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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

LAURENCE OLIVIER?

Laurence Olivier
BARON LAURENCE OLIVIER (1907-1989), born Laurence Kerr Olivier, was knighted in 1947, made life peer at the House of Lords in 1970 as Baron Laurence Olivier, and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1981. Even with his noble titles, he refused to carry on a conversation with anyone who wouldn't address him as "Larry."




Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Haven't you seen Pride and Prejudice (1940)?


Watch this and then see these other four films.



Rebecca (1940)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
The Demi-Paradise (1943)
The Boys from Brazil (1978)


*Contributed by: "Katie Connolly" Date: Thu, May 10 2001 / 22:38:41 PST

Academy Awards®
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1939 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: WUTHERING HEIGHTS
1940 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: REBECCA
1946 Honorary and Other Awards : HENRY V For his outstanding achievement as actor, producer and director in bringing HENRY V to the screen. Winner presented a Statuette.
1946 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: HENRY V
1948 Nominated for Directing : HAMLET
1948 Won Best Actor in a Leading Role: HAMLET
1956 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: RICHARD III
1960 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: THE ENTERTAINER
1965 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: OTHELLO
1972 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: SLEUTH
1976 Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role: MARATHON MAN
1978 Honorary and Other Awards: For the full body of his work, for the unique achievements of his entire career and his lifetime of contribution to the art of film. Winner presented a Statuette.
1978 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL

1 Comments:

  • Date: Saturday, May 12, 2001 2:10 PM

    I recommend these additional five:
    Carrie (1952)
    Richard III (1955)
    Henry V (1945)
    Hamlet (1948)
    Spartacus (1960).

    By Anonymous Anna K., at Fri Aug 19, 12:57:00 PM PDT