William Powell
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"William Horatio Powell" was an American actor. He typically played highly self-confident characters, with a sophisticated sense of humor and wit.

A major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he was paired with Myrna Loy in 14 films, including the popular The Thin Man (film)/Thin Man series based on the novels of Dashiell Hammett in which Powell and Loy played Nick and Nora Charles. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times: for The Thin Man (film)/The Thin Man (1934), My Man Godfrey (1936), and Life with Father (film)/Life with Father (1947).

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