James Neville Mason (1909-1984) was a three-time Academy Award nominated English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films.
Mason's distinctive voice enabled him to play a menacing villain as greatly as his good looks assisted him as a leading man. His roles include the declining actor in the 1954 version of A Star Is Born, a mortally wounded terrorist in Odd Man Out (1946), Brutus in the 1953 film of Julius Caesar, General Erwin Rommel twice, once in The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel in 1951, and in The Desert Rats (1953), Captain Nemo in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), a suave masterspy in North by Northwest (1959), a determined explorer in Journey to the Center of the Earth (also 1959) and Humbert Humbert in Stanley Kubrick's Lolita (1962). One of his last roles, that of a corrupt lawyer in The Verdict (1982), earned him his third and final Oscar nomination.
- North by Northwest (1959) — cast: Phillip Vandamm
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour...
- The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Captive Audience (18/Oct/1962) — cast: Warren Barrow
- Banquo's Chair (Suspense, 09/Mar/1950) — cast
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