James Mason

Oscar Nominee



James was born under the official name Mason, James Neville on May 15th, 1909. He died on July 27th, 1984 in Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland (heart attack). He has been a credited actor since the 1949 film Caught.

James Mason was a dependable leading actor. He has starred in four films including the 1962 drama film Lolita as the character Prof. Humbert Humbert, the 1957 drama movie Island in the Sun playing Maxwell Fleury and the 1951 drama release Pandora and the Flying Dutchman cast as Hendrik van der Zee.

James has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in eleven films including: the 1982 drama film The Verdict as the character Ed Concannon, the 1979 crime movie Bloodline playing Sir Alec Nichols and the 1978 drama release The Boys from Brazil cast as Eduard Seibert.

His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1982 drama film The Verdict, which brought in $54,000,000 at the box office.

James is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least twenty magazines, captured in more than one pictorials, interviewed in over one publications and featured in nine magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least six books.

As an actor James Mason has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first nomination was for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his portrayal of James Leamington in the 1966 film Georgy Girl. James Mason was also nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Edward Concannon in the 1982 movie The Verdict .

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Father of Morgan Mason and actress/scriptwriter Portland Mason .
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