Klaus Kinski

Born Oct 18, 1926

Klaus Kinski, was a German actor. He appeared in more than 130 films, and is perhaps best-remembered as a leading role actor in the films of Werner Herzog, including: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Woyzeck (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982) and Cobra Verde (1987).… Read More

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1926 Birth Born on October 18, 1926.
1936 9 Years Old From 1936 on, Kinski attended the Prinz-Heinrich-Gymnasium in Schöneberg.


1943 16 Years Old Kinski was conscripted into the German Wehrmacht sometime in 1943, serving in the army.
1944 17 Years Old He saw no action until the winter of 1944, when his unit was transferred to the Netherlands. … Read More
1946 19 Years Old …  In 1946, he was hired by the renowned Schlosspark-Theater in Berlin, but was fired by the manager in 1947 due to his unpredictable behavior.


1950 23 Years Old Other companies followed, but his already wild and unconventional behavior regularly got him into trouble. In 1950, Kinski stayed in a psychiatric hospital for three days; medical records from the period listed a preliminary diagnosis of schizophrenia.
1955 28 Years Old Around this time he became unable to secure film roles, and in 1955 Kinski twice tried to commit suicide.
1956 29 Years Old In March 1956 he made one single guest appearance at Vienna's Burgtheater in Goethe's Torquato Tasso. … Read More


1977 50 Years Old …  In 1977 he starred as terrorist Wilfried Böse in the Israeli movie Operation Thunderbolt, based on the events of the 1976 Operation Entebbe.


1987 60 Years Old He co-starred as a violently evil killer from the future in a 1987 Sci-Fi based TV film Timestalkers, with William Devane and Lauren Hutton. … Read More
1988 61 Years Old Kinski reinforced his image as a wild-eyed, sex-crazed maniac in the 1988 autobiography, All I Need Is Love (rereleased in 1996 as Kinski Uncut). … Read More
1991 65 Years Old Kinski died 23 November 1991 of a heart attack in Lagunitas, California at age 65. … Read More
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