Richard Burton

Richard Burton

Highest Rated: 95% Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Lowest Rated: 0% The V.I.P.s (1963)

Birthday: Nov 10, 1925

Birthplace: Pontrhydyfen, Wales, UK

He began life as Richard Walter Jenkins in Pontrhydyfen, a mining town in South Wales, on Nov. 10, 1925, the twelfth of 13 children born to Richard "Dic" Jenkins and his wife Edith, who died at the age of 44 while giving birth to the thirteenth child. Because his father was a heavy drinker and gambler whose lively personality hid a streak of violence, at age two, Burton was adopted, more or less, by his sister Cecilia and her husband, Elfed, and raised in Port Talbot. Another sibling, Ifor, who was 19 years older than Burton, became his de facto father figure, and in later years, his assistant and boon companion. Though he excelled at school, especially in English and Welsh literature, his interests were geared more toward rugby and cricket. At 15, he abandoned school to work as a haberdasher's assistant, but despised the menial work.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
74% 71% 1984 O'Brien (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagner Richard Wagner (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 57% Lovespell King Mark of Cornwall (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 33% Circle of Two Ashley St. Clair (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 48% Breakthrough Sgt. Rolf Steiner (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 47% Absolution Father Goddard (Character) $4.6K 1978
No Score Yet 72% The Medusa Touch John Morlar (Character) - 1978
67% 75% The Wild Geese Col. Allen Faulkner (Character) - 1978
65% 78% Equus Martin Dysart (Character) - 1977
15% 13% Exorcist II: The Heretic Father Philip Lamont (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Volcano Narrator - 1976
No Score Yet 93% The Gathering Storm Winston Churchill (Character) - 1974
22% 26% The Klansman Breck Stancill (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 55% Brief Encounter Alec Harvey (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 36% Massacre in Rome Lt. Col. Herbert Kappler (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 50% The Voyage Cesare Braggi (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Divorce Hers Martin Reynolds (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 35% The Assassination of Trotsky Leon Trotsky (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Divorce His Martin Reynolds (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 11% Divorce His, Divorce Hers Martin Reynolds (Character) - 1972
40% 42% Bluebeard Baron von Sepper (Character) - 1972
29% 57% Hammersmith Is Out Hammersmith (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 32% Raid on Rommel Capt. Alex Foster (Character) - 1971
64% 45% Villain Vic Dakin (Character) - 1971
64% 57% Under Milk Wood First Man (Character) - 1971
40% 35% Staircase Harry Leeds (Character) - 1969
91% 89% Where Eagles Dare Maj. Jonathan Smith, MC (Character) - 1969
38% 83% Anne of the Thousand Days King Henry VIII (Character) - 1969
40% 48% Candy MacPhisto (Character) - 1968
20% 51% Boom! Chris Flanders (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robert Kennedy Remembered Narrator - 1968
27% 48% The Comedians Brown (Character) - 1967
10% 30% Doctor Faustus Doctor Faustus (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1967
83% 74% The Taming of the Shrew Petruchio (Character),
Producer
- 1967
87% 82% The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Alec Leamas (Character) - 1966
95% 91% Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? George (Character) - 1966
9% 43% The Sandpiper Dr. Edward Hewitt (Character) - 1965
76% 87% Becket Thomas à Becket (Character) - 1964
71% 85% The Night of the Iguana Rev. Dr. T. Lawrence Shannon (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 74% Hamlet Hamlet (Character) - 1964
62% 69% Cleopatra Marc Antony (Character) - 1963
0% 45% The V.I.P.s Paul Andros (Character) - 1963
87% 90% The Longest Day Flying Officer David Campbell (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tempest Caliban (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bramble Bush Dr. Guy Montford (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 60% Ice Palace Zeb Kennedy (Character) - 1960
92% 76% Look Back in Anger Jimmy Porter (Character) - 1958
75% 69% Bitter Victory Capt. Leith (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 42% Sea Wife Biscuit (Character) - 1957
0% 42% Alexander the Great Alexander (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 67% Prince of Players Edwin Booth (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 21% The Rains of Ranchipur Dr. Major Rama Safti (Character) - 1955
33% 69% The Robe Marcellus Gallio (Character) - 1953
83% 70% The Desert Rats Capt. "Tammy" MacRoberts (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Panelled Door Nick Chamerd (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 71% My Cousin Rachel Philip Ashley (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Grow the Rushes Robert "Bob" Hammond (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Days of Dolwyn Gareth (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1970

QUOTES FROM Richard Burton CHARACTERS

Winston Smith says: Does Big Brother exist?

O'Brien says: Of course.

Winston Smith says: The same way as me?

O'Brien says: You do not exist.

Philip Ashley says: Rachel, my torment.

Henry VIII says: "Divorce is like killing. After the first time it doesn't seem so difficult."

Henry VIII says: Divorce is like killing. After the first time it doesn't seem so difficult.

John Smith says: "a punk. a second rate punk at that"

John Smith says: A punk. A second rate punk at that.

George says: Martha, will you show her where we keep the, er, euphemism? [meaning, the bathroom]

John Smith says: Lieutenant, in the next 15 minutes we have to create enough confusion to get out of here alive.

Lt. Morris Schaffer says: Major, right now you got me about as confused as I ever hope to be.

George says: Yes dear but you mustn't bray.

George says: Yes dear, but you mustn't bray.

Martha says: I don't braaaay!

Martha says: I don't bray!

George says: And that's how you play "Get the Guests."