Joseph Cotten
  • May 15, 1905
  • Petersburg, Virginia
  • Male
  • American

Joseph Cotten


Joseph Cheshire Cotten Jr. (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1994) was an American film, stage, radio and television actor. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original stage productions of The Philadelphia Story and Sabrina Fair. He first gained worldwide fame in three Orson Welles films: Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), and Journey into Fear (1943), for which Cotten was also credited with the screenplay. He went on to become one of the leading Hollywood actors of the 1940s, appearing in films such as Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Love Letters (1945), Duel in the Sun (1946), Portrait of Jennie (1948), The Third Man (1949) and Niagara (1953). One of his final films was Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate (1980). (cc-by-sa wikipedia)


Movie NameRelease Date
Shadow of a Doubt January 15, 1943
The Third Man September 3, 1949
Portrait of Jennie April 22, 1949
Citizen Kane September 5, 1941
The Magnificent Ambersons July 10, 1942
Since You Went Away July 20, 1944
Duel in the Sun September 12, 1947