Burghart Klaußner

Burghart Klaußner

Highest Rated: 94% Diplomacy (2014)

Lowest Rated: 64% Goethe! (2010)

Birthday: Sep 13, 1949

Birthplace: West Berlin, West Germany

A German actor who has gathered dozens of film credits in his nearly three-decade career, Burghart Klaussner has appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film "The Reader" and the Palme d'Or-winning drama "The White Ribbon." First gracing screens in the mid-1980s, one of Klaussner's initial noteworthy parts was a starring role in "The Riddle of the Sands," a made-for-television espionage thriller from 1987. While Klaussner continued to act regularly in German TV and films through the 1990s, playing supporting parts in movies like the war drama "Just a Matter of Duty," which screened at the 1993 Berlin Film Festival, and the 1997 satirical comedy "Rossini," it wouldn't be until the 2000s that his work put him on the radar of international audiences. In 2003, Klaussner acted in "Goodbye Lenin!," an offbeat comedy that received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. The next year, he co-starred in the crime drama "The Edukators," which was in the running for the Palme d'Or. Klaussner continued to act in films that made waves in world cinema, including the post-World War II-set effort "The Reader," which starred Ralph Fiennes and Oscar winner Kate Winslet, and controversial filmmaker Michael Haneke's grim, highly acclaimed drama "The White Ribbon."

Highest rated movies

The Silent Revolution
Good Bye Lenin!
The Silence
The White Ribbon
The People vs. Fritz Bauer




90% 86% The Silent Revolution Volksbildungsminister Lange (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freddy/Eddy Dr. Weiss (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Verdict Vorsitzender Richter (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lion Woman Johannes Joachim (Character) - 2016
85% 75% The People vs. Fritz Bauer General Attorney (Character) $277.6K 2015
No Score Yet 67% Inbetween Worlds Oberst Haar (Character) - 2014
94% 80% Diplomacy Hauptmann Werner Ebernach (Character) $230.9K 2014
76% 61% 13 Minutes Arthur Nebe (Character) $161.2K 2014
No Score Yet 71% Nono, The Zigzag Kid Felix Glick (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 75% Lessons of a Dream Gustav Merfeld (Character) - 2011
88% 71% The Silence Krischan Mittich (Character) $99.7K 2010
64% 65% Goethe! Vater Buff (Character) $160.4K 2010
86% 79% The White Ribbon The Pastor (Character) $2.2M 2009
80% 54% Yella Dr. Gunthen (Character) - 2007
86% 66% Requiem Karl Klingler (Character) $8.6K 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From the Embassy Herbert Neumann (Character) - 2006
70% 89% The Edukators Hardenberg (Character) $175.5K 2004
90% 93% Good Bye Lenin! Robert Kerner (Character) $4.1M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crazy Klaus Lebert, Benjamins Vater (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Super-Wife Rudi Fährenberg (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kinderspiele Father (Character) - 1992


No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Adlon Lorenz Adlon (Character) 2013