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Paul Lukas

Paul Lukas

Paul Lukas (May 26, 1887 - August 15, 1971) was a Hungarian actor. Born Lukács Pál in Budapest, he arrived in Hollywood in 1927 after a successful stage career in Hungary and Austria. He was very busy in the 1930s, but his major role came in 1943's Watch on the Rhine, when he played a man blackmailed to work for the Nazis (he had played the same role on Broadway). He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the role.

The remainder of his career moved from Hollywood to the stage to television. He died in Tangier, Morocco.

Lukas has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6841 Hollywood Blvd.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Paul Lukas Facts

Birth NamePal Lukacs
OccupationActor
BirthdayMay 26, 1887
SignGemini
BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary
Date of deathAugust 15, 1971 (age 84)
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Paul Lukas compared to you?
Awards1944 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for Watch on the Rhine)
1944 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Watch on the Rhine)
1944 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Watch on the Rhine)

Selected Filmography

Not available.