Charles Bronson

Biography: Tough guy actor who was the son of a Lithuanian-born coal miner, American actor Charles Bronson claimed to have spoken no English at home during his childhood in Pennsylvania. Though he managed to complete high school, it was expected that Bronson would go into the mines like his father and many brothers. Experiencing the world outside Pennsylvania during World War II service, however, Bronson came back to America determined to pursue an art career. While working as a set designer for a Philadelphia theater troupe, Bronson played a few small roles and almost immediately switched his allegiance from the production end of theater to acting. This began a long career in movies and television that would stretch to over five decades. Bronson was famous for his tough guy roles in movies such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen, and Death Wish. It was the latter film which finally made Bronson into a bona fide star in America although he'd been extremelyTough guy actor who was the son of a Lithuanian-born coal miner, American actor Charles Bronson claimed to have spoken no English at home during his childhood in Pennsylvania. Though he managed to complete high school, it was expected that Bronson would go into the mines like his father and many brothers. Experiencing the world outside Pennsylvania during World War II service, however, Bronson came back to America determined to pursue an art career. While working as a set designer for a Philadelphia theater troupe, Bronson played a few small roles and almost immediately switched his allegiance from the production end of theater to acting. This began a long career in movies and television that would stretch to over five decades. Bronson was famous for his tough guy roles in movies such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen, and Death Wish. It was the latter film which finally made Bronson into a bona fide star in America although he'd been extremely popular in Europe for over a decade. Expand

Charles Bronson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 46
Highest Metascore: 87 The Great Escape
Lowest Metascore: 11 Death Wish II
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
11 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
80 Once Upon a Time in the West (re-release) Sep 30, 2005 Harmonica 8.3
25 Death Wish V: The Face of Death Jan 14, 1994 Paul Kersey tbd
46 Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Nov 6, 1987 Paul Kersey tbd
18 Death Wish 3 Nov 1, 1985 Paul Kersey tbd
12 10 to Midnight Mar 11, 1983 Leo Kessler tbd
11 Death Wish II Feb 19, 1982 Paul Kersey tbd
51 Death Wish Jul 24, 1974 Paul Kersey tbd
55 Mr. Majestyk Jul 17, 1974 Vince Majestyk tbd
51 The Mechanic Nov 17, 1972 Arthur Bishop tbd
73 The Dirty Dozen Jun 15, 1967 Joseph Wladislaw tbd
87 The Great Escape Jul 4, 1963 Danny 'Tunnel King' 8.8