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Max Schreck (1879–1936)

Max Schreck was born in Berlin. He worked in an apprenticeship until his father's death before enrolling into a school for acting. He toured the country with his peers and was a member of several theaters until he became a part of Max Reinhardt's group of innovative German actors. He played mostly out of the norm characters, the elderly and the ... See full bio »

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 1936 Donogoo Tonka
 1935 Knockout - Ein junges Mädchen, ein junger Mann
Leiter der Künstleragentur
 1934 Peer Gynt
Redner auf Hochzeitsfeier
 1933 Das verliebte Hotel
 1933 Ein Kuß in der Sommernacht
Herr Krause
 1933 The Tunnel
 1933 Muß man sich gleich scheiden lassen
 1933 Roman einer Nacht
Professor Kolski
 1933 A Woman Like You
Dr. Kurtz, Amtsarzt
 1932 Prince Seppl
 1932 Die verkaufte Braut
Muff - ein Komödiant (uncredited)
 1930 Boycott
Beamter in der Strafsvollzugsanstalt
 1930 The Land of Smiles
Der Hundertjährige in der Operette
 1929 Fight of the Tertia
Benno Biersack
 1928 Volga Volga
 1928 Serenissimus und die letzte Jungfrau
Finanzminister von Krampf
 1928 Moderne Piraten
Philipps, Anführer
 1928 Teenagers' Republic
 1928 Scampolo
Ein Kellner
 1928 Luther
 1928 Der alte Fritz - 2. Ausklang
Kammerdiener Rietz
 1928 Doña Juana
Juanas Vater
 1928 The Old Fritz
Kammerdiener Rietz
 1927 Am Rande der Welt
 1926 Der rosa Diamant
Watson - Diener Lady Fox'
 1925 Krieg im Frieden
 1924 Finances of the Grand Duke
Der unheimliche verschwörer
 1923 Die Straße
 1922 Nathan der Weise
Grossmeister der Tempelherren
 1921 Der Roman der Christine von Herre
Hausdiener Peter
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6' 3" (1.91 m)

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An oft-told legend is that Schreck's otherworldly performance as Nosferatu was due to the fact that he was in reality a vampire. Actor Willem Dafoe portrayed him as such, playing the vampire Count Orlok in Shadow of the Vampire (2000). See more »

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