Top 200 German Actors

by minalex | created - 27 Jun 2016 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

The list also includes Austrian, Dutch, German-Swiss and Flemish actors.

Page 1 (1910s-1960s), Page 2 (1970s-2010s)

1. Paul Wegener

Actor | Der Golem

Paul Wegener was born in Arnoldsdorf, West Prussia, part of the German Empire. His birthplace is currently part of Poland, under the name "Jarantowice". Wegener's family included a number of scientists, the most notable being his cousin Alfred Wegener (1880-1930). Alfred is remembered as the ...

2. Werner Krauss

Actor | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

Werner Krauss was born on June 23, 1884 in Gestungshausen, Sonnefeld, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes (1939) and Tartuffe (1925). He was married to Liselotte Graf, Maria Bard and Paula Saenger. He died on ...

3. Conrad Veidt

Actor | Casablanca

Conrad Veidt attended the Sophiengymnasium (secondary school) in the Schoeneberg district of Berlin, and graduated without a diploma in 1912, last in his class of 13. Conrad liked animals, theater, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing. He disliked heights, ...

4. Friedrich Feher

Director | The Robber Symphony

Friedrich Feher was born on March 16, 1889 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Friedrich Weiss. He was a director and actor, known for The Robber Symphony (1937), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) and Emilia Galotti (1913). He was married to Magda Sonja. He died on September 30, 1950 in Stuttgart, ...

5. Erich von Stroheim

Actor | Sunset Blvd.

Erich von Stroheim was born Erich Oswald Stroheim in 1885, in Vienna, Austria, to Johanna (Bondy), from Prague, and Benno Stroheim, a hatter from Gleiwitz, Germany (now Gliwice, Poland). His family was Jewish.

After spending some time working in his father's hat factory, he emigrated to America ...

6. Gustav von Wangenheim

Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

Gustav von Wangenheim was born on February 18, 1895 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany as Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim. He was an actor and director, known for Nosferatu (1922), Woman in the Moon (1929) and Der Kampf (1936). He was married to Inge von Wangenheim. He died on August 5,...

7. Max Schreck

Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

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 ...

8. Emil Jannings

Actor | The Last Command

His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Madame DuBarry (1919) and Quo Vadis? (1924), followed by The Last Laugh (1924)(aka The ...

9. Paul Richter

Actor | Der Hexer

Paul Richter was born on April 1, 1895 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Paul Martin Edward Richter. He was an actor, known for The Sorceror (1932), Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922) and Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924). He was married to Elisabeth Hölzl and Aud Egede-Nissen. He died on December 30, 1961 ...

10. Max Hiller

Actor | Der letzte Mann

Max Hiller was born on December 8, 1889 in Berlin as Julius Wilhelm Max Hiller. He was an actor, known for The Last Laugh (1924), A Man Wants to Get to Germany (1934) and Mrs. Sylvelin (1938). He died on December 18, 1948 in Berlin, Germany.

11. Theodor Loos

Actor | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Theodor Loos was born on May 18, 1883 in Zwingenberg, Hesse, Germany as August Konrad Loos. He was an actor and director, known for M (1931), Metropolis (1927) and Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924). He died on June 27, 1954 in Stuttgart, Germany.

12. Harry Liedtke

Actor | Die Konkurrenz platzt

Harry Liedtke was born on October 12, 1882 in Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany. He was an actor, known for Die Konkurrenz platzt (1929), Der Mann ohne Namen - 1. Der Millionendieb (1921) and Die Liebe einer Königin (1923). He was married to Christa Tordy, Käthe Dorsch, Ernestine Emaline ...

13. Eugen Klöpfer

Actor | Götz von Berlichingen zubenannt mit der eisernen Hand

Eugen Klöpfer was born on March 10, 1886 in Talheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany as Eugen Gottlob Klöpfer. He was an actor and director, known for Götz von Berlichingen zubenannt mit der eisernen Hand (1925), Der Spieler (1938) and Luther (1928). He died on March 3, 1950 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, ...

14. Alfred Abel

Actor | Metropolis

This elegant actor of the golden age of German cinema appeared in several masterpieces, before the cameras of such inspired geniuses as Lang, Lubitsch and Murnau. Vocation had come rather late in his life, though. Abel was indeed already 33 when he made his first film. Beforehand, he had been a ...

15. Gustav Fröhlich

Actor | Metropolis

Gustav Fröhlich was born on March 21, 1902 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Metropolis (1927), His Daughter Is Peter (1955) and Leb' wohl, Christina (1945). He was married to Maria Hajek and Gitta Alpar. He died on December 22, 1987 in Lugano, Ticino, ...

16. Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Actor | Metropolis

During the heyday of German silent cinema, Rudolf Klein-Rogge was the prototype for the master criminal, the irredeemable arch villain or mad scientist. Born in Cologne, he served as a cadet in a Prussian military academy before finishing his matriculation. He then began to attend acting classes ...

17. Willy Fritsch

Actor | Frau im Mond

Willy Fritsch was born on January 27, 1901 in Kattowitz, Upper Silesia, Germany as Wilhelm Egon Fritz Fritsch. He was an actor, known for Woman in the Moon (1929), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Melody of the Heart (1929). He was married to Dinah Grace. He died on July 13, 1973 in Hamburg, Germany.

18. Fritz Kortner

Actor | Die Büchse der Pandora

Fritz Kortner was born on May 12, 1892 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Fritz Nathan Kohn. He was an actor and director, known for Pandora's Box (1929), The Hands of Orlac (1924) and Somewhere in the Night (1946). He was married to Johanna Hofer. He died on July 22, 1970 in Munich, Bavaria, West ...

19. Francis Lederer

Actor | One Rainy Afternoon

Frantisek Lederer was born on November 6th, 1899, in Czechoslovakia. His father was a leather merchant, and young Frantisek began his working life as a department store delivery boy in Prague. He fell in love with acting from a young age, and was soon on stage touring Moravia and then all over ...

20. Carl Goetz

Actor | Die Büchse der Pandora

Carl Goetz was born on April 10, 1862 in Vienna, Austrian Empire as Carl Perl. He was an actor, known for Pandora's Box (1929), Tom Sawyer (1917) and Glanz und Elend der Kurtisanen (1920). He died on August 15, 1932 in Vienna, Austria.

21. Gustav Diessl

Actor | Abwege

Gustav Diessl was an Austrian artist, film and stage actor. He studied art, painting and sculpture in Vienna. From 1921 he worked in Berlin as an actor for G.W. Pabst in his silent film, "Abgründe" (1928). In 1929 he played in White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929) ("The White Hell of Pitz Palu"). After ...

22. Claus Clausen

Actor | Kolberg

Claus Clausen was born on August 15, 1899 in Eisenach, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach [now Thuringia], Germany. He was an actor, known for Kolberg (1945), Der Feuerteufel (1940) and Our Flags Lead Us Forward (1933). He died on November 25, 1989 in Essen, Germany.

23. Hans-Joachim Möbis

Actor | Der Mann, der den Mord beging

Hans-Joachim Möbis is an actor, known for Der Mann, der den Mord beging (1931), Westfront 1918 (1930) and Young Eagles (1944).

24. Kurt Gerron

Actor | Der blaue Engel

Gerron fled to France (because he was Jewish), then settled in Amsterdam in 1933. He was arrested by the SS in 1943 and was sent to Theresienstadt in 1944 to direct a staged documentary intended to persuade world public opinion that Jews were well treated in concentration camps. He made a film ...

25. Fritz Kampers

Actor | Der Bettelstudent

Fritz Kampers was born on July 14, 1891 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany as Friedrich Kampers. He was an actor and director, known for Der Bettelstudent (1936), Three from the Filling Station (1930) and Gesühnt (1919). He died on September 1, 1950 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria.

26. 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 ...

27. Alexander Granach

Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

Alexander Granach was born in the region of Galizia, in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today Ukraine). Given the name Jessaja Szajko Gronish, he was one of a dozen children of a poor Jewish family eking out a living, first in a farming village, later in a series of small towns and ...

28. Ernst Busch

Actor | Die 3 Groschen-Oper

Ernst Busch was born on January 22, 1900 in Kiel, Germany. He is known for his work on The 3 Penny Opera (1931), Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971) and Hell on Earth (1931). He was married to Eva Busch. He died on June 8, 1980 in Bernburg, German Democratic Republic.

29. Rudolf Forster

Actor | Das Glas Wasser

Rudolf Forster was born on October 30, 1884 in Gröbming, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for A Glass of Water (1960), Wälsungenblut (1965) and The 3 Penny Opera (1931). He was married to Wilhelmine Karoline Klara Schachschneider and Eleonora von Mendelssohn. He died on October 25, 1968...

30. Otto Wernicke

Actor | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Otto Wernicke was born on September 30, 1893 in Osterode am Harz, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for M (1931), The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) and Titanic (1943). He died on November 7, 1965 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany.

31. 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 ...

32. Bernhard Minetti

Actor | Berlin-Alexanderplatz - Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs

Bernhard Minetti was born on January 26, 1905 in Kiel, Germany as Bernhard Theodor Henry Minetti. He was an actor, known for Berlin-Alexanderplatz - Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs (1931), Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff (1931) and The Rothschilds (1940). He was married to Elisabeth Minetti and ...

33. Otto Wallburg

Actor | Der Kongreß tanzt

Otto Wallburg was born on February 21, 1889 in Berlin, Germany as Otto Wasserzug. He was an actor, known for Congress Dances (1931), Was Frauen träumen (1933) and Wer nimmt die Liebe ernst...? (1931). He died on October 29, 1944 in Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Malopolskie, ...

34. Fritz Rasp

Actor | Metropolis

Fritz Heinrich Rasp was the thirteenth child of a county surveyor. He was schooled from 1908-1909 at the Theaterschule Otto Königin in Munich where, due to a speech impediment, Rasp developed a Frankish dialect. Rasp debuted on the stage in 1909, as Amandus in Max Halbe's "Skandalstück Jugend" as ...

35. Mathias Wieman

Actor | Die ewige Maske

Mathias was born on June 23, 1902. During his long career Mathias starred in more than 50 films and was a veteran of countless stage roles specializing in portrayals of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Dr. Faust. Of his films, one of the more famous he starred in was the Leni Riefenstahl directed The ...

36. Wolfgang Liebeneiner

Director | Ich klage an

Wolfgang Liebeneiner was a German-Austrian film director, stage and film actor. He was born as Wolfgang Georg Louis Liebeneiner in Liebau, Lower Silesia, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (now Lubawka, Poland). His father was in the textile business. Wolfgang was sent to the cadet schools in ...

37. Paul Hörbiger

Actor | The Third Man

Paul Hörbiger was born on April 29, 1894 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for The Third Man (1949), Three Girls Around Schubert (1936) and Königswalzer (1935). He was married to Josefa Gettke. He died on March 5, 1981 in Vienna, Austria.

38. Gustaf Gründgens

Actor | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Gustaf Gründgens was born on December 22, 1899 in Düsseldorf, Germany as Gustav Heinrich Arnold Gründgens. He was an actor and director, known for M (1931), Faust (1960) and Friedemann Bach (1941). He was married to Marianne Hoppe and Erika Mann. He died on October 7, 1963 in Manila, Philippines.

39. Aribert Mog

Actor | Der Etappenhase

Aribert Mog was born on August 3, 1904 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Der Etappenhase (1937), Fährmann Maria (1936) and Der Sprung ins Nichts (1932). He died on October 2, 1941.

40. Oskar Homolka

Actor | The Seven Year Itch

Because of his heavy generically "European" accent and Slavic-sounding surname (not an uncommon one among Czechs or Slovaks), many people assumed Oscar Homolka was Eastern European or Russian. In fact, he was born in Vienna (then Austria-Hungary), the multicultural capital of a large multi-ethnic ...

41. Joseph Schildkraut

Actor | The Diary of Anne Frank

An imposing Austrian import-turned-matinée idol on the silent screen, Hollywood actor Joseph Schildkraut went on to conquer talking films as well -- with Oscar-winning results. Inclined towards smooth, cunning villainy, his Oscar came instead for his sympathetic portrayal of Captain Alfred Dreyfus ...

42. Ferdinand Marian

Actor | Jud Süß

Ferdinand Marian was born on August 14, 1902 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Ferdinand Heinrich Johann Haschkowitz. He was an actor, known for Jud Süß (1940), Uncle Kruger (1941) and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943). He was married to Maria Byk and Irene Saager. He died on August ...

43. Heinrich George

Actor | Metropolis

Heinrich George was born on October 9, 1893 in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany as Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz. He was an actor and producer, known for Metropolis (1927), Kolberg (1945) and Die Degenhardts (1944). He was married to Berta Drews. He died on September 25, 1946 in Soviet Special ...

44. Siegfried Breuer

Actor | The Third Man

Viennese character actor, an earlier incarnation of Peter Bowles, who specialized in elegant, charming rogues and, on occasion, sinister types. Breuer, the son of a Wagnerian singer, was trained as an actor in Vienna (from 1924) where he studied alongside Paula Wessely and 'Kathe Gold'. He ...

45. Werner Hinz

Actor | The Longest Day

Werner Hinz was born on January 18, 1903 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Longest Day (1962), No Greater Love (1952) and Bismarck's Dismissal (1942). He was married to Ehmi Bessel. He died on February 10, 1985 in Hamburg, West Germany.

46. Paul Henreid

Actor | Casablanca

Paul Henreid was born Paul Georg Julius Freiherr von Hernreid Ritter von Wasel-Waldingau in Trieste, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was the son of Marie Luise Heilig (Lendecke) and Baron Karl Alphons Hernreid. His father was an aristocratic banker, who was born to a Jewish family whose surname ...

47. Hans Nielsen

Actor | Titanic

Hans Nielsen was born on November 30, 1911 in Hamburg, Germany as Hans Albert Nielsen. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Titanic (1943), Mistress of the World (1960) and Hocuspocus (1953). He was married to Anna Katharina Elisabeth Novian and Annemarie Giersch. He died on October 11...

48. Ernst Fritz Fürbringer

Actor | Titanic

Ernst Fritz Fürbringer was born on July 27, 1900 in Brunswick, Germany. He was an actor, known for Titanic (1943), Wallenstein (1978) and It Happened on July 20th (1955). He was married to Lizzi Rademacher. He died on October 30, 1988 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany.

49. Hans Albers

Soundtrack | Soul Kitchen

Life companion was the actress Hansi Burg. Their relationship started in 1925. They separated in 1935 due to the pressure of the German Nazi government. In 1938 she went into exile in Switzerland (later London). Shortly after this she married the Norwegian Erich Blydt. Burg returned to Germany and ...

50. Paul Dahlke

Actor | Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull

Paul Dahlke was born on April 12, 1904 in Groß-Streitz, Pomerania, Germany as Paul Victor Ernst Dahlke. He was an actor, known for Confessions of Felix Krull (1957), Flying Classroom (1954) and The Heathens of Kummerow (1967). He was married to Elfe Gerhart. He died on November 24, 1984 in Salzburg...

51. Gustav Knuth

Actor | Sissi

Gustav Knuth was born on 7 July 1901 in Brunswick, Germany. After he received acting lessons from Casimir Paris, a well known actor at that time, he made his stage debut at the Stadttheater Heidelberg in 1918. Later, he played in Hamburg and also in Basel, Switzerland, but finally returned to ...

52. Carl Raddatz

Actor | Opfergang

Carl Raddatz was born on March 13, 1912 in Mannheim, Baden, Germany as Werner Fritz. He was an actor, known for The Great Sacrifice (1944), Rosen im Herbst (1955) and Everyone Dies in His Own Company (1976). He was married to Helga Cartsburg, Hildegard Matschke and Hannelore Schroth. He died on May...

53. Wilhelm Borchert

Actor | Hunde, wollt ihr ewig leben

Wilhelm Borchert was born on March 13, 1907 in Berlin, Germany as Ernst Wilhelm Borchert. He was an actor and writer, known for Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever? (1959), Wallenstein (1962) and Phädra (1967). He died on June 1, 1990 in Berlin.

54. Paul Klinger

Actor | Tim Frazer

Paul Klinger was born on June 14, 1907 in Essen, Germany as Paul Karl Heinrich Klinksik. He was an actor, known for Tim Frazer (1963), Marriage in the Shadows (1947) and Rommel ruft Kairo (1959). He was married to Karin Andersen and Hildegard Wolf. He died on November 14, 1971 in Munich, Bavaria, ...

55. Anton Walbrook

Actor | The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

This dark, debonair, dashing and extremely distinguished Austrian actor was christened Adolf Wohlbrück in Vienna, the scion of a family of circus clowns. He broke away easily from generations of tradition as the circus life had no appeal whatsoever to Walbrook.

Trained by the legendary director Max ...

56. Edmund Moeschke

Actor | Germania anno zero

One film acting but an important one that cemented a young boy's career to cinema eternity. Edmund Moeschke, a non-professional actor who had the starring role in Roberto Rossellini's Germany Year Zero (1948) was sufficient enough for him to make an impression on audiences around the world. As the ...

57. Ernst Pittschau

Actor | Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Ernst Pittschau was born on October 5, 1883 in Altona, Germany. He was an actor, known for Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray (1917), Pique Dame (1918) and Germany Year Zero (1948). He died on June 2, 1951 in Berlin, Germany.

58. Franz-Otto Krüger

Director | Brille und Bombe - Bei uns liegen Sie richtig!

Franz-Otto Krüger was born on April 1, 1917 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Brille und Bombe - Bei uns liegen Sie richtig! (1967), Die verregneten Ferien (1976) and Germany Year Zero (1948). He died on March 17, 1988 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany.

59. Howard Vernon

Actor | Delicatessen

Swiss-born actor Howard Vernon (né Mario Lippert) would make his infamous claim to fame as a stock lead player for the lowgrade, campy horror features of notorious director Jesús Franco, starring as Dr. Orloff, Dracula, and other terrorizers, most of them produced in Spain or France. Born in 1914 ...

60. Paul Esser

Actor | Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor

Paul Esser was born on April 24, 1913 in Kapellen, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for The Merry Wives of Windsor (1950), Rotation (1949) and Pippi Longstocking (1969). He was married to Eleonore. He died on January 20, 1988 in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

61. Karl John

Actor | The Longest Day

Karl John was born on March 24, 1905 in Cologne, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for The Longest Day (1962), Love' 47 (1949) and Babeck (1968). He died on December 22, 1977 in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany.

62. Helmuth Rudolph

Actor | Der letzte Walzer

Helmuth Rudolph was born on October 16, 1900 in Ennigloh, Germany as Helmuth August Wilhelm Rudolf Arthur Heyn. He was an actor, known for The Last Waltz (1934), Die kleinen Füchse (1962) and Ein Sommernachtstraum (1958). He was married to Inge Meysel. He died on March 16, 1971 in Munich, ...

63. Werner Peters

Actor | Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam

Corpulent German character actor, often seen in menacing or unpleasant roles. Trained under Lina Carstens (1935-1937), Peters initially started out as a comedian. After military service in World War II, he reinvented himself as a serious dramatic actor, resident for some time at the Munich ...

64. Rudolf Prack

Actor | Ein Herz schlägt für dich

Handsome matinée idol and star of post-war German film, Viennese-born Rudolf Prack was afforded the singular contractual distinction (though somewhat to his detriment) of being never permitted to act in a villainous part - lest his popularity with the female audience be diminished. The son of a ...

65. Ernst Legal

Actor | Friedrich Schiller - Eine Dichterjugend

Ernst Legal was born on May 2, 1881 in Schlieben, Germany. He is known for his work on Friedrich Schiller - Eine Dichterjugend (1923), Karriere in Paris (1952) and Hundred Days (1935). He died on June 29, 1955 in West Berlin, West Germany.

66. Peter van Eyck

Actor | The Longest Day

With his whitish blond crew-cut, slow, menacing drawl and Germanic manner, Van Eyck was destined to be typecast as stereotypically scowling, arrogant Nazi officers. This was ironic, because being an avowed anti-fascist, he had left Germany in 1931 -- two years before Adolf Hitler came to power. The...

67. Heinz Moog

Actor | 1. April 2000

Heinz Moog was born on June 28, 1908 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany as Gustav Heinrich Eduard Moog. He was an actor, known for 1. April 2000 (1952), And Jimmy Went to the Rainbow's Foot (1971) and Waldhaus (1987). He was married to Annette Geisen. He died on May 9, 1989 in Vienna, Austria.

68. Joachim Fuchsberger

Actor | The Face of Fu Manchu

Joachim Fuchsberger was born on March 11, 1927 in Stuttgart, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Face of Fu Manchu (1965), The College Girl Murders (1967) and The Devil's Daffodil (1961). He was married to Gundula Korte and Gitta Lind. He died on September 11, 2014 in Grünwald, Bavaria, Germany.

69. Emmerich Schrenk

Actor | Der fidele Bauer

Emmerich Schrenk was born on November 2, 1915 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Der fidele Bauer (1951), Einmal noch die Heimat seh'n (1958) and The Black Cobra (1963). He died on October 2, 1988 in Vienna, Austria.

70. Paul Bösiger

Actor | Die feuerrote Baronesse

First in Basel and Zurich Paul Boesiger was trained by Ernst Ginsberg and was on stage for some of the most important representations of the first plays of Friedrich Duerrenmatt and Max Frisch. In the early fifties he was discovered for the big screen by the famous German director Paul May for the ...

71. Wilhelm Koch-Hooge

Actor | Valter brani Sarajevo

Wilhelm Koch-Hooge was born on February 11, 1916 in Patschkau, Upper Silesia, Germany. He was an actor, known for Valter brani Sarajevo (1974), Das grüne Ungeheuer (1962) and Begegnungen (1967). He was married to Ruth Walter. He died on September 2, 2004 in Berlin, Germany.

72. Carl Möhner

Actor | Du rififi chez les hommes

Carl Möhner was born on August 11, 1921 in Vienna, Austria as Carl Martin Rudolf Möhner. He was an actor and writer, known for Rififi (1955), Callan (1974) and The Istanbul Adventure (1958). He was married to Wilma Langhamer. He died on January 14, 2005 in McAllen, Texas, USA.

73. O.E. Hasse

Actor | I Confess

O.E. Hasse was born on July 11, 1903 in Obersitzko, Prussia, Germany as Otto Eduard Hasse. He was an actor and writer, known for I Confess (1953), Deadly Decision (1954) and The Adventures of Arsène Lupin (1957). He died on September 11, 1978 in West Berlin, West Germany.

74. 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 ...

75. Heinz Rühmann

Actor | Ein Mann geht durch die Wand

Heinz Rühmann was born on March 7, 1902 in Essen, Germany as Heinrich Wilhelm Rühmann. He was an actor and producer, known for Ein Mann geht durch die Wand (1959), The Captain from Köpenick (1956) and The Good Soldier Schweik (1960). He was married to Hertha Droemer, Hertha Feiler and Maria ...

76. Martin Held

Actor | Canaris

Martin Held was a leading German film actor of the 1950's and 60's. He attended school in Berlin and then worked for a while as a technician at Siemens. In 1929, he received a stipend to train for acting at the Berlin University of the Arts, graduating in 1931. He then performed at most of the ...

77. Paul Hubschmid

Actor | Bagdad

The son of an accountant, Paul Hubschmid was born, raised and schooled in Schoenenwerd, Switzerland. He trained for an acting career at the Max Reinhardt Seminar of Dramatic Art in Vienna and first appeared on stage at the Vienna Volkstheater in 1937. His motion picture debut took place the ...

78. Walther Reyer

Actor | Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin

Walther Reyer was born on September 4, 1922 in Hall, Tyrol, Austria. He was an actor, known for Sissi: The Young Empress (1956), Tiger of Bengal (1959) and Journey to the Lost City (1960). He was married to Angela, Erika Remberg, Claudia and Gretl Elb. He died on September 5, 1999 in Innsbruck, ...

79. Hannes Messemer

Actor | The Great Escape

Hannes Messemer was born on May 17, 1924 in Dillingen an der Donau, Bavaria, Germany as Hans Messemer. He was an actor, known for The Great Escape (1963), Il Generale Della Rovere (1959) and The Devil Strikes at Night (1957). He was married to Monika Keusch, Susanne Korda, Rosel Schäfer and Herta ...

80. Jürgen Frohriep

Actor | Das grüne Ungeheuer

Jürgen Frohriep was born on April 28, 1928 in Rostock, Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for Das grüne Ungeheuer (1962), Polizeiruf 110 (1971) and Der Leutnant vom Schwanenkietz (1974). He was married to Kati Székely and Ingeborg Schumacher. He died on July 13, 1993 in Berlin, Germany.

81. Karlheinz Böhm

Actor | Peeping Tom

The son of conductor Karl Böhm began his acting career on stage in Germany. In Europe, he is still best known for his role in the Sissi (1955) series, although he later starred in several movies of cult director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. After 1981, he was exclusively involved in charitable work in...

82. Horst Buchholz

Actor | La vita è bella

On the cast list of The Magnificent Seven (1960), you will find several names that doubtless you know well: Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, and Yul Brynner. But there is one name that you will have difficulty pronouncing, let alone identifying as an actor you have seen before. That man is Horst ...

83. Bernhard Wicki

Director | The Longest Day

Bernhard Wicki was born on October 28, 1919 in St. Pölten, Lower Austria, Austria. He was an actor and director, known for The Longest Day (1962), The Bridge (1959) and The Miracle of Father Malachia (1961). He was married to Elisabeth Endriss and Agnes Fink. He died on January 3, 2000 in Munich, ...

84. Heinz Engelmann

Actor | Die Spur führt nach Berlin

Born in 1911, young Heinz Engelmann first joined the Physical Education Institute before turning to drama studies. No wonder that he found many roles requiring sportsmanship in the fist years of his career. On the other hand, he was also often cast as a soldier or an officer. After a six year ...

85. Oskar Werner

Actor | Fahrenheit 451

Remote, somewhat morose and, as a result, intriguing, Viennese talent Oskar Werner was born in 1922, not far from the birthplace of "Waltz King" Johann Strauss, and christened Oskar Josef Bschließmayer. His parents divorced when he was fairly young.

While growing up, Oskar found performing in school...

86. Hardy Krüger

Actor | The Flight of the Phoenix

At thirteen years, German-born and raised Hardy Kruger became a member of the "Hitler Jugend" (Hitler Youth), as did all 13-year-old boys in Germany then. The purpose of the organization was to prepare the boys for military service. At age 15, Hardy made his film debut in a German picture (Young ...

87. Mathieu Carrière

Actor | La maison des Bories

Mathieu Carrière was born on August 2, 1950 in Hannover, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for The House of the Bories (1970), Young Törless (1966) and Quantum Leap (1989).

88. Marian Seidowsky

Actor | Der junge Törless

Marian Seidowsky is an actor, known for Young Törless (1966), Gods of the Plague (1970) and Morals of Ruth Halbfass (1972).

89. Fred Dietz

Actor | Der junge Törless

Fred Dietz is an actor, known for Young Törless (1966) and Honeybun - or How Do I Tell My Daughter? (1969).

90. Bernd Tischer

Actor | Der junge Törless

Bernd Tischer is an actor, known for Young Törless (1966).

91. Helmut Förnbacher

Director | Beiß mich, Liebling

Helmut Förnbacher was born on January 26, 1936 in Basel, Switzerland. He is an actor and director, known for The Amorous Adventures of a Young Postman (1970), Youth (2015) and No Shooting Time for Foxes (1966). He has been married to Kristina Nel since 1975.

92. Bruno Dietrich

Actor | Es

Bruno Dietrich was born on April 30, 1939 in Düsseldorf, Germany. He is an actor, known for It (1966), Les enquêteurs associés (1970) and Praxis Bülowbogen (1987).

93. Senne Rouffaer

Actor | Kapitein Zeppos

Senne Rouffaer was born on December 19, 1925 in Kapellen, Flanders, Belgium as Felicien Rouffaer. He was an actor and director, known for Kapitein Zeppos (1964), Johan en de Alverman (1965) and Minder dood dan de anderen (1992). He died on July 15, 2006 in Belgium.

94. Ferdy Mayne

Actor | Where Eagles Dare

His father was the Judge of Mayence (Mainz) and his mother, who was half-English, was a singing teacher. Since the family was Jewish, the teenage Ferdinand was sent to England to stay with his aunt Lee Hutchinson, a noted photographer and sculptress. His parents were briefly interned in Buchenwald,...

95. Peter Brogle

Actor | Der Spielverderber - Das kurze, verstörte Leben des Kaspar Hauser

Peter Brogle was born on June 22, 1933 in Basel, Switzerland. He was an actor, known for Der Spielverderber - Das kurze, verstörte Leben des Kaspar Hauser (1965), Signs of Life (1968) and Polizischt Wäckerli (1956). He died on March 27, 2006 in Zürich, Switzerland.

96. Wolfgang Reichmann

Actor | Othello

Wolfgang Reichmann was born on January 7, 1932 in Beuthen, Upper Silesia, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Othello (1968), Von Mäusen und Menschen (1968) and The Martian Chronicles (1980). He died on May 7, 1991 in Waltalingen, Zurich, Switzerland.

98. 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 ...

99. Helmut Griem

Actor | Cabaret

Helmut Griem was born on April 6, 1932 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Cabaret (1972), The Damned (1969) and The Clown (1976). He died on November 19, 2004 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

100. Martin Sperr

Actor | Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern

Martin Sperr was born on September 10, 1944 in Steinberg, Dingolfing, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for Hunting Scenes from Bavaria (1969), Parsifal (1982) and Mathias Kneissl (1971). He died on April 6, 2002 in Landshut, Bavaria.

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