Famous German T V & Movie Producers

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Daniel Brühl
(One of the Most Versatile and Influential Spanish-German Actors and Filmmakers)
Daniel Brühl
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Birthdate: June 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Spanish-German actor Daniel Brühl began his career with the soap Verbotene Liebe. Raised trilingual, he is now fluent in six languages. Hollywood knows him best as Fredrick Zoller from Inglourious Basterds, while he first made waves with the German film Good Bye, Lenin! He later co-owned two bars.

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Roland Emmerich
(Director Best Known as 'Master of Disaster' for His Science Fiction and Disaster Films)
Roland Emmerich
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Birthdate: November 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
German director/producer Roland Emmerich is best known for his blockbuster disaster/war films such as The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day, Godzilla, and The Patriot. The LGBT activist is also openly gay. He is also an avid art collector. He has also worked for women’s rights and environmental causes.
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Leni Riefenstahl
(Film Director, Photographer and Actress Known for Her Seminal Role in Producing Nazi Propaganda)
Leni Riefenstahl
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Birthdate: August 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 8, 2003

Leni Riefenstahl was a German film director and actress best remembered for her role in producing Nazi propaganda. She made her directorial debut in 1932, becoming one of the few women to direct a movie during the Weimar Period. Riefenstahl is credited with directing two of the most technically innovative propaganda films of all time, Olympia and Triumph des Willens.

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Matthias Schweighofer
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Birthdate: March 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Anklam, Germany

Matthias Schweighofer is a German actor, film director, voice actor, and producer. Over the course of his career, Schweighofer has received several prestigious awards like the German Television Prize, Adolf Grimme Award, and Bavarian Film Award. Matthias Schweighofer is also a fashion enthusiast; he is credited with co-founding a fashion label named German Garment along with television presenter Joko Winterscheidt.

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Numan Acar
(Actor and Film Producer Best Known for His Role as 'Haissam Haqqani' in the TV Series 'Homeland')
Numan Acar
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Birthdate: October 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kozoglu, Kelkit District, Turkey

Numan Acar is a Turkish-German film producer and actor. A civil engineer by profession, Acar chose acting in the late 1990s and started appearing in German and Turkish films. In 2007, he began his own production company Acar Entertainment, which produces German-Turkish movies. Numan Acar achieved international fame in 2019 when he played Dmitri Smerdyakov in Spider-Man: Far From Home. 

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Marc Forster
(Swiss Filmmaker)
Marc Forster
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Birthdate: November 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Illertissen, Germany

Marc Forster is a Swiss filmmaker best known for directing popular and critically acclaimed films like Monster's Ball, Stranger than Fiction, Quantum of Solace, and The Kite Runner. Over the course of his career, Marc Forster has received nominations for prestigious awards like the BAFTA Award for Best Direction and Golden Globe Award for Best Director. 

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Ernst Lubitsch
(Film director)
Ernst Lubitsch
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Birthdate: January 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: November 30, 1947
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George Nader
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Birthdate: October 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: February 4, 2002

American actor/writer George Nader is best known for his iconic films such as Sins of Jezebel and Congo Crossing. With his 6’1” frame, the actor mostly earned "beefcake" roles. Though not openly gay, he lived with his partner Mark Miller. An eye injury later forced him to retire from acting.

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I. Marlene King
(Screenwriter)
I. Marlene King
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Birthdate: May 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Regensburg, Germany

I. Marlene King is a German film director, producer, and writer. Also known for her contribution to the TV industry, King is best known for executive producing the popular American teen drama mystery thriller series Pretty Little Liars.

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Dolly Buster
(Retired Czech-German Porn Star)
Dolly Buster
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Birthdate: October 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Dolly Buster is a Czech-German author, filmmaker, and retired pornographic actress. She appeared in more than 100 X-rated European movies and was named the hottest porn star in Germany in 2009. Dolly Buster also has a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at the Venus Awards, and a Special Jury Award under her belt. Buster has also written a series of crime-novels.

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Topic
(DJ, Producer)
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Birthdate: March 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Volker Schlöndorff
(German Film Director, Screenwriter and a Leading Member of the Postwar Cinema Movement in West Germany)
Volker Schlöndorff
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Birthdate: March 31, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

German filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff, a Sorbonne alumnus, excelled in philosophy and political science in college, though he later focused on film studies. Starting his career as an assistant director, he later became a significant figure of the New German Cinema movement and also won an Academy Award for The Tin Drum.

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Stefan Raab
(Famous for Hosting the German Television Programs 'Vivasion' and 'TV Total')
Stefan Raab
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Birthdate: October 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

While he initially tried his luck in law school, Stefan Raab, the son of a butcher, later dropped out and focused on an entertainment career. Now a renowned comedian, musician, TV producer, and host, he is known for his association with the Eurovision contest. He also owns the production company Raab TV.

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Frank Reicher
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Birthdate: December 2, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: January 19, 1965

German-American actor and filmmaker Frank Reicher was the son of actor Emanuel Reiche and the grandson of baritone singer August Kindermann. While he started his career with Broadway, he later soared to fame as Capt. Englehorn from the film King Kong and its sequel, The Son of Kong.

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Simon Verhoeven
(Film director)
Simon Verhoeven
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Birthdate: June 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Filmmaker Simon Verhoeven was no stranger to the entertainment world in childhood, being the son of actor Senta Berger and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Michael Verhoeve. While he started his career as an actor, he is now best known for directing the blockbuster hit comedy Welcome to Germany, based on the refugee crisis.

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Henry Koster
(Director, Producer)
Henry Koster
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Birthdate: May 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, German Empire
Died: September 21, 1988

German-born director Henry Koster experimented with cartooning, painting, and even scriptwriting, before directing his debut film, Thea Roland. Following the rise of the Nazi regime, he moved to the U.S. His rich body of work consists of his Oscar-nominated direction in The Bishop's Wife and his equally popular Harvey.

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Jurgen Vogel
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Birthdate: April 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Jurgen Vogel is a German actor, film producer, screenwriter, and singer. Vogel is widely regarded as one of the most successful and popular character actors in the history of German cinema. Over the course of his career, he has won several prestigious awards like the Bavarian Film Awards, The German Film Award, The Jupiter Award, and The Golden Bear Award.

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Harry S. Morgan
(Director)
Harry S. Morgan
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Birthdate: August 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Essen, Germany
Died: April 30, 2011
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Andre Hennicke
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Birthdate: September 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johanngeorgenstadt, Germany

Andre Hennicke is a German actor who has played important roles in over 100 films since 1984. In 2002, he was presented with a German television award for his portrayal of Thomas Richter in the 2001 thriller film Something to Remind Me. He has also played supporting roles in popular movies like Sophie Scholl– The Final Days, Pandorum, and Downfall.

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Gunther Jauch
(Television presenter)
Gunther Jauch
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Birthdate: July 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Münster, Germany
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Stipe Erceg
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Birthdate: October 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Split, Croatia
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Karl Valentin
(Comedian)
Karl Valentin
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Birthdate: June 4, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: February 9, 1948
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Vera Tschechowa
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Birthdate: July 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Nazi Germany
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Peter Carsten
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Birthdate: April 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Weißenburg in Bayern, Germany
Died: April 20, 2012
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Luis Trenker
(Film producer)
Luis Trenker
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Birthdate: October 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Urtijëi, Italy
Died: April 13, 1990
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Heiner Lauterbach
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Birthdate: April 10, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
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Vadim Glowna
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Birthdate: September 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Eutin, Germany
Died: January 24, 2012
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Burkhard Driest
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Birthdate: April 28, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Szczecin Stettin, Free State of Prussia, Germany
Died: February 27, 2020
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Andrea Rau
(Actress)
Andrea Rau
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Birthdate: October 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
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Henny Porten
(Actress)
Henny Porten
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Birthdate: January 7, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: October 15, 1960
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Peter Berling
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Birthdate: March 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Międzyrzecz, Poland
Died: November 21, 2017
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Adrian Hoven
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Birthdate: May 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wöllersdorf, Austria
Died: April 8, 1981
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Kai Wiesinger
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Birthdate: April 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
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Reinhold Schunzel
(Film actor)
Reinhold Schunzel
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Birthdate: November 7, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: September 11, 1954
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Peter Kern
(Actor)
Peter Kern
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Birthdate: February 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 26, 2015
Elisabeth Flickenschildt
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Birthdate: March 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Blankenese, Hamburg, Germany
Died: October 26, 1977
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Fritz Diez
(Actor)
Fritz Diez
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Birthdate: February 27, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Meiningen, Germany
Died: October 19, 1979

German actor, director, and producer Fritz Diez was born to a maid servant and had to join theater at age 9 to support his family. He was known for his accurate portrayal of Adolf Hitler in at least 10 projects, both German and international. He was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit.

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Uisenma Borchu
(Film-maker)
Uisenma Borchu
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Birthdate: June 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Harry Baer
(Actor)
Harry Baer
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Birthdate: September 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Biberach an der Riss, Germany
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Bruno Kastner
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Birthdate: January 30, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Forst, Brandenburg, Germany
Died: June 30, 1932
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Lupu Pick
(Romanian Filmmaker Who Co-Founded the Rex-Film GmbH Studio)
Lupu Pick
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Birthdate: January 2, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Iaşi, Romania
Died: March 7, 1931

Initially a stage actor, Lupu Pick later gained fame as one of Romania’s best filmmakers of the silent era. He co-founded the Rex-Film GmbH studio and also served on the boards of association such as the Film Association of Industrialists. He was also the first chairperson of Filmmakers in Germany.

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Leopold Jessner
(Producer)
Leopold Jessner
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Birthdate: March 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Königsberg, Russia
Died: December 30, 1945
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Olaf Fønss
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Birthdate: October 17, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Århus, Denmark
Died: March 11, 1949
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Richard Eichberg
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Birthdate: October 27, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 8, 1953
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Erna Morena
(Actress)
Erna Morena
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Birthdate: April 24, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wörth am Main, German Empire
Died: July 20, 1962
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Frederic Zelnik
(Producer)
Frederic Zelnik
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Birthdate: May 17, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died: November 29, 1950