked the taste of the beer.
8 He once played the gong on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).
9 Despite being one of the stars, he had only eleven lines in The Magnificent Seven (1960).
10 Was a big fan of Seven Samurai (1954). His favorite character in that film eventually became the character he ended up playing in The Magnificent Seven (1960).
11 College friend of his The Magnificent Seven (1960) co-star Robert Vaughn.
12 Appeared with Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson in two films, both of which were directed by John Sturges: The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Great Escape (1963).
13 At the time of his death, he was at home listening to music and playing his flute.
14 Step-daughter Lisa was web mistress for genesimmons.com, the official website of Gene Simmons from the rock group KISS.
15 He had a relationship with Lynsey de Paul.
16 He co-wrote two songs with Lynsey de Paul, "Melancholy Melon" and "Losin' the Blues for You" that appeared on her album "Tigers and Fireflies".
17 Appears on the cover of Paul McCartney's 1973 album "Band on the Run".
18 Along with his The Magnificent Seven (1960) co-star, Steve McQueen, Coburn was a pallbearer at the funeral of his friend (and his martial arts instructor), Bruce Lee, on July 31, 1973 in Seattle, Washington.
19 Became a father for the 1st time at age 32 when his 1st wife Beverly Kelly gave birth to their son James H. Coburn IV on May 22, 1961.
20 In 1979, Coburn started suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis, which left him debilitated at times. In 1998, a holistic healer started him on a dietary supplement, which resulted in a drastic improvement in his condition.

#Quote
1 [on Stella Adler] Stella taught us that without style, without personality, you're just a stick out there.
2 [on winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Affliction (1997)] I finally got one right, I guess.
3 Sam [Sam Peckinpah] was a mad genius. He would shove you right over into the abyss and sometime he would jump right in after you.
4 I meditate, I take good care of myself, sure. I don't get too involved in the details.
5 I came from dust bowl folk -- ordinary people who were stultified by the American Dream.
6 I'm a jazz kind of actor, not rock'n'roll.
7 [on Hard Contract (1969)] I was really unhappy with that film, because the fellow that directed it was also the writer. Now, he's a brilliant writer, but he was a terrible director. And he did so many things that were wrong, just out of pure ego, that he drove us all up the wall.
8 [on Steve McQueen] Steve has to prove he had a worse childhood than anybody else. Only one other person I know can compete with him and that's Charles Bronson.
9 [on Sam Peckinpah] He knew how to bring something out of an actor that even the actor didn't know was there. That's what an actor works for. What else is there? Saying lines, or being cute, or whatever. No. People think about that. People think that acting is an easy chore. "Why, I can do that". Like they have today. Tits and ass, and this studio who's always doing his trip. Shooting and killing and blowing things up. Nah. That's junk. It's terrible junk. Commercial shit is what it is. And everybody likes it because it's easy. Nobody has to think about anything. They just sit there and sensitize themselves or desensitize themselves to anything real. And it's, "Oh boy! Wasn't he great? See that gun he had?" They're made for thirteen-, fourteen-year-old boys.
10 [on Sam Peckinpah] Sam is, I think, a great filmmaker. Of course, he's his own worst enemy. Sam is an unusual human being, and he needs to be treated like an unusual human being. He can create an atmosphere, whether he's drunk, sober, pissed off or in a rage, or whatever. I mean, for about three or four hours a day, he's a fucking genius. But the rest of the time he spends wallowing in a kind of emotional reaction to either good or bad memories.
11 Actors are boring when they are not working. It's a natural condition, because they don't have anything to do. They just lay around, and that's why so many of them get drunk. They really get to be boring people. My wife will attest to that.

#Trademark
1 Lanky, lean frame
2 Often played unscrupulous, mean characters
3 Narrow eyes and wide mouth
4 Deeply calm, yet authoritative voice
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