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 4,093,628 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). James Mason is the 752nd most popular actor (down from 735th in 2019), the 944th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 986th in 2019) and the 119th most popular British Actor.

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

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  • 4.1M

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  • 68.95

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  • 51

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  • 2.47

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  • 5.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, James Mason ranks 752 out of 10,030Before him are Daniel Radcliffe, Greer Garson, Bubba Smith, Mildred Harris, Sebastian Shaw, and Ida Rubinstein. After him are Edward G. Robinson, Ben Gazzara, Robert Patrick, Carlos Valdes, Adolfo Celi, and Mark Ruffalo.

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Among people born in 1909, James Mason ranks 44Before him are Yiannis Ritsos, Virginia Apgar, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Norberto Bobbio, Edward Tatum, and Hideo Sakai. After him are Ernst vom Rath, Rollo May, Indro Montanelli, Otto Kumm, László Rajk, and Nathan Rosen. Among people deceased in 1984, James Mason ranks 37Before him are Vicente Aleixandre, Irwin Shaw, Yılmaz Güney, Jiro Miyake, Henri Michaux, and Count Basie. After him are Ansel Adams, Moshé Feldenkrais, Oskar Werner, Brassaï, Janet Gaynor, and Joseph Losey.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Mason ranks 944 out of 6,924Before him are Alan Parsons (1948), Richard Stone (1913), Isabella of England (1214), William Henry Perkin (1838), John Schlesinger (1926), and Philip Noel-Baker (1889). After him are Samuel Butler (1612), Roger Scruton (1944), Michael Smith (1932), Stephen Frears (1941), Mary Kingsley (1862), and Shirley Bassey (1937).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, James Mason ranks 119Before him are Natasha Richardson (1963), Dominic Purcell (1970), Stephen Boyd (1931), Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Greer Garson (1904), and Sebastian Shaw (1905). After him are David Prowse (1935), Kim Cattrall (1956), Dirk Bogarde (1921), Jeremy Brett (1933), Ben Cross (1947), and Kenny Baker (1934).

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