Spoken Word Recording:
"John Barrymore Reads Shakespeare", Vol. 1 (Audio Rarities )
2 Biographical Movies |
14 Print Biographies |
7 Portrayals |
28 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
[on comparing his role in Sherlock Holmes
(1922) to his role in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
(1920)] Holmes is a purely static person: by that I mean a character with practically no emotions. It is naturally more difficult to play a man with no emotions than to play a man with emotions, and one must continually vary the character to make it interesting.
One night, while drunk, he accidentally went into a women's restroom, instead of a men's room, and proceeded to relieve his bladder in a potted plant. A woman standing nearby reminded him that the room was "for ladies exclusively." Turning around, his penis still exposed, Barrymore responded, "So, madam, is this. But every now and again, I'm compelled to run a little water through it." This ...