Gary Cooper - Framed Picture - 12" x 16"
Gary Cooper was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances.
He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through to the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood. His screen persona appealed strongly to both men and women, and his range of performances included roles in most major movie genres.
Cooper's ability to project his own personality onto the characters he played contributed to his appearing natural and authentic on screen. The screen persona he sustained throughout his career represented the ideal American hero.
Cooper received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in Sergeant York and High Noon.
He also received an Academy Honorary Award for his career achievements in 1961.
He was one of the top ten film personalities for twenty-three consecutive years, and was one of the top money-making stars for eighteen years.
The American Film Institute (AFI) ranked Cooper eleventh on its list of the twenty five greatest male stars of classic Hollywood cinema.