Oscar Homolka

Highest Rated: 100% I Remember Mama (1948)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
Beetle-browed, heavily-accented Viennese character actor Oscar Homolka graduated from the Royal Dramatic Academy in Vienna before going on to work on the Austrian and German stage, which led him to appear in many German silent and sound films. After Hitler came to power, he moved first to England, then to the U.S. in 1936. In Hollywood films and on Broadway he played imposing character roles, usually scheming or villainous but sometimes humorous or sympathetic. For his portrayal of gruff Uncle Chris in I Remember Mama (1948) he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. Because of his coarse, Slavic features, he was frequently cast as heavies in films about foreign intrigue. He returned to England in the mid-'60s, intending to retire; instead, he continued appearing in films, and in 1975 came back to Hollywood to make two made-for-TV movies, One of Our Own and The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond, co-starring his wife, actress Joan Tetzel.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Tamarind Seed Gen Golitsyn 1974
No Score Yet Song of Norway Engstrand 1970
No Score Yet The Executioner Racovsky 1970
20% The Madwoman of Chaillot Commissar 1969
No Score Yet Assignment to Kill Inspector Ruff 1968
No Score Yet The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Actor 1968
No Score Yet The Happening Sam the Tailor 1967
50% Billion Dollar Brain Colonel Stok 1967
75% Funeral in Berlin Col. Stok 1966
0% Joy in the Morning Stan Pulaski 1965
50% The Long Ships Krok 1964
No Score Yet The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm The Duke 1962
No Score Yet Boys' Night Out Dr. Prokosch 1962
No Score Yet Mooncussers Actor 1962
33% Mr. Sardonicus Krull 1961
No Score Yet The Key Capt. Van Dam 1958
0% A Farewell To Arms Dr. Emerich 1957
43% War and Peace Gen. Mikhail Kutuzov 1956
87% The Seven Year Itch Dr. Brubaker 1955
No Score Yet Prisoner of War Col. Nikita I. Biroshilov 1954
No Score Yet House of the Arrow Inspector Hanaud 1953
No Score Yet The White Tower Andreas 1950
100% I Remember Mama Uncle Chris 1948
No Score Yet Code of Scotland Yard Descius Heiss 1947
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Maxim Litvinov 1943
No Score Yet Rage in Heaven Dr. Rameau 1941
100% Ball of Fire Prof. Gurkakoff 1941
No Score Yet The Invisible Woman Blackie Cole 1940
No Score Yet Comrade X Commissar Vasiliev 1940
No Score Yet Seven Sinners Antro 1940
No Score Yet Ebb Tide Capt. Therbecke 1937
100% Sabotage Her Husband 1937
No Score Yet Rhodes of Africa Paul Kruger 1936
No Score Yet Hokuspokus (Hocuspocus) Grandt 1930


No Score Yet Kojak
Father Demetrios
  • 1976
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Klaue Carpius
  • 1960
  • 1957


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