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No time for a lot of research, but I'm thinking Sir Laurence Olivier.

 

 

 

No, not Sir Laurence. And I wonder which of his roles you consider "one of the most popular characters in film history."

 

 

Here is a new clue: I never won the Oscar, but two of my leading ladies were Oscar winners.

 

Who am I?

 

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Dan

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blue wrote:

 

That all depends on your definition of popular! A simple sorry, not the one, would suffice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, my definition of "one of the most popular characters in film history" would include an iconic figure. Someone like Santa Claus, or John McClane, or Indiana Jones. It could even include a character that was universally loved, though it appeared in only one film. Someone like Dorothy Gale from "The Wizard of Oz." Someone like that.

 

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Could you be George C. Scott?

 

 

No. Scott won the Oscar, didn't he? For "Patton" (1970)? I have already said that I did not win an Academy Award.

 

We're getting a little far from the original question, so I will post it here again.

 

 

 

Do you know me?

 

As a teenager I performed in classic plays, and when I made my formal stage debut, it was in a Shakespearean tragedy.

 

In films, I portrayed Jewish activists three times, in various conflicts.

 

In my most famous role, I portrayed one of the most popular characters in film history.

 

Additional clue: In one of my films, I played an admirer of Adolf Hitler.

 

Another clue: I never won the Oscar, but some of my leading ladies were Oscar winners.

 

And here is another clue, for Turkey Day:

 

I am still living, and still appearing in films.

 

Who am I?

 

Cheers,

Dan

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Are you Ben Kingsley?

 

 

 

 

 

Gregory Peck, George C. Scott, and now Ben Kingsley. These are all Oscar winners.

 

Why do you keep guessing actors that won the Oscar? I've already told you, I never won that award.

 

So no, on Ben Kingsley.

 

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Dan

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Are you PETER O'TOOLE?

 

Shakespearean actor

Played Alexander the Great

No Oscar, but nominated several times

Still going strong

Who could forget his Hitler admiring character in "The Night of the Generals"

Two oscar-winning leading ladies, Katharine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn(another clue:

two of his leading ladies had the same last name ;)

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> {quote:title=pastman wrote:}{quote}

> and.. I believe Mr. O'Toole still holds the record with 8 nominations - 0 awards. GO PETE!

 

He was, however, awarded an honorary Oscar. So even if he never won a competitive Oscar, he more than certainly deserved the honorary Oscar he was awarded.

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Bargar wrote:

 

Are you PETER O'TOOLE?

 

Shakespearean actor

Played Alexander the Great

No Oscar, but nominated several times

Still going strong

Who could forget his Hitler-admiring character in "The Night of the Generals"

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry, no.

 

Not O'Toole, despite "The Night of the Generals" (1967). O'Toole did play a fan of Hitler's in that film, and like me he never won the Academy Award. But he has a "special" Oscar. Nobody ever gave me that.

 

I notice that O'Toole's bio says he spent several years on-stage at the Bristol Old Vic. From that, one might conclude that his stage debut may have been in a Shakespearean tragedy, as mine definitely was. But what about the clue that in three different films, I played a Jewish activist? Can't find a credit for O'Toole that says that.

 

And remember, I said that in my most famous role, I portrayed one of the most popular characters in film history. Can't imagine that O'Toole's "T.E. Lawrence" is such an iconic figure as to be "one of the most popular in film history."

 

Here's a new clue: I have one child, a daughter.

 

Who am I?

 

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Dan

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Time's running out on this one.

 

I'd hate to have to pull the plug on this question, because I think it's a good one.

 

So I'll give you one last clue:

 

I said that in my most famous role, I portrayed one of the most popular characters in film history. Well, I played that character TWICE. The second film was a sequel to the first.

 

Who am I?

 

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Dan

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By George, I thought I had it!

 

The Oscar doesn't count, in my opinion, because he did not want it. He said he was waiting

for the real thing.

 

Alexander the Great - depends on your point of view.

 

As far as I am concern, we are dying a slow death. Pull the plug, already!!

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Was the character Abe Lincoln?

 

 

 

No, not Honest Abe.

 

I really thought some of our regulars -- mr6666, pastman, scsu1975, lavenderblue19, or the mysterious unclecharlie -- would come up with this one.

 

Do You Know Me?

 

As a teenager I performed in classic plays, and when I made my formal stage debut, it was in a Shakespearean tragedy.

 

In films, I portrayed Jewish activists three times, in various conflicts.

 

In my most famous role, I portrayed one of the most popular characters in film history. I played that character TWICE. The second film was a sequel to the first.

 

In one of my films, I played an admirer of Adolf Hitler.

 

I never won the Oscar, but some of my leading ladies were Oscar winners.

 

I am still living, and still appearing in films.

 

If you want to know the answer, tune in tomorrow and find out.

 

Same time, same station. (Unless my computer crashes.)

 

Cheers,

Dan

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Violets and pastman:

 

I've just edited my post of earlier today, to include a clue that I gave you all on November 27. That's Turkey Day, here in the USA. Sorry I forget to include it earlier. It is:

 

 

I am still living, and still appearing in films.

 

 

 

Who am I?

 

Cheers,

Dan

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Well, I'd say this question has run its course.

 

The correct answer is: Daniel Craig.

 

Made his formal stage debut in a Shakespearean tragedy:

*Agamemnon, in "Troilus and Cressida."*

 

Portrayed Jewish activists in three films:

*"Sorstalans?g" (2005) , "Munich" (2005), and "Defiance" (2008).*

 

Played an avid supporter of Adolf Hitler:

*"The Power of One" (1992)*.

 

Never won the Oscar, but played opposite Oscar-winning actresses:

*Cate Blanchett; Angelina Jolie; Judi Dench*.

 

In his most famous role, he portrayed one of the most popular characters in film history:

*Bond. James Bond.*

 

He played that role TWICE; the second film was a sequel to the first:

*"Casino Royale" (2006); "Quantum of Solace" (2008).*

 

To those of you who were kind enough to offer a guess, I thank you. Hope you had fun.

 

Cheers,

Dan

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Jenetico wrote:

 

 

Aha! I was trying to think of anyone from a major president or dictator to Jesus. I would never have thought of James Bond.

 

 

 

 

 

Well, Jenetico, thanks for replying. Would you like to pose the next question?

 

The board's yours, if you want it.

 

Cheers,

Dan

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