Edward G Robinson

Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson did not look like most stars of his era, and he used that to great advantage, embodying a rare marriage of character actor and leading man over his fifty-year career.  His squat frame and iconic sneer made him a perfect fit for a fictional criminal underworld that was growing in popularity day by day.  Decades of big screen gangsters would try to emulate Robinson’s grimacing mug while Robinson himself broke free of his wildly successful typecasting and moved onto offbeat thrillers, dramas and a series a biographical works known for not only being accurate but also enjoyable.  The number and range of roles resulted in a career that Hollywood would be hard pressed to duplicate.