Laurence Olivier

1907 - 1989

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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 trio 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 7,720,491 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Laurence Olivier is the 113th most popular actor (up from 134th in 2019), the 197th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 221st in 2019) and the 17th most popular British Actor.

Laurence Olivier is most famous for his work as an actor. He is well known for his roles in Shakespearean plays, such as "Henry V" and "Hamlet."

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Among actors, Laurence Olivier ranks 113 out of 10,030Before him are Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tony Curtis, Helen Mirren, Robert Duvall, Sigourney Weaver, and Tommy Lee Jones. After him are Ben Kingsley, Gene Hackman, Harvey Keitel, Ava Gardner, Stan Laurel, and Jason Statham.

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Among people born in 1907, Laurence Olivier ranks 8Before him are Astrid Lindgren, Claus von Stauffenberg, Katharine Hepburn, Oscar Niemeyer, John Wayne, and Mircea Eliade. After him are Hergé, Alberto Moravia, Edwin McMillan, Baldur von Schirach, Rachel Carson, and Jacques Tati. Among people deceased in 1989, Laurence Olivier ranks 14Before him are Ted Bundy, Herbert von Karajan, Georges Simenon, Andrei Sakharov, Elena Ceaușescu, and Zita of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Lee Van Cleef, Osamu Tezuka, Bette Davis, Andrei Gromyko, Vladimir Horowitz, and Sándor Márai.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Laurence Olivier ranks 197 out of 6,924Before him are John Keats (1795), Boudica (33), Robert Burns (1759), Henry I of England (1068), Henry Morgan (1635), and John Logie Baird (1888). After him are Ben Kingsley (1943), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), William Wordsworth (1770), Arnold J. Toynbee (1889), Stan Laurel (1890), and Jason Statham (1967).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Laurence Olivier ranks 17Before him are Alan Rickman (1946), Liam Neeson (1952), Judi Dench (1934), Rowan Atkinson (1955), Cary Grant (1904), and Helen Mirren (1945). After him are Ben Kingsley (1943), Stan Laurel (1890), Jason Statham (1967), Julie Andrews (1935), Charlotte Rampling (1946), and Peter Ustinov (1921).

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