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Paul Mann is a Actor Canadien born on 2 december 1913 at Toronto (Canada)

Paul Mann

Paul Mann
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Nationality Canada
Birth 2 december 1913 at Toronto (Canada)
Death 24 september 1985 (at 71 years) at Bronxville (USA)

Paul Mann (December 2, 1913 - September 24, 1985) was a Canadian film and theater actor, as well as founder of the Paul Mann Actor's Workshop. His brother is Larry D. Mann, who voiced the prospector Yukon Cornelius in the 1964 Rankin/Bass animated special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.


Mann was influential in developing the concept of Method acting in America. While many other Method advocates (including Lee Strasberg) shared their knowledge at the prestigious Actors Studio, Mann taught his own classes at his Actor's Workshop, founded in 1953. Along with Lloyd Richards (a fellow Toronto native and chief assistant director of the school), Mann also managed to create a comfortable atmosphere for actors of all races. Alumni of his school include Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Sidney Poitier, Al Lewis and Vic Morrow.

Mann's own acting career was based primarily in theatre, beginning when he was sixteen. His onscreen appearances were limited to an episode of the 1950s television serial Danger and two feature film roles. The first was that of merchant Aleko Sinnikoglou in America, America (1963) (directed by his friend Elia Kazan) and the last was the village butcher Lazar Wolf in the screen adaptation of Fiddler on the Roof (1971). He received Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe nominations for both roles.

Best films

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
America America (1963)

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Filmography of Paul Mann (2 films)

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Fiddler on the Roof, 2h52
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Théâtre, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Chaim Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann, Paul Michael Glaser
Roles Lazar Wolf
Rating79% 3.9989453.9989453.9989453.9989453.998945
In 1905, Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman living in the Russian village of Anatevka, explains to the audience what keeps the Jews of Anatevka going is the balance they achieve through following their ancient traditions, comparing their precarious circumstance to a fiddler on a roof: trying to scratch out a pleasant tune, while not breaking their necks. The fiddler appears throughout the film as a metaphoric reminder of the Jews' ever-present fears and danger, and also as a symbol of the traditions Tevye is trying to hold on to as his world changes around him. While in town, Tevye meets Perchik, a radical Marxist from Kiev. Tevye invites Perchik to stay with him and his family, and as a deal, offers him food, in exchange for Perchik tutoring his daughters.
America America, 2h48
Directed by Elia Kazan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité, L'émigration
Actors Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, John Marley, Robert H. Harris, Lou Antonio, Estelle Hemsley
Roles Aleko Sinnikoglou
Rating77% 3.8938453.8938453.8938453.8938453.893845
In this tall, loosely based upon the life of Kazan's uncle, the director uses little-known cast members, with the entire storyline revolving around the central performance of Greek actor Stathis Giallelis (born 1941), twenty-two years old at the time of production, who is in virtually every scene of the nearly three-hour movie.