Anthony QuinnManuel Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001), known professionally as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican-American actor, painter, writer and film director. He was known for his portrayal of earthy, passionate characters "marked by a brutal and elemental virility" in numerous critically acclaimed movies both in Hollywood and abroad; including ''La Strada'', ''The Guns of Navarone'', ''Guns for San Sebastian'', ''Lawrence of Arabia'', ''The Shoes of the Fisherman'', ''The Message'', ''Lion of the Desert'', and ''A Walk in the Clouds''. His Oscar-nominated titular role in ''Zorba the Greek'' is considered one of the most iconic performances in cinematic history.
Quinn won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice: for ''Viva Zapata!'' in 1952 and ''Lust for Life'' in 1956. In addition, he received two Academy Award nominations in the Best Leading Actor category, along with five Golden Globe nominations and two BAFTA Award nominations. In 1987, he was presented with the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Through both his artistic endeavours and civil rights activism, he remains a seminal figure of Latin-American representation in the media of the United States. Provided by Wikipedia