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Richard Harris

Born on October 1, 1932 in Limerick, Ireland
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Though he once declared, "I hate movies. They're a waste of time," Irish actor Richard Harris built a film career that lasted six decades and withstood a long fallow period in the 1970s and '80s. Read Full Biography
Year Award Category Movie Result
1990 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor The Field Nominated
1990 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy The Field Nominated
1967 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Camelot Won
1963 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor This Sporting Life Nominated
1963 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor This Sporting Life Won
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