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Jack Lemmon Movies List

2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
1999 Tuesdays with Morrie

Inherit the Wind


The Odd Couple II


12 Angry Men

Out to Sea
1996 Hamlet
My Fellow Americans

Getting Away With Murder

1995 Grumpier Old Men
The Grass Harp
1993 Grumpy Old Men
Short Cuts
1992 Glengarry Glen Ross
1991 JFK
1989 Dad

That's Life


Mass Appeal

1982 Missing

Buddy Buddy



1979 The China Syndrome

Airport '77


Alex & Gypsy

1975 The Prisoner of Second Avenue


1974 The Front Page
1973 Save the Tiger
1972 Avanti!

The War Between Men and Women

1970 The Out-of-Towners

The April Fools

1968 The Odd Couple

There Comes a Day



1966 The Fortune Cookie
1965 The Great Race
How to Murder Your Wife

Good Neighbor Sam


Under the Yum Yum Tree

Irma La Douce
1962 Days of Wine and Roses

The Notorious Landlady

1960 The Wackiest Ship in the Army
The Apartment
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1959 It Happened to Jane
Some Like It Hot
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1958 Bell Book and Candle

Operation Mad Ball

Fire Down Below


You Can't Run Away from It

1955 My Sister Eileen
Mister Roberts

Three for the Show



It Should Happen to You

Jack Lemmon Movie Favorites

Maybe the reason Jack Lemmon was so convincing in his role as Ensign Pulver in Mister Roberts was because he had been an Ensign in the Navy in real life.

We're going to suggest Cowboy because it's the only western Jack Lemmon ever made. It's a true story about a tenderfoot who joins a cattle drive.

Can a comedy from 1959 still make you laugh. Yes it can. Enjoy Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot and remember " Nobody's perfect"

Director Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon made great movies together and The Apartment is one of them. Best Picture of 1960.

Days of Wine and Roses is a realistic sad love story about a couple's descent into alcoholism.

Jack Lemmon is a Parisian cop who falls for a prostitute in Irma La Douce. This movie was a Broadway musical but the director Billy Wilder jettisoned the musical numbers.

The Fortune Cookie was the first movie Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau appeared together. They went on to become one of Hollywood's favorite comic teams and great friends.

Jack Lemmon is the neurotic neat freak and Walter Matthau is the slob in the very funny movie adaptation of the Neil Simon play The Odd Couple.

The Out-of-Towners could also have been called Murphy's Law because once things start going wrong on Jack Lemmon's trip to NYC everything goes wrong. Guaranteed that you will laugh out loud.

Save the Tiger is a powerful movie that earned Jack Lemmon an Academy Award for his portrayal of a businessman at the end of his rope.

The Front Page (1974) is the third version of a Broadway play about reporters in 1920's Chicago. But it's the only version with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau so it's our favorite.

Art imitates life, the same year that The China Syndrome was made, the incident at Three Mile Island nuclear plant occurred.

The movie Missing is based on a true story. Jack Lemmon plays an American father looking for his missing son in South America.

You don't have to be a grumpy old man to enjoy Grumpy Old Men. Anyone will laugh at lines like "The first ninety years go by pretty fast."

One of Jack Lemmon's last performances was as a dying man in the television movie Tuesdays with Morrie.

Jack Lemmon Academy Awards®

Best Actor Nomination for Missing --- 1983
Best Actor Nomination for Tribute --- 1981
Best Actor Nomination for China Syndrome --- 1980

Best Actor Win for Save the Tiger --- 1974
Jack Lemmon Academy Award Acceptance Speech

Best Actor Nomination for Days of Wine and Roses --- 1963
Best Actor Nomination for The Apartment --- 1961
Best Actor Nomination for Some Like It Hot --- 1960
Best Supporting Actor Win for Mister Roberts --- 1956

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Some Like It Hot

George Kellerman ( The Out-of-Towners ):

"I may be just a wet, insignificant out-of-towner, but you people took up with the wrong person."

What was the only movie that Jack Lemmon directed?