About Ernest Borgnine
By the time of his death Ernest Borgnine net worth amounted to $45 million dollars. This was a little longer than a couple years ago and by that time the actor was 95 years old. We do not know the details, but it seems like after his death Ernest Borgnine net worth was parted among his fourth children (three daughters and one son) and his fifth wife, Norwegian Tova Traesnaes. Tova, born in 1941, is 24 years Ernest’s junior and at the time they got married she was 32 years old, while the groom was already well into his 50s. Back then there were some speculations that the only reason why the young and beautiful woman got married to the actor was pretty simple: he was rich and famous. However, it seems like their marriage was built on more stable grounds. Despite all the rumors and speculations, the couple remained together right until Ernest’s death in 2012. But enough about his personal life, let’s concentrate on the career of this talented actor.
Ernest made his debut in 1951. That year he appeared in three movies: China Corsair, The Whistle at Eaton Falls and The Mob. A real, major breakthrough in Borgnine’s career came up in the mid-1950s, as his movie Marty reached the cinemas. This American romantic drama film was built on a budget of $350 thousand and grossed over $2 million in the United States and Canada alone. More importantly, it has brought Ernest 5 prestigious awards: Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, National Board of Review Award for Best Actor and New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor. And what was the key to his success? In one of his interviews Ernest has said: “The trick is not to become somebody else. You become somebody else when you’re in front of a camera or when you’re on stage. There are some people who carry it all the time. That, to me, is not acting. What you’ve gotta do is find out what the writer wrote about and put it into your mind”. So perhaps that’s what helped him to create such a brilliant character, Marty, in the eponymous films?
As he gained critical acclaim, Ernest Borgnine net worth growth accelerated. His next roles praised by critics were in The Rabbit Trap (for the portrayal of Eddie Colt Ernest received Locarno International Film Festival Award for Best Actor), Spike of Bensonhurst (for which he was nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male) and A Grandpa for Christmas. Each of these movies has not only made him more famous, but also had increased Ernest Borgnine net worth.