Tough-Guy Actor Charles Bronson Dies at 81
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rugged tough-guy actor Charles Bronson, a veteran of over 60 films, including the 1974 movie “Death Wish” has died at the age of 81, CNN reported on Sunday.
CNN said he died in Los Angeles after a bout with pneumonia.
Bronson, who was famous for his roles as a quiet, tough-talking hero in often violent films, was in 1972 named the biggest box office star by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and received the Gold Star Award as the film industry’s top international star in 1979.
His craggy looks, menacing presence and understated acting style helped earn him applause in such films as “The Magnificent Seven” (1960), “The Great Escape” (1963) and “The Dirty Dozen” (1967).
His reputation was confirmed in such later movies as “Mr. Majestyk” (1974) as well as “Death Wish” and its sequels in 1981 and 1986.