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Re: Best portrait of a german soldier on a movie

Postby von thoma on 03 Feb 2013 20:12

Maximilian Schell as Capt. Hardenberg, in "The Young Lions" by Edward Dmytryk (1958).

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Re: Best portrait of a german soldier on a movie

Postby von thoma on 10 May 2013 00:00

Hannes Stelzer as Flugzeugführer Leutnant Joachim Krane, in "The Crew of the Dora" ( Besatzung Dora ) by Karl Ritter (1943).

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Postby von thoma on 10 May 2013 01:18

Hannes Messemer as SS-Gruppenführer Rossdorf, in "The Devil Came at Night" ( Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam ) by
Robert Siodmak (1957).

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Postby von thoma on 04 Aug 2013 18:26

Jon Voight as SS General Jurgen Stroop, in "Uprising" by Jon Avne ( 2001).

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Re: Best portrait of a german soldier on a movie

Postby von thoma on 03 Jan 2014 04:12

Peter Finch (Hans Langsdorff ) was a chivalrous foe in "Battle of the River Plate" (1956).
- "Every commander is alone....captain".

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Re: Best portrait of a german soldier on a movie

Postby Johnnyrocket on 15 Jan 2014 22:42

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A must see new movie just released "Walking with the Enemy"

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Re: Best portrait of a german soldier on a movie

Postby von thoma on 24 Jan 2014 02:58

Oskar Werner in an unknow film, played as Luftwaffe pilot.
Did anyone know which one ? :idea:

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Re: Best portrait of a german soldier on a movie

Postby Johnnyrocket on 24 Jan 2014 03:22

This actor looks like a very young Peter Lorie...

Early career:
Werner returned to the Burgtheater, and also acted in productions at the Raimund Theater and the Theater in der Josefstadt, frequently playing character roles. He made his film debut in Der Engel mit der Posaune, directed by Karl Hartl, in 1948.[1] The following year he portrayed Ludwig van Beethoven's nephew Karl in Eroica.
In 1950, Werner journeyed to the United Kingdom to reprise the role he had played in Der Engel mit der Posaune in its English-language version, The Angel with the Trumpet, under the direction of Anthony Bushell. He and his wife divorced at about this time but remained friends.[1] He appeared in a few more German–Austrian films before going to Hollywood for a lead role in the 20th Century Fox war film Decision Before Dawn. When the subsequent roles promised by the studio failed to materialize, he returned to Europe and settled in Triesen, Liechtenstein, in a home he designed and built with a friend. He returned to the stage and performed in Hamlet, Danton's Death, Henry IV, Henry V, Torquato Tasso, and Becket, among others. In 1954 he married Anne Power, the daughter of French actress Annabella and adopted daughter of Tyrone Power.[1]
After a period of inactivity in films, Werner appeared in five in 1955, among them Mozart, in which he played the title role, and Lola Montès, directed by Max Ophüls. It was not until 1962, when he appeared in Jules and Jim, that he began to draw critical acclaim and international recognition.

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Werner's portrayal of the philosophical Dr. Schumann in the 1965 film Ship of Fools won him the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, and the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor. His portrayal of Jewish East German spy Fiedler in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) won him the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture and his second BAFTA nomination. In 1966, he played book-burning fireman Guy Montag in François Truffaut's film adaptation of the cult-classic Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. He played an orchestra conductor in Interlude and a Vatican priest loosely based on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in The Shoes of the Fisherman in 1968, the same year he divorced Power.
In the early 1970s, Werner returned to the stage and spent time traveling in Israel, Italy, Malta, France, and the United States.[1] He appeared in an episode of Columbo in 1975, and the following year made his final screen appearance in Voyage of the Damned, for which he received another Golden Globe nomination.
Werner was an alcoholic, which was a deciding factor in the decline of his health and career.[citation needed][5] His last stage appearance was in a 1983 production of The Prince of Homburg, and he made his last public appearance at the Mozart Hall in Salzburg ten days prior to his death.

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On 22 October 1984, Werner cancelled a reading at the Hotel Europäischer Hof in Marburg because he was feeling ill. He was found dead of a heart attack the following morning, two days after French film director François Truffaut had died. He is buried in his adopted country of Liechtenstein.[1]
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Re: Best portrait of a german soldier on a movie

Postby von thoma on 24 Jan 2014 03:32

No Johnny.
It's Oskar Werner for sure.
The photo source said: Oskar Werner as Hartmann, in "Des Teufels General", but Werner doesn't appears in this film.
Could be a picture of Werner as theatre actor, and not as a cinematographic role.
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Re: Best portrait of a german soldier on a movie

Postby Helmut0815 on 01 Feb 2014 20:47

von thoma wrote:Maximilian Schell as Capt. Hardenberg, in "The Young Lions" by Edward Dmytryk (1958).


Maximilian Schell has passed away at the age of 83 today.

R.I.P. Max.


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Re: Best portrait of a german soldier on a movie

Postby von thoma on 04 Apr 2014 06:54

Joachim Hansen as SS Officer, in "Le Vieux Fusil" (1975).

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Re: Best portrait of a german soldier on a movie

Postby von thoma on 20 Jul 2014 16:09

Christopher Plummer as SD officer Herbert Kappler, in "The Scarlet and the Black" (1983).

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Re: Best portrait of a german soldier on a movie

Postby Hauptmannnenkel on 09 Oct 2014 11:00

completly overlookd due to Christoph Walz' performance of Hans Landa: AUGUST DIEHL as SS-Sturmbannfürher in the BAR SCENE.
SO amazing how he plays..... i wish that he would have had a bigger role in this movie.


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Re: Best portrait of a german soldier on a movie

Postby von thoma on 10 Oct 2014 03:11

Everybody remembers him, but anybody know his name.
Joachim Dietmar Mues, as the highly decorated Peter Miller's father in "Odessa File" (1974).

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Joachim Dietmar Mues ( 1945-2011 ).

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Re: Best portrait of a german soldier on a movie

Postby Stabsfeldwebel on 19 Oct 2014 13:15

The best portrayals have to be (In my opinion)

1. Major Erwin Brandt (Secret Army 1977)
2. Major Reinhardt (Secret Army 1977)

(This was back when the BBC concentrated on the acting abilities/script writers rather than a big plushy set.

Worst portrait ... (there are so many to choose from)

1. Gabriel Byrne as SD Sturmbannführer Eric Kaempffer (The Keep 1983)

For me a mediocre performance may be save by historical accuracy (Uniform, Weapons, Set, Props, etc) in most cases a bad actor wears a bad uniform.
Nobody who has not experienced it, can judge where the borderline of physical endurance lies.

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