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Richard Farnsworth

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Biography

Los Angeles, California, USA
An American stuntman who, after more than 30 years in the business, moved into acting and became an acclaimed and respected character actor, Richard Farnsworth was a native of Los Angeles. He grew up around horses and as a teenager was offered an opportunity to ride in films. He appeared in horse-racing scenes and cavalry charges unbilled, first as a general rider and later as a stuntman. His riding and stunting skills gained him regular work doubling stars ranging from Roy Rogers to Gary Cooper, and he often doubled the bad guy as well. Although. Read more...

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Character: Dunston Rider

Red River 1948

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Character: Sheriff Jethro Pough

Ruckus 1980

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Character: Len Collins

Lassie 1994

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Character: Earl Rawley

The Two Jakes 1990

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Character: Jack Caper

Into the Night 1985

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Character: Red Blow

The Natural 1984

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Character: Noah Farris

Rhinestone 1984

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000

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Character: Judge Grand Pettitt

Chase 1985

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Character: Wagon Driver #1

Duel at Diablo 1966

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979

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