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Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness
  • Career: Actor
  • Top celebrities: 1866
  • BirthDate: 1914, 02 of April , Marylebone, London, England, UK
  • Spouse: Merula Salaman (20 June 1938 - 5 August 2000) (his death) 1 child
  • Zodiac sign: Aries
  • Facts of life

    Alec Guinness

    Alec Guinness is a talented British actor along with professions like directing and script writing. He was born in the great city of Paddington, London, England on 2 April 1914. Having his acting career started in a young age of 18, he is also highly involved in philanthropy and many social welfare causes. Alec Guinness started his career with some popular TV shows like BC Afterschool Special, and Entourage. In later years, he received offers of some low-budget movies which ultimately turned into a great decision for his as the next stop for this young actor was Hollywood. Having worked in many popular and commercially successful national movies like F.I.S.T., Jokes My Folks Told Me, Less Than Zero, Point Break, Wicked, Changing Fashions, The Chase and many other movies, he gained nationwide recognition. His work life in acting runs sidelined by his profession as a rock artist and songwriting.

  • Awards: Nominated Oscar - 1989 for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role for:Little Dorrit (1988)."
    Won Honorary Award - 1980 for "For advancing the art of screen acting through a host of memorable and distinguished performances."
    Nominated Oscar - 1978 for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role for:Звёздные войны. Эпизод 4: Новая надежда (1977)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1959 for "Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium for:The Horse's Mouth (1958)."
    Won Oscar - 1958 for "Best Actor in a Leading Role for:The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). Alec Guinness was not present at the awards ceremony. Jean Simmons accepted the award on his behalf."
    Nominated Oscar - 1953 for "Best Actor in a Leading Role for:The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)."
    Won Saturn Award - 1978 for "Best Supporting Actor for:Звёздные войны. Эпизод 4: Новая надежда (1977)."
    Won Academy Fellowship - 1989 for ""
    Nominated BAFTA TV Award - 1986 for "Best Actor for:"Great Performances" (1971). For episode "Monsignor Quixote (#15.1)"."
    Won BAFTA TV Award - 1983 for "Best Actor for:"Smiley's People" (1982)."
    Won BAFTA TV Award - 1980 for "Best Actor for:"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" (1979)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1961 for "Best British Actor for:Tunes of Glory (1960)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1960 for "Best British Screenplay for:The Horse's Mouth (1958)."
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1958 for "Best British Actor for:The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1956 for "Best British Actor for:The Prisoner (1955)."
    Won Honorary Golden Berlin Bear - 1988 for ""
    Won Broadcasting Press Guild Award - 1980 for "Best Actor for:"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" (1979)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1983 for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special for:"Smiley's People" (1982). (Syndicated)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1960 for "Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor (Lead or Support) for:"Startime" (1959/I). (NBC). For episode "The Wicked Scheme of Jebal Deeks (#1.6)". (Shown within "Startime" (1959/I))."
    Won Life Achievement Award - 1996 for ""
    Won Special Award - 1995 for ""
    Won Evening Standard British Film Award - 1979 for "Best Actor for:Звёздные войны. Эпизод 4: Новая надежда (1977)."
    Won Gala Tribute - 1987 for ""
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1989 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for:Little Dorrit (1988)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1978 for "Best Motion Picture Actor in a Supporting Role for:Звёздные войны. Эпизод 4: Новая надежда (1977)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1958 for "Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama for:The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)."
    Won Silver Ribbon - 1952 for "Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) for:The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)."
    Won KCFCC Award - 1968 for "Best Supporting Actor for:The Comedians (1967). Tied with Robert Shaw for A Man for All Seasons (1966)."
    3rd place Golden Laurel - 1959 for "Top Male Comedy Performance for:The Horse's Mouth (1958)."
    2nd place Golden Laurel - 1958 for "Top Male Dramatic Performance for:The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)."
    Won Special Achievement Award - 1990 for ""
    Won LAFCA Award - 1988 for "Best Supporting Actor for:Little Dorrit (1988)."
    Won NBR Award - 1957 for "Best Actor for:The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)."
    Won NBR Award - 1950 for "Best Actor for:Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)."
    2nd place NSFC Award - 1989 for "Best Supporting Actor for:Little Dorrit (1988)."
    2nd place NYFCC Award - 1988 for "Best Supporting Actor for:A Handful of Dust (1988) and Little Dorrit (1988)."
    2nd place NYFCC Award - 1958 for "Best Actor for:The Horse's Mouth (1958)."
    Won NYFCC Award - 1957 for "Best Actor for:The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)."
    2nd place NYFCC Award - 1955 for "Best Actor for:The Prisoner (1955)."
    2nd place NYFCC Award - 1951 for "Best Actor for:The Man in the White Suit (1951) and The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)."
    2nd place NYFCC Award - 1949 for "Best Actor for:Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)."
    Won Sant Jordi - 1961 for "Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero) for:The Horse's Mouth (1958) and The Prisoner (1955)."
    Won Sant Jordi - 1959 for "Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero) for:The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)."
    Won Volpi Cup - 1958 for "Best Actor for:The Horse's Mouth (1958)."
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - 1960 for "Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 1559 Vine Street."
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - ???? for "Motion Picture At 1551 Vine Street."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 258
  • Salary: Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) £6,000
    The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) £6,000
    Star Wars - Episode IV: Eine neue Hoffnung (1977) $150,000 + 2% of profits
    Little Dorrit (1988) £180,000
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Also born in April 1912-1919