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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 5,595,045 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). James Mason is the 837th most popular actor (down from 752nd in 2019), the 993rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 944th in 2019) and the 129th 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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  • 5.6M

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  • 59.25

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  • 52

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  • 2.52

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  • 5.68

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Among actors, James Mason ranks 837 out of 9,996Before him are Ugo Tognazzi, Katina Paxinou, Peter Weller, Michael York, Dorothy Malone, and Ray Milland. After him are Sebastian Shaw, Marisa Paredes, Brad Dourif, Jennifer Garner, Mike Myers, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Among people born in 1909, James Mason ranks 50Before him are Norberto Bobbio, Joseph Losey, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, Vicente Feola, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, and Hideo Sakai. After him are Gunnar Björnstrand, Alexander Pechersky, Art Tatum, Alain Poher, Otto Kumm, and Albert R. Broccoli. Among people deceased in 1984, James Mason ranks 43Before him are Henri Michaux, Oskar Werner, Joseph Losey, Tito Gobbi, Brassaï, and Janet Gaynor. After him are Yılmaz Güney, Enrico Berlinguer, Pavel Batitsky, Walter Rauff, Jiro Miyake, and Count Basie.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Mason ranks 993 out of 7,765Before him are William Hyde Wollaston (1766), Edmund Leighton (1852), John Kay (1704), John E. Walker (1941), Prince Michael of Kent (1942), and Ray Milland (1907). After him are Sebastian Shaw (1905), Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin (1914), James Stirling (1926), Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (1477), and Stephen Frears (1941).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, James Mason ranks 129Before him are Michael Palin (1943), Ian McDiarmid (1944), Denholm Elliott (1922), Eric Idle (1943), Michael York (1942), and Ray Milland (1907). After him are Sebastian Shaw (1905), Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971), Honor Blackman (1925), Robert Hardy (1925), Helen McCrory (1968), and Geraldine McEwan (1932).

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