Charles Bronson Net Worth 2020, biography, Education, and Career.
Charles Bronson Net Worth 2020 – Charles Bronson was a film actor of American origin whose Hollywood career spanned nearly 5 decades.
He earned a reputation for playing ‘tough roles’ in western/crime drama films, either as a policeman, vigilante or gunfighter.
Charles Bronson was born Charles Dennis Buchinsky on November 2, 1921, in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania.
He changed his surname from Buchinsky to Bronson during the early years of his acting career in a bid to make himself more saleable.
His parents Mary (née Valinsky) and Valteris P. Bučinskis were both originally from Lithuania and he was the 11th child of the family’s 15 children.
As a young child, his first languages were Lithuanian and Russian but he eventually learned to speak English during his teenage years.
Is Charles Bronson Married
He married thrice in his lifetime. The first was to Harriet Tendler in Philadelphia in 1949. The couple was blessed with two children. They separated in 1965.
He then married actress Jill Ireland on October 5, 1968. They were blessed with two children.
The relationship continued until Jill Ireland’s death in 1990. Eight years later, he married Kim Weeks, a former employee of Dove Audio. The couple remained married for five years until his death in 2003.
Charles Bronson was the first child of his family to finish high school and he started working in the coal mine from the age of 16.
He served in the United States Military during World War II and he received a Purple Heart when the war ended.
Afterward, he joined a Philadelphia-based theatrical group while working several odd jobs to support himself. He relocated to Hollywood in 1950 where he enrolled for acting classes.
Bronson marked his acting debut as an uncredited extra in the 1951 war comedy film You’re in the Navy Now.
He landed several other minor roles in quick succession as he featured in The Mob (1951), The People Against O’Hara (1951), Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952), Battle Zone (1952), Pat and Mike (1952), Diplomatic Courier (1952), My Six Convicts (1952), The Marrying Kind (1952) and Red Skies of Montana (1952).
He had his first notable role in the western film Drum Beat (1954) in which he gave an impressive portrayal of the villainous Captain Jack.
All through the 1950s and 1960s, Charles Bronson appeared in several Crime and Western films and also recorded guest appearances in TV series of such genres.
He portrayed the lead character, Mike Kovac, in the 2-season long crime drama series Man with a Camera (1958-60) and recorded more lead roles in low-budget films like Machine-Gun Kelly (1958), Gang War (1958) When Hell Broke Loose (1958) and Showdown at Boot Hill (1959).
Bronson’s first film outside Hollywood was the 1968 French film Adieu l’ami which helped to establish him as a star in Europe.
He appeared in several other European films between 1968 and 1972 including Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and Rider on the Rain (1970) which won a Hollywood Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Having found international fame in Europe, Charles Bronson became a highly sought leading man upon his return to the US in 1972.
He had the most notable role of his entire career as the lead actor of the action film Death Wish (1974) which was a massive hit and it ultimately spawned 4 sequels with Bronson starring in all.
The iconic actor became a serial box office star and he commanded very high salaries from the mid-1970s to the 1990s.
He recorded the final acting credits of his career in the three-part telefilm series Family of Cops (1995-99) in which he played the lead role of police commissioner Paul Fein.
Charles Bronson has a net worth of about $65 million.