Richard Harris Overview:

Actor, Richard Harris, was born Richard St. John Harris on Oct 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland. Harris died at the age of 72 on Oct 25, 2002 in London, England .



Richard Harris was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Film Editing for Titanic in 1997.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1963Best ActorThis Sporting Life (1963)Frank MachinNominated
1990Best ActorThe Field (1990)Bull McCabeNominated
1991Best Film EditingTerminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)N/ANominated
1997Best Film EditingTitanicN/AWon

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Cromwell (1970) with and Alec Guinness

By Orson De Welles on May 28, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! England has long been known for its epic films especially those involving well, English things. 1970’s Cromwell makes what would be for some time the last attempt at such a film. Ken Hughes and a cast led by stalwart actors Alec Guinness and take us through Oliver Cr... Read full article

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Richard Harris Quotes:

Maj. Amos Dundee: Why don't you get two of your best men to help Sergeant Gomez take those children back to Fort Benlin?
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: [chuckles slightly] We'll still outnumber you, Amos!
Maj. Amos Dundee: You surely will, Ben. Now go do as you're told.
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: Yes, sir.
[brief pause]
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: But only until the Apache is taken or destroyed.

Lancelot Du Lac: If the king grants you clemency, you shall be banished. If not, you hang.
King Arthur: Clemency is granted.

O.W. Hadley: [Hadley is to be executed for desertion] You gonna let them shoot me, sir?
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: I'm obliged to, son. You should've remembered you belong to the Major, and not to me.

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Richard Harris Facts
Only agreed to take the part of Albus Dumbledor in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) after his then 11-year-old granddaughter threatened never to speak to him again if he didn't.

In his youth he was a fan of Marlon Brando, and could imitate or parody his performance in On the Waterfront (1954) at the drop of a hat. However he did not get along with Brando while filming Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) and blamed the American star's on-set behavior for the film going over budget and over schedule. During the 1960s he often criticized Brando's eccentric movie choices in interviews.

Harris did not enjoy his first time in Hollywood making The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959). Production had to be halted several times due to the frequent illnesses of its star, Gary Cooper. He turned down the role of Commodus in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) and was thirty-four when he starred in his first Hollywood movie, Major Dundee (1965).

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