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

Heidi KlumHeidi Klum
01 June 1973
Model, Fashion Designer

Diane KrugerDiane Kruger
15 July 1976
Actress

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

Zazie BeetzZazie Beetz
25 May 1991
Actress

Marlene DietrichMarlene Dietrich
27 December 1901
Actress & Singer

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

NicoNico
16 October 1938
Singer
Anne BuydensAnne Buydens
23 April 1919
Actress

Alexander DreymonAlexander Dreymon
07 February 1983
Actor

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

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

Florence KasumbaFlorence Kasumba
26 October 1976
 

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

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

Meryem UzerliMeryem Uzerli
12 August 1983
Actress

Alicia von RittbergAlicia von Rittberg
10 December 1993
Actress

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

William DieterleWilliam Dieterle
15 July 1893
Actor, Director

Henry KosterHenry Koster
01 May 1905
Director, Producer

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

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Anna GettyAnna Getty
25 October 1972
Actress

Darren Le GalloDarren Le Gallo
21 July 1974
Actor, Artist

Jaden BojsenJaden Bojsen
01 August 2000
Actor

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

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

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
Sibel KekilliSibel Kekilli
16 June 1980
Actor

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
Models

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

Anita PallenbergAnita Pallenberg
06 April 1944
Actor, Model

Thomas KretschmannThomas Kretschmann
08 September 1962
Actor

Daniel ToshDaniel Tosh
29 May 1975
Comedian
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
Actor

Otto von HabsburgOtto von Habsburg
20 November 1912
Politician
NenaNena
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
Actor
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
Mountaineer
Michael HanekeMichael Haneke
23 March 1942
Film director, Screenwriter, Writer, University

Sophie, Duchess of HohenbergSophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
01 March 1868
Lady-in-waiting

Horst BuchholzHorst Buchholz
04 December 1933
Actor

Michael BeckMichael Beck
11 December 1967
Musician

Gert FröbeGert Fröbe
25 February 1913
Actor
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
Actor
Chris BarrieChris Barrie
28 March 1960
Actor

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
Actor

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
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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
Actress
Hardy KrügerHardy Krüger
12 April 1928
Actor, Autobiographer, Writer