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Joseph Schildkraut

Highest Rated:   100% The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Lowest Rated:   33% The Garden of Allah (1936)
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The son of esteemed actor Rudolph Schildkraut, he trained for the stage under Albert Basserman -- his father's rival. Accompanying his father on tour, he went to the U.S. in 1910 and remained till 1913; there he enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Back in Germany, Schildkraut joined his father in the Berlin stage company of Max Reinhardt and quickly rose to stardom. He moved to the U.S. in 1920; within a year he was a major matinee idol on Broadway. Meanwhile, having appeared in a small number of German films, he began playing suave leading men in American silents; by the mid 1930s he had moved into character roles, often villainous. He remained a busy screen actor (between stage roles) until 1948, when he took a decade off from movies; he returned to the screen to reprise his stage role in the film version of The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), following which he appeared in only two more movies. For his portrayal of Captain Dreyfus in The Life of Emile Zola (1937), he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. He authored an autobiography, My Father and I (1959).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Nicodemus
1965
No Score Yet King of the Roaring Twenties
  • Abraham Rothstein
1961
76% The Diary of Anne Frank
  • Otto Frank
1959
No Score Yet Northwest Outpost
  • Count Igor Savin
1947
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire
  • Don Francisco
1946
No Score Yet The Cheaters (The Castaways)
  • Anthony 'Mr. M.' Marchand
1945
No Score Yet Flame of Barbary Coast
  • Boss Tito Morell
1945
100% The Shop Around the Corner
  • Ferencz Vadas
1940
No Score Yet The Rains Came
  • Mr. Bannerjee
1939
No Score Yet Lady of the Tropics
  • Pierre Delaroch
1939
No Score Yet Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation
  • Hendrik Manderson
1939
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Fouquet
1939
No Score Yet The Three Musketeers
  • King
1939
No Score Yet Idiot's Delight
  • Capt. Kirvline
1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette
  • Duke of Orleans
1938
No Score Yet Suez
  • La Tour
1938
75% The Life of Emile Zola
  • Capt. Alfred Dreyfus
1937
No Score Yet Souls at Sea
  • Gaston de Bastonet
1937
No Score Yet Lancer Spy
  • Prince Ferdi Zu Schwarzwald
1937
33% The Garden of Allah
  • Batouch
1936
No Score Yet The Crusades
  • Conrad of Montferrat
1935
88% Cleopatra
  • King Herod
1934
80% Viva Villa!
  • Gen. Pascal
1934
No Score Yet Show Boat
  • Gaylord
1929
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler
  • Jack Morgan
1929
69% The King of Kings
  • Judas
1927
No Score Yet Young April
  • Long Stefan
1926
No Score Yet The Road to Yesterday
  • Kenneth Paulton
1925
91% Orphans of the Storm
  • Chevalier de Vaudrey
1921
No Score Yet Wandering Jew
  • King David
1920

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Becker John Holt
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960

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