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Richard Burton

Richard Burton young

Birth Date

November 10, 1925


United Kingdom

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark brown

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5 ft 10 in | 178 cm

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8.5 US | 42 EU

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Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Richard Burton was born in Pontrhydyfen, United Kingdom, on 10 November 1925, was an Welsh actor. Young Richard Burton began his acting career on stage (1944). He made his big screen debut in British drama film The Last Days of Dolwyn (1949) in role as Gareth Richard. Burton's breakthrough performance came as Philip Ashley in his Hollywood debut in mystery romance film My Cousin Rachel (1952) opposite Olivia de Havilland, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in movies:

The Robe (1953) Biblical epic in role as Marcellus Gallio

Becket (1964) drama in role as Thomas Becket

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) Cold War spy in role as Alec Leamas

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) black comedy drama in role as George

Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) drama romance in role as King Henry VIII

Equus (1977) drama in role as Martin Dysart

Successful films

Alexander the Great (1956) epic historical drama in role as Alexander the Great

Where Eagles Dare (1968) drama action opposite Clint Eastwood

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) dystopian science fiction opposite John Hurt

Cleopatra (1963) epic historical drama with Elizabeth Taylor

The Night of the Iguana (1964) drama opposite Ava Gardner

The Taming of the Shrew (1967) romantic comedy with Elizabeth Taylor

The Wild Geese (1978) thriller action opposite Roger Moore and Richard Harris

The Desert Rats (1953) drama war with James Mason

Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) horror opposite Linda Blair and Max von Sydow

The Sandpiper (1965) drama with Elizabeth Taylor and Charles Bronson


He and Elizabeth Taylor starred together in 11 movies.

Was a close friends of actor Humphrey Bogart and president of Yugoslavia, Marshall Josip Broz Tito.

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 1, 2013, next to Elizabeth Taylor's star.

He was married 5 times, twice to Elizabeth Taylor and had 3 children.

He was honored with a Special Tony Award in 1976.

Was a fan of baseball.

He won Tony Award for his role as King Arthur in a musical Camelot (1961).

Burton died on August 5, 1984, Céligny, Switzerland, at age of 58.


When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.

(on Elizabeth Taylor) I might run from her for a thousand years and she is still my baby child. Our love is so furious that we burn each other out.

An actor is something less than a man, while an actress is something more than a woman.

You may be as vicious about me as you please. You will only do me justice.

All great art comes from people who are either ugly or have a terrible inferiority complex. I know no one who is beautiful and produces art.

Albert Finney is the greatest actor in the world. Then Peter O'Toole. Marlon Brando, Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud belong to another time and place. They're immortal, but remote from the rest of us. Sean Connery is vastly underrated. I would like to do a play with Michael Caine, whom I respect. I like Alan Bates. Frank Finlay is a hard man to follow in the second act. Unbeatable self-discipline.