Errol Flynn

 

Errol Flynn was an Australian-born American actor. Errol Flynn was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle. Errol Flynn was born in Hobart, Tasmania. In the early 1930s, Flynn left for England and captured an acting job in 1933 with the Northampton repertory company at the town's Royal Theatre, where he worked for seven months. Errol Flynn also performed at the 1934 Malvern Festival and in Glasgow and London's West End. In 1933, he starred in the Australian film In the Wake of the Bounty and in 1934 appeared in Murder at Monte Carlo, produced at the Warner Bros. This latter film is now considered a lost film. During the filming of Murder at Monte Carlo, Flynn was discovered by a Warner Brothers executive, signed to a contract and emigrated to America as a contract actor. Errol Flynn became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1942, eight months after America entered World War II.

Flynn was an overnight sensation in his first starring role, Captain Blood. Quickly typecast as a swashbuckler, he followed it with The Charge of the Light Brigade. After his appearance as Miles Hendon in The Prince and the Pauper, he was cast in his most celebrated role as Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood, his first film in Technicolor. Errol Flynn went on to appear in The Dawn Patrol with David Niven, Dodge City, The Sea Hawk and Adventures of Don Juan. Errol Flynn was voted the 14th most popular star in the US and the 7th most popular in Britain. Working throughout his career with a cross section of Hollywood's best fight arrangers, Errol Flynn became widely known for his fast-paced sword fights as seen in The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Sea Hawk and Captain Blood. His suave, debonair, and devil-may-care attitude toward both ladies and life has been immortalised in the English language by author Benjamin S. Johnson as, "Errolesque," in his treatise on the subject, An Errolesque Philosophy on Life.

By the 1950s, Flynn had become a parody of himself. Heavy alcohol and drug abuse left him prematurely aged and enlarged, but he won acclaim as a drunken ne'er-do-well in The Sun Also Rises in 1957, and as his idol John Barrymore in Too Much, Too Soon. Flynn starred in an anthology series The Errol Flynn Theatre that was filmed in England, where he presented the episodes and sometimes appeared in them. About this time he also guest starred on NBC's comedy/variety show, The Martha Raye Show.

Flynn went to Cuba in late 1958 to meet with the rebel leader Fidel Castro. Flynn was a great supporter of Castro and narrated a short movie titled Cuban Story: The Truth About Fidel Castro Revolution, one of his last works as an actor. Newspaper articles written for the New York Journal American by Flynn documenting his time in Cuba with Fidel Castro and his rebels went unpublished, and were to remain missing until 2009, when they were discovered in the University of Texas at Austin's Center for American History. His final book, My Wicked, Wicked Ways, was written with the aid of ghostwriter Earl Conrad as Flynn, who was suffering from depression, anxiety and alcoholism, and had long lost the discipline to write. Published shortly after his death, the book contains humorous anecdotes about life in Hollywood as well as his youth in New Guinea. According to one literary critic, the book "remains one of the most compelling and appalling autobiographies written by a Hollywood star, or anyone else for that matter". Flynn wanted to call the book In Like Me, but the publisher refused.



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