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James Mason

James Mason
Real name: James Neville Mason
Birthdate: May 15, 1909
Date of death: July 27, 1984
Age: 75 years
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom
Horoscope: Taurus

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James Mason Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

 - Best Leading Actor - Comedy or Musical WINNER
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED
   (Lolita)

BAFTA

 - Best British Actor NOMINATED
 - Best British Actor NOMINATED
   (Lolita)

All Movies of James Mason

  • Istanbul Beneath My Wings
    7.1
    The story takes us back to the 17th century Istanbul, and the powerful times of the Ottoman Empire under the rule of Sultan Murad IV. Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi, Logari Celebi, Bekri Mustafa and Evliya Celebi are four good friends who ...
    Turkey  1996
  • The Shooting Party
    This British Merchant-Ivory look-alike was adapted from a novel by Isabel Colgate. In the summer before World War I, British nobleman James Mason invites an assorted group of acquaintances for a weekend shooting party on his huge ...
    United Kingdom  1985
  • The Verdict
    8.7
    Sidney Lumet directs Paul Newman as an alcoholic lawyer whose once-promising legal career is on the skids and who gets and one last chance to prove himself in this tense courtroom drama. Frank Galvin (Newman) can't even scare up c...
    Character: Ed Concannon
    United States  1982
  • The Passage
    During WW 2, a Basque shepherd is approached by the underground, who wants him to lead a scientist and his family across the Pyrenees. While being pursued by a sadistic German.
    United Kingdom  1979
  • Bloodline
    4.8
    When her father is murdered, a cosmetics heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.
    Character: Sir Alec Nichols
    United States  1979
  • The Boys From Brazil
    7.0
    Olivier stars in this high-tension political thriller as a Nazi-hunter who uncovers the existence of a war criminal (Peck) and his plans to resurrect the Third Reich by cloning Adolph Hitler. Based on the novel by Ira Levin.
    United States  1978
  • Heaven Can Wait
    6.9
    When L.A. Rams quarterback Joe Pendleton (Warren Beatty) is plucked from Earth too soon by an overzealous angel, he is sent back to Earth in another, older body. He struggles to regain his old spot in the line-up while straighteni...
    United States  1978
  • Cross of Iron
    Director Sam Peckinpah's only war movie, "Cross of Iron", is filmed from the perspective of German soldiers lost in a hopeless cause on World War II's Eastern Front. Sergeant Steiner (James Coburn), a well respected squad leader, ...
    United Kingdom  1977
  • Jesus of Nazareth (TV)
    Originally made for TV in 1977, this in-depth (six hours plus) version of Jesus' life is so thorough that the first hour is devoted solely to the story of his birth. The film doesn't skimp on some of the other landmark events of t...
    United Kingdom  1977
  • Voyage of the Damned
    6.5
    A boatload of Jewish refugees embark on a freedom journey from Nazi oppression. They are forced to return when they can't get permission to land anywhere.
    Character: Dr. Juan Remos
    United Kingdom  1976
  • The Marseille Contract
    Set in Paris, this crime melodrama chronicles the attempts of a U.S. drug agent to stop a major drug-lord. Though the agent realizes his three predecessors have been assassinated, and that the French government doesn't necessarily...
    United Kingdom  1974
  • The Search for the Nile (TV)
    TV Miniseries (1971). 6 Episodes. The Nile's source was the last great mystery for European explorers in the 19th century. The story of its discovery is one of heroism in the service of faith, greed, and obsession.
    United Kingdom  1971
  • Mayerling
    6.4
    Character: Emperor Franz-Josef
    United Kingdom  1968
  • The Deadly Affair
    Based on a John le Carre novel and directed by Sidney Lumet, The Deadly Affair is a cold war thriller centred in the world of espionage. When foreign Office official Samuel Fennan and his wife (Simone Signoret) are anonymously ac...
    United Kingdom  1966
  • The Blue Max
    The tactics of a German fighter pilot offend his aristocratic comrades but win him his country's most honored medal, the Blue Max. The General finds him useful as a hero even though his wife also finds him useful as a love object....
    United States  1966
  • Georgy Girl
    6.9
    Georgy has resigned herself to being one of life's accidents. She disapproves somewhat of her father's butlering James Leamington. She's tall, plump, sloppy and wistfully envious of what she conceives to be the life led by her bea...
    Character: James Leamington
    United Kingdom  1966
  • Lord Jim
    After distinguishing himself as a midshipman in the British merchant marine, Jim rapidly rises to the rank of second in command of a ship. But because of a broken foot he ends in the Patna, a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew ...
    United States  1965
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire
    6.8
    Marcus Aurelius Antonius, philosopher-emperor of Rome, summons his empire's governors and princes to German war headquarters for a Pax Romanus. He confides to his daughter, Lucilla, that his adopted son, Livius, will succeed him i...
    Character: Timonides
    United States  1964
  • The Pumpkin Eater
    7.3
    The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depr...
    Character: Conway
    United Kingdom  1964
  • Escape from Zahrain
    The film is set in the fictional state of Zahrain located in the Arabian Peninsula. The main characters are part of a group of condemned prisoners who flee across the desert in an attempt to reach the Protectorate of Aden. One is ...
    United States  1962
  • Lolita
    7.6
    Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's controversial LOLITA is a wicked satire of sexual obsession, sadomasochism, and fetishism. When mild-mannered professor Humbert Humbert (James Mason) arrives in the small town of ...
    Character: Prof. Humbert Humbert
    United Kingdom  1962
  • Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
    TV Series (1961-1966). 5 Seasons. 191 episodes. The story of a young intern in a large metropolitan hospital trying to learn his profession, deal with the problems of his patients, and win the respect of the senior doctor in his s...
    United States  1961
  • A Touch of Larceny
    Philandering Commander Max Easton, now desk-bound and under-worked in the Admiralty, finds he suddenly needs to make some money when he falls for American Virginia Killain. When he hatches a plot to disappear in circumstances that...
    United Kingdom  1959
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
    7.1
    Prof. Lindenbrook leads his intrepid party on an expedition to the centre of the earth, via a volcano in Iceland, encountering all manner of prehistoric monsters and life-threatening hazards on the way.
    Character: Sir Oliver S. Lindenbrook
    United States  1959
  • North by Northwest
    8.3
    Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Suddenly, the hapless businessman is targeted as an American intelligence agent and set up as a killer. All of Thornhills attempts to straighten thin...
    Character: Phillip Vandamm
    United States  1959
  • Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
    Playhouse 90 is a 90-minute dramatic television anthology series, telecast on CBS from 1956 to 1961 for a total of 133 episodes. 'Playhouse 90' was an exceptionally good anthology series, which consistently offered the most presti...
    United States  1956
  • Bigger than Life
    James Mason plays Ed Avery, a small-town, '50s schoolteacher working two jobs and suffering debilitating illness who finds a cure - a new experimental wonder drug that seems to take away his pain and appears to free him from the c...
    United States  1956
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    7.2
    It is the 1860s and the seas are being terrorized by reports of a monster that is destroying shipping. The US government dispatches marine-life specialist Pierre Arronax to investigate aboard the warship Abraham Lincoln. They are ...
    Character: Captain Nemo
    United States  1954
  • A Star Is Born
    7.8
    Norman Maine, a movie star whose career is on the wane, meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he drunkenly stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops, then blossoms into romance before tensions increase as Esther's caree...
    Character: Norman Maine
    United States  1954
  • Julius Caesar
    7.4
    The grandeur of the Roman world and powerful jealousy thunder together in Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s famous JULIUS CAESAR. Scheming Cassius (John Gielgud), envious of the honors and love conferr...
    Character: Brutus
    United States  1953
  • 5 Fingers
    7.8
    Based on a true story involving espionage in neutral WWII Turkey. The refined and impeccably spoken James Mason plays the traitorous Ulysses Diello, personal valet for the British ambassador to Turkey. Code named Cicero, Mason pho...
    Character: Ulysses Diello
    United States  1952
  • The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
    7.0
    James Mason is outstanding in the role of Field Marshal Rommel, the leader of Germany's Afrika Korps, which dominated North Africa during the early years of World War II, later to be overrun by the might of the Allied forces. Late...
    Character: Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Rommel
    United States  1951
  • The Reckless Moment
    After discovering the dead body of Bea Harper's lover, Bea's mother Lucia hides the body under the assumption that it was her daughter who killed the man. Martin Donnelly comes to blackmail Lucia on behalf of his partner Nagel and...
    United States  1949
  • The Upturned Glass
    A prominent neurosurgeon relates to his students in medical school a story about an affair he had with a married woman and how, after the affair was over, the woman one day fell out a window and died. The surgeon, suspecting that ...
    United Kingdom  1947
  • Odd Man Out
    7.8
    Johnny McQueen, leader of a clandestine Irish organization, has been hiding in the house of Kathleen and her mother, planning a hold-up that will provide his group with the funds needed to continue its activities. During the hold-...
    Character: Johnny McQueen
    United Kingdom  1947
  • They Met in the Dark
    A Royal navy Commander is tricked by a pretty girl who is working for the Nazis. She tricks him into revealing some military secrets and he is court martial. He vows to track her and her accomplices down.
    United Kingdom  1943
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