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Poll: When Life Gives You Lemons... Watch a Jack Lemmon Movie

Jack Lemmon's formidable talent and craft included his range: he could do drama and comedy with equal success. Filmmakers took notice and cast him in so many different kinds of roles that Lemmon's great versatility became part of his appeal among audiences: when we're down and want to feel understood or gain insight, we can watch one of his dramas; when we're down and want to be distracted and laugh, we can cheer up with one of his comedies. No matter what life gives you, there's a Jack Lemmon film to help. Which of his performances have you most appreciated?

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This poll is dedicated to one of Jack Lemmon's biggest fans, the distinguished metallurgical engineer, John "Jack" Kearns, who died in April of 2019.

Except for the first five options, the list is in alphabetical order by title of the film or series.

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    Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot (1959)

    As Jerry and Daphne in 'Some Like It Hot'

    (Oscar nominated performance)

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    Jack Lemmon in The Apartment (1960)

    As C.C. Baxter in 'The Apartment'

    (Oscar nominated performance)

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    Jack Lemmon in Grumpier Old Men (1995)

    As John Gustafson in 'Grumpy Old Men' and 'Grumpier Old Men'
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    Jack Lemmon in Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

    As Joe Clay in 'Days of Wine and Roses'

    (Oscar nominated performance)

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    Jack Lemmon in The Simpsons (1989)

    As Frank Ormand in "The Simpsons"
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    Jack Lemmon in 12 Angry Men (1997)

    As Juror #8 in '12 Angry Men' (1997)
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    Jack Lemmon in Avanti! (1972)

    As Wendell Armbruster, Jr. in 'Avanti!'

    (Golden Globe winning performance)

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    Jack Lemmon in Bell Book and Candle (1958)

    As Nicky Holroyd in 'Bell Book and Candle'
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    Jack Lemmon in The China Syndrome (1979)

    As Jack Godell in 'The China Syndrome'

    (Oscar nominated performance)

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    Jack Lemmon in Dad (1989)

    As Jake Tremont in 'Dad'
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    "Fortune Cookie" Jack Lemmon 1966 UA / MPTV

    Harry Hinkle in 'The Fortune Cookie'
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    "Front Page, The" Jack Lemmon 1974 UI

    As Hildy Johnson in 'The Front Page'
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    Kevin Spacey, Jack Lemmon, and James Foley in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

    As Shelley in 'Glengarry Glen Ross'
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    Jack Lemmon publicity still for "Godd Neighbor Sam." 1964/Columbia

    As Sam Bissell in 'Good Neighbor Sam'
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    Peter Falk and Jack Lemmon in The Great Race (1965)

    As Professor Fate / Crown Prince Frederick Hoepnick in 'The Great Race'
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    Jack Lemmon in Hamlet (1996)

    As Marcellus in 'Hamlet' (1996)
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    Jack Lemmon in Inherit the Wind (1999)

    As Henry Drummond in 'Inherit the Wind'

    (Golden Globe winning performance)

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    "Irma La Douce" Jack Lemmon 1963 UA / MPTV

    As Nestor Patou / Lord X in 'Irma La Douce'
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    Jack Lemmon and Judy Holliday in It Should Happen to You (1954)

    As Pete in 'It Should Happen to You'
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    Jack Lemmon in JFK (1991)

    As Jack Martin in 'JFK'
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    Jack Lemmon in Missing (1982)

    As Ed Hormon in 'Missing'

    (Oscar nominated performance)

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    Jack Lemmon in Mister Roberts (1955)

    As Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver in 'Mister Roberts' (Oscar winning performance)
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    Jack Lemmon in The Odd Couple (1968)

    As Felix Unger in 'The Odd Couple'
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    Jack Lemmon in Operation Mad Ball (1957)

    As Pvt. Hogan in 'Operation Mad Ball'
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    Jack Lemmon in The Out of Towners (1970)

    As George Kellerman in 'The Out of Towners'
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    "Out to Sea" Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

    As Herb Sullivan in 'Out to Sea'
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    Jack Lemmon in The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)

    As Mel Edison in 'The Prisoner of Second Avenue
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    Jack Lemmon and Jack Gilford in Save the Tiger (1973)

    As Harry Stoner in 'Save the Tiger'

    (Oscar winning performance)

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    Jack Lemmon in Short Cuts (1993)

    As Paul Finnigan in 'Short Cuts'
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    Tribute (1980)

    As Scottie Templeton in 'Tribute'

    (Oscar nominated performance)

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    Jack Lemmon in The War Between Men and Women (1972)

    As Peter Edward Wilson in 'The War Between Men and Women'
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    Jack Lemmon in The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960)

    As Lt. Rip Crandall in 'The Wackiest Ship in the Army'

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