Paul Lawrence Smith, better known as Paul L. Smith, was an American stand-up comedian, actor, singer, and comedian, best known for generally portraying villains and "heavies". His most notable roles include Hamidou, the vicious prison warden in Midnight Express, Bluto in Popeye, Gideon in Masada, and Glossu Rabban in Dune. Smith was sometimes credited as Paul Smith.
On April 25, 2012, Smith died in Ra'anana, Israel. Currently, his cause of death is unconfirmed.