George Arliss (1868–1946)


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One of the oldest actors on the screen in the 1920s and 1930s, George Arliss starred on the London stage from an early age. He came to the United States and starred in several films, but it was his role as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in Disraeli (1929) that brought him his greatest success. See full bio »

Died:

(age 77) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Known For

Disraeli Disraeli
(1929)
(1930)
Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton
(1931)
A Successful Calamity Henry Wilton
(1932)

Filmography

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 1937 Doctor Syn
Dr. Syn
 1936 Man of Affairs
Richard Fraser / Lorimer, Lord Duncaster
 1936 East Meets West
Sultan of Rungay
 1935 Transatlantic Tunnel
Prime Minister of Great Britain (as Mr. George Arliss)
 1935 Mister Hobo
The Guv'nor
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu
Cardinal Richelieu
 1934 The Iron Duke
Duke of Wellington
 1934 The Last Gentleman
Cabot Barr
 1934 The House of Rothschild
Mayer Rothschild / Nathan Rothschild
 1933 Voltaire
Voltaire
 1933 The Working Man
John Reeves / John Walton
 1933 The King's Vacation
King Phillip
 1932 A Successful Calamity
Henry Wilton (as Mr. George Arliss)
 1932 The Man Who Played God
Montgomery Royle (as Mr. George Arliss)
 1931 Impressions of Disraeli (Short)
Benjamin Disraeli
 1931 Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
 1931 The Millionaire
James Alden
 1930 Old English
Sylvanus Heythorp (as Mr. George Arliss)
 1930 The Green Goddess
The Raja
 1929 Disraeli
Disraeli
 1924 Twenty Dollars a Week
John Reeves
 1923 The Green Goddess
Rajah of Rukh
 1922 The Man Who Played God
Montgomery Royle
 1922 The Ruling Passion
James Alden
 1921 Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli
 1921 The Devil
Dr. Müller
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Other Works:

(2/18/29) Stage: Appeared in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, OH. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. George Arliss

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Florence Arliss  (his death)
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Personal Quote:

The talking picture is like a dress rehearsal in the theatre. It never gets those moments of inspiration when an audience lifts an actor out of himself. So I say that no player in pictures can ever be seen at his best. See more »

Trivia:

The first actor to have won an academy award to lose the award as a nominee for another film. He won in 1930 and lost in the same year (beating himself). See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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