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Max Schreck



Because his name translated as "Terror," there was an ongoing rumor that German actor Max Schreck was actually another actor named Alfred Abel, working under a pseudonym. In fact, Max Schreck did exist; he was married to popular actress Fanny Norman and enjoyed a lengthy stage career before entering films in 1921. Though he was active well into the sound era, his most celebrated role remained that of the desiccated vampire Nosferatu in the 1922 F.W. Murnau production of the same name. So influential was this landmark performance that, in 1979, Klaus Kinski copied Schreck's makeup and mannerisms to the nth degree in Werner Herzog's remake of Nosferatu; in addition, the double-crossing villain played by Christopher Walken in Batman Returns (1992) was named Max Schreck, as dubious an honor if there ever was one.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Nightfall
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Rasputins Liebesabenteuer
  • Actor
1928
No Score Yet Die Finanzen des Großherzogs (The Finances of the Grand Duke)
  • Sinister Conspirator
1924
No Score Yet Die Straße (Die Strasse)
  • Actor
1923
97% Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire)
  • Graf Orlok/Nosferatu
1922
No Score Yet Bloodsuckers
  • Actor
1922

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