Wonderful German actorsby oliksa | created - 11 Nov 2012 | updated - 11 Nov 2012 | Public
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.
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.
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.
Actor | Der Untergang
Sadly he mostly acts in mediocre German tv movies, but sometimes really great like in "Im Schatten der Macht".
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".
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".