SIR ALEC GUINNESS (1914-2000), born Alec Guinness de Cuffe
Knighted in 1959 by Queen Elizabeth II. "de Cuffe" was his mother's surname; he never knew the identity of his father.
Haven't you seen The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)? It's the greatest war film ever made!
Watch this and then see these other four films.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) His portrayal of Prince Feisal is stunning.
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Guinness playing EIGHT characters, including a female one.
A Passage to India (1984) Alec plays an Indian professor.
Star Wars (1977) The famous Obi Wan Kenobi.
*Contributed by: "Anna K." Tues, May 8 2001 / 14:25:00 PDT
1952 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: THE LAVENDER HILL MOB
1957 Won Best Actor in a Leading Role: THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
1958 Nominated for Writing (Best Screenplay based on material from another medium): THE HORSE'S MOUTH
1977 Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role: STAR WARS
1979 Honorary and Other Awards: For advancing the art of screen acting through a host of memorable and distinguished performances. Winner presented a Statuette.
1988 Nominated for Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role: LITTLE DORRIT