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Wolfgang Preiss

1910-02-27 Nuremberg, Germany

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Biografia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wolfgang Preiss (27 February 1910 at Nuremberg - 27 November 2002 at Baden-Baden) was a German theatre, film and television actor. The son of a teacher, in the early 1930s Preiss studied philosophy, German and drama. He also took private acting classes with Hans Schlenck, making his stage début in Munich in 1932. He went to appear in various theatre productions in Heidelberg, Königsberg, Bonn, Bremen, Stuttgart and Berlin. In 1942 he made his film début - he was exempted from military service specifically - in the UFA production Die grosse Liebe with Zarah Leander. After the end of the Second World War Preiss returned to the theatre, and from 1949 worked extensively dubbing films into German. In 1954 he returned to film acting, appearing in Alfred Weidenmann's Canaris. The following year Preiss played the lead role of Claus von Stauffenberg in Falk Harnack's film Der 20. Juli, which dramatised the 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler. This role brought Preiss to popular attention and also the 1956 Federal Film Award. From now on Preiss was largely typecast in the role of the upright and obligation-conscious German officer to the other A-list actor playing the Fanatic (I.E. Paul Scofeld in The Train) a part he played in many films, later reprising it in numerous international productions, predominantly in Italy and the USA, while occasionally playing a more typically cynical or brutal Nazi officer. Preiss appeared in such productions as The Longest Day (1962), Otto Preminger's The Cardinal (1963), and with Jean-Paul Belmondo in Is Paris Burning? (1966). He starred alongside Burt Lancaster in John Frankenheimer's The Train (1964), Frank Sinatra in Von Ryan's Express (1965), Robert Mitchum in Anzio (1968), with Richard Burton, in the title role of Erwin Rommel in Raid on Rommel (1971), and The Boys From Brazil (1978) with Gregory Peck. He also appeared in several Italian language films, credited as "Luppo Prezzo", and played Field Marshal Von Rundstedt in Richard Attenborough's all-star war epic A Bridge Too Far (1977). In addition, for the cinema-going public of West Germany he became the epitome of the evil genius in his role as Doctor Mabuse, a role he first played in 1960 (following Rudolf Klein-Rogge) in Fritz Lang's The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse. He went on to play the role four more times. In the 1980s Preiss turned to television, notably playing General Walther von Brauchitsch in the American TV mini-series Winds of War and War and Remembrance, based on the books of Herman Wouk. In 1987 received a second Federal Film Award for his outstanding work in film. In film dubbing Preiss provided the voice for such actors as Lex Barker, Christopher Lee, Anthony Quinn, Claude Rains, Richard Widmark, as well as that of Conrad Veidt as "Major Strasser" in the remastered version of Casablanca. Description above from the Wikipedia article Wolfgang Preiss, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Películas

Die 1000 Glotzböbbel vom Dr. Mabuse (archive footage) 2018-08-30
Dr. M Kessler 1990-05-24
Mrs. Harris fährt nach Monte Carlo Earl of Wereford 1989-02-22
Land der Väter, Land der Söhne Bernauer 1989-04-27
The Second Victory Father Albertus 1987-06-04
Mrs. Harris - Der geschmuggelte Henry Earl of Wereford 1987-02-02
Mrs. Harris fährt nach Moskau Earl of Wereford 1987-12-12
Lang soll er leben 1987-02-08
Vergeßt Mozart Baron Gottfried van Swieten 1985-09-12
Mrs. Harris - Freund mit Rolls Royce Earl of Wereford 1984-12-25
Ein Mann namens Parvus Brockdorff-Rantzau 1984-04-10
Mrs. Harris - Ein Kleid von Dior Earl of Wereford 1982-12-29
Fantasma d'amore Zighi 1981-04-03
The Formula Franz Tauber 1980-12-19
Bloodline Julius Prager 1979-06-29
The Boys from Brazil Lofquist 1978-10-05
Wallenstein Thurn 1978-11-19
Die Anstalt Dr. Reinecke 1978-10-27
Die Standarte Oberst 1977-11-25
A Bridge Too Far Field Marshal Karl R.G. Von Rundstedt 1977-06-15
Die Insel der Krebse General 1975-11-11
Le grand délire Artmann 1975-04-30
Eine ungeliebte Frau 1974-01-05
Die Kriegsbraut von Bogendorf 1974-11-02
Du stirbst nicht allein - Ein deutscher Kriegspfarrer in Paris General 1973-03-23
Diamantenparty Konsul Eduard van Düren 1973-06-10
Un uomo da rispettare Miller 1972-12-08
The Salzburg Connection Felix Zauner 1972-08-30
Una farfalla con le ali insanguinate The Prosecutor 1971-09-10
Raid on Rommel Gen. Erwin Rommel 1971-02-12
Giornata nera per l'ariete Police inspector 1971-08-17
General Oster – Verräter oder Patriot? Generalmajor Oster 1970-08-27
Sir Henri Deterding Sir Henri Deterding 1970-09-03
Das Haus Lunjowo Generalmajor Lattmann 1970-01-29
Peenemünde Oberst Dornberger 1970-08-11
Der Minister und die Ente Minister 1970-12-31
Hürdenlauf Exzellenz Lohmüller 1969-02-20
Playgirl 70 1969-11-27
Hannibal Brooks Col. von Haller 1969-01-18
La legione dei dannati Colonel Ackerman 1969-08-12
Liebe, Love, l'Amour 1969-03-11
Meinungsverschiedenheiten Anthony Wilcox 1968-04-23
Flachsmann als Erzieher Flachsmann 1968-01-14
Lo sbarco di Anzio Field Marshal Albert Kesselring 1968-07-24
Tamara Father Bricks 1968-01-25
Der Fall Petkov Dr. Georgi Dimitrov 1968-02-23
Jack of Diamonds Wilhelm Von Schenk 1967-11-10
Deux billets pour Mexico Noland 1967-08-10
Der Sarg bleibt heute zu Dr. Angus Cromwell 1967-09-29
Jungfrau aus zweiter Hand Leiter der Mordkommission 1967-03-29
Wo liegt Jena? Robert 1967-06-16
Mister Dynamit - Morgen küßt Euch der Tod Sebastian (BND chief) 1967-08-11
Das Leben in meiner Hand Minister 1966-06-13
Avec la peau des autres Chalieff 1966-08-24
Der Fall Kapitän Behrens. Fremdenlegionäre an Bord Kapitän Behrens 1966-02-04
Samba Parisius 1966-05-09
Paris brûle-t-il? Capitaine Ebernach 1966-10-26
Der Spion, der in die Hölle ging Captain Parker 1965-08-13
Von Ryan's Express Major Von Klemment 1965-06-23
The Train Maj. Herren 1964-09-24
Échappement libre Grenner 1964-09-04
Frühstück mit dem Tod Staatsanwalt Ted Talbot 1964-06-04
Die Todesstrahlen des Dr. Mabuse Dr. Mabuse 1964-09-17
Der Fluch der grünen Augen Prof. von Adelsberg 1964-04-09
Die erste Legion Dr. Peter Morell 1964-08-27
I cento cavalieri Sheik Abengalbon 1964-12-30
Die schwarze Kobra Stanislas Raskin 1963-05-16
Scotland Yard jagt Dr. Mabuse Geist von Dr. Mabuse 1963-09-20
Das tödliche Patent Charles Reese 1963-07-16
Leb wohl, mein Traum James Merrill 1963-04-05
Der Henker von London Morel Smith 1963-11-22
The Cardinal 1963-12-12
The Counterfeit Traitor Colonel Nordoff 1962-04-17
Das Mädchen und der Staatsanwalt Staatsanwalt Soldan 1962-03-08
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse Dr. Mabuse 1962-09-06
La Fayette Baron Kalb 1962-02-14
The Longest Day Maj. Gen. Max Pemsel 1962-09-25
Die unsichtbaren Krallen des Dr. Mabuse Dr. Krone / Dr. Mabuse 1962-03-30
Im Stahlnetz des Dr. Mabuse Dr. Mabuse 1961-01-01
Geständnis einer Sechzehnjährigen Günther Brandt 1961-01-27
Riviera-Story Arthur Dahlberg 1961-12-07
Die Herrin der Welt - Teil I Dr. Henrik Brandes 1960-04-14
Il mulino delle donne di pietra Doctor Loren Bolem 1960-08-30
Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse Prof. Jordan/Peter Cornelius/Dr. Mabuse 1960-09-13
Die Herrin der Welt - Teil II Brandes 1960-04-26
Nacht fiel über Gotenhafen Dr. Beck 1960-02-25
Konto ausgeglichen Robert Jacobi 1959-07-25
Arzt ohne Gewissen Dr. Westorp 1959-09-04
Rosen für den Staatsanwalt Generalstaatsanwalt 1959-09-24
I battellieri del Volga General Gorew 1959-03-26
Straße der Gerechten Joseph Blake 1959-03-19
Hunde, wollt ihr ewig leben Major Linkmann 1959-04-07
La valse du gorille Otto Lohn 1959-10-07
Ich war ihm hörig Dr. Leipold 1958-04-01
Das Mädchen mit den Katzenaugen Carlo Gormann 1958-11-28
Gli italiani sono matti Hans 1958-04-05
Grabenplatz 17 Kriminalkommissar Dr. Jäger 1958-07-16
Die grünen Teufel von Monte Cassino Oberstabsarzt Munkler 1958-04-23
Eurydice Dulac 1957-11-26
Schinderhannes Gendarm Adam 1957-01-13
Haie und kleine Fische U-Bootkommandant Lüttke 1957-09-26
Stresemann Heinz Becker 1957-01-11
Der Banditendoktor Amerikaner 1957-11-19
Von der Liebe besiegt Mario Clar 1956-12-20
Johannisnacht Mac Fadden 1956-10-29
..wie einst Lili Marleen Alfred Linder 1956-09-20
Vor Sonnenuntergang Dr. Hahnefeld, Syndikus der Clausen-Werke 1956-07-06
Anastasia - Die letzte Zarentochter 1956-09-26
Der 20. Juli Oberst Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg 1955-06-21
Oberarzt Dr. Solm Dr. Hartung 1955-03-17
Der Cornet Freiherr von Pirovano 1955-12-16
Canaris Oberst Holl 1954-12-29
Falschmünzer am Werk 1951-03-01
Besatzung Dora Staffelarzt Dr. Wagner 1943-11-01
Die große Liebe Oberleutnant von Etzdorf 1942-06-12