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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Alec Guinness on intellect, acting, critical, bearing, voice, lucky, actor, heaven, theater, ego, fools, and play.

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Quick Facts

Famous As: Actor

Born On: April 2, 1914

Died On: August 5, 2000

Born In: Maida Vale

Died At Age: 86

Alec Guinness was an eminent English actor. He started his career as a stage actor and later featured in a number of ‘Ealing Comedies’ like ‘Kind Hearts and Coronets’ and ‘The Ladykillers,’ playing nine distinct characters. Guinness was renowned for his partnership with David Lean, and also for appearing as Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas’s original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy. He earned an ‘Academy Award’ nomination in the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ category for the same. He bagged in a number of awards and accolades including, a ‘BAFTA Award,’ an ‘Academy Award,’ a ‘Tony Award,’ and a ‘Golden Globe.’ Besides being knighted for his services , he was also awarded a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame.’ Go through the most famous sayings and quotes by Alec Guinness. Let us browse through some inspiring and meaningful quotes and thoughts by Alec Guinness.

The point of a knighthood for British actors is to enable them to play butlers.

Alec Guinness

I neither suffer myself, nor other fools, gladly.

Alec Guinness

My contribution to film has always been negligible.

Alec Guinness

That's no moon. It's a space station

Alec Guinness

Best performance of the year: Aston Villa v. Milan, September 1994

Alec Guinness

Essentially, I'm a small-part actor who's been lucky enough to play leading roles for most of his life.

Alec Guinness

I shrivel up every time someone mentions Star Wars to me.

Alec Guinness

A person who is keen to shake your hand usually has something up his sleeve.

Alec Guinness

There seems to be no end to the senseless wickedness done on this little planet in a minor solar system, and we puny mortals appear to be decreasing in importance so far as the universe is concerned.

Alec Guinness

An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.

Alec Guinness