Jack Palance

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (3)

  • Jack Palance: (referring to the many movies he’s been in) Most of them are garbage.

  • Jack Palance: The only two things you can truly depend upon are gravity and greed.

  • Jack Palance: (on tabloid stories) I'm amazed people read this crap about us - about me most of all.

Trivia (47)

  • In 1992, Jack won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role playing Curly on City Slickers.

  • He maintained a farm in central Pennsylvania, called Holly-Brooke Farm, named after his daughters.

  • He was buried in Kiev, Ukraine.

  • He won an Emmy Award for Best Actor in 1957.

  • In the 1940s, he fought as a professional heavyweight boxer under the name Jack Brazzo.

  • Palance was originallly scheduled to play the psychotic Archer Maggott in the 1967 war drama The Dirty Dozen. He pulled out at the last minute and was replaced by Telly Savalas.

  • Jack was forced to decline the role of General Chang in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, due to scheduling conflicts over his work on City Slickers. He went on to win the Oscar Best Supporting Actor for City Slickers. Christopher Plummer was eventually cast as Chang.

  • Jack is the son of a coal miner.

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