JOHN BARRYMORE (1882-1942), born John Sidney Blyth, later called Jack and "The Great Profile" was one of the greatest stage actors of all time, from a family of great actors.
Haven't you seen Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)? With all due respect to Fredric March (the only actor to ever win an Oscar for playing a monster), Barrymore's portrayal is the best ever.
Watch this and then see these other four films.
Don Juan (1926) Very early sound film, with synchronized music and sound effects but no dialogue.
Grand Hotel (1932) Everyone in Hollywood passed through the doors of the Grand Hotel. When Barrymore did, he found Greta Garbo. Lucky him.
Romeo and Juliet (1936) As Mercutio
The Invisible Woman (1941) Late in life, Barrymore fell into broad, comedic character roles to pay for his booze.
*Contributed by: "Mark Orr" Date: Sun, Jun 12 2002 / 11:00:46 PST