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Donald Pleasence

Donald Pleasence

This London stage actor whose long film career consisted mainly of villainous roles, had the distinction of becoming the first actor to portray Bond’s arch enemy, Ernst Stavro Blofeld in “You Only Live Twice” (1967). Some of Donald’s other memorable films include,“The Great Escape” (1963), “Fantastic Voyage” (1966),“Watch Out We’re Mad” (1974) “Telefon” (1977) & “Escape From New York” (1981).

Donald Pleasence Fact File :

Birth Name: Donald Pleasence

Date Of Birth: 5th October 1919

Place Of Birth: Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

Date Of Death:
22nd February 1995

Place Of Death:
St. Paul de Vence, France

Height: 5’ 7”

Spouses:
Linda (Unknown - Until his death)
Meira Shore (1970 - 1988)
Josephine Martin Crombie
(1959 - 1970)
Miriam Raymond (1941 - 1958)

Film Debut:
“Orders Are Orders” (1954)

James Bond Villain: In 1967 Donald played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in “You Only Live Twice”.

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Donald Pleasence’s Top 10 Movies on VHS & DVD :

The Great Escape (Special Edition) [DVD](1963) DVD
One of the greatest war films ever made! Steve McQueen is unforgettable as "the Cooler King," leading Allied prisoners in a daring escape from a German POW camp. James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Coburn also star in this superior effort, noted for McQueen's daring motorcycle jump and Elmer Bernstein's triumphant score. 172 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; documentaries; trivia; theatrical trailer; photo gallery. Two-disc set.

Fantastic Voyage [VHS](1966) VHS
Academy Award-winning, special effects-filled adventure follows an expedition through the human body by a team of miniaturized scientists. Have you ever seen killer white corpuscles? A close-up look at the human heart in action? This sci-fi classic has this...plus Raquel Welch in a wet suit! Stephen Boyd, Donald Pleasence. 100 min.

You Only Live Twice [VHS](1967) VHS
"Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond." Agent 007, played by Sean Connery, is off to the Orient. His mission: smash the evil SPECTRE organization, headed by Blofeld (Donald Pleasence), who plots to incite the world's major powers into war against each other. With Mie Hama, Tetsuro Tamba; scripted by children's author Roald Dahl. 116 min. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

Will Penny [DVD](1968) DVD
Fine latter-day Western drama stars Charlton Heston as an itinerant ranch hand who works for farm wife Joan Hackett while fighting deranged preacher Donald Pleasence and his murderous offspring. Lee Majors, Anthony Zerbe, Bruce Dern, Ben Johnson also star. 109 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; featurettes; scene access.

Raw Meat [DVD](1972) DVD
Spine-tingling horror classic concerns a family of flesh-eating humans who live within the London subway system. After the patriarch of the ravenous brood begins preying upon unwary riders, Scotland Yard calls in inspector Donald Pleasence to investigate. But will Pleasence be able to stop the cannibals, or will he become their next meal? With David Ladd, Sharon Gurney, and a cameo by Christopher Lee. AKA: "Death Line." 88 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.

The Last Tycoon [DVD](1976) DVD
Robert De Niro stars as F. Scott Fitzgerald's enigmatic, power-driven 1930s movie mogul (a character based on MGM "boy wonder" Irving Thalberg) in this excellent drama from director Elia Kazan. The stellar cast also includes Robert Mitchum, Tony Curtis, Jeanne Moreau and Jack Nicholson; screenplay by Harold Pinter. 125 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English.

The Eagle Has Landed [DVD](1977) DVD
A superior WWII thriller about a Nazi plot to sneak paratroopers into England and kidnap Churchill. The top-notch cast includes Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence. 134 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; scene access; biography.

Halloween: 25th Anniversary Edition [DVD](1978) DVD
John Carpenter's groundbreaking shocker that opened the floodgates for hundreds of (mostly inferior) imitators stills packs a scare-raising punch. Fifteen years after being placed in an asylum for killing his sister on Halloween, maniacal Michael Myers escapes and returns to his hometown in search of new victims. Jamie Lee Curtis (her film debut), Donald Pleasence, Nancy Loomis and P.J. Soles star. 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; audio commentary by Carpenter, Curtis; documentary; featurette; biographies; photo gallery; poster gallery; theatrical trailer; TV spots; DVD-ROM content. Two-disc set.

Gold Of The Amazon Women [DVD](1979) DVD
An explorer is left a mysterious map to the fabled Seven Cities of Gold deep down the Amazon River, but during the expedition he runs into all sorts of obstacles, from a conniving drug kingpin to a lost tribe of beautiful warriors. Bo Svenson, Donald Pleasence, Anita Ekberg and Richard Romanus star. 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital.

Escape From New York: Special Edition [DVD](1981) DVD
1997: New York City has become a walled-off maximum security prison for the nation's most violent criminals. When the president's plane crashes inside Gotham, a tough ex-con (Kurt Russell) is given 24 hours to rescue him...or die trying. John Carpenter's action classic also stars Donald Pleasence, Adrienne Barbeau, Ernest Borgnine and Isaac Hayes. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary by Carpenter, Russell, others; deleted scene; featurette; photo gallery; theatrical trailers; more.

 

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Donald Pleasence Movies at Hollywood Teen Movies

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The Great Escape (1963)

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