He played Julius Caesar in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Caesar and Cleopatra", at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada.
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[on turning down the role of Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy] I don't know why I turned it down. I think it had to do with spending four years in New Zealand. There's other countries I want to visit before I croak. But Ian McKellen
got the role and he was fantastic in it. He played the role really warm and kind and I hate the son-of-a-bitch!
Has won two Tony Awards: in 1974, as Best Actor (Musical), playing the title role in "Cyrano", and in 1997, as Best Actor (Play), playing the title role of John Barrymore
in "Barrymore". He has also been nominated for the Tony four other times: as Best Actor (Dramatic), in 1959 for "J.B.", and as Best Actor (Play), in 1982 for Shakespeare's "Othello", in 1994 for "No Man's Land", and in 2004 for ...
Rich smooth voice