Movie Fact #202 - May 12th, 2021

 

Despite being in his early 70's when production occurred for the 1979 film A Little Romance, Sir Laurence Olivier wanted to do his own stunts despite his infirmity. One such stunt involved a bicycle and director George Roy Hill had a specially designed bicycle built for Olivier, which had a motor that drove it, making the cyclist appear to be pedaling. However, Olivier wouldn't stand for this, and when Hill was away, he got on the real bike and rode down a hill on his own, proving his cycling competency. And that is just a small part of why Olivier was considered one of the greats. He never saw a challenge he wouldn't overcome for his performance. Stay tuned!

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