Actor. Appearing on stage and in motion pictures, he is best known for his portrayal of famous historical personalities. He began his acting career in 1887 but did not gain his popularity until around 1900-1901 when he appeared with British actress, Mrs. Patrick Campbell in London during the stage season. In 1902 he appeared on stage in the play "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray" in New York and in 1911 he played the role of Benjamin Disraeli in "Disraeli." In the 1930s he appeared in films including "The Green Goddess" (1930), "Old English" (1930), "Alexander Hamilton" (1931), "The House of Rothschild" (1934) and "Cardinal Richelieu" (1935). In 1929-1930 he was voted best actor for his role in "Disraeli" by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. George Arliss also wrote several plays and autobiographical works including "Up The Years From Bloomsbury" in 1927 and "My Ten Years In The Studios" in 1940. He died 1946 in London, England.