Laurence Olivier one of the greatest actors of the 20th Century

Laurence Olivier (May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was considered by many to be the greatest actor of the 20th century. The British actor, director, and producer was nominated for twelve Academy Awards, winning twice for Best Actor and Best Picture for the 1948 film “Hamlet”, plus also receiving two honorary awards including a statuette and certificate. Laurence Olivier was also awarded five Emmy awards from the nine nominations he received and was also a three-time Golden Globe and BAFTA winner.

Laurence Olivier (May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was considered by many to be the greatest actor of the 20th century.

Laurence Olivier (May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was considered by many to be the greatest actor of the 20th century.

Laurence Olivier 1940 portrait

Laurence Olivier 1940 portrait

Laurence Olivier with Joan Fontaine in "Rebecca" (1940)

Laurence Olivier with Joan Fontaine in “Rebecca” (1940)

Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh from "That Hamilton Woman" (1941)

Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh from
“That Hamilton Woman” (1941)

Laurence Olivier in "Henry V" (1944)

Laurence Olivier in “Henry V” (1944)

Laurence Olivier with Jean Simmons in "Hamlet" (1948)

Laurence Olivier with Jean Simmons in
“Hamlet” (1948)

Laurence Olivier in "Spartacus" (1960)

Laurence Olivier in “Spartacus” (1960)

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