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Emil Jannings

1884 - 1950

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Emil Jannings (born Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, 23 July 1884 – 2 January 1950) was a Swiss-born German actor, popular in the 1920s in Hollywood. He was the first recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh. As of 2023, Jannings is the only German ever to have won the category. Jannings is best known for his collaborations with F. W. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Jannings has received more than 663,257 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Emil Jannings is the 393rd most popular actor (down from 350th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 57th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swiss Actor.

Emil Jannings was a German actor, director, and winner of the first ever Academy Award for Best Actor. He was best known for his roles in films such as The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh.

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Among actors, Emil Jannings ranks 393 out of 9,996Before him are Bolo Yeung, Gene Wilder, Vincent Cassel, Ryan O'Neal, Tippi Hedren, and Edward Norton. After him are Burgess Meredith, Mark Hamill, Tobin Bell, Woody Harrelson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Paul Hogan.

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Among people born in 1884, Emil Jannings ranks 29Before him are Lion Feuchtwanger, Edward Sapir, Rajendra Prasad, Vincent Auriol, Rudolf Bultmann, and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. After him are Casimir Funk, Max Beckmann, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, Panait Istrati, and Otto Rank. Among people deceased in 1950, Emil Jannings ranks 23Before him are Kurt Weill, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Nicolai Hartmann, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Aurobindo, and Norman Haworth. After him are George Minot, Cesare Pavese, Max Beckmann, John Rabe, Kuniaki Koiso, and Roman Shukhevych.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Emil Jannings ranks 63 out of 876Before him are Gabriel Cramer (1704), Friedrich Miescher (1844), Ferdinand Hodler (1853), Hans Küng (1928), Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), and Paul Hermann Müller (1899). After him are Alexandre Yersin (1863), Max Frisch (1911), Alisha Lehmann (23), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), Roger Federer (1981), and Peter Zumthor (1943).

Among ACTORS In Switzerland

Among actors born in Switzerland, Emil Jannings ranks 3Before him are Ursula Andress (1936) and Bruno Ganz (1941). After him are Mario Adorf (1930), Marthe Keller (1945), Michel Simon (1895), Vincent Perez (1964), Liselotte Pulver (1929), Daniel Bernhardt (1965), Michelle Hunziker (1977), Sofia Milos (1969), and David Bennent (1966).

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