Laurence Olivier: legendary thespian and cussin'-machine.
While reading Boze Hadleigh's highly entertaining behind-the-glamor tell-all, BROADWAY BABYLON (2007, Back Stage Books), among the million other classic tidbits I was delighted to find this bit of erudite commentary from the late Sir Laurence Olivier:
“How dare you call yourself an actor? You’re not even a bad actor. You can’t act at all, you fucking stupid hopeless sniveling little cunt-faced cunty fucking shit-faced arsehole.” — Laurence Olivier to Laurence Harvey at a dinner party after Harvey criticized John Gielgud’s acting, as quoted by Harvey’s biographer and sister-in-law, Anne Sinai.
And the rest of the book is equally memorable. Get yours today!