George Fawcett

Highest Rated: 97% Intolerance (1916)
Lowest Rated: 75% The Wedding March (1928)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
American actor George Fawcett was Virginia born and bred, but one couldn't be faulted for mistaking him as an Englishman; even in his youth he had the weather-beaten countenance of John Bull himself. Trained for the stage at Sargent's School of Acting, Fawcett had 30 years' theatrical experience under his belt when he entered films in or around 1914. Almost immediately labelled "the Grand Old Man of films" (at 54, he was nearly three times as old as most movie personalities of the period), Fawcett played stern and unforgiving fathers, grim-visaged judges (as in the Babylonian sequences of Griffith's Intolerance [1916]) and beetle-browed village elders. He worked with D. W. Griffith at both ends of the silent-film spectrum, appearing in the director's final non-talkie, The Lady of the Pavements (1929). Sound provided no barriers for Fawcett, whose rolling theatrical tones were picked up beautifully by the primitive recording equipment. But by 1931, Fawcett was too ill to carry on his career, so he retired to his East Coast home in Massachusetts, in the company of his actress/wife Percy Haswell (who was content to accept billing as "Mrs. George Fawcett"). In 1939, George D. Fawcett died of heart failure at the age of 79.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Manslaughter Judge Homans 2000
No Score Yet A Woman of Experience A General 1931
No Score Yet Drums of Jeopardy (Mark of Terror) General Petroff 1931
No Score Yet Ladies of Leisure Mr. Strange 1930
No Score Yet Tide of Empire Don Jose 1929
No Score Yet Tempest General 1928
75% The Wedding March Prince Ottokar von Wildeliebe Rauffenburg 1928
No Score Yet The Valley Of The Giants Actor 1927
No Score Yet Spring Fever Mr. Waters 1927
No Score Yet Love (Anna Karenina) Grand Duke 1927
92% Flesh and the Devil Pastor Voss 1926
75% The Son of the Sheik Andre Romez 1926
No Score Yet The Merry Widow King Nikita 1925
No Score Yet Mad Whirl Martin Gillis 1925
No Score Yet Lessons in Love Hanover Priestley 1921
80% True Heart Susie The Stranger 1919
No Score Yet The Greatest Question John Hilton, Sr. 1919
No Score Yet A Romance of Happy Valley John L. Logan, Sr. 1919
No Score Yet Hearts of the World The Villager Carpenter 1918
97% Intolerance Judge 1916
No Score Yet Code Of The Sea Actor


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