German Actor

Klaus Kinski

  • Oct 18, 1926 - Nov 23, 1991 (age 65)
  • 5' 8" (1.73 m)
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1999
My Best Fiend
MovieMay 17, 1999

My Best Fiend

In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a …
In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour ...
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1991
Klaus Kinski
PersonalNovember 1991

Klaus Kinski

Klaus Kinski passed away.
1989
Paganini
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MovieOct 7, 1989

Paganini

Klaus Kinski believed that he lived through the same …
Klaus Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolò Paganini, who set all of nineteenth-century Europe into a frenzy and through whose personality Kinski offers an incredibly profound and honest insight into his own life; a life of extremities.
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1988
Vampire in Venice
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MovieSep 1, 1988

Vampire in Venice

Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice, to investigate the last …
Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice, to investigate the last known appearance of the famous vampire Nosferatu during the carnival of 1786.
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1987
Cobra Verde
MovieDec 3, 1987

Cobra Verde

The feared bandit Cobra Verde (Klaus Kinski) is hired by a …
The feared bandit Cobra Verde (Klaus Kinski) is hired by a plantation owner to supervise his slaves. After the owner suspects Cobra Verde of consorting with his young daughters, the owner wishes him gone. Rather than kill him,the owner sends Cobra Verde to Africa. The only white man in the area, Cobra Verde finds himself the victim of torture and humiliation. Later, he trains soldiers in a rebel army. Far from home, Cobra Verde is on the edge of madness.
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Timestalkers
MovieMar 10, 1987

Timestalkers

Scott McKenzie, a history professor, becomes involved …
Scott McKenzie, a history professor, becomes involved with two time travelers from the year 2586 after making a discovery in an old photograph from 1886.
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Debora Caprioglio
Marriage1987

Debora Caprioglio

Debora Caprioglio (born 3 May 1968) is an Italian actress. …
Debora Caprioglio (born 3 May 1968) is an Italian actress. Internationally, she is best known for playing the title character in the 1991 film Paprika by Tinto Brass and a relationship with Klaus Kinski from 1987–1989. In 2007, she took part in the Italian version of the reality show Celebrity Survivor (L'isola dei famosi).
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1986
Crawlspace
MovieMay 21, 1986

Crawlspace

A man who runs an apartment house for women is the …
A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.
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Revenge of the Stolen Stars
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MovieMar 1, 1986

Revenge of the Stolen Stars

The ghost of Duncan …
The ghost of Duncan McBride, the murdered owner of a plantation and ruby mine on the island of Sunanow, in the South China sea, returns. The mine, and the curse which killed his uncle, are inherited by the inept Gene who comes from San Francisco to look for the Six Stars, (missing rubies) accompanied by the lovely Kelly Scanlon and pursued by the villainous Alex and Lupe.
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1985
The Knight of the Dragon
MovieDec 20, 1985

The Knight of the Dragon

When a dazzling craft …
When a dazzling craft illuminates the sky above a medieval European village, the townspeople fear mayhem while the ruling party prepares for battle with the mysterious "dragon in the sky." After Princess Alba is discovered missing, the quest for power and the young girl's affections drive Klever to free her from the strange cosmic knight. But is that her desire? Worldly boundaries are crossed in this gothic sci-fi tale of power, greed and the universal language of love.
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Commando Leopard
MovieOct 24, 1985

Commando Leopard

A cruel dictator rules a Latin American state. Corruption, …
A cruel dictator rules a Latin American state. Corruption, brutality and exploitation are present every day. A few people begin to organise resistance. Under the leader "El Leopardo" a ...
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Creature
MovieMar 1, 1985

Creature

An expedition to Titan uncovers an alien being, that goes on a …
An expedition to Titan uncovers an alien being, that goes on a rampage.
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1984
The Little Drummer Girl
MovieOct 19, 1984

The Little Drummer Girl

An American actress with a …
An American actress with a penchant for lying is forcibly recruited by Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.
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Code Name: Wild Geese
MovieOct 5, 1984

Code Name: Wild Geese

Commander Robin Wesley, …
Commander Robin Wesley, leader of a group of mercenaries, go to the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia to overthrow the dictator, who is a major manufacturer and dealer of the world's opium.
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1982
Android
MovieOct 16, 1982

Android

A strange doctor secretly experiments with androids on …
A strange doctor secretly experiments with androids on his space station. His assistant is Max, a curious android who wants to see the world and meet a girl. Criminals hide on their station and soon violence erupts.
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The Soldier
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MovieJul 7, 1982

The Soldier

Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to …
Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to detonate it in a Saudi Arabian oil field. A special anti-terrorist unit is sent in to stop them.
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Burden of Dreams
MovieMay 30, 1982

Burden of Dreams

A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner …
A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively driven director. Not only does he have major casting problems, losing both Jason Robards (health) and Mick Jagger (other commitments) halfway through shooting, but the crew gets caught up in a war between Peru and Ecuador, there are problems with the weather and the morale of cast and crew is falling rapidly.
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Fitzcarraldo
MovieMar 4, 1982

Fitzcarraldo

The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely …
The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.
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Best Overall Acting Performance
Nomination1982

Best Overall Acting Performance

Nominated for "Fitzcarraldo".
German Film Award
1981
Buddy Buddy
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MovieDec 11, 1981

Buddy Buddy

Walter Matthau plays a professional killer going by …
Walter Matthau plays a professional killer going by the name of Trabucco, who is on his way to rub out gangster Rudy "Disco" Gambola, set to testify against the mob. As Trabucco heads off to a hotel across the street from the courthouse where he plans to set his hit, he runs into the depressed Victor Clooney, who laments the fact that his wife has left him for the head of a weird Californian sex clinic. Trabucco keeps walking and sets up his rifle in a hotel room. He is disturbed by Victor trying to hang himself in the adjoining hotel room and tries to prevent him from killing himself by restraining him, but Victor breaks loose and climbs onto the ledge of the hotel window. To get Victor to come back in, he agrees to drive him to the clinic to see his wife. The two go to the clinic where Victor's wife Celia informs Victor that she is in love in the head of the clinic, quack Dr. Zuckerbrot. When Victor finds out that Celia is filing for divorce, he heads back to the hotel to kill himself, with Celia and Dr. Zuckerbrot in pursuit. Arriving at the hotel, they plan to inject Victor with a sedative but stick Trabucco with the needle instead. Trabucco reveals to Victor his assignment to kill Rudy, and Victor tries to help him with the killing.
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Venom
MovieNov 28, 1981

Venom

Terrorists in the process of kidnapping a child get …
Terrorists in the process of kidnapping a child get trapped in a house with an extremely deadly snake.
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Love and Money
MovieAug 28, 1981

Love and Money

A billionaire businessman hires a man to influence a South …
A billionaire businessman hires a man to influence a South American dictator. He winds up having an affair with the billionaire's wife.
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Fruits of Passion
MovieJun 3, 1981

Fruits of Passion

A girl loves an older man. He demands that she goes in a …
A girl loves an older man. He demands that she goes in a brothel, as evidence that she loves him.
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1980
Schizoid
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MovieSep 1, 1980

Schizoid

Julie is an advice columnist for the city newspaper who begins …
Julie is an advice columnist for the city newspaper who begins to receive anonymous notes threatening murder and worse. At about the same time, female members of the group therapy session she attends are being stabbed, one by one, by an unknown assailant. Is there a connection? If so, why do the notes talk about murder with a gun, while the murder victims are being stabbed? At first, the police, her ex-husband, her therapist and her friends all assure her that the notes are probably unrelated, and hoax; but with time, it becomes apparent that someone close to her is responsible. Is it her therapist, Pieter, who has sex with his patients just before they are murdered? Or Pieter's daughter, who resents Julie for Julie's romantic involvement with Pieter? Is it Julie's ex-husband, who never really wanted their divorce? Or maybe Gilbert, the eccentric building maintenance man whom many people believe is a little crazy anyway? Just about everyone around her seems mentally disturbed enough to be the culprit.
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1979
Woyzeck
MovieMay 22, 1979

Woyzeck

Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and …
Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he can not control.
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Nosferatu the Vampyre
MovieJan 17, 1979

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Jonathan Harker is sent …
Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula's castle to sell him a house in Wismar where Jonathan lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoul living off of men's blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker, Jonathan's wife, Dracula moves to Wismar, bringing with him death and plague... An unusually contemplative version of Dracula, in which the vampire bears the curse of not being able to get old and die.
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Best Overall Acting Performance
Award1979

Best Overall Acting Performance

Won award for "Nosferatu the Vampyre".
German Film Award
Best Overall Acting Performance
Nomination1979

Best Overall Acting Performance

Nominated for "Nosferatu the Vampyre".
German Film Award
1976
Jack the Ripper
MovieSep 23, 1976

Jack the Ripper

A Swiss-German horror film with Klaus Kinski as the notorious …
A Swiss-German horror film with Klaus Kinski as the notorious Jack the Ripper. A respected doctor by day, Kinski dismembers London prostitutes by night, until the local Inspector's girlfriend (Josephine Chaplin) goes undercover to catch him.
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Nikolai Kinski
ChildJuly 1976

Nikolai Kinski

Nanhoï Nikolai Kinski (born July 30, 1976) is a French-American …
Nanhoï Nikolai Kinski (born July 30, 1976) is a French-American film actor, who has also done work in television and on stage. He was born in Paris, and grew up in California. Currently residing in Berlin, he has acted primarily in American and German films, and speaks English, German, and French. He is a citizen of both the U.S. and France.
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1973
Shanghai Joe
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MovieDec 28, 1973

Shanghai Joe

A Chinese immigrant, recently arrived in America, fights to …
A Chinese immigrant, recently arrived in America, fights to free Mexican slaves from their cruel master.
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Best Overall Acting Performance
Nomination1973

Best Overall Acting Performance

Nominated for "Aguirre, the Wrath of God".
German Film Award
1972
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
MovieDec 29, 1972

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

In the 16th century, the …
In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.
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1971
Black Killer
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MovieNov 27, 1971

Black Killer

The town of Tombstone is at the mercy of the five dreaded …
The town of Tombstone is at the mercy of the five dreaded O'Hara brothers: Ramon (Antonio Cantafora), Pedro (Enzo Pulcrano), Miguel (Calogero Caruana), Ryan (Antonio Danesi)& Slide (Mimmo Maggio). An expert gunslinger, Burt Collins (Fred Robsham), arrives in Tombstone and is immediately persuaded to take on the duties of sheriff. A mysterious lawyer, James Webb (Klaus Kinski), lurking mostly in the background and occasionally joins in on the action with his deadly law books.
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Web of the Spider
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MovieAug 26, 1971

Web of the Spider

The journalist Alan Foster makes a bet than he can spend one …
The journalist Alan Foster makes a bet than he can spend one night at the haunted Blackwood Castle. As he learns, the rumors of ghosts at the castle are indeed true. On All Soul's Eve the ghosts of the castle search for blood to tide them over for another year. In the castle Foster meet and fall in love with Elizabeth Blackwood.
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Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead
MovieAug 13, 1971

Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead

After Dan Hogan and his …
After Dan Hogan and his gang rob a bank, they hire a mysterious man to guide them across the Mexican border in return for half of the loot.
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Slaughter Hotel
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MovieAug 2, 1971

Slaughter Hotel

In a psychiatric clinic for rich women, dies murdered, one …
In a psychiatric clinic for rich women, dies murdered, one after another, a nurse and two patients, while an arrow hit another woman. The guilty is a masked man. The police decide to set up a trap, but the line of murdering isn't still over.
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His Name Was King
MovieMay 18, 1971

His Name Was King

A bounty hunter tracks a vicious gang of gunrunners across …
A bounty hunter tracks a vicious gang of gunrunners across the border into Mexico.
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A Barrel Full of Dollars
MovieApr 1, 1971

A Barrel Full of Dollars

There's a frontier feud on the …
There's a frontier feud on the border of Mexico. Outlaw Hagen's brothers have been killed by Nevada's Kid's family.
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Minhoi Loanic
Marriage1971

Minhoi Loanic

Minhoi Loanic was born in 1950 in Vietnam. She was previously …
Minhoi Loanic was born in 1950 in Vietnam. She was previously married to Klaus Kinski.
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1970
Rough Justice
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MovieSep 12, 1970

Rough Justice

Kinski, as the sadistic bandit Johnny 'The Beast' Laster, …
Kinski, as the sadistic bandit Johnny 'The Beast' Laster, has more on his mind than just the loot from his robberies. A Mexican couple, a maniacal Gringo rapist and a gang of cut-throat Mexican bandits are all after the large inheritance of a kidnapped Texas woman.
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Count Dracula
MovieApr 3, 1970

Count Dracula

Count Dracula, a gray-haired vampire who regains his …
Count Dracula, a gray-haired vampire who regains his youth by dining on the blood of maidens, is pursued in London and Transylvania by Professor Van Helsing, Jonathan Harker and Quincey Morris after he victimizes them and their loved ones.
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And God Said to Cain
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MovieFeb 5, 1970

And God Said to Cain

After 10 years in prison, a man who was betrayed by his ex-lover …
After 10 years in prison, a man who was betrayed by his ex-lover and framed-up by his ex-partner seeks vengeance despite the fact that his former partner, now rich and influential, employs a small army of henchmen. Former Confederate officer Gary Hamilton has served 10 years in a hard-labor prison for a robbery that took place in the final days of the Civil War. A transport of Confederate gold was robbed by Acombar who then left Gary Hamilton's water-flask at the scene, in an effort to incriminate him. However, Gary Hamilton had an alibi as he was at his girlfriend's house that day. Nevertheless, during the trial, his girlfriend, Maria, corrupted by Acombar's promises of money, lied and said that she was alone that day. Gary Hamilton ended up in prison for 10 years while Acombar ended up with the loot and the girl. Maria married Acombar. Released from prison, Gary Hamilton returns to the town where Acombar and Maria now live. He plans to exact revenge but Acombar is surrounded by an army of bodyguards. Informed about Hamilton's return into town, Acombar instructs his men to wait in ambush and kill Hamilton. The odds are against Hamilton but at least he can take advantage of the secret network of underground tunnels running under the town. The tunnels are part of an ancient Indian burial site. The final showdown comes at dusk, during a terrible wind storm.
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How Did a Nice Girl Like You Get Into This Business?
MovieJan 15, 1970

How Did a Nice Girl Like You Get Into Th…

West German comedy film …
West German comedy film directed by Will Tremper and starring Barbi Benton.
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1969
Venus in Furs
MovieAug 19, 1969

Venus in Furs

In Istanbul, a jazz trumpeter pulls the murdered body of a …
In Istanbul, a jazz trumpeter pulls the murdered body of a young woman from the surf. He remembers her from the night before, when he saw her at a millionaire playboy's party and then later watched as she was assaulted by the party's host and two of his friends. In confusion, Jimmy, the musician, leaves for Rio where he finds the sympathetic ear of Rita, a singer who invites him to live with her and helps him recover his equilibrium and his musical ability. Then, into the room walks a woman who looks like Wanda, the murder victim. Jimmy pursues her, not caring if she's alive or dead. What's going on?
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Double Face
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MovieJul 4, 1969

Double Face

A business man's rich wife is killed in what he thinks is a car …
A business man's rich wife is killed in what he thinks is a car accident. After a period of mourning, he is lead by several unscrupulous characters to believe that his wife is actually alive.
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Marquis de Sade: Justine
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MovieApr 3, 1969

Marquis de Sade: Justine

Left without a family and a …
Left without a family and a few crowns each, cloistered sisters Juliette and her innocent chaste sibling Justine are forced to leave the nunnery's protection, and for the first time in their life, dwell by themselves in the harsh outside world. But fate can be relentless as it can be cruel and undeserved, and while Juliette finds shelter in Madame de Buisson's welcoming brothel, at the same time, beautiful auburn-haired Justine will have to cope with an almost endless parade of villains, perverts and degenerates who will claim not only her puny fortune but also her treasured virtue and her life. As a result, Justine humiliated, wrongfully accused and brought to her knees, she will inevitably question her life of uprightness, chastity and suffering, reaching to a reluctant and unpleasant conclusion. Is it blasphemy or is it the voice of reason?
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1968
The Great Silence
MovieNov 22, 1968

The Great Silence

Bounty killers led by Loco prey on outlaws hiding out in the …
Bounty killers led by Loco prey on outlaws hiding out in the snowbound Utahn mountains. After Pauline's husband becomes Loco's latest victim, she hires a gunman for revenge; Silence, mute since his throat was cut when he was a boy.
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The Cats
MovieOct 30, 1968

The Cats

Jason and Adam are brothers who specialize in jewel heists. …
Jason and Adam are brothers who specialize in jewel heists. Jason is betrayed by Adam, who steals his girlfriend, and has him beaten and left for dead. A female doctor nurses him back to health, and he sets about planning his revenge.
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1967
Five Golden Dragons
MovieApr 1, 1967

Five Golden Dragons

A naive young American playboy in Hong Kong finds himself …
A naive young American playboy in Hong Kong finds himself caught up in the middle of an international crime.
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1966
A Bullet for the General
MovieDec 2, 1966

A Bullet for the General

In the rough years of the …
In the rough years of the revolution in Mexico, the hardened bandit chief, El Chucho, is in need of arms, ammunition, and a much-sought-after machine gun to support the leader of the revolution, the rebel General, Elías. With this in mind, Chucho attacks a government supply train and gets an unforeseen assistance from Bill Tate--the American gringo in the impeccable suit--with whom will soon become friends. Now, Bill is truly indispensable to the gang, however, could he be hiding his true objective behind a boyish and calm face?
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Circus of Fear
MovieApr 29, 1966

Circus of Fear

A circus becomes the location for stolen loot and murder.
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Our Man in Marrakesh
MovieApr 1, 1966

Our Man in Marrakesh

One of six travelers who catch the bus from Casablanca airport …
One of six travelers who catch the bus from Casablanca airport to Marrakesh is carrying $2 million to pay a local operator to fix United Nations votes. But which one?
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1965
Doctor Zhivago
MovieDec 22, 1965

Doctor Zhivago

During the Russian Revolution, Dr. Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif) is …
During the Russian Revolution, Dr. Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif) is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father's suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother's lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites.
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For a Few Dollars More
MovieDec 18, 1965

For a Few Dollars More

Manco (Clint Eastwood) is a …
Manco (Clint Eastwood) is a bounty killer chasing El Indio (Gian Maria Volontè) and his gang. During his hunting, he meets Colonel Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), another bounty killer, and they decide to make a partnership, chase the bad guys together and split the reward. During their enterprise, there will be lots of bullets and funny situations. In the end, one of the bounty hunters shows the real intention of his hunting.
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1962
The Counterfeit Traitor
MovieApr 17, 1962

The Counterfeit Traitor

An American oil company …
An American oil company executive of Swedish descent, now living in Sweden, is blackmailed into spying for the Allies during World War II. At first resentful, his relationship with a beautiful German Allied agent causes him to realize how vital his work is. When he learns that his anti-Nazi German associates are under suspicion from the Gestapo, he risks his own life to go back inside Nazi Germany to finish his work and try to save his friends. It's an exciting story with great characters, filmed partly in the locations where the story took place.
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1961
Nastassja Kinski
Child1961

Nastassja Kinski

Nastassja Aglaia Kinski (née Nakszynski; born 24 January …
Nastassja Aglaia Kinski (née Nakszynski; born 24 January 1961) is a German actress and former model who has appeared in more than 60 films in Europe and the United States. Her worldwide breakthrough was with Stay as You Are (1978). She then came to global prominence with her Golden Globe Award-winning performance as the title character in the Roman Polanski-directed film Tess (1979). Other notable films in which she acted include the erotic horror film Cat People (1982), the Wim Wenders dramas Paris, Texas (1984) and Faraway, So Close! (1993), and the biographical drama film, An American Rhapsody (2001). Kinski is fluent in four languages: German, English, French and Italian.
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1960
Brigitte Ruth Tocki
MarriageOctober 1960

Brigitte Ruth Tocki

Married Brigitte Ruth Tocki.
1955
Nomination1955

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs".
German Film Award
1952
Gislinde Kühbeck
MarriageJune 1952

Gislinde Kühbeck

Married Gislinde Kühbeck.
Pola Kinski
ChildMarch 1952

Pola Kinski

Pola Kinski (born Pola Nakszynski; 23 March 1952) is a German …
Pola Kinski (born Pola Nakszynski; 23 March 1952) is a German actress. The daughter of the German actor Klaus Kinski, she published her autobiography in 2013.
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1926
Klaus Kinski
BirthOctober 1926

Klaus Kinski

Klaus Kinski was born.
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