IMDb > Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Character)
Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
Top Links
main detailsbiographyby votesphoto galleryquotes
by yearby typeby ratingsby votesby TV seriesby genreby keyword
Did You Know?
photo galleryquotes

Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Character)
from Apocalypse Now (1979)

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Photos (See all 12 | slideshow) Related Videos (see all 3)
Apocalypse Now -- Trailer for Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now -- Interview: Heart Attack
Apocalypse Now -- During the on-going Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe.

Edit Photos

There may be more photos available for this character. To select more photos to be displayed in this character's gallery, click the Edit Photos link.


Colonel Kurtz is based on the character from the novella Heart of Darkness (1899) by Joseph Conrad. See more »
Alternate Names:
Kurtz / Mr. Kurtz


   Edit Credits
There may be more credits available for this character. To edit the credits displayed or to add more credits to this character's filmography, click the Edit Credits link.
Jump to filmography: Archive Footage
  1. Apocalypse Oz (2006) Played by M.C. Gainey (as Kurtz)

  2. Heart of Darkness (1993) (TV) Played by John Malkovich (as Kurtz)

  3. Apocalypse Now (1979) Played by Marlon Brando
    ... aka "Apocalypse Now Redux" - International (English title) (longer version)
    ... aka "Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier" - USA (DVD box title)

  4. "Playhouse 90"
        - Heart of Darkness (1958) TV episode, Played by Boris Karloff (as Mr. Kurtz)
Archive Footage:
  1. Apocalypse Pooh (1987) (V) Played by Marlon Brando

Additional Details

Plot Keywords:

Fun Stuff

From Apocalypse Now (1979)
Kurtz: Where are you from, Willard?
Willard: I'm from Ohio, sir.
Kurtz: Were you born there?
Willard: Yes, sir.
Kurtz: Whereabouts?
Willard: Toledo, sir.
Kurtz: How far are you from the river?
Willard: The Ohio River, sir?
Kurtz: Uh-huh.
Willard: About 200 miles.
See more »

You may correct errors and omissions on this page directly. Clicking the 'Update' button will take you through a step-by-step process.