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1. Gert Fröbe Gert Fröbe Actor, Goldfinger Tall, portly built German born actor (and talented violinist) who notched up over 100 film appearances, predominantly in German-language productions. He will forever be remembered by Western audiences as the bombastic megalomaniac "Auric Goldfinger" trying to kill Sean Connery and irradiate the vast US gold reserves within Fort Knox in the spectacular "James Bond" film Goldfinger...
2. Rainer Werner Fassbinder Rainer Werner Fassbinder Writer, The Marriage of Maria Braun Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and even antigay...
3. Hugh Beaumont Hugh Beaumont Actor, The Blue Dahlia Beaumont began his career in show business by perfoming in theatres, nightclubs, and on the radio in 1931. He attended the University of Chattanooga, but left when his position on the football team was changed. He later attended the University of Southern California, and graduated with a Master of Theology degree in 1946...
4. Max Schreck Max Schreck Actor, Nosferatu Max Schreck was born in Berlin. He worked in an apprenticeship until his father's death before enrolling into a school for acting. He toured the country with his peers and was a member of several theaters until he became a part of Max Reinhardt's group of innovative German actors. He played mostly out of the norm characters...
5. Christine Kaufmann Christine Kaufmann Actress, Bagdad Cafe
6. Sybille Schmitz Sybille Schmitz Actress, Vampyr The enigmatic actress remains one of the most interesting figures in German film. Although she achieved stardom early in her career, the tragic Sybille Schmitz could never fit in with her surroundings. Too "alien looking" for Hollywood, Schmitz never migrated to America like her more glamorous peers...
7. Gottfried John Gottfried John Actor, GoldenEye
8. Hans Christian Blech Hans Christian Blech Actor, The Longest Day
9. Helmut Griem Helmut Griem Actor, Cabaret
10. Lil Dagover Lil Dagover Actress, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari A prominent German film actress born on 30 September 1887 at Madiven, Java, the daughter of a forest ranger in the service of the Dutch authorities. Sent at the age of ten to Baden-Baden to study, she later entered the cinema thanks to her marriage in 1917 to the actor Fritz Dagover who was 25 years her senior...
11. Klaus Löwitsch Klaus Löwitsch Actor, The Marriage of Maria Braun
12. Alistair MacLean Alistair MacLean Writer, Where Eagles Dare
13. Robert Graf Robert Graf Actor, The Great Escape
14. Olga Tschechowa Olga Tschechowa Actress, Bel Ami Olga Chekhova (also Olga Tschechova in German), one of the most popular stars of the silent film era, remained a mysterious person throughout her life and was accused of being a Russian agent in Nazi Germany. She was born Olga Konstantinovna von Knipper on April 26, 1897, in Aleksandropol, Transcaucasia...
15. Rudolf Schündler Rudolf Schündler Actor, The Exorcist
16. Reinhold Schünzel Reinhold Schünzel Actor, Notorious The son of a German father and a Jewish mother, Schünzel was born in St. Pauli -- the best known, but also the poorest part of Hamburg. His father started off as an actor but economic circumstances forced him to turn towards commerce. For a while, the son followed in his footsteps. He undertook business studies and then began his professional career in the publishing business...
17. Barbara Valentin Barbara Valentin Actress, Welt am Draht
18. Dana Vávrová Dana Vávrová Actress, Stalingrad
19. Michael Habeck Michael Habeck Actor, The Name of the Rose
20. Peter Capell Peter Capell Actor, Paths of Glory
21. Bernhard Wicki Bernhard Wicki Actor, Paris, Texas
22. Ernst Hofbauer Ernst Hofbauer Director, Percy Stuart
23. Ulrike Butz Ulrike Butz Actress, Intimate Playmates
24. Elisabeth Volkmann Elisabeth Volkmann Actress, Klimbim
25. Otto Wernicke Otto Wernicke Actor, M
26. Renate Ewert Renate Ewert Actress, The Red Circle Born in Königsberg in 1935, Renate Ewert and her family had to leave their home and relocate to Hamburg during WWII. As she was determined to become an actress, she applied for the "Hamburger Kammerspiele" but was rejected. By doing synchronising jobs for foreign movies she finally got her first role in the third part of 08/15 at Home...
27. Horst Tappert Horst Tappert Actor, Derrick Born on 26 May 1923 in Wuppertal, he served with the Nazi German Waffen-SS in World War II. After attending acting lessons at the theater in Stendal, where he also made his stage debut, he performed on several important stages in Germany, but became widely popular as cinema and television actor in the late 1950s and 1960s...
28. Rolf Wanka Rolf Wanka Actor, Krok do tmy
29. Til Kiwe Til Kiwe Actor, The Great Escape Til Kiwe did in real life what several actors played in The Great Escape. Kiwe was a German paratrooper officer, captured in North Africa in 1943, who made several escape attempts from an American POW camp in Colorado. Once, having dyed his uniform with brown vegetable juice, he made it as far as St Louis by train before being recaptured...
30. Paul Hartmann Paul Hartmann Actor, The Longest Day
31. Inge Birkmann Inge Birkmann Actress, Der Kirschgarten
32. Silvia Seidel Silvia Seidel Actress, Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left
33. Paul Verhoeven Paul Verhoeven Director, Das kalte Herz
34. Hans Reiser Hans Reiser Actor, The Great Escape
35. Gunter Otto Gunter Otto Cinematographer, Lass jucken Kumpel
36. Heinz Weiss Heinz Weiss Actor, The Great Escape
37. Constanze Engelbrecht Constanze Engelbrecht Actress, Fiorile Constanze started into the movies at an early age: as the German voice of "Jeff" from "Lassie." After "Gymnasium" (high school) the daughter of actress Alice Franz studied singing at the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium in Munich, Germany, at Guildhall School in London, GB, and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg...
38. Ruth Leuwerik Ruth Leuwerik Actress, Die Trapp-Familie in Amerika Often called the First Lady of German cinema, Ruth Leuwerik was at the peak of her popularity during the 1950's when partnered on screen by the leading male stars of the post-war era: Dieter Borsche, Hannes Messemer, Curd Jürgens and O.W. Fischer. She proved her range by alternating between glamorous damsels and emancipated...
39. Hannelore Schroth Hannelore Schroth Actress, The Captain from Köpenick
40. Ian MacNaughton Ian MacNaughton Director, Monty Python's Flying Circus
41. Fritz Kortner Fritz Kortner Actor, Pandora's Box
42. Carl Orff Carl Orff Soundtrack, Natural Born Killers
43. Werner Stocker Werner Stocker Actor, Herbstmilch Werner Stocker was born on 7 April 1955 in Flintsbach am Inn, Germany and studied acting at the Munich Acting School and the noted Otto Falckenberg School. After receiving the German Movie Award as Best Younger Actor in 1983, he starred in several critically acclaimed TV movies and feature films such as Herbstmilch...
44. Panos Papadopulos Panos Papadopulos Actor, For a Few Dollars More
45. Ulrich Beiger Ulrich Beiger Actor, The Great Escape
46. Helmut Dietl Helmut Dietl Writer, Schtonk
47. Gérard Herter Gérard Herter Actor, La resa dei conti
48. Alfred Vohrer Alfred Vohrer Director, Derrick
49. Hans Terofal Hans Terofal Actor, Wenn Ludwig ins Manöver zieht
50. Hans Brenner Hans Brenner Actor, Todesspiel
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