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.
Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
02 April 1977
Actor
Kirsten DunstKirsten Dunst
30 April 1982
Actress

Diane KrugerDiane Kruger
15 July 1976
 

Heidi KlumHeidi Klum
01 June 1973
Model, Fashion Designer

Christoph WaltzChristoph Waltz
04 October 1956
Actor

Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
05 September 1942
Actor, Director
Marlene DietrichMarlene Dietrich
27 December 1901
Actress & Singer

Boris KodjoeBoris Kodjoe
08 March 1973
Actor, Former Model

Anne BuydensAnne Buydens
23 April 1919
Actress

NicoNico
16 October 1938
Singer
Kim RaverKim Raver
15 March 1969
Actress

Roland EmmerichRoland Emmerich
10 November 1955
Film Director, Screenwriter
Brittney PowellBrittney Powell
04 March 1972
Actress

Florence KasumbaFlorence Kasumba
26 October 1976
 

George DzundzaGeorge Dzundza
19 July 1945
Actor
Conrad VeidtConrad Veidt
22 January 1893
Actor

Max RiemeltMax Riemelt
07 January 1984
 
Luise Rainer Luise Rainer
12 January 1910
Actress

Robert Siodmak Robert Siodmak
08 August 1900
Film Director

William DieterleWilliam Dieterle
15 July 1893
Actor, Director
Hans AlbersHans Albers
22 September 1891
Actor

Henry KosterHenry Koster
01 May 1905
Director, Producer
Molly JacksonMolly Jackson
22 November 2001
Actress

Anna GettyAnna Getty
25 October 1972
Actress

Darren Le GalloDarren Le Gallo
21 July 1974
Actor, Artist

Jaden BojsenJaden Bojsen
01 August 2000
Actor
Sibel KekilliSibel Kekilli
16 June 1980
Actor
Till LindemannTill Lindemann
04 January 1963
Singer, Actor, Poet, Swimmer, Writer, Carpenter,

Dominic MonaghanDominic Monaghan
08 December 1976
Actor

Jeri RyanJeri Ryan
22 February 1968
Actress

Nastassja KinskiNastassja Kinski
24 January 1961
Actor, Model
LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton
16 February 1957
Actor

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

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Klaus KinskiKlaus Kinski
18 October 1926
Actor
Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
22 August 1902
Film director, Actor, Photographer, Film producer,

Anita PallenbergAnita Pallenberg
06 April 1944
Actor, Model
Thomas KretschmannThomas Kretschmann
08 September 1962
Actor

Hannelore SchmatzHannelore Schmatz
16 February 1940
Mountaineer

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

Evelyn SharmaEvelyn Sharma
12 July 1989
actor, model
Karl WallendaKarl Wallenda
21 January 1905
Artist, Circus performer

Georg Friedrich, Prince of PrussiaGeorg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia
10 June 1976
Business manager

Antje TraueAntje Traue
18 January 1981
Actor

Sebastian KochSebastian Koch
31 May 1962
Television actor, Actor

Gudrun BurwitzGudrun Burwitz
08 August 1929
Tailor, Patternmaker, Secretary
Udo KierUdo Kier
14 October 1944
Actor

Til SchweigerTil Schweiger
19 December 1963
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,

Nina HagenNina Hagen
11 March 1955
Actor, Singer

Jürgen ProchnowJürgen Prochnow
10 June 1941
Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor
Elke SommerElke Sommer
05 November 1940
Actor, Singer, Painter, Model, Musician

Wim WendersWim Wenders
14 August 1945
Film director, Actor, Photographer, Screenwriter,
Rainer Werner FassbinderRainer Werner Fassbinder
31 May 1945
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Actor,

Peter KürtenPeter Kürten
26 May 1883
Criminal, Serial killer

Briana BanksBriana Banks
21 May 1978
Adult Film Star, Glamour model, Model
Michael HanekeMichael Haneke
23 March 1942
Film director, Screenwriter, Writer, University

Sophie, Duchess of HohenbergSophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
01 March 1868
Lady-in-waiting
Katarina WittKatarina Witt
03 December 1965
Actor, Figure skater

Klaus VoormannKlaus Voormann
29 April 1938
Bassist, Painter, Actor, Graphic artist

Horst BuchholzHorst Buchholz
04 December 1933
Actor
Emilie SchindlerEmilie Schindler
22 October 1907
Writer, Autobiographer

Thomas AndersThomas Anders
01 March 1963
Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Record
Jens LehmannJens Lehmann
10 November 1969
Association football player, Actor

Adelaide of Saxe-MeiningenAdelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
13 August 1792
 

Annette SchwarzAnnette Schwarz
26 March 1984
Adult Film Star, Fetish model, Glamour model,

Frédéric Prinz von AnhaltFrédéric Prinz von Anhalt
18 June 1943
Musician, Socialite
Wolfgang PetersenWolfgang Petersen
14 March 1941
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter
David KrossDavid Kross
04 July 1990
Actor

Curd JürgensCurd Jürgens
13 December 1915
Film director, Stage actor, Film actor

Katharina von BoraKatharina von Bora
07 February 1499
nun

Max SchreckMax Schreck
06 September 1879
Actor
Assia WevillAssia Wevill
15 May 1927
Socialite, Poet

August DiehlAugust Diehl
04 January 1976
Stage actor, Film actor

Hardy KrügerHardy Krüger
12 April 1928
Actor, Autobiographer, Writer

Queen Silvia of SwedenQueen Silvia of Sweden
23 December 1943
 

Christiane KubrickChristiane Kubrick
10 May 1932
Actor, Singer, Painter
Fritz HaarmannFritz Haarmann
25 October 1879
Serial killer

Emmy GöringEmmy Göring
24 March 1893
Stage actor, Film actor
Lilli PalmerLilli Palmer
24 May 1914
Actor, Writer, Table tennis player, Autobiographer

Jens SöringJens Söring
01 August 1966
Autobiographer

Christine KaufmannChristine Kaufmann
11 January 1945
Ballet dancer, Stage actor, Film actor, Television
Heike MakatschHeike Makatsch
13 August 1971
Actor, Television presenter, Writer, Singer,

Adelle LutzAdelle Lutz
13 November 1948
Actor, Model, Costume designer
Armin Mueller-StahlArmin Mueller-Stahl
17 December 1930
Television actor, Voice actor, Film director,

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

Senta BergerSenta Berger
13 May 1941
Actor, Film producer

Elisabeth VolkenrathElisabeth Volkenrath
05 September 1919
Torturer
Rupprecht, Crown Prince of BavariaRupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria
18 May 1869
 

Florian Henckel von DonnersmarckFlorian Henckel von Donnersmarck
02 May 1973
Film director, Screenwriter
Tom SchillingTom Schilling
10 February 1982
Stage actor, Film actor

Ursula ThiessUrsula Thiess
15 May 1924
Actor

Joachim KrollJoachim Kroll
17 April 1933
Criminal, Serial killer

Tatjana PatitzTatjana Patitz
25 March 1966
Actor, Model
Dieter LaserDieter Laser
17 February 1942
Stage actor, Film actor