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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.

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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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 32

Birthday 1895-09-22

Day of Death 1967-08-25

Place of Birth Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary

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Also Known As

  • Пол Муни

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1962 Saints and Sinners (1 episode)
1959 The Last Angry Man as Dr. Sam Abelman
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Stranger on the Prowl as The Stranger With A Gun
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)
1946 Angel on My Shoulder as Eddie Kagle/Judge Fredrick Parker
1945 Counter-Attack as Alexei Kulkov
1945 A Song to Remember as Professeur Joseph Elsner
1943 Stage Door Canteen as Himself
1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn as Eric Toresen
1941 Hudson's Bay as Pierre Esprit Radisson
1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards as (archive footage)
1940 Breakdowns of 1940 as Himself
1939 We Are Not Alone as Dr. David Newcome
1939 Juarez as Benito Pablo Juárez
1938 Hollywood Goes to Town
1938 Breakdowns of 1938 as Himself
1937 The Life of Emile Zola as Emile Zola
1937 The Good Earth as Wang Lung
1937 The Woman I Love as Lt. Claude Maury
1936 Breakdowns of 1936 as Himself
1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur as Louis Pasteur
1935 A Dream Comes True as Himself (uncredited)
1935 Dr. Socrates as Lee
1935 Black Fury as Joe Radek
1935 Bordertown as Johnny Ramirez
1934 Hi, Nellie! as Brad
1933 The World Changes as Orin Nordholm Jr.
1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang as James Allen
1932 Scarface as Tony 'Scarface' Camonte
1929 The Valiant as James Dyke

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