CLAUDE RAINS (1889-1967), born William Claude Rains in London, England
He's one of the best character actors of all time. He put his special mark on many classic films.
Haven't you seen Casablanca (1943)? Louie, the corruptible police chief who begins the "beautiful friendship" with Bogart.
Watch this and then see these other four films.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) The evil Prince John to Errol Flynn's Robin Hood.
Mr.Smith Goes to Washington (1939) The senator who brings in then tries to tear down Jimmy Stewart.
Notorious (1946) The Nazi who falls in love with Ingrid Bergman in this Hitchcock classic.
The Invisible Man (1933) One of a few horror classics Rains starred in, but this was his screen debut.
*Contributed by: "Alan N." Date: Fri, May 25 2001 / 10:26:52 PDT
1939 Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role: MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
1943 Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role: CASABLANCA
1944 Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role: MR. SKEFFINGTON
1946 Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role: NOTORIOUS