In 1962, he starred in an unsold pilot for a series about a San Francisco-based newspaper columnist called "Dateline". The pilot cost $200,000 and was shot on location.
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5' 11" (1.80 m)
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"Pretending to still be the tough man of action isn't dignified for me any more. There comes a time when you're over the hill and there are plenty of great looking younger actors who can take your place. The action stars of today are making some wonderful films. There are no 'I could do it better' feelings in me...
Taylor had completely retired from acting when Quentin Tarantino
offered him the role of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
. At first Taylor declined the part, suggesting that Tarantino should cast Albert Finney
(who had played Churchill to great acclaim in
The Gathering Storm
), but eventually the director talked him into it.
Virile, adventurous characters.