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Paul L. Smith is a Actor American born on 24 june 1936 at Everett (USA)

Paul L. Smith

Paul L. Smith
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Birth name Paul Lawrence Smith
Nationality USA
Birth 24 june 1936 at Everett (USA)
Death 25 april 2012 (at 75 years) at Ra'anana (Israel)

Paul Lawrence Smith (June 24, 1936 – April 25, 2012), better known as Paul L. Smith, was an American stand-up comedian, actor, singer, and comedian, best known for generally portraying villains and "heavies". His most notable roles include Hamidou, the vicious prison warden in Midnight Express (1978), Bluto in Popeye (1980), Gideon in Masada (1981), and Glossu Rabban in Dune (1984). Smith was sometimes credited as Paul Smith.

On April 25, 2012, Smith died in Ra'anana, Israel. Currently, his cause of death is unconfirmed.


Smith was of Jewish religion.Paul Smith was raised in Miami, Florida and graduated Miami Senior High School where he played football and became a High School All American. He briefly attended Brandeis University, where he met and married his first wife, Norma Kalman. They had one son, Elliot. Paul and Norma were divorced in 1960.
Smith married Eve Smith. In February 2006, they emigrated to Israel, adopting Ra'anana as their new home. After taking Israeli citizenship, the couple adopted Hebrew names: Adam and Aviva Eden.

Best films

Popeye (1980)
Midnight Express (1978)
Madron (1970)

Usually with

Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
(3 films)
James Hong
James Hong
(2 films)
David Lynch
David Lynch
(1 films)
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Filmography of Paul L. Smith (32 films)

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Maverick (1994)
, 2h7
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Jeu, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Poker
Actors Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene, Alfred Molina, James Coburn
Roles The Archduke
Rating69% 3.4990553.4990553.4990553.4990553.499055
The story, set in the American Old West, is a first-person account by wisecracking gambler Bret Maverick (Mel Gibson) of his misadventures on the way to a major five-card draw poker tournament. Besides wanting to win the tournament for the prize money, he also wants to prove, once and for all, that he is the best card player of his time.
Desert Kickboxer
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Actors John Newton, Luis Contreras, Paul L. Smith, Judie Aronson, Yvonne De Carlo
Roles Santos
Rating39% 1.9760551.9760551.9760551.9760551.976055
Un héros amérindien aide de quelques combats d'un groupe d'escrocs qui ont l'intention de leur voler leur argent.
Eye of the Widow, 1h30
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Richard Young, F. Murray Abraham, Paul L. Smith, Ben Cross, Mel Ferrer, Patrick Macnee
Roles Elko
Rating40% 2.0202852.0202852.0202852.0202852.020285
Malko Linge est non seulement prince d'Autriche mais en même temps agent de la CIA. Lors d'une soirée organisée dans son château, le prince et ses invités sont attaqués par un groupe d'hommes armés dirigés par Nassiri, qui semble avoir une dent contre le prince. Le château est sérieusement endommagé par Nassiri et ses hommes mais Malko en sort indemne. Dans le but de découvrir l'identité du chef des assaillants, les recherches de Malko le mèneront à la rencontre de Sharnilar Kassani, une veuve qui a été rendue borgne par Nassiri sous le commandement de Kharoun. Tous deux s'allieront pour se venger contre Kharoun.
Caged Fury
Caged Fury (1990)
, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Erotic, Thriller, Action
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Women in prison films
Actors Erik Estrada, James Hong, Michael Parks, Janine Lindemulder, Ron Jeremy, Paul L. Smith
Rating38% 1.9305051.9305051.9305051.9305051.930505
Discontent leads to a daring escape plan in a women's prison where the inmates are all lingerie-clad models and the lesbian warden demands unusual favours for early parole.
Silence = Death, 1h
Directed by Rosa von Praunheim
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentary films about health care, Documentary films about cities, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Paul L. Smith
Rating73% 3.67033.67033.67033.67033.6703
This film explores the reactions and response of New York City's artistic community to the ravages of the AIDS epidemic and other issues of homosexuality. Activist interview include representatives from the many arts organizations that have alerted the public to the crisis through performance art, music, theater and literature. Even with the gentler voices, the film’s undercurrent is an angry demand for action and recognition.
Sonny Boy
Sonny Boy (1990)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors David Carradine, Paul L. Smith, Brad Dourif, Conrad Janis, Sydney Lassick, Alexandra Powers
Roles Slue
Rating57% 2.855692.855692.855692.855692.85569
Deux voleurs de voitures se retrouvent avec un bébé sur le siège arrière. Ils le baptisent alors Sonny Boy et l'élèvent en cage.
Ten Little Indians, 1h38
Directed by Alan Birkinshaw
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Donald Pleasence, Frank Stallone, Brenda Vaccaro, Herbert Lom, Warren Berlinger, Paul L. Smith
Roles Elmo Rodgers
Rating47% 2.370392.370392.370392.370392.37039
A group of ten disparate people, strangers to each other, have all been summoned by a mysterious host named Mr. Owen to travel to Africa and join him on a safari he is hosting. Things turn ominous from the beginning, however. First their native guides abandon them, then more natives cut a bridge line across a deep ravine (their only way in and out of camp). As a result, the ten guests find themselves isolated in their hunting camp. In addition, their host, Mr. Owen, is strangely absent. Following their dinner, by means of a gramophone recording, an inhuman voice accuses each person of a murder that they each had caused and escaped justice. Events go from being unsettling to deadly when the guests start dying one by one in the fashion of the English Nursery Rhyme 'Ten Little Indians'. As each death occurs, the ten small Indian dolls that adorn the centre of the dining table disappear as each person dies which leads the guests to realize that they are being executed at the hands of a homicidal maniac among them - and that perhaps Mr. Owen is, in fact, one of them.
Terminal Entry, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Action
Themes Films about computing
Actors Patrick Labyorteaux, Edward Albert, Paul L. Smith, Yaphet Kotto, Kabir Bedi, Mazhar Khan
Rating49% 2.4819952.4819952.4819952.4819952.481995
The film room briefly where Lady Electric shares with Bob her measurements. After being chased down another corridor and into an elevator where they both fall to their deaths Bob snaps out of his daydream at the last second. When he comes to, he finds his friends have lost the game in the same fashion. Later, when selecting another game to play on the "Outlaw BBS", they chose one called "Terminal Entry", however, this one is password protected. Thinking that the game was set up by members at MIT, Tom decides that he will crack the password and play it during a vacation planned up in the mountains for the weekend.
Gor (1987)
, 1h34
Directed by Fritz Kiersch
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Urbano Barberini, Oliver Reed, Rebecca Ferratti, Jack Palance, Paul L. Smith, Larry Taylor
Roles Surbus
Rating33% 1.666411.666411.666411.666411.66641
After being snubbed before a weekend-getaway by his teaching assistant, socially awkward professor of physics Tarl Cabot accidentally unlocks the magical properties of a ring which transports him to the planet Gor. After his arrival, Cabot encounters a village being attacked by the army of the tyrannical priest-king Sarm. Sarm's forces are invading neighboring settlements in an effort to retrieve the Home Stone, a mystical object that creates pathways between Gor and distant Earth. Cabot too is abruptly attacked by Sarm's warriors. After inadvertently killing Sarm's own son during the encounter, he is left for dead in the desert. He awakens to find himself being nursed back to health by Talena (Rebecca Ferratti), a scantily clad barbarian princess of the Kingdom of Ko-ro-ba. Cabot learns that Talena's father, the King, has been captured by Sarm, along with the Home Stone. Cabot travels with Talena on a rescue mission to Sarm's lands, where they are captured. Cabot leads a group of rebels in an escape effort, whereupon Cabot is able to kill Sarm, rescue Talena and her father, and reacquire the Home Stone. Tarl et al. return to Ko-ro-ba, where, after Cabot and Talena admit their love for one another, Cabot accidentally activates the Home Stone, and is returned to Earth.
Haunted Honeymoon, 1h22
Directed by Gene Wilder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Musical theatre, Horror, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Ghost films, Musical films, Comedy horror films
Actors Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise, Jonathan Pryce, Paul L. Smith, Gene Wilder, Bryan Pringle
Roles Dr. Paul Abbot, uncle
Rating56% 2.8496752.8496752.8496752.8496752.849675
Larry Abbot (Wilder) and Vickie Pearle (Radner) are performers on radio's "Manhattan Mystery Theater" who decide to get married. Larry has been plagued with on-air panic attacks and speech impediments since proposing marriage. Vickie thinks it's just pre-wedding jitters, but his affliction could get them both fired.
Red Sonja
Red Sonja (1985)
, 1h29
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Witches in film, Rape and revenge films
Actors Brigitte Nielsen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sandahl Bergman, Paul L. Smith, Janet Ågren, Ernie Reyes
Roles Falkon
Rating51% 2.550852.550852.550852.550852.55085
After being raped by the soldiers of Queen Gedren, a despot who had her parents and brother murdered for scarring the queen's face while rejecting her sexual advances, Red Sonja is visited by a spirit who grants her the strength to seek revenge. Having trained under a swords master, and become distrustful of most men, Red Sonja is found by Lord Kalidor, who takes her to her dying sister Varna. Varna is a member of an order of priestesses who were preparing to destroy a light-powered relic known as the Talisman that created the world and whose growing power now threatens it. However, Gedren's army and her aide-de-camp Ikol slaughtered the priestesses and took the Talisman while Varna was fatally wounded by the time she found Kalidor. Before dying, Varna tells Sonja of the events at her temple while urging her to find the Talisman and destroy it. After turning down Kalidor's offer to accompany her, seeing a storm in the distance, Sonya arrives to the now-ruined kingdom of Hablock. There she meets the young Prince Tarn and his servant Falkon, learning Gedren completely wiped out Hablock when Tarn refused to surrender. Tarn announces that he is raising a new army to crush Gedren and invites Sonja to work for him as a cook. She declines while told that Gedren is based in Berkubane, the Kingdom of Eternal Night.
Crimewave (1985)
, 1h26
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime, Black comedy
Actors Bruce Campbell, Paul L. Smith, Reed Birney, Louise Lasser, Brion James, Sheree J. Wilson
Rating57% 2.898612.898612.898612.898612.89861
The film begins with a shot of Victor Ajax (Reed Birney), who has been sentenced to death, sitting in an electric chair. The film then flashes back to show that Victor once was a promising young technician in the employ of Trend-Odegard Security. Mr. Trend (Edward R. Pressman), co-owner of the company, has learned of a plan by his partner to sell the company to Renaldo "The Heel" (Bruce Campbell) and responds by hiring two exterminators who promise to "kill all sizes" (Brion James and Paul Smith) in order to eliminate Odegard and his plan. When Victor, who has been installing security cameras in Trend's apartment building, seems about to go back to the store, Trend distracts him with a lecture about "the grand design" and sends Victor on a quest to find his dream girl.
The Protector, 1h31
Directed by James Glickenhaus
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films
Actors Jackie Chan, Danny Aiello, Roy Chiao, Moon Lee, Peter Yang Kwan, Jesse Cameron-Glickenhaus
Rating57% 2.853682.853682.853682.853682.85368
A gang is attempting to steal computers from an 18 wheeler. One of the gang members remotely hacks a set of traffic lights, turning them to red, while other members of the gang rig chains to the back of the truck. They turn the light green again, and as the truck pulls away, the chains tear the door open. When the trucker goes to the rear of his truck to investigate, he is knocked unconscious by a gang member, who then whistles for his cohorts to steal the load. Meanwhile, New York police officers Billy Wong (Jackie Chan) and Michael Alexander (Patrick James Clarke) are patrolling the neighborhood. On the radio, a dispatcher says that a truck was stripped by their premises, so the cops check it out. As the trucker comes to, he sees that his cargo has been stolen. Michael radios in the crime, while Billy passes the driver his hat, saying, "Welcome to New York".
Dune (1984)
, 2h17
Directed by David Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Sur une planète fictive, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Dystopian films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis, Everett McGill, Sting, Max von Sydow, José Ferrer
Roles the Beast Rabban
Rating64% 3.249483.249483.249483.249483.24948
Ten thousand years in the futurethe known universe is ruled by Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV. The most important substance in the empire is the drug known as melange or "the spice". It has many special properties, such as extending life and expanding consciousness. The most profitable and important of its properties is its ability to assist the Spacing Guild with folding space, which allows safe, instantaneous interstellar travel.
Jungle Warriors, 1h33
Genres Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Rape and revenge films, Women in prison films
Actors Sybil Danning, John Vernon, Paul L. Smith, Alex Cord, Woody Strode, Dana Elcar
Rating47% 2.3790352.3790352.3790352.3790352.379035
A group of gorgeous American models take a long trip to South America, to participate in a photo session on a location deep in the jungle, apparently somewhere around Peruvian tropical forest. While flying over a cocaine plantation, their plane is shot down by Cesar, a dangerous drug lord, and the girls are taken prisoner by his army. Cesar suspects that an undercover police officer is among the models. In fact, one of the women actually is a special agent. Cesar orders his mercenaries to drag the girls into his dungeon for interrogation. After being tortured by Angel, Cesar’s sister, and cruelly gang-raped by all soldiers, the models are imprisoned in an underground cell to await Cesar's decision whether to execute them or keep them as slaves for his soldier’s “entertainment.” With the help of an old female servant, the models manage to escape from the basement jail and get some guns. As they make their way toward freedom, they run into a high-level Mafia meeting there in Cesar’s manor. A final gunfight breaks out as the women fight to take revenge and escape alive.