Douglas Fairbanks  

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"Like Douglas Fairbanks leaping around in the cultural rigging, with drawn sword, sometimes the conqueror and sometimes the conquered, knocked about unpredictably on the seas of social alienation."--Critique of Cynical Reason (1983) by Peter Sloterdijk

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Douglas Fairbanks (1883 – 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films including The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro, but spent the early part of his career making comedies.

Though he was considered one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the 1910s and 1920s, Fairbanks's career rapidly declined with the advent of the "talkies". His final film was The Private Life of Don Juan (1934).

Max Ophüls's first Hollywood film was the Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. vehicle The Exile (1947).


Year Title Credited as
Role Producer Writer Director
1915 The Lamb Gerald
Martyrs of the Alamo Joe / Texan Soldier
Double Trouble Florian Amidon / Eugene Brassfield
1916 His Picture in the Papers Pete Prindle
The Habit of Happiness Sunny Wiggins
The Good Bad-Man Passin' Through Template:Yes
Reggie Mixes In Reggie Van Deuzen
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish Coke Ennyday / Himself
Flirting with Fate Augy Holliday
The Half-Breed Lo Dorman (Sleeping Water)
Intolerance Man on White Horse (French Story)
Manhattan Madness Steve O'Dare
American Aristocracy Cassius Lee
The Matrimaniac Jimmie Conroy
The Americano Blaze Derringer
1917 All-Star Production of Patriotic
Episodes for the Second Liberty Loan
In Again, Out Again Teddy Rutherford Template:Yes
Wild and Woolly Jeff Hillington
Down to Earth Billy Gaynor Template:Yes Template:Yes
The Man from Painted Post "Fancy Jim" Sherwood Template:Yes
Reaching for the Moon Alexis Caesar Napoleon Brown Template:Yes
A Modern Musketeer Ned Thacker/d'Artagnan Template:Yes
1918 Headin' South Headin' South Template:Yes
Mr. Fix-It Dick Remington Template:Yes
Say! Young Fellow The Young Fellow Template:Yes
Bound in Morocco George Travelwell Template:Yes Template:Yes
He Comes Up Smiling Jerry Martin Template:Yes
Sic 'Em, Sam Democracy
Arizona Lt. Denton Template:Yes Template:Yes Template:Yes
1919 The Knickerbocker Buckaroo Teddy Drake Template:Yes Template:Yes
His Majesty, the American William Brooks Template:Yes Template:Yes
When the Clouds Roll by Daniel Boone Brown Template:Yes Template:Yes
1920 The Mollycoddle Richard Marshall III, IV and V Template:Yes
The Mark of Zorro Don Diego Vega / Señor Zorro Template:Yes Template:Yes
1921 The Nut Charlie Jackson Template:Yes Template:Yes
The Three Musketeers d'Artagnan Template:Yes Template:Yes
1922 Robin Hood Robin Hood Template:Yes Template:Yes
1923 Hollywood Himself
1924 The Thief of Bagdad The Thief of Bagdad Template:Yes Template:Yes
1925 Don Q, Son of Zorro Don Cesar Vega / Zorro Template:Yes
Ben-Hur Crowd extra in chariot race
1926 The Black Pirate The Black Pirate Template:Yes Template:Yes
1927 A Kiss From Mary Pickford Himself
The Gaucho The Gaucho Template:Yes Template:Yes
1928 Show People Himself
1929 The Iron Mask d'Artagnan Template:Yes Template:Yes
The Taming of the Shrew Petruchio
1930 Reaching for the Moon Larry Day Template:Yes
1932 Mr. Robinson Crusoe Steve Drexel Template:Yes Template:Yes
1934 The Private Life of Don Juan Don Juan
1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town Himself – at Fictional Premiere

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