Played Hotspur in "Henry IV Pt. 1"
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Lieut. Laurence Olivier | Lord Olivier | Sir Laurence Olivier | Sir Lawrence Olivier
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[in 1979] You must have - besides intuition and sensitivity - a cutting edge that allows you to reach what you need. Also, you have to know life - bastards included - and it takes a bit of one to know one, don't you think?
Was the first thespian nominated for an acting Oscar in five different decades, from the 1930s through the 1970s, inclusive. Only Katharine Hepburn
(1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1980s), Paul Newman
(1950s, 1960s, 1980s, 1990s, and 200s) and Jack Nicholson
(1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s) equaled this feat. In contrast, Bette Davis
' ten nominations and Spencer Tracy
's eight were spread over ...
Often played noble and fiercely proud leaders and royalty figures