Played stern rulers in The King and I and The Ten Commandments. His other films include Anastasia, The Sound and the Fury, and Death Rage.
Russian-born, he played Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven.
He beat Rex Harrison while auditioning for the role of the King of Siam in The King and I.
He lived in Russia, France, and China before immigrating to the U.S. He debuted as Paul Vicola in the 1949 film, Port of New York.
He had a daughter named Victoria Brynner with his second wife. Victoria's godmother was Audrey Hepburn.
- The meaning of the name Brynner: Dweller By The Spring