Sir John's role as the helpless junkie prisoner in Midnight Express won him an Oscar nomination back in 1978.
Again, crazy as it sounds I could not find a scene with John in it as video on You Tube,
So I made my own, 20 sec short taste here>
It was one of Alan Parker's greatest movies - a gut-wrenching prison epic with an Oliver Stone script and pounding Giorgio Moroder music. Midnight Express (1978), produced by David Puttnam, won two Oscars and very quickly assumed cult status.
THE SHEER HORROR!!