James Mason

1909 - 1984

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James Neville Mason (; 15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor. He achieved considerable success in British cinema before becoming a star in Hollywood. He was the top box-office attraction in the UK in 1944 and 1945; his British films included The Seventh Veil (1945) and The Wicked Lady (1945). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Mason has received more than 5,841,185 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). James Mason is the 903rd most popular actor (down from 834th in 2019), the 1,010th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 992nd in 2019) and the 130th most popular British Actor.

James Mason was a British actor, best known for his roles in North by Northwest, The Elephant Man, and Lolita.

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.54

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, James Mason ranks 903 out of 13,578Before him are Mario Adorf, Colin Farrell, Michel Serrault, Karen Grassle, Barbara Hershey, and Lotte Lenya. After him are Cliff Robertson, Edward James Olmos, Karen Allen, Anita Pallenberg, Sônia Braga, and Helen Hayes.

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Among people born in 1909, James Mason ranks 52Before him are Alexander Pechersky, Norberto Bobbio, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Rudolf Brandt, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, and Rollo May. After him are Otto Kumm, Art Tatum, Princess Ileana of Romania, Hideo Sakai, Aenne Burda, and Joseph Losey. Among people deceased in 1984, James Mason ranks 45Before him are Oskar Werner, Yigael Yadin, Enrico Berlinguer, Moshé Feldenkrais, Walter Rauff, and Pavel Batitsky. After him are Yılmaz Güney, Brassaï, Jackie Coogan, Jerzy Popiełuszko, Joseph Losey, and Chaïm Perelman.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Mason ranks 1,010 out of 8,785Before him are Jill Ireland (1936), Bill Shankly (1913), Michael Nyman (1944), Colin Chapman (1928), Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), and Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford (1505). After him are William Whewell (1794), Phil Neville (1977), Henry (1100), Allan Pinkerton (1819), Michael Smith (1932), and Harriet Martineau (1802).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, James Mason ranks 130Before him are Natasha Richardson (1963), Denholm Elliott (1922), Marty Feldman (1934), Mark Strong (1963), Ewan McGregor (1971), and Jill Ireland (1936). After him are David Warner (1941), Jeremy Brett (1933), Michael Palin (1943), Sebastian Shaw (1905), Kenny Baker (1934), and John Nettles (1943).

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