Paul L. Smith

Paul L. Smith

  • Born on
    • February 5th, 1939
  • Died on
    • April 25th, 2012
Paul L. Smith (born February 5, 1939) is an American character actor. Burly, bearded, and imposing, he has appeared in films and occasionally on TV since the 1970s, generally playing "heavies" and bad guys. His most notable roles include Hamidou, the vicious prison warden in Midnight Express (1978), Bluto in Robert Altman's Popeye (1980) and the Beast Rabban in David Lynch's Dune (1984). He is sometimes credited as Paul Smith or Paul Lawrence Smith

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Acting (19 Credits)

1994Maverick as The Archduke
1990Caged Fury as Head Guard
1989Sonny Boy as Slue
1989Ten Little Indians as Elmo Rodgers
1987Gor as Serbus
1986Haunted Honeymoon as Dr. Paul Abbot
1985Crimewave as Faron CrushWatch Free
1985Red Sonja as Falkon
1985The Protector as Mr. Booar (uncredited)
1984Dune as The Beast Rabban
1982Pieces as Willard
1981The Salamander as The Surgeon
1981Masada as Gideon
1980Popeye as Bluto
1979The In-Laws as Mo
1979Going in Style as Radio Announcer
1978Midnight Express as Hamidou
197621 Hours at Munich
1968The Doris Day Show

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