George O'Brien

George O'Brien

Highest Rated: 98% Sunrise (1927)

Lowest Rated: 57% Noah's Ark (1928)

Birthday: Apr 19, 1899

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Muscular, barrel-chested, yet sensitively talented silent star whose breakthrough came with the lead role in John Ford's "The Iron Horse" (1924). O'Brien starred for Fox Studios in many films after that, reuniting with Ford for such films as "The Fighting Heart" (1925) and "Three Bad Men," as well as playing in Howard Hawks' dated but amusing marital farce "Fig Leaves" (1926). 1927 saw O'Brien give an excellent performance in the greatest and most famous film of his career, F.W. Murnau's classic "Sunrise" (1927). He made a successful transition to sound soon thereafter, and began playing tough but good-humored heroes in many enjoyable B-budget Westerns including "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1931) and "Mystery Ranch" (1932). Ending his dozen years with Fox, O'Brien moved over to RKO for "Daniel Boone" (1936), "Border G-Man" (1938), and "Racketeers of the Range" (1939), among others. He made few film appearances after the advent of WWII, though he was most welcome in small roles in Ford's "Fort Apache" (1948) and "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949) and made his last film (and the last of 11 with Ford) in 1964, "Cheyenne Autumn."

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Credit
60% 47% Cheyenne Autumn Major Braden (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 50% Gold Raiders George (Character) - 1951
95% 80% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Major Mac Allshard (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 29% My Wild Irish Rose "Duke" Muldoon (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bullet Code Steve Holden (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Triple Justice Brad Henderson (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage to Chino Dan Clark (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legion of the Lawless Jeff Toland (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prairie Law Brill Austin (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timber Stampede Scott Baylor (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Racketeers of the Range Barney O'Dell (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arizona Legion Boone Yeager (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Gringo Wade Barton (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble in Sundown Clint Bradford (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marshal of Mesa City Cliff Mason (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border G-Man Jim Galloway (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lawless Valley Larry Rhodes (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gun Law Tom O'Malley (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Painted Desert Bob McVey (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Renegade Ranger Captain Jack Steele (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings Over Wyoming Jeffery Carson (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Park Avenue Logger Grant Curran (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Windjammer Bruce Lane (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet O'Malley of the Mounted Constable O'Malley (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Border Patrolman Bob Wallace (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Daniel Boone (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Rock Harrigan Tim "Hard Rock" Harrigan (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet When a Man's a Man Larry Knight (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cowboy Millionaire Bob Walker (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dude Ranger Dude Selby (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Ranch Unknown (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden West David Lynch / Motano (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robbers' Roost Jim Wall (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gay Caballero Ted Radcliffe (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Ranch Bob Sanborn (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Holy Terror Tony Bard aka Woodbury (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seas Beneath Cmdr. Robert "Bob" Kingsley (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last of the Duanes Buck Duane (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rough Romance Billy West (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salute Cadet John Randall (Character) - 1929
57% 50% Noah's Ark Travis / Japheth (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharp Shooters George (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paid to Love Crown Prince Michael (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side, West Side John Breen (Character) - 1927
98% 92% Sunrise The Man (Anses) (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet 68% Three Bad Men Dan O'Malley (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Eagle George Darcy (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fig Leaves Adam Smith (Character) - 1926
80% 81% The Iron Horse Dave Brandon (Character) - 1924

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