Awards & Winners

Yul Brynner

Date of Birth 11-July-1920
Place of Birth Vladivostok
(Russia, Primorsky Krai)
Nationality United States of America, Russia
Also know as Yuliy Borisovich Brynner, Yul Borisovich Bryner, Yuliy Borsovich Briner, Julius Briner, Jules Bryner, Youl Bryner, ユル・ブリンナー, Yuli Borisovich Bryner, Yuliy Borisovich Briner, Yul Brenner, Brenner, Yul
Profession Actor, Television Director, Photographer, Musician, Writer
Yul Brynner was a Russian-born United States-based Eurasian actor of stage and film. He was best known for his portrayal of the King of Siam in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which he won two Tony Awards and an Academy Award for the film version; he played the role 4,625 times on stage. He is also remembered as Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille blockbuster The Ten Commandments, General Bounine in the 1956 film Anastasia and Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven. Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice and for his shaved head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it in 1951 for his role in The King and I. Earlier, he was a model and television director, and later a photographer and the author of two books.

Awards by Yul Brynner

Check all the awards nominated and won by Yul Brynner.


Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : The King and I


Special Tony Award
Honored for : The King and I
(Honoring his 4,525 performances in The King and I)


Nominations 1977 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical The King And I


Nominations 1957 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy The King and I


Academy Award for Best Actor
Honored for : The King and I
(Role: The King)
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
Honored for : Anastasia, The King and I, The Ten Commandments

Nominations 1956 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Actor The King and I
Role: The King