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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.

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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
1At his trial in 2014 Max Clifford claimed he had helped cover up Reed's liking for underage girls.
2He 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).
3He turned down the role of Doyle Lonnegan in The Sting (1973) but later played the role in The Sting II (1983).
4He played Yvonne Romain's son in The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) and her brother in The Brigand of Kandahar (1965).
5He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Oliver! (1968) and Gladiator (2000).
6He 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).
7He 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).
8His paternal great-grandfather, Julius Ewald Edward Beerbohm, was of German, Lithuanian, and Dutch ancestry.
9Buried in Bruhenny Cemetery in Buttevant, Cork (Ireland). His grave-site was picked so that it was in full view of his favorite pub.
10He won army sprint races while serving his national service.
11He suffered from acute tinnitus for many years.
12He loved horses all his life and also enjoyed breeding and rearing them.
13He enjoyed playing golf and (lawn) bowls.
14He stated in 1974 his favorite book was "The House on Pooh Corner" by A.A. Milne.
15In 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.
16Was 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.
17He once described his purpose in life as "shafting the girlies and downing the sherbie.".
18In 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.".
19Said 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.
20Infamously 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.
21Had an intense dislike for Jack Nicholson, whom he called "a balding midget". (Reed claimed Nicholson was only 5'7" tall).
22Once reckoned that the strenuous filming of The Devils (1971) took four years off his natural life.
23He 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.".
24Had a tattoo on his penis. According to Patrick Warburton, Reed showed him the tattoo the first day they worked together.
25Lost weight to appear in Castaway (1986) on a diet of vodka.
26He was a fan of James Dean in East of Eden (1955) and Rebel Without a Cause (1955).
27Bought Broome Hall, a 63-bedroom Victorian mansion in Surrey, in 1970.
28On 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.
29Owned a villa in the south of France next door to Jack Hawkins' villa.
30Some 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.
31The public house in Malta in which he died, previously known as "The Pub", was renamed "Ollie's Last Pub" in his memory.
32He 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).
33Reed 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.
34He 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.
35At 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.
36According 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.
37During 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.
38At the time of his death he was signed to play Albert Finney's role in My Uncle Silas (2001).
39For 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.
40He never had any acting training or stage experience.
41In 1968 he was signed to star as William the Conqueror in a British film about the Norman Conquest, but the project fell through.
42He named his favorite American actors as Lee Marvin, Rock Hudson and Rod Steiger.
43Befriended Charlton Heston while filming The Three Musketeers (1973).
44Described his role as Father Grandier in Ken Russell's The Devils (1971) as the best performance he ever gave.
45Agreed 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.
46Reed 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.
47His wrestling scene with Alan Bates in Women in Love (1969) was the first time full frontal male nudity had featured in a mainstream movie.
48Along with Michael Winner, former snooker champion Alex Higgins, himself suffering from throat cancer, were the only celebrities to attend Reed's funeral in Ireland.
49In 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."
50He was a close friend of The Who's drummer Keith Moon.
51The actor he admired most was Errol Flynn.
52By 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."
53Narrowly 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.".
54He was related by marriage to fellow actor Edward Fox, who was once married to his cousin, Tracy Reed, daughter of director Sir Carol Reed.
55Cousin of actress Tracy Reed and of the actor David Tree.
56Was dyslexic.
57His first job (at the age of 17) was as a bouncer at a Soho nightclub.
58Grandson of actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree, who founded the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1904.
59He 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.
60He 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.
61Father 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.
62Nephew of the film director Sir Carol Reed, who directed him in one of his best roles, as the villainous Bill Sikes in Oliver! (1968).
63He had two brothers. David Reed became his business manager and his half-brother Simon Reed became his press agent.
64Needed 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.
65Shared the same dentist as horror star Christopher Lee


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Severed Ties1992Dr. Hans Vaughan
Prisoner of Honor1991TV MovieGen. de Boisdeffre
The Pit and the Pendulum1991Cardinal
Panama Sugar1990General
Hired to Kill1990Michael Bartos
A Ghost in Monte Carlo1990TV MovieThe Rajah
Treasure Island1990TV MovieCapt. Billy Bones
The Return of the Musketeers1989Athos
The House of Usher1989Roderick Usher
The Revenger1989Jack Fisher
The Lady and the Highwayman1989TV MovieSir Phillip Gage
Rage to Kill1988Major General Edward Turner
Captive Rage1988General Belmondo
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen1988Vulcan
Blind Justice1988Ian Ballinger
Skeleton Coast1988Capt. David Simpson
Dragonard1987Captain Shanks
Master of Dragonard Hill1987Captain Shanks
Gor1987Sarm
Lift Off1987TV Series
The Misfit Brigade1987The General
Castaway1986Gerald Kingsland
Captive1986Gregory Le Vay
Christopher Columbus1985TV Mini-SeriesMartin Pinzon
Black Arrow1985TV MovieSir Daniel
Masquerade1983TV SeriesWolfen
Two of a Kind1983Beasley
Spasms1983Jason Kincaid
Fanny Hill1983Mr. Edward Widdlecome
Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra1983Colonel Leachman
The Sting II1983Lonnegan
Venom1981Dave
Condorman1981Krokov
Lion of the Desert1980Gen. Rodolfo Graziani
Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype1980Dr. Henry Heckyl / Mr. Hype
A Touch of the Sun1979Captain Daniel Nelson
The Brood1979Dr. Hal Raglan
The Mad Trapper1978
The Class of Miss MacMichael1978Terence Sutton
The Big Sleep1978Eddie Mars
Tomorrow Never Comes1978Jim Wilson
Crossed Swords1977Miles Hendon
Assault in Paradise1977Nick McCormick
The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday1976Joe Knox
The Sell-Out1976Gabriel Lee
Burnt Offerings1976Ben Rolf
The New Spartans1975Colonel Lancelot
Lisztomania1975Princess Carolyn's Servant (uncredited)
Royal Flash1975Otto von Bismarck
Tommy1975Frank
Blueblood1974Tom
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge1974Athos
Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab1974Hugh Lombard
Mahler1974Train Conductor (uncredited)
The Three Musketeers1973Athos
Blood in the Streets1973Vito Cipriani
Fury1973Palizyn
Dirty Weekend1973Fabrizo
The Triple Echo1972the Sergeant / Sergeant
Z.P.G.1972Russ McNeil
Sitting Target1972Harry Lomart
The Devils1971Urbain Grandier
The Hunting Party1971Frank Calder
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun1970Michael Caldwell
Women in Love1969Gerald Crich
Hannibal Brooks1969Stephen 'Hannibal' Brooks
The Assassination Bureau1969Ivan Dragomiloff
Take a Girl Like You1969Patrick Standish
Oliver!1968Bill Sikes
Film Review1968TV Mini-SeriesAndrew Quint
Omnibus1967TV Series documentaryDante Gabriel Rossetti
I'll Never Forget What's'isname1967Andrew Quint
The Shuttered Room1967Ethan
The Jokers1967David Tremayne
Court Martial1966TV Series
The Trap1966La Bete
Bunny Lake Is Missing1965Plain Clothes Policeman (uncredited)
R31965TV SeriesDr. Richard Franklin
The Brigand of Kandahar1965Eli Khan
Monitor1965TV Series documentaryNarrator / Claude Debussy
The Party's Over1965Moise
It's Dark Outside1965TV SeriesSebastian
The Girl-Getters1964Tinker
The Third Man1959-1964TV SeriesPepi / Theodore
The Saint1963-1964TV SeriesAristides Koralis / Joe Catelli
The Crimson Blade1963Capt. Tom Sylvester
Paranoiac1963Simon Ashby
These Are the Damned1962King
ITV Play of the Week1962TV SeriesDan / David
Night Creatures1962Harry Cobtree
The Pirates of Blood River1962Brocaire - a Pirate
The Curse of the Werewolf1961Leon
Call Me Genius1961Artist in Cafe
No Love for Johnnie1961Man with Bucket on His Head (uncredited)
His and Hers1961Poet
Sword of Sherwood Forest1960Lord Melton (uncredited)
The Bulldog Breed1960Teddy Boy in Cinema Fight (uncredited)
Wild for Kicks1960Plaid Shirt
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll1960Tough (uncredited)
The League of Gentlemen1960Babes in the Woods Chorus Boy (uncredited)
The Angry Silence1960Mick
Life Is a Circus1960Spectator at Sideshow (uncredited)
The Four Just Men1959TV SeriesStudent
Upstairs and Downstairs1959Train Passenger (uncredited)
The Invisible Man1959TV SeriesMan at Roulette Table / Cafe Patron
The Golden Spur1959TV SeriesRichard of Gloucester
The Captain's Table1959uncredited
The Square Peg1958uncredited
Value for Money1955Extra (uncredited)
Orpheus & Eurydice2000Narrator
Gladiator2000Proximo
Parting Shots1998Jamie Campbell-Stewart
Jeremiah1998TV MovieGeneral Safan
The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo1998Captain Cornelius Donovan
The Bruce1996Bishop Wisharton
Die Tunnelgangster von Berlin1996TV MovieProfessor Norbert Marcus
Luise knackt den Jackpot1995Matthias
Russian Roulette - Moscow 951995
Funny Bones1995Dolly Hopkins
Return to Lonesome Dove1993TV Mini-SeriesGregor Dunnigan

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tommy1975performer: "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
Gladiator2000dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HBO First Look2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief1995TV Special segment "Oliver 2: Let's twist Again"
The World of Hammer1994TV Series documentaryNarrator / Harry Cobtree / Leon
Without Walls1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Oliver1992ShortHimself
The Word1992TV SeriesHimself
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard1991TV SeriesHimself
After Dark1991TV SeriesHimself
This Week1990TV SeriesHimself
Aspel & Company1984-1990TV SeriesHimself
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches1989TV SeriesHimself
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1987TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1974-1986TV Series documentaryHimself
All Star Secrets1985TV SeriesHimself
The Time of Your Life1983TV SeriesHimself
Sin on Saturday1982TV SeriesHimself
The Making of Lion of the Desert1981Documentary shortHimself
Parkinson1973-1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Mike Douglas Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972-1980TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Circus of the Stars #21977TV SpecialHimself - Performer
US Against the World1977TV MovieHimself
The Russell Harty Show1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Russell Harty Plus1972-1974TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Opportunity Knocks1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Director of Devils1971Documentary shortHimself
Cinema1971TV Series documentaryHimself
Needle Match1962TV SeriesHimself - British Promoter
Thank Your Lucky Stars1961TV SeriesHimself
Hello London1960DocumentaryPress photographer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secret History2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Colonel Leachman
It Was Alright in the 70s2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks2015TV Series documentaryDr. Hal Raglan
TV's Believe It or Not2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz2007TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
20 to 12005TV Series documentaryHimself
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHimself
Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator'2005Video documentaryHimself
Room 1012004TV SeriesHimself
Inventing Grace, Touching Glory2003DocumentaryHimself
Celebrity Naked Ambition2003TV Movie documentary
Living Famously2002TV Series documentary
Legends2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Hellraisers2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man'1999Video documentary short
Empire of the Censors1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey1993DocumentaryFrank Hobbs (uncredited)
That's Action1990Video documentaryGeneral Turner (uncredited)
The Pacemakers: Glenda Jackson1971Documentary short

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983Best ActorFantafestivalDr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleGladiator (2000)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureGladiator (2000)· Russell Crowe
· Richard Harris
· Djimon Hounsou
· Derek Jacobi
· Connie Nielsen
· Joaquin Phoenix
1991CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actor in a Movie or MiniseriesTreasure 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.
2One 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.
8I 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.
10I think that the most important achievement of my career was getting paid for something that I really wanted to do.
11Theatre 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?
12I 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.
14At 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.
15I was disappointed in Sonja Henie. Her legs were muscle-bound and unattractive and didn't give me the urge to give her one.
16My 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.
17Once 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.
18I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry, the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.
19I have made many serious statements -- I just can't remember any of them. I guess they mustn't have been very important.
20I do think a carpenter needs a good hammer to bang on the wall.
21I like to give my inhibitions a bath now and then.
22I'm not a villain. I've never hurt anyone. I'm just a tawdry character who explodes now and again.
23Nicholson [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.
24Life shouldn't be about sitting around staring at frosted glass. Life should be lived and that's all there is to it.
25Richard 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.
26I'm the biggest star this country has got, destroy me and you destroy the whole British film industry.
27I like the effect drink has on me. What's the point of staying sober?
28I also use women as a sex object; maybe I'm kinky. However, I like to talk to them as well.
29American 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.
30There 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.
31The 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!
32I 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.
33My only regret is that I didn't drink every pub dry and sleep with every woman on the planet.
34I do not live in the world of sobriety.
35You meet a better class of people in pubs.

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

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