James Arness

James Arness (originally Aurness) (born May 26, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, a role he played for 20 years, to this day the longest any actor has played the same role on the same show in prime time. He is the brother of Peter Graves.

Though primarily identified with Westerns, he also is remembered for appearing in two science fiction films, The Thing from Another World and Them!

James Arness served in the United States Army during World War II and was severely wounded at the Battle of Anzio. He was a close personal friend of John Wayne's and co-starred in a film with him called Big Jim McClain. In fact, Wayne recommended Arness for the role of Matt Dillon.

Since Gunsmoke ended, Arness has continued to perform primarily in western-themed movies and television series, including How the West Was Won, and five made-for-television Gunsmoke reunion movies between 1987 and 1994. A notable exception was a brief turn as a big city policeman in the short-lived 1981 series, McClain's Law.


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A notable exception was a brief turn as a big city policeman in the short-lived 1981 series, McClain's Law. His son, Paul Belmondo (born 1963) is a Formula One driver. Since Gunsmoke ended, Arness has continued to perform primarily in western-themed movies and television series, including How the West Was Won, and five made-for-television Gunsmoke reunion movies between 1987 and 1994. With L'homme de Rio (aka That Man From Rio) (1965) he started to switch to commercial mainstream productions, mainly comedies and action films. In fact, Wayne recommended Arness for the role of Matt Dillon. His breakthrough role was in Jean-Luc Godard's A bout de souffle (aka Breathless) (1960), which made him a major figure in the French New Wave. He was a close personal friend of John Wayne's and co-starred in a film with him called Big Jim McClain. He was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France, the son of the Parisian sculptor Paul Belmondo (1898-1982).

James Arness served in the United States Army during World War II and was severely wounded at the Battle of Anzio. Jean-Paul Belmondo (born April 9, 1933) is a French actor. Though primarily identified with Westerns, he also is remembered for appearing in two science fiction films, The Thing from Another World and Them!. Molière (1956). He is the brother of Peter Graves. À pied, à cheval et en voiture (1957). James Arness (originally Aurness) (born May 26, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, a role he played for 20 years, to this day the longest any actor has played the same role on the same show in prime time. Les Copains du dimanche (1958).

Sois belle et tais-toi (1958). Un drôle de dimanche (1958). Les Tricheurs (1958). Ein Engel auf Erden (1959).

À double tour (1959). À bout de souffle (Breathless) (1960). Classe tous risques (1960). Moderato cantabile (1960).

La Française et l'amour (1960) (segment "L'Adultère"). Les Distractions (1960). Charlotte et son Jules (1960). Lettere di una novizia (1960).

La Ciociara (Two Women) (1960). La Viaccia (1961). Une femme est une femme (1961). Léon Morin, prêtre (1961).

Amours célèbres (1961) (segment "Lauzun). Un nommé La Rocca (1961). Cartouche (1962). Un singe en hiver (1962).

Le Doulos (1962). I Dongiovanni della Costa Azzurra (1962) (uncredited). Il Giorno più corto (1962). Peau de banane (1963).

L'Aîné des Ferchaux (1963). Dragées au poivre (1963). Mare matto (1963). L'Homme de Rio (1964).

Cent mille dollars au soleil (1964). Échappement libre (1964). La Chasse à l'homme (1964). Week-end à Zuydcoote (1964).

Par un beau matin d'été (1965). Pierrot le fou (1965). Les Tribulations d'un chinois en Chine (1965). Paris brûle-t-il? (1966).

Tendre voyou (1966). Le Voleur, (1967). Casino Royale (1967). Ho! (1968).

Le Cerveau (1969). La Sirène du Mississipi (1969). Un homme qui me plaît (1969). Borsalino (1970).

Le Casse (1971). Les Mariés de l'an II (1971). Docteur Popaul (1972). La Scoumoune (1972).

L'Héritier (1973). Le Magnifique (1973). Stavisky... (1974). Peur sur la ville (1975).

L'Incorrigible (1975). L'Alpagueur (1976). Le Corps de mon ennemi (1976). L'Animal (1977).

Flic ou voyou (1979). Le Guignolo (1980). Le Professionnel (1981). L'As des as (1982).

Le Marginal (1983). Les Morfalous (1984). Joyeuses Pâques (1984). Hold-Up (1985).

Le Solitaire (1987). Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté (1988). L'Inconnu dans la maison (1992). Les Cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma (1995).

Les Misérables or Les Misérables du vingtième siècle (1995). Désiré (1996). Une chance sur deux (1998). Peut-être (1999).

Les Acteurs (2000). Amazone (2000).

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