A NEW biography of British thespian Laurence Olivier reminds us of this quotation from the man regarded as the finest actor of the 20th century:
"Never be afraid to be outrageous. You will always be shot down in flames because people are going to dislike you whatever you do. It is your fear of being criticized that stops you being outrageous."
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