Emil Jannings

  • Birth Name: Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz
  • Birth Place: Rorschach, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Died: January 2, 1950
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Made his professional stage debut at 18.
  • Joined Max Reinhardt's Berlin theater in 1906.
  • Moved to Hollywood in 1927 after signing a contract with Paramount.
  • Winner of the first Academy Award for Best Actor, in 1929.
  • Appeared in Nazi propaganda films after his Hollywood career stalled.

Awards

  • 1928, Oscar — Best Actor: Winner
  • 1937, Venice Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner

Relationships

  • Hanna Ralph — Ex-wife
  • Lucie Höflich — Ex-wife
  • Gussy Holl — Ex-wife