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Paul Lukas is a Actor and Scriptwriter Hongrois born on 25 may 1894 at Budapest (Hongrie)

Paul Lukas

Paul Lukas
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Birth name Pál Lukács
Nationality Hongrie
Birth 25 may 1894 at Budapest (Hongrie)
Death 15 august 1971 (at 77 years) at Tangier (Maroc)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor

Paul Lukas (May 26, 1891 – August 15, 1971) was an Hungarian-born American actor. He won the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in the film Watch on the Rhine (1943).

Biography

Né Pál Lukács à Budapest, il fait ses études à l’Académie royale du Théâtre et des Arts de Budapest, et fait ses débuts au théâtre de Kassa dans l'Est du pays. À la suite d'un début de carrière prometteur en Hongrie, Allemagne et Autriche où il travailla avec Max Reinhardt, il vint à Hollywood en 1927 appelé par Adolph Zukor. Au début, il jouait d'élégants et charmants coureurs de jupons, mais au fur et à mesure il fut cantonné aux mauvais rôles, incarnant plusieurs fois des nazis. Parallèlement à sa carrière théâtrale, de décembre 1936 à mai 1938, il triomphe à Broadway avec Ruth Gordon dans la pièce Une maison de poupée de Henrik Ibsen. En 1933, il fut naturalisé citoyen américain des États-Unis.
Il travailla ardemment dans les années 1930, faisant des apparitions dans des films tels que le mélodrame Rockabye, le policier Grumpy, avec Alfred Hitchcock dans Une femme disparaît, la comédie Quatre femmes à la recherche du bonheur, et le drame Dodsworth. Il suivit William Powell et Basil Rathbone en jouant dans une série policière, Philo Vance, incarnant un New Yorkais cosmopolite, puis en 1935 dans The Casino Murder Case ; mais son rôle majeur fut en 1943 dans Quand le jour viendra, lorsqu'il reprit le rôle qu'il avait déjà joué au théâtre d'homme luttant contre les Nazis (il avait déjà joué un rôle semblable en 1941 à Broadway). Il obtint l'oscar du meilleur acteur pour ce rôle, malgré la redoutable concurrence, avec Humphrey Bogart pour Casablanca, Gary Cooper pour Pour qui sonne le glas, Walter Pidgeon pour Madame Curie, et Mickey Rooney pour Et la vie continue. La même année, il fut invité à faire une apparition en tant que star comme personnage éponyme de l'épisode Mr. Markham, Antique Dealer dans la série Suspense.

De nos jours, Paul Lukas est plus connu pour avoir joué le professeur Aronnax dans le film Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers de 1954, produit par Walt Disney. Cependant, à partir de ce moment, il fut, à l'âge de 63 ans, touché par une maladie causant des troubles de mémoires, ce qui le conduit apparemment à invectiver violemment l'équipe. Son ami hongrois Peter Lorre ne fut pas même épargné.



Dans les années 1940 Lukas fut un membre de la charte de la Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, un groupe conservateur s'opposant fermement à l'éventuelle influence communiste dans Hollywood.
Pour la fin de sa carrière, il quitta Hollywood pour travailler dans la télévision. Son seul rôle chantant (bien qu'on l'entende chanter un air de Tchaïkovski en 1933 dans Les Quatre Filles du docteur March, montrant sa voix agréable) fut celui de Cosmo Constantine en 1950 pour Call me Madam, de Irving Berlin, faisant opposition à Ethel Merman.

Il meurt d'une crise cardiaque le 15 août 1971 à Tanger, au Maroc, tandis qu'il cherchait un lieu où finir sa vie.
Lukas a une étoile sur la Walk of Fame au 6841 Hollywood Boulevard.

Best films

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
(Actor)
Kim (1950)
(Actor)
Dodsworth (1936)
(Actor)
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Paul Lukas (91 films)

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Origin Australie
Genres Science fiction, Adventure, Animation
Actors Ron Haddrick, Tim Eliott, Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre
Roles le professeur Pierre Aronnax
Rating59% 2.972062.972062.972062.972062.97206
Le professeur Arronax et le marin Ned Land à la suite de l'attaque d'un vaisseau sous-marin d'une conception révolutionnaire font la connaissance de son commandant, le capitaine Nemo et vont vivre d'extraordinaires aventures.
The Challenge, 1h14
Directed by George McCowan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Darren McGavin, Mako Iwamatsu, Broderick Crawford, James Whitmore, Skip Homeier, Paul Lukas
Roles Dr. Nagy
Rating68% 3.4283753.4283753.4283753.4283753.428375
An American space satellite lands in an uninhabited area of the Pacific. To resolve a dispute over its possession that threatens to escalate into all-out war, the United States and an unnamed Asian country agree to settle the matter with a duel to the death between two champions on a deserted tropical island. As Vietnam veteran Jacob Gallery Darren McGavin (armed with two Madsen M-50 9mm submachine guns placed side by side) and Yuro (Mako) stalk each other, a bond of respect forms between them.
Sol Madrid
Sol Madrid (1968)
, 1h30
Directed by Brian G. Hutton
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors David McCallum, Telly Savalas, Stella Stevens, Ricardo Montalbán, Rip Torn, Pat Hingle
Roles Capo Riccione
Rating56% 2.808212.808212.808212.808212.80821
Half a million dollars is stolen from the Mafia by small-time crook Harry Mitchell, who splits it with girlfriend Stacey Woodward and takes off for Acapulco.
Lord Jim
Lord Jim (1965)
, 2h34
Directed by Richard Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens, Eli Wallach, Jack Hawkins, Paul Lukas
Roles Stein
Rating66% 3.3493653.3493653.3493653.3493653.349365
Jim (Peter O'Toole) is a promising young English merchant seaman who rises to first officer under Captain Marlow (Jack Hawkins). However, Jim is injured and left at Java. When he is fit again, he signs on with the first available ship, a dilapidated freighter called the S.S. Patna, crammed with hundreds of Muslims on pilgrimage to Mecca. When a storm threatens the leaking ship, the crew panics and takes to the lifeboats without a thought for their passengers; Jim in a moment of weakness joins them.
55 Days at Peking, 2h34
Directed by Nicholas Ray, Andrew Marton, Guy Green
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Actors Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson, Burt Kwouk, John Ireland
Roles Dr. Steinfeldt
Rating67% 3.352223.352223.352223.352223.35222
55 Days in Peking is a dramatization of the siege of the foreign legations' compounds in Peking (now known as Beijing) during the Boxer Rebellion which took place from 1898-1900 in China. It is based on the book by Noel Gerson.
Fun in Acapulco, 1h37
Directed by Richard Thorpe, Michael D. Moore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Paul Lukas, Elsa Cárdenas, Teri Garr, Darlene Tompkins
Roles Maximillian Dauphin
Rating58% 2.9006752.9006752.9006752.9006752.900675
Mike Windgren works on a boat in Acapulco, Mexico. When Janie Harkins, the bratty daughter of the boat owner, gets him fired, Mike must find new work. A Mexican boy named Raoul helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a local hotel. Clashes abound when Mike runs into a rival lifeguard, who is the champion diver of Mexico. He is angry at Mike for taking some of his hours, and for stealing his woman.
Tender Is the Night, 2h22
Directed by Henry King
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards, Joan Fontaine, Tom Ewell, Cesare Danova, Jill St John
Roles Dr. Dohmler
Rating59% 2.9991152.9991152.9991152.9991152.999115
At a party in the south of France, when she sees her husband, Dr. Dick Diver, take an interest in an American movie starlet, Rosemary Hoyt, jealousy gets the better of Nicole Diver, a woman with many emotional issues.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 2h33
Directed by Vincente Minnelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Glenn Ford, Paul Henreid, Ingrid Thulin, Charles Boyer, Lee J. Cobb, Paul Lukas
Roles Karl von Hartrott
Rating65% 3.292873.292873.292873.292873.29287
Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, le conflit entre les deux branches, l'une française et l'autre allemande, dont est issue une famille argentine, sur fond de nazisme et d'occupation de Paris.
Scent of Mystery, 2h5
Directed by Jack Cardiff
Origin USA
Actors Denholm Elliott, Peter Lorre, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Lukas, Liam Redmond, Leo McKern
Roles Baron Saradin
Rating55% 2.75972.75972.75972.75972.7597
A mystery novelist, played by Denholm Elliott, discovers a plan to murder an American heiress, played by Elizabeth Taylor in an uncredited role, while on vacation in Spain. He enlists the help of a taxi driver, played by Peter Lorre, to travel across the Spanish countryside in order to thwart the crime. Some scenes were designed to highlight the Smell-O-Vision's capabilities. In one, wine casks fall off a wagon and roll down a hill, smashing against a wall, at which point a grape scent was released. Other scenes were accompanied by aromas that revealed key points to the audience. The assassin was identified by the smell of a smoking pipe, for example.
The Roots of Heaven, 2h7
Directed by John Huston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Environmental films, Politique, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Trevor Howard, Juliette Gréco, Errol Flynn, Eddie Albert, Grégoire Aslan, Orson Welles
Roles Saint Denis
Rating62% 3.1477353.1477353.1477353.1477353.147735
Set in French Equatorial Africa, the film tells the story of Morel (Trevor Howard), a crusading environmentalist who sets out to preserve the elephants from extinction as a lasting symbol of freedom for all humanity. He is helped by Minna (Juliette Gréco), a nightclub hostess, and Forsythe (Errol Flynn), a disgraced British military officer hoping to redeem himself.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 2h7
Directed by Richard Fleischer, James Haven
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Pirate films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about cephalopods, Children's films
Actors Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre, Ted de Corsia, Robert J. Wilke
Roles Prof. Pierre Arronax
Rating71% 3.59753.59753.59753.59753.5975
In 1868, rumors of a sea monster attacking ships in the Pacific Ocean have created apprehension and fear among sailors, disrupting shipping lanes. The United States government invites Professor Pierre M. Aronnax (Paul Lukas) and his assistant, Conseil (Peter Lorre), onto an expedition to prove or disprove the monster's existence. On board with them is the cocky master harpooner Ned Land (Kirk Douglas).
Kim
Kim (1950)
, 1h53
Directed by Victor Saville
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Spy films
Actors Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas, Robert Douglas, Thomas Gomez, Cecil Kellaway
Roles Lama
Rating64% 3.247353.247353.247353.247353.24735
Kim (Dean Stockwell), an orphan boy in 1885 India during the British Raj, works at times for his friend Mahbub Ali (Errol Flynn), a roguish horse trader who is also a secret agent for the British. Mahbub Ali becomes aware of a Russian-backed plot to instigate a rebellion.
Berlin Express, 1h27
Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy, Noir
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan, Charles Korvin, Paul Lukas, Robert Coote, Fritz Kortner
Roles Dr. Bernhardt
Rating67% 3.3938453.3938453.3938453.3938453.393845
Frenchwoman Lucienne (Merle Oberon) American agricultural expert Robert Lindley (Robert Ryan)
Whispering City, 1h38
Directed by Fedor Ozep
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Paul Lukas, Mary Anderson, Helmut Dantine, Lucie Poitras, Réjeanne Desrameaux, Germaine Lemyre
Roles Albert Frédéric
Rating61% 3.0884153.0884153.0884153.0884153.088415
Taking place in Quebec City, the film tells the story of a lawyer and a patron of the arts, Albert Frédéric, who, earlier in life, caused a murder and made it look like an accident for financial gain.