Luise Rainer was an eminent German-American-British film actress. She was the first thespian to have bagged in multiple ‘Academy Awards.’ She also holds the feat of being the first actress to win them back-to-back. She was also the longest-lived Academy recipient till 2020. She kicked-off her acting career at the age of sixteen. ‘Escapade’ marked her first American film role. She earned the ‘Oscar’ for her phenomenal performance in ‘The Great Ziegfeld.’ She again bagged in an ‘Oscar’ for her role in ‘The Good Earth,’ which was a dramatic contrast to her previous role. Ironically, she appeared in a series of insignificant roles which proved detrimental to her career. Some of her popular films include ‘The Toy Wife,’ ‘Big City,’ ‘The Great Waltz,’ ‘Dramatic School,’ and ‘The Gambler.’
Johann ‘Schani’ Strauss II, son of the great composer, initially struggles to find success as a composer until gaining the attention of opera singers Carla Donner and Fritz Schiller. Success means he can marry Poldi Vogelhuber, the love of his life but his closeness to Donner tests his marriage and reputation.
Big City is an American drama film, which tells the story of Joe Benton, an independent taxi driver, who fights against corruption, and to stop his wife from being deported, after she is accused of murder.
An acting student, who attends the prestigious Paris School of Drama during the day, works at a factory at night. After she meets a charming nobleman, she starts lying to her fellow students telling them that she is his lover.
Luise Rainer Awards
|The Good Earth||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1938|
|The Great Ziegfeld||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1937|