James Mason was a legendary English actor who made it big in Hollywood. After abandoning a career in architecture, James fell in love with acting. After he was fired by Sir Alexander Korda from his first film, ‘The Private Lie of Don Juan,’ in 1933, he focused on becoming a stage actor. During this time, he also starred in several British films, such as ‘Twice Branded’ (1936), ‘The High Command’ (1937), and ‘Catch as Catch Can’ (1937).
From 1944 to 1945, Mason’s talent exploded and he became a top star in the UK. He starred in English films, such as ‘The Seventh Veil’ (1945) and ‘Odd Man Out’ (1947).
He travelled to Hollywood in the 1950s and starred in countless films, including ‘The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel’ (1951), ‘Julius Caesar’ (1953), ‘The Boys From Brazil’ (1978), and ‘The Verdict’ (1982). His stardom declined in the early 1980s.