The 40 Best Austrian Actorsby flo1991 | created - 07 Dec 2010 | updated - 12 Jul 2011 | Public
Actor | Judgment at Nuremberg
Maximilian Schell was the most successful German-speaking actor in English-language films since Emil Jannings, the winner of the first Best Actor Academy Award. Like Jannings, Schell won the Oscar, but unlike him, he was a dedicated anti-Nazi. Indeed, with the exception of Maurice Chevalier and ...
Actor | Django Unchained
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he ...
Actor | Der Name der Rose
Helmut Qualtinger was born on October 8, 1928 in Vienna, Austria. He was an actor and writer, known for The Name of the Rose (1986), Der Paukenspieler (1967) and Das falsche Gewicht (1971). He was married to Vera Borek and Seidler, Leomare. He died on September 29, 1986 in Vienna.
5. Josef Hader
Actor | Der Knochenmann
Josef Hader was born on February 14, 1962 in Waldhausen, Austria. After attending grammar school in Melk (Lower Austria) he started studying Germany and History in 1981, but actually he focused on his talent as a comedian. In 1982 he wrote his first cabaret play called "Fort Geschritten". For his ...
6. Peter Lorre
Actor | Casablanca
Peter Lorre was born Laszlo Lowenstein on Roszahegy, Hungary. He was educated in elementary and secondary schools in Vienna, Austria. As a youth, he ran away from home, worked as a bank clerk and, after stage training in Vienna, made his acting debut in Zurich. He remained unknown, traveling for ...
Actor | Kommissar Rex
Tobias Moretti was born on July 11, 1959 in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria as Tobias Bloéb. He is an actor, known for Kommissar Rex (1994), Das finstere Tal (2014) and The Return of the Dancing Master (2004). He has been married to Julia Moretti since August 31, 1997. They have three children.
Actor | Im weissen Rössl
To paraphrase the Beatles, one could say that, like Michelle and Ma Belle, Peter Alexander and Music are words that go together well, for the Austrian entertainer (musician, singer and actor) was associated with music from cradle to tomb. Born in Vienna in 1926, the son of a banker and his wife, ...
Actor | Unsere tollen Tanten
Gunther Philipp was born on June 8, 1918 in Maroshévíz, Hungary, Austria-Hungary as Gunther Placheta. He was an actor and writer, known for Unsere tollen Tanten (1961), Mikosch, der Stolz der Kompanie (1958) and Im weissen Rössl (1960). He was married to Gisela Kirchberg, Monika S., Anna-Maria...
11. Curd Jürgens
Actor | The Spy Who Loved Me
Curd Jürgens (commonly billed as "Curt Jurgens" in anglophone countries) was one of the most successful European film actors of the 20th Century. He was born Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens on December 13, 1915, in Solln, Bavaria, in Hohenzollern Imperial Germany, a subject of Kaiser ...
12. Alfred Dorfer
Writer | Dorfers Donnerstalk
Alfred Dorfer is an Austrian actor, stage comedian and script writer. He was studying "Theatre studies" at the University of Vienna when he met the actor Herwig Seeböck, who started to train him in acting. Dorfer discontinued his academic studies for 25 years, but made his Master in 2007, followed ...
15. Roland Düringer
Actor | Hinterholz 8
Roland Düringers grew up in Vienna, Austria, where his father was a cloakroom attendant at the famous Viennese Burgtheater. Düringer, who was at that time pupil of a "Secondary technical college" met (because of father occupation) the actor Herwig Seeböck, who invited him to his theatre workshops ...
17. Fritz Muliar
Actor | Kommissar Rex
After his education at the Vienna Conservatory he got his first engagement at Stella Kadmons cabaret in 1937. Little time later he was engaged at the 'Theater an der Josefstadt', where he became one of Austria's most popular artists and where he is still acting and directing in various productions.
20. Hans Moser
Actor | Sieben Jahre Pech
Hans Moser was born on August 6, 1880 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Johann Julier. He was an actor, known for Sieben Jahre Pech (1940), Symphonie in Gold (1956) and Schwarz auf Weiß (1943). He was married to Blanca Moser. He died on June 19, 1964 in Vienna, Austria.
Michael Ostrowski was born to two school teachers on January 3, 1973 in Leoben, Austria as Michael Stockinger. During the time he studied English/American Studies and French at the University Graz he started to act in a theater group and instead of writing his dissertation he wrote the script for "...
Actor | Toni Erdmann
Peter Simonischek was born on August 6, 1946 in Graz, Austria. He is an actor, known for Toni Erdmann (2016), Hierankl (2003) and Rubinrot (2013). He has been married to Brigitte Karner since August 26, 1989. They have two children. He was previously married to Charlotte Schwab.
Actor | Predator
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and...
34. Helmut Berger
Actor | The Godfather: Part III
Helmut Berger - Austrian born film actor, mostly known for starring in Luchino Visconti's films, which are now considered modern classics. Born Helmut Steinberger in Salzburg in 1944, he turned down a prospect of running a family hotel business and went to London where he worked as waiter to pay ...
36. Karlheinz Hackl
Actor | Sophie's Choice
Karlheinz Hackl was born on May 16, 1949 in Vienna, Austria. He was an actor and director, known for Sophie's Choice (1982), Tatort (1970) and Radetzkymarsch (1994). He was married to Maria Köstlinger and Brigitta Furgler. He died on June 1, 2014 in Vienna.
37. Götz Kauffmann
Götz Kauffmann was born on January 15, 1949 in Vienna, Austria as Gottfried Maria Friedrich Marcellinus Kauffmann. He was an actor, known for Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter (1975), Kaisermühlen Blues (1992) and Tales from the Vienna Woods (1979). He died on January 26, 2010 in Vienna.
38. Alfred Böhm
Actor | Herr im Haus bin ich
Alfred Böhm was born on March 23, 1920 in Vienna, Austria. He was an actor, known for Herr im Haus bin ich (1970), Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht (1960) and Wenn die Bombe platzt (1958). He died on September 22, 1995 in Ströblitz, Lower Austria, Austria.
39. O.W. Fischer
Actor | Ich suche dich
O.W. Fischer was born on April 1, 1915 in Klosterneuburg, Austria-Hungary as Otto Wilhelm Fischer. He was an actor and director, known for Ich suche dich (1956), Helden (1958) and Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs (1955). He was married to Anna Usell. He died on January 29, 2004 in Lugano...