Category: Winter Project: Classic Male Actors

Burton: Stage or Film Star?

In the late 1950s, Sir John Gielgud and Sir Laurence Olivier, so taken by Richard Burton‘s voice and acting, proclaimed he could become the best stage actor of the 20th century. Being a film star seemed unseemly by comparison. Which would Burton rather be?… Continue Reading “Burton: Stage or Film Star?”

Gene Hackman: The French Connection & The Conversation

This year’s winter project featuring a classic male actor I am sketchy about is Gene Hackman. Based upon recommendations, I’m starting off with a strong pair that many have remarked were Gene’s best-known or favorite performance. Competing against The Last Picture Show at the 1972 Oscars, The French… Continue Reading “Gene Hackman: The French Connection & The Conversation”

Winter Project: The Final Five of Steve McQueen

Thanks to everyone for joining me while I explored the filmography of actor Steve McQueen. The 60s and 70s movie icon had a slew of great films to his credit. Since both parents had died at age fifty, with a sardonic sense of humor,… Continue Reading “Winter Project: The Final Five of Steve McQueen”