: I do not live in the world of sobriety.
Robert Oliver Reed was an English actor known for his upper-middle class, macho image and "hellraiser" lifestyle.
Notable films include The Trap, playing Bill Sikes in the Best Picture Oscar winner Oliver!, portraying Athos in The Three Musketeers, and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
For playing Antonius Proximo, the old, gruff gladiator trainer in Ridley Scott's Gladiator in what was his final film, Reed was posthumously nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
At the peak of his career, in 1971, British exhibitors voted Reed 5th most popular star at the box office. An alcoholic, Reed's issues with drink were well publicised, from appearances on chat shows to a high-profile friendship with drinking partner, the Who drummer Keith Moon, with the two meeting while working on Tommy.
He died of a heart attack in a bar after downing three bottles of Captain Morgan's Jamaica rum, eight bottles of German beer, numerous doubles of Famous Grouse whiskey and Hennessy cognac.