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1. 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...
2. 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...
3. 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...
4. Gottfried John Gottfried John Actor, GoldenEye
5. Robert Graf Robert Graf Actor, The Great Escape
6. Hans Christian Blech Hans Christian Blech Actor, The Longest Day
7. Hans Reiser Hans Reiser Actor, The Great Escape
8. 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...
9. Robert Freitag Robert Freitag Actor, The Great Escape
10. Helmut Griem Helmut Griem Actor, Cabaret
11. Barbara Valentin Barbara Valentin Actress, World on a Wire
12. Klaus Löwitsch Klaus Löwitsch Actor, The Marriage of Maria Braun
13. 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...
14. Kurt Hoffmann Kurt Hoffmann Director, Das Wirtshaus im Spessart
15. Horst Tappert Horst Tappert Actor, And Jimmy Went to the Rainbow's Foot 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...
16. Ulrich Beiger Ulrich Beiger Actor, The Great Escape
17. Inge Birkmann Inge Birkmann Actress, Ein Ring
18. Traudl Junge Traudl Junge Self, Blind Spot. Hitler's Secretary
19. Wera Frydtberg Wera Frydtberg Actress, Wir Wunderkinder
20. Bernhard Wicki Bernhard Wicki Actor, Paris, Texas
21. Panos Papadopulos Panos Papadopulos Actor, For a Few Dollars More
22. Michael Habeck Michael Habeck Actor, The Name of the Rose
23. Otto Wernicke Otto Wernicke Actor, M
24. Elisabeth Volkmann Elisabeth Volkmann Actress, Lola
25. Ruth Leuwerik Ruth Leuwerik Actress, The Trapp Family in America 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...
26. Pinkas Braun Pinkas Braun Actor, Comedian This lean, incisive, basso-voiced Swiss actor with the unsettling mephistophelean countenance was the son of a Galician-Jewish merchant. Pinkas Braun began his chosen vocation at the age of eighteen as an extra with the Zürcher Schauspielhaus (embracing what he considered the 'order and discipline' inherent in a theatrical career)...
27. Rudolf Schündler Rudolf Schündler Actor, The Exorcist
28. 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...
29. Dana Vávrová Dana Vávrová Actress, Stalingrad
30. 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...
31. Sepp Gneissl Sepp Gneissl Actor, Gaudi in der Lederhose
32. Peter Capell Peter Capell Actor, Paths of Glory
33. Selma Urfer Selma Urfer Actress, Der Barockengel
34. 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...
35. Kurt Zips Kurt Zips Actor, Pippi on the Run
36. Emily Reuer Emily Reuer Actress, Sex in the Office
37. Franziska Liebing Franziska Liebing Actress, Ich suche dich
38. Robert Naegele Robert Naegele Actor, The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter
39. Mária Tasnádi Fekete Mária Tasnádi Fekete Actress, The Five-Forty Maria von Tasnady was a singer, stage and film actress. After making her stage debut at the Staatstheater in Oldenburg, she played at the Schillertheater in Berlin. In the following years, she frequently appeared in movies, which were directed by her husband 'Geza von Rádvanyi', and hosted shows for Radio Free Europe.
40. Toni Berger Toni Berger Actor, Zuckerbaby
41. Claudia Fielers Claudia Fielers Actress, Der Fluch der schwarzen Schwestern
42. Hans Leibelt Hans Leibelt Actor, The Punch Bowl
43. Edith Schneider Edith Schneider Actress, The Quiller Memorandum
44. Rosl Mayr Rosl Mayr Actress, Zum Gasthof der spritzigen Mädchen
45. Franz Marischka Franz Marischka Director, Lass jucken Kumpel
46. Walter Buschhoff Walter Buschhoff Actor, Scarabea - wieviel Erde braucht der Mensch?
47. Helmut Dietl Helmut Dietl Writer, Schtonk
48. Werner Abrolat Werner Abrolat Actor, 00 Schneider - Jagd auf Nihil Baxter
49. Michael Hinz Michael Hinz Actor, The Bridge
50. Lina Carstens Lina Carstens Actress, Lina Braake
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