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Also Known As: Helmut Steinberger Died:
Born: May 29, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Salzburg, AT Profession: actor, tour guide, waiter, parking-lot attendant

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Blond, blue-eyed, high-cheekboned lead who first gained attention in Luchino Visconti's "The Damned" (1969), playing the disturbed heir of a prominent German industrial family caught up in the rise of fascism. Berger went on to become an international star, often playing tortured or twisted characters in films such as "Ludwig" (1973, again directed by Visconti) and "The Romantic Englishmwoman" (1975). Most of his roles in the 1980s were in German productions. Berger had a small role in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather, Part III" (1990) and reprised his portrayal of the Bavarian king in "Ludwig 1881" (1993).

Blond, blue-eyed, high-cheekboned lead who first gained attention in Luchino Visconti's "The Damned" (1969), playing the disturbed heir of a prominent German industrial family caught up in the rise of fascism. Berger went on to become an international star, often playing tortured or twisted characters in films such as "Ludwig" (1973, again directed by Visconti) and "The Romantic Englishmwoman" (1975). Most of his roles in the 1980s were in German productions. Berger had a small role in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather, Part III" (1990) and reprised his portrayal of the Bavarian king in "Ludwig 1881" (1993).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Nie Im Leben (1990) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Iron Cross (2010)
2.
 Honey Baby (2006)
3.
 Ludwig 1881 (1993) King Ludwig Ii
4.
 Einamal Arizona (1991) Bruno
5.
 Lachen der Maca Daracs, Das (1991) Rudi Blaha
6.
 Nie Im Leben (1990) Minski
7.
 Godfather, Part III, The (1990) Frederick Keinszig
8.
 Er-Sie-Es (1989) Alexander
9.
 Glaserne Himmel, Der (1987) Julien Lerner
10.
 Garden of the Finzi-Continis, The (1987) Alberto Finzi-Contini
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1966:
Film debut (credited as Helmut Steinberger) with small part in Luchino Visconti's section of the omnibus film "Le streghe/The Witches"
1969:
Breakthrough screen role, Visconti's "The Damned"

Education

Feldkirk College: -
University of Perugia: -

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companion:
Luchino Visconti. Director.

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