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Sir Alec Guinness
   for his role in   
The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit. Reportedly hated working on Star Wars (1977) so much, Guinness claims that Obi-Wan's death was his idea as a means to limit his involvement in the film. Guinness also claims to throw away all Star Wars related fan mail without even opening it.
A Passage to India (1984)
   starred   
Judy Davis, Alec Guinness and Victor Banerjee
Great Expectations (1946)
   starred   
John Mills, Tony Wager and Alec Guinness
Director: David Lean
Oliver Twist (1948)
   starred   
Robert Newton, Alec Guinness and Kay Walsh
Director: David Lean
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   starred   
William Holden, Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins
Director: David Lean
Alec Guinness
   was born in   
London, England
1914-2000. Was a famous English stage and motion-picture actor
Alec Guinness
   was considered for the role of   
Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gandhi (1982)
Ben Kingsley got the part
Great Expectations (1946)
   starred   
John Mills, Tony Wager and Alec Guinness
IMDB rating 8.2/10. Director: David Lean. Winner of 2 Oscars incl. Best Cinematography.
Oliver Twist (1948)
   starred   
Robert Newton, Alec Guinness and Kay Walsh
IMDB rating 8.0/10. Director: David Lean
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   starred   
William Holden, Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins
IMDB: 8.5/10. Director: David Lean. Won 7 Oscars including best picture. Won 4 Baftas & 3 Golden Globes. National Film Preservation Board Award.
Alec Guinness
   won the Golden Globe for   
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Actor - Drama, 1957
Alec Guinness
   was an   
Actor
1914-2000.
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway and Sid James
Director: Charles Crichton. Also starred Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding & Edie Martin. Plot: Comedy about a meek bank clerk who plans a theft from his own bank.
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Dennis Price and Valerie Hobson
Director: Robert Hamer
Barnacle Bill (1957)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Irene Browne and Maurice Denham
Director: Charles Frend. Also starred Percy Herbert, Victor Maddern & Allan Cuthbertson
Our Man in Havana (1959)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Burl Ives and Maureen O'Hara
Director: Carol Reed. Also starred Ernie Kovacs, Noel Coward & Jo Morrow. Plot: Jim Wormold (Guinness) is an expatriate Englishman living in pre-revolutionary Havana with his teenage daughter Milly (Morrow)...
To Paris With Love (1955)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Odile Versois and Vernon Gray
Director: Robert Hamer. Also starred Elina Labourette, Jacques François & Austin Trevor
Malta Story (1953)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins and Anthony Steel
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst. Also starred Muriel Pavlow, Renée Asherson & Hugh Burden. Plot: In 1942 Britain was clinging to the island of Malta since it was critical to keeping Allied supply lines open...
The Scapegoat (1959)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Bette Davis and Nicole Maurey
Director: Robert Hamer. Also starred Irene Worth, Pamela Brown & Annabel Bartlett. Plot: A French count schemes to kill his wife and implicate a mild-mannered English schoolteacher whom he resembles
Father Brown (1954)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood and Peter Finch
Director: Robert Hamer. Also starred Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee & Sid James. Plot: Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown (Guinness)has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Dennis Price and Valerie Hobson
IMDB rating 8.3/10. Director: Robert Hamer. Bafta nomination for Best British Picture.
The Captain's Paradise (1953)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Yvonne De Carlo and Celia Johnson
Director: Anthony Kimmins. Also starred Charles Goldner, Miles Malleson & Walter Crisham
The Card (1952)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns and Valerie Hobson
Director: Ronald Neame. Also starred Petula Clark, Edward Chapman & Veronica Turleigh
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood and Cecil Parker
Director: Alexander Mackendrick. Also starred Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger & Howard Marion-Crawford. Plot: A man invents a fabric that won't get dirty or wear out, but he seems to have made more enemies than friends in the process...
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh and Renee Houston
Director: Ronald Neame. Also starred Mike Morgan, Robert Coote & Arthur Macrae. Plot: A somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter searches for the perfect realization of his artistic vision, much to the chagrin of others.
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
      
Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood and Cecil Parker
Should they let him play...or should they put him away?
The Ladykillers (1955)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker and Herbert Lom
Director: Alexander Mackendrick. Also starred Peter Sellers, Danny Green & Jack Warner. Plot: Comedy about a gang of crooks who rent a house in London, and the innocent old landlady that they think they can easily kill.
Last Holiday (1950)
   starred   
Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell and Kay Walsh
Director: Henry Cass. Also starred Grégoire Aslan, Jean Colin & Muriel George. Plot: Alec Guinness plays a salesman of agricultural machinery who finds out that he hasn't long to live....






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