Richard Burton, CBE, geboren als Richard Walter Jenkins jr., war ein britischer Schauspieler. Burton, der zunächst als Shakespeare-Darsteller hervortrat, gilt als einer der bedeutendsten englischsprachigen Bühnenschauspieler. Richard Burton, CBE (* November in Pontrhydyfen, Wales; † 5. August in Genf, Schweiz), geboren als Richard Walter Jenkins jr., war ein. Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG (* März in Torquay, Devonshire, nach anderen Quellen in Barham House, Hertfordshire, England; † Oktober. Mehr als 70 Filme hat Richard Burton gedreht, Meisterwerke und Filme, die nur sein Name schmückt. Als einer der besten Charakterdarsteller. Richard Burton wurde am November als Richard Jenkins und Sohn einer armen Waliser Bergarbeiterfamilie in Pontrhydyfen (Großbritannien) geboren.
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At first, Burton refused to play Coriolanus as he didn't like the character's initial disdain for the poor and the downtrodden.
Michael Benthall , who was renowned for his association with Tyrone Guthrie in a production of Hamlet , sought Philip's help to entice Burton into accepting it.
Philip convinced Burton by making him realise that it was Coriolanus' "lack of ambivalence" which made him an admirable character.
Hardy thought Burton's Hamlet was "too strong" but that "His Coriolanus is quite easily the best I've ever seen.
On the poet's death on 9 November , he wrote an essay about him and took the time to do a BBC Radio play on one of his final works, Under Milk Wood , where he voiced the First Voice in an all-Welsh cast.
The personal magnetism Richard had on the sound stage didn't come through the camera. The film flopped at the box office and has since been described as "the first flop in CinemaScope".
Rossen planned to cast Burton in Alexander the Great as the eponymous character. Burton accepted Rossen's offer after the director reassured him he had been studying the Macedonian king for two years to make sure the film was historically accurate.
The film reunited Burton with Bloom and it was also the first film he made with her. After the completion of Alexander the Great , Burton had high hopes for a favourable reception of the "intelligent epic", and went back to complete his next assignment for Fox, Jean Negulesco 's The Rains of Ranchipur The Benthall-directed production opened in December to glowing reviews and was a much-needed triumph for Burton.
Burton's progress as an actor is such that already he is able to make good all the lacks of a few short years ago There now appears a romantic sense of a high kingly mission and the clear cognisance of the capacity to fulfil it As Othello, Burton received both praise for his dynamism and criticism with being less poetical with his dialogues, while he was acclaimed as Iago.
Burton's stay at The Old Vic was cut short when he was approached by the Italian neorealist director Roberto Rossellini for Fox's Sea Wife , a drama set in World War II about a nun and three men marooned on an island after the ship they travel on is torpedoed by a U-boat.
Joan Collins , who played the nun, was his co-star. Burton's role was that of an RAF officer who develops romantic feelings for the nun.
He could not return to the UK because of his self-imposed exile from taxation, and his fortunes in film were dwindling. Burton next featured as Jimmy Porter, "an angry young man" role, in the film version of John Osborne 's play Look Back in Anger , a gritty drama about middle-class life in the British Midlands, directed by Tony Richardson , again with Claire Bloom as co-star.
Biographer Bragg observed that Look Back in Anger "had defined a generation, provided a watershed in Britain's view of itself and brought [Osborne] into the public prints as a controversial, dangerous figure".
I am for the first time ever looking forward to seeing a film in which I play. Burton voiced one of the conspirators, Caesar von Hofacker.
In , Burton appeared in two films for Warner Bros. Olivier pointed out this salary was good and that he should accept the offer.
The show's running time was nearly five hours. Burton's intense preparation and competitive desire to succeed served him well. According to Lerner, "he kept the boat from rocking, and Camelot might never have reached New York if it hadn't been for him".
However, on the whole the play initially received mixed reviews on its opening at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway and was slow to earn money.
Kennedy , who was then the President of the United States, reportedly enjoyed the play and invited Burton to the White House for a visit.
Mankiewicz 's magnum opus Cleopatra. The gigantic scale of the film's troubled production, Taylor's bouts of illness and fluctuating weight, Burton's off-screen relationship with the actress, which he gave the sardonic nickname "Le Scandale" all generated enormous publicity;  [p] Life magazine proclaimed it the "Most Talked About Movie Ever Made".
According to Alpert, at their first meeting on the set while posing for their publicity photographs, Burton said, "Has anyone ever told you that you're a very pretty girl?
All that changed when, in their first scene together, Burton was shaky and forgot his lines, and she soothed and helped him; it was at this instance, according to Taylor, that she fell for him.
Do you want to be a great actor or a household word? Burton replied "Both". Cleopatra was finally released on 11 June with a run time of minutes, to polarising reviews.
The studio sued Burton and Taylor for allegedly damaging the film's prospects at the box office with their behaviour, but it proved unsuccessful.
The film marked the beginning of a series of collaborations with Taylor, in addition to making Burton one of the Top 10 box office draws until Both Alpert and historian Alex von Tunzelmann noted Burton gave an effective, restrained performance, contrasting with co-actor and friend Peter O'Toole 's manic portrayal of Henry.
Box Office". During the production of Becket , Burton went to watch Gielgud perform in the stage adaptation of Thornton Wilder 's novel, The Ides of March.
There he was confronted by Gielgud who asked what Burton planned to do as a part of the celebration of Shakespeare's quatercentenary.
Burton told him he was approached by theatrical producer Alexander H. Cohen to do Hamlet in New York City. Burton had accepted Cohen's offer under the condition that Gielgud would direct it, which he convened to him.
Gielgud agreed and soon production began in January after Burton had completed his work in Becket and The Night of the Iguana. Unaccustomed to this freedom, the cast found it hard to select the appropriate clothes and wore different attire day by day.
After the first performance in Toronto, Gielgud decreed that the actors must wear capes as he felt it "lacked colour".
In addition to being the play's director, Gielgud appeared as the Ghost of Hamlet's father. His acting is a technician's marvel.
His voice has gem-cutting precision. Burton helped Taylor make her stage debut in A Poetry Reading , a recitation of poems by the couple as well as anecdotes and quotes from the plays Burton had participated in thus far.
The idea was conceived by Burton as a benefit performance for his mentor Philip, whose conservatory, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy , had fallen short of funds.
After Hamlet came to a close in August , Burton and Taylor continued making films together. The first film after their marriage, The Sandpiper , was poorly received but still became a commercially successful venture.
Martin Ritt , the film's director and producer, wanted Burton's character to exhibit more anonymity, which meant no display of eloquent speeches or intense emotional moments.
Croce of Slant Magazine describing Burton's performance as more of "tragic patsy than swashbuckler" and believed his scenes with Werner "have sharp doses of suspicion, cynicism and sadness".
Jack Lemmon was offered the role initially, but when he turned it down, Warner Bros. Instead, it proved to be what Alpert described as "the summit of both Richard's and Elizabeth's careers".
The film's script, adapted from Albee's play by Ernest Lehman , broke new ground for its raw language and harsh depiction of marriage.
Kaufman observed Burton to be "utterly convincing as a man with a great lake of nausea in him, on which he sails with regret and compulsive amusement", and Taylor "does the best work of her career, sustained and urgent".
Irving Wardle of The Times called it "University drama at its worst" while the American newspaper columnist John Crosby , in his review for The Observer , lauded Burton's speech where he asks God to be merciful, stating that: "It takes a great actor to deliver that speech without wringing a strangled sob of laughter out of one.
But Burton did it. He also co-produced the film with Taylor and Coghill; it was critically panned and was a box office failure. Zeffirelli recalled that Taylor, who had no prior experience performing in a Shakespeare play, "gave the more interesting performance because she invented the part from scratch".
Of Burton, the director felt he was, to an extent, "affected by his knowledge of the classics". Burton had an international box-office hit with The Wild Geese , an adventure tale about mercenaries in Africa.
The film was a success in Europe but had only limited distribution in the United States owing to the collapse of the studio that distributed it.
According to the film's director, Michael Radford , Paul Scofield was originally contracted to play the part, but had to withdraw due to a broken leg; Sean Connery, Marlon Brando and Rod Steiger were all approached before Burton was cast.
He had "heard stories" about Burton's heavy drinking, which had concerned the producers. After his death, Burton was replaced by Edward Fox , and the character changed to Faulkner's younger brother.
Burton was married five times, twice consecutively to Taylor. Their first wedding was at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Montreal.
This marriage will last forever. She has wonderful eyes, but she has a double chin and an overdeveloped chest, and she's rather short in the leg.
From until his death in , Burton was married to make-up artist Sally Hay. As a result, he consulted with his lawyer, Aaron Frosch, who suggested he move to Switzerland where the tax payment was comparatively less.
The injury left him paralysed from the neck down. His younger brother Graham Jenkins opined it may have been guilt over this that caused Burton to start drinking very heavily, particularly after Ifor died in In a February interview with his friend, David Lewin, he said he "tried" homosexuality.
He also suggested that perhaps all actors were latent homosexuals , and "we cover it up with drink ". Burton was a heavy smoker.
In a December interview with Sir Ludovic Kennedy , Burton admitted he was smoking 60— cigarettes per day. In November , Burton was banned permanently from BBC productions for writing two newspaper articles questioning the sanity of Winston Churchill and others in power during World War II — Burton reported hating them "virulently" for the alleged promise to wipe out all Japanese people on the planet.
He admired Democratic Senator Robert F. Kennedy [ citation needed ] and once got into a sonnet-quoting contest with him. While filming in Yugoslavia he publicly proclaimed that he was a communist , saying he felt no contradiction between earning vast sums of money for films and holding left-wing views since "unlike capitalists, I don't exploit other people".
Burton courted further controversy in when he wrote an unsolicited article for The Observer about his friend and fellow Welsh thespian Stanley Baker, who had recently died from pneumonia at the age of 48; the article upset Baker's widow with its depiction of her late husband as an uncultured womaniser.
Melvyn Bragg, in the notes of his Richard Burton: A Life , says that Burton told Laurence Olivier around of his unfulfilled plans to make his own film of Macbeth with Elizabeth Taylor, knowing that this would hurt Olivier because he had failed to gain funding for his own cherished film version more than a decade earlier.
On his religious views, Burton was an atheist, stating, "I wish I could believe in a God of some kind but I simply cannot.
Burton admired and was inspired by the actor and dramatist Emlyn Williams. He employed his son, Brook Williams , as his personal assistant and adviser, and he was given small roles in some of the films in which Burton starred.
Burton was an alcoholic who reportedly nearly died in from excessive drinking. According to biographer Robert Sellers, "At the height of his boozing in the mids he was knocking back three to four bottles of hard liquor a day.
Burton was allegedly inebriated while making the movie, and many of his scenes had to be filmed with him sitting or lying down due to his inability to stand upright.
In some scenes, he appears to slur his words or speak incoherently. Burton himself said of the time leading up to his near loss of life, "I was fairly sloshed for five years.
I was up there with John Barrymore and Robert Newton. The ghosts of them were looking over my shoulder. Burton said that he turned to the bottle for solace "to burn up the flatness, the stale, empty, dull deadness that one feels when one goes offstage".
The biography by Melvyn Bragg provides a detailed description of the many health issues that plagued Burton throughout his life. In his youth, Burton was a star athlete and well known for his athletic abilities and strength.
By the age of 41, he had declined so far in health that by his own admission his arms were thin and weak. He suffered from bursitis , possibly aggravated by faulty treatment, arthritis , dermatitis , cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease, as well as developing, by his mid-forties, a pronounced limp.
How much of this was due to his intake of alcohol is impossible to ascertain, according to Bragg, because of Burton's reluctance to be treated for alcohol addiction.
In , Burton spent six weeks in a clinic to recuperate from a period during which he had drunk three bottles of vodka a day. He was also a chain smoker, with an intake of between three and five packs a day for most of his adult life.
Health issues continued to plague him until his death at the age of As early as March , he had been warned that his liver was enlarged, and he was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and kidney disease in April Burton was buried with a copy of Dylan Thomas' poems.
The bulk of his estate consisted of real estate, investments in three countries and works of art. The bulk of his estate was bequeathed to his widow.
For his contributions to cinema, Burton was inducted posthumously into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in with a motion pictures star located at Hollywood Boulevard.
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Sybil Williams m. Elizabeth Taylor m. Suzy Miller m. Sally Hay m. One day in when Richard [Burton] was playing in Hamlet on Broadway, he and I were interviewed jointly in a private corner of an Eighth Avenue bar and restaurant much frequented by theatre people.
We had a live audience of one, Richard's wife, Elizabeth Taylor. One of the questions aimed at me was, "How did you come to adopt him?
He needed me, and, as I realised later, he set out to get me. He was marvellous at rehearsals. There was the true theatrical instinct.
You only had to indicate — scarcely even that. He would get it and never changed it. She was so extraordinarily beautiful that I nearly laughed out loud [ She was a dark unyielding largesse.
She was, in short, too bloody much, and not only that, she was totally ignoring me. He had a theory that Hamlet could be played a hundred ways, and he tested every one of them.
Main article: Richard Burton on stage, screen, radio and record. Richard retaliated by simply walking out of the house, saying he wasn't coming back.
He stayed with Philip for a year from to The RAF officer who was to play the role of Angelo, was called back to active service and Burton was selected for the role.
Philip sent letters of advice to Burton on how to play Angelo and came to London to oversee the rehearsals. Burton and Summerfield played the roles of Morgan Evans and Bessie Watty respectively in both the versions.
Philip too, didn't want Burton "encumbered with a wife while making his way in the theater [ sic ]".
While rehearsing a scene with Scofield, Glenville found Burton to be "physically wrong" and that he did not reject him on the grounds of his talent.
Gielgud stated that he did not properly remember how Burton was selected as he was "in a hurry" to complete the casting process.
Gielgud found Burton "very striking to look at" and that he was quite "a dream Prince". Principal photography began in London in but had to be halted several times due to prevalent weather conditions.
After she recovered, Fox shifted the production to Rome. Mankiewicz was hired at Taylor's insistence. The duo were replaced by Burton and Rex Harrison.
Zanuck rejected the idea and edited the film himself by cutting it down to four hours. Alpert observed that the more Zanuck edited the film, the less Burton's screen presence became.
Burton and Taylor supported Mankiewicz, with the former saying the director "might have made the first really good epic film".
Mankiewicz said of the editing of Burton's scenes, "He gave a brilliant performance, much of which will never be seen.
His version has him and Burton deciding they would both play Hamlet under the direction of Gielgud and Olivier in either London or New York City, with two coin tosses made for choice of director and location.
Eliot 's " Portrait of a Lady ", "Snake" by D. The couple ended their recitation with Psalm 23 , with Taylor reciting in English and Burton in Welsh.
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He's never absent long from public view. Trivia: Like many Welshmen, where the game is more a national religion than a sport, Burton played rugby.
He continued to play well into his early career, mainly at wing-forward. He only hung up his boots when contractual obligations to film and theatre producers forced him to do so.
Trademark: Rich, gravelly, yet authoritative voice with Welsh accent. Star Sign: Scorpio. Edit page.
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Burton continued to make films in the s, including Villain , Brief Encounter and Exorcist II: The Heretic , and was nominated for his seventh Oscar for his role as a psychiatrist in the drama Equus.
In , Burton returned to the New York stage in a revival of Camelot , though his performance would later be curtailed due to the effects of medication for spinal pain; he eventually left the play to have surgery.
Then, in , he and Taylor returned to working together for the Noel Coward theatrical work Private Lives. Burton's final film was , an adaptation of the George Orwell classic.
He was survived by Sally Hay Burton, his fourth wife, who has continued to manage the estate. Burton also had four children. He had two daughters Kate and Jessica, from his marriage to Sybil Christopher.
Burton later adopted Taylor's daughter Elizabeth "Liza" Todd, and he and Taylor adopted another daughter, Maria, together. Several books have chronicled Burton's life, including The Richard Burton Diaries , published in , which collects journal entries and notes kept by the actor throughout the years.
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Alexander Maitland, Speke's only biographer, concurs. On 22 January , Burton and Isabel married in a quiet Catholic ceremony although he did not adopt the Catholic faith at this time.
Shortly after this, the couple were forced to spend some time apart when he formally entered the Diplomatic Service as consul on the island of Fernando Po, now Bioko in Equatorial Guinea.
This was not a prestigious appointment; because the climate was considered extremely unhealthy for Europeans, Isabel could not accompany him.
He described some of his experiences, including a trip up the Congo River to the Yellala Falls and beyond, in his book Two trips to gorilla land and the cataracts of the Congo.
The couple were reunited in when Burton was transferred to Santos in Brazil. In and he made two visits to the war zone of the Paraguayan War , which he described in his Letters from the Battlefields of Paraguay In he was appointed as the British consul in Damascus , an ideal post for someone with Burton's knowledge of the region and customs.
In Damascus, Burton made friends with Abdelkader al-Jazairi , while Isabel befriended Jane Digby , calling her "my most intimate friend.
However, the area was in some turmoil at the time with considerable tensions between the Christian, Jewish and Muslim populations.
Burton did his best to keep the peace and resolve the situation, but this sometimes led him into trouble.
On one occasion, he claims to have escaped an attack by hundreds of armed horsemen and camel riders sent by Mohammed Rashid Pasha, the Governor of Syria.
He wrote, "I have never been so flattered in my life than to think it would take three hundred men to kill me.
Pay, pack, and follow at convenience. Burton was reassigned in to the sleepy port city of Trieste in Austria-Hungary.
James Hunt. In Burton's own words, the main aim of the society through the publication of the periodical Anthropologia was "to supply travellers with an organ that would rescue their observations from the outer darkness of manuscript and print their curious information on social and sexual matters".
He wrote a number of travel books in this period that were not particularly well received. Published in this period but composed on his return journey from Mecca, The Kasidah  has been cited as evidence of Burton's status as a Bektashi Sufi.
Deliberately presented by Burton as a translation, the poem and his notes and commentary on it contain layers of Sufic meaning that seem to have been designed to project Sufi teaching in the West.
As well as references to many themes from Classical Western myths, the poem contains many laments that are accented with fleeting imagery such as repeated comparisons to "the tinkling of the Camel bell" that becomes inaudible as the animal vanishes in the darkness of the desert.
Other works of note include a collection of Hindu tales, Vikram and the Vampire ; and his uncompleted history of swordsmanship , The Book of the Sword The book The Jew, the Gipsy and el Islam was published posthumously in and was controversial for its criticism of Jews and for its assertion of the existence of Jewish human sacrifices.
Burton's investigations into this had provoked hostility from the Jewish population in Damascus see the Damascus affair.
The manuscript of the book included an appendix discussing the topic in more detail, but by the decision of his widow, it was not included in the book when published.
Burton died in Trieste early on the morning of 20 October of a heart attack. His wife Isabel persuaded a priest to perform the last rites, although Burton was not a Catholic and this action later caused a rift between Isabel and some of Burton's friends.
It has been suggested that the death occurred very late on 19 October and that Burton was already dead by the time the last rites were administered.
On his religious views, Burton called himself an atheist, stating he was raised in the Church of England which he said was "officially his church".
Isabel never recovered from the loss. After his death she burned many of her husband's papers, including journals and a planned new translation of The Perfumed Garden to be called The Scented Garden , for which she had been offered six thousand guineas and which she regarded as his "magnum opus".
She believed she was acting to protect her husband's reputation, and that she had been instructed to burn the manuscript of The Scented Garden by his spirit, but her actions have been widely condemned.
Isabel wrote a biography in praise of her husband. The couple are buried in a remarkable tomb in the shape of a Bedouin tent , designed by Isabel,  in the cemetery of St Mary Magdalen Roman Catholic Church Mortlake in southwest London.
The coffins of Sir Richard and Lady Burton can be seen through a window at the rear of the tent, which can be accessed via a short fixed ladder.
Next to the lady chapel in the church there is a memorial stained-glass window to Burton, also erected by Isabel; it depicts Burton as a medieval knight.
Burton had long had an interest in sexuality and some erotic literature. However, the Obscene Publications Act of had resulted in many jail sentences for publishers, with prosecutions being brought by the Society for the Suppression of Vice.
Burton referred to the society and those who shared its views as Mrs Grundy. A way around this was the private circulation of books amongst the members of a society.
For this reason Burton, together with Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot , created the Kama Shastra Society to print and circulate books that would be illegal to publish in public.
One of the most celebrated of all his books is his translation of The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night commonly called The Arabian Nights in English after early translations of Antoine Galland 's French version in ten volumes , with seven further volumes being added later.
The volumes were printed by the Kama Shastra Society in a subscribers-only edition of one thousand with a guarantee that there would never be a larger printing of the books in this form.
The stories collected were often sexual in content and were considered pornography at the time of publication. In particular, the Terminal Essay in volume 10 of the Nights contained a 14,word essay entitled " Pederasty " Volume 10, section IV, D , at the time a synonym for homosexuality as it still is, in modern French.
This was and remained for many years the longest and most explicit discussion of homosexuality in any language.
Burton speculated that male homosexuality was prevalent in an area of the southern latitudes named by him the " Sotadic zone ".
Perhaps Burton's best-known book is his translation of The Kama Sutra. It is untrue that he was the translator since the original manuscript was in ancient Sanskrit , which he could not read.
However, he collaborated with Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot on the work and provided translations from other manuscripts of later translations.
The Kama Shastra Society first printed the book in and numerous editions of the Burton translation are in print to this day.
After Burton's death, Isabel burnt many of his papers, including a manuscript of a subsequent translation, The Scented Garden , containing the final chapter of the work, on pederasty.
Burton all along intended for this translation to be published after his death, to provide an income for his widow.
English 2. French 3. Romani 6. Latin 7. Greek 8. Saraiki 9. Marathi Arabic Persian Farsi Pushtu Sanskrit Portuguese Spanish German Icelandic Swahili Amharic Fan Egba Asante Hebrew Burton's writings are unusually open and frank about his interest in sex and sexuality.
His travel writing is often full of details about the sexual lives of the inhabitants of areas he travelled through.
Burton's interest in sexuality led him to make measurements of the lengths of the penises of male inhabitants of various regions, which he includes in his travel books.
He also describes sexual techniques common in the regions he visited, often hinting that he had participated, hence breaking both sexual and racial taboos of his day.
Many people at the time considered the Kama Shastra Society and the books it published scandalous. Biographers disagree on whether or not Burton ever experienced homosexual sex he never directly acknowledges it in his writing.
Allegations began in his army days when Charles James Napier requested that Burton go undercover to investigate a male brothel reputed to be frequented by British soldiers.
It has been suggested that Burton's detailed report on the workings of the brothel led some to believe he had been a customer.
A story that haunted Burton up to his death recounted in some of his obituaries was that he came close to being discovered one night when he lifted his robe to urinate rather than squatting as an Arab would.
It was said that he was seen by an Arab and, in order to avoid exposure, killed him. Burton denied this, pointing out that killing the boy would almost certainly have led to his being discovered as an impostor.
Burton became so tired of denying this accusation that he took to baiting his accusers, although he was said to enjoy the notoriety and even once laughingly claimed to have done it.
When asked by a priest about the same incident Burton is said to have replied: "Sir, I'm proud to say I have committed every sin in the Decalogue.
These allegations coupled with Burton's often irascible nature were said to have harmed his career and may explain why he was not promoted further, either in army life or in the diplomatic service.
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