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Lieut. Laurence Olivier | Lord Olivier | Sir Laurence Olivier | Sir Lawrence Olivier
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on Alec Guinness
] He's an actor, that fellow, a superb actor. But over and above that he does his homework. However idiosyncratically I saw Alec playing a part, I would be very, very cautious about criticizing it, because I know that every point about it would be backed by a complete marshaling of all available evidence. He really does his homework.
In his 1983 autobiography "Confessions of an Actor," Olivier writes that upon meeting Marilyn Monroe
preparatory to the commencement of production of The Prince and the Showgirl
(1957), he was convinced he was going to fall in love with her. During production, Olivier bore the brunt of Marilyn's famous indiscipline and wound up despising her. However, he admits that she was wonderful in the film,...