Knowledge Identifier: +Charles_Durning
Among his most acclaimed performances were the role of Mayor George Sitkowski in the original production of Jason Miller's "That Championship Season" in 1973
He has received Academy award for Best Supporting Actor nominations for "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" in 1982 and for "To Be or Not to Be" in 1983
His Tony award winning performance as Big Daddy in the 1989 revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", Matthew Harrison Brady to George C. Scott's Henry Drummond in the Tony Randall produced revival of "Inherit the Wind" in 1997, and Charley in the 1980 revival of "Death of a Salesman" starring Dustin Hoffman and Kate Reid
He won a Golden Globe in 1990 for his supporting role in the television miniseries "The Kennedys of Massachusetts"
In 1993, Durning guest starred in the Sean Penn-directed music video for "Dance with the One That Brought You" by Shania Twain
In 1996 he played Lew in the romantic comedy "One Fine Day" and Santa Claus in the Sesame Street home video "Elmo Saves Christmas"