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Paul Muni

Paul Muni
Movie publicity photo (1932)
Personal information
Birth nameMeshilem Meier Weisenfreund
Birth dateSeptember 22, 1895
Place of birthLwów, Poland, Austro-Hungarian Empire (present day Lviv, Ukraine)
Date of deathAugust 25, 1967(age 71)
Death placeMontecito, California, U.S.
Other namesMoony Weisenfreund
Years active1929 - 62
SpouseBella Finkel (1921-1967-his death)

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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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AFP---...- but the fact that the MGM studio cast a major star for the male lead in -Paul Muni- meant -- due to the Production Code -- that Wong?s hopes were dashed. ... - Date : Thu, 14 Oct 2010 06:11:08 GMT+00:00
Service restored after Muni train derailment - San Francisco Chronicle Tweet this news
San Francisco Chronicle---...- lurched off the tracks at the corner of Church Street and Duboce Avenue at 6:47 pm The cause is under investigation, said -Muni- spokesman -Paul- Rose. ... - Date : Tue, 26 Oct 2010 05:55:26 GMT+00:00
Fewer people using SF public transportation - San Jose Mercury News Tweet this news
San Jose Mercury News---Muni- spokesman -Paul- Rose tells the San Francisco Chronicle that service reductions and fare increases are partly to blame. High unemployment also means ... - Date : Mon, 11 Oct 2010 12:02:53 GMT+00:00
Signal Malfunction Causes Underground Muni Delays - KTVU San Francisco Tweet this news
KTVU San Francisco--The problem first occurred at about 9:45 am, -Muni- spokesman -Paul- Rose said. Inbound trains are running slowly because they had to switch to manual mode, ... - Date : Tue, 19 Oct 2010 00:46:07 GMT+00:00
Several Muni lines shut down due to crowds - San Francisco Examiner Tweet this news
San Francisco Examiner--The K and N lines are switching back at Embarcadero and the T-Third line is switching back at Third and Channel streets, according to -Muni- spokesman -Paul- ... - Date : Tue, 02 Nov 2010 03:49:05 GMT+00:00
Muni to make case for Central Subway - San Francisco Examiner Tweet this news
San Francisco Examiner--SAN FRANCISCO � -Muni- will have to prove to the federal government that existing service will not suffer after the creation of the Central Subway before the ... - Date : Sat, 31 Jul 2010 20:09:37 GMT+00:00
Jewish Film Festival In San Francisco - Emunah Magazine (blog) Tweet this news
Emunah Magazine (blog)---...- festival highlights is a program about Jewish gangsters in film, including a screening of "Scarface," Howard Hawks' intense 1932 drama with -Paul Muni-. ... - Date : Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:04:53 GMT+00:00
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Bloomberg--“Our analysis starts with the borrowers' credit, just like other bonds,” said -Paul- Brennan, a portfolio manager in Chicago for Nuveen, which holds $65 ... - Date : Thu, 01 Jul 2010 04:21:16 GMT+00:00
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Bond Buyer--The firm has ranked third among -muni- underwriters in the country over the past five years. From January through May, JP-Morgan senior managed 158 issues ... - Date : Thu, 03 Jun 2010 05:18:57 GMT+00:00

Year Film Role Notes
1929 The Valiant James Dyke Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Seven Faces Papa Chibou, Diablero, Willie Smith,
Franz Schubert, Don Juan, Joe Gans, Napoleon
1932 Scarface Antonio "Tony" Camonte
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang James Allen Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
1933 The World Changes Orin Nordholm Jr.
1934 Hi, Nellie Brad Bradshaw
1935 Bordertown Johnny Ramirez
Black Fury Joe Radek Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Dr. Socrates Dr. Lee Cardwell, also called Dr. Socrates
1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur Academy Award for Best Actor
1937 The Good Earth Wang Released in sepia tone
The Woman I Love Lt. Claude Maury
The Life of Emile Zola Émile Zola New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
1939 Juarez Benito Juárez
We Are Not Alone Dr. David Newcome
1941 Hudson's Bay Pierre-Esprit Radisson
1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn Erik Toresen
1943 Stage Door Canteen Himself
1945 A Song to Remember Prof. Joseph Elsner Filmed in Technicolor
Counter-Attack Alexei Kulkov
1946 Angel on My Shoulder Eddie Kagle/Judge Fredrick Parker
1952 Imbarco a mezzanotte The Stranger With A Gun called Stranger on the Prowl in the U.S.
1959 The Last Angry Man Dr. Sam Abelman Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor

Academy Award for Best Actor

Emil Jannings (1928) * Warner Baxter (1929) * George Arliss (1930) * Lionel Barrymore (1931) * Fredric March / Wallace Beery (1932) * Charles Laughton (1933) * Clark Gable (1934) * Victor McLaglen (1935) * Paul Muni (1936) * Spencer Tracy (1937) * Spencer Tracy (1938) * Robert Donat (1939) * James Stewart (1940) ---- Complete List * (1928 �1940) * (1941 �1960) * (1961 �1980) * (1981 �2000) * (2001-present)

Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

José Ferrer / Fredric March (1947) * Henry Fonda / Paul Kelly / Basil Rathbone (1948) * Rex Harrison (1949) * Sidney Blackmer (1950) * Claude Rains (1951) * José Ferrer (1952) * Tom Ewell (1953) * David Wayne (1954) * Alfred Lunt (1955) * Paul Muni (1956) * Fredric March (1957) * Ralph Bellamy (1958) * Jason Robards, Jr. (1959) * Melvyn Douglas (1960) * Zero Mostel (1961) * Paul Scofield (1962) * Arthur Hill (1963) * Alec Guinness (1964) * Walter Matthau (1965) * Hal Holbrook (1966) * Paul Rogers (1967) * Martin Balsam (1968) * James Earl Jones (1969) * Fritz Weaver (1970) * Brian Bedford (1971) * Cliff Gorman (1972) * Alan Bates (1973) * Michael Moriarty (1974) * John Kani / Winston Ntshona (1975)

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