James Garner, a legendary movie star, has died at the age of 86.
According to TheCelebrityCafe.com an ambulance was sent to Garner’s home and when the ambulance officials arrived, they found Garner dead.
Garner was one of the first actors to become successful in two worlds of acting: television and movies. Garner was in a, what is seemingly a never-ending, list of classic movies that you could never forget.
Who could forget? He was Maverick in the 50s,
Garner worked alongside names like Mel Gibson, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling and many more. He will forever be remembered as a talented actor who was able to master television as well as film.
Garner has more recently starred in “The Notebook” as the older version of Ryan Gosling’s character. He was also seen in “Space Cowboys,” voiced Commander Hourke in Disney’s “Atlantis” and in 2003 he joined the cast of “8 Simple Rules.”
The following films are the top ten James Garner films he will forever be remembered for.
[new page] 10. The Notebook
Most people will remember James Garner as Duke from the film “The Notebook,” which premiered in 2004. Duke is trying to get his wife, Allie, who has Alzheimer’s, to remember their lives together. James Garner brought the audience to tears at the end of the film with his acting.
[new page] 9. The Great Escape
A classic, which premiered in 1963, was about the escape from a German WWII camp. James Garner played Hendley “The Scrounger,” according to IMDb. Garner played along Steve McQueen and Richard Attenborough and it has become a classic everyone has to see (at least once).
[new page] 8. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
James Garner also played a role in the beloved film “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.” Garner played Shephard James “Shep” Walker who was a wise man, acting alongside other wise characters. It was a box office hit when it premiered in 2002 and people still rave about it.
[new page] 7. Maverick
In the 1994 film “Maverick,” based on the television series, James Garner played Marshal Zane Cooper. Cooper was an aid to Maverick in the comical film. Maverick was faced with finding money for a poker tournament while also faced with a beautiful, charming thief.
[new page] 6. The Land Before Time
James Garner voiced Pat in the animated film “The Land Before Time.” The film was a sequel and premiered in 2003. In 2001, Garner was the voice for Commander Hourke in Atlantis.
[new page] 5. Space Cowboys
Space Cowboys, a film that premiered in 2000, had James Garner playing the character of Tank Sullivan. The film was directed by Clint Eastwood. Garner acted alongside Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland. “Space Cowboys” was a twist on the normal Western tale.
[new page] 4. Tank
“Tank” premiered in 1984 and was an Army film. The Sergeant Major (James Garner) is on his final tour and is trying to figure out what life will be like off the base. Garner plays the main character and brings life to him.
[new page] 3. Dead Silence
James Garner plays the hero once again in Dead Silence. Detective John Potter, played by Garner, delivers multiple hostages from the hands of three escaped convicts. The film premiered in 1997 and had audiences on the edge of their seats, wondering if Garner would save the day.
[new page] 2. Sayonara
A classic film, “Sayonara” premiered in 1957. James Garner played a smaller part, Captain Bailey. The film was a love story about two people, from completely opposite sides, fell in love. Garner acted alongside Marlon Brando and Patricia Owens in this film.
[new page] 1. Grand Prix
Who could forget the classic “Grand Prix,” one of the very first racing films. The movie premiered in 1966 and James Garner played Pete Aron, the main character. Aron is fired from his position in the racing team after crashing and begins driving for a Japanese team and falls in love with his opponent’s wife.