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Best German Actors in History

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1. Curd Jürgens


Internationally one of the most successful German actors. He had a German father and a French mother, born and raised in Germany. 1946 he got the Austrian citizenship.
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Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
2. Emil Jannings


He was the first person to be presented with an Oscar when he was honored with the first Academy Award for Best Actor in 1929. Ancestry: a German American father (Emil Janenz), a Russian-German mother of distant Jewish descent. Emil grew up in Görlitz and Leipzig, Germany.

He is honored with a star on the "Boulevard der Stars" in Berlin.
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Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
3. Heinrich George


He is the father of the German actor Götz George.
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Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
4. Heinz Rühmann


Probably the most famous and popular actor in classic German cinema.
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Average listal rating (5 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
5. Hans Albers


He is honored with a star on the "Boulevard der Stars" in Berlin.
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Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
6. Hardy Krüger


He is honored with a star on the "Boulevard der Stars" in Berlin.
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Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
7. Armin Mueller-Stahl


He is honored with a star on the "Boulevard der Stars" in Berlin.
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Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
8. Mario Adorf
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Average listal rating (164 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
9. Klaus Kinski


He is honored with a star on the "Boulevard der Stars" in Berlin.

Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
10. Theo Lingen

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
11. Willy Fritsch

Average listal rating (42 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
12. Conrad Veidt

Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
13. Otto Gebühr


Otto Gebühr (29 May 1877 – 14 March 1954) was a German stage and film actor, who appeared in 102 films released between 1917 and 1954. He is noted for his performance as the Prussian king Frederick the Great in numerous films - this role suited perfectly to him.

films (examples):
Der große König
Fridericus
Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam
Nanon
Bismarck

Average listal rating (35 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
14. Ulrich Mühe

He is honored with a star on the "Boulevard der Stars" in Berlin.

Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
15. Horst Buchholz

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10  IMDB Rating
16. Vicco von Bülow


Vicco von Bülow, better known as Loriot, was a comedian, humorist, cartoonist, film director, actor and writer.
He is best known for his cartoons, the sketches from his 1976 television series 'Loriot', alongside Evelyn Hamann, and his two movies, Ödipussi (1988) and Pappa Ante Portas (1991).

Here you can watch his most famous scetch: Loriot - Die Nudel
...and here another funny clip: Loriot - German for Foreigners
...a clip with his comedian partner Evelyn Hamann: Loriot - Die Inhaltsangabe

He is honored with a star on the "Boulevard der Stars" in Berlin.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 1  IMDB Rating
17. Viktor de Kowa

Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
18. Paul Wegener

Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
19. Gustav Fröhlich

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
20. Gustaf Gründgens

Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
21. Kurt Gerron


He is honored with a star on the "Boulevard der Stars" in Berlin.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10  IMDB Rating
22. Karl Valentin


Karl Valentin and Liesl Karlstadt were comedian partners, almost always performing together on stage and in films.



Karl is honored with a star on the "Boulevard der Stars" in Berlin.

Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
23. Gert Fröbe


Fröbe is one of the greatest German character actors of the 20th Century. He also acted in many international productions like 'Goldfinger', 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' or 'The Longest Day'.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
24. Hubert von Meyerinck

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 1  IMDB Rating
25. Harald Juhnke

Average listal rating (4 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
26. Manfred Krug


The most popular actor in the GDR.
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Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
27. Horst Tappert


Known for his role as Inspektor Derrick

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
28. Hans Söhnker


Hans Söhnker (1903–1981) appeared in 105 films between 1933 and 1980.

Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0  IMDB Rating
29. Willy Birgel

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating
30. Paul Henckels


Paul Henckels (1885–1967) appeared in more than 230 films between 1921 and 1965 - mostly as supporting actor. He starred in 'Die Feuerzangenbowle' as Professor Bömmel.

Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
31. Fritz Rasp


Fritz Rasp (1891–1976) appeared in 104 films between 1916 and 1976. He excelled in dark roles: villains, rapists, traitors. His most notable films were Metropolis (1927), Tagebuch einer Verlorenen/Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), Die 3-Groschen-Oper/The Threepenny Opera (1931).

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
32. Paul Dahlke

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
33. Curt Bois


Curt Bois (1901–1991) began acting in 1907, becoming one of the film world's first child actors. He is internationally best remembered for his performance as the Pickpocket in Casablanca (1942). Bois' acting career spanned eighty years, a longer period than can be claimed by any other actor.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
34. Dieter Borsche


Dieter Borsche (1909–1982) appeared in over 90 films between 1935 and 1981. Borsche became a film star after the Second World War following his performance in Keepers of the Night (1949).

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
35. Hans Christian Blech

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
36. Horst Frank

Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0  IMDB Rating
37. Carl Raddatz


Carl Raddatz (1912–2004) appeared in 55 films between 1938 and 1990. He was a leading man of German cinema during the Nazi era appearing in a number of propaganda films and romances. Later in his career he developed a reputation for playing benevolent father figures.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating
38. Dieter Pfaff

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 1  IMDB Rating
39. Klausjürgen Wussow

Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
40. Rolf Hoppe


One of the most popular actors in the GDR.
Anautix's rating:

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
41. Herbert Köfer


One of the most popular actors in the GDR.
Anautix's rating:

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 1  IMDB Rating
42. Arno Wyzniewski


He was very popular in the GDR during the 1960's and 80's.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 1  IMDB Rating
43. Gunter Schoß


He was a popular actor in the GDR and today especially popular as a narrator and dubbing actor.

Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
44. Gustav Knuth


Gustav Knuth (1901–1987) appeared in 128 films between 1935 and 1982.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 3  IMDB Rating
45. Hans Leibelt


Hans Leibelt (1885–1974) appeared in nearly 200 films between 1923 and 1970 mainly in supporting roles. He often played fathers, uncles, diplomats and directors.

Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
46. Rudolf Platte


From 1929 onwards, Platte performed in more than 200 film roles, embodying the shy and underestimated, likeable "Little Man".

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 1  IMDB Rating
47. Sig Arno


Sigfried Arno (1895–1975) was a German-Jewish film actor who appeared in such films as Pardon My Sarong, and The Mummy's Tomb. He may be best remembered from The Palm Beach Story (1942) as "Toto", the nonsense-talking mustachio'd man who follows around Mary Astor's "Princess Centimillia".

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
48. Rudolf Fernau


Rudolf Fernau (1898–1985) appeared in 53 films between 1936 and 1982.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
49. Martin Held


Martin Held (1908-1992) appeared in nearly 70 films between 1951 and 1987. Before he was already a very successfull stage actor.

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
50. Albrecht Schoenhals


Albrecht Schoenhals (1888-1978) appeared in nearly 60 films between 1934 and 1969. He was predestined by his charming and elegant appearance for high society characters and urbane lovers. In 1942 he refused to play the title role in Jud Süss and during the rest of the war years he had to work under difficult circumstances.


 

The best German actors of the past are listed here. No matter if they are dead or alive.

Please also look at this list:
Best German Actresses in History

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