James Garner is a successful American film and television actor. Known for his handsome looks and amiable nature, Garner is a complete opposite on screen - he is often seen playing anti-hero characters or role of con-man.
More than six decades old in the industry, Garner first started out in the 1950s in theatre. After doing a couple of television commercials, he took up minor roles in films like ‘The Girl He Left Behind’ and ‘Toward the Unknown’. Garner got his career breakthrough with ‘Maverick’, a television series that changed his fate. During the 1960s, Gerner’s film career peaked as he starred in a wide variety of successful films, from war drama ‘The Great Escape’, ‘The Americanization of Emily’ and ‘36 Hours’ to romantic comedy ‘The Art of Love’ and ‘The Thrill Of It All’. His filmography included other hit films such as ‘Grand Prix’, ‘Victor/Victoria’, ‘Murphy’s Romance’, ‘Space Cowboys’, The Notebook’ and so on.
His best role came for the 1985 film ‘Murphy’s Romance’ which won him an Academy nomination as well. Garner did a lot of television films, few of which include ‘Man of the People’, ‘Heartsounds’, ‘Promise’, ‘My Name is Bill W’, ‘The Glitter Dome’ all through his career.