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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. 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...
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. Gottfried John Gottfried John Actor, GoldenEye
6. Klaus Löwitsch Klaus Löwitsch Actor, The Marriage of Maria Braun
7. Alistair MacLean Alistair MacLean Writer, Where Eagles Dare
8. 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...
9. Barbara Valentin Barbara Valentin Actress, World on a Wire
10. Hans Christian Blech Hans Christian Blech Actor, The Longest Day
11. Robert Graf Robert Graf Actor, The Great Escape
12. Inge Birkmann Inge Birkmann Actress, Ein Ring
13. Helmut Griem Helmut Griem Actor, Cabaret
14. 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...
15. Michael Habeck Michael Habeck Actor, The Name of the Rose
16. 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...
17. Iris Junik Iris Junik Actress, Das Ende eines Sommers
18. Carl Orff Carl Orff Soundtrack, Natural Born Killers
19. Ernst Hofbauer Ernst Hofbauer Director, The School Girls
20. 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...
21. Ulrike Butz Ulrike Butz Actress, Intimate Playmates
22. Bernhard Wicki Bernhard Wicki Actor, Paris, Texas
23. 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...
24. Otto Wernicke Otto Wernicke Actor, M
25. Dana Vávrová Dana Vávrová Actress, Stalingrad
26. 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...
27. 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...
28. Traudl Junge Traudl Junge Self, Blind Spot. Hitler's Secretary
29. 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...
30. Peter Capell Peter Capell Actor, Paths of Glory
31. Sepp Gneissl Sepp Gneissl Actor, Gaudi in der Lederhose
32. Robert Freitag Robert Freitag Actor, The Great Escape
33. Dieter Schidor Dieter Schidor Actor, Cross of Iron
34. Erich Kästner Erich Kästner Writer, The Parent Trap
35. Hans Reiser Hans Reiser Actor, The Great Escape
36. Rudolf Schündler Rudolf Schündler Actor, The Exorcist
37. Hans Brenner Hans Brenner Actor, Todesspiel
38. Emily Reuer Emily Reuer Actress, Sex in the Office
39. Rosl Mayr Rosl Mayr Actress, Zum Gasthof der spritzigen Mädchen
40. Ian MacNaughton Ian MacNaughton Director, And Now for Something Completely Different
41. Silvia Seidel Silvia Seidel Actress, Anna
42. Alfred Vohrer Alfred Vohrer Director, Winnetou and Old Firehand
43. Robert Naegele Robert Naegele Actor, The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter
44. 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...
45. 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...
46. Eddi Arent Eddi Arent Actor, The Treasure of the Silver Lake Eccentric, self-deprecating comedian Eddi Arent first attracted attention in a series of quirky Edgar Wallace adaptations in the 1960's. For several years, he was Germany's idea of stereotypically blithering English lords (Die seltsame Gräfin, as the aptly named Lord Selwyn Moron), laconic butlers (Secret of the Red Orchid) or obtuse...
47. Heinz Weiss Heinz Weiss Actor, The Great Escape
48. Paul Klinger Paul Klinger Actor, Marriage in the Shadows
49. Elisabeth Volkmann Elisabeth Volkmann Actress, Lola
50. Margarete Haagen Margarete Haagen Actress, Ihr 106. Geburtstag
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