Image of Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

1916-04-05 La Jolla, California, USA

Image of Gregory Peck


Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor and one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1970s. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Peck the 12th-greatest male star of Classic Hollywood Cinema. After studying at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner, Peck began appearing in stage productions, acting in over 50 plays and three Broadway productions. He first gained critical success in The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), a John M. Stahl–directed drama which earned him his first Academy Award nomination. He starred in a series of successful films, including romantic-drama The Valley of Decision (1944), Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945), and family film The Yearling (1946). He encountered lukewarm commercial reviews at the end of the 1940s, his performances including The Paradine Case (1947) and The Great Sinner (1948). Peck reached global recognition in the 1950s and 1960s, appearing back-to-back in the book-to-film adaptation of Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951) and biblical drama David and Bathsheba (1951). He starred alongside Ava Gardner in The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) and Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday (1953), which earned Peck a Golden Globe award. Other notable films in which he appeared include Moby Dick (1956, and its 1998 mini-series), The Guns of Navarone (1961), Cape Fear (1962, and its 1991 remake), The Omen (1976), and The Boys from Brazil (1978). Throughout his career, he often portrayed protagonists with "fiber" within a moral setting. Gentleman's Agreement (1947) centered on topics of antisemitism, while Peck's character in Twelve O'Clock High (1949) dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder during World War II. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), an adaptation of the modern classic of the same name which revolved around racial inequality, for which he received universal acclaim. In 1983, he starred opposite Christopher Plummer in The Scarlet and The Black as Hugh O'Flaherty, a Catholic priest who saved thousands of escaped Allied POWs and Jewish people in Rome during the Second World War. Peck was also active in politics, challenging the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 and was regarded as a political opponent by President Richard Nixon. President Lyndon B. Johnson honored Peck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 for his lifetime humanitarian efforts. Peck died in his sleep from bronchopneumonia at the age of 87.


To Kill a Mockingbird: All Points of View Archive Footage 2022-10-11
Gregory Peck, le gentleman acteur Self (archive footage) 2022-11-28
And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Fallout Self (archive footage) 2013-07-26
Close Up Self (archive footage) 2012-09-30
Legenden: Audrey Hepburn Self (archive footage) 2005-08-01
The Curse of 'The Omen' Self (archive footage) 2005-10-26
Barbra Streisand: The Concert - Live at the MGM Grand Himself 2004-03-30
Edith Head: The Paramount Years (archive footage) 2002-11-26
Restoring Roman Holiday Joe Bradley (archive footage) 2002-11-26
From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff Self / Narrator (voice) 2002-08-25
The Making of 'Cape Fear' Self 2001-01-01
Backstory: 'Gentleman's Agreement' Self (archive footage) 2001-10-21
The Making of 'Cape Fear' Self 2001-09-18
Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood Self (archive footage) 1999-01-23
A Conversation with Gregory Peck Self 1999-10-14
Fearful Symmetry Self 1998-01-01
Ingrid Bergman Remembered Self (archive footage) 1996-04-06
Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman Self 1996-11-25
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey John Ballantyne (archive footage) (uncredited) 1995-08-24
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Self 1995-05-21
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick Self 1995-01-01
Charlton Heston: For All Seasons Self 1995-03-20
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way Self - Presenter 1995-12-14
Roger Moore: A Matter Of Class Self 1995-11-16
The Hunt for Adolf Eichmann Narrator 1994-10-06
The Portrait Gardner Church 1993-02-13
The Will Rogers Follies: A Life In Revue Mr. Ziegfeld (voice) 1993-11-26
Audrey Hepburn: Remembered Self 1993-08-11
Audrey Hepburn: In Her Own Words Himself - Introduction 1993-01-01
Other People's Money Andrew Jorgenson 1991-10-18
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star Self (archive footage) 1991-03-10
Cape Fear Lee Heller 1991-11-13
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration Self 1990-02-04
Anthony Quinn: An Original Self (archive footage) 1990-09-10
Sanford Meisner: The American Theatre's Best Kept Secret Self 1990-08-27
Old Gringo Ambrose Bierce 1989-09-13
Super Chief: The Life and Legacy of Earl Warren Narrator 1989-12-01
Gregory Peck: His Own Man Self 1988-03-08
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Self 1987-05-18
Amazing Grace and Chuck President 1987-05-22
Directed by William Wyler Self 1986-05-01
Terror in the Aisles Robert Thorn (Archive Footage) 1984-10-26
The Scarlet and the Black Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty 1983-02-02
Night of 100 Stars Self 1982-03-08
The Sea Wolves Col. Lewis Pugh 1980-07-03
The Boys from Brazil Dr. Josef Mengele 1978-10-05
MacArthur Douglas MacArthur 1977-07-15
The Omen Robert Thorn 1976-06-25
Billy Two Hats Arch Deans 1974-03-07
The Men Who Made the Movies: King Vidor Himself (archive footage) 1973-01-01
Hollywood: The Dream Factory Self (archive footage) 1972-01-10
Shoot Out Clay Lomax 1971-07-02
I Walk the Line Sheriff Henry Tawes 1970-11-18
Mackenna's Gold Marshal MacKenna 1969-03-18
The Chairman John Hathaway 1969-06-25
Marooned Charles Keith 1969-12-11
The Movie Orgy Captain Ahab (archive footage) 1968-01-01
The Stalking Moon Sam Varner 1968-12-25
Africa Self - Narrator (voice) 1967-09-10
Arabesque Prof. David Pollock 1966-05-04
John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums Narrator 1966-04-10
Salute to Stan Laurel Self 1965-11-23
The Love Goddesses (archive footage) 1965-03-03
Mirage David Stillwell 1965-10-29
La verifica incerta (archive footage) 1965-04-30
Behold a Pale Horse Manuel Artiguez 1964-08-14
Captain Newman, M.D. Capt. Josiah "Joe" Newman, MD 1963-12-25
Cape Fear Sam Bowden 1962-04-12
To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch 1962-12-20
How the West Was Won Cleve Van Valen 1962-11-02
The Guns of Navarone Capt. Keith Mallory 1961-04-27
Hollywood: The Selznick Years Self (uncredited) 1961-12-31
On the Beach Dwight Towers 1959-12-16
Pork Chop Hill Lt. Joe Clemons 1959-05-29
Beloved Infidel F. Scott Fitzgerald 1959-11-17
Fun in the Big Country Self 1958-01-01
The Hidden World Narrator 1958-01-01
The Big Country James McKay 1958-09-30
The Bravados Jim Douglass 1958-06-25
Designing Woman Mike Hagen 1957-05-16
Stars of Cabaret Self (archive footage) 1956-01-01
Moby Dick Captain Ahab 1956-06-27
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Tom Rath 1956-04-12
The Purple Plain Bill Forrester 1954-09-14
The Million Pound Note Henry Adams 1954-01-07
Boum sur Paris Self 1954-02-19
Night People Col. Steve Van Dyke 1954-03-11
Roman Holiday Joe Bradley 1953-08-26
The Snows of Kilimanjaro Harry Street 1952-10-08
The World in His Arms Captain Jonathan Clark 1952-10-09
Pictura Narrator: Carpaccio episode (voice) 1951-06-01
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. Capt. Horatio Hornblower R.N 1951-04-10
David and Bathsheba King David 1951-08-10
Only the Valiant Capt. Richard Lance 1951-04-13
The Gunfighter Jimmy Ringo 1950-06-23
The Art Director Self - Philip Schuyler Green (archive footage) (uncredited) 1949-11-12
The Great Sinner Fedja 1949-06-29
Twelve O'Clock High Brigadier General Frank Savage 1949-12-21
Yellow Sky James "Stretch" Dawson 1948-12-24
The Paradine Case Anthony Keane 1947-12-31
The Macomber Affair Robert Wilson 1947-04-20
Gentleman's Agreement Philip Schuyler Green 1947-11-11
Duel in the Sun Lewton "Lewt" MacCanles 1946-12-31
The Yearling Ezra "Penny" Baxter 1946-12-18
Spellbound John Ballantine 1945-11-08
The Valley of Decision Paul Scott 1945-05-03
The Keys of the Kingdom Fr. Francis Chisholm 1944-12-15
Days of Glory Vladimir 1944-06-16