Discussion in 'WWII Films & TV' started by drache, Jan 5, 2005.
Anyone have any favorites? My vote goes to Ralph Feinnes playing Amon Goeth,in Schindler's List.
I'll go for Paul Scofield in 'The Train' ....
Here is a good one. It's Karl-Otto Alberty as the German tank commander in Kelly's Heroes. He's great in this film! His natzi-esque look ensured him roles as a nazi in several other great films, including Slaughterhouse-Five, Raid on Rommel, Battle of Britain, War and Remembrance and the absolute classic The Great Escape. He's also the only character to have ever sold a Tiger tank in film. :tiger:
Oh yeah, here is another reason to like him, his name is Otto!
How about John Banner playing the one and only Sgt. Hans Schultz. ...even though Schultz isn't a nazi
Schultz: Col. Hogan if you ever escape...
Schultz: Be a good fellow and take me with you.
Wolf Kahler - the deffo "numero uno" when it comes to Nazi acting, IMHO:
Raiders of the Lost Ark Photos
I was impressed by Kenneth Branagh's portrayal of Reinhard Heydrich in 'Conspiracy'.
Must admit Branagh did a brilliant job but Feinnes in Schindler is a totally terrifying person in my opinion...
Bruno Ganz wins it all, I think...
and second place goes to
Ulrich Matthes as Göbbels...
That man is crazy looking. Nightmare central! He may not be the definitive Nazi but he looks scarier than Freddy Cruger.
I can agree with that one ! What a picture. I will have to post it on my refrigerator to keep me away.
Reminds me of the late war joke in Germany that went something like " The war is not over until Göring fits Göbbels´ pants..."
Maximillian Schell as Stransky in Cross of Iron as well as Willi Bittrich in A Bridge Too Far. My favorite by far.
I think I will have to agree on Maximillian Schell, great embodyment of a german in all of his films.
Bruno Ganz or Maximilian Schell would get my vote. Schell is excellent in both a Bridge too Far and Cross of Iron (My favourite war film)