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Emil Jannings (Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz)

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Biography

Rorschach, St. Gallen, Switzerland
His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Madame DuBarry (1919) and Quo Vadis? (1924), followed by The Last Laugh (1924)(aka The Last Laugh) in 1924 and Jealousy (1925) (aka Variety) in 1925. In 1928, he became the first male leading actor to receive the academy award for The Last Command (1928) directed by Josef von Sternberg. Read more...

Actor

Character: Boss Huller

Varieté 1925

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Character: Poldi Moser

Betrayal 1929

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Character: Prof. Immanuel Rath

Der blaue Engel 1930

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Character: Gustav Bumke

Stürme der Leidenschaft 1932

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Character: Ohm Krüger

Ohm Krüger 1941

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Character: Fabrikdirektor Hoffmann

Altes Herz wird wieder jung 1943

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Character: Actor 'The Blue Angel'

Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963

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Character: Himself

The Love Goddesses 1965

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Character: Czar Paul I

The Patriot 1928

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Character: Gen. Dolgorucki / Grand Duke Sergius Alexander

The Last Command 1928

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Character: Matthias Clausen

Der Herrscher 1937

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Character: Direktor Prof. Niemeyer

Traumulus 1936

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Character: Friedrich Wilhelm I. König von Preussen

The Making of a King 1935

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Directing