Klaus Kinski

Actor, Film actor

1926 – 1991

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Who was Klaus Kinski?

Klaus Kinski was a German actor. He appeared in more than 130 films, and is perhaps best remembered as a leading role actor in the films of Werner Herzog, including: Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo and Cobra Verde. He was considered a "divisive and controversial figure in Germany. His violent outbursts on set - famously captured on film in Herzog's documentary 'My Best Fiend' - are the stuff of legend."

He is the father of Pola, Nastassja, and Nikolai Kinski, born of three different marriages. They have all become actors, and have worked in Germany and the United States, primarily in film and TV.

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Born
Oct 18, 1926
Sopot
Also known as
  • Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski
  • Klaus Kinsky
  • Nikolaus Günther Nakszynski
  • Klaus Gunther Nakszynski
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Nationality
  • Germany
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Lived in
  • Pomerania
Died
Nov 23, 1991
Lagunitas, California

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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