Dan O'Herlihy

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Daniel O'Herlihy (1 May 1919 – 17 February 2005) was an Oscar-nominated Irish film actor. He is known for roles such as "The Old Man" in RoboCop. O'Herlihy was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1919. His family moved to Dublin at a young age. He was educated at Christian Brothers College in Dun Laoghaire and later studied in University College Dublin, graduating in 1944 with a degree in Architecture. O'Herlihy first appeared in Hungry Hill and Carol Reed's Odd Man Out in 1947. His first American film role was as Macduff in Orson Welles' version of Macbeth (1948). In 1952, he starred in the Red Scare film Invasion U.S.A. and in 1954 in Luis Buñuel's Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor (Marlon Brando won for On the Waterfront instead). O'Herlihy later was featured in The Young Land in 1959 as Judge Millard Isham. He starred in Fail-Safe in 1964 (as General Black, or "Blackie"), The Big Cube and 100 Rifles, in 1969, and in the 1970 epic Waterloo, playing the part of Marshal of France Michel Ney.
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