An English actor, widely considered one of the best actors of the twentieth century. Olivier is best known for his deep, subtle interpretations of the characters of William Shakespeare. Several of his Shakespeare performances have been filmed. He won an Academy Award in the 1940s for his portrayal of the title character in a film version of Hamlet.
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He [Olivier] filled the screen quite easily and still remained naturalistic.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His first theater role was as Friar Laurence in a UVA production of Romeo and Juliet.Ben McKenzie’s Journey From Reluctant Teen Idol on ‘The O.C.’ to Sheriff of ‘Gotham’|Marlow Stern|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1907, Picasso was courting his first great love, Fernande Olivier.
“Olivier has done great work at Theory,” Andrew Rosen, the brand's chief executive officer, told WWD.Andrej Pejic Cast In Sophia Coppola's ‘The Little Mermaid’; Kendall Jenner Lands Givenchy Campaign|The Fashion Beast Team|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The film won four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Olivier.
John Laurence Berti, a learned monk of Tuscany, died; author of about 20 quarto volumes of divinity.
Laurence de Cinq-Cygne struggled valiantly against a cunning and redoubtable police-agency, the soul of which was Corentin.
Laurence Corsini was elected pope by the conclave, after it had sat four months.
Olivier held his peace, and already was King Hugo rejoiced at heart to think his new son-in-law's head must fall.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France
An old and trusted servant, thoroughly devoted to his mistress, Laurence de Cinq-Cygne, whose fortunes he had always followed.