Famous German T V & Movie Producers

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Roland Emmerich
(Film Director)

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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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Daniel Tosh
(Comedian)

Daniel Tosh
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Birthdate: May 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany[2]

Born to American parents in Germany, Daniel Tosh initially graduated in marketing and began his career as a telemarketer. He later began performing in comedy clubs and scored a breakthrough on the Late Show with David Letterman. He has also appeared in The Love Guru and even had his own show, Tosh.0.

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Q'orianka Kilcher
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Birthdate: February 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Schweigmatt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Q'orianka Kilcher is an American actress, activist, and singer. She is best known for playing important characters in films like The New World and Princess Kaiulani. As an activist, Kilcher has been visiting universities and colleges and delivering speeches at organizations like Amnesty International. 

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Thomas Kretschmann
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Birthdate: September 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany

While he initially trained to be an Olympic swimmer, Thomas Kretschmann turned to acting at age 25. Surprisingly, he was typecast as a Nazi officer and ended up playing one in 11 films, including The Pianist. He first gained fame with his Max Ophüls Prize-winning role in Der Mitwisser.

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Sheryl Lee
(Actress)

Sheryl Lee
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Birthdate: April 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany

Sheryl Lee is a German-born American actress best known for her work in film, stage, and television. Lee is well-known for playing Madeline Ferguson and Laura Palmer in the cult TV series Twin Peaks. Sheryl Lee is also renowned for her philanthropic efforts and activism. She has participated in campaigns to raise awareness and money for breast cancer.

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Tobias Santelmann
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Birthdate: August 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Freiburg, Germany

Tobias Santelmann is a German-born Norwegian actor best known for starring in the historical drama film Kon-Tiki. Interested in acting from a young age, he graduated from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Since then, he has been employed at The Norwegian Theatre in Oslo. He is also active in the TV and film industries.

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William Wyler
(Film director)

William Wyler
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Birthdate: July 1, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mulhouse, France
Died: July 27, 1981
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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)

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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
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer)

Marc Forster
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Birthdate: November 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Illertissen, Germany

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Senta Berger
(Actress)

Senta Berger
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Birthdate: May 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

It is believed Austrian actor Senta Berger was suspended by the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar, where she studied drama, after she bagged her first movie role. The three-time Bambi Award winner is known for her roles in films such as The Quiller Memorandum. She is also involved with peace and environmental activism.

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Tom Tykwer
(Film director)

Tom Tykwer
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Birthdate: May 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wuppertal, Germany

Tom Tykwer is a German film producer, director, composer, and screenwriter. Tykwer is best known for directing thriller films like Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and Run Lola Run. The recipient of three Bavarian Film Awards, Tom Tykwer is also known for co-creating the popular German TV series Babylon Berlin.

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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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Paul Bern
(Film director)

Paul Bern
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Birthdate: December 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wandsbek, Germany
Died: September 5, 1932

Filmmaker and producer Paul Bern was the man behind the launch of American sex symbol Jean Harlow. He, unfortunately, died of a gunshot wound only 2 months after his marriage to Bern, which gave rise to numerous theories, one of them being suicide. The handwritten suicide not found was not conclusive.

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Herbert Grönemeyer
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Birthdate: April 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Göttingen, Germany

Herbert Grönemeyer is a musician, singer, composer, producer, and actor. After appearing as Lieutenant Werner in the popular West German war film Das Boot, Grönemeyer went on to focus on his musical career. Over a period of time, Grönemeyer became one of the most successful German musicians of all time, having sold more than 13 million copies of his albums.

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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
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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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Katharine Cornell
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Birthdate: February 16, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 9, 1974

Katharine Cornell was a German-born American actress, producer, writer, and theater owner. Considered one of the greatest theatre actresses of all time, Cornell became the first performer to win the prestigious Drama League Award in 1935 for her portrayal of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. Katharine Cornell was also the recipient of other prestigious awards, such as the Tony Award.

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Stefan Raab
(Entertainer)

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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Hans Richter
(Painter)

Hans Richter
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Birthdate: April 6, 1888
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, German
Died: February 1, 1976

German artist and filmmaker Hans Richter was initially associated with the Blaue Reiter and later inspired by Cubism. He made a significant impact on Dadaism. A Jew, he fled the Nazi regime by escaping first to the Soviet Union, then to Switzerland, and then finally to the US.

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Richard Mansfield
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Birthdate: May 24, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: August 30, 1907

Richard Mansfield was a German-born English actor-manager. He is best remembered for his work in Gilbert and Sullivan operas and Shakespeare plays. Mansfield is renowned for playing a psychopathic killer; such was his performance in Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde that he was suspected in Jack the Ripper case as the complainant believed that Mansfield was homicidal.

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Kristina Söderbaum
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Birthdate: September 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 12, 2001

Kristina Söderbaum was a Swedish-born German actress, photographer, and producer. She is best remembered for playing important roles in films that were made by the state-controlled production companies in Nazi Germany. Regarded as the quintessential Nazi star, Söderbaum portrayed the ideal Aryan woman. She later expressed regret for playing such roles. After her acting career, Söderbaum became a fashion photographer.

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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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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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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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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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Stipe Erceg
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Birthdate: October 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Split, Croatia

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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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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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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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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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Dolly Buster
(Former Adult Film Star who has starred in over one hundred X-rated European movies)

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Birthdate: October 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

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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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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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Andrea Rau
(Actress)

Andrea Rau
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Birthdate: October 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

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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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Peter Berling
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Birthdate: March 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Międzyrzecz, Poland
Died: November 21, 2017

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Kai Wiesinger
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Birthdate: April 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

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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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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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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.