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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. Anthony Mann Anthony Mann Director, El Cid
4. Susanne Lothar Susanne Lothar Actress, The Reader
5. Günter Meisner Günter Meisner Actor, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
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. 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...
8. Otto Sander Otto Sander Actor, Wings of Desire
9. Greta Schröder Greta Schröder Actress, Nosferatu
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. 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 The Star of Africa 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...
13. Eva Renzi Eva Renzi Actress, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
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. Otto Rippert Otto Rippert Director, Die Pest in Florenz
16. E.W. Swackhamer E.W. Swackhamer Director, The Dain Curse
17. Paul Wegener Paul Wegener Actor, The Golem
18. 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...
19. Harun Farocki Harun Farocki Writer, Barbara 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...
20. Sabine Sinjen Sabine Sinjen Actress, It
21. Jacob Grimm Jacob Grimm Writer, Tangled
22. Ernst Ziegler Ernst Ziegler Actor, Something for Everyone
23. Thea von Harbou Thea von Harbou Writer, Metropolis
24. Günther Kaufmann Günther Kaufmann Actor, Querelle
25. 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...
26. Gunter Berger Gunter Berger Actor, Edgar Wallace - Das Schloss des Grauens
27. Tron Tron Uncategorised
28. 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...
29. Eva Braun Eva Braun Camera and Electrical Department, Hitler, a Career
30. Klausjürgen Wussow Klausjürgen Wussow Actor, The Green Archer
31. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg Uncategorised A charismatic German resistance member and would-be assassin of Adolf Hitler, Claus Phillip Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg was born 15 November 1907, 1:00 a.m. CET, in the family's castle in the small Bavarian town of Jettingen (today known as Jettingen-Scheppach). He was born one of a set of twins (his other twin...
32. Ilse Steppat Ilse Steppat Actress, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
33. Christine Wodetzky Christine Wodetzky Actress, Du stirbst nicht allein - Ein deutscher Kriegspfarrer in Paris
34. Brigitte Mira Brigitte Mira Actress, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
35. Curt Bois Curt Bois Actor, Casablanca
36. Reinhard Kolldehoff Reinhard Kolldehoff Actor, The Damned
37. Gustav von Wangenheim Gustav von Wangenheim Actor, Nosferatu
38. Harry Riebauer Harry Riebauer Actor, The Great Escape
39. Walter Ruttmann Walter Ruttmann Director, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
40. Wolfgang Lukschy Wolfgang Lukschy Actor, A Fistful of Dollars
41. Helga Sommerfeld Helga Sommerfeld Actress, Schlager-Raketen
42. Margarete Schön Margarete Schön Actress, Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge
43. Wilhelm Grimm Wilhelm Grimm Writer, Tangled
44. Heinz-Werner Kraehkamp Heinz-Werner Kraehkamp Actor, Regular Guys
45. Ernst Deutsch Ernst Deutsch Actor, The Third Man
46. Erwin Kalser Erwin Kalser Actor, Stalag 17
47. George Tabori George Tabori Writer, I Confess
48. Rosel Zech Rosel Zech Actress, Veronika Voss
49. Inge Landgut Inge Landgut Actress, M
50. 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...
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