Laurence Olivier

For those of you who don't know (and why would you unless you knew me when I first started acting) my idol, for lack of a better word, was the great Laurence Olivier.

It's funny actually if you ever speak with my friend Clif Morts, he'll regale you with endless stories of our conversations about Olivier and Brando (we even had Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali conversations so you know where this might be going).

When I was first bitten by the acting bug so to speak I was taken by the classics,  Shakespeare primarily.  I bought a book written by Olivier called ON ACTING.  

I devoured that book in short time.  From that moment I quite literal dove head first into anything I could get my hands on.

Over the next few weeks I'm going to share what I found along my journey.  I am by no means an Olivier expert but I can tell you how his works have impacted me as an artist and producer.

Plus there is an obvious tie in as Olivier played 'Maxim de Winter' in the film version of REBECCA.

Of course the irony of ironies is that I'm playing the George Sanders role 'Jack Favell' (which we'll also touch on at length) but Olivier's impact is nonetheless felt throughout and indeed affects every character in the film, including 'Favell.'

It is with this that I encourage you all to follow along this blog and let's dive into the world of one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.


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