Ten fun facts about Charles Bronson


Fact 1
He starred in films such as Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape, Rider on the Rain, The Mechanic, and the Death Wish series.

Fact 2
He was often cast in the role of a police officer, gunfighter, or vigilante in revenge-oriented plot lines.

Fact 3
He had long collaborations with film directors Michael Winner and J. Lee Thompson.


Fact 4
After the end of World War II, Bronson worked at many odd jobs until joining a theatrical group in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Fact 5
Bronson's first film roleŚan uncredited oneŚwas as a sailor in You're in the Navy Now in 1951.

Fact 6
Bronson made a serious name for himself in European films.

Fact 7
He was one of 15 children born to a Lipka Tatar immigrant father[2][3] and a Lithuanian-American mother.

Fact 8
Bronson was the first member of his family to graduate from high school.

Fact 9
In 1943, Bronson enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces and served as an aerial gunner in the 760th Flexible Gunnery Training Squadron, and in 1945 as a Boeing B-29 Superfortress crewman with the 39th Bombardment Group based on Guam.

Fact 10
He also received a purple heart for wounds received in battle. [15]


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