Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier

English actor and director
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, was one of a trio of male actors who dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century.Wikipedia
BornMay 22, 1907
HometownDorking, England
Height5'10" (1.78m)
SpouseJoan Plowright, Vivien Leigh, Jill Esmond
ChildrenTamsin Olivier, Julie-Kate Olivier, Simon Tarquin Olivier, Richard Olivier
ParentsGerald Kerr Olivier, Agnes Louise Crookenden


NEWS OF THE WEEK: Billy Dee Williams defends actors wearing Blackface

The Star Wars legend made the candid remark on Bill Maher's Club Random podcast during a discussion about Laurence Olivier wearing Blackface to play Othello in the 1965 film of the same name. "When he did Othello, I fell out laughing, He stuck his a*s out and walked around with his a*s, you know, because Black people are supposed to have big a*ses... I love that kind of stuff." When podcast host Maher noted that white actors would never be allowed to "do that" nowadays. Williams replied, "Why?"A shocked Maher responded, "Blackface?"…
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1984Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or SpecialKing Lear (1983 TV programme)Winner
1980Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureA Little RomanceNominated
1979Academy AwardActor in a Leading RoleThe Boys from Brazil (film)Nominated
1977Academy AwardActor in a Supporting RoleMarathon Man (film)Nominated
1977Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureMarathon Man (film)Winner