Pick up any field randomly and you shall have a swarm of Germans who have contributed significantly to it. Be it as scholars or scientists, writer or artists, leaders or sportsperson, Germans would truly rank amongst the top ten. As such, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Germany has played an instrumental role in world history primarily because of its talented and outstandingly brilliant nationals. However, that is not all. Germans have contributed significantly as film and theatre artists as well. They have redefined the meaning of entertainment and left an indelible mark on films, theatre and television with their artistic brilliance. German artists have been working at different capacities in film and theatre production, as actors, directors, producers, artists, cameraman, cinematographer, choreographer, and action director. Some of them have even made their presence felt in Hollywood such as Maximilian Schell, Horst Buchholz, Christoph Waltz, Til Schweiger, Marlene Dietrich, Franka Potente, Diane Kruger and so on. Browse through section and find out more about famous German film and theatre personalities.
Kirsten DunstKirsten Dunst
30 April 1982
Bruce WillisBruce Willis
19 March 1955

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
02 April 1977

Heidi KlumHeidi Klum
01 June 1973
Model, Fashion Designer

Diane KrugerDiane Kruger
15 July 1976

Christoph WaltzChristoph Waltz
04 October 1956
Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
05 September 1942
Actor, Director

Zazie BeetzZazie Beetz
25 May 1991

Marlene DietrichMarlene Dietrich
27 December 1901
Actress & Singer

Boris KodjoeBoris Kodjoe
08 March 1973
Actor, Former Model
Nastassja KinskiNastassja Kinski
24 January 1961

16 October 1938
Anne BuydensAnne Buydens
23 April 1919

Alexander DreymonAlexander Dreymon
07 February 1983

Kim RaverKim Raver
15 March 1969
Roland EmmerichRoland Emmerich
10 November 1955
Film Director, Screenwriter

Brittney PowellBrittney Powell
04 March 1972
Cress WilliamsCress Williams
26 July 1970

Florence KasumbaFlorence Kasumba
26 October 1976

Alexandra Maria LaraAlexandra Maria Lara
12 November 1978
George DzundzaGeorge Dzundza
19 July 1945

Max RiemeltMax Riemelt
07 January 1984
Conrad VeidtConrad Veidt
22 January 1893

Meryem UzerliMeryem Uzerli
12 August 1983

Alicia von RittbergAlicia von Rittberg
10 December 1993

Luise Rainer Luise Rainer
12 January 1910
Robert Siodmak Robert Siodmak
08 August 1900
Film Director
Hans AlbersHans Albers
22 September 1891

William DieterleWilliam Dieterle
15 July 1893
Actor, Director

Henry KosterHenry Koster
01 May 1905
Director, Producer

Molly JacksonMolly Jackson
22 November 2001
Elisabeth RohmElisabeth Rohm
28 April 1973

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Anna GettyAnna Getty
25 October 1972

Darren Le GalloDarren Le Gallo
21 July 1974
Actor, Artist

Jaden BojsenJaden Bojsen
01 August 2000

Till LindemannTill Lindemann
04 January 1963
Singer, Actor, Poet, Swimmer, Writer, Carpenter,
Jeri RyanJeri Ryan
22 February 1968

Daniel BrühlDaniel Brühl
16 June 1978
Dominic MonaghanDominic Monaghan
08 December 1976

LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton
16 February 1957

Claudia SchifferClaudia Schiffer
25 August 1970
Actor, Model, Supermodel
Eric BraedenEric Braeden
03 April 1941
Actor, Film actor

Franka PotenteFranka Potente
22 July 1974
Actor, Screenwriter, Writer
Sibel KekilliSibel Kekilli
16 June 1980

Evelyn SharmaEvelyn Sharma
12 July 1989
actor, model

Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
22 August 1902
Film director, Actor, Photographer, Film producer,

Pia WurtzbachPia Wurtzbach
24 September 1989

Gyles BrandrethGyles Brandreth
08 March 1948
Klaus KinskiKlaus Kinski
18 October 1926

Anita PallenbergAnita Pallenberg
06 April 1944
Actor, Model

Thomas KretschmannThomas Kretschmann
08 September 1962

Daniel ToshDaniel Tosh
29 May 1975
Shawn BradleyShawn Bradley
22 March 1972
Basketball player

Til SchweigerTil Schweiger
19 December 1963
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,
Georg Friedrich, Prince of PrussiaGeorg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia
10 June 1976
Business manager

Antje TraueAntje Traue
18 January 1981

Otto von HabsburgOtto von Habsburg
20 November 1912
24 March 1960
Singer, Musician, Actor, Singer-songwriter

Karl WallendaKarl Wallenda
21 January 1905
Artist, Circus performer
Gudrun BurwitzGudrun Burwitz
08 August 1929
Tailor, Patternmaker, Secretary

Margot FrankMargot Frank
16 February 1926
Second World War victim

Udo KierUdo Kier
14 October 1944
Jürgen ProchnowJürgen Prochnow
10 June 1941
Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor

Briana BanksBriana Banks
21 May 1978
Adult Film Star, Glamour model, Model
Elke SommerElke Sommer
05 November 1940
Actor, Singer, Painter, Model, Musician

Peter KürtenPeter Kürten
26 May 1883
Criminal, Serial killer

Frank FarianFrank Farian
18 July 1941
Record producer

Rainer Werner FassbinderRainer Werner Fassbinder
31 May 1945
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Actor,
Wim WendersWim Wenders
14 August 1945
Film director, Actor, Photographer, Screenwriter,
Nina HagenNina Hagen
11 March 1955
Actor, Singer

Frédéric Prinz von AnhaltFrédéric Prinz von Anhalt
18 June 1943
Musician, Socialite

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

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
16 February 1940
Michael HanekeMichael Haneke
23 March 1942
Film director, Screenwriter, Writer, University

Sophie, Duchess of HohenbergSophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
01 March 1868

Horst BuchholzHorst Buchholz
04 December 1933

Michael BeckMichael Beck
11 December 1967

Gert FröbeGert Fröbe
25 February 1913
Thomas AndersThomas Anders
01 March 1963
Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Record

Sebastian KochSebastian Koch
31 May 1962
Television actor, Actor
Katarina WittKatarina Witt
03 December 1965
Actor, Figure skater

Emilie SchindlerEmilie Schindler
22 October 1907
Writer, Autobiographer

Max SchreckMax Schreck
06 September 1879
Chris BarrieChris Barrie
28 March 1960

Curd JürgensCurd Jürgens
13 December 1915
Film director, Stage actor, Film actor
Klaus VoormannKlaus Voormann
29 April 1938
Bassist, Painter, Actor, Graphic artist

Jens LehmannJens Lehmann
10 November 1969
Association football player, Actor

David KrossDavid Kross
04 July 1990

Fritz HaarmannFritz Haarmann
25 October 1879
Serial killer
Assia WevillAssia Wevill
15 May 1927
Socialite, Poet

Adelaide of Saxe-MeiningenAdelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
13 August 1792
Katharina von BoraKatharina von Bora
07 February 1499

August DiehlAugust Diehl
04 January 1976
Stage actor, Film actor
Queen Silvia of SwedenQueen Silvia of Sweden
23 December 1943

Barbara BouchetBarbara Bouchet
15 August 1943
Hardy KrügerHardy Krüger
12 April 1928
Actor, Autobiographer, Writer