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Bud Cort

Bud Cort, born March 29, 1948. His most famous role to date: ‘Harold Chasen’ in Harold and Maude (1971).

Awarded, from France, a Crystal Star for Best Actor for this film. Also became typecast because of it and left filmmaking for 5 years. Reported to have turned down the part of Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest because director Milos Forman wouldn’t give him Jack Nicholson’s role.

Where are they now?

He lived for a time in France and returned to US filmmaking in 1977. In 1979, Bud Cort was nearly killed in a car accident where he suffered a fractured skull, severe facial lacerations, the loss of several teeth, and a broken arm and leg. He survived, but due to the medical necessities of his accident, he endured years of plastic surgery and physical therapy, lost the court case for the accident, and saw his blooming career slip away from him.

Bud Cort currently lives in Southern California, where he still acts in theater, film, television, and does voice-over work. His most recent film is The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou which is scheduled for release in December 2004

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