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The association began badly when Hawkins was cast in Korda's notorious flop ''[[Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948 film)|Bonnie Prince Charlie]]'' (1948) as [[Lord George Murray (general)|Lord George Murray]]. However he followed it with a good role in the successful, highly acclaimed ''[[The Fallen Idol (film)|The Fallen Idol]]'' (1948) for [[Carol Reed]]. Also acclaimed was ''[[The Small Back Room]]'' (1949), for [[Powell and Pressburger]]; he impressed as the villain in ''[[State Secret (1950 film)|State Secret]]'' (1950), for [[Sidney Gilliat]] with [[Douglas Fairbanks Jnr]].
 
He was recruited by [[20th Century Fox]] to support [[Tyrone Power]] and [[Orson Welles]] in anthe expensive epic, ''[[The Black Rose]]'' (1950). He made another with Powell and Pressburger for Korda, ''[[The Elusive Pimpernel (1950 film)|The Elusive Pimpernel]]'' (1950), playing the Princeprince of Wales.
 
Hawkins played the lead in ''[[The Adventurers (1951 film)|The Adventurers]]'' (1951), shot in South Africa, then had a good role in another Hollywood-financed film shot in [[UK|Britain]], ''[[No Highway in the Sky]]'' (1951), with [[James Stewart]]. It was followed by a British thriller with [[Ralph Richardson]], ''[[Home at Seven (film)|Home at Seven]]'' (1952).
"There are not all that number of mature leading men around", he said in a 1961 interview. "There seems to be a generation missing. I think people quit going into the acting profession. A lot of them drifted out during the war. And then when the war was over it was difficult for them to get back into the theatre."<ref>{{cite news|title=Hawkins, 'No Idol,' Is Sought by Hollywood|last=Finnigan|first= Joseph|newspaper= Los Angeles Times|date=6 July 1961|page= 28}}</ref>
 
He was in another big hit in ''[[Lawrence of Arabia (film)|Lawrence of Arabia]]'' (1962), as [[General Allenby]]. ''[[Rampage (1963 film)|Rampage]]'' (1963) was less distinguished but ''[[Zulu (1964 film)|Zulu]]'' (1964) gave him a good role as a cowardly priest; it was however clearly a supportsupporting part and Hawkins' days as a star seemed to be over.
 
He had supportsupporting parts in ''[[The Third Secret (film)|The Third Secret]]'' (1964), ''[[Guns at Batasi]]'' (1964) and ''[[Lord Jim (1965 film)|Lord Jim]]'' (1965). ''[[Masquerade (1965 film)|Masquerade]]'' (1965) gave him a lead opposite [[Cliff Robertson]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.theartsdesk.com/film/here-they-come-again-zulu-50|title='Here they come again': Zulu at 50|work=theartsdesk.com}}</ref> He made some appearances on US TV: "To Bury Caesar" with [[Pamela Brown (actress)|Pamela Brown]] in 1963 and "Back to Back" for ''[[The Bob Hope Theatre]]''. He also appeared in ''[[Judith (1966 film)|Judith]]'' (1966), and ''[[The Poppy Is Also a Flower]]'' (1966).
 
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