Tony Curtis is perhaps one of the best known actors of our time and has starred in plenty of iconic roles. He passed away last night at the age of 85 from cardiac arrest. “He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him, and a wife and in-laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world,” his daughter Jamie Lee said in a statement.
Below, we take a look back at the movies and scenes that made him a legend.
The 1957 film ‘Sweet Smell of Success’was Tony’s first break out role. he played the devious press agent Sidney Falco.
In the ‘The Defiant Ones,’ Tony played opposite Sidney Poitier. This was one of the important films of the era due to its exploration of racism.
‘Some Like it Hot’ was his most notable role, in which he plays opposite Marilyn Monore.
His best known scene was in Kurbick’s ‘Spartacus,’ during which he defended Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) against the Romans.