Richard Burton Discusses the Bottle

I’ve long been a great admirer of the late Richard Burton, a man whose screen presence and baritone voice was unmatched. If you haven’t seen the following films, you must watch:

For most of his life, Burton was a notorious alcoholic, literally drinking multiple bottles of hard liquor a day.

I stumbled across this 5-min YouTube clip of a 1980 interview he did with Dick Cavett and was blown away at the eloquence of Burton’s candid discussion of alcoholism.

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