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Paul Lukas



Lukas trained for the stage at the Hungarian Actors Academy, and in 1916 he debuted on the Budapest stage. He soon became a local matinee idol, having appeared in many plays and films. He became well-known throughout Central Europe, and Max Reinhardt had him guest-star in Berlin and Vienna productions in the '20s. In 1927 Adolph Zukor brought him to the U.S., and from 1928 he made his career playing Continental Europeans in Hollywood films. At first he portrayed smooth, suave seducers; as age caught up with him he moved into villainous roles, and often played Nazis. His greatest acting triumph, however, came in an anti-Nazi role -- one of his few sympathetic parts at the time -- in Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine on Broadway (1941); he reprised the role in the play's film version (1943), for which he won the Best Actor Oscar and New York Film Critics Award. He continued appearing in occasional films throughout the rest of his life, usually playing sympathetic old men.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Vice Squad
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Brief Ecstasy (Dangerous Secrets)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Secret Of The Blue Room
  • Actor
2012
57% Fun in Acapulco
  • Maximillian Dauphin
2000
No Score Yet Sol Madrid
  • Capo Riccione
1968
54% Lord Jim
  • Stein
1965
57% Fifty Five Days at Peking
  • Dr. Steinfeldt
1963
No Score Yet Tender Is the Night
  • Dr. Dohmler
1962
No Score Yet The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • Karl Von Hartrott
1962
No Score Yet Scent of Mystery
  • Baron Saradin
1960
No Score Yet The Roots of Heaven
  • SaintDenis
1958
89% 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
  • Prof. Pierre Aronnax
1954
100% Kim
  • Lama
1951
No Score Yet Berlin Express
  • Dr. Bernhardt
1948
No Score Yet Whispering City
  • Albert Frederic
1947
No Score Yet The Unfaithful
  • Colin Graham
1947
No Score Yet Deadline at Dawn
  • Gus Hoffman
1946
100% Experiment Perilous
  • Nick Bedereaux
1944
No Score Yet Uncertain Glory
  • Inspector Marcel Bonet
1944
80% Watch on the Rhine
  • Kurt Muller
1943
No Score Yet The Monster and the Girl
  • W.S. Bruhl
1941
83% The Ghost Breakers
  • Parada
1940
75% Strange Cargo
  • Hessler
1940
No Score Yet The Chinese Bungalow
  • Yuan Sing
1940
No Score Yet Confessions of a Nazi Spy
  • Dr. Karl F. Kassel
1939
No Score Yet A Window in London (Lady in Distress)
  • Zoltini
1939
98% The Lady Vanishes
  • Dr. Hartz
1938
No Score Yet Mutiny on the Elsinore
  • Jack Pathurst
1937
No Score Yet Dinner at the Ritz
  • Baron Philippe de Beaufort
1937
No Score Yet Ladies in Love
  • John Barta
1936
88% Dodsworth
  • Arnold Iselin
1936
No Score Yet The Casino Murder Case
  • Philo Vance
1935
No Score Yet I Found Stella Parish
  • Stephen Norman
1935
No Score Yet Gift of Gab
  • Actor
1934
92% Little Women
  • Prof. Bhaer
1933
No Score Yet The Kiss Before the Mirror
  • Paul Held
1933
No Score Yet Grand Slam
  • Peter Stanislavsky
1933
No Score Yet Rockabye
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Sing, Sinner, Sing
  • Phil Carida
1933
No Score Yet Downstairs
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Women Love Once
  • Julien Fields
1931
80% City Streets
  • Big Fellow Maskal
1931
No Score Yet The Devil's Holiday
  • Dr. Reynolds
1930
No Score Yet Anybody's Woman
  • Actor
1930
No Score Yet Young Eagles
  • Actor
1930
No Score Yet Grumpy
  • Actor
1930

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