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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. Günter Meisner Günter Meisner Actor, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
4. Anthony Mann Anthony Mann Director, El Cid
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. Susanne Lothar Susanne Lothar Actress, The Reader
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. 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...
10. Eva Braun Eva Braun Camera and Electrical Department, Hitler, a Career
11. Greta Schröder Greta Schröder Actress, Nosferatu
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. Ernst Ziegler Ernst Ziegler Actor, Something for Everyone
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. 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...
17. 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...
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. Günther Kaufmann Günther Kaufmann Actor, Querelle
20. Ilse Steppat Ilse Steppat Actress, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
21. Jacob Grimm Jacob Grimm Writer, Tangled
22. Vadim Glowna Vadim Glowna Actor, The Cross of Iron
23. Curt Bois Curt Bois Actor, Casablanca
24. Paul Wegener Paul Wegener Actor, The Golem
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. Eva Renzi Eva Renzi Actress, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
27. Thea von Harbou Thea von Harbou Writer, Metropolis
28. Wolfgang Lukschy Wolfgang Lukschy Actor, A Fistful of Dollars
29. Klausjürgen Wussow Klausjürgen Wussow Actor, The Green Archer
30. Brigitte Mira Brigitte Mira Actress, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
31. E.W. Swackhamer E.W. Swackhamer Director, The Dain Curse
32. O.E. Hasse O.E. Hasse Actor, I Confess
33. Rosel Zech Rosel Zech Actress, Veronika Voss
34. Tron Tron Uncategorised
35. Reinhard Kolldehoff Reinhard Kolldehoff Actor, The Damned
36. Magdalena Montezuma Magdalena Montezuma Actress, The Rose King
37. Claus Holm Claus Holm Actor, The Devil Strikes at Night
38. 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...
39. Margarete Schön Margarete Schön Actress, Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge
40. Rudolf Hess Rudolf Hess Self, Triumph of the Will
41. Carsta Löck Carsta Löck Actress, Emil and the Piglet
42. Gustav von Wangenheim Gustav von Wangenheim Actor, Nosferatu
43. Walter Ruttmann Walter Ruttmann Director, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
44. Joseph Hill Joseph Hill Soundtrack, Frantic Joseph Hill was born in St. Catherine, Jamaica in 1949 and began his musical career as a percussionist in the late 1960s. As Rastafarianism's influence on reggae grew in the 1970s Mr. Hill formed the roots-reggae group Culture, releasing more than 30 albums. He wrote the group's best known songs including "Two Sevens Clash," "Natty Never Get Weary" and "I'm Not Ashamed"...
45. 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...
46. Harry Riebauer Harry Riebauer Actor, The Great Escape
47. 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...
48. Jenny Gröllmann Jenny Gröllmann Actress, Dein unbekannter Bruder
49. Ernst Deutsch Ernst Deutsch Actor, The Third Man
50. Berta Drews Berta Drews Actress, The Tin Drum
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