a man for all seasons

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a man for all seasons

A man who is successful and talented in many areas. Harold is a talented writer, director, and actor. He's a man for all seasons.
See also: all, man, season

a man for all seasons

a man who is ready to cope with any contingency and whose behaviour is always appropriate to every occasion.
Robert Whittington applied this description to the English statesman and scholar Sir Thomas More ( 1478–1535 ), and it was used by Robert Bolt as the title of his 1960 play about More.
See also: all, man, season
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He could be a man for all seasons or a man for one season.
Sir John's stellar roles included Winston Smith in 1984 and Rich in the 1966 classic A Man For All Seasons.
York enjoyed a varied career that saw her win acclaim for film roles including A Man For All Seasons, Battle of Britain and Fielding's Tom Jones.
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British thesp Paul Scofield, who won the best actor Academy award in 1967 for his portrayal of Sir Thomas More in "A Man for All Seasons," died March 19 of leukemia in the south of England.
The actor was most famous for his role as Sir Thomas More in the 1966 film A Man For All Seasons, which earned him a best actor Oscar.
He won an Oscar in 1966 for his portrayal of the Tudor statesman Sir Thomas More in the film, A Man For All Seasons.
The 1966 Oscar-winning best picture "A Man for All Seasons," directed by Fred Zinnemann, boasts some extraordinary actors.
The Grade One listed building was renovated in 1986-1988 and reopened on January 11 with A Man For All Seasons starring Charlton Heston.
Thomas More's son-in-law in A Man for All Seasons, our government has been prepared to cut down every law in the land to get at the devil of terrorism--and so made us lawless.
Recall the scene in A Man For All Seasons, in which the shrewd Thomas More, locked in the Tower, says to Mice: "If they'd open a crack that wide (between finger and thumb) I'd be through it.
But there is one man who is truly a man for all seasons, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ.
The mature woman's totty Martin Shaw comes to the New Theatre in the flesh next week in the Robert Bolt classic A Man For All Seasons.
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