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George Harrison

Lowest Rated:   13% Shanghai Surprise (1986)
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Birthplace:   Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Liverpudlian George Harrison, lead guitarist of the Beatles, was the youngest and, for many years, least appreciated of the Fab Four. Often labelled the "quiet Beatle" in the early 1960s, Harrison seemed so retiring and self-deprecating that the makers of the first Beatles flick A Hard Day's Night took pity on him and wrote him his own individual sequence. The result was the hilarious "shirt scene," wherein Harrison finds himself auditioning for a specious teen-oriented TV show (asked his opinion on some wretched "mod" clothing, Harrison replies "They're grotty.") For the next Beatles film Help (65), Harrison broke the Lennon-McCartney stranglehold on the musical score by writing the song "I Need You" -- a fact that we hear proclaimed over and over during the film's closing credits. While overwhelmed in the public eye by the charisma of his fellow Beatles, Harrison was the first to assert himself as an individual musical artist, recording the 1968 solo album Wonderwall Music while still a member of the group. After the breakup of the Beatles in 1970, Harrison was also the first of the four to make the charts with a hit song; on a more negative note, he was also the first to be involved in a serious lawsuit -- the plagiarism battle over "He's So Fine," which he eventually lost. Not having appeared in a film since 1974's Concert for Bangladesh, Harrison re-entered the movie business in the late 1970s as a producer, backing such films as Monty Python's Life of Brian (79), Time Bandits (82) and Brazil (84). He also occasionally played small, uncredited roles in such films as Shanghai Surprise (86) (for which he also contributed several songs). One of George Harrison's most ingratiating post-Beatles appearance was as a BBC announcer on the parody TV documentary The Rutles -- a merciless lampoon of a certain mop-topped foursome of the 1960s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
  • Actor
$3.0M 2016
67% Awake: The Life Of Yogananda
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet A Hard Day's Night - 50th Anniversary
  • Actor
2014
84% Good Ol' Freda
  • Actor
$0.2M 2013
86% George Harrison: Living In The Material World
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The Beatles on Record
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Bob Dylan Never Ending Tour Diaries: Drummer Winston Watson's Incredible Journey
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet George Harrison: Beautiful Stranger
  • Actor
2009
100% Runnin' Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Beatles: Turn Left at Greenland
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Rare and Unseen: The Beatles
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The True History of the Traveling Wilburys
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Beatles: Looking Back at the Beatles
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Paul Simon and Friends
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Beatles London
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Beatles: Intimate Scrapbook
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Beatles - She Loves You
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Beatles: Hamburg and the Hamburg Sound
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Beatles: From Liverpool to San Francisco
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet George Harrison: A Beatle in Benton, IL
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet George Harrison: A Beatle in Benton, IL
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet John & Yoko: Give Peace a Song
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Rutles 2---Can't Buy Me Lunch
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Beatles' Biggest Secrets
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet George Harrison: From Beatles to Self-Realization
  • Actor
2003
94% Great Performances
  • Actor
$0.1M 2003
No Score Yet George Harrison: The Quiet One
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Carl Perkins and Friends
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Beatles - A Long And Winding Road
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Band - The Authorized Video Biography
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet John Lennon: Gimme Some Truth - The Making of Imagine
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Michael Kamen: Concerto for Saxophone
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet The Beatles Celebration
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Beatles Anthology
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Beatles: From the Beginning to the End
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Hare Krishnas: Hiders or Seekers?
  • Interviewee
1995
No Score Yet The Raggedy Rawney
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1990
47% Nuns on the Run
  • Executive Producer
1990
No Score Yet Beatles: The First U.S. Visit
  • Actor
1990
20% Checking Out
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1989
100% Pow Wow Highway
  • Executive Producer
1989
57% How to Get Ahead in Advertising
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1989
No Score Yet Cold Dog Soup
  • Executive Producer
1989
92% Imagine: John Lennon
  • Actor
1988
67% Track 29
  • Executive Producer
1988
No Score Yet Weird Al TV
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Bellman & True
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1988
No Score Yet The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1988
94% Withnail and I
  • Executive Producer
1987
75% Five Corners
  • Executive Producer
1987
13% Shanghai Surprise
  • Nightclub Singer
1986
97% Mona Lisa
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1986
No Score Yet Seduced
  • Actor
1985
100% A Private Function
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1985
No Score Yet Water
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Singing Rebels' Band Member
1985
No Score Yet Scrubbers
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1983
No Score Yet The Missionary
  • Executive Producer
1982
96% The Long Good Friday
  • Executive Producer
1982
No Score Yet Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Executive Producer
1982
91% Time Bandits
  • Executive Producer
1981
96% Monty Python's Life of Brian
  • Mr. Papadopoulis
1979
90% All You Need Is Cash
  • The Interviewer
1978
No Score Yet Little Malcolm (Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs)
  • Producer
1974
No Score Yet Concert for Bangladesh
  • Actor
1972
82% Let It Be
  • Actor
1970
58% Magical Mystery Tour
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1967
91% Help!
  • George
1965
No Score Yet Go Go Mania (Pop Gear)
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet The Beatles: Washington D.C. Feb. 11th, 1964
  • Actor
1964
98% A Hard Day's Night
  • George
1964
No Score Yet The Beatles - Down Under
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet John Lennon: Beatles & Beyond
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Appearing
  • Screenwriter
  • Performer
  • Himself
  • Producer
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1998
  • 1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Musical Guest
  • 1976

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