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1. 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,...
2. 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...
3. Günter Meisner Günter Meisner Actor, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
4. Anthony Mann Anthony Mann Director, El Cid
5. Michael Ballhaus Michael Ballhaus Cinematographer, The Departed Michael Ballhaus was a German cinematographer. He worked on many American films, including Baby It's You (1983), Old Enough (1984), After Hours (1985), The Color of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Dracula (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), Gangs of New York (2002), and The Departed (2006)...
6. Greta Schröder Greta Schröder Actress, Nosferatu Greta Schröder was a German actress. She is best known for the role of Thomas Hutter's wife in the 1922 silent film Nosferatu. In the fictionalized 2000 film, Shadow of the Vampire, she is portrayed as having been a famous actress during the making of Nosferatu, but in fact she was little known. The peak of her career was during the 1920s...
7. 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...
8. Susanne Lothar Susanne Lothar Actress, The Reader
9. Eva Renzi Eva Renzi Actress, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
10. Gustav von Wangenheim Gustav von Wangenheim Actor, Nosferatu
11. Maria Kwiatkowsky Maria Kwiatkowsky Actress, En garde
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. Ilse Steppat Ilse Steppat Actress, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
16. Ernst Deutsch Ernst Deutsch Actor, The Third Man
17. Günther Kaufmann Günther Kaufmann Actor, Querelle
18. Sylke Tempel Sylke Tempel Self, Anne Will
19. Otto Sander Otto Sander Actor, Wings of Desire
20. Andreas Schmidt Andreas Schmidt Actor, The Counterfeiters
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. Reinhard Kolldehoff Reinhard Kolldehoff Actor, The Damned
23. Curt Bois Curt Bois Actor, Casablanca
24. Paul Wegener Paul Wegener Actor, The Golem Paul Wegener was born in Arnoldsdorf, West Prussia, part of the German Empire. His birthplace is currently part of Poland, under the name "Jarantowice". Wegener's family included a number of scientists, the most notable being his cousin Alfred Wegener (1880-1930). Alfred is remembered as the originator of the theory of continental drift...
25. Thea von Harbou Thea von Harbou Writer, Metropolis
26. 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...
27. Ernst Ziegler Ernst Ziegler Actor, Something for Everyone
28. Dietrich Körner Dietrich Körner Actor, The Legend of Rita
29. 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...
30. Dorothea Wieck Dorothea Wieck Actress, Mädchen in Uniform After spending most of her childhood in Sweden, Dorothea was schooled in Dresden and at the age of 12, was taught dance by Maria Moissi in Berlin. She made her stage debut in Vienna , where she appeared in plays by Carl Zuckmayer and Ferenc Molnár. The Swiss-born made her debut in the silent cinema in 1926 after being spotted by the director Franz Seitz...
31. 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...
32. Brigitte Mira Brigitte Mira Actress, Drei Damen vom Grill
33. 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...
34. Inge Landgut Inge Landgut Actress, M
35. Jacob Grimm Jacob Grimm Writer, Tangled
36. E.W. Swackhamer E.W. Swackhamer Director, The Dain Curse
37. Wolfgang Lukschy Wolfgang Lukschy Actor, A Fistful of Dollars
38. Bernhard Goetzke Bernhard Goetzke Actor, Der müde Tod
39. 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...
40. Renate Müller Renate Müller Actress, Victor and Victoria Highly popular German star Renate Muller was the toast of late 20s Berlin along with the legendary Marlene Dietrich. Unlike Dietrich, however, she suffered at the hands of the Nazis and died under mysterious circumstances. Renate was born in Munich on April 26, 1906, the daughter of a newspaper editor-in-chief and a painter...
41. Karin Hardt Karin Hardt Actress, Die Schwarzwaldklinik
42. Eva Braun Eva Braun Camera and Electrical Department, Hitler, a Career
43. Jenny Gröllmann Jenny Gröllmann Actress, Die Anstalt - Zurück ins Leben
44. Rosel Zech Rosel Zech Actress, Veronika Voss
45. Vadim Glowna Vadim Glowna Actor, Cross of Iron
46. Rudolf Lettinger Rudolf Lettinger Actor, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
47. Walter Ruttmann Walter Ruttmann Director, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
48. Erwin Kalser Erwin Kalser Actor, Stalag 17
49. 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...
50. Wolfgang Zilzer Wolfgang Zilzer Actor, Forbidden Passage
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