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Robert Shaw free pdf Robert Shaw is most celebrated today as the Oscar-nominated star in movies like From Russia with Love, A Man For All Seasons, The Sting and most memorably of all as Quint in the record-breaking Jaws. His breakthrough came when Hollywood was experiencing something of a British Invasion. Sean Connery, Peter O Toole, Vanessa Redgrave and Richard Burton were among the new stars. But Shaw was arguably more talented than any, a figure of extraordinary and wide-ranging promise. More than just a mesmerising actor on stage and screen, he was also a gifted writer. He wrote no less than six published novels (winning the Hawthornden Prize), while his plays include the acclaimed Man in The Glass Booth. The flipside to Shaw s diverse abilities was his well-earned reputation as a hellraiser. A fiercely competitive man in all areas of his life, whether playing table tennis or drinking whisky, he emptied mini-bars, crashed Aston Martins, fathered nine children by three different women, made (and spent) a fortune, and set fire to Orson Welles house. He died at 51, having driven himself too hard, too fast, but unable to get over his father s suicide when Shaw was just 11. John French, Shaw s biographer, knew him well, professionally and personally. Robert Shaw: The Price of Success is a perceptive, sympathetic, but unsparing portrait of the blessings and curses endowing this mercurial, enigmatic and deeply engaging man. This edition features a new foreword written by Richard Dreyfuss. Praise Both impressive and immaculate, a tremendously skilled biography... chillingly well told. Sheridan Morley I liked Robert Shaw: The Price of Success tremendously, and applaud its digital rebirth. Robert Sellers, author of Hellraisers and Don t Let The Bastards Grind You Down "

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Author : John French
Publisher : Dean Street Press
Data Published : 01 January 2015
ISBN : 1322876738
EAN : 9781322876733
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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