Tony Curtis's Memorable Roles: From Drag to the Desert

In both slapstick and dramatic roles, the actor appeared in more than 100 films – a look back at some of his most famous films


"I am Spartacus," Curtis famously belts in Stanley Kubrick's 1960 epic about a rebellious Roman Empire slave – but it was the later addition of a homoerotic bath scene between Curtis and Laurence Olivier that became the most talked-about scene in the film. "I took a bath with Larry Olivier and I loved it," Curtis told PEOPLE. "How many people can say they took a bath with Larry Olivier? Isn't that rare?"