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James Mason Ranked

by Jaspar Lamar Crabb
100(+) movies in roles large and small and in films GREAT (LOLITA, NORTH BY NORTHWEST) and BAD (BLOODLINE, THE YIN & YANG OF MR. GO)…no denying James Mason was always interesting. I think his best work was in LOLITA…in a film with so much great stuff (Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon and Shelley Winters), his Humbert Humbert was brilliant…walking a scary tightrope and about to fall at any moment. This scene is as pathetic as it is comic: Arguably his best pre-1960s work: Sidney Lumet’s buried treasure: CHILD’S PLAY (1972): Read more

100(+) movies in roles large and small and in films GREAT (LOLITA, NORTH BY NORTHWEST) and BAD (BLOODLINE, THE YIN & YANG OF MR. GO)…no denying James Mason was always interesting. I think his best work was in LOLITA…in a film with so much great stuff (Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon and Shelley Winters), his Humbert Humbert was brilliant…walking a scary tightrope and about to fall at any moment.

This scene is as pathetic as it is comic:

Arguably his best pre-1960s work:

Sidney Lumet’s buried treasure: CHILD’S PLAY (1972):

Read less