Paul L. Smith Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Everett, Massachusetts, USA
Died in Ra'anana, Israel
Birth NamePaul Lawrence Smith
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Paul L. Smith was born on June 24, 1936 in Everett, Massachusetts, USA as Paul Lawrence Smith. He was an actor and director, known for Popeye (1980), Maverick (1994) and Dune (1984). He was married to Eve. He died on April 25, 2012 in Ra'anana, Israel.

Spouse (1)

Eve (? - 25 April 2012) ( his death)

Trade Mark (2)

Often plays imposing, menacing villains
Towering height and muscular frame

Trivia (9)

Had a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Worked as a bouncer and a bodyguard prior to acting.
B.A. philosophy and psychology, Brandeis University
Weighed 17 pounds when he was born.
Was already 200 pounds and six feet tall at age 12.
Usually played heavies on screen. Was most notable as a sadistic prison warden in Midnight Express (1978) and as Bluto in Popeye (1980).
Was offered his first small role on screen in the movie Exodus (1960) by director Otto Preminger, while attending a party.
Became an Israeli citizen in 2006, adopting the Hebrew name Adam Eden.
While working in Italy in the mid-70s, because of his resemblance with Bud Spencer, Paul Smith teamed up with Terrence Hill look-alike actor Antonio Cantafora(re-christened Michael Coby)and played in a series of action-packed comedies.

Personal Quotes (1)

Do I like acting? Let me put it this way: they pay me to do it what if I was rich I would pay them to let me do.

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