Actors: Introverted Englishman

Never in their 32-year history have the New York Film Critics awarded a picture more than three prizes. But last week they voted four hurrahs for A Man for All Seasons: best picture, best direction (Fred Zinnemann), best script (Playwright Robert Bolt), and best actor. This last honor went to Britain's Paul Scofield, who as Thomas More plays a saint without seeming self-righteous, a giant of his age without seeming supercolossal. American audiences, who seldom get to see Scofield, will probably agreeĀ—and conclude as well that Scofield ranks with the best of...

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