Talk:Paul Muni

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I edited out some unnecessary comments about his performances being considered "hammy" and "fussy" to modern audiences. I personally don't think these comments are necessary. Thank you. - Chuckbronson45

Four Oscar Nominations, Not Six[edit]

He was nominated for the Academy Award FOUR times -- that is a FACT. He was an unofficial nominee for 1929's THE VALIANT and a write-in candidate for 1935's BLACK FURY. The text should not read he was nominated six times -- "Under consideration six times, including four official nominations" yes; nominated for an Oscar six times, no, as that is false.Shemp Howard, Jr. (talk) 16:58, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Write-in candidate[edit]

I wikilinked write-in candidate as there are several film wikipage references and the term requires an explanation. I removed the following material which I think was intended to explain 'write-in candidate' within this article -- inappropriately I think but maybe someone might reintroduce some of it into a footnote in small font, something I've seen in other articles:
(The confusion is understandable: in older records, such as the 'Official Guide to the Oscars', only the four actual acting nominees are listed; in newer books, such as Tom O'Neil's 'Movie Awards', Muni's name is listed with the notation that records disagree as to whether he was an official nominee.) The Academy was understandably embarrassed: expectation had run high that Charles Laughton would receive the Best Actor award for his performance as Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty, for which he had already won the New York Film Critic's award. Unfortunately for him, three of the four nominees were from the same film- himself, Clark Gable, and Franchot Tone- and when multiple performers are nominated for the same film, they usually split the votes up and permit another candidate to win (the most famous example being Bette Davis's loss for the Best Actress Award in 1950 for All About Eve to Judy Holliday as a result of Anne Baxter's insistence on being nominated for the leading, rather than the supporting, role. Notable exceptions to this situation occurred when Shirley MacLaine won Best Actress over Debra Winger when both were nominated for the 1983 film Terms of Endearment, and when F. Murray Abraham won the Oscar as Best Actor for his performance as Antonio Salieri in 1984's Amadeus, although Thomas Hulce, who portrayed Mozart in the film, was also nominated in the Best Actor category.)

Not only did Victor McLaglen win for his role in The Informer, but Charles Laughton did not even place second that year. Muni did, even though he was a write-in candidate.
--User:Brenont (talk) 05:16, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Where are the References?[edit]

This article has no references. I feel like putting {{citation}} everywhere.--User:Brenont (talk) 05:18, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

New lead image[edit]

I just replaced the lead image with what strikes me as a much better photo. In case that opinion is disputed, we should consider getting other impressions. --Wikiwatcher1 (talk) 06:57, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Oscar nominations[edit]

As it is now, the text says he was nominated six times for the Oscars -in the first paragraph, and later it says twice he was nominated five times. That should be clarified. On a side note, is it necessary to state THREE times that he played an 80 year old person when he was twelve? --Nazroon (talk) 22:27, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Fixed. However, if he had played the role of a 12-year-old when he was 80, that would be worth 3 mentions! ;) --Wikiwatcher1 (talk) 23:13, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

File:Muni Chain.jpg Nominated for Deletion[edit]

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Austro-Hungarian[edit]

There's no such entity like an Austro-Hungarian person. One may be Austrian or Hungarian, not both at once. Muni was in fact a Polish Jew. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.73.15.162 (talk) 11:08, 15 January 2012 (UTC)