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Born Aug. 31, 1928, in Laurel, Neb., James Coburn studied acting at the University of Southern California and with Stella Adler in New York City. He made his film debut in Ride Lonesome and The Fugitive Kind (both 1959) and then established his macho cowboy image in The Magnificent Seven.

Coburn became a 1960s pop-culture icon as America's answer to James Bond -- secret agent Derek Flint in Our Man Flint (1966) and In Like Flint (1967). He continued in character roles into the 1990s and was also a highly recognizable voice-over talent. As Nick Nolte's cruel father in Affliction (1998), Coburn won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar -- an award that was as much a career tribute as recognition for his single performance.

Other important Coburn films include The President's Analyst, Pat Garret and Billy the Kid, Cross of Iron, Maverick and Snow Dogs. Coburn died Nov. 18, 2002.

James Coburn in The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

1960 NR

Fed up with being brutalized and impoverished because of outlaw raids led by a merciless brigand, the besieged citizens of a small Mexican town hire seven American gunslingers to stave off the marauders once and for all.

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