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Sir Alec Guinness, (2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor. After an early career on the stage he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He is also known...Wikipedia

Age: 86 (age at death)
Born: 2nd April, 1914, Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 5th August, 2000, Midhurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Nationality: British
Claim to Fame: Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars Movies

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[Asked if Star Wars (1977) had made him a fortune]: Yes, blessed be "Star Wars". But two-thirds of that went to the Inland Revenue and a sizable sum on VAT. No complaints. Let me leave it by saying I can live for the rest of my life in the reasonably modest way I am now used to, that I have no debts and I can afford to refuse work that doesn`t appeal to me.

 

[while considering doing Star Wars (1977)]: Science fiction - which gives me pause - but it is to be directed by George Lucas, who did American Graffiti (1973), which makes me think I should. Big part. Fairytale rubbish, but could be interesting.

 

Guinness was a member of the Old Vic group organized by John Gielgud in the early '30s, which also included, among others, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Quayle, and Peggy Ashcroft.

 

He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture.

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