James Mason

James Mason

James Neville Mason, known as James Mason, was an accomplished English actor who made a significant impact on both British and American cinema. He was born on May 15, 1909, in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, and passed away on July 27, 1984, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Mason's acting career began in the 1930s, where he initially gained recognition for his stage performances in London's West End. He made his film debut in 1935 with the British film "Late Extra," marking the start of his illustrious on-screen journey. Throughout his career, Mason showcased his exceptional acting abilities, often portraying complex and morally ambiguous characters. His commanding presence, distinctive voice, and versatile range allowed him to effortlessly transition between genres, from dramas to thrillers and even period pieces. One of Mason's most acclaimed performances came in 1945 when he starred as the troubled and enigmatic Johnny McQueen in the film "Odd Man Out." His portrayal of the wounded Irish nationalist earned him widespread praise and established him as a respected leading man. Mason's notable filmography includes memorable roles in films such as "The Wicked Lady" (1945), "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman" (1951), "A Star Is Born" (1954), "North by Northwest" (1959), and "Lolita" (1962). His ability to bring depth, sophistication, and complexity to his characters captivated audiences and garnered critical acclaim. Beyond his film career, Mason also dabbled in producing and directing. He co-produced and starred in the acclaimed film "A Star Is Born," showcasing his multifaceted talent and creative vision. Throughout his life, Mason was recognized with numerous awards and nominations, including three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor. He was highly regarded by his peers and critics alike for his impeccable craft and his ability to elevate any production he was a part of.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, UK
    Birthday
    5/15/1909
Lolita
Lolita
7.4
Frankenstein: The True Story
Frankenstein: The True Story
7.6
Cry Terror!
Cry Terror!
6.1
Bigger Than Life
Bigger Than Life
7.2
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
6.7
The Water Babies
The Water Babies
6
The Reckless Moment
The Reckless Moment
6.8
One Way Street
One Way Street
4.9
The Deadly Affair
The Deadly Affair
6.2
Island in the Sun
Island in the Sun
6.3
Caught
Caught
6.5
Odd Man Out
Odd Man Out
7.4
The Seventh Veil
The Seventh Veil
6.3
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
6.6
Prince Valiant
Prince Valiant
5.9
Age of Consent
Age of Consent
5.9
The London Nobody Knows
The London Nobody Knows
6
Child's Play
Child's Play
6.1
They Met in the Dark
They Met in the Dark
6.2
I Met a Murderer
I Met a Murderer
4.7
The Shooting Party
The Shooting Party
6.9
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go
5
The Upturned Glass
The Upturned Glass
6.7
5 Fingers
5 Fingers
7.6
A Touch of Larceny
A Touch of Larceny
5.8
Hotel Reserve
Hotel Reserve
6.5
The Marriage-Go-Round
The Marriage-Go-Round
4.8
The Night Has Eyes
The Night Has Eyes
6.3
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart
7.2
The Decks Ran Red
The Decks Ran Red
6.4
Fanny by Gaslight
Fanny by Gaslight
5.7
Tiara Tahiti
Tiara Tahiti
5.6
Spring and Port Wine
Spring and Port Wine
5.5
Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love
Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love
5
The Sea Gull
The Sea Gull
6.3
Candlelight in Algeria
Candlelight in Algeria
5.7
Cop-Out
Cop-Out
5.9
Face to Face
Face to Face
5.7
Lady Possessed
Lady Possessed
5.1
The Mill on the Floss
The Mill on the Floss
6
Hero's Island
Hero's Island
4.8
Prison Breaker
Prison Breaker
0
Late Extra
Late Extra
5.5
Autobiography of a Princess
Autobiography of a Princess
5
Home, James
Home, James
6.5
The Patient Vanishes
The Patient Vanishes
0
Charade
Charade
5.5
Catch as Catch Can
Catch as Catch Can
0
The Popes and Their Art
The Popes and Their Art
0
Dr. Fischer of Geneva
Dr. Fischer of Geneva
6.8
The Star of Bethlehem
The Star of Bethlehem
0
People of the Wind
People of the Wind
5
The Glory of the Garden
The Glory of the Garden
0
The Wind in the Wires
The Wind in the Wires
0
John Keats: His Life and Death
John Keats: His Life and Death
0
James Mason: The Star They Loved to Hate
James Mason: The Star They Loved to Hate
0
The Search for Alexander the Great
The Search for Alexander the Great
0
Theatre 62: Rebecca
Theatre 62: Rebecca
0
The Reformation: Age of Revolt
The Reformation: Age of Revolt
0
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
7
The Man Between
The Man Between
7.1
A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
7.1
Evil Under the Sun
Evil Under the Sun
6.9
Lord Jim
Lord Jim
6.7
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Journey to the Center of the Earth
7
Murder by Decree
Murder by Decree
6.4
The Wicked Lady
The Wicked Lady
6.2
A Place of One's Own
A Place of One's Own
5.4
The Desert Rats
The Desert Rats
6.3
Georgy Girl
Georgy Girl
6.4
Mandingo
Mandingo
6.7
Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
6.7
Ivanhoe
Ivanhoe
6.2
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
7
The Blue Max
The Blue Max
6.9
The Passage
The Passage
6.3
Duffy
Duffy
6.1
Bad Man's River
Bad Man's River
4.2
East Side, West Side
East Side, West Side
7
Fear in the City
Fear in the City
5.8
A Dangerous Summer
A Dangerous Summer
4
They Were Sisters
They Were Sisters
6.4
Botany Bay
Botany Bay
6.4
The Left Hand of the Law
The Left Hand of the Law
6
The Bells Go Down
The Bells Go Down
7.4
The Assisi Underground
The Assisi Underground
5.5
Troubled Waters
0
The Uninhibited
The Uninhibited
5.6
Kidnap Syndicate
Kidnap Syndicate
6.8
Torpedo Bay
Torpedo Bay
0
Bees on the Boat-Deck
0
North by Northwest
North by Northwest
8
Bloodline
Bloodline
4.7
Cross of Iron
Cross of Iron
7.1
Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan
5.9
Heaven Can Wait
Heaven Can Wait
6.6
The MacKintosh Man
The MacKintosh Man
6.1
Forever, Darling
Forever, Darling
7
The Man in Grey
The Man in Grey
6.1
Cold Sweat
Cold Sweat
5.7
The Boys from Brazil
The Boys from Brazil
6.7
Mayerling
Mayerling
6.3
Great Expectations
Great Expectations
6.1
The Pumpkin Eater
The Pumpkin Eater
6.7
The Marseille Contract
The Marseille Contract
6
Hatter's Castle
Hatter's Castle
6.3
Thunder Rock
Thunder Rock
6.4
The Flower in His Mouth
The Flower in His Mouth
6.9
Alibi
Alibi
0
The Trials of Oscar Wilde
The Trials of Oscar Wilde
6.3
Kill!
Kill!
4.8
Secret of Stamboul
Secret of Stamboul
6
11 Harrowhouse
11 Harrowhouse
5.8
North Sea Hijack
North Sea Hijack
6.2
Alexandre
Alexandre
6
Twice Branded
Twice Branded
6
Cyrano de Bergerac
0
The Verdict
The Verdict
7.5
Inside Out
Inside Out
6.2
The High Command
The High Command
5.6
Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel
4.2
Blind Man's Bluff
0
Lasseter's Bones
Lasseter's Bones
6.4
Ellis in Freedomland
Ellis in Freedomland
0
The Miser
The Miser
0
The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun'
The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun'
8.5
The Last of Sheila
The Last of Sheila
7
The Fall of the Roman Empire
The Fall of the Roman Empire
6.5
Secret Mission
Secret Mission
4.2
Escape from Zahrain
Escape from Zahrain
6
The Circle
0
The Story of Three Loves
The Story of Three Loves
5.5
The Moon in the Yellow River
0
Passion & Poetry: Sam's War
Passion & Poetry: Sam's War
0
The Prisoner of Zenda
The Prisoner of Zenda
6.8
Uncertain Verification
Uncertain Verification
6.3
Yellowbeard
Yellowbeard
5.5
Fire Over England
Fire Over England
6
Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
7
Sid & Judy
Sid & Judy
7.6
Group Madness
Group Madness
0
Dorian Gray: A Portrait of Oscar Wilde
Dorian Gray: A Portrait of Oscar Wilde
7.2
Sir John Mills' Moving Memories
Sir John Mills' Moving Memories
0
Voyage of the Damned
Voyage of the Damned
6
Night of 100 Stars
Night of 100 Stars
6
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