John Barrymore

John Barrymore

Highest Rated: 100% Counsellor-at-Law (1933)

Lowest Rated: 50% Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Birthday: Feb 15, 1882

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Affectionately referred to as "The Great Profile," the classically handsome actor John Barrymore was more suited for leading man roles than his older sibling, Lionel, and more inclined to work in film than his revered stage actress sister, Ethel. The youngest member of the renowned Barrymore acting dynasty, the exceptionally adaptable performer transitioned from acclaimed work on Broadway to the emerging medium of silent pictures in films like "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1920). He made the move to sound appear just as effortless in such heralded works as "Moby Dick" (1930), "The Mad Genius" (1931) and "Grand Hotel" (1932), the latter of which boasted an all-star cast, including brother Lionel and Greta Garbo. Films of the time, like "A Bill of Divorcement" (1932), "Dinner at Eight" (1933) and "Twentieth Century" (1934) consistently placed Barrymore at the top of the box office heap. Barrymore's contributions to theater and film would be undeniable, continuing to reverberate in the performances of such actors as Sir Laurence Olivier and his own granddaughter, Drew Barrymore, and his storied life referenced in such films as "My Favorite Year" (1982).

Highest rated movies

True Confession
Don Juan
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dinner at Eight
Twentieth Century




No Score Yet No Score Yet Playmates Unknown (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet World Premiere Duncan DeGrasse (Character) - 1941
67% 26% The Invisible Woman Professor Gibbs (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Profile Evans Garrick (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 73% The Great Man Votes Gregory Vance (Character) - 1939
93% 88% Midnight Georges Flammarion (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold That Co-ed Governor Gabby Harrigan (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spawn of the North Windy Turlon (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 77% Marie Antoinette King Louis XV (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 31% Bulldog Drummond's Revenge Col. J.A. Nielson (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 27% Bulldog Drummond's Peril Col. Neilson (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Romance in the Dark Zoltan Jason (Character) - 1938
100% 89% Maytime Nicolai Nazaroff (Character) - 1937
100% 45% True Confession Charles "Charley" Jasper (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 21% Bulldog Drummond Comes Back Colonel Neilson (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Club Scandal Dr. Ernest Tindal (Character) - 1937
78% 64% Romeo and Juliet Mercutio (Character) - 1936
86% 75% Twentieth Century Oscar 'O.J.' Jaffe (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Long Lost Father Carl Bellairs (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 29% Night Flight Riviere (Character) - 1933
100% 77% Counsellor-at-Law George Simon (Character) - 1933
91% 74% Dinner at Eight Larry Renault (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reunion in Vienna Archduke Rudolf von Habsburg (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 64% Topaze Professor Auguste A. Topaze (Character) - 1933
60% 56% A Bill of Divorcement Hilary Fairfield (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet State's Attorney Tom Cardigan (Character) - 1932
50% 54% Rasputin and the Empress Prince Paul Chegodieff (Character) - 1932
86% 77% Grand Hotel Baron Felix von Geigern (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 52% Arsene Lupin Duke of Charmerace (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 80% The Mad Genius Vladimar Ivan Tsarakov (Character) - 1931
83% 81% Svengali Svengali (Character) - 1931
75% 42% Moby Dick Ahab (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 67% Eternal Love Marcus Paltran (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet General Crack Duke of Kurland/Prince Christian/General Crack (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Show of Shows Richard III in "Henry VI Part III" (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 50% Tempest Sgt. Ivan Markov (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet 73% The Beloved Rogue Fran├žois Villon (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet 50% When a Man Loves Chevalier Fabien des Grieux (Character) - 1927
100% 60% Don Juan Don Jose de Marana/Don Juan de Marana (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet 67% The Sea Beast Captain Ahab Ceeley (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet 42% Beau Brummel Gordon Bryon "Beau" Brummel (Character) - 1924
78% 35% Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 1922
92% 68% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde (Character) - 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nearly a King Jack Merriwell, Prince of Bulwana (Character) - 1916