Today is the Birthday of Errol Flynn, we are unlikely to see a man like him ever again.
Flynn was once described as “intelligent but not intellectual”. He had an unusually clear view of the world from a very young age. He knew what he liked, he lived for adventure, fun, women and parties. Yet he knew that the world has a way of filling our lives with obligations and strictures, which squeeze the joy out of us. Flynn knew this and became determined to live life his way, no matter what the consequences. It is that devil-may-care, full ahead, life -is-for-living attitude that translated so wonderfully to the movies and made him one of the greatest of Hollywood stars. He was a handsome, charming rogue, yet Errol Flynn tried to live his life according to the principles he had set for himself.
I wrote a longer piece on Errol Flynn and his movies a couple of years ago. If you would like to read it the link is here.
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