Check out iconic 60s star Julie Christie now at 81 – Best Life

In the 60s, Julie Christy was one of the biggest stars of the moment. She won an Oscar and a BAFTA award at the age of 25 for her leading role in the 1965s. Dear. That same year, she also starred in the massive hit Doctor Zhivago. The actor continued to appear in films, including Fahrenheit 451, McCabe and Mrs. Miller (for which she received another Oscar nomination), Shampooand Heaven can wait. And not only was she known for her work as an actress, but she became one of the most popular stars of London’s ‘Swinging Sixties’ movement and admired for her style as well.

While she retired from public life, Christie continued to act throughout the years to come and remained active until recently. She has also devoted herself to various causes close to her heart. Read on to learn more about Christie’s life today.

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Christie went on to receive two more Oscar nominations: one for Afterglow in 1997 and one for away from her in 2007. Some of his other more recent roles have been small roles in popular films, including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Troy, Finding Neverlandand New York, I love you. In 2007, she tells the new yorker to work on Troy“Absolute paradise. I have to do a whole day in a Maltese bay, a blessed bay, sitting in one of those director’s chairs with brad pitt, who is a charming and caring young man. What could be nicer?”

In a 2007 interview with The GuardianChristie shared: “Most of the time these days I’m only interested in playing people who have lost their marbles. I made a movie, based on a book by William Trevor [Fools of Fortune], in which I went crazy. I really enjoyed that. It’s so nice to be irrational and act irrationally and really not do what’s expected of you at all.

Christie’s most recent screen role was in 2012’s Tthe company you keepdirected by and performed by Robert Redford.

Julie Christie at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
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Christie doesn’t like being in the spotlight, which she spoke about with The Guardian. “I think fame is the curse of modern life, or at least of advertising, of which it is a branch,” she said. “And I don’t like to be part of anything dirty. I know it sounds freakish. But I talk to young stars and say, why are you doing all this publicity stuff? They say they joined in. I guess I never wanted to join.” She also shared that she often felt anxious. “Even in the ’60s, especially back then, I was still deeply anxious. I never felt like I was cool enough, or dressed well. Stupid things.”

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Christie has been active in a variety of causes, including environmental protection, the campaign against nuclear waste, animal conservation, and the Palestine solidarity campaign. In the interview with The Guardianshe shared that she had been inspired in this part of her life during her long and on-and-off relationship with Warren Beatty. “He gave me a political perspective, which I’m very grateful to him for,” she said. “I loved how, say, he would go to baseball games and get up in between and talk about getting rid of the guns.”

Julie Christie at the West End gala
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In 2008, it was rumored that Christie and her longtime partner, journalist Duncan Campbell, had secretly married in India. Speaking to reporters at London’s Film Critics Awards (via People), she called the rumors “absurd” and explained, “I’ve been married for a few years. Don’t believe what you read in the papers.”

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