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  • Paul Le Mat

    Born on September 22, 1946 in Rahway, New Jersey

awards & nominations

The Burning Bed (1984)

Paul Le Mat as "Mickey Hughes"

Francine Hughes (Farrah Fawcett) suffers the abuse of her husband, Mickey (Paul Le Mat), for almost a decade because she cannot find any help. When a drunken Mickey rapes her and then passes out, Francine pours gasoline over him and lights it on fire. In the ensuing blaze, Mickey dies and the house burns down. During Francine's trial, she testifies about her years of suffering, and her attorney, Aryon Greydanus (Richard Masur), tries to have her declared temporarily insane and acquitted.

Golden Globe (1984) Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Melvin and Howard (1980)

Paul Le Mat as "Melvin Dummar"

When luckless dreamer Melvin Dummar (Paul Le Mat) rescues a grizzled, half-dead man (Jason Robards) from the desert, he's skeptical of the man's claim that he's actually reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. But in the wake of Hughes' death a decade later, a will appears naming Melvin the recipient of $156 million, and a media circus ensues. Accused of forgery, Melvin vigorously maintains his innocence despite a strong intuition that he'll never see any of the money.

Golden Globe (1980) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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