Ten fun facts about Charles Bronson
Fact 1Fact 4
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.
He was often cast in the role of a police officer, gunfighter, or vigilante in revenge-oriented plot lines.
He had long collaborations with film directors Michael Winner and J. Lee Thompson.
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 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.  Go to more people facts ❯
MORE IN PEOPLE/CELEBRITIES