Appeared (as "Lorenzo") in "The Merchant of Venice", John Gielgud Company, Queen's Theatre
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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 ...
Went bald on top, and according to his "Time" magazine cover story of 21 April 1958, he was embarrassed by it but chose not to wear a hairpiece in private life. He told the "Time" writer that he had shaved the top of his head as a young man in his first professional acting engagement, playing a coolie. It never grew back properly after that, he lamented.
Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit.