Alec Guinness
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"Sir Alec Guinness", was a well-known and largely respected English actor. After an early career on the stage he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He is also known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946 film)/Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948 film)/Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Faisal I of Iraq/Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia (film)/Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Yevgraf in Doctor Zhivago (film)/Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Professor Godbole in A Passage to India (film)/A Passage to India (1984). He is also known for his portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas’s original Star Wars#Original trilogy/Star Wars trilogy, receiving a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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