Klaus Maria Brandauer
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(1963 - 13 November 1992) (her death) 1 child
Was president of the jury at the 'Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin' in 1987.
Took his acting name from his mother, whose maiden name was Maria Brandauer.
Acted in German, Hungarian, English and French language films.
Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
Devilish-looking international star who plays villains and sympathetic characters with equal ease; he's a talented and skillful performer, but the duality in his screen persona keeps him away from traditional leading-man roles. The stage-trained Brandauer made his film debut in The Salzburg Connection (1972), but was so displeased with his work that he returned to the theater, where he'd begun in the early 1960s, and became a leading actor of Austria's National Theatre. He was lured back to the screen with the lead in Istvan Szabo's Mephisto (1981), which won a Best Foreign Film Oscar and gained Brandauer international recognition. He worked again with Szabo in Colonel Redl (1985) and Hanussen (1988), and built a following with American audiences as James Bond's nemesis in Never Say Never Again (1983), the boxing champion in Streets of Gold (1986), and the Soviet scientist in The Russia House (1990). In Out of Africa (1985), the American film for which he's best remembered, Brandauer received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his sly portrayal of Baron Bror Blixen.