Klaus Kinski

Highest Rated:
100% Burden of Dreams (1982)
Lowest Rated:
0% Crawlspace (1986)
Birthday:
Oct 18
Birthplace:
Zoppot, Free City of Danzig [now Sopot, Poland]
Bio:
Kinski grew up in Berlin, was drafted into the German army in 1944 and taken POW by the British in Netherlands. He began acting on the stage, quickly gaining a reputation for his ferocious talent and equally ferocious temper. He started acting in films shortly afterwards, showing complete lack of…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Der letzte Ritt nach Santa Cruz (The Last Ride to Santa Cruz)
  • Actor
-- 2012
Der Rote Rausch
  • Actor
-- 2012
Winnetou - 2. Teil (Last of the Renegades)
  • Actor
-- 2011
A doppia faccia (Double Face) (Liz & Helen)
  • Actor
-- 2011
Burn to Shine 05: Seattle
  • Actor
-- 2007
Genius, Two Partners and A Dupe
  • Actor
-- 2007
80% My Best Fiend (Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski)
  • Actor
-- 1999
Kinski Paganini
  • Nicolò Paganini
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 1989
The Black Cobra (Cobra Nero)
  • Actor
-- 1988
Nosferatu a Venezia (Nosferatu in Venice) (Vampire in Venice)
  • Nosferatu
-- 1988
Rough Justice
  • Actor
-- 1987
Timestalkers (Time Stalkers)
  • Dr. Joseph Cole
-- 1987
86% Cobra Verde (Slave Coast)
  • Francisco Manoel da Silva
-- 1987
0% Crawlspace
  • Dr. Karl Gunther
-- 1986
Revenge of the Stolen Stars
  • Duncan McBride
-- 1986
El Caballero del dragón (Star Knight) (The Knight of the Dragon)
  • Boetius
-- 1985
Creature
  • Hans Rudy Hofner
-- 1985
Kommando Leopard (Commando Leopard)
  • Silveira
-- 1985
The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud
  • Dr. Max Bauer
-- 1984
67% The Little Drummer Girl
  • Kurtz
-- 1984
Geheimcode: Wildgänse (Code Name: Wild Geese)
  • Charlton
-- 1984
Beauty and the Beast
  • Actor
-- 1984
Yoman
  • Actor
-- 1983
83% Fitzcarraldo
  • Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald/Fitzcarraldo
-- 1982
83% Android
  • Dr. Daniel
-- 1982
The Soldier (Codename: The Soldier)
  • Dracha
-- 1982
100% Burden of Dreams
  • Actor
-- 1982
Fruits of Passion (Les fruits de la passion)
  • Sir Stephen
-- 1982
62% Buddy Buddy
  • Dr. Hugo Zuckerbrot
-- 1981
40% Venom
  • Jacmel
-- 1981
Schizoid (Murder by Mail)
  • Pieter Fales
-- 1980
Zoo zéro
  • Actor
-- 1979
96% Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre)
  • Count Dracula
-- 1979
82% Woyzeck
  • Woyzeck
-- 1979
Jack the Ripper (Der Dirnenmörder von London)
  • Actor
-- 1979
La chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland)
  • Roland
-- 1978
Mivtsa Yonatan (Operation Thunderbolt)
  • Boese
-- 1977
The Liberators
  • Actor
-- 1977
Mort D'un Pourri
  • Tomsky
-- 1977
Night of the Assassin
  • Actor
-- 1977
The French Woman (Madame Claude)
  • Zakis
-- 1977
Shanghai Joe (Il mio nome è Shangai Joe)(Dragon Strikes Back)
  • Scalper Jack
-- 1976
Jack The Ripper
  • Actor
-- 1976
Lifespan
  • Industrialist
-- 1976
Le orme (Footprints on the Moon) (Primal Impulse)
  • Actor
-- 1975
L'Important c'est d'aimer (That Most Important Thing: Love) (The Main Thing Is to Love)
  • Karl-Heinz Zimmer
-- 1975
Un Genio, Due Compari, un Pollo (A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot) (Nobody's the Greatest)
  • Doc Foster
-- 1975
The Hand That Feeds the Dead (La mano che nutre la morte)
  • Actor
-- 1974
Evil Face
  • Actor
-- 1974
Heroes in Hell
  • Actor
-- 1973
His Name Was King
  • Actor
-- 1973
La morte ha sorriso all'assassino (Death Smiled at Murder)
  • Actor
-- 1973
L'occhio del ragno
  • Actor
-- 1972
Il ritorno di Clint il solitario (A Noose Is Waiting for You Trinity)
  • Scott
-- 1972
98% Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God)
  • Don Lope de Aguirre
-- 1972
La Bestia uccide a sangue freddo (Slaughter Hotel)
  • Dr. Keller
-- 1971
Sono Sartana, il vostro becchino (Sartana the Gravedigger)
  • Actor
-- 1971
Renegade Gun
  • Actor
-- 1971
Pray to Kill and Return Alive (Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo)(To Kill a Jackal)
  • Actor
-- 1971
Nella stretta morsa del ragno (Web of the Spider) (Dracula in the Castle of Blood)
  • Edgar Allan Poe
-- 1971
Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht (Count Dracula)
  • Renfield
-- 1970
And God Said to Cain (E Dio disse a Caino)
  • Gary Hamilton
-- 1970
Venus in Furs (Paroxismus)
  • Ahmed
-- 1970
I Leopardi di Churchill (Churchill's Leopards) (Los Leopardos De Churchill)
  • Major Holtz
-- 1970
Double Face
  • Actor
-- 1970
Gangsters' Law
  • Actor
-- 1969
Twice a Judas (Due volte Giuda)
  • Actor
-- 1969
Marquis de Sade: Justine (Deadly Sanctuary)
  • Marquis de Sade
-- 1969
Psychopath
  • Actor
-- 1968
Five for Hell
  • Captain Mueller
-- 1968
The Ruthless Four (Ognuno per sé) (The Goldseekers ) (Sam Cooper's Gold )
  • Blond
-- 1968
L'uomo, l'orgoglio, la vendetta (Man, Pride & Vengeance)
  • Actor
-- 1968
Grand Slam
  • Erich Weiss
-- 1968
Se incontri Sartana prega per la tua morte (If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death)
  • Actor
-- 1968
Coplan sauve sa peau (Coplan Saves His Skin)
  • Hugo
-- 1968
The Great Silence (Il Grande silenzio)
  • Actor
-- 1968
Five Golden Dragons
  • Gert
-- 1967
The Secret of the Red Orchid
  • Actor
-- 1967
Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel (Blood of the Virgins)(The Blood Demon)(Torture Chamber)
  • Actor
-- 1967
The Million Eyes of Sumuru (The 1000 Eyes of Su-Muru) (The Slaves of Sumuru)
  • President Boong
-- 1967
Those Fantastic Flying Fools (Rocket to the Moon)
  • Actor
-- 1967
Creature With The Blue Hand
  • Actor
-- 1967
The Bloody Dead (Die blaue Hand)
  • Actor
-- 1967
A Bullet for the General (El chuncho, quien sabe?)
  • El Santo
-- 1966
Circus of Fear
  • Manfred
-- 1966
Pleasure Girls
  • Nikko
-- 1966
Renegade Gun
  • Actor
-- 1966
Target for Killing
  • Actor
-- 1966
85% Doctor Zhivago
  • Kostoyed
-- 1965
Neues vom Hexer
  • Edwards
-- 1965
94% For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più)
  • The Hunchback
-- 1965
The Secret of the Black Widow
  • Actor
-- 1963
Der Zinker (The Squeaker)
  • Krishna
-- 1963
Dr. Mabuse Vs. Scotland Yard
  • Joe Rank
-- 1963
Das Indische Tuch (The Indian Scarf)
  • Actor
-- 1963
Black Abbot
  • Actor
-- 1963
The Counterfeit Traitor
  • Kindler
-- 1962
Das Gasthaus an der Themse (The Inn on the River)
  • Gregor Gubanow
-- 1962
Door With Seven Locks
  • Actor
-- 1962
Die Toten Augen von London (Dead Eyes of London) (Dark Eyes of London)
  • Edgar Strauss
-- 1961
Strange Countess
  • Stuart Bresset
-- 1961
Secret of the Red Orchid
  • Steve
-- 1961
The Avenger (Der Racher)
  • Lorenz Voss
-- 1960
80% A Time to Love and a Time to Die (Will o' the Wisp)
  • Gestapo Lieutenant
-- 1958
Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs
  • Prinz Otto
-- 1955
Kinder, Mütter und ein General (Children, Mother, and the General)
  • Actor
-- 1955
100% Decision Before Dawn
  • Whining Soldier
-- 1951
Morituri
  • Actor
-- 1948

Klaus Kinski Trivia

Klaus Kinski was renowned for his crazed, insane behaviour both on & off the screen. What is perhaps not so well known is that in 1950 he was admitted to a psychiatric hospital, where a presumptive diagnosis of schizophrenia was made. No information is available on what sort of treatment he received. His work opportunities dried up after that time, culminating in 2x suicide attempts in 1955. Again, little information is available on what exactly occurred.
- submitted by mirabella 1 (4 years ago)
The only person to attend Klaus Kinski's funeral in 1991 was his beloved son, Nikolai. Kinski was cremated & his ashes scattered in the Pacific.
- submitted by mirabella 1 (4 years ago)

Quotes from Klaus Kinski's Characters

    1. Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald/Fitzcarraldo: That slope may look insignificant but it's going to be my destiny.
    From Fitzcarraldo. Submitted by Allen G (12 months ago)
    1. Hans Rudy Hofner: We found... a child's butterfly collection... but some of zees butterflies... were not too friendly...
    From Creature. Submitted by Nick S (20 months ago)
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