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Oskar Werner (1922–1984)


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 plays helped draw out a deep yearning to act. As ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag
(1966)
(1962)
Ship of Fools Dr. Wilhelm Schumann
(1965)

Filmography

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 1976 Voyage of the Damned
Professor Egon Kreisler
 1975 Columbo (TV Series)
Harold Van Wick
- Playback (1975) ... Harold Van Wick
 1968/I The Shoes of the Fisherman
Fr. David Telemond
 1968 Interlude
Stefan Zelter
 1966 Fahrenheit 451
Guy Montag
 1965 Ship of Fools
Dr. Wilhelm Schumann
 1964 Torquato Tasso (TV Movie)
Torquato Tasso
 1963 Venusberg
Schallplattenstimme (voice)
 1962 Jules and Jim
Jules (as Oscar Werner)
 1958 Ein gewisser Judas (TV Movie)
Judas
 1957 Bacchus (TV Movie)
Hans der Bacchus
 1955 Lola Montès
Student
 1955 The Life and Loves of Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 1955 Spionage
Leutnant Zeno von Baumgarten
 1955 The Last Ten Days
Hauptmann Wüst
 1951 Decision Before Dawn
Cpl. Karl Maurer - aka Happy
 1951 Ein Lächeln im Sturm
Francois Mercier
 1951 Wonder Boy
Rudi
 1951 Ruf aus dem Äther
Der Student
 1951 Das gestohlene Jahr
Peter Brück
 1950 The Angel with the Trumpet
Herman Alt
 1949 Eroica
Karl
 1948 Der Engel mit der Posaune
Hermann Alt
 1939 Linen for Ireland
Hotelpage (uncredited)
 1939 Marguerite : 3
Page, der die Tafel mit der Aufschrift 'Herr Findeisen wird am Telephon verlangt' trägt (uncredited)
 1939 Liebe - streng verboten!
Page, der die Tafel mit der Aufschrift 'Herr Findeisen wird am Telephon verlangt' trägt (uncredited)
 1939 Hotel Sacher
Liftboy
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Alternate Names:

Erasmus Nothnagel | Oscar Werner

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

Acting in the cinema is photographed life. In the theatre it's formed, or signified, life. A good actor should keep working in both mediums. See more »

Trivia:

For the final scene of Fahrenheit 451 (1966), he cut his hair to purposely create a continuity error. This was done to show his hatred for director François Truffaut. See more »

Nickname:

Teixl

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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