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Laurence Olivier

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Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word.

— Laurence Olivier

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I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture.

— Laurence Olivier

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We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are - politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings.

— Laurence Olivier

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Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult.

— Laurence Olivier

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I don't know what is better than the work that is given to the actor-to teach the human heart the knowledge of itself.

— Laurence Olivier

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I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods, feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare. An actor must act.

— Laurence Olivier

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I'd like people to remember me for a diligent expert workman. I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And God's a workman. I don't think there's anything better than a workman.

— Laurence Olivier

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Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us. Some of us are better at it than others, but we all do it.

— Laurence Olivier

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Have a very good reason for everything you do.

— Laurence Olivier

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I often think that could we creep behind the actor's eyes, we would find an attic of forgotten toys and a copy of the Domesday Book.

— Laurence Olivier

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About Laurence Olivier

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The film was a hit and Olivier was praised for his performance with a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor. The magic continued with one of Olivier's most famous endeavours the double bill of Sophocles' Oedipus and Sheridan's The Critic with Olivier's transition from Greek tragedy to high comedy in a single evening becoming a thing of legend. Leigh next sought the role of Blanche DuBois in the West End stage production of Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire and was cast after Williams and the play's producer Irene Mayer Selznick saw her in The School for Scandal and Antigone and Olivier was contracted to direct.

Olivier's AMPAS acknowledgments are considerable: twelve Oscar nominations with two awards (for Best Actor and Best Picture for the 1948 film Hamlet) plus two honorary awards including a statuette and certificate. He continued to act until the year before his death in 1989. His career as a stage and film actor spanned more than six decades and included a wide variety of roles from the title role in Shakespeare's Othello and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night to the sadistic Nazi dentist Dr.

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