Won 1 Oscar.
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Appeared (as "Benny Horowitz"; credited as Muni Weisenfrend) in "Four Walls" on Broadway. Written by Dana Burnet
and George Abbott
(also director). John Golden Theatre: 19 Sep 1927-Jan 1928 (closing date unknown/144 performances). Cast: Suzanne Browne (as "Lizzie"), William Cox (as "Marty"), Lionel Dante (as "Paul"), Peter Du ...
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[on Robert Donat
's performance in Goodbye, Mr. Chips
(1939)] The most magnificent performance I've ever seen on any screen. Not a false motion - not a wasted gesture. He is the greatest actor we have today.
Of the six actors to receive Best Actor Academy Award nominations for their first screen appearance, he's the only one to eventually win a Best Actor Oscar during his career. Of the other five, Orson Welles won an Oscar for Best Screenplay, Alan Arkin eventually won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and Montgomery Clift, Lawrence Tibbett and James Dean never won.
Known for his complete transformations into the roles he played (often changing his voice and appearence)