Gregory Peck
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"Eldred Gregory Peck" was an American actor. One of the world's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s. His performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird (film)/To Kill a Mockingbird earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. He had also been nominated for an Oscar for the same category for The Keys of the Kingdom (film)/The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), The Yearling (film)/The Yearling (1946), Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and Twelve O'Clock High (1949). Other notable films he appeared in include Spellbound (1945 film)/Spellbound (1945), The Paradine Case (1947), Roman Holiday (1953), Moby Dick (1956 film)/Moby Dick (1956) (and its Moby Dick (1998 miniseries)/1998 miniseries of the same name), The Guns of Navarone (film)/The Guns of Navarone (1961), Cape Fear (1962 film)/Cape Fear (1962) (and its Cape Fear (1991 film)/1991 remake of the same name), How the West Was Won (film)/How the West Was Won (1962), The Omen (1976) and The Boys from Brazil (film)/The Boys from Brazil (1978).

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I expect that every Irish-American coming to Ireland says visiting makes them feel good to be here. But I feel drawn to Dingle, I feel a sense of coming home. For me that is what it is.

Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.

I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess.

My feeling about him is that the America that we have today, the freedoms we enjoy and the privileges we have, are really the reflection of Abe Lincoln's convictions, his vision, and his toughness.

I never liked the name Eldred. Since nobody knew me in New York, I just changed to my middle name.

Tough times don't last, tough people do, remember?

I'm not a do-gooder. It embarrassed me to be classified as a humanitarian. I simply take part in activities that I believe in.

There we were, hundreds of us lined up, waving at the great man as he tipped his hat to us. And that is the extent of my acquaintance with Albert Einstein.

What did I do in high school? I grew from 5 feet 4 inches to 6 feet 2 inches.