Photos of John Barrymore

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John Sidney Blythe (February 15, 1882 May 29, 1942), better known as John Barrymore, became famous as a Shakespearean actor, lauded for his Hamlet, and was frequently regarded as the greatest actor of his generation, playing a wide variety of roles on stage and in films. Barrymore was the grandfather of actress Drew Barrymore and brother of acting legends Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore.

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John Barrymore on the film set of Sherlock Holmes (1922)
John Barrymore, Photograph by Arnold Genthe, October 3, 1922
from the trailer for Marie Antoinette (1938)
John Barrymore on the film set of Sherlock Holmes (1922)
John Barrymore, Photograph by Arnold Genthe, October 3, 1922
from the trailer for Marie Antoinette (1938)