Klaus Maria Brandauer (born June 22, 1944) is an Austrian actor and director.
Born Klaus Georg Steng in Bad Aussee, Austria, he subsequently took his mother's maiden name, Maria Brandauer, as his stage name. Brandauer began acting onstage in 1962. After working in national theatre and television, he made his film debut in 1972. His starring and award-winning role in István Szabó's Mephisto (1981) as a self-absorbed actor playing an actor, launched his international career. He followed this with parts in Never Say Never Again (1983), Out of Africa (1985, for which he was nominated for an Oscar) and Szabó's Oberst Redl (1985) and Hanussen (1988).
He directed his first film in 1989, Georg Elser - Einer aus Deutschland, with himself in the title role. His other film roles have been in The Lightship (1986), Streets of Gold (1986), Burning Secret (1988), The Russia House (1990), White Fang (1991), Becoming Colette (1992), Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) and Everyman's Feast (2002).
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Everyman's Feast, also known as Jedermanns Fest, is a 2002 Austrian film written and directed by Fritz Lehner.Jan Jedermann (played by Klaus Maria Brandauer) is an ingenious fashion designer, but also an unscrupulous showman. He dies in a car accident and ruminates during his last hours about how one more night in his life could have gone by. He just cannot accept that Death comes to get him on the evening of his greatest triumph, a fashion show set on the roof of the Vienna Opera. He makes a pact with Death, allowing him to remain among the living at least until the morning.At the end of the film, one realises how lonely Jan's life is and how desolate and painful it is to fall from grace especially when there is no one there to help him to his feet again....,
Druids is a film first released on August 31, 2001, directed by Jacques Dorfmann. It stars Christopher Lambert, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Inès Sastre, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, and Max von Sydow.
The film portrays a pivotal part of the life of a benevolent Gallic chieftain named Vercingetorix in the year 60 BC when his village is threatened by the advancing armies of Rome.
One day, the Chieftain's peaceful way of life is disrupted when the Roman Empire, led by Julius Caesar, declare war on the druid village.
Before the battle with the Roman Legions, Vercingetorix (Lambert) is touched when he is re-united with a childhood love. He is inspired by this meeting, and so helps to prepare the Druids for the approaching battle with the Romans.
To do this they use chickens, vegetables and par-attractive women to confuse and lure the Romans out of their famed defenses.
SomethingAwful.com voted the film -45 using their voting system, which is slightly worse than their average rating of around -35...,
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge is a television film directed by Martha Coolidge. Filmed over a span of a few weeks in early 1999, the film was aired in the United States on August 14, 1999.Dorothy Dandridge (portrayed by Halle Berry) was a Hollywood trailblazer. A confident sex symbol in the 1950s, she was the first African-American woman ever nominated for an Oscar for '"Best Actress", but the electrifying stage chanteuse and dancer was forbidden to even enter the nightclubs and show rooms she performed in except from the stage. As portrayed by Halle Berry, who shepherded Dandridge's story to the screen, Dandridge is a sure, insistent star who battled racist studios and Jim Crow laws to maintain her dignity in public while stumbling through a private life marked by bad relationships and abusive lovers. Berry gives her best performance to date, brimming with ambition and moxie offstage, charming audiences with the slinky, sure moves of a nightclub veteran onstage, and convincingly ...,
The 1991 movie White Fang starred Seymour Cassel, Ethan Hawke and Klaus Maria Brandauer and was directed by Randal Kleiser. Based on the novel White Fang by Jack London, it tells the story of the friendship between a Yukon gold hunter and a wolfdog. A sequel to the film, White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf, was released in 1994.
White Fang is acted by the dog/wolf Jed, who died after also starring in The Thing (film).
White Fang at the Internet Movie Database...
In 1985, the film Out of Africa was released,
based loosely on the autobiographical book by Isak Dinesen published in 1937, as well as Dinesen's Shadows on the Grass and other sources. The movie received 28 film awards, including seven Academy Awards (Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Original Score, Art Direction, Sound) and three Golden Globes (Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Original Score).
The book describes events during 1914–1931 concerning European settlers and the native people in the bush country of Kenya (British East Africa), from seaside Mombasa to Nairobi, from Mount Kenya to Kilimanjaro, as told from the lyrical, poetic viewpoint of Danish Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke. The book was continually in print during the 20th Century, reprinted by many publishers.
The film was adapted by Kurt Luedtke and directed by Sydney Pollack. It starred Meryl Streep, Robert Redford (as Denys), Klaus Maria Brandauer (as Baron Blixen), Michael Kitchen ...
The film won the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but lost to The Official Story.
Mephisto is the title of a 1981 film adaptation of Klaus Mann's novel of the same name, directed by István Szabó, and starring Klaus Maria Brandauer as Hendrik Höfgen. The film was a co-production between companies in West Germany, Hungary and Austria.
The film adapts the story of Mephistopheles and Doctor Faustus by having the main character Hendrik Höfgen abandon his conscience and continue to act and ingratiate himself with the Nazi Party and so keep and improve his job and social position.
Both the film and Mann's 1936 novel mirror the career of Mann's brother-in-law, Gustaf Gründgens, who is considered by many to have supported the Nazi Party and abandoned his previous political views for personal gain rather than conscience. However, Mann's book is satirical, making Höfgen more a lampoon than a character in his own right, while the film offers a more realistic exploration of a flawed but recognisably human character.Mephisto was awarded the 1981Academy...,
Klaus Maria Brandauer was born in Bad Aussee, Austria