Ryan O’Neal

Ryan O'Neal: Bad boy in BARRY LYNDON, bad boy in reality TV

Article: Ryan O'Neal: Bad boy in BARRY LYNDON, bad boy in reality TV

Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 picaresque masterpiece, BARRY LYNDON, was, like many of his greatest films, universally panned as a massive failure upon its release only to be regarded years later as a film classic. It stars Ryan O’Neal in one of his most memorable roles. After five years on Peyton Place, an Oscar nomination for his role in LOVE STORY, followed by WHAT’S UP, DOC? and PAPER MOON, O’Neal was already an established star. He played the part of Lyndon with a quietness and sensitivity I doubt any other actor would have brought to the role. In fact, in all of his biggest roles he’s played the soft-spoken, gentle leading man, like the love-sick Oliver Barrett in LOVE STORY and the…