Christopher Atkins

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Christopher Atkins Biography

Christopher Atkins (born Christopher Atkins Bomann on February 21, 1961) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor and was a teen idol.

Atkins was born in Valdese, NC to Donald Bomann and Bitsy Nebauer. While in High school Atkins was a lifeguard and sailing instructor when a friend pressured him to audition for The Blue Lagoon. He won the role over 4,000 other actors. He had no previous interest or experience in acting.

Atkins starred in his first film at the age of nineteen years, which gained him a brief burst of fame. The romance adventure remake The Blue Lagoon, opposite Brooke Shields, was released in 1980 and became a huge box office success. The movie cost $4.5 million, but has grossed over $58 million. The Blue Lagoon still remains a classic of romantic fantasy and adventure. Atkins appeared fully nude on screen at a time when male frontal nudity in films was rare. The role allowed him to show off his swimming abilities, innocent good-looks and he was established as a teen idol. After the success of the film, Atkins was recognized and mobbed everywhere. Female fans literally tore off his clothes. Read Full Bio >>


Christopher Atkins Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
1990 Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Listen to Me (1989). Won
1984 Razzie Awards Worst Actor A Night in Heaven (1983). Won
1983 Razzie Awards Worst Actor The Pirate Movie (1982). Nominated
1981 Golden Globes, USA New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Male The Blue Lagoon (1980). Nominated
1981 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor - Major Motion Picture The Blue Lagoon (1980). Nominated


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    "Soul Surfer" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    62nd Annual Mother Goose Parade on Main Street in El Cajon

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    9th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball - Arrivals

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    2010 Winter Hollywood Show

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    2010 Winter Hollywood Show

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    Opening Night Red Carpet of The Pee-Wee Herman Show

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