With a career beginning in 1944, actor Gregory Peck has appeared in indelible dramatic roles for many major Hollywood directors and also become a role model for his lifelong humanitarian efforts. A crusader for social issues and an outspoken opponent of the blacklist, he won an Academy Award for his performance as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) after four previous nominations and received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1968. He also served as the Academy President from 1967 to 1970 and received such honors as the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and the AFI Life Achievement Award. With other major roles including Spellbound (1945), The Yearling (1946), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), Twelve O'Clock High (1949), Roman Holiday (1953), The Big Country (1958), The Guns of Navarone (1961), Cape Fear (1962), and The Omen (1978), he retains a place in history as an all-American role model.
Featuring highlights from the Margaret Herrick Library and the Gregory Peck Collection at the Academy Film Archive.