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George Sanders

Highest Rated:   100% All About Eve (1950)
Lowest Rated:   0% Good Times (1967)
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Throughout much of his screen career, actor George Sanders was the very personification of cynicism, an elegantly dissolute figure whose distinct brand of anomie distinguished dozens of films during a career spanning nearly four decades. Born in St. Petersburg on July 3, 1906, Sanders and his family fled to the U.K. during the Revolution, and he was later educated at Brighton College. After first pursuing a career in the textile industry, Sanders briefly flirted with a South American tobacco venture; when it failed, he returned to Britain with seemingly no other options outside of a stage career. After a series of small theatrical roles, in 1934 he appeared in Noel Coward's Conversation Piece; the performance led to his film debut in 1936's Find the Lady, followed by a starring role in Strange Cargo. After a series of other undistinguished projects, Sanders appeared briefly in William Cameron Menzies' influential science fiction epic Things to Come. In 1937, he traveled to Hollywood, where a small but effective role in Lloyd's of London resulted in a long-term contract with 20th Century Fox. A number of lead roles in projects followed, including Love Is News and The Lady Escapes, before Fox and RKO cut a deal to allow him to star as the Leslie Charteris adventurer the Saint in a pair of back-to-back 1939 features, The Saint Strikes Back and The Saint in London. The series remained Sanders' primary focus for the next two years, and in total he starred in five Saint pictures, culminating in 1941's The Saint at Palm Springs. Sandwiched in between were a variety of other projects, including performances in a pair of 1940 Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, Foreign Correspondent and the Best Picture Oscar-winner Rebecca.After co-starring with Ingrid Bergman in 1941's Rage in Heaven, Sanders began work on another adventure series, playing a suave investigator dubbed the Falcon; after debuting the character in The Gay Falcon, he starred in three more entries -- A Date With the Falcon, The Falcon Takes Over, and The Falcon's Brother -- before turning over the role to his real-life brother, Tom Conway. Through his work in Julien Duvivier's Tales of Manhattan, Sanders began to earn notice as a more serious actor, and his lead performance in a 1943 adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novel The Moon and Sixpence established him among the Hollywood elite. He then appeared as an evil privateer in the Tyrone Power swashbuckler The Black Swan, followed by Jean Renoir's This Land Is Mine. A pair of excellent John Brahm thrillers, 1944's The Lodger and 1945's Hangover Square, helped bring Sanders' contract with Fox to its close.With his portrayal of the world-weary Lord Henry Wooten in 1945's The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Sanders essayed the first of the rakish, cynical performances which would typify the balance of his career; while occasionally playing more sympathetic roles in pictures like The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, he was primarily cast as a malcontent, winning a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his venomous turn in 1951's All About Eve. The award brought Sanders such high-profile projects as 1951's I Can Get It for You Wholesale, 1952's Ivanhoe, and Roberto Rossellini's 1953 effort Viaggio in Italia. However, his star waned, and the musical Call Me Madam, opposite Ethel Merman, was his last major performance. A series of historical pieces followed, and late in the decade he hosted a television series, The George Sanders Mystery Theater. In 1960, he also published an autobiography, Memoirs of a Professional Cad.Sanders spent virtually all of the 1960s appearing in little-seen, low-budget foreign productions. Exceptions to the rule included the 1962 Disney adventure In Search of the Castaways, the 1964 Blake Edwards Pink Panther comedy A Shot in the Dark, and 1967's animated Disney fable The Jungle Book, in which he voiced the character of Shere Khan the Tiger. After appearing on Broadway in the title role of The

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The First Rebel
  • Capt. Swanson
2015
No Score Yet Bluebeards Ten Honeymoons
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Slave Ship
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Doomwatch
  • The Admiral
1987
No Score Yet Call Me Madam
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet The Night of the Assassin
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Endless Night
  • Actor
1972
80% Psychomania
  • Shadwell
1971
No Score Yet Endless Night
  • Lippincott
1971
No Score Yet The Kremlin Letter
  • Warlock
1970
No Score Yet Die sieben Männer der Sumuru (Rio 70)
  • Sir Masius
1969
No Score Yet Invasion of the Body Stealers
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet One Step to Hell
  • Actor
1968
86% The Jungle Book
  • Shere Khan
1967
0% Good Times
  • Mr. Mordicus / Knife McBlade / White hunter / Zarubian
1967
No Score Yet Warning Shot
  • Calvin York
1967
67% The Quiller Memorandum
  • Gibbs
1966
No Score Yet The Golden Head
  • Basil Palmer
1965
No Score Yet Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
  • Banker
1965
No Score Yet Intrigo, L' , (Dark Purpose)
  • Raymond Fontaine
1964
93% A Shot in the Dark
  • Benjamin Ballon
1964
57% Twice Told Tales
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Cairo
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet The Cracksman
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet In Search of the Castaways
  • Thomas Ayerton
1962
No Score Yet Gli Invasori (The Invaders) (Erik the Conqueror) (Fury of the Vikings)
  • Gen. Armstrong
1961
No Score Yet The Rebel
  • Sir Charles Brewer
1961
No Score Yet Five Golden Hours
  • Mr. Bing
1961
No Score Yet The Last Voyage
  • Capt. Robert Adams
1960
No Score Yet Trouble In The Sky
  • Sir Arnold Hobbes
1960
96% Village of the Damned
  • Gordon Zellaby
1960
No Score Yet A Touch of Larceny
  • Sir Charles Holland
1959
No Score Yet That Kind of Woman
  • A.L.
1959
No Score Yet Solomon and Sheba
  • Adonijah
1959
43% From the Earth to the Moon
  • Stuyvesant Nicholl
1958
57% Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • M.C.
1958
No Score Yet Outcasts of the City
  • GI Announcer
1958
No Score Yet The Seventh Sin
  • Tim Waddington
1957
No Score Yet Death of a Scoundrel
  • Clementi Sabourin
1956
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye
  • Victor
1956
No Score Yet The King's Thief
  • Charles II
1955
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat
  • Dr. Jonathan Odell
1955
No Score Yet Jupiter's Darling
  • Fabius Maximus
1955
89% While the City Sleeps
  • Mark Loving
1955
75% Moonfleet
  • Lord James Ashwood
1955
95% Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (Strangers) (The Lonely Woman)
  • Alexander 'Alex' Joyce
1954
No Score Yet King Richard and the Crusaders
  • King Richard I
1954
No Score Yet Witness to Murder
  • Albert Richter
1954
80% Call Me Madam
  • Cosmo Constantine
1953
79% Ivanhoe
  • Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert
1952
No Score Yet The Light Touch
  • Felix Guignol
1951
No Score Yet I Can Get it For You Wholesale
  • J.F. Noble
1951
No Score Yet The Fan
  • Lord Darlington
1950
No Score Yet Black Jack
  • Mike Alexander
1950
100% All About Eve
  • Addison De Witt
1950
No Score Yet Captain Black Jack
  • Mike Alexander
1950
50% Samson and Delilah
  • The Saran of Gaza
1949
14% Forever Amber
  • Charles II
1947
100% Lured
  • Robert Fleming
1947
100% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • Miles Fairley
1947
No Score Yet The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
  • Georges Duroy/Bel Ami
1947
40% The Strange Woman
  • John Evered
1946
71% A Scandal in Paris
  • Eugène François Vidocq
1946
No Score Yet Hangover Square
  • Dr. Allan Middleton
1945
No Score Yet The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Guilty of Murder?)
  • Harry Melville Quincey
1945
91% The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Lord Henry Wotton
1945
No Score Yet Summer Storm
  • Fedor Michailovitch Petroff
1944
No Score Yet Action in Arabia
  • Michael Gordon
1944
No Score Yet The Lodger
  • John Warwick
1944
No Score Yet Appointment in Berlin
  • Keith Wilson
1943
71% This Land Is Mine
  • George Lambert
1943
No Score Yet They Came to Blow Up America
  • Carl Steelman / Ernst Reiter
1943
80% The Black Swan
  • Capt. Billy Leech
1942
No Score Yet The Falcon's Brother
  • Gay Lawrence
1942
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan
  • Williams
1942
No Score Yet Her Cardboard Lover
  • Tony Barling
1942
No Score Yet The Falcon Takes Over
  • Gay Lawrence
1942
No Score Yet Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
  • Sir Arthur Blake
1942
No Score Yet A Date with the Falcon
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet The Moon and Sixpence
  • Charles Strickland
1942
No Score Yet Quiet Please: Murder
  • Jim Fleg
1942
No Score Yet Sundown
  • Coombes
1941
No Score Yet The Gay Falcon
  • Actor
1941
No Score Yet Rage in Heaven
  • Ward Andrews
1941
No Score Yet The Saint in Palm Springs
  • Simon Templar
1941
90% Man Hunt
  • Maj. Quive-Smith
1941
No Score Yet Son of Monte Cristo
  • Gen. Gurko Lanen
1941
94% Foreign Correspondent
  • Scott ffolliott
1940
No Score Yet The Saint Takes Over
  • Simon Templar
1940
100% Rebecca
  • Favell
1940
No Score Yet The Saint's Double Trouble
  • Simon Templar/The Saint/Boss Duke Piato
1940
No Score Yet Bitter Sweet
  • Baron Von Tranisch
1940
No Score Yet The House of the Seven Gables
  • Jeffrey Pyncheon
1940
No Score Yet Green Hell
  • Forrester
1940
No Score Yet Allegheny Uprising
  • Capt. Swanson
1939
No Score Yet Nurse Edith Cavell
  • Capt. Heinrichs
1939
No Score Yet The Saint in London
  • Simon Templar/The Saint
1939
No Score Yet Confessions of a Nazi Spy
  • Franz Schlager
1939
No Score Yet The Saint Strikes Back
  • Screenwriter
  • Simon Templar
1939
No Score Yet Mr. Moto's Last Warning
  • Eric Norvel
1939
No Score Yet Four Men and a Prayer
  • Wyatt Leigh
1938
No Score Yet Love Is News
  • Count de Guyon
1937
No Score Yet The Man Who Could Work Miracles
  • Indifference, a God
1937
No Score Yet Lancer Spy
  • Baron Kurt von Rohback / Lt. Michael Bruce
1937
92% Things to Come
  • Pilot
1936
No Score Yet Lloyds of London
  • Lord Everett Stacy
1936

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Mr. Freeze
  • 1966

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