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Martin Kosleck (1904–1994)

His icy demeanor and piercing stare on screen epitomized the type of Nazi menace with a blind obedience to Hitler that everyone loved to hate. Kosleck portrayed Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda minister, 5 times, as well as various German army officers, SS troopers and concentration camp officers. He was also effective playing spies, agents, and ... See full bio »

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 1980 The Man with Bogart's Face
Horst Borsht
 1970 Which Way to the Front?
Captain Schmidt (uncredited)
 1965 Morituri
 1964 36 Hours
 1964 The Flesh Eaters
Prof. Peter Bartell
 1961 Something Wild
 1956 Spy for Germany
 1948 Half Past Midnight
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Dr. O.E. Frisch (uncredited)
 1946 She-Wolf of London
Dwight Severn
 1946 House of Horrors
Marcel De Lange
 1946 Crime of the Century
 1945 The Spider
Mihail Barak
 1945 Pursuit to Algiers
 1945 Gangs of the Waterfront
Anjo Ferreati
 1945 The Frozen Ghost
Dr. Rudi Polden
 1945 Strange Holiday
 1944 The Mummy's Curse
 1944 The Great Alaskan Mystery
Dr. Hauss
 1943 The North Star
Dr. Richter
 1943 Bomber's Moon
Luftwaffe Maj. von Streicher
 1943 The Fighting Guerrillas
Col. Brockner
 1942 Manila Calling
 1942 Berlin Correspondent
Captain von Rau
 1942 Nazi Agent
Kurt Richten
 1942 Fly-By-Night
George Taylor
 1941 All Through the Night
 1941 The Devil Pays Off
Grebb, Henchman
 1941 International Lady
 1941 Underground
 1940 The Mad Doctor
Maurice Gretz
 1939 Espionage Agent
Karl Mullen
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
 1934 Fashions of 1934
Dance Director (uncredited)
 1930 Die singende Stadt
Bobby Bertling - Claires Verehrer
 1930 Alraune
Wolfgang Petersen
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Alternate Names:

Martin Koslek | Nikolai Yoshkin

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Although German-born Kosleck specialized in playing Nazis (he was once admiringly described by a film critic as "the definitive Nazi swine"), in reality his vehement opposition to Hitler and Naziism landed him on a Gestapo list of "undesirables" and he fled Germany one step ahead of a Gestapo death squad. See more »

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