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Versatile star character actor, noted for his portrayal of Danton on stage and screen. Son of a jeweller. Studied acting at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna, making his theatrical debut in 1910. Came to fame after 1919 with Max Reinhardt's Deutsches Theater in Berlin, appearing in classical parts such as Shylock and Othello. In film from 1915. After a falling out with Reinhardt, ...