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Fritz Kortner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fritz Kortner (12 May 1892 – 22 July 1970) was an Austrian-born stage and film actor and theatre director. Kortner was born in Vienna as Fritz Nathan Kohn. He studied at the Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After graduating, he joined Max Reinhardt in Berlin in 1911 and then Leopold Jessner in 1916. Also in that year he made his first appearance in a silent film. He became one of Germany's best known character actors. His speciality was playing sinister and threatening roles, though he also appeared in the title role of 1930's Dreyfus. With the coming to power of the Nazis, Kortner, being Jewish, chose to flee Germany in 1933. He emigrated to the United States, where he found work as a character actor and theatre director for a time before returning to Germany in 1949. Upon his return, he became noted for his innovative staging and direction, particularly of classics such as his Richard III (1964) in which the king crawls over piles of corpses at the end. Kortner died in Munich. Description above from the Wikipedia article Fritz Kortner, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 12, 1892 In Vienna - Austria
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Der Märtyrer seines Herzens 1918-02-08
Latest Project:
Series Film Emigration from Nazi Germany 1975-11-11
Known For
Poster of The Brasher Doubloon
Poster of Somewhere in the Night
Poster of The Eternal Jew
Poster of Kiedy kobieta zdradza meza
Series Film Emigration from Nazi Germany Self (archive footage) 1975-11-11
Movie Der Kaufmann von Venedig Shylock 1969-03-02
Movie Fritz Kortner spricht Monologe für eine Schallplatte Unknown 1966-07-05
Movie Fünfter Akt, siebte Szene. Fritz Kortner probt Kabale und Liebe Unknown 1965-05-19
Series Das Profil Unknown 1962-01-29
Series Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) Self 1951-01-01
Movie Barbe-Bleue Haushofmeister 1951-09-27
Movie Epilogue Mr. P. L. Hoopman 1950-09-28
Movie The Last Illusion Professor Mauthner 1949-04-19
Movie Berlin Express Franzen 1948-05-01
Movie The Vicious Circle Joseph Schwartz 1948-07-21
Movie The Brasher Doubloon Vannier 1947-02-06
Movie The Wife of Monte Cristo Maillard 1946-04-22
Movie Somewhere in the Night Anzelmo aka Dr. Oracle 1946-06-12
Movie The Razor's Edge Kosti 1946-11-19
Movie The Purple V Thomas Forster 1943-03-12
Movie The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler Bauer 1943-09-10
Movie The Eternal Jew (archive footage) 1940-11-28
Movie Bombs Over London Minister Peters of Grovnia 1937-05-04
Movie Abdul the Damned The Sultan, Abdul Hamid II & Kislar 1935-08-05
Movie The Crouching Beast Ahmed Bey 1935-08-29
Movie Chu Chin Chow Abu Hasan 1934-05-01
Movie Evensong Arthur Kober 1934-09-03
Movie Little Friend Giant 1934-11-18
Movie Danton Danton 1931-01-21
Movie Les frères Karamazoff Unknown 1931-02-16
Movie The Murderer Dmitri Karamazov Dimitri Karamasoff 1931-02-05
Movie Der Andere Staatsanwalt Hallers 1930-08-11
Movie Dreyfus Hauptmann Alfred Dreyfus 1930-08-15
Movie The Great Longing Himself 1930-08-24
Movie The Love Storm Captain Kell 1930-11-21
Movie Die Frau im Talar Unknown 1929-08-22
Movie Pandora's Box Dr. Ludwig Schön 1929-01-30
Movie The Somnambulist Unknown 1929-02-07
Movie The Woman Men Yearn For Dr. Karoff 1929-04-29
Movie The Ship of Lost Men Capt. Fernando Vela 1929-09-17
Movie Giftgas Konzernpräsident Straaten 1929-11-13
Movie Atlantik Heinrich Thomas 1929-10-28
Movie Frau Sorge Der alte Meyhöfer 1928-02-07
Movie The Last Night Montaloup 1928-10-11
Movie Draga Maschin Unknown 1927-01-01
Movie Mata Hari: the Red Dancer Unknown 1927-05-02
Movie Das Leben des Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven 1927-02-18
Movie Primanerliebe Karsten 1927-06-02
Movie Die Ausgestoßenen Unknown 1927-11-01
Movie Die Geliebte des Gouverneurs Unknown 1927-12-16
Movie Should We Be Silent? Der annoncirende Arzt 1926-04-05
Movie The Hands of Orlac Nera 1924-09-24
Movie Moderne Ehen Unknown 1924-12-10
Movie Kiedy kobieta zdradza meza Unknown 1924-12-27
Movie Warning Shadows The Count 1923-10-16
Movie Ein Weib, ein Tier, ein Diamant Urmensch 1923-11-01
Movie Der Graf von Essex Lord Nottingham 1922-09-14
Movie Am roten Kliff Henning Rinkens 1922-04-29
Movie Peter the Great Unknown 1922-11-02
Movie Am Rande der Großstadt Unknown 1922-12-12
Movie Haschisch, das Paradies der Hölle Sultan 1921-02-07
Movie Die Lieblingsfrau des Maharadscha Bhirma 1921-01-20
Movie Die Verschwörung zu Genua Gianettino 1921-02-25
Movie Die Brüder Karamasoff Unknown 1921-07-20
Movie Der Eisenbahnkönig, 2. Teil - Lauernder Tod Unknown 1921-12-29
Movie Der Eisenbahnkönig, 1. Teil - Mensch und Mammon Unknown 1921-12-29
Movie Backstairs Der Postbote 1921-12-11
Movie Die Verschleierte Unknown 1920-01-01
Movie Satanas Pharao Amenhotep 1920-01-30
Movie The Night of Queen Isabeau Connetable 1920-11-18
Movie Christian Wahnschaffe I: Weltbrand Iwan Becker 1920-11-12
Movie Va banque Unknown 1920-06-27
Movie Das Auge des Buddha Unknown 1919-03-21
Movie Der Märtyrer seines Herzens Ludwig van Beethoven 1918-02-08
Movie Das andere Ich Professor 1918-09-06
Movie Der Sonnwendhof Unknown 1918-11-15