Celebrity Portraits

Emil Jannings – photos and quotes

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Emile Jannings

“My experience in Italy in connection with the filming of ‘Quo Vadis’ convinced me that actors cannot work successfully in foreign lands with actors of other nationalities. Difficulties of language are such that there is no real understanding and the consequence is a lack of unity in the interpretation of the roles.” – Emil Jannings, […]

Character Actors

Edna May Oliver – Character Star

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Edna May Oliver

“It’s this face of mine. No one can mistake it. If I were a dramatic actress, people wouldn’t dare approach me as they do. Being just a comic, they come up to me wherever I am and ask me anything.” – Edna May Oliver Source: Franc Dillon (1935)   (1932). Co-stars Robert Armstrong, James Gleason, […]

Character Actors

Peter Lorre – photos and quotes

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Peter Lorre

“Doesn’t it strike you as just a little funny when you think of us actors eternally putting on and taking off make-up and spending the best part of our days and nights making funny faces? When you look at it from a grown-up point of view, acting is the most childish of professions, isn’t it? […]

Character Actors

Dwight Frye – photos and quotes

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Dwight Frye

“No matter how alien the lines may seem to his own personality and viewpoint, the good actor makes himself, for the moment at least, believe completely in their work. Without that belief, he can’t make his words ring true.” — Dwight Frye in 1933. Photo: Frankenstein (1931)   “If God is good, I will be […]