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He is an actor who many consider to be the greatest in the English-speaking world during the twentieth century. Though Sir Laurence Olivier was based mostly in England, he made a significant number of Hollywood films. He was nominated for Academy Awards as either an actor, producer or director twelve times, winning twice, while also being honored with two special Oscars. More. . .


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"Acting is illusion, as much illusion as magic is, and not so much a matter of being real." -- Sir Laurence Olivier

"If I wasn't an actor, I think I'd have gone mad. You have to have extra voltage, some extra temperament to reach certain heights. Art is a little bit larger than life- it's an exhalation of life and I think I you probably need a little touch of madness."
-- Sir Laurence Olivier

"Work is life for me, it is the only point of life-and with it there is almost religious belief that service is everything."
-- Sir Laurence Olivier

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