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  • James Mason

    Born on May 15, 1909 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England

awards & nominations

The Verdict (1982)

James Mason as "Ed Concannon"

A boozing lawyer (Paul Newman) takes on a law-firm dean (James Mason), the Archdiocese of Boston and the system in general.

Academy Award (1982) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1982) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

The Deadly Affair (1967)

James Mason as "Charles Dobbs"

English secret agent Charles Dobbs (James Mason) is shocked to discover that a government official whom he knew has committed suicide. Suspicious circumstances soon point to the death being a murder, and Dobbs investigates further, contacting the victim's wife, Elsa Fennan (Simone Signoret), a survivor of a concentration camp. Despite pressures from senior officials to leave the case, Dobbs continues, hiring veteran cop Inspector Mendel to dig deeper.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967) Nominated British Actor

Georgy Girl (1966)

James Mason as "James Leamington"

Georgina (Lynn Redgrave) is a carefree and childlike 22-year-old who finds more joy in her relationships with children than with the adults in her life. Her parents' employer, James Leamington (James Mason), proposes marriage, but Georgy avoids giving him an answer, as the idea of romance confuses her. When Georgy finds herself the caretaker of a baby girl, she seeks to find a way to shoulder the new responsibility while maintaining her childlike innocence.

Academy Award (1966) Nominated Best Supporting Actor

Lolita (1962)

James Mason as "Prof. Humbert Humbert"

With a screenplay penned by the author himself, Stanley Kubrick brings Vladimir Nabokov's controversial tale of forbidden love to the screen. Humbert Humbert (James Mason) is a European professor who relocates to an American suburb, renting a room from lonely widow Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters). Humbert marries Charlotte, but only to nurture his obsession with her comely teenage daughter, Lolita (Sue Lyon). After Charlotte's sudden death, Humbert has Lolita all to himself -- or does he?

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1962) Nominated British Actor
Golden Globe (1962) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

A Star Is Born (1954)

James Mason as "Norman Maine"

Hollywood actor Norman Maine (James Mason) is a celebrity whose star is on the wane, but when he meets aspiring actress Esther Blodgett (Judy Garland), he is inspired to help her, and soon the two appear in a musical together. Now known as Vicki Lester, she marries Norman and finds herself in demand, while his reputation continues to decline, resulting in heavy bouts of drinking. Eventually, Vicki must choose between moving forward with her career and attempting to save her husband.

Academy Award (1954) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1954) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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