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Laurence Olivier
(1907-1989) born on
May 22
English actor, producer, director. Sir Larry was the English-speaking world's most revered actor; won Oscar for "Hamlet," 1948; once wed to Vivian Leigh.
         
   
F
I take a simple view of life: keep your eyes open and get on with it.

R
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.
A
The actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand.
N
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.
K
I'm rather bored by the subject -- meaning me. It's a sort of a yoke, but at times you know, a yoke is a kind of comfort. And it's always there.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Reader's Digest," Dec 1989.
R: In "Look," 27 Jan 1970.
A: "Olivier on Acting" NY "Times," 26 Oct 1986.
N: In LA "Times," 26 Feb 1978.
K: Interview at age 72; in "NY Times," 27 Feb 1980.
   


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