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Abraham Sofaer

Highest Rated:   100% Bhowani Junction (1956)
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Burmese actor Abraham Sofaer had the strong semitic features and cultured mannerisms to allow him to play a variety of ethnic types. In various films and TV shows, Sofaer portrayed Jews, Arabs, Armenians, Turks and plenty of East Indians (though he usual shied away from the latter because, in his words, "it is so ridiculously easy"). Offscreen, Sofaer thought of himself as an old-school-tie Englishman. He came to London at age 19 to complete his education, secured a job as stage manager with a Shakespearian company, and went on to a British stage career in 1921 -- making his BBC television debut as early as 1936. One of his most famous portrayals in both England and on Broadway was as Disraeli in the original Helen Hayes production of Victoria Regina. Ensconced in Hollywood by the '50s, Sofaer continued to live the live of an English gentleman, playing cricket in his spare time. He also was a keen scholar of different cultures, especially Hebrew tribal customs. Among Abraham Sofaer's many films were Dreyfus (filmed in Britain in 1931), Elephant Walk (1956), The King of Kings (1961) and Head (1969); certainly Sofaer's most conspicuous film performance was as God Himself in A Matter of Life and Death (1945).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
83% Chisum
  • White Buffalo
1970
No Score Yet Che!
  • Pablo Rojas
1969
No Score Yet Justine
  • Proprietor
1969
75% Head
  • Swami
1968
No Score Yet Journey to the Center of Time
  • Dr. 'Doc' Gordon
1967
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Joseph of Arimathaea
1965
No Score Yet Demon with a Glass Hand
  • Actor
1964
57% Twice Told Tales
  • Prof. Pietro Baglioni
1963
No Score Yet Captain Sinbad
  • Galgo
1963
No Score Yet Taras Bulba
  • Abbot
1962
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind
  • Indian Chief
1957
No Score Yet Omar Khayyam
  • Tutush
1957
No Score Yet The First Texan
  • Don Carlos
1956
100% Bhowani Junction
  • Surabhai
1956
No Score Yet Out of the Clouds
  • Indian
1955
60% Elephant Walk
  • Appuhamy
1954
86% The Naked Jungle
  • Incacha
1954
No Score Yet His Majesty O'Keefe
  • Fatumak
1954
86% Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
  • Judge
1951
88% Quo Vadis?
  • Paul
1951
No Score Yet Christopher Columbus
  • Luis de Santangel
1949
No Score Yet Calling Paul Temple
  • Dr. Kohima
1948
No Score Yet Ghosts of Berkeley Square
  • Disraeli
1947
95% Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death)
  • Judge
1947
No Score Yet Dual Alibi
  • French Judge
1947
No Score Yet Crook's Tour
  • Ali
1941
No Score Yet Freedom Radio (A Voice in the Night)
  • Heini Meyer
1941
No Score Yet Rembrandt
  • Dr. Menasseh
1936
92% Things to Come
  • Watsky
1936
No Score Yet I Stand Condemned
  • The Jew
1936
No Score Yet The Private Life of Don Juan
  • Street Bookseller
1934

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Actor
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Dr. Stillman
  • 1960

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