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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 »

Known For

Disraeli
Disraeli Disraeli
(1929)
The Green Goddess
(1930)
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton
(1931)
The Last Gentleman
The Last Gentleman Cabot Barr
(1934)

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
 1933 The King's Vacation
King Phillip
 1932 A Successful Calamity
Henry Wilton
 1932 The Man Who Played God
Montgomery Royle (as Mr. George Arliss)
 1931 Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
 1931 The Millionaire
James Alden
 1930 Old English
Sylvanus Heythorp
 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. Muller
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Zakkuri, Minister of War") in "The Darling of the Gods [A Drama of Japan]" on Broadway. Drama. Written by David Belasco (also producer / director / production supervisor) and John Luther Long. Incidental music by / Music Director: William Furst. Scenic Design by Ernest Gros. Belasco Theatre: 3 Dec 1902-May 1903 (... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Mr. George Arliss

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

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:

Holds the distinction of playing both The Duke of Wellington (in The Iron Duke (1934)) and starring in another film alongside another actor playing him (C. Aubrey Smith in The House of Rothschild (1934)), both in the same year. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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