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Claude Rains

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The Resume

    (November 10, 1889-May 30, 1967)
    Birth name is William Claude Rains
    Acted in 'The Invisible Man (1933),' 'The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938),' 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939),' 'The Wolf Man (1941),' 'Now, Voyager (1942),' 'Casablanca (1942),' 'Phantom of the Opera (1943),' 'Mr. Skeffington (1944),' 'Notorious (1946),' 'The Lost World (1960)' and 'Lawrence of Arabia (1962)'
    Made frequent appearances on 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents'
    Won a Tony Award for Best Actor (1951)

Why he might be annoying:

    He went by his middle name.
    He often played hooky from school to watch theater productions or act.
    He was married six times and divorced five times.
    He usually played the villain.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He served in World War I and was victim of a gas attack that blinded him in one eye.
    He was an instructor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in England and one of his students was Laurence Olivier.
    He was nominated for an Oscar four times but never won (though many think he deserved one).
    He appeared in some of the most acclaimed films of all time.

Credit: Ratman

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Year In Review:

    In 2022, Out of 13 Votes: 15.38% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 96 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 64 Votes: 46.88% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 78 Votes: 55.13% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 48 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 70 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 100 Votes: 51.00% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 25 Votes: 48.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 120 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 86 Votes: 36.05% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 40 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 208 Votes: 44.71% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 196 Votes: 39.80% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 236 Votes: 42.80% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 395 Votes: 43.04% Annoying