Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness

Highest Rated: 100% The Ladykillers (1955)

Lowest Rated: 27% The Comedians (1967)

Birthday: Apr 02, 1914

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Sir Alec Guinness, acting's preeminent master of disguise, first drew attention as Fagin, providing a wonderfully Dickensian performance that totally concealed the actor within in David Lean's "Oliver Twist" (1948). His most dramatic display of versatility came playing eight roles, including a woman, in "Kind Hearts and Coronets" (1949), a film that established him beyond a shadow of a doubt as an expert at make-up and deception. Whether he was an English prime minister (Disraeli in "The Mudlark" 1950), an Arab prince ("Lawrence of Arabia" 1962), a despicable despot (Hitler in "The Last Ten Days" 1973) or an Indian professor ("A Passage to India" 1984), Guinness demonstrated a chameleon-like ability to disappear so completely within the role that filmgoers forgot they were watching an actor and saw the character instead.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eskimo Day James (Character) - 1996
83% 66% Mute Witness The Reaper (Character) $962.2K 1995
No Score Yet 68% A Foreign Field Amos (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales From Hollywood Heinrich Mann (Character) - 1992
52% 73% Kafka The Chief Clerk (Character) $57.6K 1991
No Score Yet 71% Little Dorrit Part Two: Little Dorrit's Story William Dorrit (Character) $644.6K 1988
No Score Yet 46% A Handful of Dust Mr. Todd (Character) $1.6M 1988
No Score Yet 88% Little Dorrit Part One: Nobody's Fault William Dorrit (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsignor Quixote Father Quixote (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Edwin Sir Fennimore Truscott (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Future Schlock Unknown (Character) - 1984
76% 78% A Passage to India Godbole (Character) - 1984
40% 29% Lovesick Sigmund Freud (Character) - 1983
82% 94% Return of the Jedi Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (Character) $309.3M 1983
38% 28% Raise the Titanic John Bigalow (Character) - 1980
94% 97% The Empire Strikes Back Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (Character) $291.9M 1980
No Score Yet 79% Little Lord Fauntleroy Earl of Dorincourt (Character) - 1980
92% 96% Star Wars Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (Character) $345 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ceasar and Cleopatra Julius Caesar (Character) - 1976
65% 83% Murder by Death Jamesir Bensonmum (Character) - 1976
33% 50% Hitler: The Last Ten Days Adolf Hitler (Character) - 1973
42% 77% Brother Sun, Sister Moon Pope Innocent III (Character) - 1973
74% 84% Scrooge Jacob Marley's Ghost (Character) - 1970
43% 69% Cromwell King Charles I (Character) - 1970
27% 48% The Comedians Major H. O. Jones (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 56% Hotel Paradiso Benedict Boniface (Character) - 1966
62% 59% The Quiller Memorandum Pol (Character) - 1966
84% 88% Doctor Zhivago Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago (Character) $87.1K 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Situation Hopeless -- But Not Serious Wilhelm Frick (Character) - 1965
100% 69% The Fall of the Roman Empire Marcus Aurelius (Character) - 1964
97% 93% Lawrence of Arabia Prince Feisal (Character) $6M 1962
100% 62% Damn the Defiant! Captain Crawford (Character) - 1962
60% 61% A Majority of One Koichi Asano (Character) - 1961
75% 80% Tunes of Glory Maj. Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M. (Character) - 1960
94% 77% Our Man in Havana Jim Wormold (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 50% The Scapegoat John Barratt/Jacques De Gue (Character) - 1959
88% 76% The Horse's Mouth Gulley Jimson (Character) - 1958
95% 93% The Bridge on the River Kwai Colonel Nicholson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 56% All at Sea Captain William Horatio Ambrose (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 70% The Swan Prince Albert (Character) - 1956
100% 87% The Ladykillers Professor Marcus (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 25% To Paris, With Love Col. Sir Edgar Fraser (Character) - 1955
63% 71% The Prisoner The Cardinal (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 60% The Detective Father Brown (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 61% The Malta Story Flight Lt. Peter Ross (Character) - 1954
80% 67% The Captain's Paradise Captain Henry St. James (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 62% The Promoter Edward Henry `'Denry'` Machin (Character) - 1952
50% 50% Promoter Unknown (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 42% The Mudlark Benjamin Disraeli (Character) - 1951
100% 87% The Lavender Hill Mob Henry Holland (Character) - 1951
100% 81% The Man in the White Suit Sidney Stratton (Character) $8.3K 1951
100% 79% Last Holiday George Bird (Character) - 1950
100% 94% Kind Hearts and Coronets The Duke / The Banker / The Parson / The General / The Admiral / Young Ascoyne / Young Henry / Lady Agatha (Character) $35.9K 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Run for Your Money Whimple (Character) - 1949
100% 84% Oliver Twist Fagin (Character) - 1948
100% 88% Great Expectations Herbert Pocket (Character) - 1946

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959

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