Klaus Kinski

Lowest Rated: 9% Crawlspace (1986)
Birthday: Oct 18, 1926
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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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
71% 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
77% 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 Mort d'un Pourri 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
100% 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
91% 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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No Score Yet The Hitchhiker
1983-1991

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