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Anton Diffring

Highest Rated:   88% Where Eagles Dare (1969)
Lowest Rated:   50% Valentino (1977)
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It was a strange twist of fate that many male German actors who fled their native country to escape Hitler, were subsequently cast in "Nazi" roles in British and American films. Such an actor was Anton Diffring, who emigrated to Canada in 1939, where he revitalized his stage career. After theatrical work in America, Diffring settled in Germany, where his film assignments were usually limited to cold-hearted German military officers--or, at the very least, untrustworthy gentlemen of vaguely European extraction. His films include I Am a Camera (the 1953 prototype for Cabaret), The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1955), Fahrenheit 451 (1966), Where Eagles Dare (1969) and Victory (1981). As late as his final film, 1988's Les Predateurs De La Nuit, Diffring was portraying unregenerated advocates of the Third Reich. On television, Anton Diffring played Dr. Frankenstein in a 1958 Hammer Studios pilot film based on the Mary Shelley novel, and was seen as "The Inspector" on the European-lensed Robert Conrad weekly series Assignment Vienna (1972-73).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Tatort - Nie wieder frei sein
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Potato Fritz (Montana Trap)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Faceless (Los Depredadores de la Noche) (Les Prédateurs de la Nuit)
  • Karl Heinz Moser
1989
No Score Yet Doctor Who - Silver Nemesis: The Extended Version
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet S.A.S. San Salvador
  • Reynolds
1984
No Score Yet The Masks of Death (Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death)
  • Actor
1984
67% Victory
  • Chief Commentator
1981
No Score Yet Tusk
  • John Morrison
1980
50% Valentino
  • Baron Long
1977
No Score Yet Vanessa
  • Cooper
1977
No Score Yet L'imprécateur (The Accuser)
  • Ronson
1977
No Score Yet Operation: Daybreak
  • Reinhard Heydrich
1976
No Score Yet The Swiss Conspiracy
  • Franz
1976
No Score Yet Shatter
  • Hans Leber
1975
No Score Yet The Beast Must Die
  • Pavel
1974
No Score Yet Tony Arzenta
  • Boss
1973
No Score Yet Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street
  • Mensur
1973
No Score Yet La morte negli occhi del gatto (Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye)
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Sutjeska (The Fifth Offensive)
  • Von Lohr
1973
No Score Yet Mark of the Devil Part II
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Little Mother
  • Cardinal
1971
No Score Yet Zeppelin
  • Col. Johann Hirsch
1971
88% Where Eagles Dare
  • Col. Kramer
1969
No Score Yet The Double Man
  • Berthold
1967
81% Fahrenheit 451
  • Fabian
1966
No Score Yet The Blue Max
  • Holbach
1966
No Score Yet The Heroes of Telemark
  • Maj. Frick
1965
No Score Yet Circus of Horrors (Phantom of the Circus)
  • Dr. Schuler
1960
No Score Yet lili
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet The Man Who Could Cheat Death
  • Dr. Georges Bonner
1959
No Score Yet Tales of Frankenstein
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet Lady of Vengeance
  • Karnak
1957
No Score Yet Reach for the Sky
  • German Sergeant (uncredited)
1957
No Score Yet Triple Deception
  • Lauderbach
1956
No Score Yet Seven Years in Tibet
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet I Am a Camera
  • Fritz Wendel
1955
No Score Yet The Colditz Story
  • Fischer
1955
No Score Yet Betrayed
  • Capt. Von Stanger
1954
No Score Yet The Woman's Angle
  • Peasant
1954
No Score Yet Sea Shall Not Have Them
  • German Pilot
1954
No Score Yet The Red Beret (Paratrooper)
  • The Pole
1953
No Score Yet Never Let Me Go
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Norman Conquest
  • Gregor
1953
No Score Yet Appointment with Venus
  • German
1951
No Score Yet Highly Dangerous
  • Actor
1950

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