STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,173 this week

Sydney Greenstreet (1879–1954)


Sydney Greenstreet's father was a leather merchant with eight children. Sydney left home at age 18 to make his fortune as a Ceylon tea planter, but drought forced him out of business and back to England. He managed a brewery and, to escape boredom, took acting lessons. His stage debut was as a murderer in a 1902 production of "Sherlock Holmes". ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 people
created 23 Nov 2010
 
a list of 30 people
created 13 Sep 2011
 
a list of 234 people
created 06 Nov 2011
 
a list of 24 people
created 16 Apr 2012
 
a list of 25 people
created 24 Feb 2014
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Sydney Greenstreet's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (25 credits)
 1949 Malaya
The Dutchman
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Sydney Greenstreet (uncredited)
 1948 The Velvet Touch
Captain Danbury
 1948 Ruthless
Buck Mansfield
 1947 The Hucksters
Evan Llewellyn Evans
 1947 That Way with Women
James P. Alden
 1945 Conflict
Dr. Mark Hamilton
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Sydney Greenstreet
 1944 The Conspirators
Ricardo Quintanilla
 1943 Background to Danger
Colonel Robinson
 1942 In This Our Life
Extra at a Roadhouse Table (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: There Shall Be No Night. Drama. Written by Robert E. Sherwood. Costume Design by Valentina. Directed by Alfred Lunt. Alvin Theatre: 29 Apr 1940- 9 Aug 1940 (115 performances). Cast: Charles Ansley (as "Joe Burnett"), Charva Chester (as "Ilma"), Montgomery Clift (as "Erik Valkonen"), Maurice Colbourne (as "Dr. Ziemssen"), Robert... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The lens is the actor's best critic... showing his mind more clearly than on the stage. You can get wonderful cooperation out of the lens if you are true, but God help you if you are not. Pictures are much harder to do than the theater... You're at the mercy of the camera angles and the piecemeal technique.

Trivia:

Of the only 23 movies he appeared in, nine were with co-star Peter Lorre. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Impossible to Fill His Breaches theowinthrop
Is this a Sydney Greenstreet film? Fotip
Nero Wolfe Miketevee
Would have been a good Mycroft Holmes opposite Basil Rathbone gingerwanderer
looks like ninonski
Confessions of a quiz winner teeport-1
Discuss Sydney Greenstreet on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page