Emil Jannings

Movie Actor

Birthday July 23, 1884

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Switzerland

DEATH DATE Jan 2, 1950 (65)

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He was presented with the inaugural Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in the two films The Way of All Flesh and The Last Command.

Before Fame

Some of his earliest film roles were for the pictures Othello and The Last Laugh. He started as a stage actor.


He later worked on several Nazi propaganda films.

Family Life

He married and divorced three times to three ladies named Hanna Ralph, Lucie Hoflich, and Gussy Holl.

Associated With

He was an Academy Award winning actor like Matthew McConaughey.