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1. Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Miscellaneous Crew, Triumph of the Will Born the fourth of six children to Austrian customs officer Alois Hitler--who had been married twice before--and the former Klara Polzl, Adolf Hitler grew up in a small Austrian town in the late 19th century. He was a slow learner and did poorly in school. He was frequently beaten by his authoritarian father...
2. 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,...
3. Anthony Mann Anthony Mann Director, El Cid
4. Susanne Lothar Susanne Lothar Actress, The Reader
5. Hildegard Knef Hildegard Knef Actress, The Snows of Kilimanjaro Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef was born on December 28, 1925 in Ulm, Germany. In 1940, she began studying acting. Even before the fall of the Third Reich, she appeared in several films, but most of them were only released after the war. To avoid being raped by Soviet soldiers, she dressed like a young man and was sent to a camp for prisoners of war...
6. Curt Bois Curt Bois Actor, Casablanca
7. Ilse Steppat Ilse Steppat Actress, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
8. Günter Meisner Günter Meisner Actor, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
9. Moidele Bickel Moidele Bickel Costume Designer, The White Ribbon
10. Otto Sander Otto Sander Actor, Wings of Desire
11. Vadim Glowna Vadim Glowna Actor, Cross of Iron
12. Greta Schröder Greta Schröder Actress, Nosferatu
13. Bruno S. Bruno S. Actor, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser The unwanted son of a prostitute, Bruno S. was beaten so severely by his mother at age 3 that he became temporarily deaf. This led to his placement in a mental institution; he spent the next 23 years in various institutions, often running afoul of the law. Despite this past, he a self-taught painter and musician; while these were his favorite occupations...
14. Joseph Goebbels Joseph Goebbels Self, Triumph of the Will Josef Goebbels, the man who almost single-handedly developed the field of propaganda into an art form, would, for a day, be the leader of World War II Germany. Goebbels was born in the German Rhineland to strict Catholic parents. He was short, standing at just under 5' 6", of small stature and skinny...
15. Alfred Abel Alfred Abel Actor, Metropolis This elegant actor of the golden age of German cinema appeared in several masterpieces, before the cameras of such inspired geniuses as Lang, Lubitsch and Murnau. Vocation had come rather late in his life, though. Abel was indeed already 33 when he made his first film. Beforehand, he had been a forester...
16. Eva Renzi Eva Renzi Actress, L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo
17. Paul Hubschmid Paul Hubschmid Actor, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms The son of an accountant, Paul Hubschmid was born, raised and schooled in Schoenenwerd, Switzerland. He trained for an acting career at the Max Reinhardt Seminar of Dramatic Art in Vienna and first appeared on stage at the Vienna Volkstheater in 1937. His motion picture debut took place the following year...
18. Paul Wegener Paul Wegener Actor, The Golem
19. Thea von Harbou Thea von Harbou Writer, Metropolis
20. Eva Braun Eva Braun Camera and Electrical Department, Hitler, a Career
21. Joachim Hansen Joachim Hansen Actor, Anne of Green Gables Joachim Hansen was the 'poster boy' for German movie officers in films of the 1950's and 60's. Masculine and of commanding presence, he portrayed such historical figures as Luftwaffe ace Hans Joachim Marseille in Der Stern von Afrika and Generaloberst Alfred Jodl in The Winds of War and War and Remembrance. His many international credits as men in uniform include Captain Baumann in The Bridge at Remagen...
22. Günther Kaufmann Günther Kaufmann Actor, Querelle
23. Reinhard Kolldehoff Reinhard Kolldehoff Actor, The Damned
24. Jacob Grimm Jacob Grimm Writer, Tangled
25. Gustav von Wangenheim Gustav von Wangenheim Actor, Nosferatu
26. Harun Farocki Harun Farocki Writer, Phoenix The German film director, screenwriter and media artist Harun Farocki was born on the 9th January 1944 in Nový Jicín [Neutitschein], at that time a part of Czechoslovakia annexed by the Third Reich. He was the son of an immigrated Indian doctor and a German woman. Farocki first studied Theatre, Sociology and Journalism at the 'Freie Universität (FU)' in West-Berlin...
27. Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht Writer, Hangmen Also Die! Bertolt Brecht was born on 10 February 1898 in Augsburg, Germany and one of the country's most influential poets, playwrights and screenwriters. His most famous work was the musical "The Threepenny Opera" (with Kurt Weill), but his dramas such as "Mother Courage and Her Children" or "The Good Person of Sezuan" were equally successful...
28. Inge Landgut Inge Landgut Actress, M
29. Ernst Ziegler Ernst Ziegler Actor, Something for Everyone
30. Brigitte Mira Brigitte Mira Actress, Drei Damen vom Grill
31. Wolfgang Zilzer Wolfgang Zilzer Actor, A Crime Does Not Pay Subject: 'Forbidden Passage'
32. E.W. Swackhamer E.W. Swackhamer Director, The Dain Curse
33. Margarete Schön Margarete Schön Actress, Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache Born in 1895 in Magdeburg, Germany, Margarete Schön made her stage debut in 1912. She was a member of the Deutschen Theater in Hannover from 1915-18 and Berlin's Staatstheater from 1918-45. She had a few roles in silent films, notably as Kriemhild in Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen: Siegfried and Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge...
34. Niklaus Schilling Niklaus Schilling Director, Rhinegold
35. Jenny Gröllmann Jenny Gröllmann Actress, Die Anstalt - Zurück ins Leben
36. Helga Labudda Helga Labudda Actress, Das tägliche Brot
37. Frank Giering Frank Giering Actor, Funny Games Born and raised in Magdeburg (Germany), Frank Giering gained first stage experience as a background actor at the former known "Maxim-Gorki" theatre Magdeburg". During this time the desire arose to become an actor even though he said at a later time, that this desire was mainly animated due to his hunger...
38. Arne Elsholtz Arne Elsholtz Actor, Kleines Arschloch
39. Bernhard Goetzke Bernhard Goetzke Actor, Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler
40. Wolfgang Lukschy Wolfgang Lukschy Actor, A Fistful of Dollars
41. Rolf Herricht Rolf Herricht Actor, Beloved White Mouse
42. Rosel Zech Rosel Zech Actress, Veronika Voss
43. Günter Pfitzmann Günter Pfitzmann Actor, Praxis Bülowbogen
44. Dean Reed Dean Reed Actor, Blutsbrüder Dean Reed was born September 22, 1938, in Denver Colorado. He went to Hollywood where he signed a record contract with Capitol Records in 1958, but his third single, "Our Summer Romance" was so popular in South America he went to tour there. More popular than Elvis Presley, he stayed to enjoy his incredible fame in Chile...
45. Henny Porten Henny Porten Actress, Anna Boleyn Henny Porten was born January 7, 1890, in Magdeburg, Germany. She had one of the longest careers of any German actress and was highly sought after because of her wonderful thespian skills. Henny's career would stretch over six decades, from 1906 to 1955. Her first film was in Apachentanz, making her one of the earliest film actresses anywhere in the world...
46. Maja Maranow Maja Maranow Actress, Ein starkes Team
47. Tamara Danz Tamara Danz Self, Jetzt kommt die Süße
48. Günther Simon Günther Simon Actor, Ernst Thälmann - Sohn seiner Klasse
49. Marianne Wünscher Marianne Wünscher Actress, Familie Rechlin
50. E.T.A. Hoffmann E.T.A. Hoffmann Writer, Barbie in the Nutcracker E.T.A. Hoffmann was born on the 24th of January 1776 in Königsberg (now Russia) as the son of a lawyer. After his father's death he has a very bad childhood ending when he went to university to study law between 1792-95. He managed to get into the bureaucratic services of the state Prussia, but was not considered too well...
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