George Coulouris

George Coulouris

  • Highest Rated: 100% Joan of Arc (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% Shout at the Devil (1976)
  • Birthday: Oct 1, 1903
  • Birthplace: Manchester, England, UK
  • When his parents resisted his desire to become an actor, George Coulouris ran away from his home in Manchester, England. After training at London's Central School of Dramatic Art, Coulouris made his first professional stage appearance in 1925 with the Old Vic. In 1929, Coulouris came to Broadway, where he would remain throughout the 1930s save for a brief appearance in the 1933 Hollywood film Christopher Bean. The tall, aristocratic-sounding Coulouris joined Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre, appearing in Welles's 1937 modern-dress version of Julius Caesar. He also appeared as the Rockefeller-like Walter Parks Thatcher in Welles's landmark film Citizen Kane (1941) (for publicity purposes, Kane was advertised as Coulouris' cinematic debut). Most of Coulouris' subsequent film roles were villainous in nature; in 1944, he was Oscar-nominated for his performance as a hateful fascist in Watch on the Rhine, and in 1945 he was top-billed for his role as an incognito Nazi in The Master Race. A victim of Parkinson's disease, George Coulouris still managed to remain active until 1980, when he made his farewell screen appearance in The Long Good Friday.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Mussolini: The Untold Story DeBono 1985
78% Vivement dimanche! (Finally, Sunday)(Confidentially Yours) Lablache 1983
96% The Long Good Friday Gus 1982
50% Shout at the Devil El Keb 1976
50% The Ritz Old Man Vespucci 1976
91% Murder on the Orient Express Dr. Constantine 1974
No Score Yet The Antichrist Father Mittner 1974
No Score Yet Mahler Dr. Roth 1974
No Score Yet The Final Programme (The Last Days of Man on Earth) Dr. Powys 1973
No Score Yet The Stranger Actor 1973
83% Papillon Dr. Chatal 1973
No Score Yet Blood from the Mummy's Tomb Berigan 1972
No Score Yet Tower of Evil (Beyond the Fog) (Horror on Snape Island ) Gurney 1972
No Score Yet No Blade of Grass Mr. Sturdevant 1970
No Score Yet Land Raiders Cardenas 1969
75% The Assassination Bureau Swiss Peasant 1969
67% Arabesque Ragheeb 1966
No Score Yet The Skull Dr. Londe 1965
No Score Yet In the Cool of the Day Actor 1963
85% King of Kings Camel Driver 1961
67% Conspiracy of Hearts Petrelli 1960
No Score Yet The Son Of Robin Hood Alan A. Dale 1959
No Score Yet I Accuse! Col. Sandherr 1958
No Score Yet The Woman Eater Dr. James Moran 1957
No Score Yet Doctor at Large Pascoe 1957
No Score Yet The Man Without a Body Karl Brussard 1957
No Score Yet Private's Progress Padre 1956
No Score Yet Tarzan and The Lost Safari Carl Kraski 1956
No Score Yet Doctor At Sea Carpenter 1955
80% Doctor in the House Briggs 1955
No Score Yet The Runaway Bus Ernest Schroeder 1954
No Score Yet Duel in the Jungle Capt. Malburn 1954
No Score Yet The Heart of the Matter Portuguese captain 1953
No Score Yet Outcast of the Islands Babalatchi 1952
No Score Yet Appointment with Venus Capt. Weiss 1951
100% Joan of Arc Sir Robert D. Baudricort 1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee Maj. Jack Drumman 1948
No Score Yet Sleep, My Love Charles Vernay 1947
No Score Yet Where There's Life Krivoc 1947
No Score Yet California Capt. Pharaoh Coffin 1946
No Score Yet The Verdict Supt. Buckley 1946
No Score Yet Nobody Lives Forever Doc Ganson 1946
No Score Yet Confidential Agent Actor 1945
No Score Yet Lady on a Train Mr. Saunders 1945
No Score Yet Hotel Berlin Joachim Helm 1945
No Score Yet A Song to Remember Louis Pleyel 1945
No Score Yet The Master Race Col. Von Beck 1944
57% Mr. Skeffington Dr. Byles 1944
No Score Yet Between Two Worlds Lingley 1944
No Score Yet None But the Lonely Heart Jim Mordiney 1944
80% Watch on the Rhine Teck de Brancovis 1943
71% This Land Is Mine Prosecuting Attorney 1943
71% For Whom the Bell Tolls Andre 1943
100% Citizen Kane Walter Parks Thatcher 1941
No Score Yet Lady in Question Defense Attorney 1940
83% All This, and Heaven Too Charpentier 1940
No Score Yet Christopher Bean Tallent 1933

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

68% Doctor Who
1963-1989
Arbitan
100% The Prisoner
1967-1968
Man with the Stick

QUOTES FROM George Coulouris CHARACTERS

Charles Foster Kane
You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich, I might have been a really great man.
Walter Parks Thatcher
Don't you think you are?
Charles Foster Kane
I think I did pretty well under the circumstances.
Walter Parks Thatcher
What would you like to have been?
Charles Foster Kane
Everything you hate.
Walter Parks Thatcher
Is that your idea of how to run a newspaper?
Charles Foster Kane
I don't know how to run a newspaper, Mr. Thatcher.
Charles Foster Kane
You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich I may have been a really great man.
Walter Parks Thatcher
Don't you think you are?
Charles Foster Kane
I think I did pretty well under the circumstances.
Walter Parks Thatcher
What would you like to have been?
Charles Foster Kane
Everything you hate.