Appeared in "Julius Caesar" (replacement actor; as "Marc Antony") on Broadway. Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare
. Incidental music by Marc Blitzstein
. Assistant Director: Hiram Sherman
. Directed by Orson Welles
. Mercury Theatre (moved to the National Theatre in March 1938 to close): 11 Nov 1937-Mar 1938 (closing...
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Edmund O'Brien | Sgt. Edmond O'Brien
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Did You Know?
Versatility is a dangerous thing. It's very satisfying to portray many types of roles, but often your own identity gets lost. Seldom does a producer say, "This is an Eddie O'Brien part." On the other hand, while the rewards may be great in fame and financially for stars, the work becomes monotonous. No actor who plays himself is a happy person.
In an interview, director Don Siegel
recalled that during the production of China Venture
(1953), he noticed that O'Brien was spending more and more time in his trailer before a scene, and was beginning to arrive late for shooting, which he had never done before. Suspecting that O'Brien might be secretly drinking before he went on camera--an experience Siegel had undergone with several well-known...