Alec Guinness: A Man For All Seasons.
Guinness's comic chops are abundantly displayed in... Robert Hamer's black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), where Sir Alex plays nine family members killed off one by one for the inheritance...
For all you millennials who only know Sir Alex as the avuncular mentor to Luke Skywalker, Guinness's massive body of film work is a study in excellence. He had a face for character parts and a grounding in Shakespeare at the Old Vic that carried over onto the silver screen in unforgettable portrayals that are the epitome of film acting. He commanded the screen and you never, ever took your eyes off him. Subtle and constantly shape-shifting, never making a wrong choice, he's an actor's actor.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is saluting this giant of movie actors with a July retrospective that covers nearly all the bases: