The Great White Hope (1968). Drama. Written by Howard Sackler
. Music arranged by Charles Gross. Directed by Edwin Sherin. Alvin Theatre: 3 Oct 1968- 31 Jan 1970 (546 performances + 15 previews). Cast: James Earl Jones
(as "Jack Jefferson"), Jane Alexander
(as "Eleanor Bachman"), Thomas Anderson (as "Negro Man/Jack's Friend/...
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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