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George Macready

Highest Rated:   100% Dead Ringer (1964)
Lowest Rated:   50% Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
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Birthplace:   Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Born in Rhode Island, George Macready graduated from Brown University. He was briefly a New York newspaperman before embarking upon a theatrical career on the advice of director Richard Boleslawski. Making his Broadway debut in a 1926 staging of The Scarlet Letter, Macready acted with Katherine Cornell in Romeo and Juliet and The Barretts of Wimpole Street and with Helen Hayes in Victoria Regina. When he entered films in 1943, the probing eye of the camera emphasized the sinister scar on Macready's cheek (the result of an automobile accident). Thus, he had very little choice but to specialize in cold, aristocratic screen villainy. His most complex film role was the evil, sexually ambivalent nightclub manager in Gilda (1946), who evidently has a yearning for both Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. On television from 1948, Macready appeared in over 200 video productions, again working the evil side of the street often as not. Off-screen, Macready was a dedicated art connoisseur, who during the war years established a profitable Los Angeles gallery with his friend and fellow actor Vincent Price. Far from distressed at being typed as a villain, George Macready relished his niche: "I like heavies," he once noted, adding, "I think there's a little bit of evil in all of us."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Return of Count Yorga (The Abominable Count Yorga)
  • Prof. Rightstat
1971
57% Tora! Tora! Tora!
  • Cordell Hull
1970
50% Count Yorga, Vampire
  • Narrator
1970
No Score Yet Fame Is the Name of the Game
  • Glenn Howard
1966
74% The Great Race
  • Gen. Kuhster
1965
No Score Yet The Human Duplicators
  • Prof. Vaughn Dornheimer
1965
No Score Yet Where Love Has Gone
  • Gordon Harris
1964
100% Dead Ringer
  • Paul Harrison
1964
100% Seven Days in May
  • Christopher Todd
1964
No Score Yet Taras Bulba
  • Governor
1962
100% Two Weeks in Another Town
  • Lew Jordan
1962
No Score Yet The Alligator People
  • Dr. Mark Sinclair
1959
No Score Yet Jet over the Atlantic
  • Lord Robert Leverett
1959
94% Paths of Glory
  • Gen. Mireau
1957
100% A Kiss Before Dying
  • Leo Kingship
1956
82% Vera Cruz
  • Emperor Maximilian
1954
95% Julius Caesar
  • Marullus
1953
No Score Yet The Golden Blade
  • Jafar
1953
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun
  • Jules Mourret
1953
No Score Yet I Beheld His Glory
  • Cornelius
1953
No Score Yet The Green Glove
  • Count Paul Rona
1952
67% Detective Story
  • Karl Schneider
1951
71% The Desert Fox
  • Gen. Fritz Bayerlein
1951
No Score Yet Tarzan's Peril
  • Radijeck
1951
No Score Yet A Lady Without Passport
  • Palinov
1950
No Score Yet Rogues Of Sherwood Forest
  • King John
1950
No Score Yet Fortunes of Captain Blood
  • Marquis de Riconete
1950
No Score Yet The Nevadan
  • Edward Galt
1950
No Score Yet The Doolins of Oklahoma
  • Marshal Sam Hughes
1949
No Score Yet Johnny Allegro
  • Morgan Vallin
1949
No Score Yet Alias Nick Beal
  • Rev. Thomas Gaylord
1949
70% Knock on Any Door
  • Dist. Atty. Kerman
1949
No Score Yet Coroner Creek
  • Younger Miles
1948
100% The Big Clock
  • Steve Hagen
1948
No Score Yet The Black Arrow
  • Sir Daniel Brackley
1948
No Score Yet Down to Earth
  • Joe Mannion
1947
No Score Yet The Bandit Of Sherwood Forest
  • Fitz-Herbert
1946
97% Gilda
  • Ballin Mundson
1946
100% My Name Is Julia Ross
  • Ralph Hughes
1945
No Score Yet Counter-Attack (One Against Seven)
  • Col. Semenov
1945
No Score Yet A Song to Remember
  • Alfred DeMusset
1945
88% Wilson
  • McCombs
1944
100% The Seventh Cross
  • Bruno Sauer
1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell
  • Capt. Blaen
1944
No Score Yet The Conspirators
  • The Con Man
1944
No Score Yet Commandos Strike at Dawn
  • Schoolteacher
1942

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Dr. Bixler
  • 1964

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