Tall, portly built German born actor (and talented violinist) who notched up over 100 film appearances, predominantly in German-language productions. He will forever be remembered by Western audiences as the bombastic megalomaniac "Auric Goldfinger" trying to kill Sean Connery and irradiate the vast US gold reserves within Fort Knox in the spectacular "James Bond" film
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1962Three Penny Opera
(performer: "Der Morgenchoral des Peachum" - uncredited, "Siehst du den Mond über Soho?" - uncredited, "Von der Unsicherheit der menschlichen Verhältnisse" - uncredited, "Denn wovon lebt der Mensch" - uncredited, "Lied von der Unzulänglichkeit menschlichen Strebens" - uncredited)
(performer: "Kopf hoch, die Sache wird schon schiefgeh'n")
I am a big man, and I have a laugh to match my size. The ridiculous thing is that since I played "Goldfinger" in the James Bond film (
Goldfinger) there are some people who still insist on seeing me as a cold, ruthless villain - a man without laughs.
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Is buried in the Waldfriedhof cemetery in Icking.
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