Helmut Berger
Actor
Helmut Berger
Helmut Berger is an Austrian film and television actor. He is most famous for his work with Luchino Visconti, particularly in his performance as King Ludwig II of Bavaria in Ludwig, for which he received a special David di Donatello award. He appears primarily in European cinema, but has also acted in films such as The Godfather Part III and Iron Cross.
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Helmut Berger's personal information overview.
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Mit vereinten Kräften das Ehrenamt stärken - tt.com - Wo's Click macht
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Paul Sieberer, Christine Eberl, Helmut Berger und Anton Margreiter (v. l.) wollen mit ihren Kollegen aus Itter und Brixen und der Hilfe von Dagmar Fischnaller (2. v. r.) von der Firma Sozialimpuls die Seniorenbetreuung im Planungsverband Brixental
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Jessica Depauli und Kirchberg sind weiterhin ein "Team"! - Bezirk Kitzbühel - Tirol
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Und Bürgermeister Helmut Berger fügt hinzu: „Jessy ist eine kostbare Perle. Sie wird uns menschlich, aber auch sportlich in den kommenden Jahren noch viel Freude bereiten. Wir, als Gemeinde sind stolz, dass auch wir einen Teil zum Sponsoring beitragen
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Kunstprojekt „Seilfahrt“ und Spielplatz „Schacht Franz“ feierlich eingeweiht - Westfälischer Anzeiger
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Geschaffen wurde sie von Schülern der Michael-Ende-Schule und dem Künstler Helmut Berger, der sich bei Schule, Stadt sowie beim Bergbau für die Unterstützung bedankte. Rund 250 000 Euro, finanziert vom Bund, vom Land und der Stadt, hat das Projekt
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Märchen für die Satten und Irren - Berger liest ... - 1120.vienna.at
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Helmut Berger, Schauspieler, Regisseur und Stimme Ö1 Reisemagazins "Ambiente", liest aus Joe Bergers „Märchen für die Satten und Irren" und anderen Werken. Märchen, deren sozialkritische Inhalte heute wieder an Aktualität gewinnen
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Effektive Nutzung der Gemeindegebäude - Bezirk Kitzbühel - Tirol
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„Wir sind uns grundsätzlich mit dem Tourismusverband einig, einzig über den Preis müssen wir noch verhandeln“, erzählt Bürgermeister Helmut Berger, der die Institution gerne in diesem Haus sehen möchte. „Ein Restaurant oder ein Wohnhaus brauchen wir an
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Vistosos fotogramas bajo cruz gamada, por JCDeus - Periodista Digital
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Superpuesto a ello, el 'remake' de Pandur nada añade salvo sustituir a Dirk Bogarde por Alberto Jiménez como Frederick Bruckmann; a Ingrid Thulin por Belén Rueda como Sophie Von Essenbeck; y al citado Helmut Berger por Pablo Rivero como Martin Von
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Exclusive Set Report: Dario Argento's Dracula 3D - ShockTillYouDrop.com
Google News - over 5 years
In fact I think I play Dracula a bit like Helmut Berger's mad king of Bavaria in Visconti's Ludwig. And with Dario determined to constantly poke your eyes out in every bloody and violent 3D frame, I describe the Dracula 3D look as 'Splatter Visconti'
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König Ludwig II.: Die Pop-Ikone - Augsburger Allgemeine
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Helmut Berger und Romy Schneider in Luchino viscontis Film "Ludwig II." Kein bayerischer Herrscher hat die Menschen so bewegt wie Ludwig II. Widersprüchlich war sein Leben, rätselhaft sein Sterben. 125 Jahre nach Ludwigs Tod zeigt die Landesausstellung
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Tropezones y altos vuelos - El País.com (España)
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Pablo Rivero sale travestido de Marlene, como Helmut Berger, y, por si el público no lo pilla, subrayan: "Mira, el Ángel Azul". A Belén Rueda (ataviada como Ingrid Thulin) le toca pechar con la escena más ridícula de la función: trocea repollos
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Ludwig ou le crépuscule des dieux de Luchino Visconti dans les salles - L'Italie à Paris
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Œuvre géante du cinéma italien (3h55), cette grandiose réalisation se distingue par la magistrale reconstruction historique et l'extraordinaire composition qu'y fait Helmut Berger dans le rôle de Louis II. L'histoire. Couronné roi de Bavière à 19 ans,
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Für wen schwärmt er denn? – Julian Stoeckel ist noch immer durch und durch Fan - Promiflash.de
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Doch trotzdem gibt es noch einen, der in seiner Fanliste noch über Lagerfeld steht: Schauspieler Helmut Berger (67). „Den muss ich noch kennenlernen. Also Helmut, wenn du das liest, komm bitte einmal zu meiner Show.“ Der Aufruf sei hiermit gestartet!
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Der Tollwütige - DVD-Forum.at
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Darauf die Antwort "No, its Helmut Berger." Dieser Film war Mad Dog Killer aka Der Tollwütige im Original La belva col mitra. Berger spielt Nanni Vitali der mit seinen Gangsterfreunden aus dem Gefängnis entlohen ist, und sich rächen will an denen die
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Las amistades peligrosas - Huelva Información
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... la de Massimo Dallamano en 1970, con Herbert Lom y Helmut Berger, y la que ahora nos ocupa que es la tercera adaptación de su director, Oliver Parker sobre obras de Wilde: Un marido ideal (1999) y La importancia de llamarse Ernesto (2002)
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Starnberg Kein Märchen - sueddeutsche.de
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Seit den ersten Drehs vor einigen Wochen auf Schloss Neuschwanstein ist auch das Geheimnis um den neuen Ludwig-Darsteller gelüftet, der gegen das übermächtige Bild von Helmut Berger, dem König Ludwig von 1972, anspielen muss
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Tomaz Pandur lleva al teatro La caída de los dioses de Visconti - 20minutos.es
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Cuando en 1969 se estrenó La caída de los dioses en Estados Unidos, se colocó estratégicamente la frase «llegó a ser un alto cargo del partido nazi» debajo de la impactante fotografía del actor Helmut Berger travestido como Marlene Dietrich
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Helmut Berger
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 71
    Most recently, he stars in the role of "Professor Martin" in the film Timeless by Alexander Tuschinski, due to be released in 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 70
    In the magazine Artforum American film director John Waters chose Helmut Berger, Actor as the Best Motion Picture of the year 2015.
    More Details Hide Details In 1969, Berger was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in The Damned, and in 1973, he won a David di Donatello - the Italian equivalent of an Academy Award - for his performance in Ludwig. In 2007, he received a special Teddy Award at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival (2007) for his overall professional achievements. In 2010 Berger received two Prix Lumières at the Lumière Film Festival in Lyon and also the "golden key" of the city. In 2011, he received a Kristián Award, awarded at the Czech film festival Febiofest "for Contributions to World Cinema".
    In 2015 Austrian filmmaker Andreas Horvath released a feature-length documentary about Helmut Berger called Helmut Berger, Actor.
    More Details Hide Details The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
    The short film Art!, in which Berger had a starring role, had its world premiere at Paris Independent Film Festival 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 69
    In 2014, Berger appeared in Saint Laurent as old Yves Saint Laurent for which he was "celebrated" at Cannes Film Festival.
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  • 2012
    Age 67
    2012, Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf Verlag published Helmut Berger – A Life in Pictures, a coffee table book about his life, featuring many previously unreleased photographs of his life and films plus essays in German, English, Italian and French.
    More Details Hide Details The book was well received by the press. In the thriller film Iron Cross (2009) Berger played Shrager, an aging character believed to be an old SS commander responsible for murdering Jews during World War II. In recent years, Berger has starred in two films directed by Peter Kern - Blutsfreundschaft (shown at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival (2010), and Mörderschwestern (2011).
  • 2009
    Age 64
    From the early 2000s to 2009, Berger largely withdrew from the acting world, moving to Salzburg to his mother who was in need of care.
    More Details Hide Details She died in 2009. Since then, he has acted in bigger film productions again.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 52
    In 1997, Quentin Tarantino included some archive footage of the film Beast with a Gun in his film Jackie Brown and thanked Berger in the closing credits for his powerful performance.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 49
    He married Italian writer Francesca Guidato on 19 November 1994.
    More Details Hide Details The couple are separated. Helmut Berger is what I consider a perfect artist – very serious in his craft, intelligent in his thoughts, without any time or patience for "bullshit" or empty phrases that litter many people's everyday lives, conversations and relationships. I think he's wonderful. A man who says what he thinks. He's one of those who leave nobody indifferent. director in parentheses; all films except as noted)
  • 1993
    Age 48
    In 1993, Berger reprised his role as king Ludwig II. in the critically acclaimed film Ludwig 1881.
    More Details Hide Details Throughout the second half of the 1990s, he concentrated mainly on European productions, acting in films directed by Christoph Schlingensief, Yves Boisset and many others.
  • 1992
    Age 47
    He also appeared in Madonna's book Sex in 1992.
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    In the 1990s, Berger acted in the music video to Madonna's song "Erotica" in 1992, and in The Godfather Part III in 1993.
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  • 1989
    Age 44
    In Europe, he acted the TV-miniseries The Betrothed in 1989.
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  • 1985
    Age 40
    He continued working in the US on various projects, most notably starring in Code Name: Emerald in 1985.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1980
    Age 35
    In 1980 Berger was cast by Claude Chabrol as Fantômas before he went to America to work in television in the role of Peter De Vilbis in nine episodes (1983 - 1984) of the American prime-time soap opera Dynasty, which he did only for money (he would later call it "crying on the way to the set but laughing on the way to the bank").
    More Details Hide Details This was his last appearance in a television series.
  • 1976
    Age 31
    Between 1976 and 1978 he was in a relationship with Marisa Mell.
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    During the production of Victory at Entebbe in 1976 he dated Linda Blair.
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    The death of his partner Luchino Visconti in 1976 plunged him into a personal crisis.
    More Details Hide Details Exactly one year after Visconti died, Berger tried to commit suicide but was found in time to be saved. In the following time the abuse of drugs and alcohol shadowed his acting career.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 29
    In 1974 Berger was dating Elizabeth Taylor's daughter Liza Todd.
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  • 1970
    Age 25
    Berger was from 1970 until 1975 (with interruptions) in a relationship with Marisa Berenson.
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    Berger was also 1970 alongside his then-girlfriend Marisa Berenson the first man on the cover of Vogue.
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  • 1966
    Age 21
    Berger is openly bisexual. He was between 1966 and 1976 in a long-term relationship with Visconti.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1964
    Age 19
    He first met the film director Luchino Visconti in 1964.
    More Details Hide Details Visconti gave him his first acting role in the film Le streghe (The Witches, 1967) (in the episode "La Strega Bruciata Viva"), but he gained international prominence as the amoral Martin von Essenbeck in Visconti's The Damned (1969). In that film, in what is perhaps his best-known scene, he pretends to be Marlene Dietrich in the film The Blue Angel (1930). It was followed by the title role in the Oscar Wilde adaption Dorian Gray (1970) and a leading role in the Oscar-winning Italian drama film The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970). In Visconti's Ludwig (1972), Berger portrays Ludwig II of Bavaria from his blooming youth to his dissolute final years. This performance got him a David di Donatello award and is perhaps his most famous role. In 1974, Berger starred with Burt Lancaster in Visconti's Conversation Piece. The story of Conversation Piece is often considered as an allegory of the personal relationship between Berger and Visconti. On several occasions Berger mentioned this film as his favorite.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on May 29, 1944.
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