William Haines

William Haines

Highest Rated: 90% Show People (1928)

Lowest Rated: 90% Show People (1928)

Birthday: Jan 02, 1900

Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia, USA

An energetic male lead of the late silent and early talkie era, and one of MGM's most bankable stars, actor William Haines used his boy-next-door looks and charm to play young collegiates or military recruits in a number of successful pictures. Haines first made his name in a number of supporting roles in the mid-1920s with movies like "Three Wise Fools" (1923), "The Gaiety Girl" (1924) and "Circe, the Enchantress" (1924), before becoming a star in his own right with his breakthrough picture, "Brown of Harvard" (1926). His brash, wisecracking persona proved to be a big hit and Haines went on to star in a series of movies like "Spring Fever" (1927), "West Point" (1928), and "Telling the World" (1928), where he was often paired opposite Joan Crawford or Anita Page. Haines transitioned over to talkies with "Alias Johnny Valentine" (1928), but like so many of his silent era contemporaries, he failed to last long in the sound era. Making matters worse was his refusal to hide his homosexuality, which at the time was a major taboo and proved to be his ultimate downfall. After making his last movie with "The Marines Are Coming" (1934), Haines was effectively banished from making movies by censor William Hays, but soon launched a highly successful second career as an interior decorator with lifelong partner, James Shields, who was with him up till the very end.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marines Are Coming Lt. William "Wild Bill" Traylor (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young and Beautiful Robert Preston (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Are You Listening? Bill Grimes (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Life Sandy (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just a Gigolo Lord Robert Brummel (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Adventures of Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford Wallingford (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 18% Free and Easy Guest at Premiere (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Way Out West Windy (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Navy Blues Kelly (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Said No Tom Ward (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remote Control William J. Brennan (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man's Man Mel (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Speedway Bill Whipple (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Duke Steps Out Duke (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Telling the World Don Davis (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet 50% West Point Brice Wayne (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Excess Baggage Eddie Kane (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Jimmy Valentine Jimmy Valentine (Character) - 1928
90% 87% Show People Billy Boone (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet 20% The Smart Set Tommy (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet 38% Spring Fever Jack Kelly (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Little Journey George Manning (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slide, Kelly, Slide Jim Kelly (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Harlan (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet 62% Tell It to the Marines Private "Skeet" Burns (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brown of Harvard Tom Brown (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovey Mary Billy Wiggs (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Memory Lane Joe Field (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet 50% Little Annie Rooney Joe Kelly (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Denial Lover In flashback (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Slave of Fashion Dick Wayne (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sally, Irene and Mary Jimmy Dungan (Character) - 1925

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