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James Cagney (James Francis Cagney)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
One of Hollywood's preeminent male stars of all time (eclipsed, perhaps, only by "King" Clark Gable and arguably by Gary Cooper or Spencer Tracy), and the cinema's quintessential "tough guy", James Cagney was also an accomplished--if rather stiff--hoofer and easily played light comedy. James Francis Cagney was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, to Carolyn (Nelson) and James Francis Cagney, Sr., who was a bartender and amateur boxer. Cagney was of Norwegian (from his maternal grandfather) and Irish descent. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mileaway

The Doorway to Hell 1930

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Character: Jim 'Jimmy' Kane

Winner Take All 1932

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Character: Lefty Merrill

Hard to Handle 1933

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Character: Flicker Hayes, aka Jerry Allen

He Was Her Man 1934

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Character: Bottom - the Weaver

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1935

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Character: 'Brick' Davis

'G' Men 1935

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Character: Dizzy Davis

Ceiling Zero 1936

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Character: Terrence 'Terry' Rooney

Something to Sing About 1937

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Character: Robert Law

Boy Meets Girl 1938

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Character: Danny Kenny

City for Conquest 1940

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Character: Jerry Plunkett

The Fighting 69th 1940

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Character: Brian MacLean

Captains of the Clouds 1942

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Character: Himself

Show-Business at War 1943

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Character: Joseph T.

The Time of Your Life 1948

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Character: Matt Dow

Run for Cover 1955

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Character: Martin Snyder

Love Me or Leave Me 1955

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Character: Harry Deleon

When the Talkies Were Young 1955

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Character: Jeremy Rodock

Tribute to a Bad Man 1956

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role and Co-Presenter: Best Special Effects

The 28th Annual Academy Awards 1956

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Character: Himself - Pre-credits sequence

Short Cut to Hell 1957

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Character: Jake MacIllaney

Never Steal Anything Small 1959

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Actress

The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959

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Character: Fleet Adm. William F. Halsey Jr.

The Gallant Hours 1960

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Character: Actor 'White Heat'

Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963

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Character: Cody Jarett

Fade to Black 1980

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Character: New York Police Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo

Ragtime 1981

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Character: Himself - Former SAG President

19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013

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Character: Himself

Close-Up 2011

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Character: Captain Cody Jarrett

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982

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Character: Himself

Parkinson 1971

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Character: C.R. MacNamara

One, Two, Three 1961

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Character: Elwin 'Bix' Bixby

The West Point Story 1950

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Character: Himself

The World at War 1973

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Character: Himself

Night of 100 Stars 1982

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Character: Actor 'Mr. Roberts'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Character: Actor 'Lady Killer'

Hollywood 1980

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Directing

Character: Himself - Pre-credits sequence

Short Cut to Hell 1957

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