Happy birthday to Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, or as he is simply known, Ralph Fiennes. Let me correct you – his name is pronounced "Rafe Fines". The English actor is a noted Shakespeare interpreter and first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre, before excelling in Hollywood as well. Best known as the infamous Voldemort in the Harry Potter Series, he has brilliantly played the vital character in all eight films.
Today, on his 54th birthday, let's have a look at five of his top roles, excluding the dark lord in the Harry Potter films. The below roles have gotten him not just nominations but also wins at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards.
Schindler's List (1993)
This film is very significant, and with Ralph playing the pivotal role of a Schutzstaffel (SS) officer, it makes the film even more impactful.
Quiz Show (1994)
Just a year after making an impact in the industry with his Schindler's List performance, Ralph returned with another stellar performance in this film about quiz show scandals, as a Columbia University instructor.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
This quirky comedy film stars Ralph as a hotel concierge who teams up with one of his employees to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder.