Armin Mueller-Stahl

Armin Mueller-Stahl

Highest Rated: 100% Lola (1982)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Dec 17, 1930

Birthplace: Tilsit, German Empire

An overnight success years in the making, Armin Mueller-Stahl spent the post-World War II era in East Berlin studying and playing the violin. The former music teacher made his stage acting debut at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm (home of the famous Berliner Ensemble) in 1953 and worked for more than two decades with another noted East Berlin company, Volksbuehne (People's Stage). After making a smooth transition from stage to screen in "Heimleche Ehe/The Secret Marriage" (1958), he became one of DEFA's (the state-run film conglomerate) outstanding young actors. His three-picture collaboration with director Frank Beyer culminated with "Jakob der Luegner/Jakob the Liar" (1974), the only DEFA picture to ever receive a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination, and he also consolidated his popularity with frequent television appearances. His decision to sign the Biermann Resolution, a manifesto critical of the government, however, led to his blacklisting in 1976. "When you lived in the G.D.R., you were political, even if you didn't want to be," he told Premiere (November 1990). "I felt I had a responsibility to the public."

Highest rated movies

Lola
12 Angry Men
Shine
Eastern Promises
The Ogre
The Last Good Time
Avalon
The Game

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
47% 37% Knight of Cups Fr. Zeitlinger (Character) $558.4K 2015
37% 57% Angels & Demons Cardinal Straus (Character) $133.4M 2009
58% 37% The International Wilhelm Wexler (Character) $25.5M 2009
No Score Yet 39% Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family Johann "Jean'" Buddenbrook (Character) - 2008
89% 83% Eastern Promises Semyon (Character) $17.1M 2007
39% 58% Local Color Nicolai Seroff (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 0% I Am the Other Woman Karl Winter (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 25% Bustin' Bonaparte Otto (Character) - 2004
9% 57% The Dust Factory Grandpa Randolph (Character) $8.0K 2004
No Score Yet 54% The Long Run Berry (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 71% Jesus Joseph (Character) - 1999
67% 58% The Third Miracle Werner (Character) $736.6K 1999
20% 26% Inferno Mac (Character) - 1999
29% 63% Jakob the Liar Kirschbaum (Character) $5.0M 1999
30% 64% The Thirteenth Floor Hannon Fuller/Grierson (Character) $11.8M 1999
67% 72% The X-Files Conrad Strughold (Character) $83.9M 1998
No Score Yet 20% The Commissioner Hans Koenig (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 33% In the Presence of Mine Enemies Rabbi Adam Heller (Character) - 1997
92% 87% 12 Angry Men Juror 4 (Character) - 1997
77% 84% The Game Anson Baer (Character) $48.3M 1997
44% 39% The Peacemaker Dimitri Vertikoff (Character) $41.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Assistant Mr. Morris Bober (Character) - 1997
89% 73% The Ogre Count von Kaltenborn (Character) $49.2K 1996
0% 18% Theodore Rex Elizar Kane (Character) $53.3M 1996
91% 90% Shine Peter (Character) $35.9M 1996
0% 54% A Pyromaniac's Love Story Mr. Linzer (Character) $465.6K 1995
No Score Yet 47% Taxandria Karol / Virgilus (Character) - 1995
0% 25% Holy Matrimony Wilhelm (Character) $616.9K 1994
89% No Score Yet The Last Good Time Joseph Kopple (Character) $49.7K 1994
No Score Yet 83% Red Hot Dimitri (Character) - 1993
32% 72% The House of the Spirits Severo del Valle (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Movie Teller Kinoerzähler (Movie Teller) (Character) - 1993
75% 91% Night on Earth Helmut Grokenberger (Character) $2.0M 1992
39% 87% The Power of One Doc (Character) $2.7M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Far From Berlin Otto Lindner (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Utz Baron Kaspar Joachim von Utz (Character) - 1992
50% 72% Kafka Grubach (Character) $57.6K 1991
85% 78% Avalon Sam Krichinsky (Character) $14.9M 1990
75% 76% Music Box Mike Laszlo (Character) $5.1M 1989
No Score Yet 10% Midnight Cop Inspector Alex Glass (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spider's Web Baron von Rastchuk (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Franza Dr. Leopold Jordan/Dr. Körner (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 83% Colonel Redl Thronfolger (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 89% Angry Harvest Leon Wolny (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forget Mozart Graf Pergen (Character) - 1985
55% 67% A Love in Germany Mayer (Character) - 1983
100% 85% Lola Von Bohm (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet God Does Not Believe in Us Anymore Gandhi (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Die Längste Sekunde Viktor (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Third Blinder (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 81% Naked Among Wolves André Höfel (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Cartridges Pierre (Character) - 1960

TV

Credit
75% 95% The West Wing Israeli Prime Minister Efraim "Eli" Zahavy (Guest Star) 2004