Actor Gary Cooper was renowned for his quiet, understated acting style which
was particularly well suited to the many Western films he made. His career was
from 1925 until shortly before his death, and comprised more than one hundred
films. Cooper received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, winning
twice for Sergeant York (1941) and High Noon (1952). He also received an
Honorary Award in 1961 from the Academy. The American Film Institute named
Cooper among the AFI’s 100 Years – 100 Stars, ranking 11th among males from
the Classic Hollywood cinema period.