Peter Ustinov Imitates Charles Laughton

If you’ve never watched it, avail yourself of this 1990 Peter Ustinov interview for the Criterion “Spartacus” laser disc. It’s genius! Jeffrey Wells notes: ‘Ustinov’s recollections of Charles Laughton (from 9:00 to 15:00) are priceless, particularly his mimicking of Laughton’s blinking and twitching.’ Ustinov’s description of Laughton is also nonpareil: “An extremely vulnerable and sensitive soul who went through life just waiting to be offended.”

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