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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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Disraeli Disraeli
(1929)
(1930)
Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton
(1931)
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 "Raoul Berton") in "Leah Kleschna" on Broadway. Drama. Written by C.M.S. McLellan. Directed by Harrison Grey Fiske. Produced by Minnie Maddern Fiske (credited as Mrs. Fiske; also in cast, as "Leah Kretschma"; also producer, w/Harrison Grey Fiske and Manhattan Company). Manhattan Theatre: 12 Dec 1904-Apr 1905 (... 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:

[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:

After playing the real-life Mayer and Nathan Rothschild in the drama The House of Rothschild (1934), he played the fictional Francois Rothschild in the comedy Mister Hobo (1935) the following year. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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