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1. Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Self, 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. Eva Braun Eva Braun Camera and Electrical Department, Hitler, a Career
4. Anthony Mann Anthony Mann Director, El Cid
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. Günter Meisner Günter Meisner Actor, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
8. Susanne Lothar Susanne Lothar Actress, The Reader
9. Greta Schröder Greta Schröder Actress, Nosferatu
10. Bernhard Goetzke Bernhard Goetzke Actor, Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler
11. Thea von Harbou Thea von Harbou Writer, Metropolis
12. Günther Kaufmann Günther Kaufmann Actor, Querelle
13. Otto Sander Otto Sander Actor, Wings of Desire
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. 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...
16. Vadim Glowna Vadim Glowna Actor, Cross of Iron
17. Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov Director, Luna Papa Born in Tajikistan during the Soviet Union period, Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov worked for Tadjikfilm Studios, TV and radio, as a journalist or assistant director, from 1982 to 1984. He then studied at the Moscow Film Institute (VGIK), in Igor Talankin's class, where he directed two short films ("Shutniki" aka "Jokers" in 1986...
18. 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...
19. Gustav von Wangenheim Gustav von Wangenheim Actor, Nosferatu
20. Hans Adalbert Schlettow Hans Adalbert Schlettow Actor, Escape from Dartmoor
21. Hendrikje Fitz Hendrikje Fitz Actress, Ripley's Game
22. Eva Renzi Eva Renzi Actress, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
23. 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...
24. Inge Landgut Inge Landgut Actress, M
25. Jacob Grimm Jacob Grimm Writer, Tangled
26. Paul Wegener Paul Wegener Actor, The Golem
27. Eberhard Esche Eberhard Esche Actor, Spur der Steine
28. Ernst Deutsch Ernst Deutsch Actor, The Third Man
29. Carl Raddatz Carl Raddatz Actor, Rosemary
30. Ilse Steppat Ilse Steppat Actress, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
31. 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...
32. 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...
33. Brigitte Mira Brigitte Mira Actress, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
34. E.W. Swackhamer E.W. Swackhamer Director, The Dain Curse
35. Curt Bois Curt Bois Actor, Casablanca
36. 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...
37. Robert Forster-Larrinaga Robert Forster-Larrinaga Actor, Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler
38. Erika Rabau Erika Rabau Actress, Wings of Desire
39. Ernst Ziegler Ernst Ziegler Actor, Something for Everyone
40. Reinhard Kolldehoff Reinhard Kolldehoff Actor, The Damned
41. Margarete Schön Margarete Schön Actress, Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge 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...
42. O.E. Hasse O.E. Hasse Actor, I Confess
43. 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...
44. Peter Fitz Peter Fitz Actor, Werckmeister Harmonies Peter Fitz (born August 8th 1931 in Kaiserslautern, Germany) is mostly active in theatre. After his graduation from theatre school in 1970, he started as an actor for the Deutsches Schauspielhauses Hamburg (German Theatre Hamburg). From 1970 to 1986, he was a permanent actor for the Schaubühne Berlin (Berlin Theatre)...
45. Julius Falkenstein Julius Falkenstein Actor, Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler
46. Wolfgang Lukschy Wolfgang Lukschy Actor, A Fistful of Dollars
47. Yehudi Menuhin Yehudi Menuhin Self, The Music of Man
48. Rudolf Hess Rudolf Hess Self, Triumph of the Will
49. Hanna Ralph Hanna Ralph Actress, Die Nibelungen: Siegfried Born in Bad Kissingen, Germany, in 1885, Hanna Ralph made her stage debut in 1913 and her film debut in 1917. She was quite active in silent films, and worked for such directors as Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau, and at one point was married to Emil Jannings (they later divorced). She made her final film, The Unholy Intruders, in 1952. She died in Berlin, Germany, in 1978.
50. Anita Berber Anita Berber Actress, Eerie Tales
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