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Kirk Douglas
Leading Player
(1916- ) Born December 9, Amsterdam, New York, USA
"Once quoted as saying "I've made a career of playing sons of bitches," Kirk Douglas is considered by many to be the epitome of the Hollywood hard man. In addition to acting in countless films over the course of his long career, Douglas has served as a director and producer, and will forever be associated with his role in helping to put an end to the infamous Hollywood black list." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Out of the Past (1947), Ace in the Hole (1951), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Paths of Glory (1957), Spartacus (1960) Key Directors Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Kubrick, Richard Fleischer  Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 7 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
Faye Dunaway
Leading Player
(1941- ) Born January 14, Bascom, Florida, USA
"As the co-star of the landmark Bonnie and Clyde, actress Faye Dunaway helped usher in a new golden era in American filmmaking, going on to appear in several of the greatest films of the 1970s.... Dunaway was virtually unknown when she accepted the role of the notorious gangster Bonnie Parker opposite Warren Beatty in Arthur Penn's 1967 crime saga Bonnie and Clyde. The picture was an unqualified success, one of the most influential films of the era, and she had become a star seemingly overnight." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Little Big Man (1970), Chinatown (1974), Three Days of the Condor (1975), Network (1976) Key Directors Arthur Penn, Richard Lester Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 3 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Robert Duvall
Leading & Character Player
(1931- ) Born January 5, San Diego, California, USA
"One of Hollywood's most distinguished, popular, and versatile actors, Robert Duvall possesses a rare gift for totally immersing himself in his roles... He worked with some of the greatest directors over the years. This included a long association with Francis Ford Coppola, for whom he worked in two Godfather movies (in 1972 and 1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979)." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Godfather Part II (1972), Network (1976), Apocalypse Now (1979), Tender Mercies (1983), The Natural (1984) Key Directors Francis Ford Coppola  Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 7 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
             
 
Clint Eastwood
Leading Player
(1930- ) Born May 31, San Francisco, California, USA
"With his rugged good looks and icon status, Clint Eastwood was long one of the few actors whose name on a movie marquee could guarantee a hit. Less well-known for a long time (at least until he won the Academy Award as Best Director for Unforgiven), was the fact that Eastwood was also a producer/director, with an enviable record of successes." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Dirty Harry (1971), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Unforgiven (1992), The Bridges of Madison County (1995) Key Directors Himself, Don Siegel, Sergio Leone  Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 6 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
● Appears in 1 of the 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
 
Henry Fonda
Leading Player
(1905-1982) Born May 16, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA
"One of the cinema's most enduring actors, Henry Fonda enjoyed a highly successful career spanning close to a half century. Most often in association with director John Ford, he starred in many of the finest films of Hollywood's golden era... Fonda majored in journalism in college, and worked as an office boy before pursuing an interest in acting." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), My Darling Clementine (1946), 12 Angry Men (1957), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Key Directors John Ford, Sidney Lumet, Otto Preminger Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 9 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Harrison Ford
Leading Player
(1942- ) Born July 13, Chicago, Illinois, USA
"If Harrison Ford had listened to the advice of studio heads early in his career, he would have remained a carpenter and never gone on to star in some of Hollywood's biggest films and become one of the industry's most bankable stars... The early '80s elevated Ford to major stardom with the combined impact of The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and his portrayal of action-adventure hero Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Blade Runner (1982), Witness (1985) Key Directors Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Peter Weir Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 8 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
      
           
         
 
Jean Gabin
Leading Player
(1904-1976) Born May 17, Paris, France
"The most popular French actor of the prewar era, Jean Gabin was the essence of world-weary stoicism; a classic antihero, his characters ran the gamut of society's victims and losers, outsiders damaged by life and with no hope of survival. Born Jean-Alexis Moncorgé on May 17, 1904, in Mériel, France, he was the son of professional cabaret performers, and raised by relatives in the country." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Pépé le Moko (1937), La Grande illusion (1937), La Bête humaine (1938), Le Jour se lève (1939), French Cancan (1955) Key Directors Jean Renoir, Julien Duvivier, Henri Verneuil Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 7 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Vittorio Gassman
Leading Player
(1922-2000) Born September 1, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
"One of the most popular and versatile stars in Italy for over 40 years, handsome, flamboyant Vittorio Gassman has found tremendous success on stage and screen as an actor... Before making his film debut in the 1946 Preludio d'Amore, Gassman had established himself as a major stage star, having appeared in some 40 productions; he specialized in classical plays." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Bitter Rice (1948), Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958), Il Sorpasso (1963), Scent of a Woman (1974), We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974) Key Directors Dino Risi, Mario Monicelli, Ettore Scola Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 3 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
John Gielgud
Leading & Character Player
(1904-2000) Born April 14, South Kensington, London, England
"One of the theatre's greatest legends, Sir John Gielgud spent almost 80 of the 96 years of his life appearing in countless plays that saw him portray every major Shakespearean role. The last surviving member of a generation of classical actors that included Laurence Olivier, Peggy Ashcroft, and Ralph Richardson, Gielgud worked up to a month before his death, performing in over 50 films and numerous television productions when he wasn't busy with his stage work." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Chimes at Midnight (1966), Providence (1977), The Elephant Man (1980), Gandhi (1982), Richard III (1955) Key Directors Otto Preminger Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 5 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
             
 
Lillian Gish
Leading Player
(1893-1993) Born October 14, Springfield, Ohio, USA
"The First Lady of the Silent Screen, Lillian Gish was the movie industry's first true actress. A pioneer of fundamental film performing techniques, she was the first star to recognize the many crucial differences between acting for the stage and acting for the screen, and while her contemporaries painted their performances in broad, dramatic strokes, Gish delivered finely etched, nuanced turns carrying a stunning emotional impact." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Birth of a Nation (1915), Intolerance (1916), Broken Blossoms (1919), The Wind (1928), The Night of the Hunter (1955) Key Directors D.W. Griffith, King Vidor Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 9 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Cary Grant
Leading Player
(1904-1986) Born January 18, Bristol, England
"After acting in Broadway musicals, Grant was signed in 1932 by Paramount Pictures to be built into leading-man material... A bit stiff-necked but undeniably sexy, Grant vaulted to stardom, though Paramount continued wasting his potential in second rate films... Seemingly growing handsomer and more charming as he got older, Grant retained his stardom into the 1960s." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Notorious (1946), North by Northwest (1959) Key Directors Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Donen Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 12 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Alec Guinness
Leading Player
(1914-2000) Born April 2, Marylebone, London, England
"A member of a generation of British actors that included Sir Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson, Sir Alec Guinness possessed an astonishing versatility that was amply displayed over the course of his 66-year career. Dubbed "the outstanding poet of anonymity" by fellow actor Peter Ustinov, Guinness was a consummate performer, effortlessly portraying characters that ranged from eight members of the same family to an aging Jedi master." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Ladykillers (1955), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Key Directors David Lean, Alexander Mackendrick, Robert Hamer Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 8 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
             
 
Gene Hackman
Leading Player
(1930- ) Born January 30, San Bernardino, California, USA
"A remarkably prolific and versatile talent, Gene Hackman was a successful character actor whose uncommon abilities and smart career choices ultimately made him a most unlikely leading man. In the tradition of Spencer Tracy, he excelled as an Everyman, consistently delivering intelligent, natural performances which established him among the most respected and well-liked stars of his era." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The French Connection (1971), The Conversation (1974), Eureka (1981), Unforgiven (1992), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Key Directors Arthur Penn, John Frankenheimer Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 8 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
● Appears in 1 of the 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
Alan Hale
Leading Character Player
(1892-1950) Born February 10, Washington, DC, USA
"Bolstering his acting income with odd jobs as a newspaperman and itinerant inventor (at one point he considered becoming an osteopath!), Hale finally enjoyed a measure of security as a much-in-demand character actor in the 1920s, usually as hard-hearted villains... Talkies made Hale more popular than ever, especially in his many roles as Irishmen, blusterers and "best pals" for Warner Bros." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films It Happened One Night (1934), Stella Dallas (1937), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Pursued (1947), Stars in My Crown (1950) Key Directors Michael Curtiz, Raoul Walsh Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 3 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Audrey Hepburn
Leading Player
(1929-1993) Born May 4, Brussels, Belgium
"Magical screen presence, fashion arbiter, shrine to good taste, and tireless crusader for children's rights, Audrey Hepburn has become one of the most enduring screen icons of the twentieth century. Best-known for her film roles in Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday and Charade, Hepburn epitomized a waif-like glamour, combining charm, effervescence, and grace." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Roman Holiday (1953), War and Peace (1956), Funny Face (1957), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), My Fair Lady (1964) Key Directors Stanley Donen, William Wyler, Billy Wilder Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 6 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
             
           
       
 
Katharine Hepburn
Leading Player
(1907-2003) Born May 12, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
"I'm a personality as well as an actress," Katharine Hepburn once declared. "Show me an actress who isn't a personality, and you'll show me a woman who isn't a star." Hepburn's bold, distinctive personality was apparent almost from birth. She inherited from her doctor father and suffragette mother her three most pronounced traits: an open and ever-expanding mind, a healthy body, and an inability to tell anything less than the truth." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Bringing Up Baby (1938), Holiday (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Adam's Rib (1949), The African Queen (1951) Key Directors George Cukor, George Stevens Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 4 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
Charlton Heston
Leading Player
(1924-2008) Born October 4, Evanston, Illinois, USA
"Steely jawed, hard bodied, terse in speech, Charlton Heston was an American man's man, an epic unto himself. While he played modern men, he was at his best when portraying larger-than-life figures from world history, preferably with his shirt off... Heston began developing his persona of an unflinching hero with a piercing blue-eyed stare and unbending, self-righteous Middle American ethics." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Ten Commandments (1956), Touch of Evil (1958), Ben-Hur (1959), El Cid (1961), Planet of the Apes (1968) Key Directors Franklin J. Schaffner, William Wyler, Cecil B. DeMille Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 2 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
● Appears in 1 of the 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
 
Dustin Hoffman
Leading Player
(1937- ) Born August 8, Los Angeles, California, USA
"The emergence of Dustin Hoffman in 1967 heralded the arrival of a new era of Hollywood stardom. Diminutive, wiry and unassuming, he was anything but the usual matinee idol, yet he quickly distinguished himself among the most popular and celebrated screen performers of his generation. A notoriously difficult talent famous for his battles with directors as well as his total immersion in his performances, Hoffman further battled against stereotypes by accepting roles which cast him firmly as an antihero" - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Graduate (1967), Midnight Cowboy (1969), Straw Dogs (1971), All the President's Men (1976), Tootsie (1982) Key Directors Barry Levinson, John Schlesinger Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 5 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
● Appears in 1 of the 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
 
      
 
William Holden
Leading Player
(1918-1981) Born April 17, O'Fallon, Illinois, USA
"Spotted by a talent scout during a stage production at Pasadena Junior College, Holden was signed by both Paramount and Columbia, who would share his contract for the next two decades. After one bit role, Holden was thrust into the demanding leading part of boxer Joe Bonaparte in Golden Boy (1939)." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Sunset Blvd. (1950), Picnic (1955), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), The Wild Bunch (1969), Network (1976) Key Directors Billy Wilder Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 4 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
Dennis Hopper
Leading & Character Player
(1936-2010) Born May 17, Dodge City, Kansas, USA
"The odyssey of Dennis Hopper has been one of Hollywood's longest, strangest trips. A onetime teen performer, he went through a series of career metamorphoses — studio pariah, rebel filmmaker, drug casualty, and comeback kid — before finally settling comfortably into the role of character actor par excellence, with a rogues' gallery of killers and freaks unmatched in psychotic intensity and demented glee." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Easy Rider (1969), The American Friend (1977), Rumble Fish (1983), Blue Velvet (1986), Speed (1994) Key Directors Himself, Henry Hathaway, Francis Ford Coppola Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 6 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Edward Everett Horton
Leading Character Player
(1886-1970) Born March 18, Brooklyn, New York, USA
"Few actors were more beloved of audiences across multiple generations — and from more different fields of entertainment — than Edward Everett Horton. For almost 70 years, his work delighted theatergoers on two coasts (and a lot of the real estate in between) and movie audiences, first in the silents and then in the talkies, where he quickly became a familiar supporting player and then a second lead, often essaying comically nervous "fuddy-duddy" parts." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Trouble in Paradise (1932), Design for Living (1933), Top Hat (1935), The Devil is a Woman (1935), Angel (1937) Key Directors Ernst Lubitsch, Frank Capra, Mark Sandrich Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 7 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
               
 
Rock Hudson
Leading Player
(1925-1985) Born November 17, Winnetka, Illinois, USA
"A favorite of teen-oriented fan magazines, Hudson ascended to stardom, his films gradually reaching the A-list category with such important releases as Magnificent Obsession (1954) and Battle Hymn (1957)... Hudson's career took a giant leap forward in 1959 when he was cast in Pillow Talk, the first of several profitable co-starring gigs with Doris Day." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films All That Heaven Allows (1955), Giant (1956), The Tarnished Angels (1957), Pillow Talk (1959), Seconds (1966) Key Directors Douglas Sirk, Anthony Mann Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 6 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
Erland Josephson
Leading Player
(1923- ) Born June 15, Stockholm, Sweden
"A longtime friend of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, actor Erland Josephson starred in six of the director's best films, including The Passion of Anna (1970), Cries and Whispers (1972), Scenes From a Marriage (1973), and Fanny and Alexander (1982). In these films and others, the aristocratic Josephson came to embody one type of Bergman protagonist: the modern neurotic man, aloof, introspective, and thoroughly self-centered." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Hour of the Wolf (1967), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Fanny and Alexander (1982), Nostalghia (1983), The Sacrifice (1986) Key Directors Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky  Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 8 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
● Appears in 1 of the 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
 
Buster Keaton
Leading & Character Player
(1895-1966) Born October 4, Piqua, Kansas, USA
"Although his career lacked the resilience of Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton may well have been the most gifted comedian to emerge from the cinema's silent era. And while his skills as a gag writer and physical comic were remarkable, Keaton was one clown whose understanding of the film medium was just as great as his talent for taking a pratfall." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Sherlock Jr. (1924), The Navigator (1924), The General (1926), The Cameraman (1928), Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) Key Directors Himself, Eddie Cline  Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 9 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
           
 
Harvey Keitel
Leading Player
(1939- ) Born May 13, Brooklyn, New York, USA
"Sporting a Brooklyn accent and bulldog features, Harvey Keitel first gained recognition with a series of gritty roles in the early films of Martin Scorsese, and he was for a long time cast as one lowlife thug after another. His career experienced a renaissance in the 1990s, when roles in such films as Thelma & Louise, Bad Lieutenant, and The Piano demonstrated his versatility and his willingness to let it all hang out (literally) in the service of an authentic characterization." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Mean Streets (1973), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Thelma & Louise (1991), Reservoir Dogs (1992), The Piano (1993) Key Directors Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott  Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 7 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
Burt Lancaster
Leading Player
(1913-1994) Born November 2, New York, New York, USA
"Rugged, athletic, and handsome, Burt Lancaster enjoyed phenomenal success from his first film, The Killers, to his last, Field of Dreams — over a career spanning more than four decades. Boasting an impressively wide range, he delivered thoughtful, sensitive performances across a spectrum of genres: from film noir to Westerns to melodrama, he commanded the screen with a presence and power matched by only a handful of stars." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films From Here to Eternity (1953), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), The Leopard (1963), 1900 (1976), Local Hero (1983) Key Directors John Frankenheimer, Robert Aldrich, Robert Siodmak Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 5 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Charles Laughton
Leading Player
(1899-1962) Born July 1, Victoria Hotel, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
"Tortured but brilliant British actor Charles Laughton's unique performances made him a compelling performer both on stage and in film. After starting his career as an hotel manager, Laughton switched to acting. His performances in London's West End plays brought him early acclaim, which eventually led him to the Old Vic, Broadway and Hollywood." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Old Dark House (1932), Ruggles of Red Gap (1935), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), This Land is Mine (1943), Witness for the Prosecution (1957) Key Directors Alexander Korda  Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 1 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
             
 
Jean-Pierre Leaud
Leading & Character Player
(1944- ) Born May 5, Paris, France
"In addition to his many Truffaut assignments, Léaud was also a regular in the films of Jean-Luc Godard, including Masculin/Feminin (1966), for which he won the Berlin Festival award for Best Actor. In addition, he co-starred in Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris (1972) with Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider. On occasion, Léaud has functioned as assistant director for his starring films." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The 400 Blows (1959), Masculin Feminin (1966), Stolen Kisses (1968), Two English Girls (1971), The Mother and the Whore (1973) Key Directors Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Jacques Rivette Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 9 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
● Appears in 1 of the 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
 
Jack Lemmon
Leading Player
(1925-2001) Born February 18, Newton, Massachusetts, USA
"A private school-educated everyman who could play outrageous comedy and wrenching tragedy, Jack Lemmon burst onto the movie scene as a 1950s Columbia contract player and remained a beloved star until his death in 2001. Whether through humor or pathos, he excelled at illuminating the struggles of average men against a callous world; as director Billy Wilder once noted, "There was a little bit of genius in everything he did." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Some Like it Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), Avanti! (1972), Missing (1982), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) Key Directors Billy Wilder, Blake Edwards, Robert Altman Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 6 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Tony Leung
Leading Player
(1962- ) Born June 27, Hong Kong
"Leung's relaxed charm and matinee-idol looks make it easy to overlook the complexity of his performances. His most memorable ones are the result of working with directors attuned to his talent for suggesting the conflicted inner lives of his characters through introspective silences and subtle gestures. In Hou's Flowers of Shanghai and Anh Hung Tran's Cyclo, entire scenes seem to revolve around his melancholy, nearly wordless performances." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Hard-Boiled (1992), Chungking Express (1994), Happy Together (1997), In the Mood for Love (2000), 2046 (2004) Key Directors Wong Kar-wai, Hou Hsiao-hsien, John Woo Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 5 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
● Appears in 3 of the 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
 
             
 
Karl Malden
Leading Player
(1912-2009) Born March 22, Chicago, Illinois, USA
"While not a prime candidate for stardom with his oversized nose and bullhorn voice, Malden attended Chicago's Goodman Dramatic School, then moved to New York, where he made his Broadway bow in 1937... For much of his film career, Malden was assigned roles that called for excesses of ham; even his Oscar-nominated performance in On the Waterfront (1954) was decidedly "Armour Star" in concept and execution." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Ruby Gentry (1952), On the Waterfront (1954), Baby Doll (1956), Patton (1970) Key Directors Elia Kazan Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 2 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Lee Marvin
Leading Player
(1924-1987) Born February 19, New York, New York, USA
"Much like Humphrey Bogart before him, Lee Marvin rose through the ranks of movie stardom as a character actor, delivering expertly nasty and villainous turns in a series of B-movies before finally graduating to more heroic performances. Regardless of which side of the law he traveled, however, he projected a tough-as-nails intensity and a two-fisted integrity which elevated even the slightest material." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Seven Men from Now (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), The Dirty Dozen (1967), Point Blank (1967), The Big Red One (1980) Key Directors John Boorman, Robert Aldrich, John Ford Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 3 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
James Mason
Leading Player
(1909-1984) Born May 15, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
"Lending his mellifluous voice and regal mien to more than 100 films, British actor James Mason built a long career playing assorted villains, military men, and rather dubious romantic leads. Though the quality of his films ranged from the superb A Star Is Born (1954) and The Reckless Moment (1949) to the ultra-trashy Bloodline (1979), Mason always left an indelible impression." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Odd Man Out (1947), The Reckless Moment (1949), A Star is Born (1954), Bigger Than Life (1956), Lolita (1962) Key Directors Max Ophüls, Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 7 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
             
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