Klaus Kinski

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Birthday
18, 1926
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 23, 1991 (65)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
18, 1926
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 23, 1991 (65)

About

Dramatic actor known for his intense on-screen presence. He is remembered for his starring roles in such Werner Herzog films as Nosferatu the Vampyre, Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre, the Wrath of God.

Before Fame

He served in the German army during WWII and in 1950, he checked into a psychiatric hospital, where he received a preliminary diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Trivia

He became known for his outbursts while onset and Herzog released a documentary called My Best Fiend in 1999 that collected many of Kinski's most outrages moments.

Family Life

His daughters Pola and Nastassja and his son Nikolai all became actors.

Associated With

He played the role of Count Dracula in the 1979 film Nosferatu the Vampyre, which was an adaptation of the 1922 silent film Nosferatu that starred Max Schreck as the famous vampire.

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