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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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Filmography

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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 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: The Eyes of the Heart (Revival). Written by Minnie Maddern Fiske [credited as Mrs. Fiske]. Manhattan Theatre: 24 Apr 1906- 26 Apr 1906 (3 performances). Cast: George Arliss, Claus Bogel, Charles Cherry, John Clay, John Emerson, William B. Mack, Mary Maddern, Emily Stevens. Produced by Minnie Maddern Fiske [credited as Mrs. ... See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. George Arliss
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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:

Once, during a court appearance, Arliss described himself as The world's greatest living actor. "You see, I am on oath", he explained. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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