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- Rosanna Phillipa Durrant
I think Laurence Olivier was a wonderful actor. On both screen and stage. I saw him firstly 70 years ago in 1944 at the Old Vic theatre London as Richard 111 his perfomance was brilliant it made the hair on the back of your neck stand on end his Richard 111 was so evil but also Olivier made you feel you weren't watching him but the real Shakespeare character of Richard 111. When the play was finished you could hear a pin drop people just sat there and didn't make a sound and suddenly they began to chap and it didn't stop for about over 5 minutes. I am now 88 but i still remember it to this day. Olivier had a very charismatic personality good looks and a lovely speaking voice which is why he could please men of action like Henry V. The performances in could regarding Shakespeare's characters where always good as with Olivier you would sit on the end of your seat thinking what's he going to do next he was great to watch. Many of his films where good like Wuthering Heights- Rebecca but as i did see him in some of his greatest stage roles they palled in comparison if you never got to see him on stage you missed a wonderful experience . I think he was one of the greatest actors of the 20th century maybe the best in my opinion.
- Carole Heath
I am a great admirer of Laurence Olivier i first became interested in him as an actor in the early 60's when i saw him on TV in his film production of Shakespeare's Richard 111 i was bowled over by his powerful performance and became an instant fan, i think as a child i had seen him on Tv also in Wuthering Heights but did not know who he was at the time. I decided to find out more about him and i brought a book called the Oliviers in a secondhand book shop in the West end of London i discovered that he was once married to Vivien Leigh the star of Gone with the Wind who i also greatly admire as an actress. Olivier indroduced me to Shakespeare as i then went to a season of his films showing in London at the time Richard 111, Hamlet, and Henry V. Olivier was one of the first people to bring Shakespeare to the masses on film and i think he did a brillant job, to my mind no-one else has ever done it better he played the leading roles produced and directed. His many stage performances have gone down in theatrical history i am only sorry i was not around to see them most of them were before i was born. I wrote to him in the 60's also and said how much i had enjoyed his performances in his three Shakespeare productions and he wrote back thanking me for my kind words and sent me two signed photos one of him as Richard 111, and one of himself out of character. I was very sad when he died as i thought it was the passing of an era regarding such a great actor. Vivien Leigh was i think a much better actress than ever given credit for her performance as Blanche in a streetcar named desire had such pathos i think, the sad fact about the Oliviers was their stormy relationship but i personally although they could not live together anymore their love for each other never died.
wuthering heithts - Laurencre Olivier
Wow! Laurence Olivier is just the greatest actor ever!! His acting in Wuthering Heights is just compelling. He is just facinating to watch.
Class...ic Actor (1907-1989)
Sir Laurence was one of the classiest actors of the 20th century. He had an abundance of British male acting competitors with whom to be compared, yet still stands out among them all. People think of him as the husband of Vivian Leigh; but, his longest term, 'til death to us part' wife was the legendary actor, Joan Plowright, with whom he had 3 of his 4 children. It's challenging to pick a favorite classic film acted by Sir Laurence since there are so many. If pressed to pick only 1 it would be "Rebecca," co-starring Joan Fontaine, one of director Sir Alfred's all time classics.
- katie Sorrels
Laurence Olivier is a great actor who never ceases to amaze me. Most of you probably know him from ALFRED HITCHCOCKS "Rebecca", which happens to be one of my favorite movies. Overall he's just a great actor who made his characters the best by using his heart and soul!!! P.S. It doesn't hurt that he is so handsome!!!!
A very great actor
My favorite actor. He had such screen presence! I adored him in Sleuth, Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice. He was the greatest,handsomest actor that ever lived and someone I admire very much.
Olivier, one of the best actors
Laurence olivier is by far one of my favorite actors. I loved him in Wuthering Heights; he acted w/ such passion. He was very handsome too!
Really good actor, Made a great Darcy in Pride & Prejudice...and is easy on the eyes. *wink*
Olivier the worlds greatest actor!
Laurence Olivier was the greatest actor ever, its clear to see from his films not to mention his legendary stage roles this man was blessed. He would have been 100 years old on 22 May, Happy Birthday!!. Pitty this great man didn't live a bit longer, he deserved to.
Not only was he a great actor, he was hot too!
Laurence Olivier is the greatest actor we will ever see. His courage, his stamina, his hard work, and his dedication are an inspiration to me. I can't think of anyone that has accomplished so much in their life. I truly admire him. He was also an extremely good-looking man!
Matinee Idol Olivier is the Best
I love Olivier's early years as a matinee idol. His pictures with Vivien Leigh were great, as were his costume dramas. I also like him in light romantic comedy, although he's not generally known for such things. My favorites are: That Hamilton Woman Fire Over England Wuthering Heights Rebecca Divorce of Lady X
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i rate this movie and the actor 1000 to 1
Laurence Olivier is one of the best and most talented actors of all time. No matter how ill he became in his old age, he was always committed and pushed himself to do better. If you're not a fan, you are definately missing out.