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Paul Muni

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paul Muni (born Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund, September 22, 1895 – August 25, 1967) was an Austrian-Hungarian-born American stage and film actor. During the 1930s, he was considered the most prestigious actor at Warner Brothers studios, and one of the rare actors who was given the privilege of choosing which parts he wanted. His acting quality, usually playing a powerful character, such as Scarface, was partly a result of his intense preparation for his parts, often immersing himself in study of the real character's traits and mannerisms. He was also highly skilled in using makeup techniques, a talent he learned from his parents, who were also actors, and from his early years on stage with the Yiddish Theater, in New York. At the age of 12, he played the stage role of an 80-year-old man; in one of his films, Seven Faces, he played seven different characters. He was nominated six times for an Oscar, winning once as Best Actor in The Story of Louis Pasteur. Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Muni, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Sep 22, 1895 In Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Valiant 1929-05-19
Latest Project:
Movie Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood 2008-03-03
Known For
Poster of Stranger on the Prowl
Poster of Counter-Attack
Poster of The Good Earth
Poster of Bordertown
Movie Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood James Allen (archive footage) 2008-03-03
Movie Frank Capra's American Dream 1997-01-01
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Series Saints and Sinners Unknown 1962-09-17
Movie The Last Angry Man Sam Abelman 1959-10-22
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Stranger on the Prowl The Stranger With A Gun 1952-03-12
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Movie Angel on My Shoulder Eddie Kagle/Judge Fredrick Parker 1946-09-20
Movie A Song to Remember Professeur Joseph Elsner 1945-01-19
Movie Counter-Attack Alexei Kulkov 1945-04-26
Movie The Voice That Thrilled the World Himself (segments 'The Story of Louis Pasteur' and 'The Life of Emile Zola') (archive footage) 1943-01-01
Movie Stage Door Canteen Himself 1943-06-24
Movie Commandos Strike at Dawn Eric Toresen 1942-12-30
Movie Hudson's Bay Pierre Esprit Radisson 1941-01-03
Movie Breakdowns of 1940 Himself 1940-01-01
Movie Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (archive footage) 1940-07-31
Movie Juarez Benito Pablo Juárez 1939-06-10
Movie We Are Not Alone Dr. David Newcome 1939-11-25
Movie Breakdowns of 1938 Himself 1938-02-07
Movie Hollywood Goes to Town 1938-07-07
Movie The Woman I Love Lt. Claude Maury 1937-04-15
Movie The Good Earth Wang 1937-06-02
Movie The Life of Emile Zola Emile Zola 1937-10-02
Movie The Story of Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur 1936-02-22
Movie Breakdowns of 1936 Himself 1936-12-30
Movie Black Fury Joe Radek 1935-05-18
Movie Bordertown Johnny Ramirez 1935-01-23
Movie Dr. Socrates Lee 1935-10-19
Movie A Dream Comes True Himself (uncredited) 1935-12-31
Movie Hi, Nellie! Brad 1934-01-20
Movie The World Changes Orin Nordholm Jr. 1933-11-25
Movie I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang James Allen 1932-11-09
Movie Scarface Tony 'Scarface' Camonte 1932-04-09
Movie The Valiant James Dyke 1929-05-19