History Creator / RichardBurton

2nd Jun '16 5:07:45 AM JamesAustin
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* TheAlcoholic
* {{Bookworm}}: As evidenced by the page quote, Burton was an utterly voracious reader; as well as having a whole library at home, he carried volumes of literature with him wherever he went and was able to recite huge chunks of Shakespeare purely from memory. This came in handy when playing historical characters: even for something like ''The Assassination of Trotsky'', he spent over a year researching his character's life and background.
* TheCasanova: Especially during his younger days.

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* TheAlcoholic
* {{Bookworm}}: As evidenced by the page quote, Burton was an utterly voracious reader; as well as having a whole library at home, he carried volumes of literature with him wherever he went and was able to recite huge chunks of Shakespeare purely from memory. This came in handy when playing historical characters: even for something like ''The Assassination of Trotsky'', he spent over a year researching his character's life and background.
* TheCasanova: Especially Tended to play these especially during his younger days.



* MoneyDearBoy: The seven-time Oscar nominee, and most acclaimed Shakespearean actor of his era, also starred in the following movies: ''The Sand Pipers'', ''Boom!'', ''Staircase'', ''Hammersmith is Out'', ''The Assassination of Trotsky'', ''Film/WhereEaglesDare'', ''Bluebeard'', ''Film/ExorcistIITheHeretic''. Presumably money had something to do with his choice of films. On the other hand, Burton had a tendency to [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously take even bad films seriously]], with decidedly {{Narm}}y results.

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* MoneyDearBoy: The seven-time Oscar nominee, and most acclaimed Shakespearean actor of his era, also starred in the following movies: ''The Sand Pipers'', ''Boom!'', ''Staircase'', ''Hammersmith is Out'', ''The Assassination of Trotsky'', ''Film/WhereEaglesDare'', ''Bluebeard'', ''Film/ExorcistIITheHeretic''. Presumably money had something to do with his choice of films. On the other hand, Burton had a tendency to [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously take even bad films seriously]], with which decidedly invoked {{Narm}}y results.
2nd Jun '16 5:05:27 AM JamesAustin
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Richard Walter Jenkins, better known as Richard Burton (November 10, 1925 August 5, 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated for seven UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, but never won, making him one of the biggest losers in Oscar history (His old drinking buddy Creator/PeterOToole takes the gold with ''eight'' nominations). On stage, he played Arthur in the original production of ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}''.

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Richard Walter Jenkins, better known as Richard Burton (November 10, 1925 August 5, 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated for seven UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, but never won, making him one of the biggest losers in Oscar history Award}}s without ever winning (His old drinking buddy Creator/PeterOToole takes the gold with ''eight'' nominations). On stage, he played Arthur in the original production of ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}''.
30th May '16 8:28:59 AM Mdumas43073
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* Philip Ashley in ''Film/MyCousinRachel'' (1952)
30th May '16 8:27:28 AM Mdumas43073
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In addition to his movie roles, he's also known for providing the voice for The Journalist in Jeff Wayne's musical version of [[Music/JeffWaynesMusicalVersionOfTheWarOfTheWorlds The War of the Worlds]]

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In addition to his movie stage and screen roles, he's also known for providing the voice for The Journalist in Jeff Wayne's musical version of [[Music/JeffWaynesMusicalVersionOfTheWarOfTheWorlds ''[[Music/JeffWaynesMusicalVersionOfTheWarOfTheWorlds The War of the Worlds]]
Worlds]]''.
17th Mar '16 3:38:13 AM JamesAustin
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->''"I'm a reader, you know. I was corrupted by Faust. And Creator/WilliamShakespeare. And Creator/MarcelProust. And Creator/ErnestHemingway. But mostly I was corrupted by Creator/DylanThomas. Most people see me as a rake, womaniser, [[TheAlcoholic boozer]] and purchaser of large baubles. I'm all those things depending on the prism and the light. But mostly I'm a reader. Give me Creator/AgathaChristie for an hour and I'm happy as a clam. The house in Celigny some day will cave in under its own weight from the books. I hope I'm there when it does. One hundred and six years old. Investigating the newest thriller from Creator/JohnLeCarre or a new play from Creator/TennesseeWilliams."''

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->''"I'm a reader, you know. I was corrupted by Faust. And Creator/WilliamShakespeare. And Creator/MarcelProust. And Creator/ErnestHemingway. But mostly I was corrupted by Creator/DylanThomas. Most people see me as a rake, womaniser, [[TheAlcoholic boozer]] boozer and purchaser of large baubles. I'm all those things depending on the prism and the light. But mostly I'm a reader. Give me Creator/AgathaChristie for an hour and I'm happy as a clam. The house in Celigny some day will cave in under its own weight from the books. I hope I'm there when it does. One hundred and six years old. Investigating the newest thriller from Creator/JohnLeCarre or a new play from Creator/TennesseeWilliams."''
17th Mar '16 3:37:42 AM JamesAustin
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->I'm a reader, you know. I was corrupted by Faust. And Creator/WilliamShakespeare. And Creator/MarcelProust. And Creator/ErnestHemingway. But mostly I was corrupted by Creator/DylanThomas. Most people see me as a rake, womaniser, [[TheAlcoholic boozer]] and purchaser of large baubles. I'm all those things depending on the prism and the light. But mostly I'm a reader. Give me Creator/AgathaChristie for an hour and I'm happy as a clam. The house in Celigny some day will cave in under its own weight from the books. I hope I'm there when it does. One hundred and six years old. Investigating the newest thriller from Creator/JohnLeCarre or a new play from Creator/TennesseeWilliams.

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->I'm ->''"I'm a reader, you know. I was corrupted by Faust. And Creator/WilliamShakespeare. And Creator/MarcelProust. And Creator/ErnestHemingway. But mostly I was corrupted by Creator/DylanThomas. Most people see me as a rake, womaniser, [[TheAlcoholic boozer]] and purchaser of large baubles. I'm all those things depending on the prism and the light. But mostly I'm a reader. Give me Creator/AgathaChristie for an hour and I'm happy as a clam. The house in Celigny some day will cave in under its own weight from the books. I hope I'm there when it does. One hundred and six years old. Investigating the newest thriller from Creator/JohnLeCarre or a new play from Creator/TennesseeWilliams."''



Richard Walter Jenkins, better known as Richard Burton (November 10, 1925 -- August 5, 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated for seven UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, but never won, making him one of the biggest losers in Oscar history (His old drinking buddy Creator/PeterOToole takes the gold with ''eight'' nominations). On stage, he played Arthur in the original production of ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}''.

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Richard Walter Jenkins, better known as Richard Burton (November 10, 1925 -- August 5, 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated for seven UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, but never won, making him one of the biggest losers in Oscar history (His old drinking buddy Creator/PeterOToole takes the gold with ''eight'' nominations). On stage, he played Arthur in the original production of ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}''.
31st Dec '15 2:25:11 PM Dancedom
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* TheAlcoholic
13th Jun '15 5:18:09 PM AllenbysEyes
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* MoneyDearBoy: The seven-time Oscar nominee, and most acclaimed Shakespearean actor of his era, also starred in the following movies: ''The Sand Pipers'', ''Boom!'', ''Staircase'', ''Hammersmith is Out'', ''The Assassination of Trotsky'', ''Film/WhereEaglesDare'', ''Bluebeard'', ''Film/ExorcistIITheHeretic''. Presumably money had something to do with his choice of films. On the other hand, Burton had a tendency to [[TakeThatBadFilmSeriously take even bad films seriously]], with decidedly {{Narm}}y results.

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* MoneyDearBoy: The seven-time Oscar nominee, and most acclaimed Shakespearean actor of his era, also starred in the following movies: ''The Sand Pipers'', ''Boom!'', ''Staircase'', ''Hammersmith is Out'', ''The Assassination of Trotsky'', ''Film/WhereEaglesDare'', ''Bluebeard'', ''Film/ExorcistIITheHeretic''. Presumably money had something to do with his choice of films. On the other hand, Burton had a tendency to [[TakeThatBadFilmSeriously [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously take even bad films seriously]], with decidedly {{Narm}}y results.
13th Jun '15 5:17:40 PM AllenbysEyes
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* MoneyDearBoy: The seven-time Oscar nominee, and most acclaimed Shakespearean actor of his era, also starred in the following movies: ''The Sand Pipers'', ''Boom!'', ''Staircase'', ''Hammersmith is Out'', ''The Assassination of Trotsky'', ''Film/WhereEaglesDare'', ''Bluebeard'', ''Film/ExorcistIITheHeretic''. Presumably money had something to do with his choice of films. He also had a tendency to [[TookThatBadFilmSeriously take bad films seriously]], with decidedly {{Narm}}y results.

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* MoneyDearBoy: The seven-time Oscar nominee, and most acclaimed Shakespearean actor of his era, also starred in the following movies: ''The Sand Pipers'', ''Boom!'', ''Staircase'', ''Hammersmith is Out'', ''The Assassination of Trotsky'', ''Film/WhereEaglesDare'', ''Bluebeard'', ''Film/ExorcistIITheHeretic''. Presumably money had something to do with his choice of films. He also On the other hand, Burton had a tendency to [[TookThatBadFilmSeriously [[TakeThatBadFilmSeriously take even bad films seriously]], with decidedly {{Narm}}y results.
13th Jun '15 5:17:12 PM AllenbysEyes
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* MoneyDearBoy: The seven-time Oscar nominee, and most acclaimed Shakespearean actor of his era, also starred in the following movies: ''The Sand Pipers'', ''Boom!'', ''Staircase'', ''Hammersmith is Out'', ''The Assassination of Trotsky'', ''Film/WhereEaglesDare'', ''Bluebeard'', ''Film/ExorcistIITheHeretic''. Presumably money had something to do with his choice of films.

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* MoneyDearBoy: The seven-time Oscar nominee, and most acclaimed Shakespearean actor of his era, also starred in the following movies: ''The Sand Pipers'', ''Boom!'', ''Staircase'', ''Hammersmith is Out'', ''The Assassination of Trotsky'', ''Film/WhereEaglesDare'', ''Bluebeard'', ''Film/ExorcistIITheHeretic''. Presumably money had something to do with his choice of films. He also had a tendency to [[TookThatBadFilmSeriously take bad films seriously]], with decidedly {{Narm}}y results.
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