OR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER, my favorite movie has been “A Man For All Seasons,” which—although religious—won admiration from an astonishing array of secular film critics. Much could be said about this marvelous production, which is based on a play by Robert Bolt (d. 1995), who helped adapt it in 1966 for film. The play itself doesn’t always stick to the facts, but can still be considered generally speaking historically accurate. The film’s soundtrack is fabulous.
This brief YouTube describes how Paul Scofield changed what is undoubtedly the film’s pivotal line:
In 1966 The film won six (6) Oscars at the 39th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. It also won other major awards.
…yet Paul Scofield, who thrice rejected knighthood, did not accept his Oscar in person, as the YouTube above explains.