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Günter Meisner

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
55% 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
75% 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
70% The Boys from Brazil
  • Franbach
1978
23% 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
90% Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Mr. Slugworth
$4M 1971
No Score Yet The Bridge at Remagen
  • S.S. Gen. Gerlach
1969
No Score Yet College Girl Murders
  • Actor
1968
67% The Quiller Memorandum
  • Hassler
1966
80% Is Paris Burning? (Paris brûle-t-il?)
  • Commandant SS à Pantin
1966
71% 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

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