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At thirteen years, German-born and raised Hardy Kruger became a member of the "Hitler Jugend" (Hitler Youth), as did all 13-year-old boys in Germany then. The purpose of the organization was to prepare the boys for military service. At age 15, Hardy made his film debut in a German picture (Young Eagles (1944)), but his acting career was ... See full bio »

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 2011 Familiengeheimnisse - Liebe, Schuld und Tod (TV Movie)
Victor Frey
 1984 Slagskämpen
 1982 Wrong Is Right
Helmut Unger (as Hardy Kruger)
 1978 Blue Fin
Bill Pascoe (as Hardy Kruger)
 1978 The Wild Geese
Lt. Pieter Coetzee (as Hardy Kruger)
 1977 A Bridge Too Far
Major General Karl Ludwig (as Hardy Kruger)
 1977 À chacun son enfer
Commissaire Bolar
 1976 The Spy Who Never Was
Arthur Hersfeld
 1975 Barry Lyndon
Captain Potzdorf (as Hardy Kruger)
 1975 Paper Tiger
 1973 The Loner
Eric Lambrecht
 1972 What the Peeper Saw
 1971 Das Messer (TV Mini-Series)
Jim Ellis
- Dritter Teil (1971) ... Jim Ellis
- Zweiter Teil (1971) ... Jim Ellis
- Erster Teil (1971) ... Jim Ellis
 1969 The Red Tent
Aviator Lundborg (as Hardy Kruger)
 1969 The Secret of Santa Vittoria
Capt. von Prum
 1969 The Lady of Monza
Father Paolo Arrigone
 1968 Le franciscain de Bourges
Alfred Stanke
 1967 La grande sauterelle
 1966 Les fables de La Fontaine (TV Series)
- La Mort et le Bûcheron (1966) ... Bûcheron
 1966 The Defector
Counselor Peter Heinzmann (as Hardy Kruger)
 1965 The Flight of the Phoenix
Heinrich Dorfmann (as Hardy Kruger)
 1965 Song of the World
 1965 The Uninhibited
 1964 Le gros coup
Frank Willes
 1962 Three Fables of Love
El rubio (segment "La mort et le bûcheron")
 1962 Sundays and Cybele
 1962 Hatari!
Kurt Muller (as Hardy Kruger)
 1961 The Dream of Lieschen Mueller
Autograph hunter
 1961 Zwei unter Millionen
 1961 Taxi for Tobruk
Le capitaine Ludwig von Stegel
 1960 Bumerang
Robert Wegner
 1959 Without Trumpet or Drum
Fritz Brösicke
 1959 Chance Meeting
Jan-Van Rooyer (as Hardy Kruger)
 1959 The Rest Is Silence
John H. Claudius
 1958 Bachelor of Hearts
Wolf Hauser
 1958 Confess, Dr. Corda
Dr. Fred Corda
 1957 The One That Got Away
Franz Von Werra (as Hardy Kruger: in closing credits)
 1957 Der Fuchs von Paris
Capt. Fürstenwerth
 1957 Banktresor 713
Klaus Burkhardt, sein Bruder
 1956 Die Christel von der Post
Horst Arndt, Kriminalassistent
 1956 Liane, Jungle Goddess
 1955 Alibi
Harald Meinhardt
 1955 An der schönen blauen Donau
König Richard
 1954 The Last Summer
Rikola Valbo
 1953 Ich und Du
Peter Erdmann
 1953 Muß man sich gleich scheiden lassen?
Andreas von Doerr
 1953 As Long as You're Near Me
Stefan Berger
 1953 Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach
Donald Gresham
 1953 The Moon Is Blue
Tourist (US version) / Donald Gresham (German version) (uncredited)
 1952 Illusion in Moll
Paul Alsbacher
 1952 Ich heiße Niki
 1951 My Friend the Thief
 1951 One Must Be Handsome
Juppi Holunder Jr.
 1950 Insel ohne Moral
 1950 Das Mädchen aus der Südsee
Richard Kirbach
 1949 Kätchen für alles
 1949 Diese Nacht vergess ich nie
Eugen Schröter
 1944 Young Eagles
Bäumchen (as Eberhard Krüger)
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Hardy Kruger | Eberhard Krüger | Hardy Krüger sen.

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He worked with Maria Schell in As Long as You're Near Me (1953) and her younger brother Maximilian Schell in A Bridge Too Far (1977). See more »

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Long-time fan! Brilliant performance in 'The Flight of the Phoenix' :o) StarshineMoon
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