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Paul Lukas, Award Winner –

Lukas in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Paul Lukas: Best Actor, 1943:

Watch on the Rhine (Drama)

Paul Lukas received his Oscar for re-creating his Broadway role as the German engineer who becomes an underground leader who continues his anti-Nazi activities in the United States.

About Paul Lukas (1895– 1971)
Paul Lukas was an Hungarian leading actor who arrived in Hollywood in the late 1920s. His real name was Pal Lukacs. He was born on May 26th, 1891, in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. Paul died on August 16th, 1971 in Tangier, Morocco, at the age of 80.

Paul started his acting career in Hungary, on the stage as a popular comedic actor, up until 1918, when he started making movies in Budapest and Austria, throughout the 1920s. In 1927, he came to America, and settled in Hollywood, where he mostly made movies for the studios, though still doing the occasional stage play. In 1948, he slowly began his journey back to the stage. Paul did an outstanding job in 1951s Call Me Madam with Ethel Merman.

During the 1950s, Paul became more and more active in roles in Broadway productions, returning to the first love of his life, the stage! Occasionally, Paul did act in some movies in the 1960s, including,The 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse (1962), 55 Days At Peking, Sol Madrid, and Fun In Acapulco.

Paul later became involved in televised plays in such TV series as Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theater. Paul also worked as a guest star on a variety of TV series, up until he died in 1971. His TV credits include: Sam Benedict, Run For Your Life, The F.B.I., The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and It Takes A Thief.

Paul Lukas's notable movie credits include...

The Benson Murder Case (1930)
City Streets (1931)
Thunder Below (1932)
Rockabye (1932)
The Kiss Before The Mirror (1933)
Little Women (1933)
The Fountain (1934)
The Three Musketeers (1935)
Dodsworth (1936)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Confessions Of A Nazi Spy (1939)
Lady In Distress (1938)
Hostages (1943)
Uncertain Glory (1943)
Address Unknown (1944)
Experiment Perilous (1944)
Berlin Express (1948)
Kim (1950)
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)
Tender Is The Night (1962)
55 Days At Peking (1963)
Lord Jim (1965)

Paul Lukas in Watch on the Rhine (1943).

Paul Lukas in The Lady Vanishes (1938).