Werner Krauss

Werner Krauss

Highest Rated: 100% Varieté (Variety) (Jealousy) (1925)

Lowest Rated: 75% The Joyless Street (1925)

Birthday: Jun 23, 1884

Birthplace: Not Available

The German expressionist cinema was but a short stylistic step away from the exaggerated gestures which actor Werner Krauss had been trained to do for the European stage. In films from 1916, Krauss became a worldwide sensation for his demonic portrayal of the titular medico in Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919). His heavy, declamatory technique was perfect for such roles as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1924) and Jack the Ripper in The Wax Works (1924). When Hitler came to power, Krauss clutched the Nazi ideology firmly to his bosom. He was made an Actor of the State by Joseph Goebbels, thanks in no small part to his vicious portrayal of the title role in the execrable anti-Semitic epic Jud Suess (1940). Good roles were few and far between for Werner Krauss after the war, though he was "forgiven" to the extent of being invited to several German film festivals, where he elicited loud applause for such noncontroversial declarations as "I tell you my friends, the show-house is my life!"

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Othello Actor 2014
No Score Yet Der fallende Stern (The Falling Star) Actor 2014
No Score Yet Mensch Ohne Namen Actor 2014
No Score Yet Annelie Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Tales Of Hoffman Actor 2011
No Score Yet Jud Suss Rabbi Loew Levi 1941
No Score Yet Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes Actor 1939
No Score Yet Der Student von Prag Scapinelli 1926
No Score Yet Waxworks Actor 1926
No Score Yet Nana Count Muffat 1926
No Score Yet Geheimnisse einer Seele Martin Feliman 1925
100% Varieté (Variety) (Jealousy) Actor 1925
75% The Joyless Street Butcher 1925
86% Tartuffe Orgon 1925
No Score Yet Decameron Nights Soldan 1924
No Score Yet Der Schatz (The Treasure) Actor 1923
No Score Yet Das alte Gesetz (This Ancient Law) Actor 1923
No Score Yet Der Brennende Acker (Burning Soil) Actor 1922
No Score Yet Wax Works Actor 1922
No Score Yet Othello Iago 1922
No Score Yet Danton Actor 1921
100% The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) Dr. Caligari 1920
No Score Yet Die Hose Actor


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