James Mason

Highest Rated:
100% The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Lowest Rated:
22% Yellowbeard (1983)
Birthday:
May 15
Birthplace:
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Bio:
Originally, James Neville Mason planned on being an architect- but discovering acting on a lark he pursued it instead. Mason got started on the stage, but eventually started doing film as well. A tendency to turn down no role kept him busy his entire life- with a lengthy career spanning genres and…

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
The Desert Fox
  • Actor
-- 2001
People of the Wind
  • Narrator
-- 1998
Zigzag
  • Actor
-- 1997
Cold Sweat (De la part des copains)
  • Actor
-- 1997
Mapping Errors
  • Ed Avery
-- 1991
The Shooting Party
  • Sir Randolph Nettleby
-- 1985
The Assisi Underground
  • Bishop Nicolini
-- 1985
George Washington
  • Actor
-- 1984
22% Yellowbeard
  • Capt. Hughes
-- 1983
Unknown Chaplin
  • Actor
-- 1983
Dangerous Summer
  • George Engels
-- 1982
96% The Verdict
  • Ed Concannon
-- 1982
83% Evil under the Sun
  • Odell Gardener
-- 1982
Ivanhoe
  • Isaac of York
-- 1982
North Sea Hijack (ffolkes) (Assault Force)
  • Adm. Brinsden
-- 1980
83% Salem's Lot
  • Richard Straker
-- 1979
Bloodline
  • Sir Alec Nichols
-- 1979
86% Murder by Decree
  • Dr. John H. Watson
-- 1979
The Passage
  • Prof. John Bergson
-- 1979
Sidney Sheldon's Bloodline
  • Actor
-- 1979
Water Babies
  • Actor
-- 1978
69% The Boys from Brazil
  • Eduard Seibert
-- 1978
The Water Babies (Slip Slide Adventures)
  • Grimes
-- 1978
88% Heaven Can Wait
  • Mr. Jordan
-- 1978
Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love
  • Narrator
-- 1977
Jesus of Nazareth
  • Joseph of Arimathea
-- 1977
80% Cross of Iron
  • Col. Brandt
-- 1977
89% Voyage of the Damned
  • Remos
-- 1976
Origins of the Mafia
  • Actor
-- 1976
Street War
  • Actor
-- 1976
Inside Out (The Golden Heist) (Hitler's Gold)
  • Ernst Furben
-- 1975
Kidnap Syndicate (La cittą sconvolta: caccia spietata ai rapitori)
  • Actor
-- 1975
31% Mandingo
  • Maxwell
-- 1975
Gente di rispetto (The Flower in His Mouth)
  • Actor
-- 1975
Autobiography of a Princess
  • Cyril Sahib
-- 1975
11 Harrowhouse
  • Watts
-- 1974
Great Expectations
  • Abel Magwitch
-- 1974
The Marseille Contract (The Destructors)
  • Brizard
-- 1974
Bad Man's River
  • Montero
-- 1974
92% The Last of Sheila
  • Philip
-- 1973
Frankenstein: The True Story
  • Dr. Polidori
-- 1973
50% The MacKintosh Man
  • Sir George Wheeler
-- 1973
Child's Play
  • Jerome Malley
-- 1972
Yin and Yang of Mr. Go
  • Mr. Go
-- 1971
Kill
  • Alan
-- 1971
Hunt the Man Down (Bad Man's River)
  • Actor
-- 1971
Cold Sweat
  • Ross
-- 1970
Age of Consent
  • Bradley Morahan
  • Producer
-- 1969
The London Nobody Knows
  • Guide/Narrator
-- 1969
Duffy
  • Charles Calvert
-- 1968
Mayerling
  • Emperor Franz Josef
-- 1968
The Sea Gull
  • Trigorin
-- 1968
Cop-Out
  • John Sawyer
-- 1967
The Blue Max
  • Count von Klugermann
-- 1966
90% Georgy Girl
  • James Leamington
-- 1966
The Deadly Affair
  • Charles Dobbs
-- 1966
Genghis Khan
  • Kam Ling
-- 1965
54% Lord Jim
  • Gentleman Brown
-- 1965
100% The Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Timonides
-- 1964
The Pumpkin Eater
  • Bob Conway
-- 1964
Hero's Island
  • Jacob Webber/Blackbeard
-- 1962
Escape from Zahrain
  • Johnson
-- 1962
98% Lolita
  • Humbert Humbert
-- 1962
Tiara Tahiti
  • Capt. Brett Almsley
-- 1962
The Trials of Oscar Wilde (The Man with the Green Carnation)
  • Sir Edward Carson
-- 1960
A Touch of Larceny
  • Cmdr. Max Easton
-- 1959
100% North by Northwest
  • Phillip Vandamm
-- 1959
81% Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Prof. Oliver Lindenbrook
-- 1959
The Decks Ran Red
  • Capt. Edwin Rumill
-- 1958
Cry Terror!
  • Jim Molner
-- 1958
Island in the Sun
  • Maxwell Fleury
-- 1957
Forever, Darling
  • The Guardian Angel
-- 1956
93% Bigger Than Life (1956)
  • Ed Avery
-- 1956
89% 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
  • Captain Nemo
-- 1954
Prince Valiant
  • Sir Brack
-- 1954
96% A Star Is Born
  • Norman Maine
-- 1954
Botany Bay
  • Capt. Paul Gilbert
-- 1953
100% Julius Caesar
  • Brutus
-- 1953
The Man Between
  • Ivo Kern
-- 1953
The Tell-Tale Heart
  • Narrator
-- 1953
Charade
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Jonah Watson
-- 1953
80% The Desert Rats
  • Rommel
-- 1953
The Story of Three Loves
  • Charles Coudray
-- 1953
100% 5 Fingers
  • Diello aka "Cicero"
-- 1952
The Prisoner of Zenda
  • Rupert of Hentzau
-- 1952
Santa Fe
  • Actor
-- 1951
86% Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
  • Hendrick van der Zee
-- 1951
71% The Desert Fox
  • Erwin Rommel
-- 1951
One Way Street
  • Doc Matson
-- 1950
100% Caught
  • Larry Quinada
-- 1949
Madame Bovary
  • Gustave Flaubert
-- 1949
East Side, West Side
  • Brandon Bourne
-- 1949
Battle By Air
  • Actor
-- 1949
The Reckless Moment
  • Martin Donnelly
-- 1949
100% Odd Man Out
  • Johnny O'Queen
-- 1947
The Upturned Glass
  • Michael Joyce
-- 1947
Seventh Veil
  • Actor
-- 1947
Hotel Reserve
  • Peter Vadassy
-- 1946
A Place of One's Own
  • Mr. Smedhurst
-- 1945
The Man in Grey
  • Marquis of Rohan
-- 1945
The Seventh Veil
  • Nicholas
-- 1945
They Were Sisters
  • Geoffrey
-- 1945
The Wicked Lady
  • Capt. Jerry Jackson
-- 1945
Fanny by Gaslight (Man of Evil)
  • Lord Manderstoke
-- 1945
Candlelight in Algeria
  • Alan Thurston
-- 1944
The Bells Go Down
  • Ted Robbins
-- 1943
They Met in the Dark
  • Cmdr. Richard Heritage
-- 1943
Thunder Rock
  • Streeter
-- 1942
Night Has Eyes
  • Stephen Deremid
-- 1942
Secret Mission
  • Raoul de Carnot
-- 1942
Billy the Kid Trapped
  • Actor
-- 1942
Let Freedom Ring
  • Barfly
-- 1939
I Met a Murderer
  • Mark Warrow
-- 1939
Return Of The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Actor
-- 1938
The High Command
  • Captain Heverell
-- 1938
Hills of Old Wyoming
  • Deputy
-- 1937
100% The Prisoner of Zenda
  • Actor
-- 1937
Mill on the Floss
  • Tom Tulliver
-- 1937
Fire Over England
  • Hillary Vane
-- 1937
Where Trails Divide
  • Actor
-- 1937
The Plainsman
  • Actor
-- 1936
Mayerling
  • Actor
-- 1936
Troubled Waters
  • John Merriman
-- 1936
Hopalong Cassidy Enters
  • Tom Shaw
-- 1935
Powdersmoke Range
  • Jordan
-- 1935
Late Extra
  • Jim Martin
-- 1935
Treasure Island
  • Actor
-- 1934
Lone Avenger
  • henchman
-- 1933
Drum Taps
  • Actor
-- 1933
Texas Gunfighter
  • Actor
-- 1932
Pack Up Your Troubles
  • Police Officer
-- 1932
Glamour Girls
  • Actor
-- 1930
Ellis in Freedomland
  • Actor
--

James Mason Trivia

He met his second wife Clarissa Kaye on the set of Age of consent (1969) and the pair married in 1971. Now pushing 70, there was no stopping Mason and he appeared in a string of movies and television series until his death from a heart attack at his home in Switzerland on July 27, 1984. He was 75.
- submitted by Tracey c (4 years ago)
Mason and his wife divorced in 1964 and he continued working at a furious pace throughout the decade, earning another Oscar nod for best Supporting Actor for the romantic comedy Georgy Girl (1966).
- submitted by Tracey c (4 years ago)

Quotes from James Mason's Characters

    1. Clare Quilty: Say, what you take it away for, mister? That was getting kind of smutty there!
    2. Humbert Humbert: Do you have any last words?
    3. Clare Quilty: Listen, Mac. You're drunk, and I'm a sick man. This pistol-packing farce is becoming a sort of nuisance.
    4. Humbert Humbert: Do you want to die standing up or sitting down?
    5. Clare Quilty: I wanna die like a champion.
    From Lolita. Submitted by Victor M (9 months ago)
    1. Charlotte Haze: Were there a lot of women in your life before me?
    2. Humbert Humbert: I've told you about them already.
    3. Charlotte Haze: Well, you didn't tell me about all of them.
    4. Humbert Humbert: Charlotte, if it would make you any happier, I will sit right down and I will make out a complete list of every woman I have ever known. Will that satisfy you?
    5. Charlotte Haze: Ohh, I'm lonesome...I think it's healthy for me to be jealous. It means that I love you. You know how happy I can make you.
    From Lolita. Submitted by Victor M (9 months ago)
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