He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Claire Bloom, Michael Hordern, and Fay Compton in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
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God put me on this earth to raise sheer hell.
The producers of the film Equus
(1977), who envisioned either Marlon Brando
or Jack Nicholson
in the role of the psychiatrist "Martin Dysart" in the film version, would only consider Burton for the role if he agreed to undertake a screen-test of sorts by playing the role on Broadway. Though considered one of the most brilliant theatre actors of his generation, Burton had not been on the ...
Frequently played self-loathing characters, particularly in his later career.