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Movie Fact #124 - December 19th, 2020

 

For the 1965 film Ship of Fools, actress Vivien Leigh was considered by producer Stanley Kramer from the beginning to star in the film as Mary Treadwell, despite initially unaware of her fragile mental and physical health. However, she took on what would turn out to be her final film. Kramer later remembered her courage in taking on the difficult role:

"She was ill, and the courage to go ahead, the courage to make the film-was almost unbelievable."

Leigh's performance was notably tinged by paranoia but it resulted in outbursts off-camera that marred her relationship with other actors. Luckily, her co-stars Simone Signoret and Lee Marvin were sympathetic and understanding. In Marvin's case that is particularly impressive given, in one unusual instance, she hit Marvin so hard with a spiked shoe that it marked his face. Now that's a strong working relationship! Stay tuned!

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@Rambo: Wow...I don’t know who more to admire. Straczynski for caring about O’Hare so much to the point he was willing to shut down the show to help him or O’Hare hanging in there to finish the season so the show could go on without him.

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Rambo
Rambo
22 dic 2020

Yep. Look here - https://youtu.be/AwyAo_YjtdM

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@Rambo: Did he have mental illness too? “Babylon 5” is one of the few I haven’t gotten to see yet. Doesn’t seem to be on any of the streaming services.

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Rambo
21 dic 2020

Reminds me the case of Michael o'hare - the original commander of Babylon 5

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