8 Classic Movies Starring Alec Guinness

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Few would argue that Sir Alec Guinness was one of the finest British actors of his generation. Often mentioned in the same sentence as Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, and John Gielgud, Guinness was a classically trained performer who successfully transferred his gifts to the silver screen. He made his first significant film appearance under the direction of David Lean, with whom he would make eight films in five decades, a contentious relationship that led to Guinness winning an Oscar while making some of the best films of all time.

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8 Classic Movies Starring Alec Guinness


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