Laurence Olivier

1907 - 1989

Laurence Olivier

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, was one of a trinity of male actors who dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. He also worked in films throughout his career, playing more than fifty cinema roles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Laurence Olivier has received more than 6,406,937 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 137th most popular actor.

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Among actors, Laurence Olivier ranks 136 out of 8,832Before him are Jeanne Moreau, Viggo Mortensen, Antonio Banderas, Michael Gambon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Audie Murphy. After him are Eli Wallach, Shirley MacLaine, Ben Kingsley, Klaus Kinski, Jim Carrey, and Max von Sydow.

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Among people born in 1907, Laurence Olivier ranks 10Before him are Katharine Hepburn, Oscar Niemeyer, John Wayne, Mircea Eliade, Edwin McMillan, and Hergé. After him are Alberto Moravia, François Duvalier, Jacques Tati, Yakov Dzhugashvili, J. Hans D. Jensen, and Baldur von Schirach. Among people deceased in 1989, Laurence Olivier ranks 18Before him are Elena Ceaușescu, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Osamu Tezuka, Andrei Gromyko, Lee Van Cleef, and Bette Davis. After him are János Kádár, Sándor Márai, Vladimir Horowitz, Hu Yaobang, Dolores Ibárruri, and Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Laurence Olivier ranks 221 out of 5,347Before him are Henry Morton Stanley (1841), Catherine Howard (1523), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Alcuin (735), George Everest (1790), and John Deacon (1951). After him are Anthony Giddens (1938), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), Joe Cocker (1944), Anna Wintour (1949), and Francis Galton (1822).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Laurence Olivier ranks 20Before him are Alan Rickman (1946), Charlotte Rampling (1946), Judi Dench (1934), Rowan Atkinson (1955), Stan Laurel (1890), and Jason Statham (1967). After him are Ben Kingsley (1943), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Helen Mirren (1945), Peter Ustinov (1921), John Hurt (1940), and Jane Birkin (1946).