Awards & Winners

James Cagney

Date of Birth 17-July-1899
Place of Birth New York City
(New York, United States of America, Area code 917)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as James Francis Cagney, Jr., James Francis Cagney, The Professional Againster, Jimmy, Cellar-Door Cagney
Profession Actor, Dancer
James Francis Cagney, Jr. was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film, though it is film where he has had his greatest impact. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive vocal stylings and deadpan comic timing he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances. He is best remembered for playing multi-faceted tough guys in movies like The Public Enemy and Angels With Dirty Faces and was even typecast or limited by this view earlier in his career. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him eighth among its 50 Greatest American Screen Legends. No less a student of drama than Orson Welles said of Cagney that he was "maybe the greatest actor to ever appear in front of a camera." In his first professional acting performance, Cagney danced costumed as a woman in the chorus line of the 1919 revue Every Sailor. He spent several years in vaudeville as a hoofer and comedian, until he got his first major acting part in 1925. He secured several other roles, receiving good notices, before landing the lead in the 1929 play Penny Arcade. After rave reviews, Warner Bros. signed him for an initial $500-a-week, three-week contract to reprise his role; this was quickly extended to a seven-year contract.

Awards by James Cagney

Check all the awards nominated and won by James Cagney.


Nominations 1955 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Actor Love Me or Leave Me
Role: Martin Snyder


Academy Award for Best Actor
Honored for : Yankee Doodle Dandy
(Role: George M. Cohan)

Nominations 1942 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Actor Yankee Doodle Dandy
Role: George M. Cohan


Nominations 1938 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Actor Angels with Dirty Faces
Role: Rocky Sullivan