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OLIVIER

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During a tribute to Laurence Olivier Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” actor Charlton Heston recalled what Olivier said to him after the 1960 Olivier-directed Broadway play, “The Tumbler” closed after one night. “We sat by ourselves in the ruin of the opening-night party after we discovered we weren’t going to have any more nights. I was very young, very green and I was trying to project an image of detached maturity. I said I supposed you eventually learn to forget bad notices, and he looked at me and said, ‘Chuck, what’s much, much more important and much harder is to learn to forget the good notices.’ ” Added Heston: “It’s the most valuable thing I’ve ever learned about critics. Good notices have hurt more actors than bad notices ever did.”


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