Paul L Smith

Paul L. Smith (born June 24, 1936 – April 25, 2012) was an American character 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 warden in Midnight Express (1978), Bluto in Robert Altman's Popeye (1980), Gideon in the ABC miniseries Masada and the Beast Rabban in David Lynch's Dune (1984). He was sometimes credited as Paul Smith or Paul Lawrence Smith.