Happy Birthday Eldred Gregory Peck!
April 5th 1916 - June 12th 2003
"In art there is compassion, in compassion there is humanity, with humanity there is generosity and love. Gregory Peck gave us these attributes in full measure."
- Brock Peters
"He was no saint, but he was a man of extraordinary gifts. Of course, he was tall, dark and handsome, but actually more than that - he was dazzling."
- Lauren Bacall
Gregory Peck photographed shortly after he finished the infamous scene in Roman Holiday where he pretends that his hand was bitten off in the mouth of a stone carving, scaring Audrey Hepburn to death. The joke was ad-libbed by Peck, borrowing the gag from Red Skelton. Prior to shooting the scene, Peck told director William Wyler about the gag he was going to perform but that they should not tell Audrey about it. When Peck pulled his arm out from the mouth with his hand up his sleeve Audrey’s horror and surprise was genuine. It was filmed in one take.
Clint Eastwood photographed by Lawrence Schiller during the filming of Kelly’s Heroes in Vizinada, Croatia, 1969.
Paul Newman during the filming of Paris Blues (1961)