Paul Lukas

Actor
Star of the Hungarian stage who appeared in a number of Max Reinhardt productions before arriving in the US in 1927 and establishing himself as one of Hollywood's favorite suave European types. For a time in the early ... Read more »
Born: 05/26/1894 in Budapest, HU

Filmography

Actor (22)

The Lady Vanishes 1999 (Movie)

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The Challenge 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Sol Madrid 1968 (Movie)

Capo Riccione (Actor)

Lord Jim 1965 (Movie)

Stein (Actor)

Fun in Acapulco 1963 (Movie)

Maximillian (Actor)

Tender Is the Night 1962 (Movie)

Dr Dohmler (Actor)

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1962 (Movie)

Karl von Hartrott (Actor)

Scent of Mystery 1959 (Movie)

Baron Saradin (Actor)

The Roots of Heaven 1958 (Movie)

Saint Denis (Actor)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1954 (Movie)

Professor Aronnax (Actor)

Kim 1951 (Movie)

The Lama (Actor)

Address Unknown 1944 (Movie)

Martin Schulz (Actor)

Strange Cargo 1939 (Movie)

Hessler (Actor)

The Ghost Breakers 1939 (Movie)

Parada (Actor)

Captain Fury 1938 (Movie)

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Dodsworth 1935 (Movie)

Arnold Iselin (Actor)

Little Women 1932 (Movie)

Professor Bhaer (Actor)

The Kiss Before the Mirror 1932 (Movie)

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Downstairs 1931 (Movie)

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Strictly Dishonorable 1930 (Movie)

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The Right to Love 1929 (Movie)

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Love's of an Actress 1927 (Movie)

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Biography

Star of the Hungarian stage who appeared in a number of Max Reinhardt productions before arriving in the US in 1927 and establishing himself as one of Hollywood's favorite suave European types. For a time in the early 1930s the dapper, mustachioed Lukas was a romantic lead of films including "Strictly Dishonorable" (1931), "Little Women" (1933), "By Candlelight" (1933), and "The Fountain" (1934). He did, however, have more than a touch of the roue about him, which manifested itself in "Affairs of a Gentleman" (1934) and in his splendid supporting performance as one of the heroine's illicit romances in William Wyler's "Dodsworth" (1936).

Relationships

Annette Lukas

Wife
Married 1963 until his death

Gizella Lukas

Wife
Married 1927 until her death 1962

EDUCATION

Hungarian Actors' Academy

Milestones

1968

Among last feature films roles was his part in "Sol Madrid"

1940

Enjoyed a notable success on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's cautionary wartime drama, "Watch on the Rhine"

1937

Journeyed to England to make several films there, including "Dinner at the Ritz", "The Lady Vanishes" and "A Window in London/Lady in Distress"

1928

Played earliest Hollywood roles

1927

Brought to the US by Paramount Studios' Adolph Zukor

1922

Played Samson in a German film production, "Samson und Dalilah"

1917

Earliest features include "The Sphynx" in Hungary

1916

Made stage debut in Budapest

Made fewer feature films, and less regularly, after 1950

Enjoyed success as a matinee idol onstage in various Central European productions

Performed onstage as a guest artist in a number of plays staged by the legendary director Max Reinhardt in Vienna and Berlin

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