Paul Lukas (I) (1895–1971)

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Oscar-winning actor Paul Lukas was born in Hungary and graduated from the School for Dramatic Arts. In 1916 he went to Kosice (Kassa) to be an actor; in 1918 he became an actor specializing in comedy. For ten years he was the most popular character player and romantic lead of the company. In 1918 he began making movies in Budapest and in the 1920s... See full bio »


(age 76) in Tangier, Morocco

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Known For

Watch on the Rhine Kurt Muller
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Prof. Pierre Aronnax
The Lady Vanishes Dr. Egon Hartz


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 1970 The Challenge (TV Movie)
Dr. Nagy
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Von Wolfgang
- A Matter of Grey Matter: Part 2 (1969) ... Von Wolfgang
- A Matter of Grey Matter: Part 1 (1969) ... Von Wolfgang
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Baron Vincennes
- Collectors' Edition (1968) ... Baron Vincennes
 1968 Sol Madrid
Capo Riccione
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Dr. Stoller
- The Test Tube Killer Affair (1967) ... Dr. Stoller
 1966-1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Ambassador Korvin / Anton Dieter
- The Hostage (1967) ... Anton Dieter
- The Defector: Part 2 (1966) ... Ambassador Korvin
- The Defector: Part 1 (1966) ... Ambassador Korvin
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Dr. Werner
- The Day Time Stopped (1966) ... Dr. Werner
 1965 Lord Jim
 1965 The Man Who Bought Paradise (TV Movie)
Colonel Von Rittner
 1963 Fun in Acapulco
Maximillian Dauphin
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Krug
- Four Kings (1963) ... Dr. Krug
 1963 55 Days at Peking
Dr. Steinfeldt
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Karl Messerman
- Season for Vengeance (1963) ... Karl Messerman
 1962 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Karl von Hartrott
 1962 Tender Is the Night
Dr. Dohmler - Psychiatrist
 1960 Holiday in Spain
Baron Saradin
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Ernst Janning
- Judgment at Nuremberg (1959) ... Ernst Janning
 1958 The Roots of Heaven
Saint Denis
 1955 Mr. Citizen (TV Series)
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Charles Lagarde
- The Thief (1955) ... Charles Lagarde
 1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Prof. Pierre Aronnax
 1952-1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Leitner / Franz Kralik
- Miracle at the Waldorf (1954) ... Dr. Leitner
- Something to Celebrate (1952) ... Franz Kralik
 1953 Orient Express (TV Series)
- The Red Sash (1953)
 1953 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Program Host
- Read to Me, Herr Doktor (1953) ... Program Host (uncredited)
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Caprice (1952)
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Ringmaster (1952)
 1950 Kim
 1950 Sure As Fate (TV Series)
Narrator (1950-51)
 1949 Studio One (TV Series)
Captain Lindemann / Gabbo the Great
- Battleship Bismarck (1949) ... Captain Lindemann
- The Rival Dummy (1949) ... Gabbo the Great
 1949 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
The Doctor
- The Unguarded Moment (1949) ... The Doctor
 1948 Berlin Express
Dr. Bernhardt
 1947 Whispering City
Albert Frédéric
 1946 Temptation
Sir Meyer Isaacson
 1946 Deadline at Dawn
Gus Hoffman
 1944 Experiment Perilous
Nick Bederaux
 1944 Address Unknown
Martin Schulz
 1944 Uncertain Glory
Inspector Marcel Bonet
 1943 Watch on the Rhine
Kurt Muller
 1943 Hostages
 1943 Don't Be a Sucker (Short)
Hungarian Professor (uncredited)
 1941 They Dare Not Love
Baron von Helsing
 1941 The Monster and the Girl
W. S. Bruhl
 1940 Lady in Distress
Louis Zoltini
 1940 The Ghost Breakers
 1940 The Chinese Den
Yuan Sing
 1940 Strange Cargo
 1939 Captain Fury
Francois Dupre
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Dr. Karl F. Kassell
 1938 The Lady Vanishes
Dr. Egon Hartz
 1937 Dinner at the Ritz
Baron Philip de Beaufort
 1937 Mutiny on the Elsinore
Jack Pethurst
 1937 Dangerous Secrets
Prof. Paul Bernardy
 1937 Espionage
Anton Kronsky
 1936 Ladies in Love
John Barta
 1936 Dodsworth
Arnold Iselin
 1935 I Found Stella Parish
Stephan Norman
 1935 The Three Musketeers
 1935 Age of Indiscretion
Robert Lenhart
 1935 The Casino Murder Case
Philo Vance
 1934 Father Brown, Detective
 1934 Gift of Gab
The Corpse
 1934 The Fountain
Rupert von Narwitz
 1934 I Give My Love
Paul Vadja
 1934 Affairs of a Gentleman
Victor Gresham
 1934 Glamour
Victor Banki
 1933 By Candlelight
 1933 Little Women
Professor Bhaer
 1933 Captured!
Col. Carl Ehrlich
 1933 Sing Sinner Sing
Phil Carida
 1933 Secret of the Blue Room
Capt. Walter Brink
 1933 The Kiss Before the Mirror
Walter Bernsdorf
 1933 Grand Slam
Peter Stanislavsky
 1932 Rockabye
Antonie de Sola
 1932 A Passport to Hell
Lt. Kurt Kurtoff
 1932 Downstairs
Albert - The Baron's Butler
 1932 Thunder Below
 1932 Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Dr. Nicholas Faber
 1932 No One Man
Dr. Karl Bemis
 1931 Working Girls
Dr. Joseph Von Schrader
 1931 Beloved Bachelor
Michael Morda
 1931 Women Love Once
Julien Fields
 1931 The Vice Squad
Stephen Lucarno
 1931 City Streets
Big Fellow Maskal
 1931 Unfaithful
Carl Heiden
 1930 The Right to Love
 1930 Anybody's Woman
Gustave Saxon
 1930 Grumpy
 1930 The Devil's Holiday
Doctor Reynolds
 1930 The Benson Murder Case
Adolph Mohler
 1930 Young Eagles
Von Baden
 1930 Slightly Scarlet
 1930 Behind the Make-Up
Count Boris
 1929 Half Way to Heaven
Nick Pogli
 1929 Illusion
Count Fortuny
 1929 The Wolf of Wall Street
David Tyler
 1928 The Shopworn Angel
 1928 Manhattan Cocktail
Boris Renov
 1928 The Woman from Moscow
Vladimir - his son
 1928 Night Watch
Captain Corlaix
 1928 Loves of an Actress
Dr. Durande
 1928 Hot News
James Clayton
 1928 Three Sinners
Count Dietrich Wallentin
 1928 Two Lovers
Don Ramon de Linea
 1924 Egy fiúnak a fele (Short)
Gáthy Lõrinc (as Lukács Pál)
 1923 Az egyhuszasos lány
Norris, a matróz (as Lukács Pál)
 1923 Diadalmas élet
Lord Harry Arwood, londoni vasgyáros (as Lukács Pál)
 1922 Die lebende Mumie
Lord Sir Arthur (as Paul Lukacs)
 1922 Olavi
 1922 Lady Violetta (as Lukács Pál)
 1922 Samson und Delila
Ettore Ricco, tenor
 1922 A szürkeruhás hölgy
Maitland, a milliomos / Anisly (a regényben Anisty), a betörõ (as Lukács Pál)
 1921 Hétszáz éves szerelem (as Lukács Pál)
 1921 New-York express kábel (as Lukács Pál)
 1921 A Szentmihály (as Lukács Pál)
 1920 A színésznö (as Lukács Pál)
 1920 Névtelen vár
Vavel gróf (as Lukács Pál)
 1920 Masamód
A festõ (as Lukács Pál)
 1920 A sárga árnyék
Tom Breacks (as Lukács Pál)
 1920 Tláni, az elvarázsolt hercegasszony (as Lukács Pál)
 1920 Little Fox (as Lukács Pál)
 1920 Boccaccio
 1919 Isten hozzád, szerelem!
Cesar Diaz
 1919 Ki a gyöztes? (as Lukács Pál)
 1919 Udvari levegö (as Lukács Pál)
 1919 Sundal (as Lukács Pál)
 1919 Vorrei morir (as Lukács Pál)
 1919 Az összeesküvök
Györgyfalvy Béla, testõr (as Lukács Pál)
 1918 Sphynx
Gordon-Philips György herceg (as Lukács Pál)
 1918 Soldiers of the Emperor (as Lukács Pál)
 1917 Heartsong (Short)
 1917 The Vanishing Woman (Short)
Dr. Hartz
 1915 A Man of the Earth (Short)
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Other Works:

He acted in Thornton Wilder's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's play, "A Doll's House," at The Grand Opera House in Chicago, Illinois with Ruth Gordon (Nora Helmer), Dennis King and Sam Jaffe in the cast. Thornton Wilder adapted the play. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Paul Lukacs | Lukács Pál


6' 1½" (1.87 m)


Annette M. Driesens  (his death) | See more »


Adolf Munkácsi | Mária Zilahy

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Personal Quote:

[on his role in Watch on the Rhine (1943), which he originally played on Broadway] The writing is so right you don't have to learn the part. It sticks to you. I amuse myself by changing a gesture occasionally.


Became a U. S. Citizen in 1933 and won the Academy Award 1943 for Watch on the Rhine (1943). See more »

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