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Karel Stepanek

Highest Rated:   100% The Fallen Idol (1949)
Lowest Rated:   60% Operation Crossbow (1965)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 Before Winter Comes
  • Count Derassy
1969
No Score Yet The File of the Golden Goose
  • Mueller
1969
60% Operation Crossbow
  • Prof. Hoffer
1965
No Score Yet Second Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World
  • Henrik Jacobsen
1965
No Score Yet The Heroes of Telemark
  • Hartmuller
1965
80% Sink the Bismarck!
  • Adm. Lutjens
1960
87% Our Man in Havana
  • Dr. Braun
1959
90% 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
No Score Yet 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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