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Charles Laughton Overview:

Legendary actor, Charles Laughton, was born on Jul 1, 1899 in Scarborough, Yorkshire. Laughton died at the age of 63 on Dec 15, 1962 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in ashes interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Charles Laughton was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for The Private Life of Henry VIII (as Henry VIII) in 1932/33.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1932/33Best ActorThe Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)Henry VIIIWon
1935Best ActorMutiny on the Bounty (1935)Captain BlighNominated
1957Best ActorWitness for the Prosecution (1957)Sir Wilfrid RobartsNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Charles Laughton's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #66 on Jul 24, 1942.

BlogHub Articles:

Recites The Gettysburg Address

By Amanda Garrett on Nov 19, 2014 From Old Hollywood Films

On Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. There are many screen versions of that famous speech, but British actor 's rendition in Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) is my personal favorite. Laughton is playing an English valet who quiets a rowdy saloon in the wild We... Read full article


Classic Movie Legend Tribute:

By minooallen on Jul 1, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, , born today, July 1, in 1899! I like to think of as somewhat of a film and theatre Renaissance man. Acting, he did that. Directing, he did that, too. Producing, on his list of skill sets. Yes, Laughton was certainly a multi-ta... Read full article


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By Dawn on Aug 7, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(July 1, 1899 – December 15, 1962), even though he did not have the looks for a romantic lead, he impressed audiences with his amazing talent. He performed in three short silent comedies starring his wife Elsa Lanchester: Daydreams, Blue Bottles and The Tonic (all 1928) which... Read full article


John Candy "looks like" .

By Dawn on Oct 11, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(July 1, 1899 – December 15, 1962). Was an English-American stage and film actor, screenwriter, producer and two-time director. Laughton was best known for his historical roles in films. John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994). Best known for his role as... Read full article


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Charles Laughton Quotes:

Capt. William Kidd: There's none would be so loyal, nor fight so desperate, as cutthroats under sentence of death... if they knew that at the end of the voyage a royal pardon would be in their pockets.
King William III: I shall hold you responsible for their good conduct.
Capt. William Kidd: Between their conduct and mine, your majesty, there will be little to choose.


[first lines]
Capt. William Kidd: Stab me, there's a pretty sight!
Orange Povey: It'll be prettier still when the fire reaches the magazine, Captain.
Cyprian Boyle: Pity though. Lots of stout seamen among 'em. They've been with us a long time.
Capt. William Kidd: We can none of live forever, Mr. Boyle. Dead men don't talk.


Dr. Moreau: She's never seen anything like him.
Mr. Montgomery: No?
Dr. Moreau: You and I don't count. The only reactions we get from her are fear and terror.
Mr. Montgomery: That's understandable.
Dr. Moreau: But how will she respond to Parker where there's no cause for fear? Will she be attracted? Is she capable of being attracted? Has she a woman's emotional impulses? I could scarcely hope for a chance like this short of London.


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Charles Laughton Facts
Was the first actor to play Roman Emperor Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, in the aborted film version of Robert Graves' I, Claudius (1937). Production was suspended after Laughton's co-star Merle Oberon, playing his wife Messalina, was involved in an automobile accident in which she crashed through the car's windshield and sustained cuts to her face. The decision was made to shut down the production and the costs were reimbursed to producer Alexander Korda's London Films by Lloyds of London.

He was shooting a Hollywood version of the H.G. Wells novel "The History of Mr Polly", playing the title role, when war broke out in 1939 and production was abandoned.

Was director-writer Billy Wilder's first choice to play the character of Moustache in Irma la Douce (1963). Laughton, who had been directed to a Best Actor Oscar nomination by Wilder in Witness for the Prosecution (1957) in 1958, agreed to play the role, but died before principal photography commenced.

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