Douglas Fairbanks (I) (1883–1939)

Actor | Producer | Writer
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KNOWN FOR 
Robin Hood (1922) | The Mark of Zorro (1920) | The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
AWARDS 
3 wins More »
AKA 
Elton Banks | Douglas Fairbanks Sr. | Mr. Douglas Fairbanks | Elton Thomas  Less
NICKNAME  
Doug
BORN 
May 23, 1883 (died Dec 12, 1939)
HEIGHT 
5' 7" (1.70m)

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Past Film & Video (53 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Thief of BaghdadThe Thief of Baghdad Writer (dialogue) (as Douglas Fairbanks Sr.)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Ali Baba Goes to TownAli Baba Goes to Town Douglas Fairbanks - at Fictional Premiere (uncredited)  Less 1937 $1MM
  • Primary photo for The Private Life of Don JuanThe Private Life of Don Juan Don Juan  Less 1934
  • Primary photo for Mr. Robinson CrusoeMr. Robinson Crusoe Steve Drexel, Producer, Writer (story) (as Elton Thomas)  Less 1932
  • Primary photo for Around the World with Douglas FairbanksAround the World with Douglas Fairbanks Himself, Director (as Douglas Fairbanks Sr.)  Less 1931 $80K — / $200K
  • Primary photo for Reaching for the MoonReaching for the Moon Larry Day, Producer (uncredited)  Less 1930
  • Primary photo for Terra Melophon Magazin Nr. 1Terra Melophon Magazin Nr. 1 (Short) (episode "Welches ist ihr Typ")  Less 1930
  • Primary photo for The Taming of the ShrewThe Taming of the Shrew Petruchio  Less 1929 $504K $1.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Iron MaskThe Iron Mask D'Artagnan, Producer (uncredited), Writer (screenplay) (uncredited), Writer (story) (as Elton Thomas), Writer (titles) (uncredited)  Less 1929
  • Primary photo for Show PeopleShow People Douglas Fairbanks (uncredited)  Less 1928
  • Primary photo for The GauchoThe Gaucho The Gaucho, Producer (uncredited), Writer (story) (as Elton Thomas)  Less 1927
  • Primary photo for The Black PirateThe Black Pirate The Duke of Arnoldo / The Black Pirate (as Mr. Douglas Fairbanks), Producer (uncredited), Writer (story) (as Elton Thomas)  Less 1926 $1.3MM $678K / —
  • Primary photo for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the ChristBen-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)  Less 1925 $3.9MM $12MM / —
  • Primary photo for Don Q Son of ZorroDon Q Son of Zorro Don Cesar de Vega / Zorro - His Father, Producer (uncredited)  Less 1925
  • Primary photo for The Thief of BagdadThe Thief of Bagdad The Thief of Bagdad, Producer, Writer (story) (as Elton Thomas)  Less 1924 $1.1MM $1.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for Robin HoodRobin Hood The Earl of Huntingdon / Afterwards Robin Hood, Producer (uncredited), Writer (story) (as Elton Thomas)  Less 1922 $1.5MM $2.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Three MusketeersThe Three Musketeers D'Artagnan, Presenter, Producer (uncredited), Writer (uncredited)  Less 1921 $3.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for The NutThe Nut Charlie Jackson, Producer, Writer (as Elton Thomas)  Less 1921
  • Primary photo for The Mark of ZorroThe Mark of Zorro Don Diego Vega / Señor Zorro, Executive Producer, Writer (scenario) (uncredited)  Less 1920
  • Primary photo for The MollycoddleThe Mollycoddle Richard Marshall III / Richard Marshall IV / Richard Marshall V, Supervisor (uncredited), Producer, Writer (uncredited)  Less 1920
  • Primary photo for When the Clouds Roll byWhen the Clouds Roll by Daniel Boone Brown, Producer, Writer (story) (uncredited)  Less 1919
  • Primary photo for His Majesty, the AmericanHis Majesty, the American William Brooks, Producer, Writer (scenario) (as Elton Banks)  Less 1919 $300K
  • Primary photo for The Knickerbocker BuckarooThe Knickerbocker Buckaroo Teddy Drake, Producer, Writer (scenario) (as Elton Banks), Writer (story) (as Elton Banks)  Less 1919 $264K
  • Primary photo for ArizonaArizona Lt. Denton, Director, Producer, Writer  Less 1918
  • Primary photo for Sic 'Em, SamSic 'Em, Sam (Short) Democracy  Less 1918
  • Primary photo for He Comes Up SmilingHe Comes Up Smiling Jerry Martin, Producer  Less 1918
  • Primary photo for Bound in MoroccoBound in Morocco George Travelwell, Producer, Writer (screenplay) (as Elton Thomas), Writer (story) (as Elton Thomas)  Less 1918
  • Primary photo for Say! Young FellowSay! Young Fellow The Young Fellow, Producer  Less 1918
  • Primary photo for Mr. Fix-ItMr. Fix-It Dick Remington, Producer  Less 1918
  • Primary photo for Headin' SouthHeadin' South Headin' South, Producer  Less 1918
  • Primary photo for Swat the KaiserSwat the Kaiser (Short) Actor  Less 1918
  • Primary photo for A Modern MusketeerA Modern Musketeer Ned Thacker / D'Artagnan, Producer (uncredited)  Less 1917
  • Primary photo for Reaching for the MoonReaching for the Moon Alexis Caesar Napoleon Brown, Producer  Less 1917
  • Primary photo for All-Star Production of Patriotic Episodes for the Second Liberty LoanAll-Star Production of Patriotic Episodes for the Second Liberty Loan Actor  Less 1917
  • Primary photo for The Man from Painted PostThe Man from Painted Post 'Fancy Jim' Sherwood, Producer, Writer (scenario)  Less 1917
  • Primary photo for Down to EarthDown to Earth Billy Gaynor, Producer, Writer (story)  Less 1917
  • Primary photo for Wild and WoollyWild and Woolly Jeff Hillington, Producer  Less 1917
  • Primary photo for In Again, Out AgainIn Again, Out Again Teddy Rutherford, Producer  Less 1917
  • Primary photo for The AmericanoThe Americano Blaze Derringer  Less 1916
  • Primary photo for The MatrimaniacThe Matrimaniac (Short) Jimmie Conroy  Less 1916
  • Primary photo for American AristocracyAmerican Aristocracy Cassius Lee  Less 1916
  • Primary photo for Manhattan MadnessManhattan Madness Steve O'Dare  Less 1916
  • Primary photo for Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the AgesIntolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages Man on White Horse (uncredited)  Less 1916 $386K $2.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Half-BreedThe Half-Breed Lo Dorman (Sleeping Water)  Less 1916
  • Primary photo for Flirting with FateFlirting with Fate Augy Holliday  Less 1916
  • Primary photo for Reggie Mixes InReggie Mixes In Reggie Van Deuzen  Less 1916
  • Primary photo for The Mystery of the Leaping FishThe Mystery of the Leaping Fish (Short) Coke Ennyday / Douglas Fairbanks  Less 1916
  • Primary photo for The Good Bad ManThe Good Bad Man Passin' Through, Producer, Writer  Less 1916
  • Primary photo for The Habit of HappinessThe Habit of Happiness Sunny Wiggins  Less 1916 $38K
  • Primary photo for His Picture in the PapersHis Picture in the Papers Pete Prindle  Less 1916 $43K
  • Primary photo for Double TroubleDouble Trouble Florian Amidon / Eugene Brassfield  Less 1915 $40K
  • Primary photo for Martyrs of the AlamoMartyrs of the Alamo Joe / Texan Soldier (unconfirmed) (uncredited)  Less 1915
  • Primary photo for The LambThe Lamb Gerald  Less 1915 $41K
Self (28 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (91 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Un jour, une histoireUn jour, une histoire (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Birth of the TrampThe Birth of the Tramp (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Ninja the Mission ForceNinja the Mission Force (TV Series) Pirate (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Edición Especial ColeccionistaEdición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Time to RememberTime to Remember (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Mary Pickford: The Muse of the MoviesMary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies Himself (archive footage)  Less 2008 $250K
  • Primary photo for Spisok korableySpisok korabley The Black Pirate (archive footage)  Less 2008 €6K
  • Primary photo for Burn Hollywood BurnBurn Hollywood Burn (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early CinemaWhy Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema Himself (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for MythBustersMythBusters (TV Series) The Black Pirate (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
    • Pirate Special (Jan 17, 2007) The Black Pirate (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for City ConfidentialCity Confidential (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2002)  Less 2002–2007
  • Primary photo for Anna May Wong, Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and LegendAnna May Wong, Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and Legend The Thief of Bagdad (clip from The Thief of Bagdad (1924)) (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for World of Robin HoodWorld of Robin Hood (TV Movie) Robin Hood (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Silent BritainSilent Britain (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Life Is a Dream in Cinema: Pola NegriLife Is a Dream in Cinema: Pola Negri Himself (archive footage)  Less 2006 $50K
  • Primary photo for Filmmakers in ActionFilmmakers in Action Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Douglas Fairbanks: The Great SwashbucklerDouglas Fairbanks: The Great Swashbuckler (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Forgotten Films of Roscoe Fatty ArbuckleThe Forgotten Films of Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 2005 $190K
  • Primary photo for American ExperienceAmerican Experience (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
    • Mary Pickford (Apr 4, 2005) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's GateFinal Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate Himself (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Robin Hood: The First Outlaw HeroRobin Hood: The First Outlaw Hero (TV Movie) Earl of Huntingdon / Robin Hood (archive footage)  Less 2004 CAD 150K
  • Primary photo for Cecil B. DeMille: American EpicCecil B. DeMille: American Epic (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Inside the Marx BrothersInside the Marx Brothers (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Chaplin Today: The Gold RushChaplin Today: The Gold Rush (TV Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The Tramp and the DictatorThe Tramp and the Dictator Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2001)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The Many Faces of ZorroThe Many Faces of Zorro (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Canada: A People's HistoryCanada: A People's History (TV Series) Himself  Less 2000–  CAD 25MM
  • Primary photo for The Worlds of Mei LanfangThe Worlds of Mei Lanfang Self (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight BoxingKings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Central CastingCentral Casting Self (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Mary PickfordDouglas Fairbanks Sr. and Mary Pickford (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in HollywoodWithout Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Star Power: The Creation of United ArtistsStar Power: The Creation of United Artists (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Glorious TechnicolorGlorious Technicolor (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for E! Mysteries & ScandalsE! Mysteries & Scandals (TV Series) Himself (1 episode)  Less 1998– 
  • Primary photo for History's MysteriesHistory's Mysteries (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Mary Pickford: A Life on FilmMary Pickford: A Life on Film Himself / Various Roles (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Cinema Europe: The Other HollywoodCinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995
    • Opportunity Lost (Oct 29, 1995) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American MoviesThe First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for SprocketsSprockets (TV Series) Zorro / The Black Pirate (2 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995
    • Cliffhangers (1995) Zorro (archive footage)  Less
    • Heart Throbs (1995) The Black Pirate (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Anthony Quinn: An OriginalAnthony Quinn: An Original (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1990 $550K
  • Primary photo for Entertaining the TroopsEntertaining the Troops Himself (archive footage)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Cary Grant: A Celebration of a Leading ManCary Grant: A Celebration of a Leading Man (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for What Do Those Old Films Mean?What Do Those Old Films Mean? (TV Series) Himself (in Paris, 1920)  Less 1985– 
  • Primary photo for Unknown ChaplinUnknown Chaplin (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 1983– 
  • Primary photo for Historia del cine: Epoca mudaHistoria del cine: Epoca muda (Video) Various roles (archive footage)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Journey to KrullJourney to Krull (Video) The Thief of Bagdad (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost ArkGreat Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Komediya davno minuvshikh dneyKomediya davno minuvshikh dney Self (archive footage)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for HollywoodHollywood (TV Mini-series) Himself / Actor 'Robin Hood' (5 episodes, 1980)  Less 1980
    • End of an Era (Apr 1, 1980) Self (archive footage)  Less
    • Swanson and Valentino (Feb 12, 1980) Himself (archive footage)  Less
    • Hazard of the Game (Feb 5, 1980) Actor 'Robin Hood' (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Dora and the Magic LanternDora and the Magic Lantern La Marque de Zorro (archive footage)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for World CinemaWorld Cinema (TV Series) Diego Vega / Zorro (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Age of BallyhooThe Age of Ballyhoo (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for God Chose ParisGod Chose Paris Himself (archive footage)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Funniest Man in the WorldThe Funniest Man in the World Himself (archive footage)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Hollywood My Home TownHollywood My Home Town Himself (archive footage)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The Big Parade of ComedyThe Big Parade of Comedy Actor Arriving at MGM (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Hollywood and the StarsHollywood and the Stars (TV Series) Señor z (clip from The Mark of Zorro (1920)) / Himself (3 episodes, 1963)  Less 1963–1964
    • The Swashbucklers (Feb 17, 1964) Señor z (clip from The Mark of Zorro (1920)) (archive footage)  Less
    • Hollywood Goes to War (Jan 27, 1964) Himself (archive footage)  Less
    • The Immortal Jolson (Oct 28, 1963) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Judy Garland ShowThe Judy Garland Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964
    • Episode #1.16 (Jan 19, 1964) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Fractured FlickersFractured Flickers (TV Series) Self (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Hollywood: The Great StarsHollywood: The Great Stars (TV Movie) Actor 'The Mark of Zorro' (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for 30 Years of Fun30 Years of Fun Self (archive footage)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Hollywood Without Make-UpHollywood Without Make-Up Himself (archive footage)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for The Great ChaseThe Great Chase Self (archive footage)  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for The DuPont Show of the WeekThe DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Hollywood: The Golden YearsHollywood: The Golden Years (TV Movie) Actor 'The Three Musketeers' (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Silents PleaseSilents Please (TV Series) Duke of Arnaldo (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961
    • The Black Pirate (Sep 12, 1961) Duke of Arnaldo (archive footage) (as Douglas Fairbanks Sr.)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Legend of Rudolph ValentinoThe Legend of Rudolph Valentino (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Movies Golden AgeMovies Golden Age (TV Movie) Steve O'Dare (archive footage)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Days of Thrills and LaughterDays of Thrills and Laughter Himself (archive footage)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for JazzgossenJazzgossen Himself - Skådespelare (archive footage)  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Project XXProject XX (TV Series) Himself - Actor (1 episode, 1956)  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots: Ramblin' Round HollywoodScreen Snapshots: Ramblin' Round Hollywood (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Stars to RememberScreen Snapshots: Hollywood Stars to Remember (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for Yesterday and TodayYesterday and Today Self (archive footage)  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots: Memorial to Al JolsonScreen Snapshots: Memorial to Al Jolson (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for The Golden TwentiesThe Golden Twenties Himself (archive footage)  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for Movies Are AdventureMovies Are Adventure (Short) D'Artagnan (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1948
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 10: Famous Fathers and SonsScreen Snapshots Series 25, No. 10: Famous Fathers and Sons (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 1: 25th AnniversaryScreen Snapshots Series 25, No. 1: 25th Anniversary (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1945
  • Primary photo for WilsonWilson Douglas Fairbanks - at WWI Rally (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1944 $4MM $2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Cavalcade of the Academy AwardsCavalcade of the Academy Awards (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for The Movies March OnThe Movies March On (Short) Himself - From 'Robin Hood' (archive footage)  Less 1939
  • Primary photo for Personality ParadePersonality Parade (Short) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1938
  • Primary photo for Movie Memories #2Movie Memories #2 (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1934
  • Primary photo for The House That Shadows BuiltThe House That Shadows Built Self (archive footage)  Less 1931
  • Primary photo for Odna iz mnogikhOdna iz mnogikh (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1927
  • Primary photo for Little Miss HollywoodLittle Miss Hollywood (Short) Himself in Film Clip (archive footage)  Less 1923
  • Primary photo for Charmed Lives: A Family RomanceCharmed Lives: A Family Romance Himself (archive footage)  Less

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