Henry Fonda filmography

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Henry Fonda and daughter Jane Fonda in 1943

This is the filmography of American actor Henry Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982). From the beginning of Fonda's career in 1935 through to his last projects in 1981, Fonda appeared in 106 films, television programs, and shorts.

Through the course of his career he appeared in many critically acclaimed films, including 12 Angry Men and The Ox-Bow Incident. His roles in 1940's The Grapes of Wrath and 1981's On Golden Pond earned him Academy Award nominations he won for the latter). Fonda made his mark in Westerns, appearing as Frank James in Jesse James and The Return of Frank James, and war films such as The Longest Day and In Harm's Way, and made frequent appearances in both television and foreign productions late in his career. He was Bette Davis' leading man in the romantic period piece Jezebel and portrayed historical figures Abraham Lincoln in Young Mr. Lincoln and Wyatt Earp in My Darling Clementine. Fonda made four movies with his close friend James Stewart; On Our Merry Way, How the West Was Won, Firecreek, and The Cheyenne Social Club. Henry Fonda made no major film appearances between 1948's Fort Apache with John Wayne and Mister Roberts with James Cagney in 1955, seven years later, concentrating instead on the stage; both films were directed by John Ford.


Year Film Role Notes
1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife Dan Harrow
Way Down East David Bartlett
I Dream Too Much Jonathan Street
1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Dave Tolliver
The Moon's Our Home Anthony Amberton / John Smith
Spendthrift Townsend Middleton
1937 Wings of the Morning Kerry Gilfallen
You Only Live Once Eddie Taylor
Slim Slim Kincaid
That Certain Woman Jack V. Merrick, Jr.
1938 I Met My Love Again Ives Towner
Jezebel Preston Dillard
Blockade Marco
Spawn of the North Jim Kimmerlee
The Mad Miss Manton Peter Ames
1939 Jesse James Frank James
Let Us Live Brick Tennant
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Thomas Watson
Young Mr. Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
Drums Along the Mohawk Gilbert Martin
1940 The Grapes of Wrath Tom Joad
Lillian Russell Alexander Moore
The Return of Frank James Frank James
Chad Hanna Chad Hanna
1941 The Lady Eve Charles Pike
Wild Geese Calling John Murdock
You Belong to Me Peter Kirk
1942 The Male Animal Prof. Tommy Turner
Rings on Her Fingers John Wheeler
The Magnificent Dope Thadeus Winship Page
Tales of Manhattan George
The Big Street Augustus "Little Pinks" Pinkerton II
1943 Immortal Sergeant Cpl. Colin Spence
The Ox-Bow Incident Gil Carter
1946 My Darling Clementine Town Marshal Wyatt Earp
1947 The Long Night Joe Adams
The Fugitive A Fugitive
Daisy Kenyon Peter Lapham
1948 On Our Merry Way Lank Solsky
Fort Apache Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
1949 Jigsaw Nightclub Waiter Uncredited
1955 Mister Roberts Lt. Douglas A. Roberts
1956 War and Peace Pierre Bezukhov
The Wrong Man Manny Balestrero
1957 12 Angry Men Juror #8 / Davis Also producer
The Tin Star Morg Hickman
1958 Stage Struck Lewis Easton
1959 Warlock Clay Blaisedell
The Man Who Understood Women Willie Bauche
1962 Advise & Consent Robert A. Leffingwell
The Longest Day Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
How the West Was Won Jethro Stuart
1963 Spencer's Mountain Clay Spencer
1964 The Best Man Sen. William Russell
Fail Safe The President
Sex and the Single Girl Frank Broderick
1965 The Rounders Marion 'Howdy' Lewis
In Harm's Way Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
The Dirty Game Dimitri Koulov
Battle of the Bulge Lt. Col. Daniel Kiley
1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady Meredith / Ben Bailey
1967 Welcome to Hard Times Mayor Will Blue
Stranger on the Run Ben Chamberlain TV movie
1968 Firecreek Bob Larkin
Madigan Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
Yours, Mine and Ours Frank Beardsley
The Boston Strangler John S. Bottomly
Once Upon a Time in the West Frank
1970 Too Late the Hero Capt. John G. Nolan
The Cheyenne Social Club Harley Sullivan
There Was a Crooked Man... Woodward Lopeman
1971 Sometimes a Great Notion Henry Stamper
1973 The Red Pony Carl Tiflin TV movie
Night Flight from Moscow Allan Davies
The Alpha Caper Mark Forbes TV movie
Ash Wednesday Mark Sawyer
My Name Is Nobody Jack Beauregard
1974 Last Days of Mussolini Cardinal Schuster
Clarence Darrow Clarence Darrow TV movie
1976 Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur Gen. Douglas MacArthur TV movie
Midway Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
Captains and the Kings Sen. Enfield Bassett TV miniseries
1977 Tentacles Mr. Whitehead
Rollercoaster Simon Davenport
The Great Smokey Roadblock Elegant John Howard
1978 The Greatest Battle General Foster
Home to Stay Grandpa George TV movie
Fedora President of the Academy
The Swarm Dr. Walter Krim
1979 Roots: The Next Generations Colonel Frederick Warner TV miniseries
City on Fire Chief Albert Risley
Wanda Nevada Old Prospector
Meteor The President
1980 The Oldest Living Graduate Col. J.C. Kincaid TV movie
Gideon's Trumpet Clarence Earl Gideon TV movie
1981 On Golden Pond Norman Thayer Jr.
Summer Solstice Joshua TV movie

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