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Spottiswood Aitken

Highest Rated: 97% Intolerance (1916)

Lowest Rated: 93% The Birth of a Nation (1915)

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Possessed of a magnificently "actorish" name, Spottiswood Aitken was a veteran of some 25 years' stage experience when he came to work at New York's Biograph film studios in 1910. Aitken soon became a favorite of Biograph's star director, D.W. Griffith. When Griffith turned independent to produce his landmark film The Birth of a Nation (1915), he retained Aitken's services, casting the venerable actor as the proud Southern patriarch Dr. Cameron. In Griffith's 1916 spectacular Intolerance, Aitken was seen in "The French Story" as the father of heroine Brown Eyes (Miriam Cooper). Spottiswood Aitken remained in films until ill health precipitated his retirement in 1927.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Manslaughter Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Eagle Dubrovsky's Father 1925
No Score Yet The Goose Woman Jacob Riggs 1925
No Score Yet The Coast Patrol Actor 1925
No Score Yet The Merry-Go-Round Minister of War/Gisella's Father 1923
No Score Yet Monte Cristo The Abbe Faria 1922
No Score Yet The Trap The Factor 1922
No Score Yet The Young Rajah Caleb 1922
No Score Yet At the End of the World Terence O'Day 1921
No Score Yet Nomads of the North Old Roland 1920
No Score Yet The Wicked Darling Fadem 1919
No Score Yet White Heather Actor 1919
No Score Yet The Americano Actor 1917
97% Intolerance Brown Eyes' Father 1916
93% The Birth of a Nation Dr. Cameron 1915
No Score Yet The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' The uncle 1914
No Score Yet Home Sweet Home Her Father 1914


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