Tony Curtis's Memorable Roles: From Drag to the Desert

In both slapstick and dramatic roles, the actor appeared in more than 100 films – a look back at some of his most famous films

SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

In this 1957 noir drama, Curtis plays Sidney Falco, a publicist who helps a gossip columnist (Burt Lancaster) take down his sister's musician boyfriend. The film has since been preserved in the National Film Registry and was listed by Time magazine as one of the greatest movies of all time.