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Peter Berling (1934–2017)

Peter Berling was born on March 20, 1934 in Obrawalde, Meseritz, West Prussia, Germany [now Obrzyce, Miedzyrzecz, Lubuskie, Poland]. He was an actor and writer, known for Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Fitzcarraldo (1982) and The Name of the Rose (1986). He died on November 21, 2017 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »


(age 83) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Known For

Aguirre, the Wrath of God Don Fernando de Guzman
Fitzcarraldo Opera Manager
The Name of the Rose Jean d'Anneaux
Gangs of New York Knife Act Caller


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 2015 Half Brothers
 2007 Der Kunst weiht ich mein Leben (TV Short)
Edouard de Scaramberg
 2006 Grenzfälle der Schadensregulierung (TV Movie)
Ralph-Igor Mueller-Reitwein
 2004 Freiheit für die Konsonanten! (Short)
Rechtschreib-Experte Fritz Kleiber
 2002 Gangs of New York
Knife Act Caller
 2001 Angel of Death
 1997 Praxis Dr. Hasenbein
 1996 Westmoreland Naples (Short)
 1996 Tykho Moon
 1994 Der Salzbaron (TV Mini Series)
Conte Giancarlo di Montefalcone
- Letzte Walzer ... Conte Giancarlo di Montefalcone (credit only)
- Langer Abschied ... Conte Giancarlo di Montefalcone
- Kaiserwetter ... Conte Giancarlo di Montefalcone
- Fremde Welten ... Conte Giancarlo di Montefalcone
 1994 Satantango
 1991 Voyager
 1989 Visioni private
 1989 Das Milliardenspiel (TV Mini Series)
John Steinberger
 1989 Francesco
Bishop Guido
 1988 Liebe ist stärker als der Tod (TV Movie)
Mauricio Caiolo
 1988 Haunted Summer
 1987 Cobra Verde
 1987 Gambit (TV Movie)
Dr. Baton
 1986 Hit Man (TV Mini Series)
Dott. Avallone
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Dott. Avallone
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Dott. Avallone (credit only)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Dott. Avallone (credit only)
 1986 The Name of the Rose
Jean d'Anneaux
 1986 Kir Royal (TV Series)
- Wer reinkommt, ist drin (1986) ... Michi
 1985 International Airport (TV Series)
Il produttore
- Ciak non si gira (1985) ... Il produttore
 1985 Tex and the Lord of the Deep
El Morisco
 1985 The Two Lives of Mattia Pascal
Aristide Melainassis
 1984 Finalmente morta (TV Movie)
 1984 Progetto Atlantide (TV Movie)
 1983 Mystère
 1983 Petomaniac
 1982 An Ideal Adventure
Brian De Pino
 1982 Fitzcarraldo
Opera Manager
 1982 Veronika Voss
Filmproduzent / Dicker Mann
 1981 L'usura (TV Movie)
 1981 Rendez-vous hier (Short)
 1980 Theo Against the Rest of the World
 1979 The Marriage of Maria Braun
Bronski (as Berling)
 1978 Red Rings of Fear
Bit Part
 1978 Good-for-Nothing
 1976 Young, Violent, Dangerous
Oberwald (uncredited)
 1976 Rulers of the City
 1976 Risking
 1976 Black and White in Color
Le père Jean de la Croix
 1976 Victory March
 1976 Idole (TV Movie)
 1974 Julia
Uncle Alex
 1974/I Martha (TV Movie)
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1974 Bang, and the Angels Sing
 1973 Revolver
 1973 Dirty Weekend
German tourist
 1972 Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Don Fernando de Guzman
 1972 The Italian Connection
 1972 Return of Halleluja
Lt. Schultz
 1972 When Women Were Called Virgins
Romildo Varrone
 1971 Terror Desire (Short)
 1971 Sergeant Klems
Sergeant Bogdanowitsch
 1971 Hot Pants
 1971 Furchtlose Flieger
 1971 Whity
The Hefty Bartender (uncredited)
 1970 Die Geschäftsfreunde (Short)
 1970 The Niklashausen Journey (TV Movie)
Executioner (uncredited)
 1970 Red Sun
 1970 Mein schönes kurzes Leben (TV Movie)
 1970 A Big Grey-Blue Bird (uncredited)
 1969 Uxmal
World Manager
 1969 Love Is Colder Than Death
Schuster / Illegaler Waffenhändler
 1969 Detektive
Möbelpacker (uncredited)
 1966 Der Brief
 1957 Immer wenn der Tag beginnt (uncredited)
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