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Karel Stepanek

Highest Rated: 100% The Fallen Idol (1949)

Lowest Rated: 0% Conspirator (1949)

Birthday: Oct 29, 1899

Birthplace: Not Available

Though born in Czechoslovakia, actor Karel Stepanek was generally regarded as a German actor due to his extensive film work in Germany (as Karl Stepanek) in the years before World War II. Stepanek fled to England in 1940, where, like many European refugee actors, he specialized in portraying Teutonic villains. He tried to stay away from out-and-out Nazi roles, but his predilection for wearing black uniforms and barking out guttural commands left little doubt as to the political preferences of Stepanek's screen characters. One of his most typical characterizations could be found in the 1946 POW drama, The Captive Heart; Stepanek also registered well as a friendlier foreigner in The Fallen Idol (1949). Commuting between London and Hollywood, Karel Stepanek continued to fight World War II, usually on the wrong side, into such '60s films as Sink the Bismarck! (1960), I Aim at the Stars (1960) and Operation Crossbow (1965).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Fünf von der Jazzband Actor 2014
No Score Yet State Secret (The Great Manhunt) Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Games Kubitsek 1970
No Score Yet The File of the Golden Goose Mueller 1969
No Score Yet Before Winter Comes Count Derassy 1969
No Score Yet The Frozen Dead Gen. Lubeck 1966
71% Operation Crossbow Prof. Hoffer 1965
No Score Yet Second Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World Henrik Jacobsen 1965
67% The Heroes of Telemark Hartmuller 1965
86% Sink the Bismarck! Adm. Lutjens 1960
94% Our Man in Havana Dr. Braun 1959
91% Anastasia Vlados 1956
No Score Yet Cockleshell Heroes Gestapo Officer 1955
No Score Yet A Prize of Gold Dr. Zachmann 1955
No Score Yet Man of the Moment Lom 1955
No Score Yet Shoot First Diss 1953
No Score Yet Never Let Me Go Commissar 1953
No Score Yet Rough Shoot Actor 1953
No Score Yet Affair in Trinidad Walters 1952
No Score Yet Walk East on Beacon Alex 1952
No Score Yet No Highway in the Sky Mannheim 1951
0% Conspirator Radek 1949
100% The Fallen Idol 1st Secretary $58.2K 1949
No Score Yet Christ in Concrete Jaroslav 1949
No Score Yet Counterblast Prof. Inman 1948
No Score Yet The Captive Heart Forster 1947
No Score Yet They Met in the Dark Riccardo 1943
No Score Yet Secret Mission Maj. Lang 1942
No Score Yet Allo Berlin? Ici Paris! (Here's Berlin) Actor 1932

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