Stephen Boyd Overview:

Actor, Stephen Boyd, was born William Millar on Jul 4, 1931 in Glengormley, UK. Boyd died at the age of 45 on Jun 2, 1977 in Northridge, CA and was laid to rest in Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, CA.

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Stephen Boyd Quotes:

Grant: [as the team enters a door marked "Sterilization Room"] How much can a man give to his country?


[last lines]
Merle Oberon: And the winner is... Frank - *Sinatra*!
[the audience applauds; Frankie Fane, already standing, is crushed; Sinatra jogs up to the podium]
Frank Sinatra: Thank you. Thank you very much.


Livius: [standing over body of Timonides] What happened, gentle Greek? Did you try to tell them there were three possibilities? Did you not know there was a fourth? This!
[picks up and throws spear away]
Lucilla: This is the way they answer to reason and now even you must see, this is the only way to answer them.
Livius: He does not seem dead to me, I can still feel his life, hear his words. Tell me what I must do in his name.
[yelling]
Livius: March the army into Rome and drown the city in blood!
Lucilla: [uncovering the Christian cross Timonides wore around his neck] He was my father's friend and a wise man.
Livius: I shall go alone into Rome, if I do not return by sunset, let the army enter Rome.


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Stephen Boyd Facts
In 1995, Charlton Heston denied a claim by screenwriter Gore Vidal that there was a gay subtext to the film Ben-Hur (1959). Vidal claims he wrote the script with such an implication and mentioned the subtext to director William Wyler. Boyd, who played Ben-Hur's friend (and later nemesis) Messala, supposedly was in on this subtext and played his scenes as if he had been spurned by his gay lover. Heston was not informed of this as they thought he would not like it. Heston went on to state that after writing one scene, Vidal was dismissed from the project. Vidal responded by producing extracts from Heston's 1978 journal "The Actor's Life", in which he admitted Vidal had written most of the finished screenplay.

In 1976, in what would be his final interview, Boyd expressed regret at concentrating so heavily on movies and said he wished he had acted more on stage and on television.

He blamed the massive commercial failure of The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) for ruining his movie career.

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