Henry Fonda – American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club: ON GOLDEN POND

The story of a New England summer that brings generations of a family together – while also revealing the emotional baggage between them – ON GOLDEN POND stars father and daughter AFI Life Achievement Award recipients Henry and Jane Fonda, as well as AFI’s #1 ranked screen legend of all time, Katharine Hepburn. The film…

AFI Movie Club: THE GRAPES OF WRATH

THE GRAPES OF WRATH was selected for both AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American films of all time. Henry Fonda’s character Tom Joad is ranked #12 among AFI’s greatest screen heroes, and the film is ranked #7 as one of the most inspiring films ever. Director John Ford was awarded the…

Henry Fonda Talks About His Very First Acting Job: Video

During his long and celebrated career, Henry Fonda racked up a slew of awards, among them an Oscar®, a Tony®, a couple of Golden Globes and, in 1978, the AFI Life Achievement Award. So it’s funny to hear one of the greatest movie stars of all time say that he never wanted to be an actor in…
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