Appeared on drag in "Attitude" video for the British rock band Suede.
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John Hurt CBE
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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On his drinking: "I wasn't like Oliver Reed
. He was a competitive drinker. He'd say, 'I can drink you under the fucking table.' And I'd say: 'I'm sure you could, Oliver. But where's the fun in that?' "
Was not the first choice for the role of "Kane" in Alien
(1979). He was brought in on the second day of filming after Jon Finch
, the original actor cast for the role, was diagnosed with a severe case of diabetes and taken to hospital.
Often plays characters with positions of power