Emil Jannings

Emil Jannings

Highest Rated: 100% Variety (1925)

Lowest Rated: 60% Loves of Pharaoh (1922)

Birthday: Jul 23, 1884

Birthplace: Rorschach, Switzerland

Imposing silent star who first gained prominence with Max Reinhardt's Berlin theater in the teens. Jannings appeared in several superior early German films, particularly those directed by Ernst Lubitsch, and was outstanding as the humiliated doorman in F.W. Murnau's "The Last Laugh" (1924). He moved to Hollywood in 1926 and won an Academy Award for Josef Von Sternberg's "The Last Command" (1928), but after the advent of sound his inadequate English forced a return to Germany. There he turned in his most famous performance, as Professor Rath in Von Sternberg's "The Blue Angel" (1930). In 1938 Jannings accepted Goebbels' invitation to head the Tobis Film Company, which produced Nazi propaganda features such as Veidt Harlan's "Der Herrscher" (1937) and Hans Steinhoff's "Ohm Kruger" (1941). The Allied authorities refused to allow Jannings to work after the war, though a subsequent inquiry into his fascist affiliations cleared him of any serious involvement with the Nazi regime.

Highest rated movies

The Patriot
The Last Command
The Last Laugh
The Blue Angel
The Way of All Flesh




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Making of a King König Friedrich Wilhelm I (Character) - 1935
96% 86% The Blue Angel Prof. Immanuel Rath (Character) - 1930
100% 50% The Patriot Czar Paul I (Character) - 1928
100% 90% The Last Command Gen. Dolgorucki / Grand Duke Sergius Alexander (Character) - 1928
88% 40% The Way of All Flesh August Schilling (Character) - 1927
94% 91% Faust Mephisto (Character) - 1926
100% 80% Variety Boss Huller (Character) - 1925
88% 77% Tartuffe Unknown (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet 49% Waxworks Harun al Raschid (Character) - 1924
100% 88% The Last Laugh Hotelportier [hotel porter] (Character) - 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet Othello Othello (Character) - 1922
60% No Score Yet Loves of Pharaoh Pharao Amenes (Character) - 1922
No Score Yet 29% Anna Boleyn König Heinrich VIII. (Character) - 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kohlhiesel's Daughters Peter Xaver (Character) - 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet Algol Robert Herne (Character) - 1920
No Score Yet 75% Passion König Louis XV (Character) - 1919
No Score Yet 12% The Eyes of the Mummy Unknown (Character) - 1918
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Merry Jail Quabbe (Character) - 1917


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