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Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed with his wife Kate Byrne in 1968
Born Robert Oliver Reed
(1938-02-13)13 February 1938
Wimbledon, England
Died 2 May 1999(1999-05-02) (aged 61)
Valletta, Malta
Cause of death Heart attack
Occupation Actor
Years active 1958–1999
Spouse(s) Kate Byrne (1959–1969)
Josephine Burge (1985–1999; his death)
Children 2

At the New York Athletic Club they serve amazing food. People go there, get healthy, and then eat themselves to death – which is, I suppose, the right way to do it.
Oliver Reed
I'm not a villain, I've never hurt anyone. I'm just a tawdry character who explodes now and again.
Oliver Reed
I like to give my inhibitions a bath now and then.
I also use women as a sex object; maybe I'm kinky. However, I like to talk to them as well.
Oliver Reed
I'm only drinking white wine because I'm on a diet and I don't eat.
Oliver Reed
What's the point of staying sober?
I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry, the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.
Oliver Reed
I believe my woman shouldn't work outside the home.
Awe and respect are two different things.
I'm really a pacifist.
If the money's right, I'll do a film.
I have made many serious statements – I just can't remember any of them. I guess they mustn't have been very important.
Oliver Reed
You get so weak from eating pears that you fall down, and then they come and take you away on a stretcher.
Oliver Reed
I wouldn't like to see a chick of mine taking her clothes off and kissing a fellow on screen. And my girls must get very hurt when they see me doing it.
Oliver Reed
I do not live in the world of sobriety.
Even though people say Richard Harris and I have been having a great feud, it's not true.
Oliver Reed
I do think a carpenter needs a good hammer to bang in the nail.
I like the effect drink has on me.
I might get drunk one day and fall in love or fall over a hooker outside, and I would have consummated a relationship that I couldn't necessarily believe in.
Oliver Reed
Then you get into it, especially if you start talking about football, fighting and Muhammad Ali. Then the ladies get very bored and start delivering ultimatums.
Oliver Reed
When I come home and I'm tired from filming all day, I expect her to be there and make sure everything is cool for me. You know, like drawing my bath and helping me into bed.
Oliver Reed
I'm not as thrilled with myself as I used to be.
Raquel Welch is someone I can also live without. We've got some love scenes together and I am dreading them!
Oliver Reed
But the trouble is that when you drink it, you invariably meet other people drinking it.
Oliver Reed
I don't like doing most things unless I can do them quite well.