William Shatner - Biography
Nom de naissance : William Shatner
Biography for William Shatner
When Shatner was cast to play Captain James Kirk in the "Star Trek" TV show, his small-screen immortality was assured (even though no one knew it at the time). The solidly built, handsome actor had previously worked on Broadway and in live TV before making his movie debut as Alexei in The Brothers Karamazov (1958). Shatner alternated film appearances with episodic TV work; his other early features include Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), The Outrage (1964), and leading roles in The Explosive Generation and the barely seen The Intruder (both 1961), in which he delivered a mature, spine-chilling performance as a racist Southern agitator for director Roger Corman. The immediate post-"Trek" years brought Shatner few opportunities from the major studios, and by the mid 1970s he was toiling in Big Bad Mama (1974), The Devil's Rain (1975), Kingdom of the Spiders (1977), and The Kidnapping of the President (1980). Beginning with 1979's Star Trek-The Motion Picture Shatner returned to the role he made famous on TV, and has appeared in the five bigbudget sequels (even directing 1989's Star Trek V: The Final Frontier He's shown an ability to spoof himself in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) and National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon I (1993), but he's played it straight in his post-"Trek" TV series, "Barbary Coast" (1975-76), "T.J. Hooker" (1982-87), and "Rescue 911" (1989- ). He published "Star Trek Memories" in 1993, and has written a series of science fiction novels called "Tekwar" which were adapted for TV in 1994. He costarred in the seventh Star Trek movie, Star Trek Generations (1994).
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