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Top 10 Facts - Ralph Fiennes
11.26.2015
Fact #1

Born as Ralph Twisleton Wykeham Fiennes, on December 22,1962 in Suffolk, England.

Fact #2

Fiennes is the ?rst actor to win a Tony Award for his performance as Prince Hamlet on Broadway.

Fact #3

He was awarded the William Shakespeare Award from the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C on March 3, 2001.

Fact #4

He ranked #15 on the list of the 100 Years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains, by American Film Institute for his performance as Amon Goeth in the 1993 movie “Schindler’s List." The role also earned him the rank of #61 in the list of “100 Greatest Performances of AllTime," by Premiere magazine.

Fact #5

He was named one among the 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History by Empire magazine. The October 1997 UK edition of the magazine also listed him at #34 in the list of “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time.”

Fact #6

He portrayed the role of Lord Voldemort in the blockbuster fantasy ?lm series “Harry Potter," since the 2005 movie “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." The ?lming of his cameo scenes in the “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" movie took him two days to be completed.

Fact #7

He later said in an interview that he felt he had the character right, when he noticed children watching the shooting of the movie were scared of him as Lord Voldemort.

Fact #8

He appeared as Contractor Team Leader with an on screen time of less than 10 minutes before being killed off, in the movie “The Hurt Locker,” in the year 2008.

Fact #9

His dancing sequence in the movie was shot in just a single day. In preparation for the shots, he had the song on his iPod and danced to it in his free time.

Fact #10

He was considered for the role of Robert Langdon in the 2006 movie “The Da Vinci Code," which was bagged by Tom Hanks.

Fact #11
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