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Alec Guinness

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Alec Guinness Biography

 

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Alec Guinness powerful monologue - THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)

 

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Mark Hamill story about Sir Alec Guinness pranking an extra on Star Wars A New Hope

 

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Alec Guinness Wins Best Actor: 1958 Oscars

 

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Alec Guinness on Star Wars fans

Sir Alec Guinness, was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, Guinness was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), in which he played nine different characters, The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), for which he received his first Academy Award nomination, and The Ladykillers (1955). He collaborated six times with director David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai, Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), General Yevgraf Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Professor Godbole in A Passage to India (1984). He also portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy; for the original 1977 film, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 50th Academy Awards.
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