He played Hildy Johnson in Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's "The Front Page" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, with Edward Herrmann, Celeste Holm, Kate Burton, Zeljko Ivanek, and David Hyde Pierce in the cast. Robert Allan Ackerman was the director.
6' 4" (1.93 m)
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[on director Richard Lester
's filming of Superman III
(1983)] [He] was always looking for a gag - sometimes to the point where the gags involving Richard Pryor
went over the top. I mean, I didn't think that his going off the top of a building, on skis with a pink tablecloth around his shoulders, was particularly funny.
Was not given first billing in any of the Superman films until Superman III
(1983). As a relatively unknown actor at the time, he was given third billing behind Marlon Brando
and Gene Hackman
(1978), then given second billing behind Hackman in Superman II
(1980) before achieving top billing in the third film.
Towering height and athletic physique