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Laurence Olivier

Data de nascimento: 22. Maio 1907
Data de falecimento: 11. Julho 1989
Outros nomes:Lawrence Kerr Olivier,Sir Laurence Olivier

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Laurence Kerr Olivier, Barão Olivier de Brighton, OM foi um actor, produtor e director cinematográficos britânico nascido na Inglaterra, vencedor de prêmios como Oscar, Globo de Ouro, BAFTA e quatro vezes vencedor do Emmy. É considerado por muitos como o maior ator anglófono de todos os tempos.

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„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.“

— Laurence Olivier
Context: 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 you probably need a little touch of madness. As quoted in Laurence Olivier (1979) by Foster Hirsch, p. 166

„Acting is illusion, as much illusion as magic is — and not so much a matter of being real.“

— Laurence Olivier
Context: Acting is illusion, as much illusion as magic is — and not so much a matter of being real. I mean, I would probably shock Lee Strasberg. As quoted in Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage (1975) by William C. Young, p. 885

„Never. The shot is too big for the cannon.“

— Laurence Olivier
On filming Shakespeare, before he did it, as quoted in Olivier (2005) by Terry Coleman

„I think that bloody old National nearly killed me.“

— Laurence Olivier
On the Royal National Theatre, as quoted in Olivier (2005) by Terry Coleman

„Like coming for a living.“

— Laurence Olivier
On acting to a live audience, as quoted in Olivier (2005) by Terry Coleman

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