Oliver Reed Overview:

Actor, Oliver Reed, was born Robert Oliver Reed on Feb 13, 1938 in Wimbledon, England. Reed died at the age of 61 on May 2, 1999 in Valletta, Malta .

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By Richard on Apr 28, 2013 From Classic Horror Campaign

British horror movie magazine The Dark Side goes from strength to strength and continues with its exemplary coverage of the classic horror scene in its latest issue. The Dark Side number 153 features a superb cover painting depicting as Hammer Films’ furry fiend and Classic Horror ... Read full article


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Oliver Reed Quotes:

Bill: Hand it over, you avaricious old skeleton.


Gerald Crich: Do you know what it is to suffer when you're with a woman? lt tears you like a silk. And each bit and stroke burns hot. Of course, l wouldn't not have had it. lt was a complete experience. She's a wonderful woman, but l hate her somewhere. lt's curious.
Rupert Birkin: You've had your experience now. Why work on an old wound?
Gerald Crich: Because there's nothing else.
Rupert Birkin: l've loved you, as well as Gudrun. Don't forget.
Gerald Crich: Have you? Or do you think you have?


Brocaire, a pirate: [Realizes the sword thrust through him is fatal] Oh, Mama...
[He falls over dead]


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Oliver Reed Facts
He was a fan of James Dean in East of Eden (1955) and Rebel Without a Cause (1955).

According 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.

The actor he admired most was Errol Flynn.

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