Spoken-word album: Recorded a reading of the Civil War novel "The Red Badge of Courage".
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Edmund O'Brien | Sgt. Edmond O'Brien
5' 10" (1.78 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.
O'Brien was originally cast as the photo-journalist Jackson Bentley (based on Lowell Thomas
) in Lawrence of Arabia
(1962). After O'Brien filmed several scenes, he suffered a heart attack and had to drop out of the picture. He was replaced by Arthur Kennedy
Inquisitive demeanor, was often cast as writers and/or reporters