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Sir Laurence Olivier
   for his role in   
Hamlet (1948)
Even with his noble titles, he refused to carry on a conversation with anyone who wouldn't address him as "Larry."Knighted in 1947, made life peer in 1970, awarded the Order of Merit in 1981. He and Roberto Benigni are the only two actors to have directed themselves in Oscar-winning performances.
Marathon Man (1976)
   starred   
Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier and Roy Scheider
Director: John Schlesinger. "Is it safe?"
Laurence Olivier
   directed   
Hamlet (1948)
Dracula (1979)
   starred   
Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier and Donald Pleasence
Director: John Badham. Also starred Kate Nelligan, Trevor Eve & Jan Francis
Wuthering Heights (1939)
   starred   
Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier and David Niven
Director: William Wyler. Also starred Flora Robson, Donald Crisp & Geraldine Fitzgerald. Plot: The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city...
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
   starred   
Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier and James Mason
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner. Also starred Lilli Palmer, Uta Hagen & Steve Guttenberg. Plot: A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Laurence Olivier
   was considered for the role of   
Lord Essex in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Errol Flynn got the part
Laurence Olivier
   was considered for the role of   
Cyrano De Bergerac in Cyrano De Bergerac (1950)
Jose Ferrer got the part
Laurence Olivier
   was considered for the role of   
Harry Powell in Night of the Hunter (1955)
Robert Mitchum got the part
Laurence Olivier
   was considered for the role of   
Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Peter O'Toole got the part
Laurence Olivier
   was considered for the role of   
Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972)
Marlon Brando got the part
The Bounty (1984)
   starred   
Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins and Laurence Olivier
Director: Roger Donaldson. Also starred Edward Fox, Daniel Day-Lewis & Bernard Hill. Plot: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh (Hopkins), whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship.
Laurence Olivier
   won for the movie   
"Inchon"
1982
Westward Passage (1932)
   starred   
Ann Harding, Laurence Olivier and Zasu Pitts
Director: Robert Milton. Also starred Irving Pichel, Juliette Compton & Emmett King. Plot: A struggling writer divorces his wife to pursue his career without interference, but they meet in Europe years later after she has remarried.
Spartacus (1960)
      
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier and Peter Ustinov
"Gladiators don't make friends. If we're ever matched in the arena together, I have to kill you."
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
   starred   
Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier and Mary Boland
Director: Robert Z. Leonard. Also starred Edna May Oliver, Maureen O'Sullivan & Ann Rutherford
Laurence Olivier
   won the Golden Globe for   
Hamlet
Best Actor - Drama, 1948
Laurence Olivier
   is buried in   
Westminster Abbey, London, England
Actor, d. 1989
Laurence Olivier
   was an   
Actor
English stage and screen actor (1907-1989)
The Betsy (1978)
   starred   
Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall and Katherine Ross
Director: Daniel Petrie. Also starred Tommy Lee Jones, Jane Alexander & Lesley-Anne Down. Plot: The aging, retired founder of an auto giant comes out of retirement to try to develop a safe, fuel-efficient car.
Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)
   starred   
Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley and Keir Dullea
Director: Otto Preminger. Also starred Martita Hunt, Anna Massey & Clive Revill
Rebecca (1940)
   starred   
Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson
Also starring Nigel Bruce
Sleuth (1972)
   starred   
Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine and Alec Cawthorne
IMDB:8.2/10. Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Won 4 Oscars.
Moscow Nights (1935)
   starred   
Laurence Olivier, Penelope Dudley-Ward and Harry Baur
Director: Anthony Asquith. Also starred Athene Seyler, Robert Cochran & Morton Selten
The Entertainer (1960)
   starred   
Laurence Olivier, Brenda De Banzie and Roger Livesey
Director: Tony Richardson. Also starred Joan Plowright, Alan Bates & Daniel Massey
Rebecca (1940)
   starred   
Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine and George Sanders
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
The Demi-Paradise (1943)
   starred   
Laurence Olivier, Penelope Dudley-Ward and Marjorie Fielding
Director: Anthony Asquith. Also starred Margaret Rutherford, Felix Aylmer & George Thorpe
Spartacus (1960)
   starred   
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons and Charles Laughton
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Sleuth (1972)
   starred   
Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine and Alec Cawthorne
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Also starred John Matthews, Eve Channing & Teddy Martin. Plot: A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.
Rebecca (1940)
   starred   
Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine and George Sanders
IMDB rating 8.4/10. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Won 2 Oscars including Best Picture.
Q Planes (1939)
   starred   
Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Valerie Hobson
Director: Tim Whelan & Arthur B. Woods. Also starred George Curzon, George Merritt & Gus McNaughton






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