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Werner Krauss



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!"

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
No Score Yet Varieté (Variety) (Jealousy)
  • Actor
1925
75% The Joyless Street
  • Butcher
1925
80% 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% Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari)
  • Dr. Caligari
1920
No Score Yet Die Hose
  • Actor

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