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Klaus Kinski

Screenwriter / Film Director | * 10/18/1926 († 65, 11/23/1991) | Zoppot, Free City of Danzig [now Sopot, Pomorskie, Poland]
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Klaus Kinski (German: [klaʊs ˈkɪnskiː], born Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski 18 October 1926 – 23 November 1991) was a German actor. Equally renowned for his intense performance style and notorious for his volatile personality, he appeared in over 130 film roles in a career that spanned 40 years, from 1948 to 1988. He is best known for starring in five films directed by Werner Herzog from 1972 to 1987 (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo, and Cobra Verde), who would later chronicle their tumultuous relationship in the documentary My Best Fiend. Kinski's roles spanned multiple genres, languages, and nationalities, including Spaghetti Westerns, horror films, war films, dramas, and Edgar Wallace krimi films. His infamy was elevated by a number of eccentric creative endeavors, including a one-man show based on the life of Jesus Christ, a biopic of vi... ()
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Movies with Klaus Kinski as Actor(154)

as Ele Mesmo (Imagem de Arquivo)2023 Othelo, O Grande
as Self (archive footage)2022 Nosferatu – Ein Film wie ein Vampir
as Self (archive footage)2021 Hannelore Elsner - More Than One Life
as Self (archive footage)2021 L'extravagante petite vie de J.C.D Dreyfus
as Self (archive footage)2019 Alain Delon, l'ombre au tableau
as Nosferatu (archive footage)2016 FantastiCozzi
as himself2008 Jesus Christ Saviour
as Renfield (archive footage)2007 Beloved Count
as Self (archive footage)2005 The Spaghetti West
as Himself (archive footage)2005 The Western World of Ferdinando Baldi
as Self (archive footage)2000 Klaus Kinski - I'm not an actor
as Self (archive footage)1999 My Best Fiend
as himself1999 Please Kill Mr. Kinski
as Klaus Naginsky1990 White Hunter
as Niccolo Paganini1990 Paganini
as Nosferatu1988 Nosferatu in Venice
as Dr. Joseph Cole1987 Timestalkers
as himself1987 Location Africa
as Francisco Manoel da Silva aka Cobra Verde1987 Cobra Verde
as Karl Gunther1986 Crawlspace
as Donald McBride1986 Revenge of the Stolen Stars
as Self (archive footage)1986 Portrait: Werner Herzog
as Hans Rudy Hofner1985 Creature
as Silveira1985 Commando Leopard
as Boetius1985 Star Knight
as Charleton1984 Code Name: Wild Geese
as Martin Kurtz1984 The Little Drummer Girl
as (archive footage)1983 Diary
as Fitzcarraldo1982 Fitzcarraldo
as Dr. Daniel1982 Android
as Self - Actor1982 Burden of Dreams
as Dracha1982 The Soldier
as Dr. Hugo Zuckerbrot1981 Buddy Buddy
as Frederic Stockheinz1981 Love and Money
as Sir Stephen1981 Fruits of Passion
as Jacques Müller (Jacmel)1981 Venom
as Marcel1980 The Child Woman
as Pieter Fales1980 Schizoid
as Le motard1980 Haine
as Yavé, le directeur du zoo1979 Zoo zéro
as Friedrich Johann Franz Woyzeck1979 Woyzeck
as Count Dracula1979 Nosferatu the Vampyre
as Roland / Klaus1978 The Song of Roland
as Nicolas Tomski1977 Death of a Corrupt Man
as Wilfried Boese1977 Operation Thunderbolt
as Alexander Zakis1977 Madame Claude
as Dr. Dennis Orloff / Jack the Ripper1976 Jack the Ripper
as Michel Fournier1976 Golden Night
as Emilio Bossi1975 Das Netz
as Pat Barnes1975 Return of Shanghai Joe
as Karl-Heinz Zimmer1975 That Most Important Thing: Love
as Nicholas Ulrich1975 Lifespan
as Professor Blackmann1975 Footprints
as Prof. Nijinski1974 The Hand That Feeds the Dead
as Dr. Alex Nijinski1974 Lover of the Monster
as Dr. Sturges1973 Death Smiles on a Murderer
as Vito Quattroni1973 The Bloody Hands of the Law
as Don Lope de Aguirre1972 Aguirre, the Wrath of God
as Reverend Cotton1971 Adios Compañeros
as James Webb / Black Killer1971 Black Killer
as Hans Fischer1971 Eye of the Spider
as Chester Conway / Ray1971 The Price of Death
as Dr. Francis Clay1971 Slaughter Hotel
as Dan Hagen / Slander1971 Coffin Full of Dollars
as Brian Foster1971 His Name Was King
as Virgil Prescott1971 Vengeance Is a Dish Served Cold
as Edgar Allan Poe1971 Web of the Spider
as Pavel Richko / Torpédo I1970 Only the Cool
as Johnny Laster1970 The Beast
as Renfield1970 Count Dracula
as Gary Hamilton1970 And God Said to Cain
as Juan José Ignatio Rodriguez de Calderon / 'Sam'1970 How Did a Nice Girl Like You Get Into This Business?
as Captain Holtz1970 Churchill's Leopards
as John Alexander1969 Double Face
as Marquis De Sade1969 Marquis de Sade: Justine
as Cpl. Brian Haskins / Norman Carr (as Klaus Kinsky)1969 Salt in the Wound
as Ahmed Kortobawi1969 Venus in Furs
as Quintero1969 Gangster's Law
as SS Col. Hans Mueller1969 Five for Hell
as Chadeau / Holden / Hot Dead1969 I Am Sartana Your Angel of Death
as Brent il Biondo1968 The Ruthless Four
as himself1968 Western, Italian Style
as Adam1968 The Bastard
as Clint Rogers1968 The Vatican Affair
as Theler1968 Coplan Saves His Skin
as Dingus1968 Twice a Judas
as Periwinkle1968 Psychopath
as Loco (Tigrero)1968 The Great Silence
as President Boong1967 The Million Eyes of Sumuru
as Lt. Miguel Garcia1967 Pride and Vengeance
as El Santo1967 A Bullet for the General
as Erich Weiss1967 Grand Slam
as Dave Emerson / Richard Emerson1967 Creature with the Blue Hand
as Jonquil1966 Our Man in Marrakesh
as Gomez (Rio segment)1966 Where Are You Taking That Woman
as Manfred Hart1966 Circus of Fear
as Caporetti1966 Target for Killing
as Kostoyed Amourski1965 Doctor Zhivago
as Juan Wild - The Hunchback1965 For a Few Dollars More
as Edwards1965 Again the Ringer
as Schenck1965 That Man in Istanbul
as Nikko Stalmar1965 The Pleasure Girls
as russischer Agent1965 The Dirty Game
as David "Luke" Lucas1964 Winnetou: The Red Gentleman
as Kane1964 Traitor's Gate
as Shapiro1964 Mark of the Tortoise
as Valentin1963 Die Mondvögel
as Krishna1963 The Squeaker
as Koks-Charley1963 The Black Cobra
as Thomas Fortuna1963 The Black Abbot
as Inspector Joe Wright1963 Dr. Mabuse vs. Scotland Yard
as Peter Ross1963 The Indian Scarf
as Gregor Gubanow1962 The Inn on the River
as Martin1962 The Red Pastures
as Anton1961 Die Kurve
as Bresset1961 The Strange Countess
as Peter Keene1961 The Devil's Daffodil
as Edgar Strauss1961 Dead Eyes of London
as Bex, Autor1961 Bankraub in der Rue Latour
as Lorenz Voss1960 The Avenger
as Gestapo Lieutenant1958 A Time to Love and a Time to Die
as Klaus Brockmann1956 Corinna Darling
as Otto Hartwig1956 Winter in the Woods
as Prince Otto von Bayern1955 Ludwig II
as Nedeljko Čabrinović1955 Sarajewo
as Leutnant, der nicht mehr lacht1955 Children, Mother, and the General
as Erik von Spazier / Mirko1955 Hanussen
as Cabaret Performer1954 Fear
as Whining Soldier (uncredited)1951 Decision Before Dawn
as Dutch prisoner1948 Morituri

TV Shows/Series with Klaus Kinski as Actor(11)

as Self - Interviewee1985 Zeit zu zweit
as himself1985 Sonntagsgespräch
as Kurt Hoffman1983 The Hitchhiker
as himself1982 Na sowas!
as Beast1982 Faerie Tale Theatre
as himself1979 NDR Talk Show
as himself1977 Auf los geht's los
as Self - Guest1974 Am laufenden Band
as himself1973 Je später der Abend
as himself1964 Die Drehscheibe

Movies with Klaus Kinski as Crew(4)

Writing/Writer2008 Jesus Christ Saviour
Directing/Director1990 Paganini
Editing/Editor1990 Paganini
Writing/Writer1990 Paganini

Citizenship: Germany
Born: Monday, 10/18 1926 (October) in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig [now Sopot, Pomorskie, Poland]
Died: Saturday, 11/23 1991 (November) in Lagunitas-Forest Knolls (aged: 65)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: German (DE)
Other names for Klaus Kinski (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski"
Klaus Kinski frequently works together with these people:
Werner Herzog (30x, Crew)
Edgar Wallace (17x, Crew)
Horst Wendlandt (15x, Crew)
Harry Alan Towers (14x, Crew)
Eddi Arent (14x, Actor)
Alfred Vohrer (13x, Crew)
Margaret Lee (11x, Actress)
Augusto Caminito (11x, Crew)
Jesús Franco (10x, Crew)
Amedeo Mellone (10x, Crew)
Sergio Leone (9x, Crew)
Reinhard Mey (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1448, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/05/2024