Alec Guinness, Best Actor 1957: MovieMonday.com

THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

(War/Drama - NR)

Sir Alec Guinness received his Oscar for playing Colonel Nicholson who is obsessed with building the bridge to prove that his men are superior to the Japanese.


ABOUT SIR ALEC GUINNESS (1914 - August 2000)

Distinguished British stage actor who started acting in films when he was in his late forties.

Alec Guinness was knighted, in 1958, by Queen Elizabeth in appreciation of his talents.

In 1979 Alec Guinness received an Honorary Award for advancing the art of screen acting through a host of memorable and distinguished performances.

Alec Guinness was also nominated for:

THE LAVENDER HILL MOB (52 - Actor)
STAR WARS (77 - Supporting Actor)
LITTLE DORRIT (88 - Supporting Actor)

His other credits include:

OLIVER TWIST
KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (playing eight roles)
THE MUDLARK
THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT
THE CARD
FATHER BROWN
THE LADYKILLERS
OUR MAN IN HAVANA
TUNES OF GLORY
A MAJORITY OF ONE
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
CROMWELL
STAR WARS
LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY
A PASSAGE TO INDIA

Alec Guinness' television credits include:

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
SMILEY'S PEOPLE