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Claude Rains

Claude Rains (10 November 1889 – 30 May 1967) was an English stage and film actor whose career spanned 47 years; he later held American citizenship. He was known for many roles in Hollywood films, among them the title role in The Invisible Man (1933), a corrupt senator in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), and, perhaps his most famous performance, Captain Renault in Casablanca (1942). Rains was born William Claude Rains in Camberwell, London on November 10, 1889. He grew up, according to his daughter, with "a very serious cockney accent and a speech impediment". His father was British stage actor Frederick Rains, and the young Rains made his stage debut at 11 in Nell of Old Drury. His acting talents were recognised by Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, founder of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Tree paid for the elocution lessons Rains needed in order to succeed as an actor. Later, Rains taught at the institution, teaching John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier, among others. Rains served in the First World War in the London Scottish Regiment, with fellow actors Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman and Herbert Marshall. Rains was involved in a gas attack that left him nearly blind in one eye for the rest of his life. However, the war did aid his social advancement and, by its end, he had risen from the rank of Private to Captain. Rains began his career in the London theatre, having a success in the title role of John Drinkwater's play Ulysses S. Grant, the follow-up to the playwright's major hit Abraham Lincoln, and traveled to Broadway in the late 1920s to act in leading roles in such plays as Shaw's The Apple Cart and in the dramatizations of The Constant Nymph, and Pearl S. Buck's novel The Good Earth, as a Chinese farmer. Rains came relatively late to film acting and his first screen test was a failure, but his distinctive voice won him the title role in James Whale's The Invisible Man (1933) when someone accidentally overheard his screen test being played in the next room. Rains later credited director Michael Curtiz with teaching him the more understated requirements of film acting, or "what not to do in front of a camera".


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Родился:
Nov 10, 1889 в London, England, UK
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
69
Впервые появился:
на movie The Invisible Man 1933-11-13
Последний проект:
Кино Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored 2013-01-29
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Song of Surrender
Poster of This Love of Ours
Poster of Daughters Courageous
Poster of The Prince and the Pauper
Фильмография
Кино Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored Himself (archive footage) 2013-01-29
Кино Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Кино Величайшая из когда-либо рассказанных историй King Herod 1965-02-15
Кино Twilight of Honor Art Harper 1963-11-13
Кино Лоуренс Аравийский Mr. Dryden 1962-12-10
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Кино The Horse Player 1961-03-14
Кино Il pianeta degli uomini spenti Professor Benson 1961-03-01
Series Доктор Килдэр Unknown 1961-09-27
Кино Затерянный мир Prof. George Edward Challenger 1960-07-13
Кино Judgment at Nuremberg Judge Dan Heywood 1959-04-15
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Кино This Earth Is Mine Philippe Rambeau 1959-06-26
Series Обнажённый город Unknown 1958-09-30
Кино The Pied Piper of Hamelin Mayor of Hamelin 1957-11-26
Кино Lisbon Aristides Mavros 1956-08-17
Series Альфред Хичкок представляет Unknown 1955-10-02
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Кино The Man Who Watched Trains Go By Kees Popinga 1952-12-01
Кино Sealed Cargo Capt. Skalder 1951-05-19
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Кино The White Tower Paul Delambre 1950-06-24
Кино Where Danger Lives Frederick Lannington 1950-07-14
Кино The Passionate Friends Howard Justin 1949-01-26
Кино Rope of Sand Arthur 'Fred' Martingale 1949-08-03
Кино Song of Surrender Elisha Hunt 1949-10-27
Series Шоу Эда Салливана Unknown 1948-06-20
Кино The Unsuspected Victor Grandison 1947-10-03
Кино Angel on My Shoulder Nick 1946-09-20
Кино Дурная слава Alexander Sebastian 1946-08-15
Кино Deception Alexander Hollenius 1946-10-18
Кино Strange Holiday John Stevenson 1945-01-01
Кино This Love of Ours Joseph Targel 1945-11-02
Кино Caesar and Cleopatra Julius Caesar 1945-12-11
Кино Passage to Marseille Captain Freycinet 1944-02-16
Кино Mr. Skeffington Job Skeffington 1944-05-25
Кино Phantom of the Opera Erique Claudin 1943-08-27
Кино Forever and a Day Ambrose Pomfret 1943-01-21
Кино Kings Row Dr. Alexander Tower 1942-04-18
Кино Moontide Nutsy 1942-05-29
Кино Now, Voyager Dr. Jaquith 1942-10-31
Кино Касабланка Captain Louis Renault 1942-11-26
Кино Four Mothers Adam Lemp 1941-01-04
Кино The Wolf Man Sir John Talbot 1941-12-12
Кино Here Comes Mr. Jordan Mr. Jordan 1941-08-07
Кино Saturday's Children Mr. Henry Halevy 1940-05-11
Кино The Sea Hawk Don José Alvarez de Cordoba 1940-07-01
Кино Lady with Red Hair David Belasco 1940-11-30
Кино Juarez Emperor Louis Napoleon III 1939-06-10
Кино They Made Me a Criminal Det. Monty Phelan 1939-01-28
Кино Sons of Liberty Haym Salomon 1939-05-20
Кино Daughters Courageous Jim Masters 1939-07-22
Кино Four Wives Adam Lemp 1939-12-25
Кино Мистер Смит едет в Вашингтон Sen. Joseph Harrison Paine 1939-10-19
Кино Gold Is Where You Find It Colonel Ferris 1938-02-12
Кино Приключения Робин Гуда Prince John 1938-05-13
Кино Four Daughters Adam Lemp 1938-08-09
Кино White Banners Paul Ward 1938-06-23
Кино Stolen Holiday Stefan Orloff 1937-02-06
Кино The Prince and the Pauper Earl of Hertford 1937-05-08
Кино They Won't Forget District Attorney Andrew J. Griffin 1937-10-09
Кино Hearts Divided Napoleon Bonaparte 1936-06-20
Кино Anthony Adverse Marquis Don Luis 1936-08-29
Кино Mystery of Edwin Drood John Jasper 1935-02-04
Кино The Last Outpost John Stevenson 1935-10-11
Кино The Clairvoyant Maximus 1934-01-01
Кино Crime Without Passion Lee Gentry 1934-08-30
Кино The Man Who Reclaimed His Head Paul Verin 1934-12-24
Кино The Invisible Man Dr. Jack Griffin aka The Invisible Man 1933-11-13