16 Biographical Movies |
50 Print Biographies |
21 Portrayals |
55 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
6 Magazine Cover Photos |
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6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on a lunch encounter with Richard Burton
] Richard Burton had great talent. He's ruined his great gifts. He's become a joke with a celebrity wife. Now he just works for money, does the worst shit. And I wasn't rude. To quote Carl Laemmle
, "I gave him an evasive answer. I told him, 'Go fuck yourself'.".
He was the youngest person ever to win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay at the age of twenty-six. He held the title for fifty-seven years when he was surpassed by Ben Affleck
who won the award for Good Will Hunting
(1997) at the age of twenty-five.
Frequently wrote, directed and starred in films that feature the rise and fall of main characters (Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane
(1941), Gregory Arkadin in _Confidential Report (1955)_, Detective Hank Quinlan in Touch of Evil
(1958)) who, in classic Shakespearean style, are unmade by their own vices.