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 (gĭn′ĭs), Sir Alec 1914-2000.
British actor known for his extraordinary range of roles. His films include The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), for which he won an Academy Award.
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(Biography) Sir Alec. 1914–2000, British stage and film actor. His films include Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), for which he won an Oscar, and Star Wars (1977); TV roles include Le Carré's George Smiley
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(ˈgɪn ɪs)

Sir Alec, 1914–2000, English actor.
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Noun1.Guinness - English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)Guinness - English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)
2.Guinness - a kind of bitter stout
stout - a strong very dark heavy-bodied ale made from pale malt and roasted unmalted barley and (often) caramel malt with hops
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Sir Alec Guinness, who played Obi Wan Kenobi in the original three "Star Wars" films, wasn't the biggest fan of the first installment in the series, "Star Wars: A New Hope." That's according to a letter current "Star Wars" actor Oscar Isaac read at a London performance, apparently penned by Guinness while filming the 1977 movie, the ( Telegraph  reported.
It seems folks are willing to do anything - weird and wacky, to somehow get their names into the Guinness Book of World Records.