He directed Jean Giraudoux's play, "Amphitryon 38," in the National Theatre production at the New Theatre in London, England with Christopher Plummer, Geraldine McEwan, Constance Cummings, Richard Kay, and Jeanne Watts in the cast.
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[on Michael Caine
] Wonderfully good company, ceaselessly funny and a brilliant actor.
wanted to cast him in the title role of the Italian prince in The Leopard
(1963), but his producer overruled him. The producer insisted on a box-office star to justify the lavish production's high budget and essentially forced Visconti to accept Burt Lancaster
. A decade later, the two Oscar-winning actors competed again for the role of another Italian prince, Mafia chieftain Don ...
Often played noble and fiercely proud leaders and royalty figures