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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. 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. 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. 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...
5. Therese Giehse Therese Giehse Actress, Lacombe, Lucien Therese Giehse realized her passion for the theatre and acting at an early age. Though her family tried to change her mind about the theater she made her way to the stage anyway. She had a very intense friendship with the famous German writer Thomas Mann and his children Erika and Klaus. Klaus later dedicated his novel "Mephisto"...
6. Helmut Griem Helmut Griem Actor, Cabaret
7. Alistair MacLean Alistair MacLean Writer, Where Eagles Dare
8. Robert Graf Robert Graf Actor, The Great Escape
9. Hans Christian Blech Hans Christian Blech Actor, The Longest Day
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. Michael Habeck Michael Habeck Actor, The Name of the Rose
12. Ulrike Butz Ulrike Butz Actress, Intimate Playmates
13. 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...
14. Ian MacNaughton Ian MacNaughton Director, And Now for Something Completely Different
15. Klaus Löwitsch Klaus Löwitsch Actor, The Marriage of Maria Braun
16. Reinhold Schünzel Reinhold Schünzel Actor, Notorious The son of a German father and a Jewish mother, Reinhold Schuenzel 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, Reinhold followed in his footsteps, undertook business studies and then began his professional career in the publishing business...
17. Carl Orff Carl Orff Soundtrack, Natural Born Killers
18. 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...
19. Rudolf Schündler Rudolf Schündler Actor, The Exorcist
20. Barbara Valentin Barbara Valentin Actress, World on a Wire
21. Peter Capell Peter Capell Actor, Paths of Glory
22. Silvia Seidel Silvia Seidel Actress, Anna
23. Paul Hartmann Paul Hartmann Actor, The Longest Day
24. Ernst Hofbauer Ernst Hofbauer Director, The School Girls
25. Otto Wernicke Otto Wernicke Actor, M
26. Dana Vávrová Dana Vávrová Actress, Stalingrad
27. Paul Verhoeven Paul Verhoeven Director, Heart of Stone
28. Bernhard Wicki Bernhard Wicki Actor, Paris, Texas
29. Jennifer Nitsch Jennifer Nitsch Actress, Nur eine kleine Affäre
30. Traudl Junge Traudl Junge Self, Blind Spot. Hitler's Secretary
31. Robert Freitag Robert Freitag Actor, The Great Escape
32. Erich Kästner Erich Kästner Writer, The Parent Trap
33. Werner Heisenberg Werner Heisenberg Self, Certain of Uncertainty
34. Alfred Vohrer Alfred Vohrer Director, Winnetou and Old Firehand
35. Hans Reiser Hans Reiser Actor, The Great Escape
36. Claudia Fielers Claudia Fielers Actress, Der Fluch der schwarzen Schwestern
37. Fritz Kortner Fritz Kortner Actor, Pandora's Box
38. 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...
39. 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...
40. Ulrich Beiger Ulrich Beiger Actor, The Great Escape
41. Franziska Liebing Franziska Liebing Actress, Fremdenpension Aida
42. Elisabeth Volkmann Elisabeth Volkmann Actress, Lola
43. Siegfried Lowitz Siegfried Lowitz Actor, It Happened in Broad Daylight
44. Peter Steiner Peter Steiner Actor, Drei Lederhosen in St. Tropez
45. Rosl Mayr Rosl Mayr Actress, Zum Gasthof der spritzigen Mädchen
46. Hans Brenner Hans Brenner Actor, Todesspiel
47. 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...
48. Eddi Arent Eddi Arent Actor, Treasure of the Silver Lake
49. Georg Marischka Georg Marischka Actor, The Boys from Brazil
50. Elma Karlowa Elma Karlowa Actress, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
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