He acted in Tennessee Williams' play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Brendan Fraser, Frances O'Connor, Gemma Jones, Clive Carter, and Abigail McKern in the cast. Anthony Page was director.
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[on the creation of the "squeal like a pig" scene in Deliverance
(1972)] Bill McKinney
and I and the director were both throwing stuff in the pot and that's where all that stuff came from. The way he caught me when I ran, it was scripted. It was just the way I gave in to what the situation was. I made myself available to whatever he wanted to do to me. But John Boorman
didn't believe that. He ...
He appeared in the two Oscar winning scripts of 1976: in Network
(1976), which won as Best Original Screenplay, and in All the President's Men
(1976), which won as Best Adapted Screenplay.
Often plays charismatic villains
The busiest actor in Hollywood