Laurence Olivier
12 Nominations / 2 Wins
Role Actor
Born May 22, 1907
Dorking, Surrey, England, UK
Died July 11, 1989

Laurence Olivier was a British actor, director, and producer. One of the most famous and revered actors of the 20th century,] he was the youngest actor to be knighted as a Knight Bachelor and the first to be elevated to the peerage. Actor Spencer Tracy stated that Olivier was "the greatest actor in the English-speaking world". Olivier played a wide variety of roles on stage and screen from Greek tragedy, Shakespeare and Restoration comedy to modern American and British drama.


21st Academy Awards, 1948
Best ActorHamlet
Best PictureHamlet

Special and Honorary Awards

19th Academy Awards, 1947
Special Award to Laurence Olivier for his outstanding achievement as actor, producer and director in bringing Henry V to the screen.
51st Academy Awards, 1978
Honorary Award to Laurence Olivier for the full body of his work, for the unique achievements of his entire career and his lifetime of contribution to the art of film.


12th Academy Awards, 1939
Best ActorWuthering Heights
13th Academy Awards, 1940
Best ActorRebecca
19th Academy Awards, 1946
Best ActorHenry V
21st Academy Awards, 1948
Best ActorHamlet
Best DirectorHamlet
Best PictureHamlet
29th Academy Awards, 1956
Best ActorRichard III
33rd Academy Awards, 1960
Best ActorThe Entertainer
38th Academy Awards, 1965
Best ActorOthello
45th Academy Awards, 1972
Best ActorSleuth
49th Academy Awards, 1976
Best Supporting ActorMarathon Man
51st Academy Awards, 1978
Best ActorThe Boys from Brazil

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