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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 Trans-Atlantic 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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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 »

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

Alternate Names:

Mr. George Arliss
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Personal Quote:

[In 1940] The beauty of Hollywood is due entirely to the hand of man. For once man has not brought destruction, but grace and charm where there was nothing but waste. See more »

Trivia:

Best-known for his Oscar-winning portrayal of British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, who was in office on the day he was born, in London on 10th April 1868. See more »

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Aries

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