Vladimir Sokoloff

Vladimir Sokoloff

  • Born on
    • December 26th, 1889
  • Died on
    • February 15th, 1962
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Vladimir Aleksandrovich Sokoloff (Russian: Владимир Александрович Соколов; December 26, 1889 – February 15, 1962) was a character actor on stage and particularly in film. Sokoloff was born in Moscow, Russia. He became an actor and assistant director with the Moscow Art Theatre before emigrating to Berlin in 1923. With the rise of Nazism, Sokoloff who was Jewish, moved first to Paris in 1932, then to the United States in 1937. He appeared in a number of Broadway plays from 1937 to 1950. He also quickly found work in American films, playing characters of a wide variety of nationalities (he himself once estimated 35), for example, Filipino (Back to Bataan), French (Passage to Marseille), Greek (Mr. Lucky), Arab (Road to Morocco), Romanian (I Was a Teenage Werewolf), and Chinese (Macao). Among his better known parts are the Spanish guerrilla Anselmo in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) and the Mexican Old Man in The Magnificent Seven. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he also appeared on a number of television series, including three episodes of CBS's The Twilight Zone ("Dust", "The Gift" and "The Mirror"). On January 1, 1961, Sokoloff guest starred as "Old Stefano", a wise shepherd, in the ABC/Warner Brothers western series Lawman, with John Russell and Peter Brown. He also appeared on one episode of The Untouchables entitled "Troubleshooter". He was a pupil of Stanislavski, but in a 1960 newspaper article, he rejected Method acting (as well as all other acting theories). After a long career, he died of a stroke in 1962 in Hollywood, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article Vladimir Sokoloff, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (38 Credits)

1962Taras Bulba as Stepan Kanevsky
1961Mr. Sardonicus as Henryk Toleslawski
1960Beyond the Time Barrier as The Supreme
1960The Magnificent Seven as Old man
1960Cimarron as Jacob Krubeckoff
1957Monster from Green Hell as Dr. Lorentz
1957I Was a Teenage Werewolf as Pepe the Janitor
1956While the City Sleeps as George 'Pop' Pilski
1952Macao as Kwan Sum Tang
1950The Baron of Arizona as Pepito Alvarez
1948To the Ends of the Earth as Commissioner Lum Chi Chow
1946Cloak and Dagger as Polda
1946Two Smart People as Jacques Dufour
1946A Scandal in Paris as Uncle Hugo
1945A Royal Scandal as Malakoff
1945Scarlet Street as Pop LeJon
1945Back to Bataan as Señor Buenaventura J. Bello
1944The Conspirators as Miguel
1944Passage to Marseille as Grandpere
1943For Whom the Bell Tolls as Anselmo
1943Mission to Moscow as Mikhail Kalinin, USSR president
1943Mr. Lucky as Greek Priest (uncredited)
1942Road to Morocco as Hyder Khan
1942Crossroads as Carlos Le Duc (uncredited)
1941Love Crazy as Dr. David Klugle
1940Comrade X as Michael Bastakoff
1939The Real Glory as The Datu
1939Juarez as Camilo
1938Blockade as Basil
1938The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse as Popus
1937Conquest as Dying soldier
1937The Life of Emile Zola as Paul Cezanne
1936The Lower Depths as le vieux Kostileff
1936Mayerling as Chief of Police
1932Queen of Atlantis as Graf Bielowski
1931The 3 Penny Opera as Smith, the Jailer
1930Westfront 1918 as Proviantmeister
1927The Love of Jeanne Ney as Zacharkiewicz

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