Oliver Reed

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Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed
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Born:
February 13, 1938
Died:
May 02, 1999
Age:
61
Birth Name:
Robert Oliver Reed
Nickname:
Mr England
Country:
Awards:
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Position in rating:
Some Facts
Grandson of actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree, who founded the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1904.
He was a close friend of The Who's drummer Keith Moon.
Reed died during the filming of Ridley Scott's Gladiator (2000), and it cost the company $3 million to recreate his face so he could "appear" in the scenes he still had left to shoot.
Owned a villa in the south of France next door to Jack Hawkins' villa.
By the mid-1970s he was considered by many to be Britain's biggest movie star. He declined roles in The Sting (1973) and Jaws (1975) because he didn't want to relocate to Los Angeles. Both of these roles were taken by fellow British hellraiser Robert Shaw. However, a Hollywood executive claimed, "Reed didn't turn us down. We turned him down. We like our stars to have respect - Oliver Reed didn't respect anyone and he showed it."
Personal Quotes
Once a pirate, always a pirate. I'm a buccaneer - a bucco - through and through. I'm the same old Ollie I was years ago. Ollie Reed doesn't change.
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One day I should like to live in Ireland. I love the Irish, the more I see of other races the more I believe the Irish are the only real people left, and apart from that they have space and clear air in which to wander and think and to feel free.
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I like the effect drink has on me. What's the point of staying sober?
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I have made many serious statements -- I just can't remember any of them. I guess they mustn't have been very important.
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There is, of course, a world of difference between cricket and the movie business . . . I suppose doing a love scene with Raquel Welch roughly corresponds to scoring a century before lunch.
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Filmography
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