How do you think of Alec Guinness? Famous knighted actor, or Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Yessir, it's Star Wars Day at The Reckoner! And believe me, it won't be the last.
I happened to be in a bit of a contretemps with The Official Dad of The Significant Other of The Reckoner today about Sir Alec Guinness. You see, T.O.D.T.S.O.T.R is not a Star Wars fan. I know, I know. To him, the Star Wars franchise is a bunch of faux religious piffle. Piffle!
I mentioned to him that Alec Guinness felt the same way, and that Guinness resented that most people knew him as Obi-Wan Kenobi after a distingished nine-hundred and forty year career as a distinguished British actor.
To this, T.O.D.T.S.O.T.R responded that this wasn't true -- that most people knew Alec Guinness for his career -- as Col. Nicholson in The Bridge Over The River Kwai, as Prof. Marchus in The Ladykillers (non Tom-Hanks-division), etc. -- and that he wasn't known primarily as everyone's favorite crazy old wizard on the dunes of Tatooine.
Fellow Reckonauts, is this really true? Do you know of Alec Guinness for the totality of his career, or only as Obi Wan Kenobi (who may have moonlighted in films on his off-days of being a crotchedy old Jedi)?