Academy Award-winning film actor best known for his performances in films from the '30s and '40s. He appeared in The Lady Vanishes, which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, as well as the comedy film, Ladies in Love, and Dodsworth.
He made his stage debut in Budapest in 1916 and moved to Hollywood in 1927.
He played Professor Aronnax in Walt Disney's classic 1954 film adaptation of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
He married Gizella "Daisy" Benes in 1927.
He beat out Humphrey Bogart's legendary performance in Casablanca at the 1941 Academy Awards, where he won the Best Actor Award for his role in Watch on the Rhine.