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
Actress
Bruce WillisBruce Willis
19 March 1955
Actor

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
02 April 1977
Actor

Diane KrugerDiane Kruger
15 July 1976
Actress

Heidi KlumHeidi Klum
01 June 1973
Model, Fashion Designer

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

Marlene DietrichMarlene Dietrich
27 December 1901
Actress & Singer

Alexander DreymonAlexander Dreymon
07 February 1983
Actor
Zazie BeetzZazie Beetz
25 May 1991
Actress

Nastassja KinskiNastassja Kinski
24 January 1961
Actress
NicoNico
16 October 1938
Singer

Boris KodjoeBoris Kodjoe
08 March 1973
Actor, Former Model

Toni GarrnToni Garrn
07 July 1992
Model

Pia WurtzbachPia Wurtzbach
24 September 1989
Model, Actress

Kim RaverKim Raver
15 March 1969
Actress
Elisabeth RohmElisabeth Rohm
28 April 1973
Actress

Roland EmmerichRoland Emmerich
10 November 1955
Film Director, Screenwriter

Cress WilliamsCress Williams
26 July 1970
Actor

Flula BorgFlula Borg
28 March 1982
Actor
Arón PiperArón Piper
29 March 1997
Actor

Gert FröbeGert Fröbe
25 February 1913
Actor
George DzundzaGeorge Dzundza
19 July 1945
Actor

Alexandra Maria LaraAlexandra Maria Lara
12 November 1978
Actress

Uwe BollUwe Boll
22 June 1965
Restaurateur
Anne BuydensAnne Buydens
23 April 1919
Actress

Henning WehnHenning Wehn
10 April 1974
Stand-up comedian
Brittney PowellBrittney Powell
04 March 1972
Actress

Meryem UzerliMeryem Uzerli
12 August 1983
Actress

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

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Tobias SantelmannTobias Santelmann
08 August 1980
Actor
Luise Rainer Luise Rainer
12 January 1910
Actress

Alicia von RittbergAlicia von Rittberg
10 December 1993
Actress

Florence KasumbaFlorence Kasumba
26 October 1976
 

Robert Siodmak Robert Siodmak
08 August 1900
Film Director
Henry KosterHenry Koster
01 May 1905
Director, Producer
William DieterleWilliam Dieterle
15 July 1893
Actor, Director

Hans AlbersHans Albers
22 September 1891
Actor

Jaden BojsenJaden Bojsen
01 August 2000
Actor

Anna GettyAnna Getty
25 October 1972
Actress
Darren Le GalloDarren Le Gallo
21 July 1974
Actor, Artist

Molly JacksonMolly Jackson
22 November 2001
Actress

Evel KnievelEvel Knievel
17 October 1938
Stunt performer

LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton
16 February 1957
Actor

Daniel BrühlDaniel Brühl
16 June 1978
Actor
Jeri RyanJeri Ryan
22 February 1968
Actress

Dominic MonaghanDominic Monaghan
08 December 1976
Actor
Mike VrabelMike Vrabel
14 August 1975
American football coach

Claudia SchifferClaudia Schiffer
25 August 1970
Actor, Model, Supermodel

Gyles BrandrethGyles Brandreth
08 March 1948
Writer
Daniel ToshDaniel Tosh
29 May 1975
Comedian

Franka PotenteFranka Potente
22 July 1974
Actress
Q'orianka KilcherQ'orianka Kilcher
11 February 1990
Actress

Till LindemannTill Lindemann
04 January 1963
Singer, Actor, Poet, Swimmer, Writer, Carpenter,

Audra McDonaldAudra McDonald
03 July 1970
Actress

Klaus KinskiKlaus Kinski
18 October 1926
Actor

Heike MakatschHeike Makatsch
13 August 1971
Actress
Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
22 August 1902
Film Director

Diem BrownDiem Brown
12 June 1980
Television presenter

Helene FischerHelene Fischer
05 August 1984
Singer

Eric BraedenEric Braeden
03 April 1941
Actor, Film actor
Thomas KretschmannThomas Kretschmann
08 September 1962
Actor

Otto von HabsburgOtto von Habsburg
20 November 1912
Politician
William, German Crown PrinceWilliam, German Crown Prince
06 May 1882
 

Tom DaschleTom Daschle
09 December 1947
Politician

Sheryl LeeSheryl Lee
22 April 1967
Actress
Georg Friedrich, Prince of PrussiaGeorg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia
10 June 1976
Business manager

Sibel KekilliSibel Kekilli
16 June 1980
Actress
Anita PallenbergAnita Pallenberg
06 April 1942
Actress

Gudrun BurwitzGudrun Burwitz
08 August 1929
Tailor, Patternmaker, Secretary

Adelle LutzAdelle Lutz
13 November 1948
Actor, Model, Costume designer
Max RichterMax Richter
22 March 1966
Composer

Til SchweigerTil Schweiger
19 December 1963
Actor
Tom WlaschihaTom Wlaschiha
20 June 1973
Actor

Frank FarianFrank Farian
18 July 1941
Record producer

Udo KierUdo Kier
14 October 1944
Actor

Ari UpAri Up
17 January 1962
Musician
Elke SommerElke Sommer
05 November 1940
Actress
NenaNena
24 March 1960
Singer, Musician, Actor, Singer-songwriter

Philipp PleinPhilipp Plein
16 February 1978
Fashion designer

Antje TraueAntje Traue
18 January 1981
Actor

Katarina WittKatarina Witt
03 December 1965
Actor, Figure skater
Rainer Werner FassbinderRainer Werner Fassbinder
31 May 1945
Film maker

Michael HanekeMichael Haneke
23 March 1942
Film director, Screenwriter, Writer, University

Horst BuchholzHorst Buchholz
04 December 1933
Actor

Wim WendersWim Wenders
14 August 1945
Film director, Actor, Photographer, Screenwriter,

Richard MansfieldRichard Mansfield
24 May 1857
Actor
Peter KürtenPeter Kürten
26 May 1883
Criminal, Serial killer

Jürgen ProchnowJürgen Prochnow
10 June 1941
Actor
Honus WagnerHonus Wagner
24 February 1874
Baseballer

Wolfgang PetersenWolfgang Petersen
14 March 1941
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter
Lilli PalmerLilli Palmer
24 May 1914
Actress
Shawn BradleyShawn Bradley
22 March 1972
Basketball player