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1[[quoteright:300:]] ²²->''"Privacy is something hard to come by in our business, and if you want it you have to fight for it."''²²David Paul Scofield [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (21 January 1922 – 19 March 2008) was an English actor of stage and screen, well-known for his performances in such Shakespearean works as ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' and ''Theatre/KingLear''. He is probably best remembered for playing Creator/ThomasMore in Creator/RobertBolt's play ''Film/AManForAllSeasons'', a role which he reprised in the 1966 film version, winning him the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actor. He also originated the role of Salieri in Creator/PeterShaffer's play ''Theatre/{{Amadeus}}''. Well-known for his rich voice, which director Fred Zinnemann compared to "a Rolls-Royce being started."²²Although he was much in demand after ''A Man for All Seasons'', Scofield turned down most movie roles; an extremely private person, he didn't enjoy the fame that accompanied film stardom (notably, he did not accept his Oscar in person, and even declined a knighthood from the Queen). Additionally, his experience with the TroubledProduction of ''Film/TheTrain'' convinced him to only take film roles that he felt passionate about while focusing instead on the stage. Towards the end of his career, however, Scofield began acting in movies and television more often as a character actor, earning a second Oscar nomination for his performance in ''Film/QuizShow''. He also won a [[UsefulNotes/TonyAwardWinners Tony Award]] for the Broadway production of ''A Man for All Seasons'' and an UsefulNotes/EmmyAward for the television film ''Male of the Species'', making him one of the rare people to win the [[UsefulNotes/TheEGOTs Triple Crown of Acting]].²²----²!!Film roles on TV Tropes:²* ''Film/CarveHerNameWithPride'' (1958) as Tony Fraser²* ''Film/TheTrain'' (1964) as Col. von Waldheim²* ''Film/AManForAllSeasons'' (1966) as Sir Thomas More²* ''Theatre/KingLear'' (1971) as King Lear²* ''Theatre/{{A Delicate Balance|1967}}'' (1973) as Tobias²* ''Film/{{Henry V|1989}}'' (1989) as King of France ²* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' (1990) as The Ghost²* ''Film/QuizShow'' (1994) as Mark Van Doren²* ''Theatre/TheCrucible'' (1996) as Judge Thomas Danforth²* ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' (1999) as Boxer (voice)²----


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