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John Barrymore

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Sidney Blyth Barrymore (February 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942) was an acclaimed American actor. He first gained fame as a handsome stage actor in light comedy, then high drama and culminating in groundbreaking portrayals in Shakespearean plays Hamlet and Richard III. His success continued with motion pictures in various genres in both the silent and sound eras. Barrymore's personal life has been the subject of much writing before and since his passing in 1942. Today John Barrymore is mostly known for his roles in movies like Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1920), Grand Hotel (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933), Twentieth Century (1934), and Don Juan (1926), the first ever movie to use a Vitaphone soundtrack. A member of a multi-generation theatrical dynasty, he was the brother of Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore, and was the paternal grandfather of Drew Barrymore. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Barrymore, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Feb 15, 1882 1882-02-15 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman 1917-12-14
Latest Project:
Movie Cinema Paradiso 1988-11-17
Known For
Poster of The Great Profile
Poster of Long Lost Father
Poster of Counsellor at Law
Poster of The Beloved Rogue
Movie Cinema Paradiso The Baron (archive footage) (uncredited) 1988-11-17
Movie Hollywood My Home Town Himself 1965-12-31
Movie The Golden Twenties Himself (archive footage) 1950-04-07
Movie Playmates John Barrymore 1941-12-26
Movie World Premiere Duncan DeGrasse 1941-08-21
Movie The Invisible Woman Professor Gibbs 1940-12-27
Movie The Great Profile Evans Garrick 1940-08-30
Movie Midnight Georges Flammarion 1939-03-24
Movie The Great Man Votes Vance 1939-01-13
Movie Bulldog Drummond's Peril Col. Neilson 1938-03-18
Movie Spawn of the North Windy Turlon 1938-08-26
Movie Marie Antoinette King Louis XV 1938-08-26
Movie Hold That Co-ed Gabby Harrigan 1938-09-16
Movie True Confession Charles "Charley" Jasper 1937-12-24
Movie Bulldog Drummond's Revenge Col. J.A. Nielson 1937-12-16
Movie Night Club Scandal Dr. Ernest Tindal 1937-11-11
Movie Bulldog Drummond Comes Back Colonel Neilson 1937-09-24
Movie Maytime Nicolai Nazaroff 1937-03-26
Movie Romeo and Juliet Mercutio - Kinsman to the Prince and Friend to Romeo 1936-09-03
Movie Twentieth Century Oscar Jaffe 1934-05-11
Movie Long Lost Father Carl Bellairs 1934-01-19
Movie Topaze Professor Auguste A. Topaze 1933-02-24
Movie Reunion in Vienna Archduke Rudolf von Hapsburg 1933-06-16
Movie Dinner at Eight Larry Renault 1933-08-29
Movie Night Flight Riviere 1933-10-06
Movie Counsellor at Law George Simon 1933-12-25
Movie A Bill of Divorcement Hilary Fairfield 1932-09-30
Movie Grand Hotel Baron Felix von Gaigern 1932-09-11
Movie State's Attorney Tom Cardigan 1932-05-20
Movie Rasputin and the Empress Prince Paul Chegodieff 1932-03-24
Movie Arsène Lupin Duke of Charmerace 1932-03-05
Movie The Mad Genius Vladimar Ivan Tsarakov 1931-11-07
Movie Svengali Svengali 1931-05-22
Movie Moby Dick Ahab 1930-09-20
Movie General Crack Duke of Kurland / Prince Christian 1930-01-25
Movie Show of Shows Richard III in 'Henry VI Part III' 1929-12-28
Movie Eternal Love Marcus Paltran 1929-05-11
Movie Tempest Sergeant Ivan Markov 1928-05-27
Movie The Circus: Premiere Himself 1928-01-13
Movie When a Man Loves Chevalier Fabien des Grieux 1927-08-21
Movie The Beloved Rogue François Villon 1927-03-12
Movie Don Juan Don Jose de Marana / Don Juan de Marana 1926-08-06
Movie The Sea Beast Captain Ahab Ceeley 1926-01-15
Movie Vagabonding On The Pacific Himself 1926-01-01
Movie Beau Brummel Gordon Bryon 'Beau' Brummel 1924-03-30
Movie Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes 1922-03-07
Movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll / Dr. Hyde 1920-03-18
Movie Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman A.J. Raffles 1917-12-14