Joseph Schildkraut

Joseph Schildkraut

Highest Rated: 100% The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Lowest Rated: 38% The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

Birthday: Mar 22, 1896

Birthplace: Not Available

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



38% The Greatest Story Ever Told Nicodemus 1965
No Score Yet King of the Roaring Twenties Abraham Rothstein 1961
78% 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 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 The Baroness and the Butler Baron Georg Marissey 1938
No Score Yet Suez La Tour 1938
78% 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
No Score Yet Slave Ship Danelo 1937
40% The Garden of Allah Batouch 1936
100% The Crusades Conrad of Montferrat 1935
82% Cleopatra King Herod 1934
63% Viva Villa! Gen. Pascal 1934
No Score Yet Sisters Under the Skin Zukowski 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
92% Orphans of the Storm Chevalier de Vaudrey 1921
No Score Yet Wandering Jew King David 1920


80% The Twilight Zone
Becker John Holt 1962


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