Portrayed "Socrates" on location in Greece for Televisa.
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.
Was original choice to play newspaper reporter Jackson Bentley in
Lawrence of Arabia
, but health problems forced him to turn down the role, which eventually went to Arthur Kennedy
Inquisitive demeanor, was often cast as writers and/or reporters