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Eldest boy of Apple CEO Steve Careers and Laurene Powell. He researched oncology at Stanford College or university. He was raised the oldest of three in Palo Alto, California. He competed in fencing for Stanford from 2010 to 2011. His siblings’ titles are Erin and Eve. He fulfilled and shook hands with presidential applicant Hillary Clinton at Stanford College or university.

Quick Facts


Full Name Reed Jobs
Date Of Birth September 22, 1991
Place Of Birth United States
Profession Family Member
Parents Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell
Siblings Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Eve Jobs, Erin Siena Jobs
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1 At his trial in 2014 Max Clifford claimed he had helped cover up Reed's liking for underage girls.
2 He was arrested for walking in public without clothes while filming The Brood (1979) and for fighting in a bar just after filming had ended on Spasms (1983).
3 He turned down the role of Doyle Lonnegan in The Sting (1973) but later played the role in The Sting II (1983).
4 He played Yvonne Romain's son in The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) and her brother in The Brigand of Kandahar (1965).
5 He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Oliver! (1968) and Gladiator (2000).
6 He appeared in four Robert Louis Stevenson adaptations: The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960), Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980), Black Arrow (1985) and Treasure Island (1990).
7 He made seven films with Christopher Lee: The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960), Wild for Kicks (1960), The Pirates of Blood River (1962), The Three Musketeers (1973), The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974), The Return of the Musketeers (1989), and Treasure Island (1990).
8 His paternal great-grandfather, Julius Ewald Edward Beerbohm, was of German, Lithuanian, and Dutch ancestry.
9 Buried in Bruhenny Cemetery in Buttevant, Cork (Ireland). His grave-site was picked so that it was in full view of his favorite pub.
10 He won army sprint races while serving his national service.
11 He suffered from acute tinnitus for many years.
12 He loved horses all his life and also enjoyed breeding and rearing them.
13 He enjoyed playing golf and (lawn) bowls.
14 He stated in 1974 his favorite book was "The House on Pooh Corner" by A.A. Milne.
15 In order to avoid charges of nepotism Reed deliberately avoided working for his uncle, director Sir Carol Reed, until he was already established as a star in British movies.
16 Was heavily criticized in the late 1980s for appearing in exploitation films produced by the infamous impresario Harry Alan Towers, most of which were filmed in South Africa under the apartheid regime, and released straight to video in the US and UK.
17 He once described his purpose in life as "shafting the girlies and downing the sherbie.".
18 In 1979 he published an autobiography, entitled "Reed All About Me". Asked to describe the book by an interviewer he replied, "It's a load of bollocks really.".
19 Said that when he made the infamous drunken appearance on the Michael Aspel chat show when he sang a raucous rendition of "Wild Thing", that the producers of that show had plied him with spirits in the green room prior to the interview so that he was already plastered when he came on stage.
20 Infamously clashed with Shelley Winters on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Episode dated 6 July 1972 (1972). He got angry at her for constantly jokingly interrupting the stories he was trying to tell and, when Winters had to leave the show early, Reed told Johnny Carson that he thought that women belong in the kitchen. She returned and poured a cup of water over his head. He then claimed it was whiskey that she poured over him.
21 Had an intense dislike for Jack Nicholson, whom he called "a balding midget". (Reed claimed Nicholson was only 5'7" tall).
22 Once reckoned that the strenuous filming of The Devils (1971) took four years off his natural life.
23 He was nearly killed in a friendly sword-fight with director Ken Russell. He described the incident in the December 1973 issue of Photoplay Film Monthly: "Ken Russell came down here last Sunday and we had a fight. I have two large, double-handed swords and he nearly killed me. He tore my shirt right down to here, and I was only fighting with a small sword, from The Three Musketeers (1973), and I said, "I'm going to kill you!" So, he said, "I'm going to kill you!!" All his viewfinders and his pince nez, and his silver hearts with "I am allergic to aspirin" on them, his Mickey Mouse shoes, his pontification about people's varicose veins, that was all blown to the wind. He left here at four. He said, "you didn't really mean that about killing me, did you?" But we were very serious at the time. But whatever it is that allows for that lunacy or sense of the ridiculous comes across in the work that we do. He's extraordinarily talented.".
24 Had a tattoo on his penis. According to Patrick Warburton, Reed showed him the tattoo the first day they worked together.
25 Lost weight to appear in Castaway (1986) on a diet of vodka.
26 He was a fan of James Dean in East of Eden (1955) and Rebel Without a Cause (1955).
27 Bought Broome Hall, a 63-bedroom Victorian mansion in Surrey, in 1970.
28 On location for The Hunting Party (1971), Reed bemoaned the necessity of faking an American accent and this, coupled with his love of Broome Hall and English pubs, was enough to cement his decision not to move to Hollywood.
29 Owned a villa in the south of France next door to Jack Hawkins' villa.
30 Some obituaries mentioned the similarity between Reed's death and Robert Newton's. Newton, who had played Bill Sykes in David Lean's non-musical version of Oliver Twist (1948), was a notoriously heavy drinker. He remained sober while filming Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), which was supposed to be a big comeback for him as an actor. Toward the end of filming, however, he indulged in one final drinking marathon and died from a heart attack, aged only 50. Similarly, Reed remained sober while filming Gladiator (2000) - intended as a big comeback - but died from a heart attack after allowing himself one final binge.
31 The public house in Malta in which he died, previously known as "The Pub", was renamed "Ollie's Last Pub" in his memory.
32 He starred in the first film to say "fuck", I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967). He also starred in the first British film to be rated X just for the violent content, Sitting Target (1972).
33 Reed remains the only British film star who never had any stage work of any kind. A 1980s National Portrait Gallery show noted this, saying he was their only pure film actor.
34 He never forgot his Hammer roots. After hitting the big time, he went back to pay homage to his horror beginnings to narrate the full Hammer retrospective, a reminder that his voice was the one quality the English critics admired about him.
35 At age 22, Reed was paid £90 per week for his first starring role in The Curse of the Werewolf (1961). But the film would not be seen in Spain for many years. It was banned because it was thought the film portrayed Spain as a backward nation.
36 According to director Ken Russell, the original script for Women in Love (1969) did not include the famous nude wrestling scene because he felt it wouldn't pass the censors and would be difficult to shoot. It wasn't until Reed talked him into it by literally throwing his weight around--he wrestled Russell in his kitchen, pinned him down, and wouldn't let him up unless he agreed to shoot it.
37 During the Falklands War in 1982, the highly patriotic Reed covered his house in a huge Union Jack flag and decorated every room with military memorabilia.
38 At the time of his death he was signed to play Albert Finney's role in My Uncle Silas (2001).
39 For a brief period in the late 1960s Reed was the highest paid actor in Europe, but by the early 1980s he was reduced to starring in dire European films.
40 He never had any acting training or stage experience.
41 In 1968 he was signed to star as William the Conqueror in a British film about the Norman Conquest, but the project fell through.
42 He named his favorite American actors as Lee Marvin, Rock Hudson and Rod Steiger.
43 Befriended Charlton Heston while filming The Three Musketeers (1973).
44 Described his role as Father Grandier in Ken Russell's The Devils (1971) as the best performance he ever gave.
45 Agreed to appear in the small but vital role of casino boss Eddie Mars in The Big Sleep (1978) just because he admired the film's star Robert Mitchum so much.
46 Reed died during the filming of Ridley Scott's Gladiator (2000), and it cost the company $3 million to recreate his face so he could "appear" in the scenes he still had left to shoot.
47 His wrestling scene with Alan Bates in Women in Love (1969) was the first time full frontal male nudity had featured in a mainstream movie.
48 Along with Michael Winner, former snooker champion Alex Higgins, himself suffering from throat cancer, were the only celebrities to attend Reed's funeral in Ireland.
49 In 1973 Steve McQueen flew to England to meet Reed and discuss a possible film collaboration. "Reed showed me his country mansion and we got on well," recalled McQueen. "He then suggested he take me to his favorite London nightclub." The drinking, which started at Reed's home, Broome Hall, continued into the night until Reed could hardly stand. Suddenly, and with no apparent warning, he vomited over McQueen's shirt and trousers. "The staff rushed around and found me some new clothes, but they couldn't get me any shoes," said McQueen. "I had to spend the rest of the night smelling of Oliver Reed's sick."
50 He was a close friend of The Who's drummer Keith Moon.
51 The actor he admired most was Errol Flynn.
52 By the mid-1970s he was considered by many to be Britain's biggest movie star. He declined roles in The Sting (1973) and Jaws (1975) because he didn't want to relocate to Los Angeles. Both of these roles were taken by fellow British hellraiser Robert Shaw. However, a Hollywood executive claimed, "Reed didn't turn us down. We turned him down. We like our stars to have respect - Oliver Reed didn't respect anyone and he showed it."
53 Narrowly missed out on playing superspy James Bond because of his love of alcohol and fighting. A new biography of the star uncovered a letter from Bond mastermind Albert R. Broccoli outlining how close he came to replacing Sean Connery in the role. Broccoli wrote, "With Reed we would have had a far greater problem to destroy his image and re-mold him as James Bond. We just didn't have the time or money to do that." According to Cliff Goodwin, author of the book "Evil Spirits", "Oliver was probably within a sliver of being cast as Bond." He adds, "But by 1968 his affairs were public and he was already drinking and fighting - as far away from the refined Bond image as you could get.".
54 He was related by marriage to fellow actor Edward Fox, who was once married to his cousin, Tracy Reed, daughter of director Sir Carol Reed.
55 Cousin of actress Tracy Reed and of the actor David Tree.
56 Was dyslexic.
57 His first job (at the age of 17) was as a bouncer at a Soho nightclub.
58 Grandson of actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree, who founded the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1904.
59 He was severely injured and almost died during the filming of The Three Musketeers (1973) when he was stabbed in the throat during the windmill duel scene.
60 He died of a heart attack in a bar after downing three bottles of Captain Morgan's Jamaica rum, eight bottles of German beer, numerous doubles of Famous Grouse whiskey and Hennessy cognac, and beating five much younger Royal Navy sailors at arm-wrestling. His bar bill for that final lunch time totaled 270 Maltese lira, almost £450, about $594.72.
61 Father of Mark Thurloe Reed (born January 21, 1961) with his first wife Kate Byrne and of Sarah Reed (born 1970) from his 12-year relationship to dancer Jacqueline Daryl.
62 Nephew of the film director Sir Carol Reed, who directed him in one of his best roles, as the villainous Bill Sikes in Oliver! (1968).
63 He had two brothers. David Reed became his business manager and his half-brother Simon Reed became his press agent.
64 Needed 36 stitches to repair cuts on his face after a bar fight in 1963. The incident left him with a permanent scar, which he initially feared would put an end to his screen career.
65 Shared the same dentist as horror star Christopher Lee


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Severed Ties 1992 Dr. Hans Vaughan
Prisoner of Honor 1991 TV Movie Gen. de Boisdeffre
The Pit and the Pendulum 1991 Cardinal
Panama Sugar 1990 General
Hired to Kill 1990 Michael Bartos
A Ghost in Monte Carlo 1990 TV Movie The Rajah
Treasure Island 1990 TV Movie Capt. Billy Bones
The Return of the Musketeers 1989 Athos
The House of Usher 1989 Roderick Usher
The Revenger 1989 Jack Fisher
The Lady and the Highwayman 1989 TV Movie Sir Phillip Gage
Rage to Kill 1988 Major General Edward Turner
Captive Rage 1988 General Belmondo
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988 Vulcan
Blind Justice 1988 Ian Ballinger
Skeleton Coast 1988 Capt. David Simpson
Dragonard 1987 Captain Shanks
Master of Dragonard Hill 1987 Captain Shanks
Gor 1987 Sarm
Lift Off 1987 TV Series
The Misfit Brigade 1987 The General
Castaway 1986 Gerald Kingsland
Captive 1986 Gregory Le Vay
Christopher Columbus 1985 TV Mini-Series Martin Pinzon
Black Arrow 1985 TV Movie Sir Daniel
Masquerade 1983 TV Series Wolfen
Two of a Kind 1983 Beasley
Spasms 1983 Jason Kincaid
Fanny Hill 1983 Mr. Edward Widdlecome
Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra 1983 Colonel Leachman
The Sting II 1983 Lonnegan
Venom 1981 Dave
Condorman 1981 Krokov
Lion of the Desert 1980 Gen. Rodolfo Graziani
Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype 1980 Dr. Henry Heckyl / Mr. Hype
A Touch of the Sun 1979 Captain Daniel Nelson
The Brood 1979 Dr. Hal Raglan
The Mad Trapper 1978
The Class of Miss MacMichael 1978 Terence Sutton
The Big Sleep 1978 Eddie Mars
Tomorrow Never Comes 1978 Jim Wilson
Crossed Swords 1977 Miles Hendon
Assault in Paradise 1977 Nick McCormick
The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday 1976 Joe Knox
The Sell-Out 1976 Gabriel Lee
Burnt Offerings 1976 Ben Rolf
The New Spartans 1975 Colonel Lancelot
Lisztomania 1975 Princess Carolyn's Servant (uncredited)
Royal Flash 1975 Otto von Bismarck
Tommy 1975 Frank
Blueblood 1974 Tom
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge 1974 Athos
Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab 1974 Hugh Lombard
Mahler 1974 Train Conductor (uncredited)
The Three Musketeers 1973 Athos
Blood in the Streets 1973 Vito Cipriani
Fury 1973 Palizyn
Dirty Weekend 1973 Fabrizo
The Triple Echo 1972 the Sergeant / Sergeant
Z.P.G. 1972 Russ McNeil
Sitting Target 1972 Harry Lomart
The Devils 1971 Urbain Grandier
The Hunting Party 1971 Frank Calder
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun 1970 Michael Caldwell
Women in Love 1969 Gerald Crich
Hannibal Brooks 1969 Stephen 'Hannibal' Brooks
The Assassination Bureau 1969 Ivan Dragomiloff
Take a Girl Like You 1969 Patrick Standish
Oliver! 1968 Bill Sikes
Film Review 1968 TV Mini-Series Andrew Quint
Omnibus 1967 TV Series documentary Dante Gabriel Rossetti
I'll Never Forget What's'isname 1967 Andrew Quint
The Shuttered Room 1967 Ethan
The Jokers 1967 David Tremayne
Court Martial 1966 TV Series
The Trap 1966 La Bete
Bunny Lake Is Missing 1965 Plain Clothes Policeman (uncredited)
R3 1965 TV Series Dr. Richard Franklin
The Brigand of Kandahar 1965 Eli Khan
Monitor 1965 TV Series documentary Narrator / Claude Debussy
The Party's Over 1965 Moise
It's Dark Outside 1965 TV Series Sebastian
The Girl-Getters 1964 Tinker
The Third Man 1959-1964 TV Series Pepi / Theodore
The Saint 1963-1964 TV Series Aristides Koralis / Joe Catelli
The Crimson Blade 1963 Capt. Tom Sylvester
Paranoiac 1963 Simon Ashby
These Are the Damned 1962 King
ITV Play of the Week 1962 TV Series Dan / David
Night Creatures 1962 Harry Cobtree
The Pirates of Blood River 1962 Brocaire - a Pirate
The Curse of the Werewolf 1961 Leon
Call Me Genius 1961 Artist in Cafe
No Love for Johnnie 1961 Man with Bucket on His Head (uncredited)
His and Hers 1961 Poet
Sword of Sherwood Forest 1960 Lord Melton (uncredited)
The Bulldog Breed 1960 Teddy Boy in Cinema Fight (uncredited)
Wild for Kicks 1960 Plaid Shirt
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll 1960 Tough (uncredited)
The League of Gentlemen 1960 Babes in the Woods Chorus Boy (uncredited)
The Angry Silence 1960 Mick
Life Is a Circus 1960 Spectator at Sideshow (uncredited)
The Four Just Men 1959 TV Series Student
Upstairs and Downstairs 1959 Train Passenger (uncredited)
The Invisible Man 1959 TV Series Man at Roulette Table / Cafe Patron
The Golden Spur 1959 TV Series Richard of Gloucester
The Captain's Table 1959 uncredited
The Square Peg 1958 uncredited
Value for Money 1955 Extra (uncredited)
Orpheus & Eurydice 2000 Narrator
Gladiator 2000 Proximo
Parting Shots 1998 Jamie Campbell-Stewart
Jeremiah 1998 TV Movie General Safan
The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo 1998 Captain Cornelius Donovan
The Bruce 1996 Bishop Wisharton
Die Tunnelgangster von Berlin 1996 TV Movie Professor Norbert Marcus
Luise knackt den Jackpot 1995 Matthias
Russian Roulette - Moscow 95 1995
Funny Bones 1995 Dolly Hopkins
Return to Lonesome Dove 1993 TV Mini-Series Gregor Dunnigan

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tommy 1975 performer: "Bernie's Holiday Camp", "1951/What About the Boy", "Christmas", "Do You Think It's Alright? I", "Do You Think It's Alright? II", "Do You Think It's Alright? III", "There's A Doctor", "Go to the Mirror", "Welcome", "T.V. Studio" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gladiator 2000 dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HBO First Look 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Comic Relief 1995 TV Special segment "Oliver 2: Let's twist Again"
The World of Hammer 1994 TV Series documentary Narrator / Harry Cobtree / Leon
Without Walls 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Oliver 1992 Short Himself
The Word 1992 TV Series Himself
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard 1991 TV Series Himself
After Dark 1991 TV Series Himself
This Week 1990 TV Series Himself
Aspel & Company 1984-1990 TV Series Himself
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches 1989 TV Series Himself
The Wil Shriner Show 1987 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1987 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 1974-1986 TV Series documentary Himself
All Star Secrets 1985 TV Series Himself
The Time of Your Life 1983 TV Series Himself
Sin on Saturday 1982 TV Series Himself
The Making of Lion of the Desert 1981 Documentary short Himself
Parkinson 1973-1980 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1980 TV Series Himself - Actor
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1972-1980 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Circus of the Stars #2 1977 TV Special Himself - Performer
US Against the World 1977 TV Movie Himself
The Russell Harty Show 1977 TV Series Himself - Guest
Russell Harty Plus 1972-1974 TV Series Himself - Guest
Opportunity Knocks 1973 TV Series Himself - Guest
Director of Devils 1971 Documentary short Himself
Cinema 1971 TV Series documentary Himself
Needle Match 1962 TV Series Himself - British Promoter
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1961 TV Series Himself
Hello London 1960 Documentary Press photographer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secret History 2016 TV Series documentary Himself / Colonel Leachman
It Was Alright in the 70s 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks 2015 TV Series documentary Dr. Hal Raglan
TV's Believe It or Not 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz 2007 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
20 to 1 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Himself
Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' 2005 Video documentary Himself
Room 101 2004 TV Series Himself
Inventing Grace, Touching Glory 2003 Documentary Himself
Celebrity Naked Ambition 2003 TV Movie documentary
Living Famously 2002 TV Series documentary
Legends 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Hellraisers 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself (Memorial Tribute)
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man' 1999 Video documentary short
Empire of the Censors 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey 1993 Documentary Frank Hobbs (uncredited)
That's Action 1990 Video documentary General Turner (uncredited)
The Pacemakers: Glenda Jackson 1971 Documentary short

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983 Best Actor Fantafestival Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Gladiator (2000)
2001 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture Gladiator (2000) · Russell Crowe
· Richard Harris
· Djimon Hounsou
· Derek Jacobi
· Connie Nielsen
· Joaquin Phoenix
1991 CableACE CableACE Awards Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Treasure Island (1990)

TitleSalary
Gladiator (2000) $1,000,000
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) £90 a week

#Quote
1 [on claims he only got into movies because of his uncle] I am not a product of nepotism.
2 One day I should like to live in Ireland. I love the Irish, the more I see of other races the more I believe the Irish are the only real people left, and apart from that they have space and clear air in which to wander and think and to feel free.
3 [on criticism of The Devils (1971)] It was very disturbing to make. I still haven't got over it... Where do you draw the line? This is the way it happened - those nuns were used for political ends, toted round France as a side show for a year. Do you ignore the actual historical accuracy and the fact that the Church, the politicians and the aristocracy were corrupt? I get so angry with the opinion makers who class it with the sex films. If we ignore history because it was unpleasant we're going to end up with nothing but nature films.
4 [on making The Devils (1971)] It was a difficult and tiring role. I don't think anyone in their right mind would say that they had fun shooting that film. It wasn't created with the intent of having fun or being pleasurable; on the contrary, it was analyzed acutely and made with extreme seriousness. It was definitely a film about a certain society and the things that society did. We tried to show that humans are diabolical or can be as diabolical as in the film. I didn't have fun, it was four months of hard work and if anyone has the courage or the desire to sit his ass down on a firecracker and scream for four months with Ken Russell yelling in your ears, well . . .
5 [on directors Michael Winner and Ken Russell] Winner gave me my bread and Russell gave me my art.
6 [on public reaction to The Devils (1971)] I remember noticing the gleam in [Ken Russell's] eye while everybody was working away on the set, so I knew something good was going on. What they said afterward was totally incredible. We were regarded as pornographers in Italy. We'd have been arrested if we went there.
7 [on his role as Father Grandier in The Devils (1971)] It was certainly the most difficult and the most strenuous part I have ever played. And I think, quite important.
8 I bluster my way through, and I sing rather like a rugby forward. Tommy (1975) is an amazing visual film and the music is astonishing. I think for anyone to translate The Who's music in terms of images, it must be somebody like [Ken Russell]--or a lunatic!
9 [on his role as Father Grandier in The Devils (1971)] You would think from the critics' hostility that Ken Russell had tried to pull off some obscene hoax. On the contrary, the film is, I think, an utterly serious attempt to understand the nature of religious and political persecution. It is not in any way exaggerated. If anything, the horrors perpetrated in Loudun in the 17th century were worse than Russell has chosen to show . . . the character of the priest was a marvelous one to act. Ken Russell's brother-in-law is an historian and he helped me research Grandier's life, with particular reference to his thesis in celibacy. The people of Loudun loved him. He walked among the plague victims and comforted them. I started to play him as a priest and realized that he was a politician.
10 I think that the most important achievement of my career was getting paid for something that I really wanted to do.
11 Theatre doesn't interest me. It doesn't interest me because in England theatre means warm gin during intermission, not being able to smoke in the theatre, eat chocolates and try to find out who else is present in order to then greet them in the foyer. Going to this or that theatre premiere is very much an "in" thing to do. But this is only one of the reasons; the second reason is a bit more professional. Logically speaking, I think that for an actor or an actress working in the theatre is boring, but I am not referring to theatre actors who have always worked there, and this my own boring opinion, but because it means reciting the same lines every night six nights a week, not counting matinées . . . boring, don't you think?
12 I didn't go to acting school, only to normal school. I'm not for acting schools because I suspect that the majority of the teachers are there because they can't find work as actors or because they think they can teach people to act but haven't had much experience themselves in the field. What I mean is that my skepticism derives from the fact that I believe that for an actor it's much more important to learn with the audience . . . the audience is the real teacher and it's the audience that has taught me what I know. The audience's reaction tells me what I need to do, just as the audience's reaction makes you into a first-rate star. It's easy: the important thing is that a sufficient number of people, an audience, in a sufficient number of countries is willing to spend money to go see this actor. At this point the movie producers interfere and ask you to work on this or that film. And then one becomes an actor with international success depending on the public's reaction.
13 [on The Devils (1971)] It vividly shows a side of the church that was never scrutinized attentively or even less accepted. The film shows that the monarchy can be weak, that the church can be corrupt, that society can admit that it has a lot to learn. I think these kinds of things were hidden from audiences for a long time. The masses go to the movies, not the intellectual elites.
14 At one point I would have liked the role of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights (1970). Then I saw it done by Laurence Olivier on television and he was so good that I decided to forget about it.
15 I was disappointed in Sonja Henie. Her legs were muscle-bound and unattractive and didn't give me the urge to give her one.
16 My acting school was, and still is, life in the raw - the whole wide world as a stage. I didn't go into a shop full of mirrors, I stayed outside and gazed at the reflections of life. I've got a lot of performances stored away at the back of my mind, ready to come out in front of the cameras when they are needed.
17 Once a pirate, always a pirate. I'm a buccaneer - a bucco - through and through. I'm the same old Ollie I was years ago. Ollie Reed doesn't change.
18 I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry, the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.
19 I have made many serious statements -- I just can't remember any of them. I guess they mustn't have been very important.
20 I do think a carpenter needs a good hammer to bang on the wall.
21 I like to give my inhibitions a bath now and then.
22 I'm not a villain. I've never hurt anyone. I'm just a tawdry character who explodes now and again.
23 Nicholson [Jack Nicholson]? As far as I'm concerned, he's a balding midget. He stands five-foot-seven, you know. He tries to play heavies and doesn't quite make it.
24 Life shouldn't be about sitting around staring at frosted glass. Life should be lived and that's all there is to it.
25 Richard Burton was hitting the bottle with Jimmy Hurt the night before his death. He knew it was going to kill him, but he did not stop. I don't have a drink problem. But if that was the case and doctors told me I would have to stop, I'd like to think I would be brave enough to drink myself into the grave.
26 I'm the biggest star this country has got, destroy me and you destroy the whole British film industry.
27 I like the effect drink has on me. What's the point of staying sober?
28 I also use women as a sex object; maybe I'm kinky. However, I like to talk to them as well.
29 American men like their women to have these special teeth and be perfectly coiffured and have amazing breasts. Have you seen an Italian mama with those kinds of teeth, that kind of hair, and that kind of waist? They're not like that. They're in the kitchen cooking for their families - doing what they should do. I believe my woman shouldn't work outside the home.
30 There is, of course, a world of difference between cricket and the movie business . . . I suppose doing a love scene with Raquel Welch roughly corresponds to scoring a century before lunch.
31 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) was about the only time I've been allowed to do what I want with a part. You can be over-directed by people, but Terry [Terry Gilliam] let me have my own way. There was a scene we rehearsed on Saturday where we really hit our stride. When we resumed, Terry said on the Sunday, "You seemed to be having much more fun with the character yesterday. Could you take it a bit further? I didn't need to be told twice! Once I realized I could get away with it, off I went!
32 I believe that my woman shouldn't work outside the home. When I come home and I'm tired from filming all day, I expect her to be there and make sure that everything is cool for me. You know, like drawing my bath and helping me into bed. That's the kind of job she had and, in return for it, she can bear my children and if any man talks bad to her, I'll hit him.
33 My only regret is that I didn't drink every pub dry and sleep with every woman on the planet.
34 I do not live in the world of sobriety.
35 You meet a better class of people in pubs.

#Trademark
1 Ocean blue eyes
2 Often sported a thick handle-bar moustache
3 Marvellous speaking voice
4 Outspoken views a trademark especially his opinions of his co-stars or women in general.

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