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:
- Look Back in Anger (1959)
- Becket (1964)
- The Night of the Iguana (1964)
- The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
- Where Eagles Dare (1968)
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.