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1. Nastassja Kinski Nastassja Kinski Actress, Cat People
2. Dominic Monaghan Dominic Monaghan Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dominic Monaghan is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of "Lord of the Rings". Before that, he became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. Monaghan was born in Berlin, West Germany, to British parents Maureen, a nurse, and Austin Monaghan, a science teacher...
3. Mike Nichols Mike Nichols Director, Closer He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin...
4. Marlene Dietrich Marlene Dietrich Soundtrack, Witness for the Prosecution Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator then as a cabaret singer...
5. Audra McDonald Audra McDonald Actress, Annie
6. Karoline Herfurth Karoline Herfurth Actress, The Reader
7. Jürgen Prochnow Jürgen Prochnow Actor, Das Boot Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1941, Jürgen Prochnow is a leading actor of the German stage and screen. He was memorable as the submarine captain in the gritty WW II film Das Boot, which brought him to international prominence. He has since starred in many well-received European and Hollywood productions.
8. Jana Pallaske Jana Pallaske Actress, Inglourious Basterds
9. Elke Sommer Elke Sommer Actress, A Shot in the Dark This gorgeous Teutonic temptress was one of Hollywood's most captivating imports of the 1960s. Blonde and beautiful, Berlin-born Elke Sommer, with her trademark pouty lips, high cheekbones and sky-high bouffant hairdos, proved irresistible to American audiences, whether adorned in lace or leather, or donning lingerie or lederhosen...
10. Tomer Sisley Tomer Sisley Actor, We're the Millers
11. Tom Schilling Tom Schilling Actor, A Coffee in Berlin
12. August Diehl August Diehl Actor, Inglourious Basterds
13. Max Schreck Max Schreck Actor, Nosferatu 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...
14. Jennifer Ulrich Jennifer Ulrich Actress, The Wave
15. Dana Wynter Dana Wynter Actress, Invasion of the Body Snatchers The daughter of a noted surgeon, Dana Wynter was born Dagmar Winter in Berlin, Germany, and grew up in England. When she was 16 her father went to Morocco to operate on a woman who wouldn't allow anyone else to attend her; he visited friends in Southern Rhodesia, fell in love with it and brought his daughter and her stepmother to live with him there...
16. Wilhelm von Homburg Wilhelm von Homburg Actor, Die Hard Norbert Grupe started his career as a wrestler in the fifties. He also toured the States where the blonde hulk and loudmouth appeared as the 'ugly German'. For obvious marketing reasons (his birth name was pronounced 'Groupie' in the States) he assumed the pseudonym of Wilhelm von Homburg, sometimes also calling himself Prinz Wilhelm von Homburg, pretending to be of aristocratic descent...
17. Rudolf Martin Rudolf Martin Actor, All My Children Born and raised in West Berlin, Rudolf moved with his family from Berlin to Paris to Italy, arriving in the United States a short time after his high school graduation from the Universite de Paris. While studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, he landed his first professional role in the Susan Seidelman short film The Dutch Master...
18. Hardy Krüger Hardy Krüger Actor, Barry Lyndon 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 (Junge Adler)...
19. Horst Buchholz Horst Buchholz Actor, Life Is Beautiful On the cast list of The Magnificent Seven, you will find several names that doubtless you know well: Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, and Yul Brynner. But there is one name that you will have difficulty pronouncing, let alone identifying as an actor you have seen before. That man is Horst Buchholz,...
20. Nora Tschirner Nora Tschirner Actress, Kebab Connection
21. Max Riemelt Max Riemelt Actor, The Wave
22. Katarina Witt Katarina Witt Self, Jerry Maguire
23. Kiowa Gordon Kiowa Gordon Actor, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Kiowa Gordon was born on March 25, 1990 in Berlin, Germany as Kiowa Joseph Gordon. Moved to the States shortly after to live on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in Peach Springs, AZ and moved around quite a bit growing up until settling down in Phoenix, AZ where he landed the role of Embry Call in The Twilight Saga...
24. Benno Fürmann Benno Fürmann Actor, The Princess and the Warrior Benno Fürmann was born on 17 January 1972 in Berlin, Germany and worked as a waiter, bouncer and drifter before attending acting lessons at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. After returning to Germany, he played several minor parts in movie and television projects until his breakthrough performance in Die Bubi Scholz Story...
25. Brigitte Helm Brigitte Helm Actress, Metropolis After her role in Metropolis she made a string of movies in which she almost always had the starring role, easily making the transition to sound films. Her last film was Ein idealer Gatte (An Ideal Spouse) in 1935.
26. Andreas Wisniewski Andreas Wisniewski Actor, Die Hard
27. Sandra Luesse Sandra Luesse Self, Live with Sandra & Emily
28. Ernst Lubitsch Ernst Lubitsch Director, To Be or Not to Be From Ernst Lubitsch's experiences in Sophien Gymnasium (high school) theater, he decided to leave school at the age of 16 and pursue a career on the stage. He had to compromise with his father and keep the account books for the family tailor business while he acted in cabarets and music halls at night...
29. Andrew Sachs Andrew Sachs Actor, Quartet
30. Gottfried John Gottfried John Actor, GoldenEye
31. Leni Riefenstahl Leni Riefenstahl Producer, Triumph of the Will Leni Riefenstahl's show-biz experience began with an experiment: she wanted to know what it felt like to dance on the stage. Success as a dancer gave way to film acting when she attracted the attention of film director Arnold Fanck, subsequently starring in some of his mountaineering pictures. With Fanck as her mentor, Riefenstahl began directing films...
32. Christian Berkel Christian Berkel Actor, The Experiment
33. Henry Brandon Henry Brandon Actor, The Searchers German-born Henry Brandon was a character actor in American films, most often seen in villainous roles. His parents emigrated to the US shortly after his birth. His early interest in acting led him to study at the acclaimed Pasadena Community Playhouse. He landed the lead villain role in the Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy film Babes in Toyland...
34. Florian Lukas Florian Lukas Actor, Good Bye Lenin!
35. Alexander Fehling Alexander Fehling Actor, Inglourious Basterds
36. Rex Reason Rex Reason Actor, This Island Earth Rex Reason was born in Germany, while his family was in Europe on a business trip. Although he grew up in Los Angeles, his acting aspirations were nil; his mother, however, hoped that both Rex and his lookalike brother Rhodes Reason would get into the acting profession. He played the lead in "Seventh Heaven" at Glendale's Hoover High School...
37. André Previn André Previn Soundtrack, Fight Club
38. Karin Hanczewski Karin Hanczewski Actress, Fleischfresser
39. Hanno Koffler Hanno Koffler Actor, Free Fall
40. Lars Eidinger Lars Eidinger Actor, Hell
41. Ronald Zehrfeld Ronald Zehrfeld Actor, Barbara
42. Julia Jentsch Julia Jentsch Actress, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
43. Jörg Buttgereit Jörg Buttgereit Director, Nekromantik
44. Atossa Leoni Atossa Leoni Actress, The Kite Runner
45. Dru Berrymore Dru Berrymore Actress, Strange Days
46. Ulrich Matthes Ulrich Matthes Actor, Downfall
47. Franziska Troegner Franziska Troegner Actress, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
48. Albert Hague Albert Hague Actor, Fame He was born into a Jewish family in Berlin but he was raised as a Lutheran to protect him from Nazi persecution. He fled Germany to Italy in 1937 as he was about to be inducted into the Hitler youth movement. After attending a music conservatory in Rome, he obtained a scholarship to the University of...
49. Sebastian Urzendowsky Sebastian Urzendowsky Actor, The Way Back
50. Maria Riva Maria Riva Actress, Scrooged
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