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Oskar Werner (1922–1984)

This remote, rather morose and, as a result, intriguing Viennese talent was born in 1922, not far from the birthplace of "Waltz King" Johann Strauss, and christened Oskar Josef Bschließmayer. His parents divorced when he was fairly young. While growing up in school, performing in plays aroused a deep desire to act. As a teenager, he was further ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1976 Voyage of the Damned
Professor Egon Kreisler
 1975 Columbo (TV Series)
Harold Van Wick
- Playback (1975) ... Harold Van Wick
 1968 Interlude
Stefan Zelter
 1964 Torquato Tasso (TV Movie)
Torquato Tasso
 1963 Venusberg (voice)
 1962 Jules and Jim
Jules (as Oscar Werner)
 1958 Ein gewisser Judas (TV Movie)
 1955 Lola Montès
 1955 Spionage
Leutnant Zeno von Baumgarten
 1955 The Last Ten Days
Hauptmann Wüst
 1951 Decision Before Dawn
Cpl. Karl Maurer aka Happy
 1951 Wonder Boy
 1951 Ruf aus dem Äther
Der Student
 1951 Das gestohlene Jahr
Peter Brück
 1950 The Angel with the Trumpet
Herman Alt
 1949 Eroica
 1948 The Angel with the Trumpet
Hermann Alt
 1939 Linen for Ireland
Hotelpage (uncredited)
 1939 Hotel Sacher
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10 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Erasmus Nothnagel | Oscar Werner


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Acting in the cinema is photographed life. In the theatre it's formed, or signified, life. A good actor should keep working in both mediums. See more »


For the final scene of Fahrenheit 451 (1966), he cut his hair to purposely create a continuity error. This was done to show his hatred for director François Truffaut. See more »



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