Peter Fonda was born on February 23, 1940, making him an astrological Pisces. People born under the sign of Pisces are generally considered creative, honest, spiritually inclined, kind, and artistic. They may be dreamers, often living in a world of fantasy, but they can also be very observant of people around them. Pisces are often considered to be romantic souls, idealists, and gentle. Above all, they seek harmony and inner peace. This rings true for Peter Fonda, who is perhaps best known for his role as Sergeant contradictory and peace-loving Wyatt in the classic 1969 film Easy Rider.
Born in New York City, Peter Fonda grew up in an incredibly creative and inspiring environment. His father, Henry J. Fonda, was a famous actor, and his mother was the daughter of a composer; his grandmother was the writer, poet and filmmaker Sylvia Fonda. Peter was surrounded by inspiring people from an early age, and there’s no doubt that his creative environment and growing up in a family with strong ties to the arts ultimately influenced his love and devotion to art and creativity.
Fonda first came into the public eye with his role as Wyatt Earp in Sergio Leone’s 1966 Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He followed up this role with Easy Rider, widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time; for this role, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Throughout his career he continued to take challenging roles in films like Ulee’s Gold, Bugs Bunny’s 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales, and The Grapes of Wrath.
It’s no wonder that Fonda’s first role was in an action-packed spaghetti Western: that kind of drama and excitement could almost be expected from someone born under the sign of Pisces. People born under this sign often have a great deal of creativity and energy that they want to get out in the world. They tend to be natural communicators and storytellers, and have a great capacity for understanding and relating to other people.
One of the most remarkable aspects of Peter Fonda’s life and career, however, was his deep commitment to peace and nonviolence. He was a committed Christian and was a true advocate for civil rights. He was also an active political activist, traveling to Vietnam to help teach locals how to farm more efficiently. This commitment to peace and nonviolence is very much in line with the Piscean need for harmony and inner peace. Even while taking on demanding and dramatic roles in his films, Fonda’s life and work were all part of his efforts to achieve a more peaceful world.
Though he is gone, Peter Fonda remains an inspiring figure, a reminder of the power of an artistic soul and a dreamer. As a Pisces, he had the power to imagine possibilities, the drive to communicate and act on them, and the gentle spirit to create real peace in the world.