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Laurence Olivier
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Actor
    (May 22, 1907-July 11, 1989)
    Won the 1948 Oscar for Best Actor (Hamlet)
    Won a 1946 Special Oscar for his achievement in producing, directing and starring in the film of 'Henry V'
    Won another Special Oscar in 1978 for lifetime achievement
    Acted in 'Richard III,' 'Othello,' Hitchcock's 'Rebecca,' 'Wuthering Heights,' 'Sleuth,' 'The Jazz Singer,' 'The Boys from Brazil,' 'Pride and Prejudice,' and 'Marathon Man'
    Co-Directed the Old Vic Theater in the 1940s and the National Theater of Great Britain in the 1960s
    He suffered from depression.
    He left his wife to marry Vivian Leigh (1939).
    He left Vivian Leigh to marry Joan Plowright (1960).
    He lost all his savings on a disastrous 1940 production of 'Romeo and Juliet' that he directed and starred in with Vivian Leigh.
    He was known for his professional jealousy.
    He was the first actor to be made a Lord (1971).
    He was the youngest actor to receive a knighthood (1947).
    He was the founding Director of the National Theater of Great Britain (1963).
    He is the only actor to receive an Oscar for a Shakespearean role ('Hamlet').
    He and Roberto Benigni are the only actors to receive Oscars for roles they directed themselves in.
    He ranked #46, in Empire Magazine's Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time.

Credit: Jon Mullich


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