Paul L. Smith

Actor

Paul Lawrence Smith, most frequently credited as Paul Smith or Paul L. Smith, was an actor. Burly, bearded and imposing, he appeared in films and occasionally on television since the 1970s, generally playing "heavies" and bad guys. His most notable roles include Hamidou, the vicious prison guard in Midnight Express (1978), Bluto in Robert Altman's Popeye (1980), Gideon in the ABC miniseries Masada (1981), and Glossu Rabban in David Lynch's Dune (1984).

Paul Lawrence Smith, most frequently credited as Paul Smith or Paul L. Smith, was an actor. Burly, bearded and imposing, he appeared in films and occasionally on television since the 1970s, generally playing "heavies" and bad guys. His most notable roles include Hamidou, the vicious prison guard in Midnight Express (1978), Bluto in Robert Altman's Popeye (1980), Gideon in the ABC miniseries Masada (1981), and Glossu Rabban in David Lynch's Dune (1984).

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