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Gert Fröbe



The corpulent, ruddy-faced Gert Frobe familiar to filmgoers of the 1960s bore so little resemblance to the thin, gawky Gert Frobe of the late 1940s and early 1950s that one might think that the German-born Frobe was two different people. A violinist and stage designer in his 20s, Frobe turned to acting in the 1930s, interrupting his career for war service. His membership in the Nazi party caused him no end of difficulty after the war until it was confirmed that not only had Frobe not engaged in any anti-Semitic activities, but he had also hidden several Jews from the Gestapo. In the immediate postwar years, Frobe established himself as a milquetoastish comic actor in such German films as Berliner Ballad (1948) and Der Tag vor der Hochzeit (1952). He switched to movie villainy after gaining a great deal of weight in the mid-1950s. Gert Frobe's best-known role was the megalomanic title character in the 1965 James Bond film Goldfinger, in which his thick Teutonic accent was dubbed over by a British actor.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Banana Peel
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Der Räuber Hotzenplotz
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Banovic Strahinja
  • Jug Bogdan
1983
No Score Yet Le coup du parapluie (Umbrella Coup)
  • Otto Krampe
1980
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's 'Bloodline'
  • Inspector Max Hornung
1979
23% The Serpent's Egg
  • Inspector Bauer
1978
No Score Yet Death Rite (Les magiciens)
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Shadow Man
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Nuits rouges (Shadowman)
  • Sorbier
1974
No Score Yet Ein unbekannter rechnet ab (Ten Little Indians)(And Then There Were None)
  • Wilhelm BIore
1974
No Score Yet Ludwig
  • Father Hoffmann
1973
83% $ (Dollars) (The Heist)
  • Mr. Kessel
1971
No Score Yet Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies
  • Schnickel
1969
65% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Baron Bomburst
1968
No Score Yet Those Fantastic Flying Fools (Rocket to the Moon)
  • Professor Siegfried von Bulow
1967
No Score Yet I Killed Rasputin
  • Rasputin
1967
No Score Yet Triple Cross
  • Col. Steinhanger
1967
80% Is Paris Burning? (Paris brûle-t-il?)
  • Gen. Dietrich von Choltitz
1966
No Score Yet Du rififi à Paname (The Upper Hand)
  • Actor
1966
71% Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
  • Col. Manfred von Holstein
1965
96% Goldfinger
  • Auric Goldfinger
1964
No Score Yet Tonio Kröger (Tonio Kroeger )
  • Policeman Peterson
1964
No Score Yet A High Wind in Jamaica
  • Dutch Captain
1964
No Score Yet Threepenny Opera
  • J.J. Peachum
1963
No Score Yet Banana Peel
  • Raymond Lachard
1963
No Score Yet Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (Terror of the Mad Doctor )
  • Kommissar Lohmann
1962
92% The Longest Day
  • Sgt. Kaffeeklatsch
1962
No Score Yet Im Stahlnetz des Dr. Mabuse (The Return of Dr. Mabuse)
  • Kommissar Lohmann
1961
No Score Yet Der Gauner und der liebe Gott (Crook and the Cross)
  • Actor
1960
86% Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse)(Diabolical Dr. Mabuse)
  • Kriminalkommissar Kras
1960
No Score Yet Mein Mann, Das Wirtschaftswunder
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet Das Mädchen Rosemarie (The Girl Rosemarie)
  • Bruster
1959
No Score Yet Es geschah am hellichten Tag (It Happened in Broad Daylight)
  • Schrott
1958
No Score Yet Wet Asphalt
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet 17 Sinister Street
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet He Who Must Die
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet The Girl from Flanders
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet They Were So Young
  • Lobos
1955
No Score Yet Eternal Waltz
  • Actor
1954
No Score Yet Man on a Tightrope
  • Police Agent
1953
No Score Yet Bis daß das Geld euch scheidet (Until Money Departs You)
  • Actor

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