Find out more about the greatest German Film Directors, including Christoph Waltz, Werner Herzog, Roland Emmerich, Leni Riefenstahl and Wim Wenders
Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
05 September 1942
Actor, Director
Roland EmmerichRoland Emmerich
10 November 1955
Film Director, Screenwriter

Uwe BollUwe Boll
22 June 1965
Restaurateur

Robert Siodmak Robert Siodmak
08 August 1900
Film Director

William DieterleWilliam Dieterle
15 July 1893
Actor, Director

Henry KosterHenry Koster
01 May 1905
Director, Producer
LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton
16 February 1957
Actor

Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
22 August 1902
Film Director

Wim WendersWim Wenders
14 August 1945
Film director, Actor, Photographer, Screenwriter,
Til SchweigerTil Schweiger
19 December 1963
Actor

Rainer Werner FassbinderRainer Werner Fassbinder
31 May 1945
Film maker
Michael HanekeMichael Haneke
23 March 1942
Film director, Screenwriter, Writer, University

Wolfgang PetersenWolfgang Petersen
14 March 1941
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter

Hito SteyerlHito Steyerl
1966 AD
film director

Marc ForsterMarc Forster
30 November 1969
film director, screenwriter, film producer

Armin Mueller-StahlArmin Mueller-Stahl
17 December 1930
Actor
F. W. MurnauF. W. Murnau
28 December 1888
Film director

Maria SchraderMaria Schrader
27 September 1965
Actress

Tom TykwerTom Tykwer
23 May 1965
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter,

Ernst LubitschErnst Lubitsch
29 January 1892
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,
Cosima WagnerCosima Wagner
24 December 1837
Composer, Writer, Director

Ulrich MüheUlrich Mühe
20 June 1953
Actor
Florian Henckel von DonnersmarckFlorian Henckel von Donnersmarck
02 May 1973
Film director, Screenwriter

Robert SchwentkeRobert Schwentke
1968 AD
screenwriter, film director

Marcus NispelMarcus Nispel
15 April 1963
film director
Volker SchlöndorffVolker Schlöndorff
31 March 1939
Filmmaker

Max OphülsMax Ophüls
06 May 1902
Film Director
Lexi AlexanderLexi Alexander
23 August 1974
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter,

Dean ReedDean Reed
22 September 1938
Actor

Helmut GriemHelmut Griem
06 April 1932
Actor
Heinz RühmannHeinz Rühmann
07 March 1902
Actor

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Gustav von WangenheimGustav von Wangenheim
18 February 1895
Actor
I. Marlene KingI. Marlene King
22 May 1962
Screenwriter

Dolly BusterDolly Buster
23 October 1969
Adult Film Star, Writer, Actor, Politician,

Veit HarlanVeit Harlan
22 September 1899
Director

Oliver HirschbiegelOliver Hirschbiegel
29 December 1957
Film director
Hanns ZischlerHanns Zischler
18 June 1947
Actor
Margarethe von TrottaMargarethe von Trotta
21 February 1942
Film director

Uli EdelUli Edel
11 April 1947
Film director

Paul WegenerPaul Wegener
11 December 1874
Actor

Helge SchneiderHelge Schneider
30 August 1955
Comedian
Otto WaalkesOtto Waalkes
22 July 1948
Comedian

Heiner MüllerHeiner Müller
09 January 1929
Dramatist

Peter WeissPeter Weiss
08 November 1916
Playwright, Writer, Painter, Director, Film

Erwin PiscatorErwin Piscator
17 December 1893
Theatre director

Ulli LommelUlli Lommel
21 December 1944
Actor
Harun FarockiHarun Farocki
09 January 1944
Screenwriter, Photographer, Film director,

Florian David FitzFlorian David Fitz
20 November 1974
Actor
Gojko MitićGojko Mitić
13 June 1940
Director

Michael HerbigMichael Herbig
29 April 1968
Comedian

Jan Josef LiefersJan Josef Liefers
08 August 1964
Actor
Rebecca HornRebecca Horn
24 March 1944
Sculptor, Choreographer, Film director

Kurt GerronKurt Gerron
11 May 1897
Actor
Katharina ThalbachKatharina Thalbach
19 January 1954
Actress

Curt BoisCurt Bois
05 April 1901
Actor

Jeremy PodeswaJeremy Podeswa
1962 AD
screenwriter, film director, television director

Karl ValentinKarl Valentin
04 June 1882
Comedian

Wolfgang WagnerWolfgang Wagner
30 August 1919
Director
Vera TschechowaVera Tschechowa
22 July 1940
Actress

Heiner LauterbachHeiner Lauterbach
10 April 1953
Actor

Ben BeckerBen Becker
19 December 1964
Actor

Fatih AkınFatih Akın
25 August 1973
Director
Nicolette KrebitzNicolette Krebitz
02 September 1972
Actress

Fabian BuschFabian Busch
01 October 1975
Actor
Dani LevyDani Levy
17 November 1957
Actor

Luis TrenkerLuis Trenker
04 October 1892
Film producer

Theo LingenTheo Lingen
10 June 1903
Actor
Vadim GlownaVadim Glowna
26 September 1941
Actor

Niko von GlasowNiko von Glasow
1960 AD
film director, film producer,screenwriter
Helga FeddersenHelga Feddersen
14 March 1930
Actress

Henrik GaleenHenrik Galeen
07 January 1881
Actor

Burkhard DriestBurkhard Driest
28 April 1939
Actor
Max EhrlichMax Ehrlich
07 December 1892
Actor

Curtis BernhardtCurtis Bernhardt
15 April 1899
Film director
Wolfgang StaudteWolfgang Staudte
09 October 1906
Actor

Helmut KäutnerHelmut Käutner
25 March 1908
Director

Dominik GrafDominik Graf
06 September 1952
Actor

O. E. HasseO. E. Hasse
11 July 1903
Film actor
John GottowtJohn Gottowt
15 June 1881
Actor
Gerhard PoltGerhard Polt
07 May 1942
Writer

Detlev BuckDetlev Buck
01 December 1962
Actor

Herbert AchternbuschHerbert Achternbusch
23 November 1938
Writer

Carl EbertCarl Ebert
20 February 1887
Actor
Adrian HovenAdrian Hoven
18 May 1922
Actor

Charles RégnierCharles Régnier
22 July 1914
Actor

Hannelore HogerHannelore Hoger
20 August 1939
Actress

Wolfgang LiebeneinerWolfgang Liebeneiner
06 October 1905
Film actor

Curt GoetzCurt Goetz
17 November 1888
Actor
Hark BohmHark Bohm
18 May 1939
Actor

Kurt MeiselKurt Meisel
18 August 1912
Film actor
Christian PetzoldChristian Petzold
14 September 1960
film director, screenwriter

Harry PielHarry Piel
12 July 1892
Film actor
Ruth DrexelRuth Drexel
14 July 1930
Actress
Erik OdeErik Ode
06 November 1910
Film director