Klaus Maria Brandauer

Klaus Maria Brandauer

  • Highest Rated: 83% Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% Extreme Ops (2002)
  • Birthday: Jun 22, 1943
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Acclaimed actor Klaus-Maria Brandauer is quite well-known in Germany and in his native Austria for his work in theater and films such as Mephisto (1981). For his leading role in that film, he won the Best Actor award at Cannes. In the United States, Brandauer is best known for his memorable role as Meryl Streep's neer-do-well husband in Out of Africa for which he was given an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Born Klaus Maria Stenji, he was educated at the Stuttgart Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Germany. Upon graduation, he began working in repertory theater in well-known companies such as Tubingen and Dusseldorf until he was hired into the troupe at Burgtheater in Vienna, one of Austria's best known theaters. By 1970, Brandauer had become one of the most famous stage actors in the German-speaking world, known for his range and charisma on stage. He made his film debut in the French TV mini-series Jean Christophe. He later debuted in cinema playing a villain in The Salzburg Connection(1982), which bombed critically, but lead him to play a series of villains including the deliciously evil Largo in the 1983 Bond thriller Never Say Never Again. His best films have been made with Hungarian director Istvan Szabo including Colonel Redl (1985).


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No Score Yet Die Auslöschung Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Salzburg Connection Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Strange Case Of Wilhelm Reich Wilhelm Reich 2013
No Score Yet Yirmiyahu Actor 2012
No Score Yet Manipulation Urs Rappold 2011
70% Tetro Carlo/Alfie $0.3M 2009
No Score Yet Verstorung: Und Eine Art Von Poesie. Die Filmlegende Bernhard Wicki Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Crown Prince Actor 2006
No Score Yet Entrusted Actor 2003
71% Bonhoeffer Bonhoeffer 2003
7% Extreme Ops Actor $4.8M 2002
25% Between Strangers Alexander 2002
No Score Yet Druids (Vercingétorix) Caesar 2001
No Score Yet Dykaren (The Diver) Actor 2000
No Score Yet Rembrandt Rembrandt van Rijn 1999
83% Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Otto Preminger 1999
No Score Yet Jeremiah King Nebuchadnezzar 1998
No Score Yet Felidae Pascal/Claudandus 1994
No Score Yet Mario And The Magician (Mario Und Der Zauberer) Director Actor 1994
No Score Yet Becoming Colette Henri Gauthier-Villars 1992
63% White Fang Alex 1991
76% The Russia House Dante 1990
No Score Yet Georg Elser - Einer aus Deutschland Johann George Elser Director 1989
No Score Yet The Spider's Web Actor 1989
No Score Yet La révolution française Georges-Jacques Danton 1989
No Score Yet Hanussen Hanussen 1988
No Score Yet Burning Secret Baron 1988
31% Streets of Gold Alek Neuman 1986
No Score Yet The Lightship Captain Miller 1986
60% Out of Africa Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke 1985
No Score Yet Oberst Redl (Colonel Redl) Alfred Redl 1985
No Score Yet Quo Vadis Actor 1985
No Score Yet Kindergarten German Officer 1984
67% Never Say Never Again Maxamillian Largo 1983
75% Mephisto Hendrik Hoefgen 1981
No Score Yet The Salzburg Connection Johann Kronsteiner 1972
No Score Yet Der Snob (The Snob) Actor


Alex Larson
I'll keep an eye on your gold for you.
Do you lose as gracefully as you win?
James Bond
I don't know, I've never lost.