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Klaus Kinski

Highest Rated:   100% Decision Before Dawn (1951)
Lowest Rated:   9% Crawlspace (1986)
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Birthplace:   Zoppot, Free City of Danzig [now Sopot, Poland]
Though he invariably looked sickly and tubercular, Polish/German actor Klaus Kinski rose to fame in roles calling for near-manic aggressiveness. His war career consisted primarily of a year and a half in a British POW camp. After this experience, Kinski took to the theater, where he rapidly built a reputation for on-stage brilliance and off-stage emotional instability. He made his first German film, Morituri, in 1948; three years later, he made his English-language movie debut with a fleeting bit in Decision Before Dawn (1951). Villainy was Kinski's film stock in trade during the 1950s and '60s, with several appearances in Germany's Edgar Wallace second-feature series and in such Italian spaghetti Westerns as For a Few Dollars More (1965). International stardom came Kinski's way via his off-the-beam appearances in the films of director Werner Herzog, notably Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1973), Woyzeck (1978), Nosferatu (1979), and Fitzcarraldo (1982). With 1989's Paganini, Kinski proved to be as colorful and chaotic a director as he was an actor. Kinski was the father of actress Nastassja Kinski, though the two seldom saw each other and were never close. He died in 1991.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Code Name Wild Geese
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Der Rote Rausch
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Der letzte Ritt nach Santa Cruz (The Last Ride to Santa Cruz)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet A doppia faccia (Double Face) (Liz & Helen)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Winnetou: Last of the Renegades (Winnetou - 2. Teil)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Burn to Shine, Vol. 5: Seattle, WA 01.27.07
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Paganini
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Nicolò Paganini
1989
No Score Yet Nosferatu a Venezia (Nosferatu in Venice) (Vampire in Venice)
  • Nosferatu
1988
88% Cobra Verde
  • Francisco Manoel da Silva
1987
No Score Yet Timestalkers (Time Stalkers)
  • Dr. Joseph Cole
1987
No Score Yet Rough Justice
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Revenge of the Stolen Stars
  • Duncan McBride
1986
9% Crawlspace
  • Dr. Karl Gunther
1986
No Score Yet El Caballero del dragón (Star Knight) (The Knight of the Dragon)
  • Boetius
1985
No Score Yet Kommando Leopard (Commando Leopard)
  • Silveira
1985
No Score Yet Creature
  • Hans Rudy Hofner
1985
67% The Little Drummer Girl
  • Martin Kurtz
1984
No Score Yet Geheimcode: Wildgänse (Code Name: Wild Geese)
  • Charlton
1984
No Score Yet The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud
  • Dr. Max Bauer
1984
No Score Yet Yoman
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Fruits of Passion (Les fruits de la passion)
  • Sir Stephen
1982
83% Android
  • Dr. Daniel
1982
No Score Yet The Soldier
  • Dracha
1982
80% Fitzcarraldo
  • Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald
1982
94% Burden of Dreams
  • Actor
1982
50% Venom
  • Jacques Müller
1981
62% Buddy Buddy
  • Dr. Hugo Zuckerbrot
1981
No Score Yet Schizoid (Murder by Mail)
  • Pieter Fales
1980
No Score Yet Jack the Ripper (Der Dirnenmörder von London)
  • Actor
1979
82% Woyzeck
  • Friedrich Johann Franz Woyzeck
1979
No Score Yet Zoo zéro
  • Actor
1979
94% Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre)
  • Count Dracula
1979
No Score Yet La chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland)
  • Roland
1978
No Score Yet Mivtsa Yonatan (Operation Thunderbolt)
  • Boese
1977
No Score Yet The French Woman (Madame Claude)
  • Zakis
1977
No Score Yet The Twisted Detective
  • Tomsky
1977
No Score Yet The Night of the Assassin
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet The Liberators
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Lifespan
  • Industrialist
1976
No Score Yet Jack The Ripper
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Un Genio, Due Compari, un Pollo (A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot) (Nobody's the Greatest)
  • Doc Foster
1975
No Score Yet The Main Thing Is to Love
  • Karl-Heinz Zimmer
1975
No Score Yet Le orme (Footprints on the Moon) (Primal Impulse)
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet The Hand That Feeds the Dead (La mano che nutre la morte)
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Evil Face
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet La morte ha sorriso all'assassino (Death Smiles on a Murderer)
  • Dr. Sturges
1973
No Score Yet His Name Was King
  • Brian Foster
1973
No Score Yet Heroes in Hell
  • Gen. Kaufmann
1973
98% Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes)
  • Don Lope de Aguirre
1972
No Score Yet Il ritorno di Clint il solitario (A Noose Is Waiting for You Trinity)
  • Scott
1972
No Score Yet L'occhio del ragno
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Shanghai Joe (Il mio nome è Shangai Joe)(Dragon Strikes Back)
  • Scalper Jack
1972
No Score Yet Web of the Spider
  • Edgar Allan Poe
1971
No Score Yet Asylum of Blood
  • Dr. Keller
1971
No Score Yet Sono Sartana, il vostro becchino (Sartana the Gravedigger)
  • Holden
1971
No Score Yet The Price of Death (Il venditore di morte)
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Pray to Kill and Return Alive (Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo)(To Kill a Jackal)
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Venus in Furs (Paroxismus)
  • Ahmed
1970
No Score Yet I Leopardi di Churchill (Churchill's Leopards) (Los Leopardos De Churchill)
  • Major Holtz
1970
No Score Yet Count Dracula
  • R.M. Renfield
1970
No Score Yet And God Said to Cain (E Dio disse a Caino)
  • Gary Hamilton
1970
No Score Yet Marquis de Sade: Justine (Deadly Sanctuary)
  • Marquis de Sade
1969
No Score Yet Gangsters' Law
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet Se incontri Sartana prega per la tua morte (If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death)
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet The Ruthless Four (Ognuno per sé) (The Goldseekers ) (Sam Cooper's Gold )
  • Brent il Biondo
1968
No Score Yet Grand Slam
  • Erich Weiss
1968
No Score Yet The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio)
  • Loco
1968
No Score Yet Five for Hell
  • SS Col. Hans Mueller
1968
No Score Yet Psychopath
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet Coplan sauve sa peau (Coplan Saves His Skin)
  • Hugo
1968
No Score Yet Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel (Blood of the Virgins)(The Blood Demon)(Torture Chamber)
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet Creature With The Blue Hand
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet Those Fantastic Flying Fools (Rocket to the Moon)
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet The Million Eyes of Su-Muru
  • President Boong
1967
No Score Yet Die blaue Hand (Creature with the Blue Hand)
  • Dave Emerson: Richard Emerson
1967
No Score Yet Five Golden Dragons
  • Gert
1967
No Score Yet The Secret of the Red Orchid
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet A Bullet for the General (El chuncho, quien sabe?)
  • El Santo
1966
No Score Yet Circus of Fear
  • Manfred
1966
No Score Yet Renegade Gun
  • Actor
1966
No Score Yet Pleasure Girls
  • Nikko
1966
No Score Yet Target for Killing
  • Actor
1966
94% For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più)
  • Hunchback
1965
No Score Yet Neues vom Hexer
  • Edwards
1965
No Score Yet Das Indische Tuch (The Indian Scarf)
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Der Zinker (The Squeaker)
  • Krishna
1963
No Score Yet The Secret of the Black Widow
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Black Abbot
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Dr. Mabuse Vs. Scotland Yard
  • Joe Rank
1963
No Score Yet Das Gasthaus an der Themse (The Inn on the River)
  • Gregor Gubanow
1962
No Score Yet The Counterfeit Traitor
  • Kindler
1962
No Score Yet Door With Seven Locks
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet Die Toten Augen von London (Dead Eyes of London) (Dark Eyes of London)
  • Edgar Strauss
1961
No Score Yet Secret of the Red Orchid
  • Steve
1961
No Score Yet Strange Countess
  • Stuart Bresset
1961
No Score Yet The Avenger (Der Racher)
  • Lorenz Voss
1960
No Score Yet A Time to Love and a Time to Die
  • Gestapo Lieutenant
1958
No Score Yet Kinder, Mütter und ein General (Children, Mother, and the General)
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs
  • Prinz Otto
1955
100% Decision Before Dawn
  • Whining Soldier
1951
No Score Yet Morituri
  • Actor
1948

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