He acted in Harold Pinter's play, "The Caretaker," at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Alan Bates and Peter Woodthorpe in the cast.
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is the best director I ever worked with. One of the main reasons is his bravery in the way he's cast me in his films. By casting me as the president in Escape from New York
(1981) and as the essentially good Dr. Loomis in the original Halloween
(1978), he gave me the opportunities that might have been missed had I stayed a stereotypical madman. That casting against type is what ...
Was nominated for four Tony Awards as Best Actor (Dramatic): in 1962 for "The Caretaker", a part he recreated in the film version also titled The Guest
(1963); in 1965 for "Poor Bitos"; in 1969 for "The Man in the Glass Booth" and, in 1972 for "Wise Child" - but he never won.
Dr. Sam Loomis from the Halloween films