These Are Peter Fonda’s 71 Films

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Peter Fonda died at age 79 of complications of lung cancer. He was part of Hollywood royalty, son of screen legend Henry Fonda and younger brother of megastar Jane Fonda. The actress and activist said, “I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother, the talker of the family.”

Over the course of a movie career that ran from 1963 film “Tammy and the Doctor” to “The Last Full Measure,” which will not be released until later this year, he made 71 feature films.

Fonda is best known for “Easy Rider,” released in 1969. He starred in the movie with Jack Nicholson, one of that future star’s earliest movies, and Dennis Hopper. Fonda was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for that film. The other movie for which he received an Oscar nomination was “Ulee’s Gold,” released in 1997. He was nominated for Best Actor. He won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in 2000 (“The Passion of Ayn Rand”) and 1998 (“Ulee’s Gold”). He was nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards for “3:10 to Yuma” (2008), “The Passion of Ayn Rand” (2000) and “Ulee’s Gold” (1998). His star was put on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.

The Wrap said of “Ulee’s Gold,” his comeback film, “Fonda had a career highlight with a dramatic turn in ‘Ulee’s Gold’ in 1997, playing a reclusive and stoic beekeeper in Florida who works to prevent his son and granddaughter from suffering from drug abuse.” These are the 100 best movies of all time.

Even though Fonda was never as famous as his father and sister, he was much beloved in Hollywood. Upon his death, famed actor and director Guillermo del Toro tweeted:

Peter Fonda- actor, director, dearest man. Gentle, generous, wise soul. Seek Easy Rider, yes- but also seek The Hired Hand. He helped changed Cinema, but he also lived a life full of love and made this world better.

These are Peter Fonda’s films:

Year Title Role
1963 Tammy and the Doctor Dr. Mark Cheswick
1963 The Victors Weaver
1964 Lilith Stephen Evshevsky
1964 The Young Lovers Eddie Slocum
1966 The Wild Angels Heavenly Blues
1967 The Trip Paul Groves
1968 Spirits of the Dead Baron Wilhelm
1969 Easy Rider Wyatt
1971 The Hired Hand Harry Collings
1971 The Last Movie Young Sheriff
1973 Idaho Transfer
1973 Two People Evan Bonner
1974 Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry Larry Rayder
1974 Open Season Ken
1975 Race with the Devil Roger March
1975 92 in the Shade Skelton
1976 Killer Force Bradley
1976 Futureworld Chuck Browning
1976 Fighting Mad Tom Hunter
1977 Outlaw Blues Bobby Ogden
1978 High-Ballin’ Rane
1979 Wanda Nevada Beaudray Demerille
1981 The Cannonball Run Chief Biker
1982 Split Image Kirklander
1983 Peppermint-Frieden Mr. Freedom
1983 Dance of the Dwarfs Harry Bediker
1983 Daijôbu, mai furendo Gonzy Traumerai
1983 Spasms Dr. Tom Brazilian
1985 Certain Fury Rodney
1987 Hawken’s Breed Hawken
1988 Mercenary Fighters Virelli
1989 The Rose Garden Herbert Schlüter
1990 Enemy Ken Andrews
1992 South Beach Jake
1992 Family Express Nick
1993 Deadfall Pete
1993 Bodies, Rest & Motion Motorcycle Rider
1994 Love and a .45 Vergil Cheatham
1994 Nadja Dracula / Dr. Van Helsing
1996 Escape from L.A. Pipeline
1996 Grace of My Heart Guru Dave
1997 Ulee’s Gold Ulysses “Ulee” Jackson
1997 Painted Hero Ray the Cook
1999 The Limey Terry Valentine
2000 South of Heaven, West of Hell Shoshonee Bill
2000 Thomas and the Magic Railroad Grandpa Burnett Stone
2000 Second Skin Merv Gutman
2001 Wooly Boys Stoney
2004 The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Grandfather
2004 Ocean’s Twelve Bobby Caldwell
2006 In God We Trust Millionaire
2007 Ghost Rider Mephistopheles
2007 Wild Hogs Damien Blade
2007 3:10 to Yuma Byron McElroy
2008 Japan Alfred
2009 The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll August West
2009 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day The Roman
2011 The Trouble with Bliss Seymour Bliss
2012 Smitty Jack
2012 Harodim Solomon Fell
2013 The Ultimate Life Jacob Early
2013 The Harvest Grandfather
2013 Copperhead Avery
2013 As Cool as I Am Gerald
2013 House of Bodies Henry Lee Bishop
2015 The Runner Rayne Pryce
2015 Jesse James Lawman Mayor
2017 The Most Hated Woman in America Reverend Harrington
2017 The Ballad of Lefty Brown Edward Johnson
2018 Boundaries Joey
2019 The Last Full Measure Jimmy Burr


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