Starred (as "Hamlet") in "Hamlet", Old Vic Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre
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18 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
17 Magazine Cover Photos |
Alec Guiness | Mr. Alec Guinness | Sir Alec Guinness | Mystery Guest Star
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977)]: When it came to me in script form, I was in Hollywood on the last day of another movie and I heard it was a script by George Lucas
, well that meant something; you know, American Graffiti
(1973), this is a new generation, lovely. And then I opened it and saw it was science fiction and groaned, I thought "oh no, they've got the wrong man." I started ...
Guinness had a 2.25% interest in the revenue from Star Wars (1977), which would be the highest grossing movie at the time (and second only to Gone with the Wind (1939) when adjusted for inflation). Guinness had agreed to a 2% interest to make the film, but he reported that just before release during a telephone conversation George Lucas
had offered an additional 0.5% because of how supportive and...
Often played noble and fiercely proud leaders and authority figures