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George Arliss (1868–1946)

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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 1936 East Meets West
Sultan of Rungay
 1935 Mister Hobo
François Rothschild aka The Guv'nor
 1934 The Last Gentleman
Cabot Barr
 1933 The Working Man
Reeves
 1933 The King's Vacation
Phillip
 1932 A Successful Calamity
Henry Wilton
 1932 The Man Who Played God
Montgomery Royle (as Mr. George Arliss)
 1931 The Millionaire
James Alden
 1930 Old English
Heythorp
 1930 The Green Goddess
The Raja
 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 The Devil
Dr. Muller
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Disraeli. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. George Arliss
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Personal Quote:

[from his autobiography] Harry M. Warner told me that when he decided to do Disraeli (1929) he did not expect it to pay but he was using me as an expensive bait to hook people into the cinema who had never gone before. See more »

Trivia:

The first actor to win an Oscar for a reprise role. Arliss originally played Benjamin Disraeli in the silent movie, Disraeli (1921). He won the Oscar for his reprisal of the role in the talkie remake, Disraeli (1929). See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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