Photo of Peter Fonda Peter Fonda

Forever imprinted in the public's mind as the counterculture icon Captain America in Easy Rider, Peter Fonda was born Feb. 23, 1940, in New York City, the son of acting legend Henry Fonda and brother of actress Jane Fonda. Although the 1969 film netted Fonda an Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay, it also limited the way the public viewed him.

Before becoming Captain America, however, Fonda had already begun to cement his rebel image in The Wild Angels (1966), which cast him as the leader of a motorcycle gang, and 1967's The Trip, a movie about LSD's healing powers (featuring a script by Jack Nicholson).

With the exception of Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974), Fonda's career hit a lull in the 1970s and '80s. But in the '90s he rebounded with films such as Ulee's Gold (1997) -- which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor -- and 1999's The Limey.

Peter Fonda in 3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma

2007 R

In this gripping remake of the 1957 classic, rancher Dan Evans agrees to help transport captured outlaw Ben Wade to the nearest rail station, where they'll board a train to court. But all the while, Wade's henchmen are plotting their next move.

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  • Peter Fonda in Easy Rider Easy Rider
  • Peter Fonda in The Ultimate Life The Ultimate Life
  • Peter Fonda in The Runner The Runner
  • Peter Fonda in Tammy Tell Me True / Tammy and the Doctor Tammy Tell Me True / Tammy and the Doctor
  • Peter Fonda in Ghost Rider Ghost Rider
  • Peter Fonda in A Thief of Time A Thief of Time
  • Peter Fonda in Escape from L.A. Escape from L.A.
  • Peter Fonda in The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
  • Peter Fonda in Corman's World Corman's World
  • Peter Fonda in The Hired Hand The Hired Hand
  • Peter Fonda in Psych-Out / The Trip Psych-Out / The Trip
  • Peter Fonda in Certain Fury Certain Fury
  • Peter Fonda in Deadfall Deadfall
  • Peter Fonda in Wooly Boys Wooly Boys
  • Peter Fonda in American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James
  • Peter Fonda in Smitty Smitty
  • Peter Fonda in Lilith Lilith
  • Peter Fonda in Gas-s-s-s / The Trip Gas-s-s-s / The Trip
  • Peter Fonda in Bodies, Rest & Motion Bodies, Rest & Motion
  • Peter Fonda in Ulee's Gold Ulee's Gold
  • Peter Fonda in South of Heaven, West of Hell South of Heaven, West of Hell
  • Peter Fonda in The Laramie Project The Laramie Project
  • Peter Fonda in Idaho Transfer Idaho Transfer
  • Peter Fonda in The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
  • Peter Fonda in The Harvest The Harvest
  • Peter Fonda in The Young Racers / The Wild Angels The Young Racers / The Wild Angels
  • Peter Fonda in Hollywood Uncensored Hollywood Uncensored
  • Peter Fonda in Love and a .45 Love and a .45
  • Peter Fonda in Nadja Nadja
  • Peter Fonda in Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Vol. 3 Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Vol. 3
  • Peter Fonda in Hog Heaven Hog Heaven
  • Peter Fonda in The Passion of Ayn Rand The Passion of Ayn Rand
  • Peter Fonda in The Limey The Limey
  • Peter Fonda in Thomas and the Magic Railroad Thomas and the Magic Railroad
  • Peter Fonda in Made in the USA Made in the USA
  • Peter Fonda in The Maldonado Miracle The Maldonado Miracle
  • Peter Fonda in Supernova Supernova
  • Peter Fonda in Becoming John Ford Becoming John Ford
  • Peter Fonda in Journey to the Center of the Earth Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Peter Fonda in The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll
  • Peter Fonda in The Trouble with Bliss The Trouble with Bliss
  • Peter Fonda in As Cool As I Am As Cool As I Am
  • Peter Fonda in House of Bodies House of Bodies