George Harrison

George Harrison

  • Highest Rated: 100% An Accidental Studio (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% Shanghai Surprise (1986)
  • Birthday: Feb 24, 1943
  • 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

100% An Accidental Studio Actor 2019
No Score Yet Beatles: How the Beatles Changed the World Actor 2017
96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Actor $3M 2016
64% Awake: The Life Of Yogananda Actor 2014
No Score Yet A Hard Day's Night - 50th Anniversary Actor 2014
85% 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
95% Concert for George Actor $70.5K 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 Producer Executive 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% Powwow Highway Executive Producer 1989
60% How to Get Ahead in Advertising Executive Producer Producer 1989
No Score Yet Cold Dog Soup Executive Producer 1989
92% Imagine: John Lennon Actor 1988
57% Track 29 Executive Producer 1988
No Score Yet Weird Al TV Actor 1988
No Score Yet Bellman & True Producer Executive Producer 1988
No Score Yet The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne Producer Executive Producer 1988
94% Withnail and I Executive Producer 1987
78% Five Corners Executive Producer 1987
13% Shanghai Surprise Nightclub Singer 1986
97% Mona Lisa Executive Producer Producer 1986
No Score Yet Seduced Actor 1985
88% A Private Function Executive Producer Producer 1985
No Score Yet Water Executive Producer Producer Singing Rebels' Band Member 1985
No Score Yet Scrubbers Executive Producer Producer 1983
100% 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
89% Time Bandits Executive Producer 1981
95% Monty Python's Life of Brian Mr. Papadopoulis 1979
100% 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
75% Let It Be Actor 1970
62% Magical Mystery Tour Actor Director Screenwriter 1967
88% 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
Producer Appearing Screenwriter Performer Himself
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2004
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1998
  • 1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Musical Guest
  • 1976
100% Monty Python's Flying Circus
1969-1974

QUOTES FROM George Harrison CHARACTERS

Society reporter
What do you call that haircut?
George Harrison
"ARTHUR"
George Harrison
ARTHUR.
George
It's a thingy! A fiendish thingy!
George
(to Paul) I didn't encourage that wink.
George
[to Paul] I didn't encourage that wink.
John Lennon
Must have cost you a fortune in stamps, Ringo.
George Harrison
He comes from a large family.
George
I'm always getting winked at these days. It used to be you didn't it Paul?
Society reporter
What would you call that hairstyle of yours?
George Harrison
Arthur.
Themselves
George: It's a thingy!
George
It's a thingy!
Society reporter
Has success changed your life?
George Harrison
Yes.