Oscar Actors: Calhern, Lewis

Lewis Calhern received his first and only Oscar nominee in John Sturges's biopic, “The Magnificent Yankee,” playing Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Lewis Calhern is better known for playing character roles in the 1940s and 1950s, including John Huston's “Asphalt Jungle,” and Julius Caesar,” in which he played the tile role.

Oscar Context

In 1950, Calhern competed for the Best Actor Oscar with Jose Ferrer, who won for “Cyrano de Bergerac,” William Holden in “Sunset Boulevard,” James Stewart in the comedy “Harvey,” and Spencer Tracy in “The Father of the Bride.”