George Arliss (April 10, 1868 – February 5, 1946) was a British actor, born in London. Beginning on the stage, Arliss began his film career with The Devil in 1921, followed by Disraeli. He remade Disraeli in 1929 (and won the Academy Award for Best Actor ), converting from a silent film star to the talkies.
He appeared in several historical films, such as Alexander Hamilton , Voltaire and Cardinal Richelieu .
Arliss published two volumes of autobiography: Up the Years from Bloomsbury (1927) and My Ten Years in the Studios (1940).
Academy Awards and Nominations:
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6648 Hollywood Blvd.