Emil Jannings

1884 - 1950

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Emil Jannings (born Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, 23 July 1884 – 2 January 1950) was a 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 2022, 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 595,881 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Emil Jannings is the 350th most popular actor (down from 332nd in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 65th 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 350 out of 10,030Before him are Salma Hayek, Katie McGrath, John Goodman, Andy García, Ed O'Neill, and Daniel Craig. After him are Annie Girardot, Joaquin Phoenix, Kim Novak, Tippi Hedren, Carmen Amaya, and Don Johnson.

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Among people born in 1884, Emil Jannings ranks 28Before him are Casimir Funk, Edward Sapir, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Friedrich Bergius, Rudolf Bultmann, and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. After him are Vincent Auriol, Max Beckmann, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, Rajendra Prasad, and Otto Rank. Among people deceased in 1950, Emil Jannings ranks 20Before him are Léon Blum, Albert Lebrun, Kurt Weill, Karl Renner, Sri Aurobindo, and Ramana Maharshi. After him are Norman Haworth, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Nicolai Hartmann, Milada Horáková, Cesare Pavese, and Max Beckmann.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Emil Jannings ranks 57 out of 749Before him are Carlo Maderno (1556), Lys Assia (1924), Hans Albert Einstein (1904), Clay Regazzoni (1939), Ferdinand Hodler (1853), and Hans Küng (1928). After him are Heinrich Rohrer (1933), Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), Michel Mayor (1942), Max Frisch (1911), H. R. Giger (1940), and Gabriel Cramer (1704).

Among ACTORS In Switzerland

Among actors born in Switzerland, Emil Jannings ranks 3Before him are Bruno Ganz (1941) and Ursula Andress (1936). After him are Mario Adorf (1930), Marthe Keller (1945), Michel Simon (1895), Vincent Perez (1964), Liselotte Pulver (1929), Kate Burton (1957), Michelle Hunziker (1977), Sofia Milos (1969), and David Bennent (1966).

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