Karl Michael Vogler Actor

Karl michael vogler

Karl Michael Vogler (28 August 1928 – 9 June 2009) was a German actor probably best known for his appearances in several big-budget English-language films of the 1960s and 1970s, including The Blue Max where he co-starred with George Peppard and Ursula Andress followed a few years later by Patton, in which he portrayed Erwin Rommel. He primarily worked in German film and television, often typecast as authority figures. He was also an acclaimed stage actor, perhaps best-remembered for playing Horatio to Maximillian Schell's Hamlet in 1960's Munich August Festival and a subsequent television adaptation. He was born in Remscheid, Germany and raised in Bregenz, Austria, the son of a blacksmith. After graduation he started his career as theatre actor and made his debut in Innsbruck in 1950. He died in Seehausen am Staffelsee, Germany, aged 80.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 28th, 1928
Nationality
Germany
Date of death
June 9th, 2009 at age of 80
Place of death
Seehausen am Staffelsee

Family

Spouse

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama76.44
War47.18
Adventure36.8
Comedy46.75

1. Shout at the Devil (1976)

Action, Adventure, Drama
played Von Kleine
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
149.0
Alastair Reid
,
Stanley Price
,
9 Show list

Shout at the Devil is a 1976 British war adventure film directed by Peter R. Hunt and starring Lee Marvin and Roger Moore. The film, set in Zanzibar and German East Africa in 1913–1915, is based on a novel by Wilbur Smith which is very loosely inspired by real events. The supporting cast features Barabara Parkins and Ian Holm.

Awards

Top cast

Mohammed, O'Flynn's Mute Servant
Sebastian Oldsmith
Colonel Flynn O'Flynn
Mr. Smythe
Herman Fleischer, German Commissioner / Military Commander of Southern Province
Rosa O'Flynn / Oldsmith
Mrs. Smythe
Kyller
Cynthia Smythe
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War I
Parole d'homme
German, English
United Kingdom

2. Le vieux fusil (1975)

Drama, Thriller, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0
6 Show list

Le vieux fusil is a 1975 French film directed by Robert Enrico, and starring Philippe Noiret, Romy Schneider and Jean Bouise. It won the 1976 César Award for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Music, and was nominated for best director, supporting actor, writing, cinematography, editing and sound. The film is based on the Massacre of Oradour-sur-Glane in 1944.

Awards

1985 César des Césars
1976 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor
1976 César Award for Best Actor
1976 César Award for Best Film
1976 Cesar Award for Best Original Score
1975

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
Etienne Becker
French
France

3. Deep End (1970)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played Swimming instructor
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Helmut Jedele
Jerzy Gruza
,
Boleslaw Sulik
, ,
Helmut Jedele
6 Show list

Deep End is a 1970 British-West German drama film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and starring Jane Asher, John Moulder Brown and Diana Dors. Set in London, the film focuses on the relationship between two young co-workers at a suburban bath house and swimming pool. In 2009, Bavaria Media, a subsidiary of Bavaria Film, which co-produced the film in 1970 through its subsidiary Maran Film, began a digital restoration as part of the film's 40th anniversary, in cooperation with the British Film Institute. The restored film was re-released in UK cinemas on 6 May 2011 and was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on 18 July 2011 in BFI's BFI Flipside series. In March 2012 it was first shown on TV by Film4.

Awards

Top cast

Passenger reading Polish newspaper
Susan
Mike's 1. lady client
Baths cashier
Hot Dog Girl
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
CAN
Charly Steinberger
Ursula Sensburg
English
United Kingdom, West Germany

4. Patton (1970)

Biography, Drama, War
played Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
172.0
30 Show list 15 Show list $12M

Patton is a 1970 American biographical war film about U.S. General George S. Patton during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates and Karl Michael Vogler. It was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner from a script by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North, who based their screenplay on the biography Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago and Omar Bradley's memoir A Soldier's Story. The film was shot in 65mm Dimension 150 by cinematographer Fred J. Koenekamp and has a music score by Jerry Goldsmith. Patton won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The opening monologue, delivered by George C. Scott as General Patton with an enormous American flag behind him, remains an iconic and often quoted image in film. The film was a success and has become an American classic. In 2003, Patton was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".

Awards

1971 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Drama
1971 Laurel Awards
1970 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
1970 National Board of Review Award for Best Film
1970 Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
1970 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
1970 Academy Award for Best Picture
1970 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
1970 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama
1970 Academy Award for Best Production Design
1970 Academy Award for Best Film Editing
1970 DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
1970 Academy Award for Best Actor
1970 National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
1970 Academy Award for Best Director

Top cast

Major General Walter Bedell Smith
General George S. Patton, Jr.
Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery
Captain Richard N. Jenson
Soldier #2
Omar Bradley
Colonel Gaston Bell
General Sir Harold Alexander
Major General Lucian K. Truscott
Lieutenant General Harry Buford
General Patton's Driver
Major General Francis de Guingand
Clergyman
Soldier #1
Captain Chester B. Hansen
General Bradley's Driver
American GI Cook
Sergeant William George Meeks
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Davenport
Alfred Jodl
Colonel John Welkin
Captain Oskar Steiger
Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Codman
Tank Captain
Brigadier General Hobart Carver
Third Army Chaplain
British Briefing Officer
Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder
Major Dorian von Haarenwege
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
George S. Patton
World War II
El Guettar, Tunisia
George S. Patton's speech to the Third Army
Battle of the Bulge
Allied invasion of Sicily
Patton, Patton / The Flight of the Phoenix
Arabic, Russian, German, French, English, Italian
United States of America

5. Downhill Racer (1969)

Drama, Sport
played Machet
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
Richard Gregson
6 Show list 1 Show list $1.6M

Downhill Racer is a 1969 American drama film directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, and Camilla Sparv. Written by James Salter, based on the 1963 novel The Downhill Racers by Oakley Hall, the film is about a talented downhill skier who joins the United States ski team in Europe to compete in international skiing competitions. His drive to become a champion and his success on the slopes alienate his coach and teammates. After a second successful year of races, he wins the gold medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble. Downhill Racer was filmed on location in Kitzbühel and Sankt Anton am Arlberg in Austria, Wengen, Switzerland, Megève and Grenoble in France, and Boulder and Idaho Springs in Colorado, United States. Downhill Racer received positive reviews upon its theatrical release, with Roger Ebert calling it "the best movie ever made about sports—without really being about sports at all." Downhill Racer was director Michael Ritchie's first feature film.

Awards

1971 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Top cast

Eugene Claire
David Chappellet
Carole Stahl
American Newspaper Woman
Ron Engel
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Brian Probyn
French, English, German
United States of America

6. How I Won the War (1967)

Comedy, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0
,
Dennis O'Dell
1 Show list

How I Won the War is a black comedy film directed and produced by Richard Lester, released in 1967, based on a novel of the same name by Patrick Ryan. The film stars Michael Crawford as bungling British Army Officer Lieutenant Earnest Goodbody, with John Lennon, Jack MacGowran, Roy Kinnear and Lee Montague as soldiers under his command. The film uses an inconsistent variety of styles—vignette, straight–to–camera, and, extensively, parody of the war film genre, docu-drama, and popular war literature—to tell the story of 3rd Troop, the 4th Musketeers and their misadventures in the Second World War. This is told in the comic/absurdist vein throughout, a central plot being the setting-up of an "Advanced Area Cricket Pitch" behind enemy lines in Tunisia, but it is all broadly based on the Allied landings in North Africa in 1942 to the crossing of the last intact bridge on the Rhine at Remagen in 1945. The film was not critically well received.

Awards

Top cast

Lt. Goodbody
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
Dinah Greet
English
United Kingdom, England

7. The Blue Max (1966)

Adventure, Drama, War
played Colonel Otto Heidemann
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
156.0
Christian Ferry
Basilio Franchina
,
Jack Seddon
, , ,
David Pursall
10 Show list 1 Show list

The Blue Max is a 1966 British war film in DeLuxe Color and filmed in CinemaScope, about a German fighter pilot on the Western Front during World War I. It was directed by John Guillermin, stars George Peppard, James Mason and Ursula Andress, and features Karl Michael Vogler and Jeremy Kemp. The screenplay was written by David Pursall, Jack Seddon, and Gerald Hanley, based on the novel of the same name by Jack D. Hunter as adapted by Ben Barzman and Basilio Franchina.

Awards

1967 BAFTA Award for Best British Art Direction (Colour)

Top cast

General Count von Klugermann
Countess Kaeti von Klugermann
Kettering
Lt. Bruno Stachel
Willi von Klugermann
Holbach
Feldmarschall von Lenndorf
Corporal Rupp
Ziegel
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
World War I
John Furniss
The Blue Max
English
United Kingdom

8. Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965)

Adventure, Comedy, Family
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
132.0
2 Show list 1 Show list $5.6M

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes is a 1965 British comedy film starring Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, Terry-Thomas and James Fox, directed and co-written by Ken Annakin. Based on a screenplay entitled Flying Crazy, the fictional account is set in 1910, when Lord Rawnsley, an English press magnate, offers £10,000 to the winner of the Daily Post air race from London to Paris, to prove that Britain is "number one in the air".

Awards

1966 BAFTA Award for Best British Costume Design (Colour)

Top cast

Fire Chief Perkins
Neanderthal Man
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
,
Dinah Greet
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, or How I Flew From London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes
Italian, French, English, German, Japanese
United Kingdom

9. Zwei Whiskey und ein Sofa (1963)

Comedy
played Klaus Hartmann
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
Günter Gräwert
Stefan Gommermann
,
Werner P. Zibaso
7 Show list

Zwei Whisky und ein Sofa is a 1963 comedy film written by Stefan Gommermann and Werner P. Zibaso and directed by Günter Gräwert.

Awards

Top cast

Beate Dehn
Ping, Dr. Wiesmer
Mrs. Button
Krause
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Karl Schröder
,
Klaus Beckhausen
German
West Germany

10. Hamlet (1961)

Drama, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Hans Gottschalk
,
Weiler
,
A.W. von Schlegel
1 Show list

Hamlet is a 1961 German film directed by Franz Peter Wirth. It stars Maximilian Schell as Hamlet.

Awards

Top cast

Ghost of Hamlet's father
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rolf Unkel
Boris Goriup
,
Hermann Gruber
,
Kurt Gewissen
,
Rudolf H. Jakob
Gerd Richter
German
West Germany

Wikipedia

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