Lee J. Cobb
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Lee J. Cobb (December 8, 1911 – February 11, 1976) was an American actor. He is best known for his performances in 12 Angry Men (1957), On the Waterfront (1954), and one of his last films, The Exorcist (1973). He also played the role of Willy Loman in the original Broadway production of Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman under the direction of Elia Kazan. On television, Cobb costarred in the first four seasons of the Western series The Virginian. He typically played arrogant, intimidating, and abrasive characters, but often had roles as respectable figures such as judges and police officers.
Some of his exploitation and cult films include: Our Man Flint (1966), In Like Flint (1967), The Day of the Owl (1968), They Came To Rob Las Vegas (1968), Mark Shoots First (1975), Cross Shot (1976) and Nick The Sting (1976)