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 .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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:

King Arthur: Merlin told me once, "Never be too disturbed if you don't understand what a woman is thinking. They don't do it very often".


Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby RAAF: BAD? It can't be done, not from the air, anyway!
Commodore Jensen: You're quite sure of that, Squadron Leader? This is important.
Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby RAAF: So's my life! To me, anyway, and the lives of these jokers here, and the eighteen men we lost tonight!


Jimmy Lee Benteen: [the command encounters a patrol of Confederate cavalry at a river crossing] Which way, Captain?
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: To Mexico, you bloody idiot!


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Richard Harris Facts
During the 1940s and early 1950s he went to see all the films of John Wayne and Gary Cooper. Later, however, he described both actors as "pantomime cowboys". The westerns he made, like _Man Called Horse, A (1970)_, were decidedly revisionist in tone.

Received the Laurence Olivier Award for his acclaimed performances at the Royal National Theatre, London, England.

It was his lifelong ambition to play Hamlet. He never did, although he referred to This Sporting Life (1963) as his Hamlet and The Field (1990) as his Lear. He later had one final attempt at an updated version of Lear with My Kingdom (2001).

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