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Klaus Kinski (Actor)

Real Name:
Nikolaus Günther Nakszynski
18th October 1926 in Zoppot, Danzig, Germany (now Sopot, Gdansk, Poland)
23 November 1991 in Lagunitas, California, USA. (heart attack)
Sometimes credited as:
Klaus Kinsky


Born into poverty, Kinski grew up in Berlin and was drafted into the German army in 1942. He spent much of World War II as a British POW and some time in sanitariums before he began acting on the Berlin stage, where he quickly gained some reputation for his talent and his ferocious temper. Soon afterwards he began acting in films and stared in numerous movies, including several worthless genre flicks. When he first met director Werner Herzog, a similarly driven and obsessive character, a wild but memorable working realationship started that lasted for 15 years, until they finally split up after irreconcilable differences when filming "Cobra Verde" (1988). He helmed one movie as a director, "Paganini", with himself in the title-role. His autobiography (Ich Brauche Liebe) was published in America in 1989, but was soon withdrawn for legal reasons. With his death in 1991 he left three children, his two daugters Pola (* 23 March 1952) and Nastassja (* 24 January 1959) followed in his footsteps as actresses.


Kinski Paganini (1989) .... Niccolo Paganini
Cobra Verde (1988) .... Francisco Manoel Da Silva
Nosferatu A Venezia (1986) .... Nosferatu
Crawlspace (1986) .... Doctor Karl Gunther
Kommando Leopard (1985) .... Silveira
Code Name: Wild Geese (1984) .... Charleton
Fitzcarraldo (1982) .... Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald - "Fitzcarraldo"
Schizoid (1980) .... Pieter Fales Woyzeck (1979) .... Woyzeck
Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht (1979) .... Count Dracula ... alternativ: Nosferatu The Vampyre
Jack The Ripper (1976) .... Dr. Dennis Orloff/Jack The Ripper
Genio, Due Compari, Un Pollo, Un (1975) .... Doc Foster
... alternativ: Nobody's The Greatest
Aguirre, Der Zorn Gottes (1973) .... Don Lope De Aguirre ... alternativ: Aguirre: The Wrath Of God
Bestia Uccide A Sangue Freddo, La (1971) .... Dr. Bernhard Keller ... alternativ: Cold-Blooded Beast, The
Nella Stretta Morsa Del Ragno (1970) .... Edgar Allan Poe ... alternativ: And Comes The Dawn... But Colored Red
Per Una Bara Piena Di Dollari (1970) .... Hagen ... alternativ: Coffin Full Of Dollars
Conde Drácula, El (1970) .... R.M Renfield ... alternativ: Count Dracula
E Dio Disse A Caino (1969) .... Gary Hamilton ... alternativ: And God Said To Cain
Sono Sartana, Il Vostro Becchino (1969) .... Holden ... alternativ: Angel Of Death: Sartana
Marquis De Sade: Justine (1969) .... Marquis De Sade
Grande Silenzio, Il (1968) .... Tigrero, a.k.a. Loco ... alternativ: Big Silence, The
Se Incontri Sartana Prega Per La Tua Morte (1968) .... Morgan ... alternativ: Sartana
Five Golden Dragons (1967) .... Dragon #5
Doctor Zhivago (1965) .... Kostoyed
Per Qualche Dollaro In Più (1965) .... Wild, The Hunchback ... alternativ: For A Few Dollars More
Verrätertor, Das (1964) .... Kane ... alternativ: Traitor's Gate
Scotland Yard Jagt Dr. Mabuse (1963) .... Inspector Joe Rank ... alternativ: Dr. Mabuse Vs. Scotland Yard
Schwarze Abt, Der (1963) .... Thomas Fortuna ... alternativ: Black Abbot, The
Gasthaus An Der Themse, Das (1962) .... Gregor Gubanow ... alternativ: Inn On The River, The
Geheimnis Der Gelben Narzissen, Das (1961) .... Peter Keene ... alternativ: Daffodil Killer
Toten Augen Von London, Die (1961) .... Edgar Strauss ... alternativ: Dark Eyes Of London
Hanussen (1955)

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