Paul L. Smith

Paul L. Smith

Highest Rated: 99% The Third Man (1949)

Lowest Rated: 15% Red Sonja (1985)

Birthday: Feb 5, 1939

Birthplace: Not Available

Massive, heavily bearded American actor Paul L. Smith had been a professional athlete before gravitating to films in the late '70s. His first important role was as the brutal, depraved Turkish prison guard Hamidou in Midnight Express (1978). Consigned by his size and weight to play villains (or at the very least, bullies), Smith was cast as Bluto, eternal nemesis to Popeye the Sailor and Olive Oyl, in the 1980 film/musical misfire Popeye. After several years of giving his all in abnormal roles in such films as Dune (1984) (as Beast Rabban), Red Sonya (1985) (as Falkon) and Caged Fury (1986) -- with a few side trips to Europe to make spaghetti westerns -- Smith gradually began to get parts that allowed him to play a recognizable human being. Paul L. Smith's appeared in 1994's Maverick as a Russian prince who travels to America for the express purpose of shooting Indians. The performance might have been broad and overstated, but at least Smith was believable -- and, despite the gross political incorrectness inherent in the role, he was even likable.

Highest Rated Movies



52% A Letter to True Actor 2004
66% Maverick The Archduke 1994
No Score Yet Desert Kickboxer Santos 1992
No Score Yet Sonny Boy Slue 1990
No Score Yet Caged Fury Head Guard 1990
No Score Yet Ten Little Indians Elmo Rodgers 1989
No Score Yet Crossing the Line Actor 1989
No Score Yet Gor Surbus 1988
No Score Yet Terminal Entry Stewart 1987
18% Haunted Honeymoon Dr. Paul Abbot 1986
No Score Yet Sno-Line (Death Line)(Texas Godfather) Duval 1986
No Score Yet Crimewave Faron Crush 1986
No Score Yet Platypus Cove Actor 1986
20% The Protector Mr. Booar $0.9M 1985
15% Red Sonja Falkon 1985
52% Dune The Beast Rabban 1984
No Score Yet Jungle Warriors Cesar Santiago 1984
46% Pieces Willard 1983
No Score Yet Sadat Faruk 1983
No Score Yet The Salamander Actor 1983
No Score Yet Fire in the Stone Ernie 1983
No Score Yet Masada Gideon 1981
No Score Yet The Salamander The Surgeon 1981
59% Popeye Bluto 1980
No Score Yet Return of the Tiger Actor 1979
88% The In-Laws Mo 1979
96% Midnight Express Hamidou 1978
No Score Yet We Are No Angels (Noi Non Siamo Angeli) Raphael McDonald 1975
No Score Yet The Gospel Road Peter 1973
80% Now You See Him, Now You Don't Road-Block Officer 1972
No Score Yet Madron Gabe Price 1970
74% The Great Race Employee 1965
No Score Yet Bikini Beach First Officer 1964
No Score Yet Advance to the Rear Lieutenant 1964
90% The Left Handed Gun Bell 1958
No Score Yet Loving You Skeeter 1957
33% The Deadly Mantis (The Giant Mantis)(The Incredible Praying Mantis) Corporal 1957
87% Funny Face Steve 1957
No Score Yet Pillars of the Sky Morgan 1956
83% There's Always Tomorrow Bellboy 1956
No Score Yet The Hour of Stars: The Miracle on 34th Street Store Clerk 1955
No Score Yet Men of the Fighting Lady (Panther Squadron) Ensign Dispatcher 1954
No Score Yet You for Me Frank Elcott 1952
No Score Yet The Battle at Apache Pass Ross 1952
No Score Yet Retreat, Hell! Andy Smith 1952
No Score Yet I Want You Draftee 1951
99% The Third Man MP 1949


No Score Yet Bewitched
1st Cop Mitchell Charlie Policeman Floyd Guard Bobby Officer #2 1972
No Score Yet Ironside
Dave Tidwell 1969
93% Batman
Artie Knab 1966
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
Harvey O'Hara 1964
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
Harry Bektoris Doctor 1963
No Score Yet Perry Mason


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