Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Birthday: Joseph Cotten

Happy 106th Birthday to the one and only Joseph Cotten! Joseph Cotten was born on May 15, 1905 in Petersburg, Virginia. He passed away from pneumonia at the age of 88 in Westwood, California on February 6, 1994. He is definitely one of the most underrated actors ever to grace the silver screen; not once being nominated for an Oscar for any of his outstanding performances. The first film I ever watched with Joseph Cotten in it was Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943) and I became an instant fan of his. Uncle Charlie was one twisted guy and no one could have played him more brilliantly or ferociously than Joseph Cotten did.

More great films with the marvelous Joseph Cotten that are worth watching: Gaslight (1944), The Third Man (1949), and Niagara (1953). If there are others that you like, please let me know!


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