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.
Bruce WillisBruce Willis
19 March 1955
Actor
Kirsten DunstKirsten Dunst
30 April 1982
Actress

Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
05 September 1942
Actor, Director

Diane KrugerDiane Kruger
15 July 1976
Actress

Heidi KlumHeidi Klum
01 June 1973
Model, Fashion Designer

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
02 April 1977
Actor
Christoph WaltzChristoph Waltz
04 October 1956
Actor

Zazie BeetzZazie Beetz
25 May 1991
Actress

Marlene DietrichMarlene Dietrich
27 December 1901
Actress & Singer

Nastassja KinskiNastassja Kinski
24 January 1961
Actress
Roland EmmerichRoland Emmerich
10 November 1955
Film Director, Screenwriter

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

Alexander DreymonAlexander Dreymon
07 February 1983
Actor

Kim RaverKim Raver
15 March 1969
Actress
Boris KodjoeBoris Kodjoe
08 March 1973
Actor, Former Model

Pia WurtzbachPia Wurtzbach
24 September 1989
Model, Actress
Brittney PowellBrittney Powell
04 March 1972
Actress

Cress WilliamsCress Williams
26 July 1970
Actor

Uwe BollUwe Boll
22 June 1965
Restaurateur
Alexandra Maria LaraAlexandra Maria Lara
12 November 1978
Actress

Florence KasumbaFlorence Kasumba
26 October 1976
 
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
Luise Rainer Luise Rainer
12 January 1910
Actress
Alicia von RittbergAlicia von Rittberg
10 December 1993
Actress

Robert Siodmak Robert Siodmak
08 August 1900
Film Director

Hans AlbersHans Albers
22 September 1891
Actor

Henry KosterHenry Koster
01 May 1905
Director, Producer
William DieterleWilliam Dieterle
15 July 1893
Actor, Director

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Molly JacksonMolly Jackson
22 November 2001
Actress

Elisabeth RohmElisabeth Rohm
28 April 1973
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

Evel KnievelEvel Knievel
17 October 1938
Stunt performer
Dominic MonaghanDominic Monaghan
08 December 1976
Actor

Jeri RyanJeri Ryan
22 February 1968
Actress

Daniel BrühlDaniel Brühl
16 June 1978
Actor
Claudia SchifferClaudia Schiffer
25 August 1970
Actor, Model, Supermodel

LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton
16 February 1957
Actor
Patrik BaboumianPatrik Baboumian
01 July 1979
Powerlifter

Mike VrabelMike Vrabel
14 August 1975
American football coach

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

Ruth WestheimerRuth Westheimer
04 June 1928
Media Personality

Franka PotenteFranka Potente
22 July 1974
Actor, Screenwriter, Writer
Audra McDonaldAudra McDonald
03 July 1970
Actress

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

Flula BorgFlula Borg
28 March 1982
Actor

Heike MakatschHeike Makatsch
13 August 1971
Actor, Television presenter, Writer, Singer,
Gyles BrandrethGyles Brandreth
08 March 1948
Writer

Eric BraedenEric Braeden
03 April 1941
Actor, Film actor
Klaus KinskiKlaus Kinski
18 October 1926
Actor

Assia WevillAssia Wevill
15 May 1927
Socialite, Poet

Daniel ToshDaniel Tosh
29 May 1975
Comedian
Numan AcarNuman Acar
07 October 1974
Actor

Shawn BradleyShawn Bradley
22 March 1972
Basketball player
Evelyn SharmaEvelyn Sharma
12 July 1989
actor, model

Gudrun BurwitzGudrun Burwitz
08 August 1929
Tailor, Patternmaker, Secretary

Otto von HabsburgOtto von Habsburg
20 November 1912
Politician
Sibel KekilliSibel Kekilli
16 June 1980
Actor

Jens SöringJens Söring
01 August 1966
Autobiographer
Georg Friedrich, Prince of PrussiaGeorg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia
10 June 1976
Business manager

NenaNena
24 March 1960
Singer, Musician, Actor, Singer-songwriter

Thomas KretschmannThomas Kretschmann
08 September 1962
Actor

Wim WendersWim Wenders
14 August 1945
Film director, Actor, Photographer, Screenwriter,
Til SchweigerTil Schweiger
19 December 1963
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,
Anita PallenbergAnita Pallenberg
06 April 1944
Actor, Model

Max SchreckMax Schreck
06 September 1879
Actor

Elke SommerElke Sommer
05 November 1940
Actor, Singer, Painter, Model, Musician

Max RichterMax Richter
30 November 1981
Composer
Udo KierUdo Kier
14 October 1944
Actor

Margot FrankMargot Frank
16 February 1926
Second World War victim

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

Honus WagnerHonus Wagner
24 February 1874
Baseballer

Sheryl LeeSheryl Lee
22 April 1967
Actress
Katarina WittKatarina Witt
03 December 1965
Actor, Figure skater

Antje TraueAntje Traue
18 January 1981
Actor
Rainer Werner FassbinderRainer Werner Fassbinder
31 May 1945
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Actor,

Frank FarianFrank Farian
18 July 1941
Record producer

Jürgen ProchnowJürgen Prochnow
10 June 1941
Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor
Briana BanksBriana Banks
21 May 1978
Adult Film Star, Glamour model, Model

Nina HagenNina Hagen
11 March 1955
Actor, Singer
Christine KaufmannChristine Kaufmann
11 January 1945
Ballet dancer, Stage actor, Film actor, Television

Peter KürtenPeter Kürten
26 May 1883
Criminal, Serial killer

Queen Silvia of SwedenQueen Silvia of Sweden
23 December 1943
 

Michi BeckMichi Beck
11 December 1967
Musician
Wolfgang PetersenWolfgang Petersen
14 March 1941
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter

Gert FröbeGert Fröbe
25 February 1913
Actor
Henning WehnHenning Wehn
10 April 1974
Stand-up comedian

Sebastian KochSebastian Koch
31 May 1962
Television actor, Actor
Helene FischerHelene Fischer
05 August 1984
Singer

Adelle LutzAdelle Lutz
13 November 1948
Actor, Model, Costume designer
August DiehlAugust Diehl
04 January 1976
Stage actor, Film actor