The BFI are thrilled to welcome Ernest Borgnine to BFI Southbank to discuss his long and distinguished career. Having made his mark as a heavy in From Here to Eternity, Johnny Guitar and Bad Day at Black Rock, he then won an Oscar and several other Best Actor awards (Cannes included) for Marty, a part which proved that he was considerably more than just a 'baddie'.
Over the years he's worked with many distinguished directors, but he's perhaps best known as a favourite actor of Robert Aldrich and Sam Peckinpah. He'd be remarkable for his longevity alone (a career that is still thriving at the age of 91), had he not also given us so many memorable characters.
Following the on-stage interview he'll be signing copies of his autobiography in the Filmstore.
Official Website: http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/marty_ernest_borgnine
Added by Craig Grobler on March 18, 2009