Alec Guinness movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai,’ ‘Star Wars’

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Alec Guinness movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai,’ ‘Star Wars’
Alec Guinness would’ve celebrated his 105th birthday on April 2, 2019. The Oscar-winning performer excelled in comedy, drama, and most famously, science fiction, starring in dozens of movies before his death in 2000 at age 86. But how many of those titles remain classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1914, Guinness got his start in theater, winning a Tony for his performance in the Broadway play “Dylan.” He adapted and starred in a stage version of Charles Dickens‘ “Great Expectations,” playing the role of Herbert Pocket. Among the audience members was David Lean, who brought the book to the screen in 1946 and cast Guinness in his first movie.

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He would go on to make five more films with Lean, including the Oscar-winning “The Bridge on the River Kwai
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