Wonderful German actors

by oliksa | created - 11 Nov 2012 | updated - 11 Nov 2012 | Public

1. Armin Mueller-Stahl

Actor | Eastern Promises

Armin Mueller-Stahl was born on December 17, 1930 in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Eastern Promises (2007), Shine (1996) and The International (2009). He has been married to Gabriele Scholz since 1973. They have one child. He was previously married to Monika ...

His performance in "Shine" is absolutely brillant and one of the very best ever given by a German actor.

2. Burghart Klaußner

Actor | Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei

Burghart Klaußner was born on September 13, 1949 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for The Edukators (2004), The White Ribbon (2009) and Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer (2015). He is married to Jenny. They have two children.

Especially great in "The White Ribbon".

3. Ulrich Mühe

Actor | Das Leben der Anderen

Ulrich Mühe was born on June 20, 1953 in Grimma, East Germany as Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe. He was an actor and director, known for The Lives of Others (2006), Funny Games (1997) and Der letzte Zeuge (1998). He was married to Susanne Lothar, Jenny Gröllmann and Annegret Hahn. He died on July 22, ...

So fantastic in "The Lifes of Others". Died way to young. Such a big lose for the German cinema.

4. Götz George

Actor | Der Totmacher

Götz George, born in Berlin in 1938, is the son of the famous actor Heinrich George and his wife, the actress Berta Drews. After first appearances on the stage of Berlin's Hebbel Theater during his childhood, Götz George was trained as an actor by the recognized teacher Else Bongers. At the age of ...

Versatile actor. His performance in "Der Todmacher" is for the books.

5. Klaus Kinski

Actor | Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Klaus Kinski was born as Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (now Sopot, Poland), to Susanne (Lutze), a nurse, and Bruno Nakszynski, a pharmacist. He grew up in Berlin, was drafted into the German army in 1944 and captured by British forces in Holland. After the war he began...

Wonderfully poetic performance in "Nosferatu". One of the most intense actors ever.

6. Jürgen Hentsch

Actor | Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman

Jürgen Hentsch was born on March 17, 1936 in Görlitz, Germany. He was an actor, known for Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman (2001), Im Schatten der Macht (2003) and Der Totmacher (1995). He was married to Wassilka. He died on December 21, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

Very underrated actor. Great roles in "Der Todmacher" next to George and "Die Manns" with Mueller-Stahl.

7. Michael Mendl

Actor | Der Untergang

Michael Mendl was born on April 20, 1944 in Lünen, Germany as Michael Sandrock. He is an actor, known for Downfall (2004), A Cure for Wellness (2016) and Im Schatten der Macht (2003).

Sadly he mostly acts in mediocre German tv movies, but sometimes really great like in "Im Schatten der Macht".

8. Ulrich Noethen

Actor | Der Untergang

Ulrich Noethen was born on November 18, 1959 in Munich, Germany as Ulrich Schmidt. He is an actor, known for Downfall (2004), Das Sams (2001) and My Führer (2007). He was previously married to Friederike Wagner.

Sometimes strangely miscast, but sometimes absolutely phenomenal like in "Das unsichtbare Mädchen".

9. Jürgen Prochnow

Actor | Das Boot

Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1941, Jürgen Prochnow is a leading actor of the German stage and screen. He was memorable as the submarine captain in the gritty WW II film Das Boot (1981), which brought him to international prominence. He has since starred in many well-received European and Hollywood ...

Of course nothing short of great in "Das Boot".

10. Devid Striesow

Actor | Die Fälscher

Devid Striesow was born on October 1, 1973 in Bergen auf Rügen, East Germany. He is an actor, known for The Counterfeiters (2007), Before the Fall (2004) and Downfall (2004). He has been married to Francine since 2008. They have two children.

Very versatile. Wonderful in "The Counterfeiters".