Michael Rennie Overview:

Actor, Michael Rennie, was born Eric Alexander Rennie on Aug 25, 1909 in Bradford, Yorkshire. Rennie died at the age of 61 on Jun 10, 1971 in Harrogate, Yorkshire and was laid to rest in Harlow Hill Cemetery in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) with

By Greg Orypeck on Mar 9, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! ?I?m impatient with stupidity.??My people have learned to live without it.???? Klaatu () War is always with us, it seems, despite the horrors of its continuance, how little it accomplishes and that one war usually results in another.???If we do not end war,? H. G. Wells wro... Read full article


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Michael Rennie Quotes:

Helen: I thought you were...
Klaatu: I was.


Demetrius: We traveled here together from Galilee, persuading people to give up their lives for a beautiful dream.
[he attempts to hand a goblet of wine to Peter]
Demetrius: Take it Peter. It's real... hot spiced, with cinnamon and cloves.
[chuckles and looks towards Messalina]
Demetrius: Did you know that Jesus could turn water into wine? And that was only one of his tricks.
Peter: Yes, only one. Anything that was base, He could make noble. He found a leper and made him clean. He found death and He made life. He found you a slave, and He made you free.
Demetrius: Get out!
Peter: And now you've won a great victory over Him, haven't you tribune ? You've made yourself a slave again.


[last lines]
Narrator: During that last short ride, what may Rommel's thoughts have been? Were they bitter, that he had learned too slowly and struck too late? Or did they go back to the desert, where his military genuis had first electrified the world? First at Mechili, then Tobruk, yes and even El Alamein. In any case, his life and fate may have been summed up, ironically enough, in the words of Nazi Germany's sternest enemy, the Honorable Winston Churchill.
Churchill: His ardor, and daring, inflicted grevious disasters upon us. But he deserves the salute, which I made him, in the House of Commons, in January, 1942. He also deserves our respect, because, although a loyal German soldier, he came to hate Hitler, and all his works, and took part in the conspiracy to rescue Germany, by disgracing the maniac and tyrant. For this, he paid the forfeit of his life. In the somber wars of modern democracy, there is little place for chivalry.


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Michael Rennie Facts
Lived his final years in Geneva, Switzerland and died at his mother's home in England while visiting because of his brother's death.

In his best known film, the classic sci-fi The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), a scene was cut that showed his even-tempered alien character Klaatu in an emotional state.

His early career was interrupted by war service. He was a flight instructor for over two of those years.

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