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      Laurence Olivier

      Laurence Olivier

      Highest Rated: 100% Pride and Prejudice (1940)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: May 22, 1907

      Birthplace: Dorking, England, UK

      He was by wide consensus the greatest actor of the 20th century. In an age when the "legitimate" theater held firm to primacy over motion pictures, and classical theater over modern, Laurence Olivier crossed seamlessly between both, even bridging the gap between popular culture and the Shakespearean and classic drama canon of which he was master. His legacy as the definitive Heathcliff and Hamlet, his acclaim even a generation later as the vengeful cuckold in "Sleuth" (1972) and a ruthless Nazi doctor in "Marathon Man" (1976), would see him earn 14 Oscar nominations, three statues, five Emmys out of nine nominations, two British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards out of 10 nominations - only a few indicators of his titanic impact on his craft and indeed on Western culture.

      Highest rated movies

      The War Requiem
      Khartoum
      Henry V
      That Hamilton Woman
      Pride and Prejudice
      Rebecca
      Hamlet
      Wuthering Heights

      Photos

      TERM OF TRIAL, Simone Signoret, Laurence Olivier, 1962 DEVIL'S DISCIPLE, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Burt Lancaster on set, 1959 THREE SISTERS, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, 1970 HENRY V, Laurence Oliver as King Henry V, 1944 HAMLET, Laurence Olivier, 1948 I STAND CONDEMNED, Laurence Olivier, Robert Cochran, 1935 HENRY V, from left: Laurence Olivier as King Henry V, George Robey as Falstaff, 1944 CLOUDS OVER EUROPE, Laurence Olivier, Valerie Hobson, 1939 BATTLE OF BRITAIN, Laurence Olivier, 1969 THE MAGIC BOX, cameraman Jack Cardiff, Laurence Olivier on set, 1951 PERFECT UNDERSTANDING, Laurence Olivier, Gloria Swanson, 1933 HAMLET, Conductor Muir Mathieson, Composer William Walton, Music Mixer Ted Drake, Director Laurence Olivier at Denham Recording Theatre, on set, 1948 PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, 1940 HAMLET, Laurence Olivier, Norman Wooland, 1948 PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, 1940 TERM OF TRIAL, from left, Simone Signoret, Laurence Olivier, 1962 I STAND CONDEMNED, Laurence Olivier, Harry Baur, 1935 PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, 1940 SPARTACUS, Laurence Olivier, 1960 HAMLET, Felix Aylmer, Laurence Olivier, Basil Sydney, Eileen Herlie, Jean Simmons, 1948

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      89% 67% Mad About the Boy: The Noël Coward Story Self - 2023
      63% 62% For No Good Reason Self $67.1K 2012
      71% 46% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Dr. Totenkopf (Character) $37.8M 2004
      100% 62% The War Requiem The Old Soldier (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ebony Tower Henry Breasley (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 19% Wild Geese II Rudolf Hess (Character) $31.2K 1985
      41% 18% The Jigsaw Man Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Days of Pompeii Gaius (Character) - 1984
      74% 72% The Bounty Admiral Hood (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 62% King Lear King Lear (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson Unknown (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Talent for Murder Dr. Anthony "Tony" Wainwright (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Voyage Round My Father Clifford Mortimer (Character) - 1982
      64% 70% Clash of the Titans Zeus (Character) - 1981
      0% 7% Inchon! Gen. Douglas MacArthur (Character) - 1981
      26% 69% The Jazz Singer Cantor Rabinovitch (Character) - 1980
      61% 58% Dracula Prof. Abraham Van Helsing (Character) - 1979
      72% 84% A Little Romance Julius (Character) - 1979
      70% 66% The Boys From Brazil Ezra Lieberman (Character) - 1978
      17% 22% The Betsy Loren Hardeman (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daphne Laureola Unknown (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Back, Little Sheba Doc Delaney (Character) - 1977
      59% 85% A Bridge Too Far Doctor Spaander (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 96% Jesus of Nazareth Nicodemus (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 91% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Big Daddy (Character) - 1976
      72% 68% The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Professor James Moriarty (Character) - 1976
      81% 81% Marathon Man Dr. Christian Szell (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 88% Love Among the Ruins Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones (Character) - 1974
      17% 13% Lady Caroline Lamb Duke of Wellington (Character) - 1972
      89% 90% Sleuth Andrew Wyke (Character) - 1972
      69% 78% Nicholas and Alexandra Count Witte (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 33% Three Sisters Dr. Ivan Chebutikin (Character),
      Director
      - 1970
      75% 73% Oh! What a Lovely War Field Marshal Sir John French (Character) - 1969
      67% 79% Battle of Britain Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding (Character) - 1969
      43% 75% The Shoes of the Fisherman Piotr Ilyich Kamenev (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance of Death Edgar (Character) - 1968
      100% 66% Khartoum The Mahdi (Character) - 1966
      83% 64% Othello Othello (Character) - 1965
      86% 78% Bunny Lake Is Missing Superintendent Newhouse (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Uncle Vanya Dr. Astrov (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 85% Term of Trial Graham Weir (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 60% The Power and the Glory Priest (Character) - 1961
      80% 74% The Entertainer Archie Rice (Character) - 1960
      94% 87% Spartacus Marcus Licinius Crassus (Character) $1.7M 1960
      No Score Yet 69% The Devil's Disciple Gen. Burgoyne (Character) - 1959
      50% 55% The Prince and the Showgirl The Regent (Character),
      Director,
      Producer
      - 1957
      81% 78% Richard III Richard III (Character),
      Director,
      Producer
      - 1955
      No Score Yet 100% A Queen Is Crowned Narrator - 1953
      No Score Yet 56% The Beggar's Opera Captain MacHeath (Character),
      Producer
      - 1953
      71% 58% Carrie George Hurstwood (Character) - 1952
      96% 80% Hamlet Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      - 1948
      100% 74% Henry V King Henry V of England (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Olivier's Shakespeare Unknown (Character),
      Director
      - 1944
      No Score Yet 60% The Demi-Paradise Ivan Kouznetsoff (Character) - 1943
      100% 84% That Hamilton Woman Lord Horatio Nelson (Character) - 1941
      88% 75% 49th Parallel Johnnie (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 39% 21 Days Together Larry Durrant (Character) - 1940
      100% 77% Pride and Prejudice Mr. Darcy (Character) - 1940
      98% 92% Rebecca George Fortescu Maximillian 'Maxim' de Winter (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 78% Clouds Over Europe Tony McVane (Character) - 1939
      96% 85% Wuthering Heights Heathcliff (Character) $593.9K 1939
      No Score Yet 54% The Divorce of Lady X Everard Logan (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 52% Fire Over England Michael Ingolby (Character) - 1937
      20% 23% As You Like It Orlando (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 67% Conquest of the Air Vincent Lunardi (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Stand Condemned Captain Ivan Ignatoff (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 0% Perfect Understanding Nicholas (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 20% Westward Passage Nicholas "Nick" Allen (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Friends and Lovers Lieutenant Ned Nichols (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Strange Desire Straker (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yellow Ticket Julian Rolfe (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Temporary Widow Peter Bille (Character) - 1930

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Talking Pictures Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter the Great King William III of Orange (Character) 1986
      18% No Score Yet The Last Days of Pompeii Unknown (Character) 1984
      83% 80% Brideshead Revisited Lord Marchmain (Character) 1981
      No Score Yet 100% The World at War Narrator 1973-1974