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Werner Peters

Highest Rated: 88% The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)

Lowest Rated: 33% A Fine Madness (1966)

Birthday: Jul 7, 1918

Birthplace: Werlitzsch, Kreis Delitzsch, Prussian Saxony

A prolific German actor who worked until the day he died, Werner Peters played both sinister and melodramatic characters with equal aplomb. His first major film part came with the lead in Wolfgang Staudte's "Man of Straw," in which he played the power-crazed Diederich Heßling, a character who gets ahead by trampling others. His next big turn came in the disturbing "The Devil Strikes at Night," in which Peters played the desperate Willi Keun, a married man wrongly accused of murdering his lover. Taking a break from fiendish characters, Peters soon after became a fixture in the Dr. Mabuse melodramas of the 1960s. He appeared in German auteur Fritz Lang's "The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse" as the obnoxiously aggressive insurance salesman Hieronymus B. Mistelzweig. Peters went on to play Böhmler in "The Return of Dr. Mabuse," and the Clown Bobo, a revue theater entertainer involved in criminal doings, in "The Invisible Dr. Mabuse." The actor became known to American audiences playing General Kohler, the strong-willed German commander in the World War II war epic "Battle of the Bulge" and as another German war operative--Otto Schack--in "36 Hours," in which he played opposite James Garner. Peters worked consistently until 1971, when he died of a heart attack at age 52 during a promotional tour for a movie.

Highest rated movies

The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
36 Hours
Battle of the Bulge
A Fine Madness

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Knocks Twice Charly Holmann (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Istanbul Express Dr. Lenz (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 45% The Secret War of Harry Frigg Maj. von Steignitz (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Corrupt Ones Pinto (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Eagle of Santa Fe Morton (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 20% I Deal in Danger Elm (Character) - 1966
33% 33% A Fine Madness Dr. Freddie Vorbeck (Character) - 1966
57% 67% Battle of the Bulge Gen. Kohler (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 40% Dog Eat Dog Unknown (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of the Black Widow Mr. Shor (Character) - 1964
83% 77% 36 Hours Otto Schack (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curse of the Hidden Vault Spedding (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Spider Sergeant Meals (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Abbot Fabian Gilder (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Curse of the Yellow Snake Stephan Narth (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carpet of Horror Crayton (Character) - 1962
88% 72% The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse Hieronymus B. Mistelzweig (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Court Martial Brenner (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Chapel Heinrich Himmler (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bobby Dodd greift ein Merten (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Copper Mücke (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosemary Nakonski (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kaiser's Lackey Diederich (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 90% Rotation Udo Schulze (Character) - 1949