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Max Schreck (1879–1936)


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, the elderly and the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Nosferatu Graf Orlok
(1922)
(1920)
The Jew of Mestri Der Doge von Venedig
(1923)
Rasputins Liebesabenteuer Nikolai Nikolajewitsch
(1928)

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 1936 Donogoo Tonka
Auswanderer
 1935 Knockout - Ein junges Mädchen, ein junger Mann
Leiter der Künstleragentur
 1934 Peer Gynt
Redner auf Hochzeitsfeier
 1933 Das verliebte Hotel
Hoteldirektor
 1933 Ein Kuß in der Sommernacht
Herr Krause
 1933 The Tunnel
Chesterfield
 1933 Roman einer Nacht
Professor Kolski
 1933 Muß man sich gleich scheiden lassen
Kongresspräsident
 1933 A Woman Like You
Dr. Kurtz, Amtsarzt
 1932 Prince Seppl
Knappe
 1932 Die verkaufte Braut
Muff, ein Komödiant (uncredited)
 1930 Boycott
Beamter in der Strafsvollzugsanstalt
 1930 The Land of Smiles
Der Hundertjährige in der Operette
 1929 Fight of the Tertia
Benno Biersack
 1928 Volga Volga
 1928 Serenissimus und die letzte Jungfrau
Finanzminister von Krampf
 1928 The Modern Pirate
Philipps, Anführer
 1928 Teenagers' Republic
Tulipan
 1928 Rasputins Liebesabenteuer
Nikolai Nikolajewitsch
 1928 Scampolo
Ein Kellner
 1928 Luther
Alexander
 1928 Der alte Fritz - 2. Ausklang
Kammerdiener Rietz
 1928 Doña Juana
Juanas Vater
 1928 The Old Fritz
Kammerdiener Rietz
 1927 Am Rande der Welt
Ein Hausierer
 1926 Life's Shadows
Watson - Diener Lady Fox'
 1925 Krieg im Frieden
Apotheker
 1924 Finances of the Grand Duke
Der unheimliche verschwörer
 1923 The Street
Blinder
 1923 The Jew of Mestri
Der Doge von Venedig
 1922 Nathan der Weise
Grossmeister der Tempelherren
 1922 Nosferatu
Graf Orlok
 1921 Der Roman der Christine von Herre
Hausdiener Peter
 1920 Der Richter von Zalamea
Don Mendo
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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Fanny Schreck  (his death)
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Because of his special feature he was already engaged for unusual characters during his time at the theater. He often impersonated older figures than he was. He punctuated this with his skill for makeup in order to realise the maximum effect. See more »

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