Lionel Barrymore, Best Actor 1930/31: MovieMonday.com

 

A FREE SOUL

(Drama - NR)

Lionel Barrymore received his Oscar for playing a heavy-drinking lawyer who succesfully defends a gambler only to have him become involved with his spoiled daughter, and later defend her fiancee when he kills the gambler.


ABOUT LIONEL BARRYMORE (1878 - 1954)

American character actor who's the brother of Ethel and John Barrymore. Their only joint film appearance was in RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS. Lionel was the first Barrymore to win an acting Oscar.

Lionel Barrymore has frequently claimed that A FREE SOUL was his favorite screen role.

In addition, to being a popular and acclaimed actor he has directed films. In fact, in 1928-29 Lionel Barrymore received a Best Director Oscar nomination for MADAME X.

Due to an accident, from 1938 Lionel Barrymore acted from a wheelchair.

Notable silent credits include:

THE BELLS
THE TEMPTRESS
SADIE THOMPSON

His sound credits include:

MATA HARI
THE MAN I KILLED
GRAND HOTEL
DINNER AT EIGHT
TREASURE ISLAND
DAVID COPPERFIELD
CAMILLE
A FAMILY AFFAIR
SARATOGA
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
YOUNG DOCTOR KILDARE
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
DUEL IN THE SUN

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