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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 House of Rothschild
The House of Rothschild Mayer Rothschild / Nathan Rothschild
(1934)
The Man Who Played God
The Man Who Played God Montgomery Royle
(1932)
The Working Man
(1933)

Filmography

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 1936 East Meets West
Sultan of Rungay
 1935 Transatlantic Tunnel
Prime Minister of Great Britain (as Mr. George Arliss)
 1935 Mister Hobo
François Rothschild aka The Guv'nor
 1933 The Working Man
Reeves
 1933 The King's Vacation
Phillip
 1932 The Man Who Played God
Montgomery Royle (as Mr. George Arliss)
 1924 Twenty Dollars a Week
John Reeves
 1923 The Green Goddess
Rajah of Rukh
 1922 The Man Who Played God
Montgomery Royle
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in William Archer's play, "The Green Goddess," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. 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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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 Academy Award for playing a real person, as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in Disraeli (1929). See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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