"Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov", Commander of the Order of the British Empire/CBE was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, Theatre director/theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, Newspaper columnist/newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, and television presenter. A noted wit and raconteur, he was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits for much of his career. He was also a respected intellectual and diplomat who, in addition to his various academic posts, served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist Movement.
Ustinov was the winner of numerous awards over his life, including two Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor/Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards for acting, a Grammy Award for best recording for children, as well as the recipient of governmental honours from, amongst others, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. He displayed a unique cultural versatility that has frequently earned him the accolade of a Polymath/Renaissance man. Miklós Rózsa, composer of the music for Quo Vadis (1951 film)/Quo Vadis and of numerous concert works, dedicated his String Quartet No. 1, Op. 22 (1950) to Ustinov.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actors! More Peter Ustinov on Wikipedia.