Oscar Movies: Entertainer, The (1960)

Continental Distributing (Woodfall Production)

Tony Richardson's second film, a follow-up to his highly acclaimed debut, “Look Back in Anger,” casts Olivier in one of his greatest contempo performance, as Archie Rice, an aging vaudevillian.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Actor: Laurence Olivier

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

In 1960, Olivier competed for the Best Actor Oscar with Burt Lancaster, who won for “Elmer Gantry,” Trevor Howard in “Sons and Lovers,” Jack Lemmon in “The Apartment,” and Spencer Tracy in “Inherit the Wind.”