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  • Rex Harrison

    Born on March 5, 1908 in Huyton, Lancashire, England

awards & nominations

Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Rex Harrison as "Doctor John Dolittle"

Dr. John Dolittle (Rex Harrison) lives in a small English village where he specializes in caring for and verbally communicating with animals. When Dr. Dolittle is unjustly sent to an insane asylum for freeing a lovesick seal from captivity, his animals and two closest human friends, Matthew Mugg (Anthony Newley) and Tommy Stubbins (William Dix), liberate him. Afterward, they join Emma Fairfax (Samantha Eggar) and set out by boat to find a famed and elusive creature: the Great Pink Sea Snail.

Golden Globe (1967) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Rex Harrison as "Pope Julius II"

During the Italian Renaissance, Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison) contracts the influential artist Michelangelo (Charlton Heston) to sculpt 40 statues for his tomb. When the pope changes his mind and asks the sculptor to paint a mural in the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo doubts his painting skills and abandons the project. Divine inspiration returns Michelangelo to the mural, but his artistic vision clashes with the pope's demanding personality and threatens the success of the historic painting.

Golden Globe (1965) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Cleopatra (1963)

Rex Harrison as "Julius Caesar"

"Cleopatra" is a lengthy, sprawling, spectacular love story, helmed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, depicting Cleopatra's manipulation of Julius Caesar and Marc Antony in her ill-fated attempt to save the Egyptian empire. This threesome in one of the most famous and gloriously powerful love triangles ever to be captured on film.

Academy Award (1963) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1963) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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