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Legendary actor, Richard Attenborough, was born Richard Samuel Attenborough on Aug 29, 1923 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Attenborough died at the age of 91 on Aug 24, 2014 in London, England .

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Richard Attenborough was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Director for Gandhi in 1982.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1982Best DirectorGandhi (1982)N/AWon
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Richard Attenborough Quotes:

Sir Guy Grand KG, KC, CBE: [speaking with the Oxford crew, before the annual Boat Race] We have come here, in fact, to make you a very interesting offer...
Youngman Grand, Esq.: ...of money.
Oxford crew: [as the whole crew laughs] I think... I think they're trying to bribe us!
Oxford coach: [giving a matter-of-fact look] They ARE.


Lew Moran: If you marched a hundred and six miles by the stars and your calculations were just one per cent out, you could pass the Eiffel Tower in daylight and never even see it.


Bill Randall (skipper of 1087: [referring to a suspicious-looking passenger] I wonder who the devil he is!
George Hoskins: Let's just say 500 quid and leave it at that!


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Richard Attenborough Facts
Is one of 7 directors to win the Golden Globe, Director's Guild, BAFTA, and Oscar for the same movie, winning for Gandhi (1982). The other directors to achieve this are Mike Nichols for The Graduate (1967), Milos Forman for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Oliver Stone for Platoon (1986), Steven Spielberg for Schindler's List (1993), Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain (2005), and Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

2003: Was awarded the Patricia Rothermere Award for his lifelong service to theatre at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

According to his brother David Attenborough, Richard is no longer able to walk and gets about in a wheelchair. However, he still has all his other faculties about him, and is still as gregarious as ever.

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