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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 21, 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 Saints and Sinners
Poster of What's My Line?
Poster of The Philco Television Playhouse
Poster of Seven Faces
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 Unknown 1997-01-01
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Series Saints and Sinners Samuel Foss 1962-09-17
Movie The Last Angry Man Sam Abelman 1959-10-22
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Stranger on the Prowl The Stranger With A Gun 1952-03-12
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Movie Angel on My Shoulder Eddie Kagle/Judge Fredrick Parker 1946-09-20
Movie Counter-Attack Alexei Kulkov 1945-04-26
Movie A Song to Remember Professeur Joseph Elsner 1945-01-19
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 Hollywood Goes to Town Unknown 1938-07-07
Movie Breakdowns of 1938 Himself 1938-02-07
Movie The Good Earth Wang 1937-06-02
Movie The Woman I Love Lt. Claude Maury 1937-04-15
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 Bordertown Johnny Ramirez 1935-01-23
Movie Black Fury Joe Radek 1935-05-18
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 Scarface Tony 'Scarface' Camonte 1932-04-09
Movie I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang James Allen 1932-11-09
Movie The Valiant James Dyke 1929-05-19
Movie Seven Faces Chibou / Diablero / Smith / Schubert / Juan / Gans / Napoleon 1929-12-01