Sir Laurence Olivier, 22nd actor to win the Best Actor Oscar. Olivier is considered to have been one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. In all, he held 12 Oscar nominations, with 2 awards (for Best Actor and Best Picture for "Hamlet" 1948), plus 2 honorary awards. Olivier was nominated 9 times for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor. He also won 5 Emmy Awards. Olivier was the youngest actor to be knighted.
Gregory Peck was a lifelong supporter of the Democratic Party. He was suggested in 1970 as a possible Democratic candidate to run against Ronald Reagan for the office of California Governor, though he later admitted that he had no interest in being a candidate himself for public office.