Laurence Olivier Net Worth: Laurence Olivier was an English actor, director and producer who had a net worth of $20 million. Laurence Olivier was born May 22, 1907, Dorking, United Kingdom. Laurence Olivier is considered one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. Though he was based in England, Olivier made a significant number of Hollywood films. He was nominated for Academy Awards as either an actor, producer or director twelve times, winning twice, and was also honored with two special Oscars. Olivier appeared in more than 120 stage roles, nearly 60 films and more than 15 television productions. The son of a clergyman, Olivier was well educated and introduced to the arts at an early age. He made his acting debut at 15 at All Saints Choir School. He performed in Shakespearean and other classical roles while in training. Olivier joined The Birmingham Repertory company in 1926 and also acted on Broadway, where he was recognized by the American film industry. By the time Olivier appeared in Fire Over England, he was a hot commodity, made even hotter by his well-publicized affair with his costar, Vivien Leigh. Both Olivier and Leigh were married to other people at the time, but later freed themselves to marry each other, a union that lasted over 20 years. Olivier went on to star as Heathclifff in the unconventional romantic story Wuthering Heights (1939) and became an international matinee idol. Olivier's most productive period came from directing and producing, which he did while also starring in Henry V (1944) and Hamlet (1948). He won Best Film and Best Actor awards for Hamlet from the Academy. Burdened by ill health issues for more than a decade, Olivier fought cancer and other ailments while still working at a furious pace. He was knighted in 1947 and in 1970 he was made Baron Olivier of Brighton for services to the theater. Additionally, in 1981, he was given the Order of Merit. In America, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed its version of knighthood on Lord Larry, awarding him a special Oscar "for the full body of his work, the unique achievement of his entire career and his lifetime of contribution to the art of film." On July 11, 1989, at the age of 82, "Sir" Laurence Olivier passed away in Ashurst, West Sussex, England of renal failure.
Laurence Olivier Net Worth
Date of Birth
May 22, 1907 (108 years old)
Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Television producer, Voice Actor
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
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