The movie actor Charles Durning died at the age of 89. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Dramatic actor who appeared as Detective Eugene Moretti in Dog Day Afternoon. His role as Al Green in Queen of the Stardust Ballroom earned him a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.
Jeanine Durning, a famous modern dancer and choreographer, is his daughter.
I think I’ve done 200 plays and 125 movies, so I’ve been very lucky to have made a living at acting.
I lack confidence as an actor.
I was born a character actor.
There’s no nobility with war. It’s tear-’em-up destruction that leaves you frustrated, bitter and angry… If you really knew what it was like for an hour, you wouldn’t want anyone to go through it.
Of course, I’m not often the top dog, but sometimes it’s better not to be top dog, because you last longer. If a movie or play flops, you always blame the lead. They say, ‘He couldn’t carry it.’ They always blame him. But they rarely blame the second or third banana.