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Günter Meisner

  • Highest Rated: 91% Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% The Man Inside (1990)
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  • Versatile German character actor Gunter Meisner launched his busy film career in 1959 with Babette s'en va-t-en Guerre (Babette Goes to War). Fluent in four languages, he went on to appear in numerous German and European film and television productions. He is noted for his impersonation of Adolf Hitler in films such as L'As de As (The Ace of Aces) (1982). Fans of Willie Wonka and the Chcolate Factory (1971) will recognize Meisner for playing Willie Wonka's deliciously wicked-seeming rival, Mr. Slugworth. Originally, Meisner aspired to become a sculptor and a painter, but he switched to drama and began studying under prominent German actor Gustaf Grundgens at Dusseldorf's State Conservatory. Meisner's television work include appearances in The Winds of War (ABC), Blood and Honor (CBS), and The Wilderness Years (BBC). He also played recurring roles on the soap operas One Life to Live and The Edge of Night. He directed two films: Don't Look for Me in Places Where I Can't Be Found, an exploration of racism in Africa, and Bega Dwa Bega (One for All), a Swahili-language film for the Tanzanian Film Unit. As a theater actor and director, Meisner specialized in the "theater of the absurd," comedies, and classical dramas. He has appeared on-stage the world over, and in 1959, founded the Gallery Diogenes in Berlin. In 1961, he founded the International Association for Arts & Sciences and the year after that launched the Diogenes Studio Theater. In 1994, while working on a television movie, Tatort - Die Kampagne (1995), Meisner suffered a fatal heart attack.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Das Traumhaus Actor 2014
58% Faraway, So Close! (In weiter Ferne, so nah!) Forger 1993
No Score Yet Deception Herr Bruchner 1993
80% The Big Bang Actor 1990
20% The Man Inside Judge 1990
No Score Yet Magdalene The Prior 1989
63% In a Glass Cage (Tras el cristal) Klaus 1989
No Score Yet Estacion Central(Central Station) Juan 1989
No Score Yet Moon Child (El Nino De La Luna) Actor 1989
No Score Yet Roselyn and the Lions Klint 1989
No Score Yet Roselyne and the Lions Actor 1989
71% Under the Volcano Herr Krausberg - the German Attaché (uncredited) 1984
No Score Yet Night Crossing Maj. Koerner 1982
No Score Yet L'as des as (Ace of Aces) His Sister 1982
No Score Yet The American Success Company Maitre D 1980
No Score Yet Avalanche Express Muehier 1979
No Score Yet Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo (Just A Gigolo) Drunken Worker 1979
No Score Yet Steiner - Das eiserne Kreuz, 2. Teil (Sergeant Steiner) (Breakthrough) Actor 1979
69% The Boys from Brazil Franbach 1978
24% The Serpent's Egg Convict 1978
89% Voyage of the Damned Robert Hoffman 1976
No Score Yet Inside Out (The Golden Heist) (Hitler's Gold) Schmidt 1975
No Score Yet Flesh and the Orchid Actor 1975
64% The Odessa File Gen. Greifer 1974
No Score Yet Between Wars Karl Schneider 1974
No Score Yet Sutjeska (The Fifth Offensive) Lutters 1973
91% Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Mr. Slugworth $4.1M 1971
No Score Yet The Bridge at Remagen S.S. Gen. Gerlach 1969
No Score Yet College Girl Murders Actor 1968
62% The Quiller Memorandum Hassler 1966
71% Is Paris Burning? (Paris brûle-t-il?) Commandant SS à Pantin 1966
75% Funeral in Berlin Kreutzmann 1966
No Score Yet The Counterfeit Traitor Priest 1962
No Score Yet Das Wunder des Malachias (The Miracle of Father Malachia) Actor 1961
No Score Yet Question 7 Schmidt 1961

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Winds of War
1983
Adolf Hitler
  • 1983

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