Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier

Highest Rated: 100% Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Lowest Rated: 0% Inchon! (1981)

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
Sleuth
Wuthering Heights

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
63% 61% For No Good Reason Self $67.1K 2012
70% 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 20% Wild Geese II Rudolf Hess (Character) $31.2K 1985
74% 72% The Bounty Admiral Hood (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Days of Pompeii Gaius (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 17% The Jigsaw Man Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson Unknown (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 61% King Lear King Lear (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
67% 70% Clash of the Titans Zeus (Character) - 1981
0% 7% Inchon! Gen. Douglas MacArthur (Character) - 1981
19% 69% The Jazz Singer Cantor Rabinovitch (Character) - 1980
71% 85% A Little Romance Julius (Character) - 1979
59% 58% Dracula Prof. Abraham Van Helsing (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daphne Laureola Unknown (Character) - 1978
20% 23% The Betsy Loren Hardeman (Character) - 1978
69% 66% The Boys From Brazil Ezra Lieberman (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Back, Little Sheba Doc Delaney (Character) - 1977
64% 86% A Bridge Too Far Doctor Spaander (Character) - 1977
73% 68% The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Professor James Moriarty (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 90% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Big Daddy (Character) - 1976
81% 81% Marathon Man Dr. Christian Szell (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Among the Ruins Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones (Character) - 1974
96% 90% Sleuth Andrew Wyke (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 8% Lady Caroline Lamb Duke of Wellington (Character) - 1972
67% 78% Nicholas and Alexandra Count Witte (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 32% Three Sisters Dr. Ivan Chebutikin (Character),
Director
- 1970
67% 79% Battle of Britain Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding (Character) - 1969
79% 72% Oh! What a Lovely War Field Marshal Sir John French (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
82% 64% Othello Othello (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Uncle Vanya Dr. Astrov (Character) - 1965
87% 78% Bunny Lake Is Missing Superintendent Newhouse (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 82% Term of Trial Graham Weir (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 60% The Power and the Glory Priest (Character) - 1961
77% 73% The Entertainer Archie Rice (Character) - 1960
93% 87% Spartacus Marcus Licinius Crassus (Character) $1.7M 1960
No Score Yet 60% The Devil's Disciple Gen. Burgoyne (Character) - 1959
63% 55% The Prince and the Showgirl The Regent (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1957
84% 79% 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
83% 59% Carrie George Hurstwood (Character) - 1952
95% 80% Hamlet Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 1948
100% 75% 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 No Score Yet The Demi-Paradise Ivan Kouznetsoff (Character) - 1943
85% 75% 49th Parallel Johnnie (Character) - 1941
100% 83% That Hamilton Woman Lord Horatio Nelson (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 39% 21 Days Together Larry Durrant (Character) - 1940
100% 77% Pride and Prejudice Mr. Darcy (Character) - 1940
100% 92% Rebecca George Fortescu Maximillian 'Maxim' de Winter (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 83% Clouds Over Europe Tony McVane (Character) - 1939
96% 85% Wuthering Heights Heathcliff (Character) $593.9K 1939
No Score Yet 55% The Divorce of Lady X Everard Logan (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 52% Fire Over England Michael Ingolby (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 67% Conquest of the Air Vincent Lunardi (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 25% As You Like It Orlando (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 No Score Yet 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
80% 62% Brideshead Revisited Lord Marchmain (Character) 1981
No Score Yet 100% The World at War Narrator 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Days of Pompeii Unknown (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lux Radio Theatre Unknown (Character) 1950

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