Klaus Kinski

Klaus Kinski

Highest Rated: 100% The Great Silence (1968)

Lowest Rated: 17% Crawlspace (1986)

Birthday: Oct 18, 1926

Birthplace: Sopot, Free City of Danzig

Without a doubt one of the most intense actors ever to grace the silver screen, Klaus Kinski tapped into his dark inner reaches to deliver a number of spellbinding performances. Though he appeared in over 250 films, the five he made with German compatriot director Werner Herzog were the stuff of filmmaking legend. Their combative collaboration started with "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" (1972), and resumed years later with "Nosferatu the Vampyre" (1979), "Woyzeck" (1979) and "Fitzcarraldo" (1982). All throughout their partnership, both concurrently despised and needed one another, creating an artistic energy neither matched with any other collaborator. Their long-running partnership, which also was a stormy friendship, generated the best work either made in their careers - though often at great emotional, psychological and even physical harm - and ended 15 years after it began with "Cobra Verde" (1987). Though together for only a fraction of their creative outputs, it was impossible to talk of either one without mentioning the other. For Kinski, the collaboration with Herzog proved fruitful artistically.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jesus Christus Erlöser Himself (Character),
Writer
- 2008
80% 92% Mon Ennemi Intime Himself (archive footage) (Character) $95.6K 1999
No Score Yet 44% Paganini Niccolo Paganini (Character),
Director
- 1989
No Score Yet 19% Vampire in Venice Nosferatu (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 34% Timestalkers Dr. Joseph Cole (Character) - 1987
82% 76% Cobra Verde Francisco Manoel da Silva (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Codename: Wildgeese Charleton (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revenge of the Stolen Stars Donald McBride (Character) - 1986
17% 21% Crawlspace Karl Gunther (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 19% The Knight of the Dragon Boetius (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 0% His Name Was King Brian Foster (Character) - 1985
40% 12% Creature Hans Rudy Hofner (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 23% Commando Leopard Silveira (Character) - 1985
71% 64% The Little Drummer Girl Martin Kurtz (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 50% The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud Dr. Max Bauer (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yoman Unknown (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Femme Enfant Marcel (Character) - 1982
94% 91% Burden of Dreams Fitzcarraldo/Himself (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 23% The Soldier Dracha (Character) - 1982
78% 92% Fitzcarraldo Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald - 'Fitzcarraldo' (Character) - 1982
83% 38% Android Dr. Daniel (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Money Frederic Stockheinz (Character) - 1982
63% 43% Buddy Buddy Dr. Hugo Zuckerbrot (Character) - 1981
43% 31% Venom Jacques Müller (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 17% Schizoid Pieter Fales (Character) - 1980
95% 83% Nosferatu Count Dracula (Character) - 1979
85% 77% Woyzeck Friedrich Johann Franz Woyzeck (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 75% Operation Thunderbolt Wilfried Boese (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Woman Zakis (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of a Corrupt Man Nicolas Tomski (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 36% Jack the Ripper Dr. Dennis Orloff/Jack the Ripper (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 60% Lifespan Unknown (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 58% A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot Doc Foster (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return of Shanghai Joe Pat Barnes (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 58% Primal Impulse Professor Blackmann (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bloody Hands of the Law Vito Quattroni (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 68% Death Smiles on a Murderer Dr. Sturges (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heroes in Hell Gen. Kaufmann (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salt in the Wound Cpl. Brian Haskins/Norman Carr (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe Scalper Jack (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet There's A Noose Waiting For You...Trinity! Scott (Character) - 1972
96% 91% Aguirre: The Wrath of God Don Lope de Aguirre (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 34% Asylum of Blood Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead Dan Hogan (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eye of the Spider Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Barrel Full of Dollars Hagen (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Killer James Webb the lawyer (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Price of Death Chester Conway (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slaughter Hotel Dr. Francis Clay (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vengeance Is a Dish Served Cold Perkins (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coffin Full of Dollars Hagen (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ballad of Django Reverend Cotton (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Children of Mata Hari Pavel Richko/Torpédo I (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 11% Web of the Spider Edgar Allan Poe (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 62% And God Said to Cain Gary Hamilton (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet How Did a Nice Girl Like You Get Into This Business? Sam (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 42% Deadly Sanctuary Marquis De Sade (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beast Johnny Laster (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 44% Count Dracula Reinfierd (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Leopardi di Churchill (Churchill's Leopards) (Los Leopardos De Churchill) Unknown (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twice a Judas Dingus/Victor Barrett (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 56% Venus in Furs Ahmed Kortobawi (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vatican Affair Clint Rogers (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Am Sartana Your Angel of Death Hot Dead (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Face John Alexander (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 49% Sartana Morgan (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 43% The Ruthless Four Brent il Biondo (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bastard Adam (Character) - 1968
100% 90% The Great Silence Tigrero (Character) $53.1K 1968
No Score Yet 38% Five for Hell SS Col. Hans Mueller (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Golden Dragons Gert (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 74% Grand Slam Erich Weiss (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 62% Pride and Vengeance Garcia (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Creature With the Blue Hand Dave Emerson/Richard Emerson (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 14% The Million Eyes of Su-Muru President Boong (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Man in Istanbul Schenck (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 73% A Bullet for the General El Santo (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bang, Bang, You're Dead Jonquil (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target for Killing Caporetti (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pleasure Girls Nikko Stalmar (Character) - 1965
92% 94% For a Few Dollars More Wild, the Hunchback (Character) - 1965
84% 88% Doctor Zhivago Kostoyed Amourski (Character) $87.1K 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Cobra Koks-Charly (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of the Black Widow Boyd (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 50% Last of the Renegades David Lukas `Luke' (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Mabuse vs. Scotland Yard Inspector Joe Wright (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curse of the Hidden Vault George (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark of the Tortoise Shapiro (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 88% The Indian Scarf Peter Ross (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vengeance of Kali Saddhu (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Abbot Thomas Fortuna (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Door With Seven Locks Pheeny (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 84% The Counterfeit Traitor Kindler (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 69% The Dead Eyes of London Edgar Strauss (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avenger Lorenz Voss (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 74% A Time to Love and a Time to Die Gestapo Lieutenant (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ludwig II Prince Otto (Character) - 1955

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1984

QUOTES FROM Klaus Kinski CHARACTERS

Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald/Fitzcarraldo says: That slope may look insignificant but it's going to be my destiny.

Hans Rudy Hofner says: We found... a child's butterfly collection... but some of zees butterflies... were not too friendly...

Don Lope de Aguirre says: â??If I, Aguirre, want the birds to drop dead from the trees the birds will drop dead from the trees. I am the Wrath of God! The earth I walk upon sees me and quakes! But whoever follows me and the river, will win untold riches. But whoever deserts...

Don Lope de Aguirre says: If I, Aguirre, want the birds to drop dead from the trees the birds will drop dead from the trees. I am the Wrath of God! The earth I walk upon sees me and quakes! But whoever follows me and the river, will win untold riches. But whoever deserts...

Don Fernando de Guzman says: All the land to our left and all the land to our right now belongs to us. I solemnly and formally take possession of all this land. Our country is already six times larger than Spain, and everyday we drift makes it bigger.

Don Lope de Aguirre says: Have you seen any solid ground that would support your weight?

Don Lope de Aguirre says: I, the wrath of God, will marry my own daughter and with her I'll found the purest dynasty the earth has ever seen.

Don Lope de Aguirre says: I am the great traitor. There must be no other. Anyone who even thinks about deserting this mission will be cut up into 198 pieces. Those pieces will be stamped on until what is left can be used only to paint walls. Whoever takes one grain of corn or one drop of water... more than his ration, will be locked up for 155 years. If I, Aguirre, want the birds to drop dead from the trees... then the birds will drop dead from the trees. I am the wrath of god. The earth I pass will see me and tremble. But whoever follows me and the river, will win untold riches.

Don Lope de Aguirre says: That man is a head taller than me. That may change.

Don Lope de Aguirre says: I think he needs to be a head shorter.

The Man With No Name says: It's a small world.

The Hunchback says: Yes and very, very bad. Now, come on. You light another match.

The Man With No Name says: I generally smoke just after I eat. Why don't you come back in about ten minutes.

The Hunchback says: Ten minutes you'll be smokin' in hell!