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John Barrymore (I) (1882–1942)


John Barrymore was born John Sidney Blyth on February 15, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An American stage and screen actor whose rise to superstardom and subsequent decline is one of the legendary tragedies of Hollywood. A member of the most famous generation of the most famous theatrical family in America, he was also its most acclaimed ... See full bio »

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Known For

Twentieth Century
Twentieth Century Oscar Jaffe
(1934)
Svengali
Svengali Svengali
(1931)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
(1920)
Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel Baron Felix von Geigern
(1932)

Filmography

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 1941 Playmates
John Barrymore
 1941 World Premiere
Duncan DeGrasse
 1940 The Invisible Woman
Professor Gibbs
 1940 The Great Profile
Evans Garrick
 1939 Midnight
Georges Flammarion
 1939 The Great Man Votes
Vance
 1938 Hold That Co-ed
Governor
 1938 Spawn of the North
Windy Turlon
 1938 Marie Antoinette
King Louis XV
 1938 Romance in the Dark
Zoltan Jason
 1938 Bulldog Drummond's Peril
Colonel Nielson
 1937 True Confession
Charley Jasper
 1937 Bulldog Drummond's Revenge
Colonel Nielson
 1937 Night Club Scandal
Dr. Ernest Tindal
 1937 Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
Colonel Neilson
 1937 Maytime
Nicolai Nazaroff
 1936 Romeo and Juliet
Mercutio - Kinsman to the Prince and Friend to Romeo
 1934 Twentieth Century
Oscar Jaffe
 1934 Long Lost Father
Carl Bellairs
 1933 Hamlet, Act I: Scenes IV and V (Short)
Hamlet
 1933 Counsellor-at-Law
George Simon
 1933 Night Flight
Riviere
 1933 Dinner at Eight
Larry Renault
 1933 Reunion in Vienna
Archduke Rudolf von Habsburg
 1933/I Topaze
Professor Auguste A. Topaze
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress
Prince Paul Chegodieff
 1932 A Bill of Divorcement
Hilary
 1932 State's Attorney
Tom Cardigan
 1932/I Grand Hotel
Baron Felix von Geigern
 1932 Arsène Lupin
Duke of Charmerace
 1931 The Mad Genius
Vladimar Ivan Tsarakov
 1931 Svengali
Svengali
 1930 Moby Dick
Ahab
 1930 The Man from Blankley's
Lord Strathpeffer
 1929 General Crack
Duke of Kurland / Prince Christian
 1929 The Show of Shows
Richard III in 'Henry VI Part III'
 1929 Eternal Love
Marcus Paltran
 1928 Tempest
Sgt. Ivan Markov
 1927 The Beloved Rogue
François Villon
 1927 When a Man Loves
Chevalier Fabien des Grieux
 1926 Don Juan
Don Jose de Marana / Don Juan de Marana
 1926 The Sea Beast
Captain Ahab Ceeley
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1924 Beau Brummel
George Bryon 'Beau' Brummel
 1922 Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
 1921 The Lotus Eater
Jacques Leroi
 1920/I Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
 1919 The Test of Honor
Martin Wingrave
 1919 Here Comes the Bride
Frederick Tile
 1918 On the Quiet
Robert Ridgeway
 1917 Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman
A.J. Raffles
 1917 National Red Cross Pageant
The Tyrant - Russian episode
 1916 The Red Widow (Short)
Cicero Hannibal Butts
 1916 The Lost Bridegroom
Bertie Joyce
 1916 Nearly a King
Jack Merriwell, Prince of Bulwana
 1915 The Incorrigible Dukane (Short)
James Dukane
 1915 The Dictator
Brooke Travers
 1915 Are You a Mason?
Frank Perry
 1914 The Man from Mexico
Fitzhugh
 1914 An American Citizen
Beresford Kruger
 1913 One on Romance (Short)
Jack Wilson (as Jack Barrymore)
 1912 A Prize Package (Short)
Si Hawkins (as Jack Barrymore)
 1912 Just Pretending (Short)
The Policeman (as Jack Barrymore)
 1912 The Widow Casey's Return (Short)
The Rejected Suitor (as Jack Barrymore)
 1912 The Dream of a Moving Picture Director (Short)
The Movie Villain (as Jack Barrymore)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Green Goodess", Chicago, IL. Also in cast: Orson Welles. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 28 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jack Barrymore

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his Hamlet] A normal, healthy, lusty young fellow who simply got into a mess that was too thick for him...he was a great fencer, an athlete, a man who led an active, healthy life. How can you make a sickly half-wit out of a man like that? See more »

Trivia:

One night, while drunk, he accidentally went into a women's restroom, instead of a men's room, and proceeded to relieve his bladder in a potted plant. A woman standing nearby reminded him that the room was "for ladies exclusively". Turning around, his penis still exposed, Barrymore responded, "So, madam, is this. But every now and again, I'm compelled to run a little water through it." This ... See more »

Nickname:

The Great Profile See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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