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Don Ignacio pays tribute to:

Paul Scofield

(January 21, 1922- )

Paul Scofield's reputation in the theater is legendary being known as one of the most distinguished Shakespeare interpreters ever. Scofield starred in more than eighty stage roles throughout his vast career. While Scofield's cinema career is a success story, his appearances were limited somewhat due to his rather "jagged" facial qualities. He first starred in That Lady (1955), then in Carve Her Name With Pride (1958), and The Train (1965). It was his fourth starring role, in the excellent A Man For All Seasons (1966) where he became internationally famous having deservedly won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Despite his success, his film career only slightly picked up (he was still starring in theater productions). He starred in Bartleby (1970), Scorpio (1973), and When the Whales Came (1989). In the 80's most of Scofield's cinema appearances were in television movies such as 1919 (1984), Anna Karina (1985), and The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988). His vast Shakespearian fame in the theater ended up paying off in film when he starred in King Lear (1971), Henry V (1989), and Hamlet (1990). Most recently, Scofield played Mark Van Doren in Quiz Show (1994), and Judge John Danforth in The Crucible (1996).

Full filmography:

That Lady (1955)

Carve Her Name With Pride (1958)

The Train (1965)

A Man For All Seasons (1966)

Tell Me Lies (1968)

Bartleby (1969)

King Lear (1971)

Scorpio (1973)

A Delicate Balance (1973)

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980)

1919 (1984)

Anna Karenina (1985)

King Lear (1987)

The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)

When the Whales Came (1989)

Henry V (1989)

Hamlet (1990)

Mr. Corbett's Ghost (1990)

Utz (1993)

Quiz Show (1994)

The Crucible (1996)

Animal Farm (1999)

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