Sir Laurence Olivier, the man whose name became synonymous with classy British acting (as opposed to Marlon Brando, whose name is associated with low-class American acting), was born 110 years ago on this day in 1907. He died 82 years later, in July of 1989. Did you know that his last film was with avant queer master Derek Jarman? It's called War Requiem and he plays "The Old Soldier" and his co-stars include Tilda Swinton? I haven't seen War Requiem though - have any of you?