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Wed May 15, 2024, 09:32 AM Wednesday

On this day, May 15, 1905, actor Joseph Cotten was born.

Actor Joseph Cotten was #BornOnThisDay, May 15, 1905. Remembered for his films; Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Journey into Fear (1943), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Gaslight (1944), The Third Man (1949) & Niagara (1953). Passed in 1994 (age 88) #RIP #BOTD







I'll have to find another clip of this. The movie is fantastic.


The Third Man(1949) - Intro Credits/Holly Martins arrives in Vienna

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Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, "The Third Man" stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from British officer Maj. Calloway (Trevor Howard) and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Anna (Alida Valli).(google)

Distributed by British Lion Films and London Films.

Joseph Cotten


Cotten in 1942

Born: Joseph Cheshire Cotten Jr.; May 15, 1905; Petersburg, Virginia, U.S.
Died: February 6, 1994 (aged 88); Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Burial place: Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia

Joseph Cheshire Cotten Jr. (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1994) was an American film, stage, radio and television actor. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original stage productions of The Philadelphia Story (1939) and Sabrina Fair (1953). He then gained worldwide fame for his collaborations with Orson Welles on three films, Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), and Journey into Fear (1943), which Cotten starred in and for which he was also credited with the screenplay.

Cotten went on to become one of the leading Hollywood actors of the 1940s, appearing in films such as Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Gaslight (1944), Love Letters (1945), Duel in the Sun (1946), The Farmer's Daughter (1947), Portrait of Jennie (1948) for which he won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor, The Third Man (1949) and Niagara (1953). One of his final films was Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate (1980).

Multiple film critics and media outlets have cited him as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.

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Mon May 15, 2023: On this day, May 15, 1905, actor Joseph Cotten was born.
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