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Armin Mueller-Stahl

Highest Rated:   100% Lola (1981)
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A musical prodigy, East Prussian-born Armin Mueller-Stahl was a noted concert violinist while still in his teens. Mueller-Stahl turned to film acting in East Berlin in 1950, later launching a 25-year stint as a repertory performer at Theater aum Schiffbaurdamm. The winner of the GDR State Prize for his film work, Mueller-Stahl became persona non grata with the communist regime in 1977, due to his activism in protesting government suppression of performing artists. He relocated to the West in 1980, where he recouped his film stardom in such productions as Fassbinder's Lola (1981) and Veronika Voss (1982) and Agnieszka Holland's Angry Harvest (1985), winning the Montreal Festival "Best Actor" prize for his performance in the latter. Most American viewers first became aware of Mueller-Stahl through his portrayal of Russian general Samanov in the controversial miniseries Amerika (1987). He then gained perhaps his greatest recognition to date by U.S. film fans for two radically different characterizations: aging Nazi war criminal Mike Laszlo in Costa-Gavras' The Music Box (1989) and Jewish grandpa Sam Krischinsky in Barry Levinson's Avalon (1990). He spent the rest of the decade working steadily in Hollywood and abroad, appearing in such films as Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth (1991), The X-Files (1998), and Jakob the Liar (1999). In 1996, he earned particular acclaim and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of pianist David Helfgott's domineering father in Scott Hicks' Shine.He appeared in 2000's Mission to Mars, and followed that up the next year in The Long Run. He was away from screens for three years, reappearing in Bustin' Bonaparte and The Dust Factory, before landing the role of the scary patriarch of a crime family in David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises. He appeared in the highly-successful Dan Brown adaptation Angels & Demons.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
45% Knight of Cups
  • Fr. Zeitlinger
$0.4M 2016
No Score Yet Ein Lord am Alexanderplatz (A Lord of Alexander Square)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Nelken In Aspik
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Leningrad (Attack on Leningrad)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Fünf Patronenhülsen (Five Cartridges)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Dmitri Schostakowitsch - Dem kühlen Morgen entgegen
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Blind Director
  • Actor
2011
37% Angels & Demons
  • Cardinal Strauss
$133.4M 2009
59% The International
  • Wilhelm
$25.5M 2009
No Score Yet Buddenbrooks
  • Actor
2008
89% Eastern Promises
  • Semyon
$17.2M 2007
No Score Yet Ich Bin Die Andere (I Am the Other Woman)
  • Actor
2006
36% Local Color
  • Nicoli Seroff
2006
No Score Yet Bustin' Bonaparte
  • Otto
2005
9% The Dust Factory
  • Grandpa Randolph
2004
No Score Yet The Long Run
  • Berry
2001
No Score Yet Jesus
  • Joseph
2000
25% Mission to Mars
  • NASA Chief
2000
20% Inferno (Pilgrim)
  • Actor
2000
67% The Third Miracle
  • Archbishop Werner
1999
29% Jakob the Liar
  • Kirschbaum
1999
29% The Thirteenth Floor
  • Hannon Fuller
1999
89% Der Unhold (The Ogre)
  • Count of Kaltenborn
1999
64% The X-Files - Fight the Future
  • Conrad Strughold
1998
No Score Yet The Commissioner
  • Hans Konig
1998
72% The Game
  • Anson Baer
1997
92% 12 Angry Men
  • Juror #4
1997
No Score Yet In the Presence of Mine Enemies
  • Rabbi Adam Heller
1997
No Score Yet The Assistant
  • Mr. Bober
1997
91% Shine
  • Peter Helfgott
1996
No Score Yet Taxandria
  • Virgilius/Karol
1996
No Score Yet Theodore Rex
  • Dr. Edgar Kane
1995
89% The Last Good Time
  • Joseph Kopple
1995
0% A Pyromaniac's Love Story
  • Mr. Linzer
1995
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony
  • Wilhelm
1994
29% The House of the Spirits
  • Severo
1994
No Score Yet Red Hot
  • Dimitri
1993
No Score Yet Utz
  • Baron Kaspar Von Utz
1993
39% The Power of One
  • Doc
1992
73% Night on Earth
  • Helmut
1991
57% Kafka
  • Insp. Grubach
1991
83% Avalon
  • Sam Krichinsky
1990
No Score Yet The Spider's Web
  • Actor
1989
75% Music Box
  • Michael Laszlo
1989
No Score Yet Midnight Cop
  • Inspector Alex Glas
1988
No Score Yet Lethal Obsession
  • Axel Baumgartner
1987
No Score Yet Amerika
  • Gen. Petya Samanov
1987
No Score Yet Momo
  • Chef der grauen Männer
1986
No Score Yet Bittere Ernte (Angry Harvest)
  • Leon Wolny
1985
No Score Yet Forget Mozart (Vergeßt Mozart)
  • Count Pergen
1985
No Score Yet Oberst Redl (Colonel Redl)
  • Archduke Ferdinand
1985
No Score Yet A Love in Germany (Eine Liebe in Deutschland)
  • Mayer
1983
No Score Yet L'homme blessé
  • Father
1983
No Score Yet The Lite Trap (Der Westen Leuchtet!)
  • Actor
1982
67% Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss
  • Max Rehbein
1982
No Score Yet An Uns Glaubt Gott Nicht Mehr
  • Actor
1982
100% Lola
  • Von Bohm
1981
100% Jakob, der Lügner (Jacob the Liar)
  • Roman
1975
No Score Yet Der Dritte
  • Blind Man
1971
No Score Yet Tödlicher Irrtum
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet Nackt unter Wölfen (Naked Among Wolves)
  • Hofel
1967
No Score Yet Naked Among Wolves
  • Actor
1963

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Israeli Prime Minister Eli Zahavy
  • 2004

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