History Main / CharlesLaughton

23rd Oct '13 6:47:50 PM PaulA
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A dramatic actor born in Yorkshire, England in 1899. Began acting in 1926, married fellow actress Elsa Lanchester (best known as Film/BrideOfFrankenstein) in 1929, and moved to Hollywood in 1931.

Among the decidedly eccentric roles he took on were HenryVIII in 1933's ''ThePrivateLifeOfHenryTheEighth'' (for which he won TheOscar for Best Actor), Captain Bligh in 1935's ''MutinyOnTheBounty'', Quasimodo in 1939's ''Film/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' and (later in his career) Senator Gracchus in StanleyKubrick 's ''Film/{{Spartacus}}''.

He was also [[OneBookAuthor the director of ONE movie]], the 1955 thriller ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter''. It did so poorly that he never got the chance to direct again. However, the film was eventually VindicatedByHistory, and today it is considered to be one of the greatest thrillers ever made.

Laughton died from cancer in 1962.

LargeHam if there ever was one.

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A dramatic actor born in Yorkshire, England in 1899. Began acting in 1926, married fellow actress Elsa Lanchester (best known as Film/BrideOfFrankenstein) in 1929, and moved to Hollywood in 1931.

Among the decidedly eccentric roles he took on were HenryVIII in 1933's ''ThePrivateLifeOfHenryTheEighth'' (for which he won TheOscar for Best Actor), Captain Bligh in 1935's ''MutinyOnTheBounty'', Quasimodo in 1939's ''Film/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' and (later in his career) Senator Gracchus in StanleyKubrick 's ''Film/{{Spartacus}}''.

He was also [[OneBookAuthor the director of ONE movie]], the 1955 thriller ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter''. It did so poorly that he never got the chance to direct again. However, the film was eventually VindicatedByHistory, and today it is considered to be one of the greatest thrillers ever made.

Laughton died from cancer in 1962.

LargeHam if there ever was one.
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25th Oct '12 8:26:54 PM erforce
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A dramatic actor born in Yorkshire, England in 1899. Began acting in 1926, married fellow actress Elsa Lanchester (best known as BrideOfFrankenstein) in 1929, and moved to Hollywood in 1931.

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A dramatic actor born in Yorkshire, England in 1899. Began acting in 1926, married fellow actress Elsa Lanchester (best known as BrideOfFrankenstein) Film/BrideOfFrankenstein) in 1929, and moved to Hollywood in 1931.
1st Sep '12 12:59:55 PM FELH2
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Among the decidedly eccentric roles he took on were {{Henry VIII}} in 1933's ''ThePrivateLifeOfHenryTheEighth'' (for which he won {{the Oscar}} for Best Actor), Captain Bligh in 1935's ''MutinyOnTheBounty'', Quasimodo in 1939's ''Film/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' and (later in his career) Senator Gracchus in StanleyKubrick 's ''{{Spartacus}}''.

He was also [[OneBookAuthor the director of ONE movie]], the 1955 thriller ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter''. It did so poorly that he never got the chance to direct again. However, the film was eventually VindicatedByHistory, and today it is considered to be one of the greatest thrillers ever made.

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Among the decidedly eccentric roles he took on were {{Henry VIII}} HenryVIII in 1933's ''ThePrivateLifeOfHenryTheEighth'' (for which he won {{the Oscar}} TheOscar for Best Actor), Captain Bligh in 1935's ''MutinyOnTheBounty'', Quasimodo in 1939's ''Film/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' and (later in his career) Senator Gracchus in StanleyKubrick 's ''{{Spartacus}}''.

''Film/{{Spartacus}}''.

He was also [[OneBookAuthor the director of ONE movie]], the 1955 thriller ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter''. It did so poorly that he never got the chance to direct again. However, the film was eventually VindicatedByHistory, and today it is considered to be one of the greatest thrillers ever made.
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25th Aug '12 12:31:30 AM CaptainCrawdad
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He was also [[OneBookAuthor the director of ONE movie]], the 1955 thriller ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter''. It did so poorly, that he never got the chance to direct again. However, the film was eventually VindicatedByHistory, and today it is considered to be one of the greatest thrillers ever made.

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He was also [[OneBookAuthor the director of ONE movie]], the 1955 thriller ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter''. It did so poorly, poorly that he never got the chance to direct again. However, the film was eventually VindicatedByHistory, and today it is considered to be one of the greatest thrillers ever made.
7th May '12 5:38:20 AM erforce
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He was also [[OneBookAuthor the director of ONE movie]], the 1955 thriller ''TheNightOfTheHunter''. It did so poorly, that he never got the chance to direct again. However, the film was eventually VindicatedByHistory, and today it is considered to be one of the greatest thrillers ever made.

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He was also [[OneBookAuthor the director of ONE movie]], the 1955 thriller ''TheNightOfTheHunter''.''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter''. It did so poorly, that he never got the chance to direct again. However, the film was eventually VindicatedByHistory, and today it is considered to be one of the greatest thrillers ever made.
22nd Aug '11 9:03:12 PM PaulA
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Among the decidedly eccentric roles he took on were {{Henry VIII}} in 1933's ''ThePrivateLifeOfHenryTheEighth'' (for which he won {{the Oscar}} for Best Actor), Captain Bligh in 1935's ''MutinyOnTheBounty'', Quasimodo in 1939's ''TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' and (later in his career) Senator Gracchus in StanleyKubrick 's ''{{Spartacus}}''.

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Among the decidedly eccentric roles he took on were {{Henry VIII}} in 1933's ''ThePrivateLifeOfHenryTheEighth'' (for which he won {{the Oscar}} for Best Actor), Captain Bligh in 1935's ''MutinyOnTheBounty'', Quasimodo in 1939's ''TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' ''Film/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' and (later in his career) Senator Gracchus in StanleyKubrick 's ''{{Spartacus}}''.
9th Mar '11 10:35:20 AM Aquila89
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Among the decidedly eccentric roles he took on were Henry VIII in 1933's ''ThePrivateLifeOfHenryTheEighth'' (for which he won {{the Oscar}} for Best Actor), Captain Bligh in 1935's ''MutinyOnTheBounty'', Quasimodo in 1939's ''TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' and (later in his career) Senator Gracchus in StanleyKubrick 's ''{{Spartacus}}''.

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Among the decidedly eccentric roles he took on were Henry VIII {{Henry VIII}} in 1933's ''ThePrivateLifeOfHenryTheEighth'' (for which he won {{the Oscar}} for Best Actor), Captain Bligh in 1935's ''MutinyOnTheBounty'', Quasimodo in 1939's ''TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' and (later in his career) Senator Gracchus in StanleyKubrick 's ''{{Spartacus}}''.
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